Fri, 24/05/2013 - 15:34
The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the acquisition of Nelson Thornes by Oxford University Press after a four-month investigation.
OUP announced in January it had bought educational publisher Nelson Thornes from parent company Infinitas Learning for an undisclosed sum. At the time, estimates suggested that the two companies...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 12:09
OUP has bought education publisher Nelson Thornes from Infinitas Learning for an undisclosed sum.
Richard Hodson, previously OUP's international business director of OUP's UK schools and children's division, has been appointed as the new managing director of Nelson Thornes, replacing Paul Howarth who moves to a new role...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 12:00
Oxford University Press has reported a 10% rise in overall organic sales the year ending 31st March 2012 to a total turnover of £695.5m (2011's total was £648.6m). However profit dropped from £112.2m (2011) to £106m.
Sales in emerging markets increased by 16% with "particularly rapid growth in South...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:25
Oxford University Press has appointed Casper Grathwohl to the newly created role of senior vice-president, group strategy.
Grathwohl, who is currently vice-president of reference and digital publishing within OUP's global academic division, will move into the new position on 5th October, reporting to c.e.o. Nigel Portwood....
Mon, 12/09/2011 - 09:00
Oxford University Press c.e.o. Nigel Portwood has signalled a new strategic direction for the publisher by saying he will be looking to acquire other businesses more ambitiously.
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:50
Almost immediately after he got his feet under his desk two years ago, Nigel Portwood issued a call to arms to the troops at Oxford University Press that certainly ran against the grain of industry thinking during publishing’s Age of Austerity. “I said: ‘I think we should be spending a bit more money, and I want as many...
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 14:11
Oxford University Press has described a surge in pretax profit by nearly 25% as "excellent", but said it does not underestimate the challenges publishers are facing.
The academic publisher has reported pretax profits of £122.6m in the 12 months to 31st March 2011, up from £98.5m last year. The company also...
Fri, 23/07/2010 - 08:30
Oxford University Press has reported a pretax profit of £98.5m for the year to end-March, up more than 10% on the previous 12 months. Both profit and revenues increased over the period, as turnover grew from £578.7m to £611.9m. Profits for 2008/9 were £88.7m.
Nigel Portwood, chief executive and secretary to the...
Mon, 09/03/2009 - 07:00
Nigel Portwood has been appointed as Oxford University Press’ chief executive officer effective from the summer when Dr Henry Reece will retire.
Portwood is currently executive vice president (EVP), global operations for the Penguin Group, based in New York. He has direct responsibility for several Penguin businesses including...