Our history

1985 - Mark Allen Group established.

Mark Allen Publishing Ltd was established following a management buyout from International Thompson Publishing Ltd of two journals: British Journal of Hospital Medicine (“BJHM”) and The Physician by the company’s founder and Chairman, Mark Allen.

1991 - Master Travel Ltd Launched.

Master Travel Ltd, a specialist travel company providing escorted study tours for professionals, was established.

1994 - Dinton office opened.

The Group’s Wiltshire office, was opened in 1994

1995 - A & D Media Ltd created.

Operating from the Dinton office A & D Media Ltd was created to publish the company’s leisure and business titles.

2003 - Mark Allen Publishing re-named to MA Healthcare Ltd.

Mark Allen Publishing Ltd changed its name to MA Healthcare Ltd to embrace all publishing and conference activities related to health care and medicine.

2003 - MA Education is born.

Mark Allen’s education magazines and activities were incorporated into a separate company, MA Education Ltd.

2012 - Name change launches MA Business & Leisure.

A & D Media changed its name to MA Business & Leisure Ltd

2014 - Mark Allen Group acquires Findlay Media Limited.

Mark Allen Group acquired Findlay Media Ltd and in doing so branched into the manufacturing and engineering industry with a portfolio of publications and events.

2015 - MAG acquires The Airports Publishing Network Limited & George Warman Publications (UK) Limited.

In October 2015 the Group acquired The Airports Publishing Network Ltd, a specialist publishing and conference business for the global ground handling industry.

In November 2015 the Group acquired George Warman Publications (UK) Ltd, which added dentistry titles to the Group’s healthcare portfolio.

2015 - MAG creates specialist exhibitions business

To recognise the growing number of exhibitions being organised by the Group, MA Exhibitions Ltd was established.

2016 - Mark Allen Group corporate restructure.

In April 2016, the Group underwent a corporate restructure: Findlay Media Ltd changed its name to MA Business; MA Business & Leisure Ltd became MA Music, Leisure and Travel Ltd.

Reflecting each company’s name, MA Business now houses all of the Group’s B2B brands, whereas MA Music, Leisure and Travel is home to the Group’s portfolio of music and consumer titles.

The Mark Allen Group comprises the following trading companies: MA Healthcare Ltd; MA Education Ltd; MA Business Ltd; MA Music, Leisure and Travel Ltd; The Airports Network Publishing Ltd; George Warman Ltd; and Master Travel Ltd.