Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made pursuant to s. 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the Claverley Group Ltd and its subsidiary companies have taken and are continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place  within our business or its supply chains.

The company acknowledge its responsibilities under the Modern  Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the  organisation.

Our business Claverley Group Ltd (together with its subsidiary  companies; MNA Ltd, PCS, PCP, Kennedy Publishing and Cubiquity Media) is a diversified media company. We create, print and procure engaging content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile  and tablets. The group manages and reports its businesses in the  following segments: News Services, Recruitment Agency, Public Relations, Print Procurement and Digital Planning Software Development and Marketing.

Our supply company chains include paper manufacturers, ink and  paper suppliers, technology and other office equipment, professional  services from solicitors and other professional advisors, technology,  office cleaning, facility services, maintenance suppliers, motor  services/suppliers, toy suppliers and occasionally for promotional purposes suppliers of food.

We are committed to improving our processes with regard to the  Modern Slavery Act and acting ethically and with integrity in our  business relationships. We will put in place effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is eradicated if and  where it is discovered in our supply chains. 

Imported supplies from sources from outside of the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored. As part of the company’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier.

The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The company directors and senior management shall take the responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training etc) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation or within its supply chains.

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published on the company website.

Name: Dean Barber
Position: Managing Director – Kennedy Publishing


Finance Director

He may be the new kid on the block after joining Kennedy in May 2021, but Steve’s career as a qualified accountant spans more than a quarter of a century and has seen him working in the retail and publishing sectors. Steve stays informed of the financial climate and market trends to help create strategic plans for Kennedy’s future.  

Steve loves nothing more than watching a cricket match and is currently planning ways to escape from the reptiles that are taking over his home, thanks to his children.  

Sophie Rowlands 

Licensing Director

Creative and commercially minded, Sophie has overseen the growth of the Kennedy portfolio from 10 licences to over 30. Since joining the company in 2015, she has acquired an in-depth knowledge of pre-school, primary and pre-teen brands, building strong and strategic relationships with key licensors across these sectors.  

Sophie’s expertise within the industry is exceptional and she is passionate about bringing children their favourite licensed brands and characters in a magazine format. Away from the office, Sophie loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with her naughty sausage dog Wallace.  

Harry Ford 

Operations Director

Joining Kennedy in 2011 after leaving school, Harry’s drive and passion has seen him work his way up from Office Administrator to becoming Operations Director in 2019. Over the years Harry has helped to create a company strategy that is focused on growth, and he is very proud of the fun, educational magazines that the company continues to create. 

When he’s not achieving his goals at work, Harry is hoping to hit the back of the net on either the football or hockey pitch. A huge fan of Chelsea FC, he is still coming down from the excitement of them winning the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final. 

Daisy Li 

Purchasing Director

Move over Santa, because Daisy is an expert when it comes to finding the perfect gift for each title. Spending the last decade in the covermount team at Kennedy has given her the skills and contacts to ensure each publication stands out from the crowd.  

As a mother of two young boys, Daisy has the inside scoop on what children want from their favourite magazines. She loves seeing how little surprises can make a child’s day – it’s Daisy’s way of sprinkling a little bit of magic over the Kennedy publications.  

dean barber

Managing Director

With a career in publishing spanning more than 25 years, Dean has brought his passion for producing exciting, innovative, and customer-focused titles to Kennedy. He joined the company in April 2018 and his commitment, positivity, and occasionally humorous approach are infectious to those who work with him. 

Dean is a self-confessed sports fan, especially when it comes to his favourite team – Leicester City Football Club. He is, however, just as happy watching the thrills and spills of the F1 Grand Prix as he is playing a sedate game of golf.