Trinity Mirror nationals under one manager for first time - Press Gazette

Trinity Mirror nationals under one manager for first time

Managing director of Trinity Mirror‘s Scottish nationals, Mark Hollinshead, will take on a newly created role as managing director of all five of the company’s national newspapers as Richard Webb leaves the company.

Hollinshead will take over Webb’s role of managing director of UK nationals the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People as well as retaining responsibility for the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail. This is the first time all five of Trinity Mirror’s national papers have been under one management.

Sly Bailey, chief executive, said: ‘The new role will enable our National newspapers to fully embrace the changing media landscape. Bringing together the power of these great brands is in the best interest of our business and our customers.

‘Richard has done a tremendous job to further the success of the UK Nationals during his time with the Group and he leaves with my thanks and best wishes for the future.”

In June Trinity Mirror saw profit warnings following a drop in the share price by 28 per cent, and has since been cost-cutting throughout the company. Recently it announced it will be axing seven local papers and nine offices in the north-west of England and Wales.

Trinity Mirror said it will make further announcements regarding the new organisational management structure in the next few days.



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2 thoughts on “Trinity Mirror nationals under one manager for first time”

  1. Dear God no. As a former Trinity employee, I cannot believe Sly Bailey is still there, with shareholders still blindly assuming she is doing as decent job. Look at the statstics people. The woman is bad news.

  2. As a current employee of the Daily Record, I can assure you that this appointment is being greeted with disbelief.
    We are currently on a work to rule. Before it began, Hollinshead issued an edict saying staff could not carry out the extra shifts required to get the papers out if they took part in the legally sanction NUJ action.
    As a result, the Sunday Mail, Scotland’s biggest selling Sunday, managed one edition on Saturday night, rather than the normal four. Monday’s Daily Record was around two hours late on Sunday night, missing a huge part of the Streets edition sale.
    Although the MD will try to say Union members have caused this, that is incorrect. He decided we weren’t doing the extra shifts.
    You also have to question someone threatening punitive action against trade union members. I always thought targetting people for such activity was unlawful.
    Obviously Trinity Mirror reckoned it was better to put a pliant puppet in the role vacated by Webb. He’s not having a good first week, is he?

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