Ref NoGUA/1/1/2/2
TitleBoard minutes 1975-1983
Date23 January 1975 - 29 November 1983
Extent1 volume
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
DescriptionSigned minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors of Guardian Newspapers Limited from 23 January 1975 until 29 November 1983. Meetings were held at 192 Gray's Inn Road until 26 August 1976 and were subsequently held at 119 Farringdon Road. Not indexed.

Present or attending the meetings are (in order of appearance): PW Gibbings (Chairman); GP Taylor; Alastair Hetherington; JM Cole; MGA Jack; JC Markwick; HJ Abbiss; RS Rix; S Porter; N Thompson; Peter Preston; Brian Jones; Ian S Ashcroft; DJ McKie; NW Butters; GW Thompson; J Dixey; A Keen.

Regular items discussed at the meetings include newspaper sales/circulation; advertisement sales; production; the company's financial position and budget; editorial and board appointments and resignations; promotions; strategy and development; negotiations with unions.

Other items discussed include (with year of first recording): London Printing (1975); wage awards (1976); the move to Farringdon Road (1976); Guardian Weekly (1978); Times Newspaper situation re Guardian printing in Gray's Inn Road (1978); Timehands/Imperial Chapel wage demands (1979); Guardian attitude to NPA (1979); 1980 Committee (1980); proposed printing of Guardian at the Observer (1981); expansion of classifieds (1983); computer development (1983)

The following papers are bound with the minutes:
Recommendations to the Board of the 1980 'Ad Hoc' Committee concerning how GNL should recommence negotiations with NGA/Imperial Chapel, 28 June 1982, paper filed with minutes of 1 July 1982.
Composing Room Agreement, 17 May 1983.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsRequests for access to past GNM Board papers have to be submitted in writing in advance to the Archivist, and references may be required

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