My first impressions of Wilmington were very positive. I saw a strong company, growing and actively acquisitive, with a highly capable management team. The Group had successfully managed its transition from print to digital, and there was clear potential for continued development and growth.
I saw in particular opportunities in continued focus on the development of high-value insight products that meet clients’ evolving needs; in implementing a class-leading digital strategy; and in continuing to identify value-additive acquisition targets, particularly in international markets.
These opportunities are directly in line with the Group’s business strategy of servicing the information, compliance and education requirements of professional business markets, while increasing income streams from outside the UK. Today having had a chance to look in more detail my belief in Wilmington’s potential is, if anything, even stronger.