Castle Media was formed in 2012 to buy Build It magazine from a larger publishing company. Calum, Claire and Katherine were the founding directors and shareholders and each had over 20 years experience of running entrepreneurial businesses including a large publishing and exhibitions business which was floated on the London Stock Market. The strategy for Castle Media was – and remains – very different: we strive to create exceptional value for our customers, be a great place to work, remain independent and to invest for the long-term, rather than focusing on short-term growth at all costs.
Castle Media’s team have an energetic can-do attitude which has fuelled its substantial growth over the last 8 years. Its culture is to work hard, to think as part of a team and vitally to enjoy being at work.
Build It is the UK’s longest running self-build magazine and its mission is to deliver the detailed information consumers need to successfully build a high performing house on-time and on-budget.
As the next logical step of this mission it has recently finished building its own house using innovative new techniques and materials. This project is a UK first and Build It’s Self-Build Education House is now open to the public to help inform their decisions when choosing their build route and materials.