Frontline, the UK’s leading magazine sales and distribution company.

Frontline distributes consumer magazines produced by our prestigious publisher shareholders - Bauer, Immediate Media Company and Haymarket

Frontline is an owner of Seymour, the first choice distributor for independent publishers and international exporter of Frontline and independent publishers’ titles.
  • Radio Times - RSV: £22,271
  • Heat - RSV: £18,010
  • Autocar - RSV: £1,961
  • Doctor Who - RSV: £2,691
  • Take a Break - RSV: £18,538
  • WHAT CAR? - RSV: £1,860
  • Match of the Day - RSV: £4,082
  • Closer - RSV: £17,027
  • FourFourTwo - RSV: £1,379
  • GoodFood - RSV: £2,988
  • TV Choice - RSV: £13,893
  • Stuff - RSV: £1,428

Source: ABC January to December 2010. RSV = Retail Sales Value and is shown in millions of pounds. ABC = Audited Bureau of Circulation and is the governing body that produces definitive magazine circulation numbers for advertising agencies and advertisers.

Our Mission

Our Values

To give each and every copy the maximum opportunity of being sold, for the lowest practical cost.



Frontline sells magazines through 55,000 retailers across the UK and Eire. We trade with the biggest multiple retailers through to specialist newsagents and small independent shops.

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Frontline provide comprehensive Supply Chain support in the U.K. and Ireland extending from the co-ordination of new product launches and new issues to liaison with Printers and the management of Finishing, Transportation, Subscriptions, Export...

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Our Values


Creating value for our publishers

Through a …..Can do attitude

And working as….. One team.


Bauer The Bauer Publishing Group was founded in Hamburg 1875 by Johann Bauer. Under the management of four generations of the Bauer family, The Bauer Publishing Group has grown from its humble beginnings as a printing house into a worldwide publishing empire comprising 238 magazines worldwide in 15 countries, as well as TV and radio stations.
Bauer Bauer Media is a division of the Bauer Publishing Group, Europe’s largest privately owned publishing Group. The Bauer Publishing Group is a worldwide media empire offering over 230 magazines in 15 countries, as well as online, TV and radio stations.
Immediate Media Company Immediate Media Company is the UK’s third largest magazine publisher; selling more than 50 regular titles and almost 100 million copies per year worth in excess of £120m in retail sales value. One-in-four UK adults reads an Immediate Media Company title every month
Haymarket The company was founded more than half a century ago, and is now the largest privately owned magazine publisher in the United Kingdom with titles in 23 languages across almost 100 nations. As globalisation opens up the world further, Haymarket continues to grow. The company has offices around the world, and many of its titles are now truly global brands.