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The Weekend City Press Review
Founded 1991 (1991)
Headquarters United Kingdom St Albans, England, United Kingdom
Industry Publishing
Owner(s) Paul Pemberton
Website http://www.weekendcitypressreview.co.uk/

The Weekend City Press Review is a UK publishing company which provides a summary of all the weekend's financial and business news by using 13 U.K. newspapers as well as summarising every company tipped in both the newspapers and the Investors Chronicle. It was created in 1991 and has attracted a range of subscribers, from city institutions and FTSE listed companies, to educational establishments and private investors.

Subscribers benefit from comprehensive coverage of major company and business stories without having to read the entire story. The Weekend City Press Review is noted as 'an excellent comprehensive roundup of the weekend's press' in Dominic Connolly's book 'The UK Trader's Bible'[1].

It is believed that the Weekend City Press Review was the first UK publisher of business news online - its first article appearing in 1995.

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History

The company was founded by Gareth Robertson in 1991 though he had been using the concept some time before that, it was set up in the hope to give analyst sales leads out of the weekends press. This expanded to what it is today, covering summaries and briefs from the 13 leading weekend papers, covering a profile from each of the papers, tips and hints on shares and businesses as well as providing a viewpoint from the editor.

It is also used by AOL who uses The Weekend City Press Review to provide content to their popular UK money pages on their website.

Charitable Work

In 2009 the company became involved in The Lord Mayors appeal where it is donating a share of its profits to the organization. The appeal is supporting charites such as St John's Ambulance and The Lord's Taverners.

Readership

The service is popular on the city, with prominent users such as KPMG and Goldman Sachs. Also popular with investers and stockbrokers it is further being used by schools and universities.

Information Covered

The weekly electronic news letter covers 13 of the UK leading weekend newspapers. The newspapers covered are The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Express on Saturday, The Express on Sunday, The Observer and The Financial Times[2]. It also covers the weekly magazine The Investors Chronicle which it uses for the business tips section.

Archive

The Weekend City Press Review boasts one of the largest and oldest online archives of business news. Started in 1995, it contains over 60,000 individual indexed business news articles.

Ownership

The company has recently been taken over by Paul Pemberton who acquired the business from the IPGL, which is controlled by ICAP Chairman, Michael Spencer[3], in April 2009.

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