|2016-17 Executive Committee
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Specialist photo journalist, consultant and Interchange Technical Editor for MMM. Regular contributor with wife for DIY - Technical / dealer / vehicle / campsite / touring articles to Caravan, Motorhome & Campervan , Practical Motorhome and Caravan Motorhome & Camping Mart. Vast knowledge gained having used tents, trailer tents, caravan, several self-build campers and multiple motorhomes. Passion for all forms of transport nostalgia. T/A TMA and writing under various names.
Chris has been touring in, and has a huge experience of, motorhomes since the mid 1960s with a period of caravan ownership in the 1980’s, returning to motorhomes since the 1990’s. Chris is the MD of, and runs the World of Motorhomes and World of Caravans Websites which have been around since 2003.
Both Websites are based around Profile Pages written by Chris for a huge variety of companies that have anything to do with Caravans or Motorhomes including anything from vehicle manufacturers, dealers, servicing and repairs and a whole host of useful gadgets which are often tested by Chris. There is also an Information Centre kept up to date with news features in conjunction with Social Media.
Specialities: Motorhomes, Touring caravans.
Colin’s principal role is as group technical editor for Road Transport Media, including Commercial Motor, Motor Transport and Truck & Driver, which involves driving anything up the largest trucks.. Welsh by birth, but currently exiled in W Sussex, he is a relative newcomer to the world of motorhomes and caravans. After an initial spell running a motorhome, he is now the happy owner of a Bailey Unicorn Cadiz, although admits to preferring motorcycling, and expects to return to motorhomes in a few years. Main outlet for caravan writing is Caravan Cruise Ireland. With a life-long interest in all things technical, he is an Incorporated Engineer, and member of IRTE and IMI.
Specialities: UK touring, vehicle testing, technology and gadgets, photography.
Ruth has been motorcaravanning since she was a child and has been writing travel and motorhome related articles since 2003. She writes mainly on motorhome travel, including numerous features on touring in snow. She also undertakes motorhome reviews, campsite guides and commissioned web blogs. A nurse by profession, she and her husband Geoff have owned and travelled in everything from a self-refurbished Toyota Hi Ace to their current A-class and are finally allowing their passion for travel to overtake their dedication to the NHS. They love to explore off the beaten track, in winter and to experience the unusual. Ruth is a keen photographer who illustrates her own work.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, Testing/Reviews, Tow cars, Travel & Tourism, Photography.
Freelance writer specialising in European travel features.
Bradford, Tony (President and Life Member)
Specialities: Touring caravans, DIY/Technical, Testing/Reviews.
Freelance writer, and retired solicitor. Tests and reviews motorhomes. Interests include wild-life, hill-walking, cycling, photography and motorhome travel. Married to Rona, and with four grown-up children.
Contact: email@example.com Tel: 01931 716767
Long-suffering spouse of Andrew, and life-long caravanner/motor-caravanner. Co-producer of ADB’s articles.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01931 716767
Publisher of the Motorhome Buyers Guide and motorhomefun.co.uk
David resides in Deepest Devon loving the coastal life but eyeing his city based colleagues with green envy for their fast broadband connections. He founded the largest motorhome website community in Europe www.motorhomefacts.com
but these days he maintains the online shop www.outdoorbits.com and so has a unique insight into both customer and business aspects of the motorhome industry.
David is an Ex Royal Navy Technician and had spent 2.5 years fulltiming, roaming around Europe in a Motorhome with his wife before resettlement back in the UK
As a keen gadgeteer and coder David likes to keep abreast of new and innovative website development ideas and tries to educate technophobes on the joys of social networking.
A graduate electronics engineer by trade, Chris Cattrall has, for the past 27 years, been a journalist for a range of outdoor leisure publications; firstly as freelance writer, then Technical Editor before moving on as both Editor and Designer. He has a wide knowledge of camping, caravanning and the inland waterways of Britain and regularly caravans with his wife. As well as commissioning features and photography, he also edits Dance Dynamic magazines and has now added Caravan Industry & Park Operator to his portfolio. Chris is also responsible for the design of the journals using industry standard InDesign and Photoshop software and liaises directly with the printer using the latest computer-to-plate formatting.
