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About Us

About us

TSJ was born through a shared vision between Kick-Start Publishing Ltd and Joe Simpson for a B2B magazine that truly reflected the breadth, scope and ambition of the ceramic tile and dimensional stone industry in the UK and Ireland. From the first issue in July 2004, TSJ established itself as the authoritative voice of the industry, and as the clear market leader in terms of commercial support and circulation: a leadership position it holds to this day.
The editor

Joe Simpson has been writing about the UK tile industry for over 25 years. “TSJ reflects the increasing sophistication of the tile and stone industry in the UK and Ireland. We have made the pages of TSJ the vital information source for retailers, fixers and specifiers of tile and natural stone. Our renowned columnists provide a wealth of informed opinion and techincal expertise that makes TSJ required reading for everyone in our industry”.

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The magazine

Tile & Stone Journal (TSJ) is dedicated to providing information, analysis and inspiration to all sectors of the tile and stone industry in the UK and Ireland.

The editorial blend accurately reflects the differing, yet complementary, information needs of retailers, fixers, distributors, agents, specifiers and manufacturers. Through the pages of TSJ, readers will be kept up-to-date with global developments in the industry, through company and national profiles, and informed reports from all the world’s major ceramic tiling exhibitors, including Cersaie, Cevisama and Coverings. TSJ is endorsed by The Tile Association and is sent to every TTA member as a benefit of membership.

In 2008, TSJ increased its frequency to 10 issues per annum to better meet the promotional needs of UK and international advertisers, and further improve the currency and reach of the editorial content.