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The Barclay Brothers

The most-widely-named investment vehicle of the secretive brothers is Ellerman Investments, which also owns a large chunk of US retailer Sears, the Ritz, 15% of Ocean Diamond Mining, a chunk of Internet investment company JellyWorks, around 75% of biotechnology company Trigen... and in 2002 bought a big chunk of UK retailer and catalogue Littlewoods.

Since Ellerman and associated companies are, in the jargon, 'closely held' (that is, do not offer shares to the public) they don't even have to file accounts. All information gratefully received.

Buying the Telegraphs and the Spectator from Hollinger, unless Conrad Black succeeds in his July 2004 bid to stop the deal.

(Excuse the dreadful grammar below, but they're the only plural owner on the database.)

This page is a Draft: please let us know whether it's ready to be marked as "Current" or send corrections and additions.

What does The Barclay Brothers do?

Follow the link below to see the publications, radio and TV channels and major websites that The Barclay Brothers runs directly.

* The Barclay Brothers titles, channels, etc

The Barclay Brothers website

What does The Barclay Brothers have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* Of course they have no website - Ellerman had an empty one but it's gone...

Who owns The Barclay Brothers?
What else does it have a stake in?

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2014_07 The Trireme Award Telegraph online [Freelance]
2014_06 How I paid my mortgage by chasing copyright thieves report [Freelance]
2013_08 The Trireme Independent & Telegraph [Freelance]
2012_11 Clean up our media lobby 29/11/12 & myth-busting [Freelance]
2009_02 Respond to rates reductions meeting 11/02/09 [Freelance]
2007_12 Quality meet 06/12/07 [Freelance]
2006_11 Strike alerts Telegraphs & Guardian [Freelance]
2006_02 Posh paper people's place network meetup 20/04/06 [Freelance]
2005_06 Victory in Scotland snappers win £20k [Freelance]
2005_04 Strike watch [Freelance]
2005_04 Court at last for Scottish snappers [Freelance]
2004_01 The Gong The Business [Freelance]
2003_07 Meetings mean money the importance of being networked [Freelance]
2003_06 Scotsman opens wallet [Freelance]
2002_09 Press fights rights grab and wins! [Freelance]
2002_03 SNAPpers press on [Freelance]
2001_05 SNAP to the Sheriff NUJ defends Scottish snappers' archives [Freelance]
2001_04 Edinburgh freelance lockout Scotsman snappers call for boycott, paper goes fundamentalist [Freelance]
2001_01 Rights-grab resistance roundup and contacts [Freelance]
2000_12 Now, e-dinburgh Scottish snappers unite online for decent working conditions [Freelance]

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