LONDON December 19 2019: The Charlesworth Group celebrates its 20th anniversary helping academics and scholarly publishers as the market-leading experts in China. Focusing on building customer relationships and delivering valuable services and technical solutions, The Charlesworth Group has evolved into an integral part of the publisher and author workflow and is clearly recognised as the ‘go-to’ company for Western publishers looking to improve their China footprint and sales.  


The China business launched two decades ago to provide sales agency services to international publishers seeking to service the growing China academic market. Through its expansive networks, a passion for customer service and strong committed ongoing engagement with the local consortia and library communities, that business has grown significantly, and Charlesworth is now recognised as the leading dedicated sales agency in China. During that time, other complementary services have evolved, including social media management and author services offerings. 


Innovation has always been at the heart of everything Charlesworth does, and this is showcased with a recently developed suite of WeChat targeted solutions to meet some of the unique challenges that come with providing services to the local China market. 


The 20th Anniversary Reception, held in Beijing earlier in December, was attended by over 100 local distinguished guests from the local academic community, with representatives in attendance from Chinese Academy of Science, National Science and Technology Library, China Knowledge Network International, the British Embassy, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Frontiers and many others. 


Michael Evans, Global CEO for The Charlesworth Group comments:

“In the last 20 years, we’ve seen significant growth and commitment from China, as well as driving innovation forward at a rapid pace. China has overtaken the US in the number of papers published and is making a substantial investment in R&D. We are immensely proud of this 20-year milestone and the vast array of knowledge and expertise we have gained along the way, as well as the specialist team we have built to help our publishers and China-based authors. This milestone celebrates The Charlesworth Group, but also our collaboration with our publisher clients, consortia, library and author community, and partner service providers, as well as the fantastic work done by our team – past and present. Thank you so much for all involved, and we are delighted to continue our investment in our services and products for China, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”


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About the Charlesworth Group 

With 20 years' experience in China, The Charlesworth Group is recognised globally as China’s trusted partner for sales and marketing representation, technical solutions and consultancy for STM publishers internationally and across the Chinese academic market. Charlesworth is also a leading provider of language editing and author services through its Charlesworth Author Services division. 


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Pictured from left to right: Helen Tian, General Manager China; Michael Evans, CEO, and Richard Charlesworth, Board member, from the Charlesworth Group celebrating Charlesworth’s 20th year in China


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Zheng Jiancheng, National Science and Technology Library (NSTL), speaking at the 20th Anniversary reception for The Charlesworth Group China. 


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