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George Newnes Ltd, of Southampton St, Strand, London (1903)
Publishing company formed by George Newnes
1891 Formation of George Newnes (Limited) to take over the publishing company established by George Newnes; the shares were available only to employees, newsagents and those connected with the magazine trade; one of the first publishers to gain a stock market quotation
1897 the company was restructured; Newnes was appointed permanent governing director.
1897 Published Country Life Magazine
1898 Published Woman's Life, the first women's weekly magazine, and the World-Wide Magazine.
1920 There had been a loose arrangement with C. A. Pearson for some years; formation of joint venture Newnes and Pearson Printing Co to improve the printing facilities of the 2 companies
1921 Formalisation of working arrangement with C. A Pearson to bring the 2 companies closer together
1929 The 3 companies, Newnes, Pearsons and Country Life, were consolidated by Newnes purchasing the outstanding shares not already owned
In the early 1960s, Newnes was acquired by the Mirror Group Newspapers, along with the Odhams Press and Amalgamated Press; the three companies were merged to form International Publishing Corporation (IPC).