has announced new ownership, with the online flagship site having recently been sold to The Engineering Network Ltd.

Launched back in 2007 by engineer Jonathan Severn and his business partner Geoff Lock, the website has established itself as an industry-leading site for thousands of machine builders across the UK, and its associated monthly newsletter is dispatched to more than 4,000 opted-in machine builders.

Moving forward, the platform will be handled by a new publisher and editor, Mark Newby, an engineer with almost 4 decades of experience in the engineering press field.

Commenting on the sale, Jon Severn said “I am delighted that is in such good hands. The new owners know the publishing industry inside out and, most importantly, they also understand the engineering market. There is no doubt that has a great future ahead of it with Mark Newby at the helm“.

“The platform has commanded respect from the machine-building community and those who supply it from the day it was launched” added Mark Newby. “When I owned a leading engineering event, The FAST Exhibition, was always the biggest producer of quality visitors to the events, year after year. Few would argue that has a first-class reputation amongst the audience it serves, and those who sell to them. Jon and I have known each other for a long time and it is a privilege to be continuing and building upon the excellent work he and Geoff have begun.”

We look forward to seeing the direction Mark will take with the site, and wish both, Jonathan and Mark, the best in their new endeavours.