Express Newspapers was part of United News & Media, a leading media and business services group in the FTSE 100. Its media interests include national newspapers, television and consumer and business magazines. Collinson Grant's relationship with UN&M goes back more than twenty years and we have worked in most of the Group's operating subsidiaries.
Express Newspapers became part of the Group via a merger in 1996, since when we had responsibility for projects to plan and implement restructuring and profit improvement. This work centred on: combining the editorial operations of The Daily Express and The Sunday Express; designing and introducing lean processes; rationalising printing resources; improving the effectiveness of support functions; and determining the profitability of publications in a context where many services are shared.
Much of the work in editorial was in territory not previously approached by consultants in the United Kingdom. When required, managers called on our capability in employee relations to ease the process of change.
Our long association with UN&M is founded on a trust that we understand the requirements of this business, can respond without lengthy briefing or survey, and deliver value for money by getting the best result achievable.