Yattendon Group

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Yattendon Group plc (formerly Yattendon Investment Trust) is a British-based private company owned by the Iliffe family. It has interests in Vancouver, Seattle, agriculture, marinas and local newspaper printing and publishing.

Yattendon Group plc
IndustryNew media
FoundedAbout 1877
FounderHenry Sturmey & William Isaac Iliffe
Key people
The Lord Iliffe
Robert Peter Richard Iliffe
Chief Executive


Yattendon owns marinas via its subsidiary MDL Marinas.

Yattendon also owns large areas of land in West Berkshire.[1]


Yattendon previously owned Channel Television, and sold this to ITV plc in 2011.[2]

Iliffe MediaEdit

Iliffe Media[3] publishes 38 local newspapers, magazines, KMFM radio stations and associated online products.

In 2016 The Iliffe family launched a new weekly newspaper and associated media under the banner of the Cambridge Independent, following the absorption of its former title the Cambridge News into the Trinity Mirror group after failing to return the title after the Local World venture.[4] This publication quickly attained two newspaper awards adopting a positive stance to news and strong local content printed on a higher grade paper and associated investment online. Since this re launch into publishing Iliffe Media has purchased the KM Group and long established newspapers in Lincolnshire and East Anglia including the oldest continually published Stamford Mercury. Yattendon's Milton, Cambridgeshire printing press continues to produce full colour newspapers for a wide range of clients.

In January 2017 they bought 13 newspapers in Lincolnshire and East Anglia from Johnston Press. These include some very long established papers:[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Newbury Today https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/10314/yattendon-estate-hits-back-at-ill-informed-housing-benefit-article.html
  2. ^ The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/oct/18/itv-plc-buys-channel-television
  3. ^ BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34660516
  4. ^ https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/iliffe-family-takes-on-trinity-mirror-with-launch-of-cambridge-weekly-after-bid-to-buy-back-titles-was-blocked/
  5. ^ Linford, Paul (2017). "Iliffe Media completes purchase of 13 weeklies from JP - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage". HoldtheFrontPage. Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 22 March 2020.

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