Bonnier Fiction in office move following expansion

Bonnier Fiction in office move following expansion

Bonnier Publishing Fiction, a division of Bonnier Publishing, is set to move offices to Marylebone to accommodate “the expansion of its rapidly growing business.” 

The move from the company’s current office in Clerkenwell, London, follows the launch of imprints Zaffre and Twenty7 and the recent acquisition of the Totally Entwined Group at the end of June, the company said.

From 24th August, Bonnier Publishing Fiction will be located at 80-81 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RE and house children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press, as well as adult fiction imprints Zaffre and Twenty7. Totally Entwined Group, however, will continue to be based at offices in Lincolnshire.

The move coincides with the arrival of several new appointments at the publisher, including former Simon & Schuster executive James Horobin who is set to join Bonnier’s fiction division as executive director with responsibility for sales and marketing in September and Kate Parkin who joins the company in the role of executive director of adult publishing from Hodder & Stoughton in the same month. 

Bonnier Fiction will employ 35 people in the division by the end of the year, with enough new office space to double that number in coming years, the publisher said. 

Mark Smith, Bonnier Publishing Fiction c.e.o, added: “We’re all looking forward to moving into our new office and welcoming the new recruits who will be joining over the next few months. We should have the full team in place by the end of the year and as the business develops, the Marylebone office gives us flexible solutions to accommodate further growth.”

Bonnier Publishing, which has made a number of business acquisitions recently, has laid out a plan to make £100m in turnover by 2016 through rapid growth and acquisition.