Witherby Publishing Group
Witherby Publishing Group was established in 2008, initially as Witherby Seamanship Limited, through a merger between Witherbys Publishing and Seamanship International Ltd. The Witherby business dates back to 1740 when Thomas Witherby opened a stationery shop in Birchin Lane, London, next to the Sword Blade Coffee house, providing stationery and printing for the newly founded commercial marine insurance market.
More recently the company has expanded its range of publications into non-marine areas of insurance and has increased its marine portfolio through a new focus on Shipping Business. This has created a need to form three separate trading divisions: Witherby Seamanship International, Witherby Insurance & Legal and Witherby Shipping Business, all contained within the umbrella of the Witherby Publishing Group.