On this day one decade ago, Coatbridge-born Denise Connelly took a giant leap – setting up her own publishing company.
In the beginning, Denise was operating solo, publishing a 32-page A5 title distributed through primary schools in North Lanarkshire.
These days, she’s got a team of 10 staff, eight regular titles and plans for further expansion still.
“It’s been a whirlwind 10 years,” Denise says. “I decided to launch my own company at the same time that the economic recession hit, and as newspapers and magazines were starting feel the force of the web – many people thought I was mad! But we’ve only gone from strength to strength.”
With a hardworking team of advertising sales and editorial staff, Denise has made her mark in the world of Scottish magazine publishing. The last two years alone have seen three new title launches, and an ever-growing team.
DC Publishing is home to Enable, the UK’s leading disability lifestyle magazine, NOVA for newly disabled people, school leaver title Source, teachers magazine Teachers’ Resource, Teachers’ Resource SEN for staff in special schools, parenting title Family Life, Armed Forces resettlement magazine Advance, student magazine The Student Bible and a number of spin-offs and supplements.
“It’s a really exciting time for the business – we’ve built up lots of experience over the years, I’ve got a fantastic team of talented people and there are always new things in the pipeline,” Denise says. “The first 10 years for DC Publishing have been hugely exciting – and I can’t wait to see what the next 10 hold!”
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