Our DS Media division is the latest addition to The DS Group family.

Our full-service publishing house offers creative experts in editorial, design and media sales.

Our Publishing Director, Clara Deeks, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing, print and events industry, leads this dedicated and knowledgeable team of writers, editors, designers and sales professionals.

Supported by the latest design software, we produce consumer and business magazines, digital news platforms and branded events.  We also provide website and social media support for our clients as part of our integrated approach to communications.

From monthly and quarterly magazines to special guides to daily content management, we can provide everything you need – from writing and design to publishing and distributing. Nothing is too much.


Clara Deeks, Publishing Director

Tel: 0203 538 0268



Martin Allen-Smith, Editor

Tel: 0203 538 0268

Mobile: 07817 303 649



Stuart Sinclair Tel: 0203 538 0268


Lauren Munson Tel: 0203 538 0268


Other Contacts

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Our Brands

Designer Magazine

Inspiring Project Creativity

Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine is an authoritative, industry-respected and cutting-edge publication for professionals who design and specify residential and commercial projects at the upper-middle to high end of the market.

Produced monthly, the magazine is aimed at architects, designers, developers, interior designers, kitchen & bathroom specialists, dealers, manufacturers, specifiers and property professionals.

At Designer, we are proud of our heritage, industry reputation and ability to constantly evolve so that we are always providing our readership with what they desire and need.

Designer Guides

Supporting Project Know-how

Our Designer Guides are a series of essential reference publications for any professional involved in specifying for kitchens, bathrooms, interiors, hotels or workspace.

Featuring the very best brands from across the interiors sector, the Guides aim to simplify the complex task of identifying the best products, manufacturers and suppliers for residential and commercial projects.

We select brands to showcase in our Designer Guides as experts in their field and among the best placed to help specifiers deliver the greatest results to their clients.

The Designer List

Identifying Movers and Shakers

This is the definitive list of who to watch in the world of kitchen and bathroom design.

The Designer List pulls together a wide range of designers who are continuing to innovate and re-invent in the kitchen and bathroom design industry.

While some of those featured are fairly new names, others have a well-established track record but are still making their mark by introducing new ideas that continue to shape the sector.

However, what they all share is the ability to inspire and motivate others to raise the bar.

The Designer Studio Sessions

Provoking Thought Leadership

Our bespoke Designer Studio Sessions offer brands the opportunity to run a specially crafted event to communicate with a target audience.

Our Editor Martin Allen-Smith curates these industry-respected, custom-made sessions, ensuring a high degree of editorial integrity.

We design each session to focus on a key, engaging topic affecting designers in the kitchen and bathroom, interiors and architecture industry.

Our vast industry contacts and knowledge enables us to select and source leading experts to debate an issue that is important to your brand, with extensive post-event coverage in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine.

Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

Recognising Industry Excellence

Our annual Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards ceremony, held at an exclusive venue in London, is regarded as the only design-focused awards event for the kitchen, bathroom and interiors industry.

These highly coveted awards were created to recognise outstanding designers, project design and manufacturers for product design.

The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2020

18th November 2020 – The Grand Connaught Rooms, London W1

The Good Life Magazine - For Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

Enabling Brands to Share their Mission

We are proud to publish The Good Life, a quarterly magazine for Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park in Suffolk.

The publication reflects the look and feel you experience when visiting this fantastic venue. It forms an integral part of our clients Jimmy and Michaela Doherty’s mission to share the good life with their visitors.

We write and edit each issue, covering important topical subjects such as education, global climate change, sustainability, appreciation of species, protection and promotion of rare breeds.

The magazine also features animal encounters, chef recipes, what’s on, shopping at the farm and much more!

The Designer brands are backed by a powerful social media presence of over 40,000 followers that spans Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter

What our advertisers say

“The results we experienced after a few months of advertorials was superb. We obtained more interest from new customers – not only in London but throughout the UK.

“…It wasn’t too long afterwards that we were able to convert this new-found interest into display orders which inevitably led to consumer sales.” Mark Williams – UK, Ireland, France & Portugal Sales Manager, SPEKVA A/S

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