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Group Strategy

Informa operates in a growing, global market for professional, commercial and academic knowledge and information.

We aim to generate sustainable shareholder value by harnessing the talent of our people, brands, customer and partner relationships, financial capital and infrastructure to deliver products, services and outcomes that customers value.

Informa is organised into four Operating Divisions, each with a strong and fully-formed management team accountable for the division’s end-to-end performance. The divisions constitute the Group portfolio, a portfolio that balances growth, profitability and cash generation. 

2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan

The 2014–2017 Growth Acceleration Plan, or GAP, is how Informa is delivering the Group strategy.

“The goal is simple but demanding: to return every part of our business progressively to growth, and simultaneously to build the capabilities and platforms needed for future scale and consistent performance.”

Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive

GAP is structured into six disciplines that represent the Group’s focus over the period. In combination, they are intended to improve the overall operational fitness of the Group, strengthen core capabilities and build a platform for future sustainable growth.

GAP Framework

In the Investment programme within GAP, we expect to spend up to £90m by the end of 2017 in a range of people, product, process and platforms initiatives across the Group.

Watch videos from our Finance Director and Strategy team to learn more.