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Our Services

Flagbear Media was founded in 2021, providing trusted advice, strategy and guidance across publishing and information services.

  • Mergers and acquisitions - we are M&A specialists, connecting buyers and sellers, providing strategic guidance from valuation to integration

  • Strategic advice - medium and long-term planning, portfolio reviews

  • Change management - new services, new markets, new territories, new teams

  • Workshop and meeting facilitation - generating ideas, solving problems, aligning teams

  • Requests for proposals - defining requirements and managing responses from suppliers 

  • Digital transformation - reimagining processes, business models and culture

Please contact us to discuss your next project.


Our Team

Ian Bannerman

Ian Bannerman

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Ian Bannerman is an experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director and Managing Director, with over two decades of experience in the publishing industry. He led the research publishing arm of a FTSE-100 business, with a turnover of over £300M and 700+ staff worldwide. He has served as the Chair of Crossref, on the board of the STM Association, and the industry advisory board of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. He is an active investor and advisor to a range of digital businesses with a focus on publishing and online learning.

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Stuart Dawson

Stuart Dawson
Associate Director

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Stuart Dawson is a Chartered Accountant and experienced finance professional. After 10 years with Deloitte, working with clients on a wide range of advisory projects, he spent 16 years in CFO and COO roles in the publishing industry.  He led the finance team of the £500m+ revenue academic publishing division of a FTSE 100 group.  He has several years’ experience as Finance Director of separate start up companies in academic communication and online education fields and acts as a lay representative for Health Education England.

Flagbear Media has access to a network of independent consultants who can provide support for projects of any size. These include specialists with expertise in sales, marketing, technology and law.



Another day, another tree.


For every day that we charge for our work, we dedicate a tree with a donation to the National Forest. If we charge for our work in another way, then we work out the equivalent number of days and dedicate that many trees.


We will send you an e-certificate on completion of the project to confirm how many trees you have helped to nurture.


The National Forest is a wooded landscape for the nation across 200 square miles of central England. The National Forest Company is a registered charity (1166563)


Get in touch

We are here to assist with your next project. Please contact us by email, or give us a call.

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