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Our Strategy

Our long-term strategy is to create accelerated growth by building scale 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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GAP 2 achievements

✓ Portfolio Focus: Focused the business on B2B and Academic Markets by divesting our Informa Intelligence businesses during 2022

✓ Digital & Data: Grew our first-party data records to over 20m in 2023

✓ Leadership & Talent: Over 5,500 colleagues certified in data-driven frameworks

✓ Leadership & Talent: Named a top 20 UK place to work by Glassdoor in 2024

✓ Accelerating Returns: Over £1,000m returned to shareholders in share buyback programme

✓ FasterForward: Achieved an AAA rating from MSCI for our performance on environmental, social and governance matters