About us

Supporting small magazine publishers

The International Magazine Centre is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting small magazine publishers. We offer online and in-person events and training, a mentoring scheme for people at all stages of their career, connections with suppliers, freelancers and other publishers, and often just a listening ear or ideas on which direction to take.

Find out what events and training we have coming up soon on our What’s On pages.

Join our community by becoming a member, giving you free or discounted access to online and in-person events, discounts on our training courses and with our suppliers, an invitation to our mentoring scheme, access to our member-only forum, and more.

Check out our journal for what we’re working on at the moment, and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up-to-date.

The Team

Our team is passionate about magazines and have publishing knowledge across formats, sectors, approaches and business models. If you’re looking for advice on a magazine publishing problem; connections with other publishers, freelancers or suppliers; suggestions on how to approach a magazine idea, get in touch.

Nikki Simpson
Founder and director

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Robert Ellison
Membership, events and marketing manager

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Benita Finanzio
Membership, events and marketing manager

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Eric Campbell, White Light Media
Design partner

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Kitty Finstad, The Good Vikings
Non-executive director

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Our Vision

Our vision is to open an International Magazine Centre in Edinburgh – a physical building and hub of global excellence for magazines and magazine publishing.

We’d like to offer office space dedicated to magazine publishers looking to expand their business into the UK, together with an incubator space for start-ups and recent graduates.

The Centre would host exhibitions, training courses and events, not only for magazine publishers, but also for a consumer audience coming to be inspired.

There’d be an incredible magazine shop with magazine’s from across the world, and a coffee shop to act as a community hub for people working in and around magazine publishing.

Get in touch if you’d like to help drive our vision forward.

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