The Northern & Shell Building
Number 10 Lower Thames Street
City of London
Northern & Shell was founded in December 1974 with the vision of becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media. That ambition was developed through a broad portfolio of magazines and broadcast interests and came of age with the acquisitions of Express Newspapers in November 2000 and Channel 5 in July 2010.
Today, Northern & Shell owns four national newspapers and is a 50 per cent joint venture partner in two more in Ireland. In Channel 5 the company owns one of Britain's leading national terrestrial television networks. It is also at the forefront of digital media as a key stakeholder in YouView, the world's leading internet television service.
Northern & Shell dominates important parts of the consumer magazine market both in the UK and worldwide, operates in all major areas of publishing and has diverse interests in new media, print, distribution, investment and property.
The strengths of the network lie in its skill in identifying key areas of commercial growth and its decisiveness and creative drive in developing brands that excel in these markets.
Essential to the operation is the building of dedicated teams with pride in what they produce and a willingness to respond to customer needs.
Northern & Shell is determined to maintain all its products and activities as benchmarks of excellence to its readers, customers, advertisers and business partners.