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Country & Town House (C&TH) is an award-winning independent British media business founded 17 years ago. Appealing to those who seek to live a balanced life, C&TH delivers smart, relevant and inspiring lifestyle content, underpinned by its editorial code and sustainability ethos, to a discerning, influential and engaged audience, through print, online, social media, newsletters, podcasts and events.

C&TH is B Corp certified and is committed to Race to Zero, a UN-backed global campaign to take rigorous and immediate action to halve emissions by 2030.

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To make sustainability lifestyle choices effortless


To be the leading luxury lifestyle publisher with sustainability at its heart.




To inspire more considered thinking about our lifestyles and our impact on the planet through relevant content, and to connect our advertising partners with an engaged, influential audience.


Country & Town House is an independent media company with beneficial ownership of 31 percent by Venrex LLP. Several independent investors own 40 percent and the employees own 29 percent of the company THE BOARD

Jeremy Isaac is a co-founder and Managing Director of Country & Town House. He has worked in media for over 30 years and has held positions on the boards of Chartsearch PLC, Burford Group PLC and Columbus Group PLC. He founded Metropolis Publishing in 2001 and sold it in 2006 before launching Country & Town House in 2007. Country & Town House was voted PPA Independent Publishing Company of the year 2022.

John Ayton is an entrepreneur and investor in public and private companies specialising in branded consumer businesses, retail and hospitality. He has a longstanding interest in the arts and is a patron of Pallant House Gallery. John was Chair of the Cass Sculpture Foundation until 2018 and subsequently co-founder of The Sculpture Partnership, which holds an important 20th century British sculpture collection. He also has extensive experience of fundraising, for business development and in the not-for-profit sector, including the London 2012 Olympics and Royal Court Theatre.

Tom is a founding partner at Venrex Investment Management, a private investment firm with a focus on identifying startups and high growth companies with well-defined market demand and management teams that exhibit high growth potential. Its existing portfolio includes Just-Eat, Notonthehighstreet, Orlebar Brown, Astley Clarke, Skimlinks and Seedcamp among many others.