The Chelsea Magazine Company has been named Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2015 at the Professional Publishers Association Independent Publisher Awards 2015.
Celebrating the dynamic contribution made to the publishing industry and the entrepreneurial spirit of the smaller publisher, The Independent Publisher Awards is the PPA’s annual flagship event for the independent publishing community.
The Independent Publishing Company of the Year Award was a competitive category with 7 finalists: Illustrated London News, Morris Visitor Publications, Open Door Media Publishing, Raconteur Media, Signature Publishing, The Chelsea Magazine Company and Think Publishing, sponsored by Pensord.
Chelsea Magazines Managing Director, Paul Dobson said: “The Chelsea Magazine Company has come a long way in a short time. It’s been a busy year, during which we’ve added three new titles and grown the business significantly. Above all, the award is recognition for our strategy, the quality of our brands, and the enthusiasm and dedication of our talented staff.”
CEO of the PPA, Barry McIlheney said: “Our judges saw impressive growth in all areas of this business: digital, revenues and circulation, with an excellent increase in profit year-on-year. The Chelsea Magazine Company has delivered an impressive performance in competitive markets, and has shown great management of titles with strong brand equity and true potential. This was a refreshingly straightforward, interesting, and intelligent entry to support a genuinely worthy winner of Independent Publishing Company for 2015.”
The Chelsea Magazine Company is a boutique publisher based on the King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea. It produces compelling content for 15 special interest brands, which are published in print and on multiple online platforms. Every month over 1 million readers enjoy its print magazines, which reach a further 1.5 million online users via websites, email marketing, social channels and mobile apps.