He has been writing about the bar, pub and club trade since the late 1990s when he was Deputy Editor and Business Editor of The Publican, the weekly magazine for the UK’s licensed trade, and its website ThePublican.com. During this time, he also wrote for bar industry magazine Flavour and has written about bars and cocktails for consumer magazines. He has also been on radio and TV to talk about the licensed trade, including BBC Breakfast News, Channel 4 News and Radio 5 Live.
Previously, he worked for regional daily papers including the Northampton Chronicle & Echo and The News in Portsmouth where he was Business Editor. He has also been editor of magazines in the marketing sector and was editor of in.Design magazine for interior designers, a sister magazine to Bar at publisher CIM Online Ltd.
He trained in journalism at Cardiff University and also has degrees from Manchester University and the University of London.