The Week

The Week is a family of publications which began with a print magazine more than 20 years ago. It now also includes digital editions of the magazine, with weekly apps for iPads, iPhones and Android devices – and a website that publishes distinctive online stories throughout the week.

In all its forms, The Week is designed for readers who want to know what's going on in the world, but don’t have the time read a daily newspaper from cover to cover - let alone all of them.

In Britain alone, the papers amount to a staggering 5,800 pages a week – almost ten million words.

On top of that, there’s a plethora of TV and radio bulletins to keep up with, and news websites too.

Keeping up to date with what's happening, and understanding all the issues, from all angles, has never been more taxing, or more important.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
136 (est)+6%
The Week was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at The Week

Tara Mitchell

Tara Mitchell

VP Marketing
William Falk

William Falk

Editor in chief
Arielle Starkman

Arielle Starkman

Director of Financial Reporting
Garrett Markley

Garrett Markley

Digital Director
Alex Dalenberg

Alex Dalenberg

Senior Editor

The Week Office Locations

The Week has offices in London and Bedford
London, GB (HQ)
30 Cleveland Street

The Week Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


The Week Financials

The Week's revenue was reported to be £23.5 m in FY, 2015 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

23.5 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

14.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

4.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

6 m

EBIT (FY, 2015)

5.6 m

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

697.9 k
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


10.7 m13 m14.4 m15 m17.6 m19.3 m20.6 m22.6 m23.7 m23.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4.8 m5.2 m5.6 m5.6 m6.4 m6.8 m7.6 m8 m8.2 m8.8 m

Gross profit

5.8 m7.8 m8.8 m9.4 m11.1 m12.5 m13 m14.5 m15.5 m14.7 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

1.6 m2.9 m3.3 m2.9 m3.7 m4.2 m3.6 m4.2 m5.2 m4.7 m

Dividends Paid

2.7 m2.8 m3.3 m2.9 m3.6 m4.7 m4.2 m8.2 m4.9 m
    GBPY, 2015


    216.3 k

    Financial Leverage

    7.3 x
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    The Week's Web-traffic and Trends

    The Week Online and Social Media Presence

    The Week News and Updates

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    “Stranger Things” Billboards, And A Sea Shepherd Doc: Top 5 Ads Of The Week

    Burger King clowns around for Halloween, Under Armour signs an impressive new athlete, and Philips harnesses the power of moms. It could’ve been just another PSA. The environmental conservation group Sea Shepherd wanted to raise awareness of its efforts in stopping ocean-faring lawbreakers, but inst…

    Bullsh*t-Free Eggs And A Stranger Things Rom-Com: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

    Clorox goes beyond clean, Yeti takes gender stereotypes fishing, and Lifetime Movie Network’s illicit affair. Upon momentary reflection, this week’s collection of Top 5 honorees spans a pretty eclectic, and perhaps unlikely, range of advertised products. A cooler brand, a streaming service, Lifetime…

    Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lizzo, And Cyrus Vs. Cyrus: The Week In Music

    These are the songs we recommend for your Productivity Playlist, volume 13. Before we begin this week’s new music roundup, some sad news: Joel Arbaje, original curator of The Week In Music, has departed Fast Company to go kill it as a photo editor at Men’s Health. That means I’m taking over the reig…

    The Top 5 Ads Of The Week: Cannes Preview Edition

    Kenzo, Samsung, Channel 4, Sandy Hook Promise, and Donate Life round out a handful of our favorite ads heading into the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity next week. Look, despite the mountains of brand marketing manure we’re all forced to confront every minute of every day each year, it reall…

    Apple’s Earth, Ikea’s Iconic Blue Bag: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

    SickKids Foundations is DadStrong for Father’s Day, a sweet recruitment for Norwegian foster families, and Equinox celebrates pride with a new alphabet. Aside from the dog-and-Comey show on Capitol Hill, the other big event of the week live-tweeted by obsessives was Apple’s latest WWDC. While we got…

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