Edify Digital Media Ltd is a global, specialist media and information business.
Edify Digital Media Ltd was founded in 2013, by Maria Wallace and Martin Ricker. Within the first three years of trading the company successfully launched and established, the market leading news and business information brand, International Leather Maker (ILM) and acquired theSauerReport, a subscription based global raw materials pricing and analysis website, expanding it to include an archive of Leather industry articles and in-depth reports. In 2020, the company acquired Drug Discovery World (DDW), a business review of drug discovery and development.
Long term, Edify Digital Media is focused on international and emerging markets. Using a data driven approach, strategy leans towards online and digital content supported by events and where there is still demand, print. More than 95% of our sales turnover comes from outside of the UK.
Co Founder & Commercial Director
Maria has over 16 years’ experience in specialist media and information. Before co-founding Edify Digital Media Ltd, she was a business unit head for London based, GlobalData Plc (formerly Progressive Media Group) reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO. Maria is a results-driven, ambitious and self-motivated individual with a proven ability of managing a P&L, developing sales and revenue streams and strengthening teams in order to maximise company profits. Maria has a BA Hons in English. In her spare time, she regularly attends the gym, enjoys travel and reading
Co Founder & Content Director
Martin has worked in both the leather and media industries for over 30 years. He has held a number of editorial positions, rising up to Editor before co-founding Edify Digital Media Ltd. He is regarded in the global leather industry as one of the most important and influential commentators and has taken Edify Digital Media’s products forward with a blend of high-quality content with a commercially driven outlook. Martin enjoys cycling and walking, travelling and socialising. He has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) and was a qualified leather technician before moving into B2B Media.