Ref NoGMG/1/1/1/27
TitleWorking Report 1948-1949
Extent1 booklet
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited
DescriptionWorking report of the Manchester Guardian and Evening News Limited. The working report starts with an introduction by the chairman of the directors, Laurence Prestwich Scott which starts with a tribute to his late father 'It is with great regret that I find myself in the position of writing this introduction. The death of Mr JR Scott on April 5th, 1949, not only robbed me of an exceptionally kind and understanding father but robbed the firm of a wise and experienced chief...'.

The report also features a review of the financial year; balance sheet; profit and loss account; appropriation account; an explanation of the accounts - part one, taxation; a historical view of the Guardian's circulation with a chart for circulation 1937-49 and map showing sales distribution throughout England; figures for circulation, sales and advertising (with advertising/editorial ratios and display/classified advertising revenue) for the Guardian, the Manchester Evening News and the Guardian Weekly; issues concerning the staff including headcount and gender breakdown by department, pensioners, working days lost and sick leave; a report on the Scott Trust with a photograph of trustees (R Ebbage, William Haley, LP Scott, the solicitor to the trustees, AP Wadsworth, RF Scott, CP Scott and L Montague) taken November 1948; and details of the materials used by the company.

An advertisement for the company's pension scheme features on the back cover.
Access StatusOpen
TermCirculation Figures
Press Advertising
Financial Administration
Management Operations
FormatPrinted document

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