Our business is built around the two core brands of Waterways World and SelfBuild & Design. Each has a major consumer magazine at its heart – both sold through all good newsagents and specialist retail outlets and by postal subscription.

Waterways World has been Britain’s leading magazine for canals and rivers since it was first published in 1972. We publish a wide range of related magazines and publications on the subject and organise the major annual event for the inland waterways – the Crick Boat Show – held over the late May bank holiday each year.


SelfBuild & Design was launched in 1997 and is now a leading title serving the growing demand from people who wish to build their own home or undertake a major renovation, conversion or extension. Our two annual shows, in Exeter and Peterborough, are the leading shows of their type in their respective regions. Our free online database of building opportunities – www.plotbrowser.com is a key resource for would be self builders and renovators.