Ref NoGUA/1/1/2/4
TitleBoard minutes 1989-1994
Date31 July 1989 - 26 April 1994
Extent1 volume
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
DescriptionSigned minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors of Guardian Newspapers Limited from 31 July 1989 - 26 April 1994. Meetings were held at 119 Farringdon Road. From June 1993 onwards includes minutes relating to both the Guardian and the Observer. Not indexed.

Present or attending the meetings are (in order of appearance): PJ Preston; JC Markwick; CA Marland; F Platt; CBG Baker; PJ Naismith; IS Ashcroft; HJ Roche; IW Wright; DIA Brook; J Fenby; DH Owen; F Morris.

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/marketing; strategy and development; negotiations with NUJ.

Other items discussed include (with year of first recording):
proposed purchase of inserting equipment (1989); appointment of attorneys in Spain in respect of proposed purchase of shares in Unidad Editorial, SA (1989); cover price increase (1990); reorganisation of Guardian and Manchester Evening News (GMEN) (1990); Education Guardian launch (1990); Guardian representative of the board of El Mundo (1990); colour printing (1990); policies for recession (1991); 'New developments' including changes to Saturday paper, expansion of Guardian Weekly into South Africa, increased investment in Fourth Estate, (1992); Weekend Guardian (1992); establishment of new IT department (1992); change of daily second section to tabloid formats (G2) (1992); GMEN's purchase of Observer and issues arrising from the acquisition (1993); Guardian trusteeship of London Student Radio (1994).
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
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