Ashgate Publishing

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Ashgate Publishing
Parent company Informa (Taylor & Francis)
Founded 1967
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Farnham
Publication types Books, academic journals
Imprints Gower Publishing, Lund Humphries
Official website www.ashgate.com

Ashgate Publishing was an academic book and journal publisher based in Farnham (Surrey, United Kingdom). [1] It was established in 1967 and specialised in the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional practice. It had an American office in Burlington, Vermont, [2] and another British office in London. It is now a subsidiary of Informa (Taylor & Francis).

Farnham town in Surrey, England

Farnham is a town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley. The town is 34.5 miles (55.5 km) southwest of London in the extreme west of Surrey, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. By road, Guildford is 11 miles (17 km) to the east and Winchester a further 28 miles (45 km) along the same axis as London. Farnham is the second largest town in Waverley, and one of the five largest conurbations in Surrey. It is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses. Farnham Castle overlooks the town. A short distance southeast of the town centre are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park House and Mother Ludlam's Cave. Farnham is twinned with Andernach in Germany. It is drained by the River Wey which is navigable only to canoes at this point.

Surrey County of England

Surrey is a subdivision of the English region of South East England in the United Kingdom. A historic and ceremonial county, Surrey is also one of the home counties. The county borders Kent to the east, East and West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast.

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The company had two imprints: Gower Publishing published professional business and management titles, [3] and Lund Humphries – established over 60 years ago – publishes illustrated art books, particularly in the field of modern British art. [4] In March 2015, Gower unveiled GpmFirst, [5] a web-based community of practice allowing subscribers access to more than 120 project management titles, as well as discussions and articles relevant to business and project management.

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In July 2015, it was announced that Ashgate had been sold to Informa [6] for a reported £20M. [7] It was announced in December 2015 that Lund Humphries has been relaunched as an independent publisher. [8] By February 2016, the independent imprints of Ashgate became part of the Routledge imprint.

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