February 2024

All About Magazines
All About Magazines

The All About Team

Helen Holt - Editor and Publisher

After a few years of travelling and working around the world, Helen worked in event management for 10 years in London at two national charities. After moving to Hove, she noticed a community magazine coming through the door and realised its potential for both the community and local businesses. In 2009 there were no local magazines going through the doors in BN16 and All About Angmering was born, followed soon after by ‘All Abouts’ in Rustington, Ferring, East Preston and Littlehampton. With the launch of All About Goring-by-Sea in September 2020, the magazines are now going through more than 32,000 doors along the south coast. She is really proud of managing to publish magazines throughout the covid-19 pandemic, getting vital information through the doors every month. The All About Magazines were one of only three magazine groups in the whole country who continued publishing during the early months of the pandemic. Helen is a volunteer for the local foodbank, she enjoys walking her two spaniels, holidays with her husband and grown-up kids in Devon, running and the odd G&T.

Caroline Kosa - Distribution Manager

Caroline moved from Surrey to East Preston in 2005 and then subsequently moved to Angmering in 2012. Her two children attended St Wilfrid’s school in Angmering and East Preston Junior school.
Caroline recruits and manages the team of distributors, all of whom live in the local area. Caroline enjoys gardening and crafts and is partial to coffee and cake!

Sarah Butler - Proofreader and 'What's On' coordinator

After graduating, Sarah moved to Japan where she taught English for two years and travelled throughout Asia and beyond. She returned to London and worked in the travel industry for eight years before moving to the coast in 2007. Sarah met Helen when their children struck up a friendship at pre-school and has been proofreading for a number of years as well as working as an invigilator during the exam season. Her chocolate Labrador, Charlie, is a Reading Dog at a local school and is regularly recognised out and about on the streets of Hove. Sarah swims in the sea all year round and has mastered the art of getting changed on the beach in all weathers. She very much enjoys the ensuing flask of tea and, of course, cake!

Tim Bigger - Graphic Design

Tim designs the majority of adverts in the All About magazines and has over 30 years experience in creative design having worked for a wide variety of clients all over London and the south east. He specialises in creating advertising material that will catch the eye and get a response which is the objective of good advertising. He advises promoting your business in a holistic way and to think long term campaigns rather than isolated appearances as research has shown you will get a much better response if your ad is a regular feature. Stats have shown that an average individual has to view a piece of promotion at least 7 times before they act on it so repetition is the key to getting better results. Tim originated in Haywards Heath but spent most of his childhood in East and West Africa due to his father working for a London based international advertising agency. Tim now lives and works in Rustington and has 2 children. He is a keen photographer and artist and enjoys walking in the beautiful Sussex countryside and of course visiting the Clockhouse bar in East Preston now and again…


February 2024