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Founded by Yorkshire sugar beet trader William Reed more the 150 years ago, this fifth generation family owned business launched its flagship publication, The Grocer, in 1862. It now publishes a range of digital websites and magazines for the food and drink, leisure, hospitality, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries. The Gatwick-based company, which is led by group managing director Charles Reed, 55, also holds more than 40 events, conferences and exhibitions annually and made profits of £2.4m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
CompanyWilliam Reed Business Media
ActivityTrade journal publisher
LocationCrawley
Profits £000*2,384
Sales £000*43,143
Staff340
Founded1861
Websitewww.william-reed.com