Founded by chairman Peter Usborne, 80, in 1973, Usborne specialises in children’s literature and has 2,500 titles for audiences ranging from babies to young adults. Its books include the “That’s not my . . .” and Farmyard Tales series and have been translated into more than 100 languages. In 2017, the business generated exports of £55.5m and launched an imprint to publish Usborne titles in China.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank137
CompanyUsborne Publishing
ActivityChildren's book publisher
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa37.33%
International sales £000s55,499
Total sales £000s78,857
Staff244
Founded1973
Websitewww.usborne.com

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