Europress Software Ltd.

Moby ID: 567

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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.

Credited on 45 Games from 1990 to 2004

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Quong (2004 on Windows)
Captain Scarlet: In the Shadow of Fear (2002 on Windows)
RON Quiz Part 1: Section A: RON Characters (2002 on Windows 3.x)
Thunderbirds: Vault of Doom (2002 on Windows)
The Cafka Files (2001 on Windows)
Spot's Busy Day (2000 on Windows, Macintosh)
Mobil 1 Rally Championship (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Total Heaven 2 (1999 on Windows)
Buzzle Puzzle (1998 on Windows)
Civilization/Worms Classic Dual Pack (1998 on DOS)
Fun School 7: For ages 8-11 (1998 on Windows)
Vikings (1998 on Windows, Macintosh)
International Rally Championship (1997 on Windows, PlayStation)
Crusader: Adventure Out of Time (1997 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Fun Compilation Vol. 1 (1997 on DOS)
Plane Crazy (1997 on Windows)
Total Sports (1997 on DOS, Windows)
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Total Football Management (1996 on DOS)
Pete Sampras Tennis 97 (1996 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation)

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History +

July 1, 2002

Company acquired by Koch Media.

July 2001

The original founders buy the company back from Hasbro.

1999

Company taken over by Hasbro.

1965

EuroPress founded by Derek Meakin.

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

Location and contact information (1994 - Nov. 1996):

EuroPress Software

Europa House

Adlington Park

Adlington

Macclesfield

SK10 4NP

UK

Phone: 01625 859 333 (from outside the UK: +44 1625 859 333)

Fax: 01625 859 759 (from outside the UK: +44 1625 859 759)

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