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Unique Appoints New Team Members


A North East magazine subscription and distribution firm has strengthened its team to help reach more customers on a global scale.

Unique Appoints New Team Members


"Im delighted with the latest additions to our team and together we will provide an excellent and unique service for our customers at home and abroad."
John Porrett MD



Unique Magazines based in Gateshead, was established in 2009, and now delivers a choice of more than 3,500 magazine titles to thousands of readers in 160 countries all over the world. Following an unprecedented demand for quality titles during the lockdown period, 

MD John Porrett has recruited a management accountant, a digital marketing manager, a warehouse operative and a customer service apprentice.

Ryton based management accountant Peter Carr joins the firm after a prominent career in the aerospace industry, Groundwork NE and English Partnerships.

“I was impressed with the vision and growth of the business and I’m looking forward to helping Unique Magazines develop even further, “he said.

Digital Marketing Manager Laura Hewitt spent 13 years in the automotive industry and brings a host of skills to help her spread the brand digitally on social media and web-based marketing platforms.

“It’s no longer enough to simply have a website. We need to maximise the right marketing techniques like SEO and content marketing and target the optimum social media platforms to drive people to our products. I’m really excited to be a part of such an evolving and growing business.”

The new members of the team are completed by 23-year-old warehouse operative Jordan Cook from Springwell, Washington and 18-year-old customer service apprentice Ellie Purvis from South Beach in Blyth.

“This is a great opportunity for me to learn about customer service in a dynamic workplace where I’m responding to emails and telephone calls from all over the world. I didn’t know that there was so much choice of magazines as no matter what you are interested in there is something we can supply for you, “said Ellie.

“I’m delighted with the latest additions to our team and together we will provide an excellent and unique service for our customers at home and abroad, “said MD John Porrett.

Unique Magazines are located at Unit 2, Sands Industrial Estate, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 3DJ 

0345 303 6750 Monday-Friday 9.30am-4pm

enquiries@uniquemagazines.co.uk   www.uniquemagazines.co.uk

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