Archant Limited

Archant Limited

Archant has been a family-owned business since its inception 165 years ago. Today it is a growing media business and the leading family-owned independent regional newspaper group in the UK.Archant was in 1845 that Jacob Henry Tillett, Jeremiah Colman, John Copeman and Thomas Jarrold started the Norwich-based Norfolk News. The Colman and Copeman families still retain close involvement in the business.

The Eastern Weekly Press was launched in 1867 and in 1870 was renamed the Eastern Daily Press. A sister title, the Eastern Evening News was launched in 1882. As the business grew it moved premises in 1902, 1959 and again in the late 1960s to its present headquarters location at Prospect House in the centre of Norwich.At the end of the sixties, Eastern Counties Newspapers began its corporate expansion with the coming together of ECN with the East Anglian Daily Times Company to form Eastern Counties Newspapers Group (ECNG).

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Office Address

Archant Limited
Prospect House
Rouen Road
Norwich, Norfolk, UK NR1 1RE
Phone: +44-1603-772-772



Richard Jewson

Chief Executive

Adrian Jeakings

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