The Sheengate Story

We’re journalistically, as well as commercially, motivated. We want to provide something interesting and relevant to the local community and we’ve been lucky with the quality of our writers – some of our content has to be aspirational, but I think we’ve always managed to ensure there is a deeper element too.


Sheengate Publishing was founded in 1998 by Alex Whitney and Con Crowley with the launch of The Richmond Magazine. We are now Surrey, SW London and Berkshire’s largest independent publisher of luxury local lifestyle and property magazines, with 11 titles covering six of the UK’s 10 richest boroughs. In 2018 the company turned twenty, and as part of the celebrations one of our longest serving editors interviewed Con and Alex about the origins of the company. You can read the full interview here: The Page Boys.

Company Timeline
  • 1998 – The Richmond Magazine launches

  • 2000 – The Elmbridge and Kingston Magazines launch

  • 2001 – The Guildford Magazine launches

  • 2005 – The Surrey Downs Magazine launches

  • 2008 – The Barnes Magazine launches

  • 2009 – The Woking and Farnham Magazines launch

  • 2013 – The Windsor, Maidenhead & Ascot Magazine launches

  • 2015 – The Wandsworth and Clapham Magazines launch

  • 2018 – The Chiswick Magazine launches

Meet The Team

A black and white photo of Kingston & Elmbridge sales manager Kirsty Bane