Val is Editor of Park and Holiday Home Inspiration Magazine and Test Editor for Caravan Magazine. She is also a video presenter for Warners Group Publications PLC.
Val joined Warners in 2005, with a background in editing and sales management – including two years as a caravan salesperson! Val found it great fun and learned a huge amount at the 'coalface' of our industry.
And if she thought she learned a lot while selling tourers nothing could prepare her for the gigantic learning curve that the exciting advent of video has brought to us all. Val finds it enormously enjoyable, hugely challenging and not without its adrenalin element. Video presenting and voice-overs on caravan subjects are an expanding element of her work.
Andy is the owner and editor of the motorhome websites www.ukmotorhomes.net and www.motorhomemarket.co.uk. A background in marine engineering means that his main interest is in the more technical aspects of motorhomes. He has an interest in motorhome-related legislation and has also carried out site reviews for Vicarious Books.
Other interests include a small amount of web design work, and the part time occupation of carrying out safety inspections on inland waterways boats.
Websites: www.ukmotorhomes.net and www.motorhomemarket.co.uk
Alistair is the Group Editor at Haymarket Publishing. Previous posts include editor of Classic & Sports Car at Haymarket Magazines. Before that he was editor at Autocar magazine
Lee is a 40-something freelance journalist who, with help from his wife & 2 children, is regularly seen amongst the pages of The Caravan Club Magazine, Caravan and Practical Caravan as well as making various appearances on both TV and radio. With the caravan being so adaptable, features range from a traditional sit-back-and-relax weekend to time spent endorphin-chasing via canyoning, mountain-biking, etc. Lee is also a judge for the Caravan Club’s Design Awards as well as their Towcar of the Year competition.
“Thanks to our caravan, Poppy (11) & Charlie (5) are well travelled with a recent trip involving 5 countries in just over a week. Caravanning is a great way to broaden the mind but in a budget-friendly manner.”
Mob: 07860 239528
Ditton, Andrew J
Andrew has been caravanning since he was knee-high to a jockey wheel. At the age of 17 he was towing his own 1960s Thomson. Nowadays he lives the dream in his shiny Airstream; writing, photographing, and producing video for travel features from an adventure and lifestyle perspective. A keen kitesurfer and mountain biker, Andrew’s primary aim is to inspire and motivate caravanners and non-caravanners alike. Projects include ‘Challenge Pegasus’, where a Bailey caravan was tested to the limit in extreme winter conditions on a snowboarding trip to Switzerland. ‘No Roots’ is a chilled, inspirational Airstream adventure to the wilds of the Outer Hebrides for both media and industry clients.
Follow Andrew’s touring tweets at twitter.com/andrewjditton
Every family holiday Nigel had up to the age of 18 was in a succession of family caravans, so he was better placed than most young writers to end up in this market. In 2003, after spells at Emap Active, Turret Rai and Incisive Media, Nigel and his wife threw in their jobs, bought a £1000 camper van and headed off on an 11k mile, four-month tour of Europe. On their return, he was thrilled to accept a job on Practical Motorhome. He moved to Practical Caravan in 2006, becoming editor in October 2007. Nigel still takes the majority of his holidays in a caravan. Away from the touring field, Nigel supports West Ham United, owns a 1969 Morris 1000 and a cat called Pinky Baggins.
Partner, Vicarious Books LLP, the UK’s only specialist motorhome and caravan bookshop. He and Meli George (see below) are authors and editors of; Go Motorhoming Europe (the how to motorhome bible), All The Aires France (the most comprehensive French motorhome stopovers guide), and Sea View Camping (British campsite guide).
Editor, Caravan Cruise Ireland
Sammy has a BSc(Hons) degree in Tourism, Leisure and Recreation Studies and I.T. Her passion is going on adventures in her caravan with her two children, Emily (12) and Daniel (8) and her motto has always been ‘Have kids will travel’. They have been on great adventures with their caravan to Spain, skiing in Scotland to cycling in Derbyshire.
Her first article was in 2005, where she wrote about testing Motorcaravans for Warners Group Publications. In 2011, Sammy started to work with her father, John Wickersham, on his Wicky World website and this inspired her to purchase her first caravan in 2013. Since then she has written numerous articles for The Caravan Club magazine and appeared on The Caravan Channel.
