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Employee ownership for Wirral content publisher and agency Newhall


The Chairman of Newhall Publishing has sold the business to its employees and stepped down as the company marks its 60th anniversary.

Andrew Douglas has passed ownership to an Employee Ownership Trust, giving control to its 38 employees. The joint Managing Directors of the Wirral company, Christine Blackford and Richard Woolliams, will remain in-post.

Christine Blackford said: “We have always run the business with the employees at its heart and truly believe we offer a uniquely transparent approach, working in partnership with clients. The EOT is a further step in setting us apart from our competitors.”

Newhall Publishing rebranded in 2014 from a magazine publisher to a multichannel agency offering content publishing and marketing services, and works with clients including British Cycling, The Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Kennel Club and The Game Fair Society.

Newhall’s services span print, digital, design, strategy, data management, distribution and fulfilment, client services, event sales, media sales and subscriptions management.

The organisation publishes one of the leading monthly magazines for women in the UK, Candis – on behalf of the Candis Club, which has been a client throughout Newhall’s entire existnce.

Commenting on his departure, Andrew Douglas said: “My goal of creating a sustainable future for the business, and indeed an exciting succession, has been achieved. And as Newhall celebrates 60 years in business, now is the time to stand back and let others lead the team.”

Six new clients joined Newhall Publishing over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, including Iconic Luxury Hotels.

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