In this section, we will aim to keep you up to date with what's happening within our business, any major events we are involved in etc.
- November 2011 - Finalist of Brilliance in Business Awards 2011
Herald Publishing was shortlisted as a finalist of the New Forest National Park Authority Green Leaf Sustainable Business Award 2011/2012 as part of the New Forest Business Partnership's Annual Brilliance in Business Awards
- December 2009 - Herald Publishing Appointed as Local
Information Point for New Forest National Park Authority
Herald Publishing is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by the New Forest National Park Authority to be its official Local Information Point in Hythe.
Once the facility is set up and fully operational in the Spring, visitors will be able to access a wide range of information about the New Forest, and staff will be trained so that they can answer enquiries about many aspects of the National Park Authority’s work in the Forest.
- February 2009 - Herald Publishing
Launches New Website
Herald Publishing has launched a brand new website which provides information on all aspects of the business, its history and news items.
The new website for Herald Publishing is easy to navigate and very informative, and includes a section to allow users to download past issues of The Herald as PDF files.
This feature allows readers of The Herald, who may have missed an issue, to still get a copy of it after all the printed versions have gone from the pickup points. It also gives advertisers in The Herald increased coverage beyond the printed circulation.
Having developed the website in-house, Herald Publishing are able to maintain and update the site regularly to keep all content current.
Herald Publishing's Managing Director, Andrew Longland, said "We were able to complete the site from scratch in just a couple of days and the result is very pleasing. I would like to encourage all Herald readers and advertisers to take a look at the site and would be pleased to hear any feedback that they may have."
- 9th December 2008 - Official Opening of
Herald Publishing and Hythe Trophy Centre held the official opening of their new premises during Hythe’s Christmas shopping event.
Guests gathered amid a flurry of artificial snow in the High Street to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Joshua Edwards and Simon Chadwick.
Joshua Edwards is a 13 year old Noadswood pupil who, at the age of 11, suffered a Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Haematoma (spinal blood clot) which has left him wheelchair bound, with no feeling from his armpits downwards and unable ever to walk again. Joshua is one of only 27 such cases ever reported in children throughout the world. Joshua’s family have set up a £1.5m trust fund for his future care.
Simon Chadwick, who attended Applemore School and still lives locally, is the author and illustrator of the New Forest Friends series of books which were first published in the 1990’s and have sold over 17,000 copies. Simon now runs the successful illustration business, Ceratopia.
Hythe Town Crier Eric Pass with Joshua Edwards and Simon Chadwick at the official opening
Andrew Longland, MD of Silverock Enterprises Ltd (parent company of Herald Publishing and Hythe Trophy Centre) thanked everyone for supporting the event and paid tribute to all the staff for their hard work. The new premises at 6 High Street, Hythe (opposite the Lord Nelson) incorporate the advertising and editorial departments of The Herald, and the sales and engraving departments of Hythe Trophy Centre. In addition, there is a retail area for the sale of local books, stationery, souvenirs, postcards, local crafts and gifts, together with a growing range of office services such as photocopying, fax and laminating.
Tickets for many local events and concerts are available, and shortly there will be a section devoted to New Forest tourism information.
During the open evening, a cheque for £200 was presented by Silverock Enterprises to the Joshua Edwards Trust Fund; Simon Chadwick signed copies of his Forest Friends books, and the Hythe Town Crier kept everyone on their toes; and guests joined in the celebrations with wine and mince pies.
Herald Publishing Directors, Andrew & Zoe Longland with Joshua Edwards
- November 2007 - Finalist of
Brilliance in Business Awards 2007
Herald Publishing was shortlisted as a finalist for The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the Community, as part of the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2007. The awards scheme is run by the New Forest Business Partnership and recognises the achievements and good practices of businesses in the New Forest district.
Herald Publishing produces The Herald, a free, local magazine containing local news and events. Published in Hythe every three weeks, the Herald also plays a significant role in publicising local businesses.
The magazine contains 72-80 pages per edition and has a print run of 10,000 copies. These are circulated to local retailers, community centres, pubs, garages, etc along the length of The Waterside and beyond with the readership consisting of local residents, employees and visitors to the area.
One of, if not ’the’ main function of the publication is to promote the activities of local community groups and charities. Should a local group be holding an event, The Herald is pleased to publish details in order to raise public awareness.
The Herald plays a significant part in the local business community. Whilst advertising provides income and covers the cost of production, it also provides an opportunity for local businesses to promote their services or special deals at any particular time. The activities of the Hythe Business Partnership are often published in the publication.
The office acts as a drop-off point for used toner cartridges; spectacles and stamps which are collected by various local charities. In addition, the office sells tickets on a non commission basis for local events including the Hythe Community Cinema.
The Herald sponsors a range of local events including the Waterside Arts Festival Poetry Competition, the RNLI Raft Race and the Totton Drama Festival. Again, this direct involvement helps to attract bigger audiences and raises significant funds.