Peter retired from his position as Director of Communications at The Camping and Caravanning Club after 25 years, two years ago. He still accepts interesting commissions (mainly touring features at home and worldwide). His work appears on TV and radio, as well in national newspapers and in many titles of the specialist press.
Contact: Peter at email@example.com. Tel: 01788 890980. Windlass, 15 Brindley Quays. Braunston Marina. Braunston NN11 7AN.
Senior Communications Manager, Camping & Caravanning Club
Iain is Senior technical advisor to the Camping and Caravanning Club and regularly contributes to Camping and Caravanning magazine. He is frequently involved in testing and reviewing a huge range of tourers and other camping equipment. He will happily take out the lightest technical tent to a huge 5th wheel tourer and has been a judge on the Towcar Awards for the last 3 years. Just for fun Iain recently bought a slightly soggy 1991 ABI Award Transtar with the plan to turn it into something that will be a pleasure to use. When not out in the field you can find him tinkering with an old Saab convertible or devising ever more ingenious ways of keeping foxes away from his ducks and chickens.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02476475063
Partner, Vicarious Books LLP, the UK’s only specialist motorhome and caravan bookshop. Meli George and Chris Doree (see above) are authors and editors of; Go Motorhoming Europe (the how too motorhome bible), All The Aires France (the most comprehensive French motorhome stopovers guide), and Sea View Camping (British campsite guide).
Having spent countless childhood hours building dens and doing keepie-uppies on caravan sites in Norfolk and around the UK, it felt natural to join Caravan magazine and celebrate all things related to the hobby into adulthood, too. Caravanning fuelled my love for the outdoors and it instigated a passion for an active lifestyle that is still strong today.
Work-wise, my background is on local press and national automotive titles, following a BA (Hons) in journalism. I'm now editor of Park & Holiday Home Inspiration magazine, and I handle the digital outlets of Caravan magazine, whether that’s news, feature articles, social media or just being part of the community. It’s an industry I love being a part of.
Following a successful spell in student journalism, Niall Hampton started his professional career at mens' mag ‘Loaded’ before working freelance for newspapers and magazines, writing on a range of different subjects including consumer, lifestyle, employment and education. After six years in Haymarket's customer publishing division, working in senior editorial roles on the British Army and Sony accounts, Niall joined the Practicals in 2009 as managing editor before becoming Practical Caravan's deputy editor in 2010.
Andy has been involved with motorhomes and caravans for 12 years or so in various roles. These include helping to run RoadPro Ltd, which specialises in supplying 12V products to motorhomers and caravanners, writing about technical subjects and helping with technical enquiries for the Caravan Club. Since 2011 he has also worked with the Caravan Channel TV show as a presenter.
All these things keep Andy busy but, when he does have any spare time he enjoys cycling round London, kayaking on the Thames & spending time in his company motorhome on the pretext of testing products. Andy lives in a house in Peckham, a narrowboat near Daventry and a Laika motorhome wherever he happens to park. (He used to live in a Citroen 2CV, so this is a definite step-up).
Bought his first motor caravan at the tender age of 24, so his final destiny as Deputy Editor of The Caravan Club Magazine, where he spent the last 25 years, specialising in testing motorhomes, is hardly surprising. He previously spent six years on Custom Car magazine and three years editing Street Machine magazine, influences which have also lasted, as evidenced by the Dax Cobra and Lancia Aprilia in his garage, the latter being his 'retirement project'. Chairman of local residents' association for 20+ years. Regular country rambler (married to Chairman of local rambling club).
Specialities: Motor caravan testing and photography, also related products and book reviews. Travel writing worldwide.
Mobile: 07747 835908
Specialities: Motorhome testing/reviews, show coverage, photography, sub editing, motorhome consultancy.
Mob: 07595 022076
A life-long caravanner, Nigel and his wife Kay have toured extensively in both the UK and on the Continent. A retired Police Traffic Officer and Forensic Collision Investigator, he is now a regular contributor to Practical Caravan magazine, and has been a Tow Car judge for them at their annual event held in conjunction with the Camping and Caravanning Club since its inception in 2007. An Examiner for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, he also holds LGV and PCV driving licences, as well as a MIRA permit.
