11th March 2020

Bonnier Books UK wins 2020 LBF International Excellence Award for Inclusivity in Publishing

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Bonnier Books UK named winner of the Inclusivity in Publishing Award at 2020 London Book Fair International Excellence Awards

In association with The Publishers Association, the Inclusivity in Publishing Award recognises companies that have demonstrated commitment to improving inclusivity across the ecosystem.

The judges were impressed by the Bonnier Books UK’s ‘efforts to provide accessible books for children from all socio-economic backgrounds’ and ‘efforts to diversify future talent pipelines’. The judges said ‘Bonnier Books UK has implemented admirable measures to improve equality in the workplace, and this is being reflected in the content of the books they publish.’

‘We have been working hard over the last two years to build an inclusive, relevant publisher for the future. Our aim is to nurture a culture where everybody’s voices are hard and where we all have the potential to thrive – whatever our background or circumstances.’

Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK

Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK, said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that Bonnier Books UK has recognised in this way. We have been working hard over the last two years to build an inclusive, relevant publisher for the future. Our aim is to nurture a culture where everybody’s voices are hard and where we all have the potential to thrive – whatever our background or circumstances. This award is a testament not only to the hard work of our people, but their commitment and passion and so for this reason it is very special.’

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