About us

Established to look after you, your magazine, your advertisers and your readers…

With qualified and experienced magazine production artists to support every step, you know you’ll be in great hands. So, who are we?

Dean Cook, The Magazine Production Company 0516Dean Cook has been involved in all aspects of commercial magazine production since the early nineties. He has always remained ardent to find ways to do things better whilst being mindful of time and cost.

Over the years he has applied his craft to digital print centres, printing companies, repro houses, prepress departments, design agencies, independent publishers and even a children’s newspaper.

The roles of design, production and print processing covered a variety of commercial sectors including pro-audio broadcast, automotive, aviation, finance, digital reproduction, IT, military, motorcycle, travel and utility services. Recognised names include the RAC, Suzuki GB, American Express, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Xerox and Virgin Atlantic to name a few.

In addition, he’s turned his hand to producing programmes for international trade events and regional public shows too.

As a regular contributor on professional forums for independent publishers, Dean is able to offer advice and assistance to those aiming to launch new magazine titles as well as providing a support role for established publishers.

Grant Lucas, The Magazine Production CompanyGrant Lucas has 25+ years’ experience in the print and publishing world, as well as design and advertising agencies. He has worked with NatWest, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Citroën. His design skills were recognised by an award nomination and he offers his services to a charity for the arts as well as other charity clients including Send a Cow, Meningitis Now and CLIC Sargent. Grant spends the majority of his time working in magazine design and production.


Toni Barrington, The Magazine Production CompanyToni Barrington studied at Hull School of Art and L’Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Liege, Belgium. Originally involved in medical and financial arenas, she has accumulated over 20 years pan-sector experience in creative design and illustration. Working with commercial printers over the years, she has a sound knowledge of the skills required for magazine production.


Carolyne Griffin, The Magazine Production CompanyCarolyne Griffin is a heavy-weight typographic production artist with over 25 years experience. Always calm and cool-headed under pressure, she consistently maintains outstanding quality in her design and layout, no matter how complicated or time-sensitive a project is. Carolyne specialises in typesetting/design of multilingual layouts/packaging for a vast range of industries.


Tim Hack, The Magazine Production CompanyTim Hack has over 20 years experience in the creative industry, within the design, marketing and publishing agencies. Over the years he has worked on many accounts including Endsleigh Insurance, Sapa, BMW, Wella and Birds Eye Foods, on all aspects of design and layout. He prides himself on an exhaustive knowledge of design, artwork and print, as well as new media.



Chris Cope is an accomplished expert in the art of advertising support for magazines, show guides, bespoke publications and periodicals extending the reach to include digital and social media. His proven success covers a wide variety publishing and event companies. His entire philosophy is based around honesty, integrity, transparency and keeping things simple. Relationships with some of the very best people operating within media bring these relationships together to offer the complete solution including contract sales, PR, digital marketing, exhibition and conference services, and brand marketing.


Combining the skills of a print designer and production artist, our hands-on approach allows us to streamline services to a very efficient level to ultimately deliver on-time and in budget. This is reflected in the highly competitive page rate we offer. Why not drop us a line to see if we can set a new benchmark in production?

Modern Magazine Production

We use the latest methods and technologies to create a high quality production that oozes modern design. We can even produce digital versions for your mobile readers.


White Label Production

When you need to bring in skills and experience to support your own project, we can act as part of your team. We can even brand our communication to look like we are your people.


Production Accuracy

Our magazines are crafted to the highest standards, so we take great care in producing high quality magazines. We also offer proofing and editorial services to raise the bar higher.


Advertising and Sales

It’s not enough to simply create a great magazine, it also needs to meet your commercial needs. We can help you fund the production cost through advertising and also advise you with sales.