About Metropolis Publishing
Metropolis is a publishing group, established in 1994, that specialises in Consumer, Business and Travel Publishing alongside Public Sector Contracts and Reward & Benefit programmes for consumers and Corporate partners. Metropolis Publishing Group Website
Established in 1982, What Mortgage is the UK’s leading consumer mortgage magazine. It is widely trusted to assist readers in making important financial decisions. Every month the magazine includes features covering First Time Buyers, Remortgaging and Buy to Let as well as the latest mortgage best buy tables. Since 1993 What Mortgage has held its own Awards Ceremony which is viewed as the Oscars of the industry and a definitive guide to the best lenders and products available to the consumer. It is independently judged and unbiased. With What Mortgage there is no wasted readership; every person buying a copy is interested in home buying and its finance related products.
Established in 1979, Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records. Each month the magazine spans 50 years of music history, covering every era and every genre – pop, rock, psychedelia, soul, rock & roll, reggae, soundtracks – and more. Record Collector uses expert writers from around the world to present a comprehensive package of detailed and fascinating features, news, reviews, interviews, valuations and advice. Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books, posters, memorabilia, record fairs, auctions . . . every aspect of the booming worldwide market in rock and pop history is captured each month in Record Collector. And with thousands of records and other musical items advertised in every issue, Record Collector is the leading forum for all dealers, buyers and sellers of music collectables. “A strange, wonderful monthly trip into the heart of rock and roll . . .”
Established in 1987 and published every two years, Rare Record Price Guide is the world’s leading authority on prices of rare and collectable records pressed in the UK. The Guide covers every era from the 50′s onwards and every genre – pop, rock, psychedelia, blues, soul, rock and roll, reggae, jazz, dance, indie, country, folk, exotica – and more. The Guide is compiled by the expert writers of Record Collector and provides an A-Z guide to the rare and collectable UK releases with catalogue numbers, B-sides, release dates and current mint values for every UK single worth over £5, EP over £8, CD single over £8, LP over £12 and CD over £18. The guide features over 100,000 entries spanning 1500 pages.
Established in 1984, Book and Magazine Collector is the UK’s leading publication for lovers of rare books, magazines, comics and related memorabilia. Written by leading experts and beautifully illustrated, Book and Magazine Collector covers a wide range of literature from the 18th Century to the present day. Features range from detailed studies of classic authors like Dickens and Trollope to interviews with modern bestsellers like Frederick Forsyth and Bernard Cornwell. Cult authors like JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling are celebrated, and there is a strong emphasis on children’s books and other collectable genres, especially crime fiction and comics.
Book and Magazine Collector lists thousands of titles for sale each month, making it the leading marketplace for second hand books. An influential monthly report from salerooms and auction houses provides a unique insight into current trends. Authoritative yet friendly, and packed with carefully-researched bibliographies, valuations and price guides, Book and Magazine Collector is the essential monthly guide for book dealers and collectors. Book and Magazine Collector also publishes a “Guide to Collecting Children’s Books”.
Established in 1996, Family History Monthly is the leading British magazine in the rapidly-growing family history and genealogy market. It offers a unique blend of authoritative and friendly advice. Published every 4 weeks, it is a ‘must-read’ for anyone involved in genealogical research, while offering a helping hand to beginners. Carefully researched and beautifully illustrated articles on all aspects of family and social history are supplemented by a wealth of news and reviews. Family History Monthly offers comprehensive reviews of the latest genealogy software, key web sites and other new media tools and applications now available to the family historian. Subscribers enjoy a range of additional benefits from free CDs to reduced admission to museums and attractions.
Launched in 1987, Kindred Spirit is the UK’s leading magazine on Mind Body and Spirit. It is available throughout the UK on the news stand as well as through most leading New Age and health food shops. Published bi-monthly, every article provides information that will inspire and inform readers so that their lives can be enhanced through a holistic vision of wisdom, health and understanding. Since publication Kindred Spirit has featured all kinds of discoveries both in the spiritual and in the scientific world, as well as revelations into the workings of the human mind. Many complementary medicines, products and therapies are also prominently featured. Kindred Spirit’s website complements the magazine, offering a comprehensive online mail order shop, a virtual jukebox, articles, directories and much more.
Launched as a weekly national newspaper in 1993, Countryman’s Weekly is widely accepted as the voice of the UK’s country sport community. Distributed via the news trade and available in newsagents and via subscription the newspaper is compulsory reading for anyone who participates or enjoys spectating in a wide variety of sport in the British countryside. Written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, every week Countryman’s Weekly runs news and features on gundogs, lurchers, terriers, falconry, hunting, game shooting, rough shooting, wildfowling, fishing, stalking, game keeping, pest control, gun trade news, sporting history and has a comprehensive round up of country shows and game fairs throughout the UK. The paper also produces The Countryman’s Weekly Handbook, an annual publication providing a comprehensive guide to the countryside sporting year.
