The History Press is gearing up to relocate to Cheltenham as it enters an “important phase in growth”, with two new hires to start the year.
After decades of being based in Stroud, The History Press will move to Cheltenham in June with the relocation “central to the new vision of management team, Laura Perehinec, Gareth Swain and Jamie Kinnear who took over the company in a management buyout in 2017”. The publisher is preparing for the move with the appointment of a PR firm and architects.
READ Media Ltd, which has worked on individual book campaigns for The History Press since 2015, will be overseeing the company PR strategy and supporting the inhouse publicity department with lead book campaigns. Director Katie Read said she is “delighted” to have been invited to work more closely with the team.
The move is a significant step for the evolution of a company whose management team says it is committed to respecting the significant legacy of the business while also embracing new publishing opportunities through additional imprints and key partnerships.
Publishing director Perehinec said: “We’re very much looking forward to working with Read Media and broadening our existing relationship – Katie’s expertise and energy will be invaluable as we move into the next stage of our development.”
Mark Powles and Oliver Smith of RRA Architects and Bob Gardener of Cover Construction will be working on the conversion of the History Press’ new offices in central Cheltenham.
History Press m.d. Gareth Swain said: “This is an important phase in the growth of our business and reflects the confidence we have in our publishing. There has never been a more important time to be publishing history.”