MetroEvening Standard*

Corporate Information

Corporate Information

Evening Standard

The Standard has been in circulation since 21st May 1827 as London's paper and was launched as an evening title at 3.15pm on 11 June 1859, priced one penny. By the mid 1870's the paper was selling 185,276 copies a day.

By 1986 it was wholly owned by Associated Newspapers, who also publish the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. Today the title is edited by Geordie Greig and it is widely regarded as the 'Voice of London'. Publishing twice a day, it is unique in the marketplace in bringing tomorrow's news today; ensuring London's metropolitan population has the most up to date news and comment with the highest quality features.

The portfolio was extended with the launch of ES Magazine in 1987, Hot Tickets and Homes & Property in September 1996 and Just the Job in September 1997. On September 19th 2002 MetroLife replaced Hot Tickets before closing in September 2005.

On 21st January 2009 DMGT announced that its newspaper division, Associated Newspapers Ltd, had agreed the sale of its majority interest in the Evening Standard for a nominal sum to Evening Standard Ltd, a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev and owned by Lebedev holdings Ltd. A new company, Evening Standard Ltd, was established that now owns the Evening Standard newspaper with Associated Newspapers Ltd owning a minority stake of 24.9%.

On 12th October 2009 the Evening Standard became the first quality newspaper in the world to go free.

Editor: Geordie Greig
Managing Director: Andrew Mullins


Metro was first published in the UK in March 1999. Since then the Metro phenomenon has grown and there are now ten different editions of the paper covering 16 cities, including Dublin that launched in 2005 (a joint venture between Metro UK, Irish Times and Metro International).

Metro is the UK’s only urban national newspaper, distributed on public transport networks (trains, trams, buses, underground), and in high traffic commuter zones, Metro is now read by almost 3 million adults nationwide.

Metro’s reach stretches beyond its newspaper and it has a popular website which is visited by almost 1 million unique users each month. In January 2008 Metro launched 2 user-generated content sites and, both unique propositions in the UK publishing market. Metro is also available on your mobile at

Editor: Kenny Campbell
Managing Director: Steve Auckland


Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) is the management company for five major newspapers - Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, London Metro, Ireland on Sunday and the advertising publication Loot. Established in 1905, it is a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT). Associated Newspapers Limited is based in Kensington and also has responsibility for Harmsworth Quays, the London Docklands plant at which it produces all London, the South of England and South Wales editions of the Titles.

Chairman: The Viscount Rothermere
Editor-in-Chief: Paul Dacre
Managing Director: Kevin Beatty
Address: Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London, W8 5TT
Tel: 020 7938 6000