The Listing started as an idea back in 2005, whilst I was at home with my youngest daughter. In the days before Facebook, I felt that the community was lacking in timely, accurate information on what was happening in the Royston area. Mix this gap in with a desire to run my own business ever since I can remember, my customer service and marketing background – and The Listing was born! I love the challenges that publishing in the digital age brings – combining our print publication with our website and social media channels is exciting and means that your content reaches a larger audience across both print and digital platforms. I’m often asked if print is still relevant in 2019… the feedback from readers and our clients is that truly local, community and business content is still highly valued and relevant in print – and is actually more accessible by arriving directly through letterboxes than across the vastness of the internet, by residents of all ages.
It’s a privilege to be so involved with life in Royston and work with so many local businesses and organisations – they’re at the heart of what we do and make our community what it is! For a small town, we have so much on offer to see, do and experience.
Alongside managing the production of The Listing and future direction of the business, I focus my work efforts now on our sister company, The Listing Marketing Company. on a variety of design, digital and print projects for local businesses.
In my spare time, you’re likely to find me outdoors in the fresh air – walking, gardening, travelling to new places, or spending time with friends or family over food and drinks.
I joined The Listing team in October 2013 and specialise in our Advertising and Media Sales. I really enjoy working with all businesses and the community, and here at The Listing I get the opportunity to work and speak to so many different types of industries and organisations in helping them reach their target market, and ensure they are getting the most out of their advertising and marketing, as you can imagine no one day is ever the same. You’ll often see me around at various networking / community events, so be sure to keep me in touch with business-based events and news in the town!
In my spare time, I love travel and anything to do with fitness – I’d like to say always keen to try something new but within limits! I’m currently a member of Royston Runners and often seen at the 6am Fighting Fit sessions on the Heath. Both clubs are very supportive and during my time there I get to meet lots of inspirational people and often get to meet a lot of the faces behind our local businesses and organisations.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is a charity very close to my heart, which is who most of my fundraising is for, I am part of a fundraising team #TeamCerysD and in 10 years we have collectively raised over £55k for the charity!
The Distribution Team
Our distribution team is 30-strong, and covers 16500 households every month! Our team is a mix of reliable adults and teenagers who cover between 115 and 2000 households each month. Within five days, The Listing goes from four pallet-loads of boxes to arrive in 16,500 letterboxes throughout the SG8 postcode – more than any other local publication.
We are always on the look out for good, reliable teenagers (13 years and over), families and retirees who would like to deliver for us.
Currently, all of our rounds are covered but we have a waiting list of people looking for a round, so if you know someone who would like join the waiting list or be available for temporary cover, please get in touch.