|Type||Public limited company|
Land & Property
|Founder||Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe|
|The Viscount Rothermere|
Paul Zwillenberg (CEO)
|Revenue||£1.91 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is a British multinational media company, the owner of The Daily Mail and several other titles. The company manages a multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of almost £2 billion. The company operates in over forty countries through its subsidiaries RMS, DMG Information, DMG Events, DMG Ventures and DMG Media. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The 4th Viscount Rothermere is the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company. The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London.
The group traces its origins to the launch in 1896 of the mid-market national newspaper the Daily Mail by Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, and his elder brother, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. It was incorporated in 1922 and its shares were first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1932.
Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere became the Chairman of Associated Newspapers in 1970. After the death of his father in 1978, he also became chairman of parent Daily Mail and General Trust plc.
On 14 December 2017, the board of commercial real-estate data firm Xceligent Inc., which is owned by Daily Mail and General Trust, filed for chapter 7 liquidation.
Risk Management Solutions (RMS), which targets the global property and casualty reinsurance industry, producing risk analysis models, services, expertise and data solutions for use in the quantification and management of catastrophic risk, is involved in catastrophe risk modelling, and is a subsidiary of the DMGT group.
DMG information aims to invest in high-growth businesses offering information to niche markets. DMG Information is headquartered in the US, with its main office in Stamford, Connecticut and other offices in California and Massachusetts. Foremost amongst these are Landmark Information Group, Genscape and Environmental Data Resources. In 2006 DMG Information bought Genscape, a US company that supplies information on the energy market. Genscape is a provider of real-time energy generation and transmission information to the energy trading markets in North America and Europe. dmg Information also owns Xceligent, Trepp, Hobsons and SearchFlow. DMG Information has also invested in Skymetweather.com (India), Real Capital Analytics (USA), Sanborn (USA), Point X (Great Britain), Propstack (India), Liases Foras (India), Funcent (China), dmg events (Britain), ARC, iprof (India).
DMG Events (formerly DMG World Media)
DMG Events was founded in 1989 and is active in more than 60 countries. Headquartered in Dubai, it is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia, employing over 370 staff. Events ran by dmg events include ADIPEC, Global Petroleum Show, Gastech, The Big 5, Index and The Hotel Show.
Euromoney Institutional Investor
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is one of Europe's largest business and financial magazine publishers. The company, 49% owned by DMGT, was founded in 1969. The company owns close to a hundred international specialist magazines in finance, energy, aviation, pharmaceuticals and law. Euromoney trains international bankers and securities specialists around the world, runs international conferences and is very strong in electronic publishing. With offices worldwide, its shares are listed in London and Luxembourg. Euromoney has invested in businesses such as MetalBulletin, BCA Research, and the Ned Davis Research Group. DMGT's 49% stake in the company was sold off in 2019.
DMG Media is the media subsidiary of DMGT and publishes the following titles:
- Daily Mail – DMG Media's primary national newspaper.
- The Mail on Sunday – The sister paper of the Daily Mail, published weekly on Sundays. First published in 1982.
- Ireland on Sunday – Associated Newspapers took over the publishing of Ireland on Sunday in 2001. The title was re-launched in April 2002 to coincide with the move to its new offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin. It included TV Week magazine and in September 2006 it was merged with the Mail on Sunday and became the Irish Mail on Sunday.
- i – National newspaper originally launched as a sister paper to The Independent. Bought in November 2019 for £49.6 million.
- Mail Today – A 48-page compact size newspaper launched in India on 16 November 2007 that is printed in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. Based around a subscription model, the newspaper has the same fonts and feel as the Daily Mail and was set up with investment from Associated Newspapers and editorial assistance from the Daily Mail newsroom.
- Metro – Metro is a national newspaper. Launched in March 1999 as a free, stapled newspaper, it was distributed initially in London. But since has been published every weekday morning, around Yorkshire, the North West, Newcastle and the North East, the East Midlands, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Scotland.
- Metro.co.uk is a UK-based online newspaper. Originally created in 2002 as the digital counterpart to the print Metro, it now operates as an independent publication within the DMG group, attracting a daily audience of over 1.6 million.
- MailOnline is the world's most-visited English language newspaper website
DMG Media's consumer brand portfolio also included the recruitment and job search engines Evenbase, Jobsite and Jobrapido. DMGT announced the sale of its digital recruitment businesses in May 2014.
Joint ventures and associates
DMGT holds stakes in a number of businesses, some as minority investments as well as joint ventures and associates. This includes Independent Television News, which handles news coverage for ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.
The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In addition to housing the DMGT head office, the building also houses the offices of The Independent series, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Metro and Metro.co.uk.
Cleaners' wage dispute
Northcliffe House cleaners employed by Mitie joined the UVW union, and started campaigning in 2018 for the London Living Wage. The cleaners were mostly migrants from Latin America and Africa, and were being paid the national minimum wage. A Change.org petition was signed by over 100,000 people. Shortly after, Mitie confirmed that "our teams working at DMG media's site have been informed of a pay increase to at least, and in some cases, beyond the London Living Wage."
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