Pavilion Books Group Ltd, known popularly as Pavilion, is a publishing company with headquarters at 1, Gower Street, London WC1. It specialises in illustrated book and digital content. Pavilion was founded in 2005 as Anova Books with the acquisition[clarification needed] of the Chrysalis Books Group from the Chrysalis Group. Since then it has acquired or created several other imprints. The company's owner and Chief Executive is Polly Powell. Non-executive directors are Vaughan Grylls, Robin Wood and Nigel Butterfield. Current imprints include:
Batsford, or B. T. Batsford, established 1849, which publishes books in various specialty categories such as applied arts, bridge, chess and horticulture. Prominent chairman was Brian Batsford from 1952 until 1974.
Collins & Brown, an imprint originally launched in 1989 to focus on non-fiction publishing.