Founder & Managing Director
Prior to founding The Business Magazine in 1993, David was editor of a regional daily newspaper, the Evening Post in Reading. He has worked as a journalist on national newspapers in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, and contributed to publications from the US to Singapore.
David formed Elcot Media & Events Ltd (formerly Elcot Publications Ltd) to build a quality business communications platform in the South East – outside of London – and has created a stable of successful ventures from business magazines, a news website and digital publications to listings, seminars and major awards initiatives including the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards.
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Head of Client Relations
Heading up the company’s client relations, Peter strengthens links with key clients and partners, develops new areas of business and works with sponsors on The Business Magazine’s lists and awards campaigns.
A former business founder and owner, he has run his own consultancy practice for many years and also worked in-house at a top City firm. He has extensive knowledge of the professional services market, and has worked in both IT and finance in the SME sector.
Peter is a consummate team player, and his many years as a professional yachtsman – racing ocean-going yachts globally – bear testimony to this. Both his personal qualities and experience give invaluable strength and substance to Elcot’s operation through its sustained growth.
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Tamsin joined The Business Magazine in 2015 as projects manager. In her role, she heads up key initiatives including Southern Entrepreneurs and Women in Business, and brings to the company extensive experience as a communication and sales professional.
A former area director for Dale Carnegie, the renowned management development organisation, Tamsin has coached senior business executives, facilitated seminars and workshops, and managed high-level accounts for global companies in IT, fashion and media.
Her experience and inspiration bring additional strength and focus to the management team.
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South Coast Business Manager
Lucinda joined The Business Magazine in 2017 as Solent Business Manager to strengthen relationships with key clients and sponsors, and grow the presence of the Solent & South Coast edition of the magazine and the awards campaigns within the region.
She brings a wealth of experience in winning new business but more importantly, retaining the clients she deals with. She has a nine-year background in developing client relations and does so with a great amount of care and diligence.
Lucinda started out in estate agency and went on to be successful in the managed print services sector. She works well with B2B and B2C enterprises and has the natural intuition to engage with all areas of a business, including board directors, management and other roles.
Linda joined The Business Magazine in November 2010 from a background of marketing and communications in IT, professional services, pharmaceuticals, football and publishing.
She brings that experience to managing all of our events including roundtable discussions, breakfast seminars, major awards dinners and general events related to our wide range of magazine features and listings.
Prior to joining the team, she was a freelance marketer for professional services firms including Clifton Ingram and HP.
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Deputy Events Manager
Libby joined The Business Magazine in September 2013 from a background in marketing and events.
She has a BA Degree in Drama from Northumbria University, and joins from the charity sector – her last role being with Prior’s Court, a specialist residential school for children and young adults.
Working alongside Linda, she manages all of our events including roundtables, breakfast seminars, the major awards dinners and general events related to our numerous regional business initiatives.
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Business Research Analyst
Helen joined The Business Magazine in July 2014, bringing a BA Degree in Industrial Psychology and a background in sales and marketing.
She manages the compilation and checking of listings – both one-offs and our six regular annual listings, and works alongside Linda and Libby, assisting with all of our events including the roundtables, breakfast seminars and the major awards dinners.
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Steve, who joined The Business Magazine in November 2006, manages the production department, overseeing the print editions, planning paginations, and liaising with clients on advertising and editorial submissions and deadlines.
Having started his career in City banking, he subsequently moved into training and development where he designed and wrote procedures manuals and training guides, and created and presented training courses.
He went on to set up and run the training and development function for HFC Bank, before moving on to create and run his own local interest magazine in Windsor.
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Dan joined The Business Magazine in October 2012 as Business Development Executive, tasked with building relationships with new clients, and initiating and managing their print and digital campaigns.
He now plays a key role in the production department, building websites, designing pages for the magazine, creating eNewsletters and managing the in-house IT.
Prior to joining, Dan was a business development executive for Clinimed.
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Marketing & Social Media Manager
Amanda joined Elcot in September 2007 as an administrator with a background in marketing. She then moved into production and is now responsible for the design of branding on the campaigns, awards and promotional materials for the company as well as managing our social media accounts.
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Jo joined The Business Magazine in May 2017 after working for several years as a Teaching Assistant while her children were young. She has a Diploma in Illustration and an early background in Sales and Marketing.
Alongside maintaining the company database and managing day-to-day office administration, she is responsible for liaising with sponsors and companies to set up profile interviews for editorial features.
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John is an award-winning writer and editor of internal and external communications including in-house company newsletters and magazines, customer-focused newspapers, marketing and PR publications, and staff and corporate videos.
Following full media-training and 12 years as a journalist, John moved into PR/marketing, corporate communications, public affairs consultancy and event management.
John has worked for and with many blue-chip companies and national professional bodies including: Courage, Foster-Wheeler, Shell, Balfour Beatty, Sony; AIRMIC, NAEA an BII.
Alison trained as a journalist and worked on a variety of regional weekly and evening newspapers before expanding into public relations. During the 1980s and 90s, she worked in-house on various publications and campaigns at the Home Office and British Airways, and also spent time in overseas markets in the Middle East and Africa.
For several years she then managed a PR consultancy in the Thames Valley, predominantly for B2B clients, and joined The Business Magazine team in autumn 2005.
She enjoys writing everything from case studies to opinion pieces and profiles on a range of business issues, and also runs her own PR consultancy, Straight PR.
Matt originally qualified as an accountant before working as an analyst and equity salesperson for investment banks, both in London and around Europe.
Since he left the City in 2012, Matt has been a partner in a research consultancy, KyteMark Solutions, as well as building up his own copywriting business, Nobleword, where he specialises in book writing, online and hard copy marketing content. He relishes working with a wide range of industries, not just the financial sector, to produce compelling copy which generates bottom line results.
Matt undertakes a range of work for The Business Magazine, including CEO interviews, profile pieces, and industry roundtables.
Tim Wickham has more than 25 years’ experience as a business writer, working with companies, publishers and creative agencies. He runs an editorial and design consultancy providing creative advice on business communications. Projects include magazines, newsletters, case studies, blogs, annual reports and brochures.
He writes on a range of business and investment areas, transforming corporate speak into plain English, for customer and employee communications. He has worked with Audi, BP, CSC, HP, Octopus Investments, VWG and Zurich, among others. Tim enjoys finding out what makes companies tick and producing compelling stories about people and products.