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Our Strategy

Our long-term strategy is to accelerate growth by building depth in specialist markets and increasing the pace of digitisation throughout the business.

Between 2021 and 2024 we are delivering this strategy through the Growth Acceleration Plan 2. 

GAP 2 is our plan to grow further, faster and sustainably.


Our six GAP 2 focus areas

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Consolidate our leadership positions in Academic Markets and B2B Markets: the two markets in which we have the best opportunities for future growth

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Expand our digital services at an accelerated rate, supported by the smarter use of data throughout the business

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Grow our talent and further develop our leaders and colleagues, with a focus on building world-class data and digital skills and making Informa a great place to join and stay



Invest up to a further £150m in programmes and projects that accelerate digitisation and bring us closer to our customers

Accelerating Returns

Accelerating Returns

Share the benefits of accelerated growth and value creation with shareholders

Faster Forward


Accelerate our sustainability performance and embed sustainable practices into all parts of our business 

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Latest achievements

✓ Portfolio Focus: Divested our three main Informa Intelligence businesses within 12 months

✓ Digital & Data: Total digital revenues reached over £800m in 2022

✓ Digital & Data: More than 1bn customer interactions now tracked through IIRIS, Informa’s B2B customer data and analytics platform

✓ Leadership & Talent: Over 5,500 colleagues from 33 countries certified in data-driven frameworks during 2022

✓ Leadership & Talent: Ranked in top 20 in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces® in the UK

✓ Accelerating Returns: £517m dividends paid to shareholders in share buyback programme in 2022

✓ FasterForward: Over 94% of paper from sustainable sources in 2022 and all T&F print books and journals recertified as CarbonNeutral® publications