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About us

Life In…Magazines is a multi award-winning publishing company based in the London Borough of Bromley. We publish and distribute monthly community magazines packed with positive news, local events and insightful community and lifestyle features.

Every month we print and distribute three editions: Life In Orpington, Life In Bromley and Life In Beckenham, with a combined print and digital estimated readership of over 50,000. 

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Celebrating Bromley local life and Bromley businesses

Our magazines only cover positive news. We have a unique mix of community, business and lifestyle articles, aimed at celebrating local people and encouraging them to support local businesses across the Bromley borough.

Together with regular features, columns, competitions and noticeboards, the magazines are designed to inspire, inform, engage, educate and entertain.

Presented in an easy-to-digest, ‘dip-in and dip-out’ format, the magazines have become a go-to source for positive local information, since we launched in March 2019.

“We are surrounded by negative news on a daily basis. So, as Bromley residents ourselves, in creating Life in…Magazines, we wanted to offer something different, sharing positive news and inspiring people with what’s going on locally.”

Our Values

It’s important to us to bring joy to the local communities for whom we publish content.  That’s why we only cover positive news, features and articles in our content.
As a community magazine publisher – and a small business ourselves – we believe it’s really important to support local, small businesses. We have a regular business section in our magazines and encourage local businesses to advertise with us at very reasonable rates. We also offer other services including design, printing, leafleting, publishing, blog writing, social media content writing and videography to name a few.
We are trusted for our informative and engaging, positive content. And we want to keep it that way. That’s why we only reserve half of each magazine for advertising. We still rely on advertising to cover our costs and provide a range of options to suit all budgets.

All our magazines are printed using vegetable-based inks and on FSC® Certified paper*. We don’t waste any copies – if there are any left at pick-up points when we drop off new issues, we collect the old ones to distribute to local households. We also encourage readers to recycle their magazines when they’ve finished with them.

*This means the paper we use has been sourced from sustainably managed forests and its site of origin is proven and traceable under certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Every tree felled for paper is replaced by significant growth of new trees in Forestry Commission managed forests.

Meet the team

We have a growing team here at Life In Magazines’ HQ.

Lauretta Wright

Lauretta

With over 20 years’ experience in journalism, Lauretta is Editor of Life in Orpington, Life in Bromley and Life In Beckenham magazines. She has a keen eye for double spaces, loves interiors and, when she’s not busy working, enjoys mini getaways, kitchen creations and immersing herself in TV series for escapism.

Michelle

Michelle's forte is event management which makes her ideal in overseeing our annual ABBBAs event. Michelle is a self-professed workaholic but also loves socialising with friends and family. Her other interests include travel, reading and theatre visits and her guilty pleasure is pairing chocolate and prosecco.

Nicky

Nicky heads up our design team and knows what works in catching people’s eye! She puts a great spin on the magazine’s style, ensuring it’s eye-catching, imaginative and interesting. And she’s awesome at creating amazing adverts, leaflets and booklets for our customers, always going 'above and beyond.'

Tori

Tori loves creative work environments and, as Office and Editorial Assistant, enjoys the variety that comes with the role. She enjoys walking her cheeky Beagle, Rocky, with her family, travel, arts and good food.

Helen

Not everyone enjoys doing the accounts, but for Helen it’s like second nature. When she’s not busy balancing the books, she enjoys meeting friends for dog walks and coffee - and losing herself in made up worlds in books.

July 2021 blog

The VIPs

Freya and Milo are the company’s mascots. They specialise in play-fighting, long days of snoozing and being obsessed with their feather and bell toy. Like most siblings they fight, but they always make up.

The best of the rest

We employ a friendly and trustworthy team of magazine distributors across the borough who are committed to delivering our magazines and leaflets with the care and attention they deserve. All our distributors are GPS tracked. We’re also lucky to have a reliable team of volunteer distributors and magazine contributors, including writers and proof readers, who enjoy giving back to the community and also happen to be big fans of our inspiring community magazines. If you’d like to get involved email hello@lifeinmagazines.co.uk

Have a read of the latest issues...

Life In

Orpington

Life In

Bromley

Life In

Beckenham

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