Resolution Media and Publishing – the company behind Aycliffe Today’s sister publications Tees Business and Tees Life – have taken on their first permanent full-time employee to help drive forward growth plans.
The publishers, jointly headed up by Aycliffe Today editor Martin Walker, have appointed experienced saleperson Carole Sanderson, who started her new role earlier this month.
Carole, who originally trained in sales with the Gazette, has spent the last 15 years working as advertising sales manager for the Stockton-based Primary Times magazine.
Resolution revealed earlier this year it had planned to take on full-time staff to support plans for new publications in 2019.
Ex-Gazette boss Bob Cuffe was appointed as a non-executive director at Middlesbrough-based Resolution at the end of 2018.
Directors Walker and Dave Allan (pictured above with Carole) hope she will be the first of a number of new members to join the team.
Carole, who is married with one daughter and lives in Stockton, said: “After working for the last 15 years for Primary Times in the Tees Valley, I’m really looking forward to the new challenge of working for Tees Business and Tees Life magazines.
“I’ve always been very impressed by the high quality of both magazines including the editorial and photographic content, and I regularly hear positive comments about the publications from businesses in our area.
“Working for Dave and Martin as part of their team will enable me to progress my career even further and, together, I feel we can achieve great things.”
Carole worked in telesales for the Gazette in the 1980s and became a sales trainer during her time with the local paper.
She has since held various sales and administrative roles for firms around Teesside before joining Primary Times in 2003.
Resolution co-director Walker, who also owns Aycliffe-based Mantis Media, said: “We’re delighted to have brought Carole on board.
“Her track record of delivering sales in her previous role was an obvious quality which immediately stood out.
“As we look to strengthen both Tees Business and Tees Life along with the Tees Businesswomen Awards and other publications in 2019, we’re confident Carole will become a valuable member of the team and, hopefully, the first of many in the near future.”
Resolution are now busy working on the Winter 2019 issue of Tees Life– with advertising opportunities from just £145 + vat.
Tees Life is printed quarterly, with 7,000+ copies distributed to restaurants, hotels and high-end businesses across Teesside and homes across Wynyard, Eaglescliffe, Yarm, Ingleby Barwick, Wolviston, Hartburn, Nunthorpe, Linthorpe, Marton, Stokesley and Guisborough.
And businesses can market their products or services to this exclusive 20,000+ readership with promotional space available to meet all budgets.
Tees Life is published and circulated free, with more than 50% of content made up of exclusive, in-house content produced by Resolution’s team of writers and photographers.
The next issue is due out early February 2019, and space is already getting snapped up.
The booking deadline is 5pm on Friday January 18.