News and feature writing

I have worked extensively in business-to-business publishing, including periods as Food Editor of The Publican and Features Editor of Retail Week. I have written news and features for B2B magazines and websites including The Caterer, The Grocer, The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, The On Trade Preview, Propel Quarterly, Cost Sector Catering, Eat Out, Freehouse, Off Licence News, In-Store Marketing, Club Mirror, Golf Club Hospitality, and many others.


Alongside my work as a news and feature writer, I was founding Editor of, a news website for retail professionals. For The Publican, I edited ‘Your Business’, a monthly magazine supplement, and had extended periods covering key roles including City & Business Editor, Features Editor and News Editor.

Reports and newsletters

I have wide experience of writing and editing employee and customer newsletters and magazines for print, email and web.


I have extensive experience of PR, marketing and advertising copywriting for both print and web.


I have worked on a range of bespoke research projects for food and drink companies, as well as undertaking research for TV programmes on topics such as pubs and pub food.


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Beer Sommelier

I am accredited as a Beer Sommelier by the Beer Academy and regularly host beer and food matching events for both corporate and private clients.