Magazine, Newspaper and Retail Management Specialists.
The oldest brand in the PMP group, Gordon & Gotch was formed in 1853 when Alexander Gordon, a 63-year-old Scotsman gave 24-year-old Englishman John Gotch a job selling newspapers and drumming up advertisements. Gotch had previously sailed from America to Australia on board the clipper Peytona.
Gordon offered Gotch a partnership if he could sell as many newspapers in the goldfields as he sold from his market shack under which they both slept at night. The newly formed newspaper-delivery business flourished and they soon became partners as Gordon & Gotch with offices established in Sydney, London and Brisbane as the business expanded before the end of the 19th century.
It was not until Gotch was nearing the end of his life in 1899 it was decided to extend the company’s activities to New Zealand. To this end the business of Herbert Baillie & Company in Wellington was acquired.
In 2003, News Corp sold all its newspaper interests and Gordon & Gotch to an Australian newspaper company John Fairfax Limited who in turn sold Gordon & Gotch to the PMP Group (a publicly listed integrated media services company).
Today Gordon & Gotch distribute around 2,500 titles to more than 6,000 retail customers. Gordon & Gotch distribute leading NZ and imported magazine titles from the USA, UK, Australia and Asia.
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