Nosy Crow, the UK’s fastest-growing independent children’s publisher, today celebrates a second consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the most prestigious business award in the UK.
It is the only book publisher ever to win a second award and the only publisher to have won one in the last 10 years.
Nosy Crow is one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award this year and, within that, one of 122 recognised for its excellence in International Trade.
Employing 56 people, Nosy Crow is a multi-award-winning publisher of child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books and ebooks for ages 0–12. It began publishing in 2011 and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Nosy Crow is now the 11th biggest children’s publisher in terms of UK sales to the consumer and the 6thbiggest preschool publisher (Nielsen).
In 2020, Nosy Crow’s export sales were 74% of total sales, up from 67% in 2019. Based on the Publishers Association statistics collection scheme in 2019 Nosy Crow had 2.1% of the UK children’s market, but a staggering 10.8% of UK publishers’ children’s books exports.
Adrian Soar, proud at the age of 80 to be Nosy Crow’s Commercial Director and Co-Founder, says:
“Our global success is due to the great work of our authors and illustrators, and to the achievements of the terrific team at Nosy Crow. We are delighted that for the second time this has been recognised by the accolade of a Queen’s Award, a first for the book publishing industry.”