About us

International Leather Maker - the undisputed market leader

ILM is the leading news and business information service for the leather industry delivering content multi-platform across print, online and events. New media remains at the forefront of ILM’s reader communication strategy and in just 4 years helped us develop an unbeatable global audience of over 24,000 with 90% accounting for online.


Commercial partners and those who read ILM are assured that our editorial expertise and understanding of the market means that content remains relevant and focused to its audience, the modern leather maker. ILM is positioned as an important and influential media brand in the leather industry making us an obvious choice for advertisers and sponsors who want to reach a targeted audience on an international scale. 

Contact us

If you want to know more about ILM or have an interesting idea or article please contact: Martin Ricker  martin@internationalleathermaker.com

For commercial enquires contact: Maria Wallace  maria@internationalleathermaker.com 

Martin Ricker, Content Director

Co-founder of ILM Martin Ricker (BSc Hons, Chemistry) has worked for many years in both the leather and media industries. He previously worked at BLC Leather Technology Centre, UK in the laboratory. He has worked-in and visited many tanneries and leather related companies, organisations and has attended many industry related events and exhibitions throughout the world. For 18 years he has been working in the media industry specialising in the tanning sector. He is well-known in the sector and is highly regarded as a leading industry commentator.

Maria Wallace, Commercial Director

Co-founder of ILM Maria Wallace (BA Hons English) has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry. Starting her career in PR & Marketing, she then went on to work in media sales, specialising in B2B. She has extensive experience in selling print and web based products as well as events. Maria is known for her consultative sales approach and creative ability. She works closely with clients to create campaigns that achieve goals and objectives.