Nik Allen

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My Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption

My Favourite Place UK: Brighton

My Favourite Place Abroad: New York

My Favourite SongBohemian Rhapsody

My Favourite Food: Seafood

My Favourite Football Team(s): Everton & Watford


As the founder and Editor of My Local News it’s my job to ensure we keep our readers and advertisers happy
From humble beginnings in 2006 where our first magazine My Abbots News came to life under a staircase in my home we’ve now grown to 15 magazines with a monthly readership of more than 200,000.

We inform, entertain and involve the communities our magazines serve and I’m immensely proud that our readers see us as their first point of reference when they want to find out what’s happening in their neighbourhood.

It’s this commitment to the community which has proved crucial to our phenomenal growth and given us the ability to provide a great platform for local businesses to advertise to local customers.
I’m really proud of the four My Local Heroes Awards evenings we’ve held over the years. It’s a celebration of the unsung heroes within our communities and so far we’ve raised more than £50,000 for local charities and good causes.

I’m also proud of being named Most Inspirational Business Person at the Association of Independent Publishers’ Awards – for two years running in 2014 and 2015.
Away from work my family mean absolutely everything to me. Football and cycling are my other passions although being a fan of Everton and Watford can be more challenging than anything else life puts my way.

At My Local News we always aim to improve ourselves, our magazines and our contribution to the communities we serve.