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Hachette UK launches free development programme for BAME writers

Hachette UK’s network for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees, THRIVE, has launched a free fiction development programme – ‘Grow Your Story’ – for unpublished and unagented writers from BAME backgrounds. The programme, in […]

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Hachette UK acquires Laurence King Publishing

Hachette UK has announced the acquisition of Laurence King Publishing (LKP), the UK’s leading gift publisher and one of the country’s top three art publishers. This follows the signing of an agreement between the shareholders […]

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Hachette UK continues to ‘Change the Story’ with latest D&I partnership and donation

Hachette UK has announced a new partnership with All About Trans and a donation to LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall UK as the latest initiatives in Changing the Story, a diversity and inclusion programme launched in 2016 […]

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Double win for Hachette UK recognising its commitment to gender equality

30th July 2020, London – Hachette UK has been selected as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020, while its Gender Balance Network has won Employee Network Group of the Year (Private […]

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Hachette UK partners with Stephen Lawrence trust to launch publishing toolkit for young people

Hachette UK has created a new publishing toolkit in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, to make careers in the industry more accessible to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The toolkit, which launches today, […]

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Hachette UK publishes second Ethnicity Pay Gap Report

  6th July 2020, London – Hachette UK has published its ethnicity pay gap* report for the second year in a row, with representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees increasing to 9.6%. […]

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Hachette UK announces plans for five new regional offices

16th June 2020, London – Hachette UK has announced plans to open five new offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield and Bristol over the next 12 months, following a year-long consultation with staff who have […]

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Hachette UK donates 12,000 books to communities around the UK

  London – Hachette UK has partnered with Neighbourly to donate 12,000 books to local communities around the UK during the pandemic.   David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, commented: “Books connect us and that’s […]

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Hachette UK statement on Black Lives Matter

David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, said: “All of us at Hachette UK have been watching events unfold after the murder of George Floyd, the most recent victim in a series of horrific incidents, with […]

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Hachette UK thanks NHS workers with free e-books

  To show our gratitude to all NHS staff working tirelessly at this time, we have set up a new website to offer NHS workers across the country free e-books to thank them for their […]

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Share a Story this World Book Day

  Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success and happiness, more than their family circumstances, more than parents’ educational background or their income, according to The Organisation for Economic […]

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Axe the Reading Tax

Our CEO David Shelley is among more than 40 publishers calling on the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to #AxetheReadingTax and end the 20% tax on digital publications. We’ve signed an open letter, which you can read […]

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