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Europress Software Ltd.

Overview

Formed by chairman Derek Meakin in 1965, EuroPress' rapid development was accelerated by the computer boom in the early 80's. Its software development, magazine publishing and exhibition companies achieved phenomenal growth with annual turnover well in excess of 15m and employing over 250 people.

Subsequently, the exhibitions company was sold to Blenheim Exhibitions and the magazine publishing business was sold to giant American publisher IDG, leaving principal directors free to concentrate on EuroPress Software.

By 1990 EuroPress had become the fifth biggest software house in the UK. In 1999 it was taken over by American company Hasbro before it was sold back to its original owners ‘The Meakin family’ in July 2001. Under the control and guidance of the Meakin Family, Europress continued to produce an extensive list of quality educational titles ranging from TV Celebrity names such as Postman Pat through to their highly acclaimed SAT’s and GCSE range which are continuing to prove very popular along with the specialist A level revision titles in a large range of subjects.

The location of the company remained the same, even after the Hasbro purchase. After the Meakin family regained control in 2001, the company name was changed to EuroPress Ltd.

On the 1st July 2002, EuroPress was acquired by KOCH Media and continues to offer an extensive range of titles, all of which can be ordered online.

Trivia

Location and contact information (Aug. 2002):

Europress
Thomas House
Hampshire International
Business Park
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 8WH
United Kingdom

Customer Service Phone: +44 (0)1256-707727

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