Reporting on the Hotel and Leisure Sectors

From 2003 until 2006 I worked, in a freelance capacity, for leading food and drink business-to-business publisher William Reed. Working mainly on their Hotel Report and Leisure Report titles, I not only covered news for both the magazines and their attendant websites, but I also wrote the occasional feature, such as the ones below. Time […]

Chuff, Chuff, Chuffed

For two years, I was a very happy newsgatherer, writer and editor for ‘The Express’ – staff magazine for rail franchise First TransPennine Express (FTPE). Liaising directly with FTPE’s communications manager, this was a lovely little title (12 pages) with a great added bonus (hence my happiness): once a quarter I got to travel the […]

Slimming World: Smash the Stress

Slimming World is a UK-based weight loss organisation with an award winning magazine. This article is all about men and the goal-sabotaging correlation between stress, comfort eating and booze and, more importantly, how to handle stress whilst staying true to your healthy eating plans. Five Ways to Blast Through Stress: Smash stress

Content on Demand

Content on Demand is a company of ‘content creators’ specialising in words, videos, infographics, and social media for a wide variety of brands. I wrote a series of online articles at the end of 2014 (many of which are available below), extolling the virtues of a variety of health supplements for a company called Healthspan. […]

Men and Mental Health

This is an online feature I wrote for a website called Mambo. Part of The Terrence Higgins Trust, Mambo is a healthier lifestyle magazine for Africans. This particular article addressed the stigma around mental health issues. Read the article here: Don’t Suffer in Silence

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness

Have you ever thought what your first questions would be to a man diagnosed with breast cancer? Have you ever wondered how a husband feels when his wife is diagnosed, or a son when it’s his mother? This article (written with a colleague) explores The male perspective on breast cancer for Pink Ribbon Magazine. Pink […]

Ministry Approved Entertainment

Here be a couple of features I produced for Ministry Magazine. No, not Ministry, the International Journal for Pastors (click here). But, Ministry, the style bible for infamous dance club/brand/powerhouse Ministry of Sound. Ministry let me drink absinthe, and write about it. The fools! Looks like washing-up liquid, tastes like ouzo: Ministry

Fighting Talk

Hoping that there was more to Girl Power (which seriously dates this article) than high kicks and Wonderbras, I interviewed three women (for 19 magazine) who were prepared to go to prison for causes they believed in. Fighting Talk: 19mag