When our first magazine was first published in August 2015 to cover the thirteen villages in the Ibstock area, the ethos behind the venture was to establish a genuine news magazine that truly reflected the aspirations of the people and businesses in our vibrant community.
Right from the start it has been our intention that the magazine should be a “good little read” (to quote our readers) as well as being a first class platform for businesses to advertise their products and services.
As a full size A4 colour magazine it was an immediate hit with both readers and advertisers with it’s stylish design, special features and interesting articles about local history, events and characters.
Such was its success that a second magazine was introduced in October 2016 to cover Whitwick, Thringstone, Swannington and Coleorton areas. This was followed by the launch of our Ashby de la Zouch magazine in October 2018 and our Coalville and Hugglescote issue in October 2020.
Our monthly ‘Spot The Landmark’ competitions in both magazines attracts a huge amount of entries which is a great reflection of how popular the magazine is and the regular ‘Charity Champions’ feature, highlights the goodwill and efforts of both local individuals and businesses towards helping others less fortunate.
With our own team of distributors we can ensure that the magazines are delivered through the letterboxes of 26,000 homes and businesses every month and whilst we also have pick up points throughout these areas, these are in addition to our distribution and not part of the quoted amount.
Anyone wishing to access previous issues on line can easily do so via this web site and we now enjoy a lively social media prescence on facebook and/twitter.
Finally – an assurance that we will never rest on our laurels and will constantly look for ways to improve both magazines. We are truly proud to live in North West Leicestershire and our publications will always reflect that.