Spacehouse Completes Purchase of New Start Magazine

newstartSpacehouse Ltd is delighted to announce that it has acquired New Start Magazine from its current owners – Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).

This is an exciting time in New Start’s history as it celebrates thirty years of high quality journalism and continues to offer ‘alternatives for places’ and a clear focus on local economics and communities. It promotes debate about the core questions facing our local communities and the business models being adopted and developed by those providers engaged in the sector.

David Harrison, Managing Director of Spacehouse Ltd stated ‘As publishers within the environmental, local government and wider public sector there is a great deal of synergy between New Start and our current media portfolio. This purchase enhances our coverage of this core market within the local communities sector where there is a real hunger for more enterprising and engaging solutions. I am delighted that the current editor, Clare Goff will continue to lead our work on New Start and she will embark upon a period of investment and development in the title. For those working in the recruitment sector we offer a gateway to the leading candidates – via our 6,000 subscribers, our 8,600 sector specialists following us on Twitter, and our regular and loyal visitors who access our web pages every day’

Neil McInroy Chief Executive of CLES stated ‘Given their experience within the local government market and the wider public sector Spacehouse are perfectly placed to take New Start forward. They have some exciting plans for the brand and I am delighted to announce that CLES will also retain an association with the magazine, and will be working in partnership to ensure New Start continues to tell the stories of the people and projects creating social and economic change in local areas in the UK’.

New Start has an audience of local authorities, local businesses, charities, social enterprise organisations and regeneration bodies. The Magazine is articulating the alternative for places and writing about new local economics. Please take a look:

For Further Information please contact:

David Harrison – Managing Director – Spacehouse Limited – 01625 614000

Dave Lawrence – Client Services Director – Spacehouse Limited  – 01625 614000

Launch of


Spacehouse have developed a carejobs portal which brings together  the health, social care and eductaion sectors. The website not only features a comprehensive jobs portal but also incorporates breaking news stories via the blog.

environment Journal

environment journal launched in May 2016.

Austin Macauley is the new Editor of environment Journal.  Editor - Austin Macauley

Austin stated

“Environment Journal aims to highlight cutting edge practice from across the globe, champion innovation and lead debate on the key sustainability issues facing local government and its partners in the UK. It is bridging the gap between those who are developing solutions to pressing issues ranging from pollution to greener transport and practitioners tasked with putting ideas into practice.

The environment field in local government is growing in significance and represents a key area for councils to generate new income streams. This will continue in the years to come with areas such as waste management and renewables at the forefront of helping local authorities achieve their wider objectives to sustain local services, create sustainable communities and mitigate climate change.

Environmental Journal is responding to that shift. Many of our contributors work in these sectors – bringing a practical slant to what can be highly complex and technical disciplines. The magazine is therefore embedded in the sector, creating a platform for professionals to exchange ideas and strive for excellence”

Andy Lees Appointed to Spacehouse Board


2nd March 2016

The Board of Directors of Spacehouse Limited today announced the appointment of Andy Lees as a Director of the company – effective immediately.

“Andy’s 16 years of broad experience across many sectors of the media industry will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors” said David Harrison, Managing Director. “It is an exciting time to be joining the Board as our media portfolio continues to grow via partnerships and acquisition”

Andy is the current Sales Director of Spacehouse Limited. Having joined the company in 2000 as an Account Manager, he has been at the forefront of the business strategy to increase our client network and access to markets which in turn drives advertising revenue for our publishers. With a significant knowledge of many sectors including recruitment, product and sponsorships across both print and digital media, Andy is well positioned to drive the company forward.

Andy Lees Stated

“Over the past 16 years we have seen significant changes in the media sales industry. Spacehouse Limited has adapted effectively to these changing conditions while building upon our reputation for quality of service and effective delivery. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to shape the strategy for further growth and increasing our impact within the media sales sector”

Spacehouse Limited is a leading media sales and marketing company that provides a wide range of media services to a substantial and diversified client base. This includes sector leading business to business magazines such as The MJ, Surveyor and Direct News, member organisations such as APSE, and lifestyle titles such as ilovetoskiandboard. Founded in 2000 the company is based in Cheshire and maintains a regional office in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

For further information please contact David Harrison on 01625 614000


Welcome to Jordan

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We are pleased to announce that a new “Spaceman” has joined the team. Jordan Kierens joins Spacehouse from the agency TMD Carat in Manchester where he was involved with all things social media.

Jordan will be working alongside Dave Lawrence and Andy Lees on The MJ portfolio, while contributing to our work across all our social media platforms.

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The winter sports portal is going from strength to strength.

We are delighted to announce that our Ski community on Facebook has now past the 85,000 mark, and snowboarding is doing just as well with almost 56,000 liking our activity. is already one of the leading winter sports portals in the UK