Ringwood based media company IMS Group, the area’s leading publisher of council, corporate and regional lifestyle publications have successfully fought off stiff competition to retain what is probably the local areas best known magazine, BH Life, the official resident magazine of Bournemouth Borough Council.
The title was recently put up for tender by the council at the end of its natural contract after IMS Group had published the magazine for the previous five years, despite heightened interest from throughout the United Kingdom IMS Group have now won the contract again for the foreseeable future.
IMS Group are contracted to design, print, sell advertising into and for the full distribution of the magazine, Bournemouth Council will still retain full editorial control of the publication as it continues to inform all its local residents of news, views and what’s happening in their local town.
Speaking after the announcement IMS Group Director Jason Harris said “naturally I am delighted; I understand the competition was extremely tough but fortunately for us we retained the contract for this premier publication” he went on to say “when you win a contract, as we did five years ago, you do not sit on your laurels, you have to continually work to offer higher service levels. A professional, honest approach to publishing, along with our passion for creativity is what IMS Group excel at and what our customers come back for time after time”
IMS Group are at the start of a major expansion programme which will see many new projects coming to fruition over the next few months. Responsible for six different magazine titles and a rapidly growing portfolio of print clients will see IMS continue to grow bringing jobs and prosperity to the local region. Additionally, there is further exciting news that will be announced by the group later this autumn. Asked if IMS Group will be planning to take on extra staff Mr Harris was quoted as saying “As a company looking to constantly exceed our customers’ expectations, we are always keeping an eye out for exceptional individuals with a vibrant outlook who can bring benefits to our customers”.