Sad to hear that Terry Thelwell is leaving Lovatts. Terry and Lovatts were one of the few publishers who understood the newsagency system and respected newsagents capacity to display, process and sell magazines. Terry, and also Peter Gilbey, travelled around meeting newsagents, listening, helping and giving a prod where necessary. They ensured newsagents were not over supplied and increased commission for those outlets that displayed the Lovatts titles in a prime position.
Depending solely on sales (no advertising revenue) Terry knew how to get the best out of the system.
It is to be hoped that such vast industry knowledge is not lost to the industry when some of the experienced people are moved on.