edify digital media ltd is a business intelligence company producing market reports, events, news, commentary, analysis and technical content for global business to business markets.
Our customers include international brands, retailers and tanners as well as chemical and machinery manufacturers covering a multitude of segments including automotive, furniture, footwear, garment and leather goods.
edify digital media Ltd was founded in 2013 by Maria Wallace and Martin Ricker. Within the first three years of trading the company successfully launched and established the market leading news and business information brand International Leather Maker (ILM) and also acquired the business assets of theSauerReport, a subscription based global raw materials website, expanding it to include a Knowledge Centre with leather industry reports.Read more
Maria has over 15 years' experience in business intelligence. Before co-founding edify digital media ltd, she was a business unit head for Progressive Media Group (now known as GlobalData plc). Maria is a results-driven, ambitious and self-motivated individual with a proven ability of managing a P&L, developing sales and revenue streams and strengthening teams in order to maximise company profitability. Maria has a BA Hons in English. In her spare time, she regularly attends spin classes, is learning to play golf and enjoys traveling and reading.
Martin has worked in both the leather and media industries for over 27 years. He has held a number of editorial positions, rising up to Editor before co-founding edify digital media. He is regarded in the global leather industry as one of the most important and influential commentators and has taken edify digital media’s products forward with a blend of high quality content with a commercially driven outlook.
Martin is married with two children and enjoys mountain biking, travelling, reading and socialising.