Hello, I’m Sue West, the Editor.
I conceived the idea of the publication in early 2005 as a guide, then called “The Verwood Directory” to link the local community together with local businesses and services. In December 2007 I expanded to produce 2 magazines and changed the name to “Roundabout Verwood” and introduced a second magazine “Roundabout Ringwood & Fordingbridge”. They have grown to combine everything “local” with interesting magazine features, journal articles and competitions. In April 2012 the third magazine “Roundabout East Dorset Villages” joined the stable and we also re-organised the Ringwood magazine distribution to include more of the nearby villages.
As the business grew, my husband, Pete couldn’t stop himself becoming involved and so his design skills and literary talent have contributed greatly to increasing the popularity of the Roundabout Magazines.
The magazines serve two purposes for the community:–
Firstly they contain a comprehensive listing of local businesses, trades, clubs, useful numbers and information. Most people like to “buy locally” whenever they can and so they can source what and who they need from these FREE updated reference guides. This gives advertisers an affordable way to reach the local people – as the FSB said “70% of money spent locally stays locally”. So it obviously pays to keep it local!!
Secondly they make an entertaining read with local news features, local events, as well as interesting lifestyle articles on subjects such as travel, gardening, music, movies, motoring and recipes to name but a few!
Ever since I started back in 2005, I have had, and still receive lots of positive feedback from both businesses and residents and always welcome new ideas or suggestions for further developing the magazines. You can contact me here.
As a small business ourselves, we are passionate about supporting local companies.
If you would like to get more business from Verwood, Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Colehill and surrounding area and villages then give us a call today on 01425 485194 for details of how to promote your business in print and on the internet, or have a look at our Advertising Information on the website first.