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Masterclass: How Tim Weller beat the odds

Tim Weller successfully navigated Incisive Media, one of Britain’s top media businesses, through very choppy waters by plotting a new vision for his business and the industry.

Tim Weller has spent his entire career in the publishing industry. In 1994, he founded Incisive Media and grew it into a publishing group that owns titles such as Accountancy Age, Computing and Investment Week.

He was named Ernst & Young’s London Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 and has been awarded the publishing industry’s top honour, the Marcus Morris award. He’s been a longstanding member of the shadow – and now new government’s – New Enterprise Council, advising George Osborne on business and enterprise.

In the past three years, Tim Weller and his businesses experienced a truly roller-coaster journey as his sector has experienced huge volatility and the transformation brought by the internet. His business, backed by private equity has also had to grapple with the new financial forces post-credit crunch. 

He shared his story at the 2010 Investec Entrepreneurs’ Summit – watch the exclusive footage in three parts here. You can follow his presentation slides by downloading his slides at the bottom of the page.


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Watch the final part of Tim Weller’s presentation on page two.

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