Company History      
 


Steeped in publishing tradition and history, SPG Media has experienced the boom and bust years of media and emerged successfully. Now a fundamentally different company from the publishing business of old, we are aggressively pursuing a strategy to build a world-class business-to-business international media company. Our new strategy is founded on outstanding products and services offering clients bespoke solutions to fulfil their complex requirements.

 
Timeline

1970

Sterling Publications Ltd founded following the development of controlled circulation publications and outbound call centre sales techniques.

1980s 

Developments in international telecommunications enabled Sterling to access a global advertising market extending its services to a global audience.

1986

Sterling Publishing Group (SPG) floated on the London Stock Exchange

1987

SPG acquires Cornhill Publications Ltd and Debrett’s Limited

1996

Simone Kesseler appointed chief executive

1997

Derek Watson appointed group financial director

1998

Launched Quasar International Communications

1999

Acquired Net Resources International (NRI), a provider of vertically aligned internet reference sites

2000

Rapidly expanded internet services into over 20 markets and sectors.

2002

Launched first business summit to huge success

2003

Acquired Analysis & Networking, a specialist provider of business conferences

2004

Steve Nicholson appointed chief executive

2004

Launch of SPG Media Indian office

2005

Keith Sadler appointed finance director

2006

Launch of SPG Customise

2006

Keith Sadler appointed CEO and Ken Appiah appointed finance director