Although not having a journalistic background, Nigel is used to providing highly detailed reports/reviews from his previous job. A self-confessed caravanning enthusiast, he enjoys writing about all aspects of the subject.
Di and Pete Johnson enjoy contributing to motorcaravan magazines such as MMM, Which Motorhome and Practical Motorhome. Articles have been mostly vehicle tests with Peter taking the photos and Di writing the articles. They also write travel and more technical pieces with the occasional foodie ones for variety. These days they mostly write for MMM.
I am currently working as a part-time freelance writer but was editor of the Motor Caravanner Magazine for over two years during which time I specialised in Motor Caravan and travel articles as well as general editorial and Motor Caravanners' Club biased items. I have an MBA with the Open University. I have also written in house engineering documentation.
Ali Kingston has spent the past 13 years living in a motorhome. Having a house on wheels enables globe trotting and she has covered over 130, 000 miles exploring the USA, Canada and Mexico, Europe and beyond to Russia, Belarus, Turkey and North Africa, in four different types of motorhome, all with husband Mike. During this time she has crafted her writing skills with regular contributions to the MMM and her blog. In 2014 she published her first book, 'The Motorhome...What You Need to Know, Before You Go'. The second, a collection of anecdotes, 'Mike, The Motorhome and Me' is due for publication in 2016.
Ali is happy to provide contributions on any aspect of motorhoming for publication.
Writer & broadcaster. Formerly Marketing and PR Manager with the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Specialities: Travel & Tourism; UK and European campsite reviews; Caravan/Motorhome testing & reviews; ‘Green’ issues; photography.
Multi-platform media practitioner. Copy, images, video/TV anchor/narrator, sub-editor consultant, customer satisfaction analyst, confidential product evaluation. Feature articles, monthly columns, Q & A, Practical Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Survey, live-in tests, mobility, sites, services and nostalgia. T/A Fen Leisure Services and writing under a variety of pen-names
Clive, an engineer/designer with a 50 years’ experience in industrial vehicle electrical systems retired in 2005 but remains a consultant to the FLT business. Clive and Janet with their two children have had caravans and motorhomes since 1970 and got their first motorhome in 1972. He refitted it few years later to suit their specific requirements. In 1985 Clive converted an old Bedford coach which took then them around France and Portugal in great style as well as a VW transporter refit for father-in-law. Caravans have included a Fisher Hollivan, Sprite Alpine and a Swift Challenger. Later motorhome Autotrail and Concorde.
Journalism came about in the mid nineties with Clive now a regular contributor the caravan industry’s top Motorhome magazines.
I have owned a variety of camper vans and motorhomes since 1990, several of which were home converted and together with my wife and family have had many enjoyable trips out in them. I have been a technical consultant to MMM magazine since the early nineties and for the last five years have written the Diamond Dave technical column for Practical Motorhome. I have run my own business since 2005 supplying and installing accessories for motorhomes and caravans as well as carrying out servicing work.
Former Technical Information Officer of the Camping and Caravanning Club with extensive tent, motorhome and caravan camping experience. Now a freelance writer, Barry continues to contribute regularly to Camping and Caravanning Club magazine with feature articles along with product reviews and testing.
Alison is a year round caravanner with over 20 years' experience who writes for both consumer and industry magazines. She also undertakes photography work.
Contact: Through the contact page of this website.
Terry is a chartered engineer of many years standing who took early retirement to indulge in his twin passions of caravanning and writing. He writes mainly on technical subjects covers other areas when needed. Terry's work is published regularly by both business and consumer titles. He acts as the technical expert for Caravan Magazine and has run Expert Theatre sessions at the NEC shows. Terry also undertakes the confidential evaluation of new products and ideas.
Contact: Through the contact page of this website.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, DIY/Technical, Testing/Reviews, Tow cars, UK Sites, European Sites, Travel & Tourism.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, UK Sites, European Sites.
Perry, Christopher (Perrys Accountants)
Perrys Accountants are probably the oldest professional firm of UK accountants to be serving the caravan parks industry having been associated with the industry and its members for over 70 years. This unique area of expertise enables Perrys to provide a bespoke service to the caravan industry whereby our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Park management, taxation and finance is of benefit to park operators and investors.
