Newscom snaps up the Hampshire Chronicle Group

Newscom is thought to have beaten the Guardian Media Group in the race to buy the Hampshire Chronicle Group.

Newscom is thought to have beaten the Guardian Media Group in the

race to buy the Hampshire Chronicle Group.



The group, comprising the Hampshire Chronicle, Romsey Advertiser and

South Hants Weekly News, has been the subject of takeover rumours for a

number of years.



The group’s national sales are handled by The Media House, which is

based in Colchester. The Media House’s managing director Stuart Freeman

was unaware of the sale but was not surprised by the news.



’This is only our second year selling the account and we increased

business by 70 per cent in the first year, so it’s an attractive buy,’

he said.



The account will transfer to Newscom’s national sales house. Freeman

said: ’It’s an important client but we’re a multi-media regional sell,

so it wouldn’t be a huge loss.’



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