Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

International Publishing Corporation

From Graces Guide

Early 1960s, Odhams Press was acquired by the Mirror Group Newspapers, along with the George Newnes Co and Amalgamated Press; the three companies were merged to form International Publishing Corporation (IPC) which was incorporated as a private company in 1962.

1963 Rank sold its holding in British Relay Wireless and Television, which it had acquired with Murphy, to International Publishing Corporation[1].

1970 Acquired by Reed Group. IPC already had a substantial holding in Reed shares. Reed supplied nearly half of IPC's newsprint[2]. The combined company changed its name to Reed International[3]

1974 Renamed Reed Publishing Holdings Ltd

1982 The company was re-registered as a private company

1986 Renamed RPH Ltd.

See Also

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  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Companies house filings

Sources of Information

  1. The Times 18 September 1963
  2. The Times, Jan 24, 1970
  3. The Times, Apr 11, 1970