Founded by chairman Peter Usborne, 79, in 1973, this publisher specialises in children’s literature and has 2,000 titles for audiences ranging from babies to young adults. Its books have been translated into more than 100 languages. Exports reached £39m in 2016, and in January the company launched an imprint to publish Usborne titles in China, bringing its foreign language imprints to a total of nine.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank192
CompanyUsborne Publishing
ActivityChildren's book publisher
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa17.19%
International sales £000s38,964
Total sales £000s59,969
Staff231
Founded1973
Websitewww.usborne.com

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