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Enthuse acquires Aceville

Enthuse Group this week acquired Aceville Publications from DC Thomson.

Enthuse acquires Aceville
Owen Davies: “We have been working night and day together with DC Thomson.”

In February, it was reported that 300 jobs were to go at DC Thomson, with reportedly half of the job losses coming from the closure of Aceville titles. (DC Thomson had acquired Colchester-based Aceville in 2018.)

A spokesperson for DC Thomson said: “We are pleased to announce that we have accepted an offer from Enthuse Group to purchase the titles previously published by Aceville. Colleagues will transfer to Enthuse with immediate effect, and we will be working with the purchasing company over the coming months to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.”

Owen Davies, founder and chair of Enthuse Group, said: “We have been working night and day together with DC Thomson to try and find a way of saving at least some of the Aceville business. I realise that our expectation of only saving around 30 jobs is a small consolation to all people affected by the closure and we will continue to discuss all options in consultation with employees. What I can assure those people who do come to work for Enthuse is that we are a lively, innovative business that knows how to make the best of their talents and experience”.

Aceville’s brands include titles in the craft, gardening, health and food sectors.

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