Further investment for specialist publisher
A specialist digital publisher is set to break into a new global market following a second equity-linked investment from Finance Yorkshire.
Leeds-based GSE Research, and its publishing arm Greenleaf Publishing, gathers and disseminates research and best practice in the fields of governance, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental management. Its online portals drive interaction and engagement among academics, policy-makers and the corporate world.
It has secured a £400,000 funding package from Finance Yorkshire, which will allow it to expand into the corporate and government markets.
The business was established in 2011 by John Peters, the former chief executive of Emerald Group Publishing, with support from an initial £500,000 equity linked investment from Finance Yorkshire. The latest tranche of funding will allow the company to grow its sales and marketing team.
Chief executive John Peters said: "Our mission is to collect and manage information and disseminate it worldwide. We like to call it our 'brainprint'. Every major organisation in the world has a sustainability statement, and it is essential they show they are engaging with the latest thinking in the field."
Finance Yorkshire portfolio manager Ian Brown said: "The business has more than proved itself in the three years since our original investment, and we are very confident that it will continue to blaze a trail in the publishing sector."