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Oldham Business Edge magazine is part of a family of Chronicle publications bought by Revolution 96.2 in the autumn. The radio station is based in Oldham and broadcasts across eastern Greater Manchester including Rochdale and Tameside.
All the Chronicle publications were threatened when the newspaper’s previous owner, Hirst Kidd & Rennie, entered administration in summer 2017. However Revolution 96.2 bought the titles and then embarked on a speedy redevelopment project with us here at Cornerstone.
Sarah, our head of creative, has redesigned the 40-page magazine while Robbie, our PR manager, is the contributing editor, with Revolution 96.2 retaining ultimate editorial control.
When the free, quarterly magazine was first launched, it received backing from a number of local firms and organisations including Ryder & Dutton, Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, Innovative Technology, First Choice Homes, Oldham Community Leisure, Oldham College and the Stoller Charitable Trust. The relaunched magazine has again been supported by a number of these organisations.
Oldham Business Edge was highly commended at the 02 North West Media Awards of 2016, and the redesigned version will be better supported by stronger digital channels with us working on this next phase of redevelopment.
Matt Ramsbottom, managing director at Revolution 96.2, said: “The Chronicle published a number of specialist publications that were good products with a lot of potential. Oldham Business Edge magazine was a great product and it’s been a pleasure to work on its relaunch with Cornerstone. It now has a more-contemporary design that we think looks fantastic.
“Now that the print edition has returned, we have exciting plans to develop the magazine’s online and social media presence. We are looking forward to ongoing work with Cornerstone on these digital strategies.
“We are also relaunching and redesigning the Chronicle education magazine, The Knowledge, and creating a third magazine, a lifestyle magazine, which both have been designed by Cornerstone. Publication is due soon.”
The print version of Oldham Business Edge can be picked up at venues including Oldham Library and local libraries, Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Chambers Business Centre, Hollinwood Business Centre, Oldham College, Oldham Training Centre, Pearson Solicitiors and Financial Advisers, both in Oldham and Hollinwood; Ryder & Dutton at Salmon Field Business Village, Royton, and University Campus Oldham.
By Robbie MacDonald