Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mark has 15 years experience in brand, marketing, digital, social and PR. He started life at the British music magazines (marketing them to students), then worked in agencies back in 2002 before jumping the fence to work client side at where he rose to Head of Brand, then moved to senior positions at Barclaycard, […]

Kate Nicholls was appointed CEO of the ALMR, the leading trade body representing licensed hospitality operators, in September 2014, having previously worked as Strategic Affairs Director and Head of Communications. After gaining a degree in English and a post-graduate diploma in competition law, Kate worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and European […]

Jo Bruce, freelance business journalist and PR consultant Jo is an expert on the pub and foodservice markets, following 12 years as pub food editor on the Morning Advertiser, including three as managing editor. In addition to her writing and editing role on the title, she helped deliver leading industry events including the Publican Awards, Top 50 Gastropub Awards, PubChef Food […]

An experienced valuer with over 30 years’ in the Business Rating field, James, an Associate with property consultancy Harris Lamb, spent more than two decades working for the Valuation Office Agency until moving into private practise. Part of Harris Lamb’s dedicated Licensed and Leisure team, James has a particular specialism for overseeing contentious issues on […]

Ian Dunstall is a brand strategy and development consultant to the hospitality sector. Recent clients include a broad cross section of the industry from pubs (Stonegate, Young’s, Oakman Inns), casual dining (Pizza Hut Restaurants, TGI Fridays, Browns) and fast casual (YO! Sushi, Wrapchic, Raising Canes). Client projects range from brand strategy/ brand relevance reviews to […]

Ed is the editor of the Morning Advertiser, having taken the reins in 2015. Prior to that he’s been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting off as a crime reporter and working his way to the dizzy heights of covering the pub sector (he knows which one he prefers), he’s spent a fair […]

Ask anyone at MatchPint what I’m like and they’ll say I’m like a tight head prop: keen to get involved, big bum, questionable chat. I love sport. Sometimes playing – tag rugby, table tennis, and darts. Always watching – rugby, football, Tour de France (ironic given I couldn’t ride a bike until 28 years old). […]

David has spent all his working life in publishing as a pub/restaurant inspector and writer and as a guidebook author and editor. From chief pub inspector and writer with Egon Ronay’s Guides and the Which? Guide to Country Pubs, David has edited the AA Pub Guide and Room at the Inn, and developed and edited […]

Christopher Moore has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry having previously worked for Fenwick Ltd – the UK’s largest independent department store group – for 13 years as Head of Group Restaurants. Here he created and operated 37 restaurants across 12 UK sites. Prior to this, Chris worked at Harrods Ltd for […]

Having grown up in the family hotel business, Chris has been exposed to the food and drinks industry from a young age. Rather than joining the family business, Chris went on to gain a BA in marketing and then further professional diplomas in digital marketing. Over the last 15 years Chris has worked across all […]