Established in 1869, Mortgage Finance Gazette has been the leading monthly magazine for the mortgage lending industry for 140 years. The publication started life as the Building Societies Gazette and changed its name in 1991 to accommodate the other types of lenders that had entered the mortgage market.Read by senior managers in financial services organisations, MFG provides comprehensive coverage of the mortgage lending spectrum and related industries. As well as mortgages and mortgage lenders, MFG looks at the latest developments in insurance, legal services, technology, arrears and repossessions, securitisation, wholesale funding, regulation, Europe and much more. MFG consists of a mix of news, features and commentaries from experts within the industry. Its mission is to keep readers up to date with what is happening in the fast moving world of mortgage finance.
National Plant Hire Guide was first published in 1961 and was quickly established as the leading directory for the UK Plant Hire Industry. We are proud to offer our customers the most comprehensive guide to hire companies across the UK. It is easy to use, and an essential source of information for professionals in the building and construction industry. The National Plant Hire Guide is widely known as “the Bible for UK plant hire”.
Established in 1976, Building Products is the ‘Best Read Monthly’ in the building/architectural sector. Building Products is used by all segments of the industry to identify and learn about new products and innovations in the market, trends and technical advice. Published in A4 format, it has an average ABC circulation of over 29,000 per month. It has unrivalled levels of information about its circulation including demographics on registered readers
Established in 1998, The Landscaper is the magazine for the industry’s professionals. The Landscaper provides the landscaping community with news, reviews, hints, tips, advice, trends and features about all aspects of the industry Published in a handy A5 size, The Landscaper is a glossy title which helps its readers to develop their businesses. With a monthly circulation of over 7,000, its readers include landscaping contractors, designers, architects arborists, greenkeepers and other key professions across both the public and private sectors.
Frontier and Frontier Brands are the leading magazines in the global travel retail business offering an in-depth coverage of the latest trends and developments in the industry. With an audited circulation of almost 4,000, Frontier is an essential read for executives around the world to keep abreast of this fast-paced environment.”
The Trader is the UK’s No1 stock buying and wholesale guide. Specialising in a wide range of bulk and volume goods including Trade clearance, budget and discount lines, surplus and dead stock, ex-catalogue goods, discontinued ranges and pallet loads, The Trader is the most up-to date guide around. Published and read monthly by almost 46,000 market traders, small retailers, independent traders, e-Bayers and car booters etc, our supplier categories cover a wide range from clothing, Jewellery and fashion accessories, to household & fancy goods, toiletries, electrical and the very latest crazes and novelties.
IEM (previously Industrial Exchange & Mart) is the widely respected weekly publication recognised for the buying and selling of new and used industrial equipment including, machine tools, forklifts, racking, modular storage, portable cabins, platforms, stillages partitions, generators, heating & ventilation, air-conditioning, conveyors, lifting equipment and much more.
Northern Pages is high quality service sector based directory published by Metropolis International (UK) Ltd. It is a brand new, truly unique business to business directory, aimed at specifically targeted buyers within commercial and industrial businesses.
UK Boarding Schools provide first-class education to children from 7–18 years of age. Hobsons Guide to UK Boarding Schools provides you with all of the information you need to help you choose the right boarding school.
Duty-Free News International has been the leading news publication of the global travel-retail industry for more than 20 years. Each monthly issue offers analysis of the latest retailer and supplier news along with in-depth coverage of markets, trends, industry issues, people moves and company news. The analysis-driven print issue is supported by round-the-clock news delivery through web and email services. Duty-Free News International is read across the world by senior executives working for travel retailers, luxury brand owners and distributors.
SMARTSAVE REWARD & BENEFIT PROGRAMMES
Metropolis is a market leader in providing benefits and rewards programmes to public sector and corporate clients in the UK Metropolis’s Benefits and Rewards Programmes feature savings and benefits at 1,000s of participating merchants the core of which are 20% discounts at leading entertainment venues available without restrictions at all times for up to 6 people through its Smartsave Technology platform.
Smartsave saves a visitor to London £££’s at top attractions and popular restaurants in London. Save 20% for up to 6 people. Just print the page with the Smartsave code number and take this to any of the London attractions or restaurants listed on the site to save a massive 20% off the total bill. No pre-pay! No restrictions!.
New York Smartsave saves a visitor up to 20% at top attractions in New York for up to 6 people. Just print the page with the Smartsave code number and take this to any of the New York attractions. No pre-pay! No restrictions!.
PUBLIC SECTOR CONTRACTS
ResCard is a service Metropolis provides to the citizens of Westminster on behalf of Westminster City Council. It is designed to promote accessibility to art and leisure facilities in the borough and to provide real cost savings to residents. ResCard currently has approximately 50,000 members representing almost 1 in 3 of the adult population in Westminster. Cardholders receive an electronic membership card that enables them to obtain the discounts and, every 3 months they are sent an updated 48-page, full colour handbook which sets out the locations where they can save. Metropolis negotiates the discounts, publishes the handbook, prints the cards and provides the customer service and fulfillment directly to Westminster Residents.