Author and co-author of several caravan, motor-caravan and camping-related manuals. A motoring writer since 1980, Lindsay is Technical Editor of Land Rover Monthly and contributes to several motoring and leisure magazines including Caravan and the Caravan Club Magazine. MD of Porter Publishing, publisher of workshop manuals .
If you’ve seen the many repeats of the BBC documentary, ‘Caravans: A British love affair’, then you’ll know how much John loves caravans and motoring holidays.
Being obsessed with cars and caravans from a very young age, fuelled by annual family holidays touring all over Europe, led John to a successful career in journalism and PR. He worked at Practical Caravan magazine for six years, followed by a PR career in the car industry working for Vauxhall, Volvo and Volkswagen. John now has his own business writing about and promoting the leisure (caravans, campervans, motorhomes and associated accessories) and automotive (cars, vans and HGVs) sectors he knows and loves.
John’s most recent features published include a report on Glamping, caravan and motorhome reviews, and trips with his young family to Switzerland and Italy in motorhomes, plus a caravan holiday to Holland.
Mobile: 07847 371436; Twitter: @johnrawlings
Ritchie, David (Life member)
David was editor of Caravan Industry and Park Operator for 40 years from 1971 until his retirement in 2011. During this time he also compiled of the annual Caravan Industry Supplies and Services Directory. Still organises the annual exhibitions at The Lawns and Beaulieu as agent for the HERCMA and manages to do some writing.
Managing Editor, Caravan Magazine.
Work hard, have fun” is the maxim I live by. Luckily, I’ve always had jobs where these two aims weren’t mutually exclusive. I trained as a photographer, joining Practical Photography mag in 1992; moved to lads’ car mag, Max Power, in ’96; became International Editor for Emap in 2007, and spent a year at The Economist in 2010 (though commuting was no fun whatsoever). Finally, the roller-coaster brought me to Caravan mag, where, as a novice caravanner, I’ve embraced this brilliant hobby which combines my two favourite things in the world: travel and my family.At Caravan, I’ve tried to focus on the five ‘f’s: freedom, family, friends, fun and errrm… fantastic photography. We just aim to make people smile.
Having many happy childhood memories of caravanning and river cruising around Ireland, Jarlath plans to rekindle these pleasant times again and relay the experiences and more in Caravan Cruise Ireland. The new magazine has been in the back of his mind for some years and the first edition was published in March 2010. Jarlath is a motoring journalist for over 10 years specialising in cars, commercial vehicles, motorsport and now caravans, campervans and motorhomes. Through his position as Group Editor at Fleet Publications he represents Ireland on a number of International Juries such as Truck of the Year, Van of the Year and Trailer Innovation Awards. As a member of the Irish Motoring Writers Association, Jarlath has served as Chairman of the Irish Van of the Year Jury.
Louise Wood came to the world of caravanning after a varied career in tourism PR and journalism. This included a decade with London Tourist Board, where she was privileged to write about – arguably - the most exciting city in the world. Louise joined the National Caravan Council (NCC), the caravan industry’s trade association, in 2003. She worked on a wide variety of industry newsletters and magazines, consumer brochures and websites, and for several years was the NCC’s media spokesperson. She is now freelance editor of the NCC’s B2B flagship publication, The Business. She also works as a consultant for charities/non-profit organisations in the Kent area.
Michelle is editor of Hooked-Up magazine, an online business-to-business publication for the mobile leisure industry.
She has a background in media and communications having worked for the BBC for 12 years as a broadcast journalist and then as a regional project manager covering Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands. She is also communications manager for Kal Group, a digital marketing agency with a significant number of clients in the mobile leisure industry. .
Contact: email@example.com Tel: 01427 619008
Having worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years I have seen and been part of all manner of holidays. It’s given me a broad¬spectrum view of the way people value their leisure time; experience which I’m now translating into the caravan arena. Seeking a new challenge, I decided to come back to my caravanning roots. I passed my B+E exam in October 2014 and I’m looking for opportunities to use it. I’m a writer, photographer, with plenty of experience, also, in presenting (both live and video) and voice¬-over work. It seems I’m also a caravan awards judge; The Caravan Club invited me to join it's judging team for the 2015 model year awards. Quite an honour.
