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Today's gentleman needs more than just a newspaper


The Essential Journal is a free tabloid newspaper . 

Aimed at the more accomplished gentleman in pursuit of more refined endeavours, we seek to present the exceptional, noteworthy and urbane in the spheres of Fashion, Lifestyle & Culture, with our focus being to invite only hand-picked professionals to write for us.

We provide honest stories written with integrity by the professionals and experts within each focus area.

This means whether the article is from a respected connoisseur, a globally renowned brand, a trailblazing independent or a newly established a la mode start up, that our goal is the same; To provide our readers with an authentic voice on unique and integral content.

Whilst we do work with some of the most respected and established brands, we show no prejudice, placing universally esteemed names alongside the newly established and independent.

If you have a story to tell, we will tell it.

The Essential Journal


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The moment I read the journal I instantly loved it, it’s colourful, interesting, well written and has style. 

I met with Richard and Tom and instantly liked them, there is no ploy here, the Journal is who they are, its a very real representation of them, they live their own brand and there is something about that I like and trust. They are very interesting, well styled gents and I didn’t need a sales pitch to want to be involved in the Journal. 

As a business that is pushing itself as a premium brand within its market the Journal is a perfect space to advertise along side other great, well established brands. The Journal knows what it is and who its readers are and Richard and Tom know exactly what they are doing and how to gain their target markets interest. 

Everyone I have shown the Journal to has instantly liked it.

Since working alongside the Journal it has been nothing but a positive experience, its raised awareness of our business not just locally but around the world and the guys are great to work with.

I look forward to working with them in the not too distant future.

General Manager – Fazenda

We have worked with The Essential Journal team on all three of their issues so far to create exciting and engaging content for their readers and on both occasions we have managed to produce just that.

With each new issue they strive to make the publication bigger and better and we are sure that it will continue to go from strength to strength. The team are hardworking and passionate about what they do and we look forward to working with them again on future issues

Marketing Manager – Flannels

It was great to see a regional publication with such interesting content and integrity, it was great working with the Essential Journal team and we look forward to continuing a relationship with them. Hopefully the paper will makes its way to London soon…

Marketing Manager – Whistles

its has been a pleasure to work with The Essential Journal. Its very rare that we get a chance to work with people who share our ethics and values. It was a natural progression for us to work together from the start, we knew we would be gaining brand ambassadors and not just editorial space. The Essential Journal went to great lengths to understand who we are and what we are about as people to get to the heart of our brand,  this came across in the quality of the content and look and feel of the article produced. Not only have we had immediate recognition from being featured in the journal but we have also had an ongoing recognition..”

Design and Marketing Executive – The Leather Satchel Co.

As a private healthcare provider it’s important that we engage with all of our patients and working with The Essential Journal hashelped us to reach a distinct patient demographic.  Having such a good understanding of their readership, Richard and Thomas have helped us to shape the content of our articles, focusing on topical healthcare issues.

We have built a long term partnership with the guys based on a mutual passion for high quality production. Advertising in the healthcare market comes up against so many constraints, it has been refreshing to work with a team that are understanding to the sensitive issues we have to deal with and have hand held us through the process of pursuing a new target market. For us a Spire Liverpool Hospital the look and content of the publication is exactly what we have been looking for with the right audience for us to further grow our business.

Plus Rich and Tom are really lovely guys too!

GP Liaison Officer and Marketing Executive – Spire Liverpool Hospital

“When I first met Tom and Richard before Issue 1 launched, I was bowled over by their enthusiasm for creative projects and people, and really excited by thevery clear vision they had for Essential Journal. Since then, it’s been brilliant to watch the magazine grow and working with the guys has been an absolute pleasure – not least because they seem to have more enthusiasm than ever! I reckon it;’s definitely here to stay, and we’re looking forward to collaborating on future issues!”

Marketing Manager – FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

We have enjoyed a great relationship with The Essential Journal from the first issue. It has been a pleasure collaborating with such an enthusiastic and creative team who are always looking to evolve and expand. We look forward to continue working together in the future.

Store Manager – Gieves & Hawkes