About Us

Agora Business Publications has helped UK organisations with expert independent advice and support for more than 16 years. It is our mission to make compliance easy for professionals through information they can trust.


Who We Are

Based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, Agora employs 9 full-time staff members, and is supported by a wider family of more than a dozen renowned subject experts who create our products and services.  

Agora is the UK branch of family-run, Rentrop Publishing Group (VNR) which was founded in 1975. VNR is the eighth largest specialist information publisher in Germany, headquartered in Bonn. 

VNR has 7 international offices and approximately 500 employees worldwide.  

Our Mission

Agora’s mission is to make compliance easy for our customers by providing support and in-depth advice they can trust. 

We do this by working only with highly experienced and qualified subject experts in the areas of health & safety, HR and employment law, payroll, mental health and adult social care. 

Our aim is to ensure that we only bring you the essential information that you absolutely need to know. We don’t overwhelm you with irrelevant information or technical jargon. All of our products are written in plain English, making our advice easy to follow – saving you valuable time and money.  

We are deeply committed to continually improve the experience of our customers. We want to make their experience of dealing with Agora as easy and transparent as possible.