Firefly Magazines was once just a dream, to create a local magazine filled with local interests and a safe haven from negative news. From humble beginnings back in 2012, here’s our first office in Consett, County Durham. (Photo by B. Kirkham, August 2012)

Hello, we are Firefly Magazines.

The Firefly Story

In 2012 we started with a vision to deliver positive news to our local community in County Durham.

Today we've grown to publish five local magazines throughout the North East of England, and now in Scotland too.

Our local news network enables individuals and businesses to communicate their stories to our readers via print, web, email and social media channels.

Meet the team

We're here to help you publish positive content and reach our local audience.

From single posts on our news sites to digital campaigns; we are here to provide advice, strategy, planning, content creation and complete distribution of your story.


Barrington Kirkham


Marco Elsy

Head of Marketing

Kevin Davidson

Marketing Executive

Damian Ratajczak

Marketing Consultant

Joseph Ngwarai

Marketing Executive

Nathan James Thomas


03. Our Clients

Whether you have a campaign in mind, or if you want you to make your brand supreme for years to come, our magazines help businesses create content and reach local readers in the UK with ease.