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2. F + W Media UK


"Our new offices accurately reflect the innovative media business that we have become.  We want to benefit from Exeter’s growing entrepreneurial spirit." – James Wollam, MD of F+W Media UK


An international craft media company, with offices across America, has relocated its UK team to Exeter.  Founded in Newton Abbot in 1962, F +W International is a specialist publisher and distributer of art and craft books.  The group also distributes David and Charles and Dover Publications.


In its 54 years of operation, F + W has witnessed many changes in the publishing industry.  With the rise of e-book sales, increased use of IPads and Kindles, and e-commerce sites such as Amazon, the company has had to adapt to a rapidly changing consumer environment.  It has shown that it is not afraid to embrace change to be part of a growing digital market.


A total of 33 staff have made the move from F + W Media’s UK offices in Newton Abbot to Pynes Hill, Exeter after contacting the City Council’s Economy Team.