Exciting new changes to the Weekend FT

London - The Financial Times will introduce an exciting new set of columnists and features in the Weekend FT.

From Saturday 17th January, the Weekend section of the newspaper will include;

  • a new weekly cookery column by leading chef and food writer Rowley Leigh;
  • a new weekly trend-spotting column by Tyler Brule
  • a new fortnightly 'life' column by FT Literary Editor Jan Dalley
  • a new monthly golf column by Conservative Shadow Cabinet member Tim Yeo;
  • expanded food and wine coverage with Jancis Robinson, Rowley Leigh and Nick Lander
  • a new back page 'The Last Word' with Tyler Brule & Harry Eyre

The Financial Times magazine, edited by John Lloyd and published every Saturday with the Weekend FT will include:

  • a new weekly column on culture by Arts writer Peter Aspden
  • a new weekly slot 'All The Rage' on unusual new fads & crazes around the world
  • a new weekly slot  'The Guru' about the big new idea of the week

Richard Addis, Editor of the Weekend FT commented:

"We are thrilled to expand our cast of colourful and eclectic writers. Rowley Leigh is one of the UK's leading food writers and, with Jancis Robinson and Nick Lander, will form the most compelling food and drink team in the business. Tyler Brulee will bring his unique brand of style writing and opinion to our Weekend team, and our unmissable new features and columns will give our readers an even better Weekend read."

The Weekend FT also includes the award winning ?How to Spend It' magazine which is published 18 times a year.

Further information

Joanna Manning-Cooper/Katy Hemmings + 44 (0) 207 873 4447 

Notes

The Financial Times Group, one of the world's leading business information companies, aims to provide a broad range of business information and services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.  The FT Group includes:

  1. The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 22 cities across the globe, has a daily circulation of over 460,000 and a readership of more than 1.6 million people worldwide.
  2. FT.com is one of the world's leading business information websites, and the internet partner of the FT newspaper. Since its relaunch in May 2002, the website has continued to be the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 3.8 million unique monthly visitors, generating over 65 million page views and has over 69 000 subscribers. FT.com broke even in December 2002.
  3. The FT Group's pan-European network of national business newspapers and online services including France's leading business newspaper and website, Les Echos and lesechos.fr, and Spain's leading business newspaper and website, Expansion and expansiondirecto.es.  In February 2000, the FT launched a new German language newspaper, FT Deutschland, with a fully integrated online business news and data service.
  4. Through FT Interactive Data, the FT Group is one of the world's leading sources of securities pricing and specialist financial information to global institutional, professional and individual investors.  Its products include eSignal, an online realtime streaming quotation service for brokers and active traders.
  5. FT Business, which produces specialist information on the retail, personal and institutional finance industries. It publishes the UK's premier personal finance magazine, Investors Chronicle, and The Banker, Money Management and Financial Adviser for professional advisers.
  6. The Financial Times Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including;
    • FTSE International, a joint venture with the London Stock Exchange.
    • Vedomosti, Russia's leading business newspaper and a partnership venture with Dow Jones and Independent Media
    • A 50% stake in BDFM, publishers of South Africa's leading financial newspapers and websites.
    • A 50% stake in The Economist Group, which publishes the world's leading weekly business and current affairs journal.

The FT Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media group.