Lewis Business Media Ltd (LBM) was formed in February 2012 by the Lewis family. Based in Uckfield in East Sussex, the business is now a multi-platform media business operating in a number of B2B markets. It has grown rapidly from nothing to a substantial business employing 20+ people around the world and with a large network of contracted freelancers.
Lewis Business Media’s philosophy is all about reader engagement. We provide opportunities for our readers and users to enhance their knowledge and awareness and develop their companies and careers as appropriate across all the markets in which we operate.

These opportunities range from live events, such as awards, round-tables, conferences and exhibitions, though websites, newsletters, social media, on and off-line training programmes as well as traditional print media.

This business model then allows us to offer access to this engaged audience to our commercial partners

LBM operates with a combination of permanent and contracted freelance staff and has a wide network of writers, designers, salespeople, event managers and digital experts with experience in many different markets which it calls upon when required. This allows LBM to respond quickly and appropriately to clients’ needs whatever the industry and whatever the budget.

 

COMPANY TIME LINE

PUBLICA

2012

  • March LBM launched
  • August The Subpostmaster contract gained
  • Sept Pig World Acquired

2013

  • Sept Weekly Tribune acquired

2014

  • Jan One off publication for the Petrol Retailers Association
  • Feb First event Pig World Round table
  • May National Pig Awards Launched
  • July Petrol Retailers Association newsletter
    and Market review contract gained
  • Nov National Pig Awards 2014

2015

  • March relaunch of Pig-World.co.uk website
  • August redesign of The Sub Postmaster magazine
  • September acquisition of International Arts Manager magazine
  • October acquisition of The Job Crowd book & website
  • Nov National Pig Awards 2015

2016

May launch of www.poultrynews.co.uk website
June acquisition of the trade and certain assets of Grove House Publishing, from Zinc Media, formerly Ten Alps Publishing. The acquisition includes:

  • Farm Business
  • Agronomist and Arable Farmer
  • Over the Counter
  • Pig and Poultry Marketing
  • The Cream Awards
  • The Food and Farming Awards
  • OTC Awards
  • The Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards
  • And all associated websites and sub-brands

 

2017

  • January launch of www.aafarmer.co.uk website
  • January relaunch of www.overthecounter.news website
  • January launch of OvertheCounter Regional seminars
  • January launch of Pigs 2022 Conference
  • February launch of Poultry Business Magazine
  • May 2 OvertheCounter regional seminars – Preston & Taunton
  • June Pigs 2022 conference
  • September Poultry roundtable event on post BREXIT labour supply
  • September 2 OvertheCounter regional seminars – Leicester & Colchester
  • November National Pig Awards
  • November OvertheCounter Awards relaunch and held as National SQP Awards
  • December Food & Farming Industry Awards

 2018

  • January New website for TheJobCrowd launched
  • May Pig World redesigned
  • June New National Egg & Poultry Awards
  • September TheSubpostmaster redesigned
  • August Pig World round table on Antibiotic Usage Reduction
  • September OvertheCounter Regional CPD conferences – Gatwick & Peterborough
  • November National Pig Awards
  • November National SQP Awards
  • November Food & Farming Industry Awards