Its antecedents lie in TriMedia Publishing Limited, a company set up in 2003 to manage various publishing interests in the Thames Valley area, including the Basingstoke Observer and the Oxford Journal as well as their associated websites and audio broadcasts.
TriMedia went into administration in October 2012. Its managing director and Chief Executive, Howard Taylor, was able to put together a rescue package and buy out the company as a going concern, relaunching it as Taylor Newspapers Limited. All 21 jobs were saved.
Taylor announced almost immediately that the old Oxford Journal title – which had been abandoned and the newspaper relaunched as the Oxfordshire Guardian in 2011 – would be revived as a new newspaper focusing on Oxford specifically and for distribution within the city’s ring road.
In January 2013 it was announced that the Oxfordshire Guardian‘s editorial offices would be moving from Abingdon to Didcot as part of a partnership with local television company That’s Oxford TV.
Taylor Newspapers doesn’t yet have a new website; the old site at trimediagroup.co.uk is still being updated.
- Taylor Newspapers
9-11 Cholswell Court
- 01235 547837