Tindle Newspapers is continuing to defy the recession and has launched three new newspaper titles in London today. It is the latest move by founder Sir Ray Tindle (pictured) to create local community papers across the country.
The three, the Barnet & Potters Bar Press, the Hendon & Finchley Press and the Edgware and Mill Hill Press, have been formed out of the regional Barnet title The Press and together will go door to door to nearly 90,000 homes in the London borough.
The move follows the launch by Tindle Newspapers of three ultra local titles in Enfield and Barnet in March - the East Barnet Advertiser, the Winchmore Hill Herald and the Edmonton Herald.
Sir Ray' strategy, driven by the Tindle Board of Brian Doel, group MD, Wendy Craig and Sue Yates, is also being implemented in other parts of the group where local community newspapers have been relatively more successful during the recession.
Alison Cruse, publishing director of North London & Herts Newspapers which produced the new titles, said the staff, led by editor Gary O’Keefe and advertisement manager Maria Pirani, were enthusiastically behind the launches which were the second phase of a continuing development. Each new title has some individual editorial and advertising and Cruse said:"It gives us the chance to get closer to the readers and advertisers in the communities we serve."
Tindle Newspapers publishes more than 200 newspapers in England & Wales, many of them more than 100 years old.
- Today (Sep 23) Sir Ray is hosting 150 guests at a special celebration in Aberystwyth to mark the 150th anniversary of the tabloid paid-for newspaper the Cambrian News.