Nosy Crow becomes first publisher to bag two Queen's Awards

Nosy Crow becomes first publisher to bag two Queen's Awards

Nosy Crow has become the only book publisher to win two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for International Trade.

The independent is also the only publisher to have won the award in the past 10 years.

Nosy Crow is one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised this year and, within that, one of 122 recognised for its "excellence in international trade".

Employing 56 people, the press publishes child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books and e-books for those up to the age of 12. It began publishing in 2011 and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It is now the 11th-biggest children’s publisher in terms of UK sales to consumers, and the sixth-biggest pre-school publisher, according to Nielsen BookScan statistics.

Adrian Soar, commercial director and co-founder, said: “Our global success is due to the great work of our authors and illustrators, and to the achievements of the terrific team at Nosy Crow. We are delighted that for the second time this has been recognised by the accolade of a Queen’s Award, a first for the book publishing industry.”