October 13th, 2015
After years working in senior management roles on science publications, Andy Davies and Tracey Peers decided to set up a magazine of their own.
The Analytical Scientist was launched with backing from The North West Fund for Venture Capital, managed by Enterprise Ventures. It was soon followed by three more – The Opthalmologist, The Pathologist and The Medicine Maker.
Texere Publishing now has a turnover of over £3m and a 26-strong workforce that is expected to increase to 32 by the end of 2015.
Andrew, the company’s Chief Executive, says: “Our model is about producing scientific and technical magazines with excellent content but also with personality and great story-telling. We treat scientists like people, rather than giving them dry and stuffy articles, and no-one else in the market does this.
“Despite our management expertise we would have struggled to raise start-up funding from a bank, but Enterprise Ventures understood what we wanted to do straight away.”