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Pure Peak is the well-established high-quality news and lifestyle magazine for Buxton, Bakewell, Peak District and surrounding communities – winner of Best Local Lifestyle Magazine in the Northern Enterprise Awards 2023 and Most Engaging Regional Magazine in the Midlands Enterprise Award 2023Published quarterly, with an additional summer festivals special, it reaches more than 40,000 readers every issue. 

Produced by experienced journalists, Pure Peak is sought out by residents and visitors to the Peak District and surrounding area. For advertisers, its long shelf-life and strong content make it a value-for-money investment, offering a targeted platform from which to raise the profile of local businesses and organisations. 


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Steve Caddy is the editorial director
of Pure Peak magazine and was for many years a 
specialist writer on the Sheffield Star newspaper. He also has a wealth of business experience, having run his own successful Sheffield PR company, Merit Media Ltd.

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Lesley Draper is co-director and production editor. A respected journalist (latterly with the Sheffield Telegraph) she is also an experienced PR consultant, representing a broad cross-section of business clients. In addition to writing, she now specialises in design and layout across both print media and websites. 

Check out our feature on her: click here


Adelle Draper, our listings editor, is a PR and social media consultant with over a decade of experience in London, Sheffield and the region. She now works with small businesses across Sheffield and the Peak District and is also a published food and drink author, with titles including Thornbridge Brewery's Craft Union


All our team are experienced in media advertising and promotion – each with more than 25 years' experience in newspapers and magazines. They specialise in advising clients of the most effective way to showcase their business or organisation.

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Jilly Ferguson

Sales & Marketing Consultant

Anita Hill, our

Media Sales Consultant

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