About us

Find out about the Connection Magazine and our team


Our History

Set up in 2006 by Phil Williams, and now edited by his daughter Amy James, The Connection Magazine has always sought to put the spotlight on local business and community. The two are interdependent and key to the success of a healthy local economy.

Businesses are offered the opportunity to promote their services, special offers and staff vacancies to readers across Alcester, Bidford and other local villages, in addition to utilising our great value leaflet print, design and distribution services.

Our values stem from the importance of shopping locally – something that boosts our communities – and we love nothing more than being able to pop in to see a customer for a catch up to see how things are going for them. Having developed and nurtured relationships with our advertisers, we are in the unique position of being able to provide the honest and tailored advice that they have come to value.

We believe in treating customers the way that we would like to be treated and continue to evolve our magazine, mindful of the feedback we get from them and our readers.

  • Set up in 2006

    The Connection Magazine has recently turned 12 years old.

  • Putting the spotlight on local business and community

    Our magazine brings local news and features from community groups and local businesses to our readers.

  • Leaflet design, print and distribution

    We are also able to design and print leaflets, and can distribute a select number of leaflets each month with the magazine.

  • Promoting 'local'

    Encouraging our readers to shop locally boosts our community. This is one of our core values.

  • Valued relationships

    Over the last 12 years we are proud to have been able to work with some fantastic local businesses.

“Having advertised with The Connection since its start, this has become the main form of advertising for the company. The team at The Connection are friendly and professional and provide a great service, which has led to a significant amount of new business for the firm”Helen Vining, Vinings Ltd.

Our Editor – Amy James

A nearly, but not quite, born and bred ‘Bidfordian’ with family hailing from the area for generations. I’m a bit of a coffee snob, an avid baker and a gin enthusiast.

Having grown up just outside of the village, and attended schools in Bidford and Alcester, I’m now bringing up my own family here and hopefully imparting to them my appreciation of our local communities and businesses.

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