Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts' magazines and books. We have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent.
The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. Gordon had previously owned a design and print company and was one of the three founders of Practical Classics, launched in 1980. It was the sale of this magazine which left Gordon looking for a new venture when he started Kelsey Publishing. Finance Director, Steve Annetts has worked with Gordon since 1985 and joined Kelsey at the outset. Gordon's son, Steve Wright, joined the company in 2003, leaving a career in the City for publishing. He was working on the launch of Practical Poultry within a few weeks, now Kelsey's fastest growing magazine. He became Managing Director in 2005. Gordon continues to play a pivotal role in the company.
Tractor & Machinery, launched in 1994, is the world's best selling tractor magazine, exporting to over 80 countries worldwide. The magazine has a loyal band of subscribers, a significant number of whom have been with us since the launch. Our strong sales with Tractor & Machinery led on to further successful launches in this sector, notably Classic Plant & Machinery, Old Tractor and Classic Massey & Enthusiast.
In the competitive motoring sector, we now publish 16 magazines, led by a winning trinity of classic car titles: Classic Car Buyer, a weekly buying and owning publication; and Classic Car Mart. In addition, 4x4 Magazine and Custom Car are long-established and continue to perform strongly. Over the years, we've become specialists in producing one-make motoring publications for real-world enthusiasts with leading titles including Jaguar World Monthly, Modern MINI, MG Enthusiast and Triumph World. In addition, our commercial vehicle titles - Classic Van & Pick-up, Classic & Vintage Commercials and Classic Military Vehicle outsell their rivals and have a hugely loyal readership.