Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 84 - Dr Keith Howard, Emerald

The academic publishing entrepreneur is worth £95m.

by Philip Beresford
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

Bradford-based academic publisher, Emerald, made a £7.6m profit on £38.4m sales in 2013. The company was started in 1967 when a group of senior academics formed an alternative publishing house that focused on niche management disciplines including strategy, change management, and international marketing. Dr Keith Howard led a management buyout in 1998. Emerald is now a world leader in publishing academic and professional literature for the management, library and engineering sectors.

Age: 83
Activity: Academic publishing
Wealth: £95m
Latest turnover: £38m
Five-year rise in turnover: 23%
No. of employees: 328
Five-year rise in employment: 46%
Score: 218

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