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Debbie Mathews - Sales Director
I love producing Gala Life, from initial contact with new advertisers to seeing their advert in print, I get a real buzz from it. I have been working with many local businesses now for over 10 years and have a great relationship with them. If they do well then so do we! We see Gala Life as a partnership with local businesses, groups and people. Our delivery team are part of that too. I previously worked for a large company as Marketing Manager and loved the camaraderie of a very large team and organisation, but making changes was hard to achieve. Working in a very small team of just 2, means we are able to put our own stamp on things. We like to be independent and work with other individuals to achieve huge success for them too. With a degree in English Literature I’m not too short on words… as many of you will know.
Willie Bell - Body of Dog
Publishing started as a second career for me after a public service role for 30 years. 10 years on and I have loved every minute of it. From designing adverts for start-up businesses to laying out the magazine every month and writing the computer page. We never stop but we love it. The technology is always changing and new software enables us to keep the magazines fresh and informative. We have built up some great working relationships with our advertisers and met many readers. We love working on the magazines and helping other people in business to succeed.