ABOUT US

First launched in Bookham in December 2005 by Rosalind Rudd. We have grown from humble beginnings into five substantial publications, with a combined circulation of 38,000. We are very connected with our areas; all our staff have grown up, been to school and worked locally; we hope you agree, that our local knowledge reflects well in our content.

The first magazine produced for Bookham filled a mere 28 pages, but over the next twelve months, the size doubled as word spread and a loyal following grew. Look Local Magazine Cobham joined the ranks in December 2006, followed by magazines covering Esher and Weybridge in 2013, and more recently, in December 2017 the Ashtead & Leatherhead issue was added to the mix.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our product”, says Ros.”We use some of the industry’s leading software and state-of-the-art production techniques, coupled with some imaginative design work. The end result gives high resolution copy on good quality paper, producing what we regard as some of the most attractive and eye catching little magazines around.”

We aim to bring you an ever growing selection of local businesses, as well as some interesting local articles and features. Regularly featured are puzzles, recipes, reviews and coverage of local events; in fact, as much local information as we can cram into our little pages each month.

Our approach has landed us a number of national awards over the years; as ‘Best Local Community Magazine’ with the Independent Publishers Association back in 2007 & again in 2008. As well as this, we were delighted to be named as Winners in the 2019‘ Corporate Live Wire Innovation & Excellence Awards. It is fantastic to be rated as one of the top local community magazines in the country. Readers and advertisers alike truly seem to love our winning combination. Many advertisers have actually been with us since the early days, and whether they are local shops or national chains, they come back time and time again because:

“Look Local magazines offers an affordable and effective way to reach local people and it really works!”

So whether you are looking to advertise your business or simply enjoy a good read, we are delighted to welcome you to Look Local Magazine.

MEET THE TEAM

Ros Rudd
Editor
Michelle Smith
Assistant Editor
Kirsty O'Meara
Graphic Designer
Emily Perkins
Finance

SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY...

“I have been advertising in Look Local Magazine since I opened our flagship branch in Cobham in 2009. Our bookings now span all 5 of their local magazines as the adverts and the areas they cover work very well for us. Ros and her team are always really friendly and helpful and over the years they have produced some great adverts and features for us which have enhanced our local marketing. Bruce’s Doggy Day Care are happy to recommend Look Local Magazine to readers and business looking to advertise.”

BRUCE CASLIAS - BRUCE'S DOGGY DAY CARE

“It is great to work with the Look Local team who are also very professional, friendly and efficient. I always know when Look Local magazines have been distributed by the immediate high number of response it generates.”

JUDY TILSON  - MARKETING MANAGER CLAREMONT FAN COURT SCHOOL  

“Look Local continues to be extremely supportive of Bookham Open Gardens, giving us very good coverage not only in the Bookham edition, but other local ones that are relevant. Given the great distribution, we feel this contributes significantly to our overall publicity offering.”

DIANE POOLE - BOOKHAM OPEN GARDENS