Spacehouse Completes Purchase of New Start Magazine

Oct 5, 2016

Spacehouse 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: