From Small Acorns ….
Many businesses evolve from humble beginnings and if that business delivers a great product or service and is successfully managed then it should prosper from its growing satisfied customer base.
Discover Magazines has done exactly that.
Born in 2005 with The Chandlers Ford Directory (printed in black and white!) and The Southampton Directory (only 4,000 circulation), in 2011 it merged with another local publisher called Discover Meon Valley and thus was born the Discover brand; Discover New Forest & Waterside, Discover Romsey & Test Valley, Discover Winchester & Alresford, Discover Southampton, Discover Hedge End & Hamble, Discover Locks Heath and Fareham, Discover Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh, the rest as they say is history ……..
After 15 years, we expanded the family of Discover Magazines to what it is today; .
- the largest circulation available in Hampshire -185,000 copies
- each publication is tailored and localised to the community with interesting editorial
- 100% letterbox deliverd and
- produced to a high standard, high gloss finish and printed locally
I’ve lovingly grown the business, the team and the magazine with the help of my business partner, Tania Houston who retired from Discover in 2020 to develop her other publishing related software ideas. Thus, from 1 October 2020, my business Langdon Scott Ltd now manages Discover Magazines Ltd, from our office in central Chandlers Ford. My background is marketing, advertising, sales as well as publishing so running my own business gives me a first hand understanding of many of my customers’ challenges.
2020 was the most challenging year and we are not of the woods yet but I’m proud to say we continued to publish and deliver throughout the pandemic, supporting the “buy local” ethos and helping our readers, many of them isolated for months, to stay connected with their community.
I have plans in the pipeline for more online projects to complement the printed magazines, expanding into Wiltshire, Andover and Portsmouth. I also offer a range of marketing services such as website design, media management and social media campaigns through my sister business, Langdon Scott (www.langdonscott.co.uk).
Discover Magazines Ltd | Langdon Scott Ltd
tel: 023 8027 6396
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