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News - 26/10/15

Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of Horizon Publishing Ltd and True Angle Editorial to take on responsibility for the publication of the Cowes Port Handbook

Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 26th October) named Hampshire-based Horizon Publishing Ltd and Cowes-based editor Helen Fretter as the media team to take on the publication of the annual Cowes Port Handbook

The new team will oversee a series of exciting developments for the Port Handbook, with the 2016 edition moving to a larger format that will allow greater scope for original editorial content, engaging lifestyle features, and an improved platform for advertisers. 

Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Cowes Harbour Master, said: “The Cowes Port Handbook has been produced for almost 20 years now and I very much look forward to working with our new publishing and editorial partners to market Cowes Harbour and the River Medina for the benefit of its stakeholders, and to promote Cowes as a destination.”

Director of Horizon Publishing Ltd, Marco Dipinto said: “We are very proud to be working on the Cowes Port Handbook, and will utilise our long experience in producing high quality publications for the marine industry to take forward the Commission’s guide to the harbour and towns of Cowes and East Cowes.”

Helen Fretter of True Angle Editorial, a Cowes-based communications professional who specialises in marine publications, will manage the editorial content for the Cowes Port Handbook. Helen added: “I welcome the opportunity of working closely with many of the specialised and innovative local businesses we have here in Cowes. The new format for the Handbook will allow for more in-depth feature material, as well as clear and comprehensive information for visiting sailors.”

Horizon Publishing Ltd will soon be commencing advertising sales for next year’s Cowes Port Handbook, with content designed to promote the harbour, Cowes and East Cowes to leisure visitors, as well as providing an essential reference tool for local residents and harbour users. To find out about all advertising opportunities, please phone 01425 470950 or email office@horizon-publishing.co.uk.

Notes to Editors:

Horizon Publishing Ltd
Millstream Business Centre, 12 Millstream, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3SE
Tel: 01425 470950. Email: office@horizon-publishing.co.uk
Horizon Publishing Ltd is a Hampshire-based company with over 15 years’ experience nationwide in the production of high quality publications for the marine industry and charity organisations, including the Yacht Havens Group, The Royal British Legion, and various harbour guides and club handbooks.

True Angle Editorial
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Tel: 07712 531787. Email: helen@true-angle.com
Helen Fretter is a journalist and editor, who has covered many of the world’s most prestigious sailing events. She established True Angle Editorial (www.true-angle.com) in 2008, and has supplied copywriting, publications and communications services to marine businesses, events and organisations on the Isle of Wight and the south coast.