About us

Our company

Learn more about Bauer Media in the UK and our management team.

Bauer Media Group is one of the world’s largest privately-owned media business with media assets all over the globe. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in its 5th generation of family ownership, the Bauer Media Group reaches 200 million consumers worldwide and operates in 13 countries including theCzech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA and has 15,000 employees. 

Bauer Media UK is part of the wider Bauer Media Group and is the No.1 UK Publisher and the No.1 Digital Commercial Audio broadcaster.  An entertainment network of iconic and innovative multi-platform brands reaching 25 million consumers using insight and instinct to tell stories that are relevant to audiences and advertisers alike delivering cultural impact.   

No other media owner has the range and diversity of brands and audiences that Bauer has, it is this breadth and depth of cultural connections with audiences that makes Bauer truly different. 

We use audience insight to get a deep understanding of our audiences – knowing that it is no longer enough to understand what consumers are doing right now but it’s crucial to understand where behaviours, values and attitudes are changing. 

To support this, Bauer strives towards creating a culture at work in which diversity is appreciated and supported, where opportunities are open to all, where people treat each other with respect and get the same in return. We want our culture to support the highest standards of behaviour everywhere we operate, and at all times. 

BAUER PUBLISHING UK 

Today we are the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, creating iconic and influential magazine media brands for diverse, passionate audiences. 

Our magazine heritage stretches back to 1953 with the launch of Angling Times and the acquisition in 1956 of Motor Cycle News, both still iconic brands within our portfolio. More recently, Closer was launched in 2002 and Britain’s first weekly glossy, Grazia, was launched in 2005.   

Our Women’s Weekly magazines include Take A Break, which has long been the UK’s best-selling women’s weekly title, and TV Choice, the UK’s biggest selling magazine.  In 2015, we created a new niche within the growing gardening market, with the launch of Modern Gardens, for an audience who want to enjoy their outdoor living space, without having to become expert gardeners.   

We are committed to innovating and growing our publishing business expanding into digital, broadcast and experiential areas.  

For magazine subscriptions please visit www.greatmagazines.co.uk 

To find out more about the Bauer Media Group internationally, please visit: www.bauermedia.com 

BAUER AUDIO 

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, we reach over twenty-six million listeners daily through our market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. With operations in 7 countries – the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia – we own leading brands including Mix Megapol, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF. 

In the UK, we reach over 20 million listeners a week and operate over 120 commercial, local, national and digital stations, including Absolute Radio, Magic Radio, KISS, Scala Radio and Jazz FM. We also own the Hits Radio Brand Network; the biggest commercial network in the UK made up Hits Radio, Greatest Hits Radio, Country Hits Radio and other iconic local brands.  

We are also continuing to grow our podcast portfolio, which currently includes popular series such as The Empire Film Podcast, The Frank Skinner Show, Superscoreboard and the Pilot TV Podcast.