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Mark Allen Group agrees purchase of engineering portfolio from Centaur Media Plc

Published: Thursday 09 May 2019

Mark Allen Group (“MAG”), a specialist information provider and event organiser, today announces that it has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase Centaur Media Plc’s (“Centaur”) engineering portfolio, including The Engineer and Subcon.

This transaction follows MAG’s purchase of 12 publishing brands in the aviation, automotive and arena sectors from UKi Media & Events Limited on 1st May 2019.

The engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events, and has deep industry relationships and a diversified client base. The Engineer is one of the UK’s longest-running business publications and is supplemented by Subcon, which is the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals.

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Mark Allen Group completes acquisition of UKi Media & Events magazines

Published: Thursday 02 May 2019

Announcement this morning from Mark Allen:


"I am delighted to say that we have finally completed our acquisition of 12 magazines owned by UKi Media & Events Ltd.

"These magazines are:

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Mark Allen Group to acquire UKi Media & Events magazines

Published: Monday 08 April 2019

The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events.

These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.

They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, Traffic Technology International, Industrial Vehicle Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology, Vehicle Dynamics International, Railway Interiors International, Stadia and Auditoria.

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Nursery World named Best International Early Years Magazine by the Early Childhood Association India.

Published: Friday 08 March 2019

Nursery World has been given an award for Best International Early Years Magazine by the Early Childhood Association India. The award was announced last month at the EarlyEd Asia 2019 conference in Jaipur.

The Early Childhood Association India represents the booming early years sector in the country. Many nurseries in India use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum as the basis of their practice, and ECA believes Nursery World is invaluable for educating early years staff about the EYFS. ECA’s mission is to improve training, qualifications and regulations in India’s nurseries and pre-schools, and the award highlights the work of Nursery World in supporting this.

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Mark Allen tells Press Gazette that diversification and good content is key to success

Published: Friday 08 March 2019

Mark Allen recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Charlotte Tobitt from the Press Gazette and revealed the secret behind the company's revenues increasing by a third in just two years.

In the interview Mark explains that he feels there are two key reasons behind the company's ability "to buck many of the trends going on in publishing".

Firstly, the group's increased diversification of revenue streams (now active in 10 different sectors) means that "if one sector is doing badly, chances are that there's another sector doing well."

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Sunday Times recognises MAG for international revenues

Published: Monday 18 February 2019

​Mark Allen Group has been recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the UK's mid-market private companies with the fastest growing international sales.

The International Track 200 league table has been running for 10 years and in that time has featured more than 1,000 companies, including Aston Martin, Fever-Tree and IHS Markit.

The rankings are based on international sales growth over two years and the Mark Allen Group's growth rate of 62% saw the company come in 89th, a rise of seven places from last year.

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