The Voice of the North

News, Views, Arts, Culture & Leisure


What is Impact Magazine?

About Us

We are Impact Magazine. Championing the North.

Your guide to the North of England.

Sharing your stories, news, views, and reviews.

We also help community organisations and events find funding and support.

Impact is run by social enterprise Sparkle (Community Media CIC) which means any profit benefits the community through digital training and the opportunity to join a supportive community Sparkle Content Creators Community and Community Journalists.

Join us for:

  • Free Business, Content, Media and PR Tips
  • One-to-one social media, PR, and media coaching to create transformations
  • Online membership to help content creators, organisations and brands learn PR, content creation, and social media skills, build confidence and connections.

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Meet our Editor

Hi, I’m Sophie Mei Lan, founder of Sparkle (Community Media CIC) which publishes Impact.

We are the voice of organisations that profit for good and we love sharing your news, views and celebrating your success with you.
We’re a multi-platform magazine as we want to serve our audience with an online, in print, and on social media magazine as well as a podcast, content creators studio, and membership community.

After more than 15 years of working as a Journalist, Documentary-Maker, and Content Creator I know how incredible it can feel to lead a team all striving towards the same mission to ‘do good,’ but I also know how lonely it can feel like leaders in a range of fields.

I wanted to create a platform where we support, upskill and celebrate your journey but also to share stories so we are inspired by one another. Plus we talk ‘business’ too as we share funding ideas, events, and opportunities to help your organisation to prosper.

We also support our team in Sparkle Content Creators Collaborative and Community Journalists groups. We specialise in telling a brand’s story in a compelling way which will appear in our featured section. So if you’re interested in becoming a partner or joining our membership community, just contact us for more information.

Spotted something superb or a mistake? Let us know!

We have a range of trainee community journalists working on our magazines from a range of backgrounds who often face barriers in the wider media industry.
So if you spot any inaccuracies just let us know as we do our best to give every voice an equal platform while they are undergoing professional training with us. Most of all, if you see anything you love make sure you shout about it as we celebrate and accelerate our talented team.

Become an Impact Magazine Partner /Content Creator

Want to share your press releases, blogs, vlogs, photos, and social media content with us? If you’re the right fit we can send you a badge to our site to get your work published here and we will link to you.