MEDIA: Publishing firm put into touch

Contract publisher Touch International went in administrative receivership last Thursday, only weeks after the company denied it was in trouble.

Contract publisher Touch International went in administrative

receivership last Thursday, only weeks after the company denied it was

in trouble.



The administrative receiver, Grant Thornton, is looking to sell the

business as a going concern and says it is currently talking to a number

of interested parties.



Touch owns a number of publications as well a publishing titles for

clients. Its portfolio includes Leisure and Home Direct, Business

Briefing, Best Buys for Baby and Export Today.



Grant Thornton partner Martin Ellis is currently running the business,

which has a turnover of around pounds 4 million, and has two leasehold

properties in London. Chief executive Terry Humphreys and managing

director Ray Lewis are still at Touch, according to Ellis, but are no

longer employees.



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