I’m a writer, editor and contract publisher, specialising in automotive, travel and watches – and whatever else takes my fancy.
I’m also editorial director of Hothouse Media, a contract publishing company with specialists in project management, data and subscriptions, automotive and luxury goods advertising, design, website design, SEO and content creation (editorial, videography, photography, illustration).
I’ve been a motoring journalist since 1992, scarily. I trained as an electronics engineer, specialising in radar, but a job on Practical Classics tempted me away, and I’ve never looked back.
In 2003 I became co-founder of Octane magazine, following – of course – a ‘what if’ conversation in a pub. With backing from then-chairman of Crystal Palace FC Simon Jordan, we launched Octane and four years later sold it to Dennis Publishing. I stayed with the magazine, later helping to launch Vantage and Enzo magazines, and overseeing Land Rover Monthly.
In 2017, with fellow Octane founder Geoff Love, I was launch editor of AutoClassics.com, which in nine months became the world’s biggest classic car website in terms of the number of cars for sale on the site.
After a year I left to form Hothouse Media with fellow Octane founder Geoff Love, and we’ve now launched new print quarterly Magneto and become global news contributors to Petrolicious – including organising the first ever Petrolicious Drivers’ Meeting.
2009-2012: editor of Octane magazine
2003-2009: co-founder and managing editor of Octane magazine
1998-2000: deputy editor Bike
1996-1998: deputy editor Classic Cars
1992-1996: staff writer & later deputy editor of Practical Classics.