Board Member
The Northern Guide - Compass Publishing



Hello, my name is Heather Cole and I’m the Managing Director of Compass Publishing Pty Ltd T/A The Northern Guide.

I began working in the media industry in 1984 when we didn’t have computers or mobile phones, how did we ever cope!!

With over 35 years in the industry and after being made redundant in 2017, I spoke to several local businesses to see if they would like a local magazine that would be distributed free to homes in the City of Wanneroo area. Two years later we’re still going….and growing!!

I’m very passionate about supporting the WBA and I currently lead the Marketing Committee.  I take an interest in local businesses and also in the community where I live, where I am the Chairperson for a local residents group.

I’m always ready to lend a hand and do what I can to help local businesses and people to reach their goals in life and many of my friends tell me I’m a “middle aged Yorkshire tart, with a heart!”


The Northern Guide provides an alternative affordable platform for local businesses to connect with their local community and shout from the rooftops who they are and what they do.

Our motto is “keeping it local” as we want to help businesses grow which improves the local economy and increases local jobs.



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