About Catapult MediaBringing communities together, helping businesses grow.
Our Mission & Vision
Our Mission & Vision
We want to bring businesses and communities together
Community is at the heart of everything that Catapult Media (Peterborough) Ltd stands for. We want to create a sense of belonging and connectedness among the people who work for us and with us and we want them to in turn be good citizens of the areas we operate in. We want them to work tirelessly to help foster a sense of community by providing channels of communication and ensuring the stories of the things that unite us are shared.
To bring local people and businesses together by providing print and online platforms which foster a sense of community.
We help businesses thrive by providing friendly and affordable advertising and marketing, as well as sharing the advice and experiences of others.
We inform, educate, entertain and inspire our audiences by telling the stories which weave through the fabric of our communities, bringing people together by sharing stories of the things that unite us.
Thriving Communities. Thriving Businesses. Brought together through the power of communication.
Sharing the stories which unite people and promoting the work of the businesses who deliver the products and services which enable our communities to function and grow.
‘Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter’
– Brian Solis-
‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much
– Helen Keller-
Combining a passion for print with a vision of community
Catapult Media brings together the two sides of the same coin – advertising and editorial – in a venture which aims to create print publications providing a platform to inform, inspire, educate and entertain, as well as bring together businesses and buyers.
Who we are
Catapult Media (Peterborough) officially became a limited company in April 2020, a month after the first edition of its flagship magazine The Peterborough Hub was published.
The publication itself was the culmination of several months of planning and creating by founders and directors Sarah Crown and Tracey Sweetland.
The two had been introduced in the spring of 2019 during a business mastermind group and hit it off due to their backgrounds in print publishing – Sarah as a magazine advertising sales executive and Tracey as a newspaper journalist and editor.
Their passion for print and a burning ambition to build a successful business with the community at its core set them on a journey to create Catapult Media.
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Catapult Media (Peterborough) Ltd is led by sales director Sarah Crown and editorial director Tracey Sweetland, who are jointly responsible for overarching business decisions and plans for future innovation and growth while taking individual responsibility for different aspects of the print publications and online directories they are involved in.
Editorial Director: Tracey Sweetland
Tracey has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist in local newspapers, including chief sub editor at The Peterborough Telegraph in the early 2000s. She was also a founding partner in the independent Spalding and South Holland Voice newspaper before leaving to set up her own marketing consultancy in 2018. She is responsible for managing Catapult Media’s content writers and graphic and page designers and producing and overseeing delivery of a marketing strategy for the business’s various products. Tracey also designs the company’s brands and builds the websites.
Phone: 01733 731257
Sales Director: Sarah Crown
Sarah has more than 20 years media experience, having spent her entire career within the Emap and Bauer Media portfolio. Over her time in these businesses she launched and developed many brands and publications that have become core products in their specialist sector. Sarah left Bauer Media early in 2019 to pursue her own business ventures working with the local business community on their media requirements. She is responsible for managing Catapult Media’s advertising and sales team, as well as day-to-day business operations such as data management, print schedules, subscriptions, HR and finance.
Phone: 01733 731256
Our Beliefs & Values
C is for Catapult and Community – our highest priority value. On that basis, we decided to adopt a set of values all beginning with C. Therefore, we value…
Bringing people together, telling stories that unite us and promoting the products, services and events that are available locally.
Kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others in every aspect of our work.
We will foster a spirit of openness, honesty and respect in all of our communications, within our team, with readers, advertisers, suppliers and everyone we comne into contact with.
We are committed to our cause of bringing people together using our publications as platforms of communication and promotion. We are committed to always doing our best, being the best version of ourselves and offering the best possible service to our advertisers and readers.
We have the courage to do what we feel is right, even if it not always easy. We will be brave and have the confidence to be seen and heard, pushing ourselves forward, outside of our comfort zones to achieve our vision, both personally and professionally.
We will constantly innovate, measure and adapt to ensure we provide a consistent level of service to our readers and advertisers in all publications, across all platforms. When people do business with us, they know exactly what to expect – every time, no matter who they deal with.
We will strive to use our imaginations and creativity to constantly improve our business, our products and services, as well as use our creativity to ensure our advertisers achieve the best return on their marketing investment.
Catapult Media (Peterborough) Ltd values the connections and relationships we build with everyone we come into contact with. We want to be the hub which connects people in our communities and highlights the things we share.
We will endeavour to be good citizens of the communities in which we work and encourage others to do the same by carrying out the duties and responsibilities which help create a cohesive society.