GibRocks Magazine

WELCOME to the latest edition of the Olive Press’ GibRocks magazine.


The launch issue of Gib Rocks cannot begin to reflect life in the office as the final deadline approached.

It was the end of August and the heat was almost certainly on… and I’m not talking about the scorching summer weather!

Late ads, interviewees on holiday, designers disappearing, but despite the challenges of launching in August, it has been an eventful and enjoyable journey.

Looking for a niche in a congested market was anything but easy, which is why we decided on the compact size and being quarterly in frequency.

We chose not to follow the crowd, but to aim for a different range of ideas and editorial, that reflects the diverse talents of the editorial team behind the Olive Press.

Connecting with as many discerning locals and business leaders as possible, we hope that Gib Rocks reflects closely to what life in Gibraltar is like.

Our aim is simple: to give Gibraltar a magazine to be proud of as we reach National Day.

I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour, as we turn our attention towards our special Christmas Issue in November. Enjoy

Chris Birkett
Publishing director


Immensely Proud

It gives me great pleasure to bring out another fresh, original product for Gibraltar.

A long-time fan of the Rock since winning an award for a travel article in the Daily Mail two decades ago (The £500 Ed Lacey award, no less – time to bring it back?), I am never short of amazement for it’s diversity and drive.

Since successfully launching the Gibraltar Olive Press a year ago – and the website this year – I have got to know the place even better.

Friendly and hard working in equal measures, the Gibraltarians and the the many foreigners and expats who have made the Rock their home, deserve a strong range of media products. I hope you will include GibRocks in that category.

Last, but not least, thanks to all the businesses who have offered good faith in supporting this launch.

Jon Clarke
Publisher /Owner