The award recognises achievements by companies with an annual turnover less than £10m.
Open Door Media Publishing was created from a management buyout of InvestmentEurope from Incisive Media in 2013. The company currently employs 16 staff across editorial, delegate relations, events, sales and marketing. Incisive Media is an investor in Open Door Media Publishing.
The PPA said: “The judges felt this entry was a standout winner even in a particularly strong category. Under the leadership of Nicholas Rapley, Open Door Media has all the hallmarks of an exciting, agile, tech-savvy start-up business. It is challenging big players in established markets, and generating impressive growth along the way – a great example of true innovation in publishing.”
Nicholas Rapley, CEO (pictured above centre), commented: “We are delighted that Open Door Media Publishing Ltd has won the PPA Award for Publishing Innovator of the Year. This is a fantastic achievement for our company and a great reward for the hard work and determination of everyone on the team.
“The future for Open Door Media is very exciting and we look forward to working closely with our readers and customers to deliver further innovative solutions across our events, print and digital assets.”
Tim Weller, CEO and Chairman of Incisive Media, said: “I am delighted to see that Nick, one of the founders of Incisive Media, has received the recognition of his peers. It is richly deserved. Open Door Media, where Incisive Media is a minority investor, has had a terrific year.”
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