Uckfield-based Lewis Business Media has taken on four new print titles and four major events.
The family company which has grown rapidly since being launched three-and-a-half years ago recently acquired the trade and assets of Grove House Publishing from Zinc Media, formerly Ten Alps publishing.
The new titles are Farm Business, Agronomist and Arable Farmer, Over the Counter, Pig and Poultry Marketing.
The events are Food and Farming Awards, Cream Awards, Over the Counter Awards and Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards. Several conferences and smaller events were also included in the deal.
Lewis Business Media group managing director John Lewis, whose wife Liz and son Simon are also involved in the business, said: “We are delighted to have made this acquisition which is a good fit with our existing agricultural portfolio. Grove House has some very well established brands and we will be looking to build upon this strength in the medium term.”
He added existing staff would be welcomed into Lewis Business Media and Caroline and Alan Whibley, former owners and managers of Grove House had agreed to join as consultants for an extended period and help with the transfer of knowledge and integration.
Lewis Business Media was launched in 2012 by John Lewis, who has 35 years’ experience in media, previously working for Haymarket Media Group, UBM and William Reed Business Media.
The company is now active in several market areas, including agriculture, retail and distribution, the Arts and Graduate recruitment. It is based in River Way, Uckfield.
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