Meet the team

We are a small and dedicated team who are committed to bringing a great read, that has useful information and ideas for things to do and places to go. Here’s the team:

mag pic 2Emma Johnson – Editor

Emma began publishing Essentially Local over 13 years ago with the aim of connecting all things local. She developed her skills from her work in the commerical, health and charity business sectors.  This has included preparing business and marketing plans to writing website content, advertising campaigns and flyers.  She has also set up exhibitions and sales conferences as well as participating in research programmes.

Suzanne Megarry – Advertising

Suzanne has a vast experience in everything from quality assurance to systems. She’s travelled extensively with work and understands the importance of being organised.  It is rare for her to forget anything!  For every edition she speaks to current and new advertisers, giving the perfect solutions to promoting a business.

sheilaSheila Harvey – Proofing and Writing

Sheila Harvey and first met Emma on the Wolverton Road allotments in Stony Stratford where they shared gardening tips. Ever since Sheila let slip that she had a background in magazine editing, she has been a valuable member of the team. A mutual sense of humour has made sure they always hit the deadline.



The dedicated team of distributors pop Essentially Local through your letterbox every two months. You are kept connected to all things local because of their contribution to the process. Finally keep an eye out – your next exciting edition will be coming soon!