United Kingdom
London; Inner London; Inner London - West
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 100 staff are predicted to lose their jobs as a result of the £711 million merger between Capital and GWR, with advertising sales forces expected to bear the brunt. The companies said today the merger would mean a duplication of roles in the 1,550-strong workforce. Most of the cuts, which will help to save £7.5 million a year, will come from the merging of the two groups' sales houses, where job losses have been put at ‘less than 100’ out of a combined staff of 200.


  • 29 September 2004: The Guardian


Eurofound (2004), Capital Radio/GWR, Merger/Acquisition in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60544, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60544.