Grove House produce a range of media targeted to the UK farming & food chain, and key influencers on purchasing decisions. We also contract publish magazines for other businesses as company or customer magazines, and annual reports.
We organise events on behalf of our clients including four national industry awards, focus groups and an annual charity sailing regatta.
We hold an extensive rural database of over 100,000 farm, rural and influential contacts. Our readership surveys bring forth many opportunities for our clients to use our research services and our skills in putting businesses in touch with businesses, make us a unique publishing resource.
Grove House Publishing provides the communications tools businesses need to secure long-term relationships with their most important customers.
Grove House Publishing Ltd was launched by Alan and Caroline Whibley in 2002 and is currently based in an oasthouse on a farm near Groombridge, Kent. In a ten year period the directors have launched a magazine or product every year, making the most of added-value brand extensions on and offline to include 4 successful industry awards, and a whole host of branded products for the food, farming and veterinary market.
With investment from Herald UK in 2002 and company growth year on year, Grove House Publishing was brought into the Ten Alps stable in 2010 with an acquisition of the business and its brands.
Before setting up Grove House Publishing, Alan was a Group Director at CMP Information, a United Business Media company, and worked across the catering, building, construction, medical, marketing and food & farming portfolios over 25 years.
Developments in on and offline media brought many awards from the industry, particularly for his pioneering work in e-business development. His experience across newspapers, book publishing, video production, B2B magazines and national events is considerable. Alan has twice been nominated PPA Publisher of the Year.
Caroline's background in marketing and product development has brought over 20 years experience to Grove House Publishing from book publishing in the early 90's, to manufacturing and industrial market magazines at Benn Publications, travel and conference directories at Morgan Grampian, events and magazines at EMAP Fashion, EMAP Finance and agricultural titles at Miller Freeman.
Caroline's marketing has won several awards including two IVCA digital awards, PPAi digital awards and Marketer of the Year nomination.
Since setting up Grove House Publishing in 2002 with Alan, Caroline's role has been to drive the product development, launch and marketing of magazines in the portfolio and to develop profitable brand extensions.