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New home in the country for Archant glossies

Lifestyle magazine publisher Archant Specialist has announced it is moving three of its titles from London to Cheltenham.

The English Home, The English Garden, and Heritage and Realm will all transfer to the company’s regional publishing centre in the Gloucestershire town on July 28.

The move will create 19 new jobs in Cheltenham with the loss of a similar number of posts in London, although it is believed some staff may relocate.

It will mean the three titles will be produced under the same roof as other Archant best-selling titles, including France Magazine, French Property News and Living France, as well as Cotswold Life and other regional magazines in the ‘Archant Life’ stable.

All three magazines will be getting new editors, although the current editors of The English Home, Sharon Parsons, and The English Garden, Janine Wookey, will be retained in a consultancy capacity at least until the end of the year.

Kerryn Harper will become the new editor of The English Home magazine after having spent the past two years freelancing and writer following her relocation to the Cotswolds from London after the birth of her daughter.

Kerryn was previously editor of House Beautiful magazine and acting editor of Your Home magazine.

Jackie Bennett, until recently deputy editor of The English Garden, has been appointed its editor and will be based in Cheltenham. Jackie has been with the magazine since 2002 and has written many books and partworks on gardening.

And Heritage and Realm will be edited by Matt Havercroft, who was previously editor of A Place in the Sun, the magazine spawned by the hit TV relocation programme.

Although the editorial, production and marketing functions will move to Cheltenham the sales operations will remain in Kensington, West London.

Archant Specialist Regional MD Miller Hogg said: “By having the magazines located in Cheltenham, where we’ve had so much recent success with our other specialist-interest titles, we will be able to pool our resources and expertise to further develop their content, quality and relevance to their very discerning readership.”