Trade and Media Services Ltd. is a private, family company based on Rotorua, New Zealand, at the heart of the Southern Hemisphere forest industry.
TMS was established in 1994 to help facilitate the trade in forest products and services between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and to heighten awareness among the countries of the South.
Since that time, the company has established the Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal, the annual Yearbook and has published a number of associated reports and other publications. It has also launched a fortnightly newsletter and digital country reports. New services are continually being introduced and improved.
Director: Mike Smith
Mike completed his journalism training at Auckland Technical Institute in 1976, and moved to Hamilton to work on the Waikato Times. More daily journalism followed until Mike set up a freelance consultancy in Rotorua in 1981, providing copy for a range of trade publications, newspapers business magazines, including "National Business Review" and the "Independent". Mike worked in corporate public relations in Singapore in the early 1990s, and on return to Rotorua, set up a new consultancy business "Business Media Services" and a publishing company, "Trade and Media Services Limited".
Along with helping Rotorua companies with their communications, Mike researches, writes and publishes a range of news and information on the forest-growing countries of the Southern Hemisphere. Mike is currently editor and director for both the Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal and for SOUTHEM Online. Mike also is the publisher of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry.
Director Sue Wilkie
Sue trained as a journalist in the mid 1970s at what was then Auckland Technical Institute. After a year in print, she worked for Radio New Zealand in Hamilton, Timaru and Rotorua, until 1987. In 1990 Sue was part of the set-up team for Mana News, delivering Maori news on National Radio and the iwi stations. Sue joined forces with Mike 1995. Her area of expertise is in providing business communication services for a wide range of clients, in liaising with businesses seeking a higher profile, in providing a writing services for businesses and in finding new authors for BMS to publish.