United Kingdom
London; Inner London;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers
New offshoring locations
United Arab Emirates

108 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 March 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2005


Up to 100 journalists could lose their jobs following the relocation of HH Saudi Research and Marketing from London to Dubai. The move comes just a month after a dozen sacked journalists revealed they were appealing via the NUJ against their redundancy terms. The company produces 18 titles out of its London office including daily newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat and women's magazine Hia. It confirmed in April 2005 that most of the redundancies will be completed during May and June 2005


  • 1 April 2005: UK Press Gazette


Eurofound (2005), HH Saudi Research and Marketing, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61355, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61355.