Ref NoGMG/1/1/1/32
TitleWorking Report 1954-1955
Extent1 booklet
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited
DescriptionWorking report of the Manchester Guardian and Evening News Limited. The report features a list of directors; an introduction by LP Scott; circulation charts for the Evening News, Guardian and Guardian Weekly; a report on the expected impact of automation to the company by LP Scott; balance sheet; profit and loss account; appropriation account; a review of the year's accounts; a report on newspaper sizes (quantity of pages) with a breakdown on editorial and advertising ratios for the MEN and the Guardian, 1949-55; an analysis of where the money comes from and how it is spent for years 1938/39, 1946/47 and 1954/55; a report on how copy is received from international offices; a report on the role of MEN's branch offices with a map giving their locations; a report on the disappearing copies of the newspapers, 'the phantom'; notes on staff sickness with a breakdown for 1952/53, 1953/54 and 1954/55; and details of the materials used by the company, 1954-55.

The back cover of the report has a report on the switchboard.

The front cover features a quote from CP Scott 'Character is for each man his most precious possession, and so it is for that latest growth of time the newspaper. Fundamentally it implies honesty, cleanness, courage, fairness, a sense of duty to the reader and the community.'
Access StatusOpen
TermFinancial Administration
Management Operations
Office Buildings
Circulation Figures
FormatPrinted document

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