British newspaper publisher hails digital momentum.
Trinity Mirror sees recovery in revenues in second half of 2013
“Strong print and digital revenue trends at the end of 2013 enabled us to finish the year ahead of expectations,” said Mr Fox, who is the former chief executive of HMV.
Trinity’s group revenues fell 6 per cent to £663.8 million for the full year, but the rate of decline moderated over the course of the year.
The group, which employs about 5,000 people, publishes five national titles in the UK and about 130 regional daily and weekly newspapers, including the Daily Mirror , theDaily Record , the Liverpool Echo , the Manchester Evening News and the Western Mail . Circulation revenues in its publishing arm slipped 3.8 per cent.
The Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Sunday Mirror titles, which are overseen by editor-in-chief John Kierans, have a total print circulation of around 102,000-103,000 between Northern Ireland and the Republic, with offices in both Belfast and Dublin.
The Irish division last year received what Mr Kierans has described as a “substantial investment” from Trinity Mirror to launch IrishMirror.ie and a tablet edition, as part of the group’s digital push.
(Additional reporting: PA)