About the Platinum Business Magazine

Platinum Business Magazine was born out of the desire to give Sussex a world class business publication. Sussex is one of the powerhouse regions of the country and deserves a business magazine with a fiercely independent editorial outlook, no poorly disguised advertorials, an informative and entertaining read and an editorial stance that speaks directly to business leaders across the entire South East region, regardless of the size of the company.

Our aim is to ensure the magazine is stylish, contemporary and national in appearance but with regional content. With this in mind, we assembled a PBM Steering Committee, comprising ten CEO’s from leading companies across the region, with whom we meet regularly to ensure that we remain relevant and current.

Platinum Business Magazine is THE voice of business in the South East.

The Founders

Maarten HoffmannMaarten Hoffmann – Co-Founder

After 20 years at the BBC in London, Maarten has been resident in Sussex for many years and is the Founder of the premier business networking forum in the county, The Platinum Club, which takes a totally fresh view on the networking formula and has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2010.

Members comprise MD’s and CEO’s of some of the largest companies in Sussex along with an eclectic array of smaller companies with a niche service or product.

Having been a journalist for many years, Maarten brings strong opinions and an acerbic wit to the magazine and is rightly proud of the result – an informative, independent and knowledgeable publication that has gained tremendous traction within the business community.

Ian Trevett – Co-FounderIan Trevett

Ian has over 15 years experience in all aspects of publishing. He joined Sussex Life as editor in 1998, and went on to become the managing editor for the sister titles, Surrey Life and Kent Life.

Ian was a co-founder of Absolute Brighton magazine and has worked on numerous consumer and sports titles. Ian also edited Pixel, the photographic trade magazine, and worked as a sales manager on a range of B2B titles in the IT sector.

Ian brings this wealth of experience to Platinum Business Magazine and ensures that the readers of the magazine are the primary focus. He believes that business writing must be relevant, credible and, most of all, readable.