Andrew is an Actor, Presenter & Demonstration Chef who loves anything to do with the great outdoors. He is also one of the Guild's regular trainers for video workshops. In 2016 Andrew, his wife & two daughters completed a three week, 1000 mile camping trip taking in Cheshire, Wales, Cornwall, Dorset & Hampshire testing out new gear. As well as appearing on shows like Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and numerous TV dramas. Andrew is an expert cook and presents at some of the most prestigious events in the UK and abroad at such places as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dublin & London. Others have included the Big Festival for Jamie Oliver; Carfest North & South for Children In Need; Ideal Home Shows & Cake & Bake Show; BBC Top Gear.
Specialities: Travel Editor
Claudia began her career in publishing with a six-year stint on Wine magazine before moving into business-to-business magazines as a sub and production editor both full time and as a freelance. She joined Practical Caravan magazine in 2007 as production editor and took on the role of travel editor in 2010. She has caravanned in France and the UK.
French, Adrian Hugh
Member : Chartered Institute of Journalists
Member: Guild of Motoring Writers
Ex Technical Officer of The Camping and Caravanning Club
Specialities: Car tests for towing, Motorcaravan tests, Site reports both in Great Britain and Continental Europe, Technical articles, Touring Articles. Caravan and Holiday Caravan judging. Take all my own photographs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01432 760092.
Mob: 07774 621858
Address: Jasmine Cottage, 5 Virdi Mews, Station Road, Crendenhill HR4 7EG
Groves, Jean M
Former editor ACCEO Matters magazine, now a regular contributor, editor “The Wanderer” newsletter of Historic Caravan Club,(historically accurate media with an official historian and vast records), freelance specialisms:- caravan rallies, exhibitions, historic caravans and rallies, and the caravan, motorhome and camping club scene and academic history essays.
Contact: email@example.com Tel: 07885 865543
I'm currently the digital editor of Caravan magazine and love it! My first career was crewing yachts for other people around the Med, after which I joined the British Army. I served for five years and spent time and then decided to cycle down Africa with my bother.
I started writing when travelling in Africa and working in India. Much of my career has been in technology publishing. I also learnt to build websites and market them through search engine optimisation. I now write, edit, build and promote websites for Warners Group Publications.
Rural Lincolnshire is my home. I spend as much time as I can cycling, walking in the great outdoors with my wife and two children.
Di and Pete Johnson enjoy contributing to motorcaravan magazines such as MMM, Which Motorcaravan and Practical Motorhome. Articles have been mostly vehicle tests with Peter taking the photos and Di writing the articles. They also write travel and more technical pieces with the occasional foodie ones for variety. These days they mostly write for MMM.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, Park/holiday homes, DIY/Technical, Testing/Reviews, Tow cars, UK Sites, European Sites. Travel & Tourism, Photography.
Freelance writer; Four Seasons Touring.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Park/holiday homes, Testing/Reviews, UK Sites, European Sites, Travel & Tourism.
A lifelong camper, caravanner and motorhome user, I have also had (forceful) input in the design of the internal layouts of several home built campers. (I have always maintained that there are no females in the drawing offices of professional caravan builders.) I'm Clive's spell checker, (advice not always followed) and contribute a regular nature notes column to a local monthly journal and sporadic articles to the local and national press.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, UK Sites, European Sites, Photography.
Lizzie is a Digital Editor at Haymarket. She’s also an out-and-out petrol head, rallyist, Formula 1ist, geek and a chocaholic.
Ros Pritchard is Director General of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, the trade association the trade association representing park owners and managers across the UK. She is also a Director of the Tourism Alliance and currently serves as the Alliance’s Chairman. Ros received an OBE for services to tourism in 2005.
As well as completing regular features for both Practical Caravan magazine and Practical Motorhome magazine, I also produce work online and for TV on The Caravan Channel and The Motorhome Channel. Other projects that I have been involved with include the annual Top 100 Sites Guide, our annual Reader Rallies, and social media. This also involves writing about the cars we tow with and the caravans and motorhomes that we use, arranging vehicle loans, filming/photography permissions, and planning and implementing cover and feature shoots as far afield as France, Spain and the Isle of Wight. I often source, research and write 'Me and My Caravan' and travel features as well as many others. This role involves leasing with PRs, manufacturers, sites, the public and everyone in between.
