Bright future beckons
The Living Magazines group has a new owner and an exciting future.
Local businesswoman Alison Page has taken over the Living magazines group of titles Berkhamsted Living, Tring Living, School Report and others – set up 17 years ago by Sandra Boothroyd-Todd.
Alison, founder of the well-respected marketing consultancy Alison Page Marketing, has been a good friend of Sandra for many years. It was a chance conversation over Christmas that piqued Alison’s interest in buying and running these popular magazines.
She said: ‘Sandra and her team have done a lot of work on behalf of Berkhamsted and Tring, and I’m thrilled to be taking on their mantle as I’ve always loved reading the magazines.
‘Having also known and worked with the team for many of my marketing consultancy clients over the years, I jumped at the opportunity to add a publishing arm to my business.
‘It’s a new challenge and I’m going to relish working with the many local community groups and businesses that make the magazines so welcomed when they drop through the door.’
When Sandra started Berkhamsted Living magazine in late 2001 it was only intended to be a small project. She said: ‘I hoped it would be an asset for the town and the kind of publication I would enjoy receiving myself. It grew into something much bigger than I had envisaged, especially with the launch of the Tring Living edition in 2007, and both publications have gained amazing credibility among readers and advertisers.’
Former Living magazines editorial director David Guest said: ‘We are sure the magazines are in good hands with Alison, and we hope she gets as much pleasure from producing them as we have done these past 17 years.’