Magazine publisher invests in sales

Community magazine publisher Kipper Life, has recently announced a new member of the team.

HHBA member Kipper Life works in four separate areas with its four titles – Lindfield Life, Cuckfield Life, Hurst Life and Hassocks Life. Each magazine is distributed at no cost to residents of each village on a monthly basis, with the company now printing over 17,000 magazines per month.

Business owner and editor David Tingley launched Lindfield Life 12 years ago, and has been adding villages and titles to the Kipper Life family since the second magazine – Cuckfield Life –  was born in 2012.

“It is a privilege to work in these villages,” David said. “Each has its own feel and identity, but all have a strong desire to come together locally. All we are doing is helping to foster and encourage this sense of community, in print each month.”

David leads a team of nine who ‘make the magic happen’, including writers and editors, a proofreader, a creative artworker and a website editor. Newly recruited salesperson Emily Hitchcock is the most recent addition who will be working alongside David and office manager Emily Billson.

“We know that the last 12 months have been a challenge for most businesses – and for some it’s been incredibly difficult where trading has had to cease entirely for long periods of time,” David continued. “We have always tried to support small businesses in and around our villages and we look forward to continuing to do so. With Emily now working with us, we hope to be able to expand our reach and talk to more businesses in the area. Getting new customers is now more important than ever – and that’s something which we have a great track record of doing for our advertisers.”

Emily Hitchcock, who lives in Hurstpierpoint and has been a reader of Hurst Life since the beginning, commented: “I’m really looking forward to being part of the team that creates this amazing product that I know from personal experience, is greatly enjoyed locally by its readers.”

If your business would like more customers from any or all of the residents of Lindfield, Cuckfield, Hurstpierpoint or Hassocks – then Emily would be delighted to hear from you. You can call the office on 01444 715345 or email to get hold of a current advertising guide.