A Brief History of SG Media
In 1990, Stephen Gurney formed SG Media as a sole trader acting as a contract publisher for a local sailing club, taking on all aspects of their magazine.
SG Media started to produce other sailing club magazines as well as pantomime programmes as contract publishers. This quickly expanded to local councils, sports centres, schools, theatre groups, local government departments and design services for local businesses. At this point SG Media had 3 members of staff.
In 1993, our wedding magazine – now known as Planning Your Wedding – was born, as was our annual Cream Teas Guide.
In 1994 we launched the first edition of The INDEX Magazine as a local lifestyle title. It was a 24 page magazine with a print run of 10,000 copies.
The INDEX Magazine (launched 1994)
The INDEX Magazine is a monthly lifestyle publication targeted to ABC1 homes and businesses in West Kent and East Sussex. The print run is now at 30,000 copies per month and is distributed to high value homes and businesses in the local area. To see the latest magazine, please click here.
The Canterbury INDEX Magazine (launched 2011)
Covering East Kent, The Canterbury INDEX Magazine is a monthly lifestyle publication modelled on The INDEX Magazine. It has a print run of 20,000 per month. To see the latest magazine, please click here.
Planning Your Wedding
Planning Your Wedding Directory is an annual B5 glossy guide, which covers Kent, Sussex and Surrey. 10,000 copies are printed and distributed within local newsagents, wedding fairs, bridal shops and many more outlets. To see the latest magazine, please click here.
The Cream Teas Guide
The Cream Teas Guide is an annual guide to delicious cream teas in the South East. 8,000 copies are distributed throughout the area within newsagents, cafes and farm shops. To see the latest magazine, please click here.
We offer a total publishing service to other organisations. We are able to take on all aspects of publishing including advertising revenue generation, editorial, design and layout, print and distribution.
Our past clients include: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Kent County Council, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society, The Wedding Guild, Leicester City Council, Royal Tunbridge Wells Together and many more.
Print and Design Services
With our talented in-house design team and dealings with many printers, we are able to offer a complete service from designing adverts to producing flyers, newsletters and brochures. We are also able to deliver them within our magazines.