About Guardian Media Group

Guardian Media Group (GMG) is wholly owned by The Scott Trust Ltd, a unique form of media ownership that exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity. GMG's core business is Guardian News & Media, publisher of, one of the world's leading news websites, as well as and the Guardian and Observer newspapers.

Our writers are free to present the truth as they see it, without interference by shareholders, a proprietor or a political party. The result is a reputation for serious, trusted, independent journalism and record online audiences that make it one of the most read newspaper websites in the world.

It is the title's fierce commitment to editorial independence which continuously results in award-winning journalism such as the revelations about phone hacking at the News of the World, the ground-breaking partnership with WikiLeaks and an innovative research project into the causes of the 2011 summer riots in England.

Why is Guardian Media Group supporting the Big Innovation Centre?

Supported by GMG's portfolio of investments, Guardian News & Media has in recent years embarked on a radical and innovative new strategy that is underpinned by the Guardian's uniquely open journalism, that will see the business change from a print-based organisation to one that is digital-first in philosophy and practice.

As organisations across the UK and the rest of the world attempt to confront the challenges presented by rapid technological change and digital disruption, it will be those that recognise the value of innovation that will prosper, and in turn contribute to a healthy future British society and economy.

At Guardian News & Media, we have a tradition of leading the way in digital, from the launch of Guardian Unlimited in 1999 to pioneering reader engagement through Comment is Free in 2006 and, more recently, with our digital-first strategy. Our 'open' approach to journalism, which seeks to engage our readers in a much more collaborative relationship than traditional print journalism is able to do, is hugely popular with forward-looking individuals who are curious about the world and embrace technological change.

In partnering with the Big Innovation Centre we aim to draw on our own experiences to contribute towards the debate about the power of - and urgency for - innovation, and to positively influence UK policy, which should encourage and cultivate a culture of innovative transformation.

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