A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase an independent monthly title which enjoys impressive brand loyalty. Currently covering an area of south Dorset, printing and distributing 20,000 copies per month. Immediate ability to increase print run and expand into neighbouring region if wished.
The Gazette has been right at the heart of its community since its inception and has an excellent database of regular advertisers. It has a long-held reputation for being an ethical, independently owned publication and is held in high regard by readers and advertisers alike.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to purchase a local news magazine with a view to either continuing the business as is, or expanding into a recently-available neighbouring region by increasing print and distribution runs.
Currently 20,000 copies of the full colour, A4 size magazine are distributed monthly, with the majority being delivered door-to-door to both business and residential properties. It is currently produced in-house by two members of staff working flexible hours. Although the business is presently located in prime town centre leased offices, it benefits from the possibility of relocation as it is primarily computer/telephone-based sales and production.
The prospect for new owners to keep to the current business model is an option or they could also look into expanding the distribution and sales area.
The current owner has worked at the paper since 2001 becoming the owner in 2010. They are now looking at changing career after twenty years, ten of which being at the helm of this much-loved regional paper.