Kate works for Practical Motorhome magazine as an all-round journalist, dreaming up and writing articles (touring, interviews, campsite reviews, motorhome reviews, product tests) and creating online content. The rest of the time she’s helping to get the magazine to press.
Kate joined Haymarket’s Practical Motorhome in November 2010, after a few years creating a series of annual campsite guidebooks for IPC Media while also writing and editing articles for Caravan, Motor Caravan and Park Home & Holiday Caravan.
As a child, Kate enjoyed family camping trips in Britain and France in a tent nicknamed ‘Yellow Submarine’ due to the deluge it attracted in Britain. When her children were young she and her former husband had a folding camper. Now she’s gone up in the world, driving an assortment of lovely new (borrowed) motorhomes around the countryside!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0208 267 5797 Fax: 0208 267 5725
Pat Taylor has spent several years keeping her other half in line when judging and testing caravans and motorcaravans for practicality and user friendliness. Adept at demolishing manufacturer's hype and spin into the real-world condition, her nursing background gives her a unique insight into health, safety and ergonomic problems of caravanning. After many years assisting her partner John Parsons (Member) in his office administration and photography, Pat now has articles and pictures published in her own right, and looks forward to doing more caravan and motorhome assessments.
Sarah has rejoind Haymarket and says: “I’ve been working in journalism for almost two decades; after leaving university – at which I played an active part in the production of my student, newspaper – I joined Haymarket as a sub-editor on the Net magazine, in 1999., Since then I’ve worked on numerous titles in the publishing company’s portfolio, including Autocar (Production Editor), Songlines (Associate Editor), and - latterly - Practical Motorhome (Deputy Editor).”
Russell has been a marketing communications specialist in the camping and caravanning travel sector since 1990 and has been writing about campsites and European destinations for over 25 years. He was a founding partner of a business in 1999 that became the Alan Rogers Travel Group, before being acquired by the Caravan Club in 2012.
He was responsible for the Alan Rogers Guides for 10 years, producing up to 32 books in 3 languages annually, as well as devising the Alan Rogers 'Destinations' magazine and writing all content. He also looked after brochure/website content, design, branding and all communications.
Most recently, Russell has set up Russet Marketing (russetmarketing.com) which provides freelance marketing comms services for businesses looking to get their message 'out there' in a more engaging manner at a time when the importance of best in class content has never been higher. Specialities include magazine articles, continental campsites, brochures, guide books, digital content and press releases.
I have a vast knowledge of all aspects of the leisure industry, having owned and used (with my family) tents, caravans, and motorhomes.
Specialities: DIY/Technical; testing and reviews; UK and European sites; travel and tourism; accessories.
Provides a consultancy service covering: Education, Photography, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects for Schools and Colleges, and on CPD sessions for Teaching and support staff. Also does some part-time lecturing in Informatics and Photography.
Rik has been camping and touring for over 50 years and is a regular contributor to Motorcaravanner Magazine the Club website for The Motor Caravanners’ Club. Other mainstream publications include: MMM, Which Motorcaravan, and Practical Motorhome. Articles vary from Product and Show Reports to Rallies (both home and international). Photography has been a life long interest which helps with the production of some travel and technical articles.
Former Head of Publications for The Caravan Club.
Specialities: Touring caravans, Motorhomes, DIY/Technical, Testing/Reviews,Tow cars, UK Sites.
For some years now Roger has enjoyed caravanning and photography by specialising in the area of rallies, exhibitions, historic and caravan club events. He also organises and covers Land Rover caravan club rallies where Land Rover company employees enjoy “off roading” events.
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2014-16 Terry Owen
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2010–12 Nigel Rosser
2009–10 Jonathan Lloyd
2007–09 Peter Frost
2005–07 David Ritchie
2003–05 Liz King
2001–03 Doug King
1999–2001 Dave King
1998–99 Stuart Craig
1997–98 John Rawlings
1995–97 David Ritchie
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1988–91 Eric Fowler
1986–88 Anne Webb
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