Welcome to Wildfire!
Without our team of dedicated staff, Wildfire wouldn't be able to continuously produce the cutting-edge media it is renowned for, so it's only fair they get the chance to tell you a bit about themselves…
Business Development Director
Likes: Rugby and Wine.
Bio: Duncan is Wildfire's New Business Development Director, and boasts 10 years' experience in multimedia. Having worked on both print and digital media during his career, Duncan is well placed to advise businesses, brands and individuals on getting to grips with the opportunities that exist in the world of multi-platform media solutions.
Likes: Sport (especially Rugby), Real Ale, Curry, Chocolate, being by the sea and BBQ's
Bio: Lee has more than 20 years' experience in media - locally, nationally and internationally - having worked for a number of major UK media companies. Lee heads up Wildfire's sales and commercial operation and firmly believes Wildfire has a unique proposition: "Our team is experienced, creative, and flexible, providing fully integrated services in print, digital and mobile," he says.
Bio: Mary is one of the founding members of Wildfire and oversees the finance team while also handling Wildfire's HR. With many years' experience in these sectors, Mary's career has been forged at a number of innovative and forward-thinking companies, including roles as company secretary for Franx Publishing, and Bristol-based technical publishing company, Knapman Bartlett.
Likes: Bacon sarnies, unwise adventures, Dylan Thomas, Sunday newspapers in bed, late nights.
Bio: Dougal is Wildfire's Group Director and is an NCTJ-trained journalist. Having worked in regional print before joining the BBC, Dougal then became a freelance feature writer, street performer and poet. In 1980, he launched his own title - the iconic Bristol lifestyle magazine Venue - building the business into a publishing company with 15 titles, which was sold to the Daily Mail Group in 2001.
Likes: Tea, history, games, Hunter S. Thompson, motorbikes, sailing, picking raspberries and dialectic discussions.
Bio: Nick joined Wildfire as a Director in 2011 and oversees the editorial development of Wildfire. Nick has an extensive background in media, taking in print and broadcast journalism, video production, copywriting and e-learning. Recently he took some time out to study sustainability, ecology and action research for the University of Bath MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice.
Likes: Real ale, good books and a real fire.
Bio: Martin is Wildfire's Art Director, and is accountable for all of the company's visual output, which is principally magazines, but also adverts, artwork for websites, directories, flyers, posters, POS, and logos. Martin has worked for Wildfire for the past six years, having cut his design teeth at Future Publishing.
Likes: Golden Retrievers, football, deadlines.
Bio: Ian is Wildfire's Managing Editor, coordinating the company's editorial integrity. Ian has worked in journalism for the past seven years, having completed a PTC-accredited postgraduate diploma in Magazine Journalism in 2005. He worked for four years in the media in Spain, and has expertise in property, sport, animation, sustainability and financial journalism, both in print and online.
Likes: A proper Cornish Pasty (being Cornish, nothing else compares!)
Bio: Adam joined Wildfire in early 2012 and works as an Account Manager across three key portfolios: University Business, University Caterer and Education Technology. He spent two years in Australia working in the media sector before returning to the UK to study Journalism with Media Studies. Adam's responsibilities include the development and maintenance of new and existing clients.
Likes: Not being on fire, couscous.
Bio: Ben joined Wildfire after completing a Masters' degree in marketing. As Production Assistant for Bristol Property Live, Ben is responsible for chasing advertising copy and handling any queries regarding deadlines and specifications. He also works alongside Caroline as Marketing Assistant and provides support to various marketing activities and strategies throughout Wildfire.
Likes: Vinyl, being near water, music, hot sunny weather, a fat beat, kayaking, Hip-Hop.
Bio: Before joining Wildfire, Jon held a number of positions in design studios and production environments, utilising a range of skills to create client adverts, campaigns, point of sale, digital, promotions and magazine layouts. For Wildfire, Jon designs Bristol Property Live, creating client artwork and producing estate agent online templates every week.
Senior Account Manager
Likes: Jam Doughnuts, Roast Diners, films and music.
Bio: Louise boasts a strong property background, including more than seven years of estate agency experience. Three years ago, she moved across to media advertising, managing key accounts in print and online at a local and national level. For Wildfire, Louise works as Account Manager for Bristol Property Live.
Likes: Reading gossip magazines on the hard shoulder.
Bio: Rose joined Wildfire in 2006, bringing with her more than 15 years' experience in finance and banking. Her role at Wildfire is as Credit Controller, and she is responsible for keeping the company's Sales ledger and Credit Control processes balanced, accurate and up to date.
Senior Account Manager
Likes: Birmingham City Football Club, Cooking, Paul Smith T- Shirts.
Bio: Simon joined Wildfire in early 2011, bringing with him many years of experience in the publishing and advertising sector across a broad portfolio of publications. Having spent many years at Venue, Simon is experienced inputting together key media campaigns for local and national clients, and applies that expertise to Bristol Property Live as the title's Account Manager.
Likes: Pina colada, getting caught in the rain.
Bio: Tallulah has worked at Wildfire on the editorial team for three years, after initially enjoying a stint here on work experience. She has worked across all of Wildfire's titles during her time at the company, and is now Editor of Bristol Property Live. When not firing out punchy property descriptions, Tallulah is a keen baker and runs her own cake blog, Flour Power.
Likes: Music, lazy Sundays and seafood.
Bio: Caroline started at Wildfire in August 2010. As Marketing Manager, she coordinates events, customer relations and key partnerships across all portfolios, both in house and contract. After starting her career in sales and marketing 10 years ago, Caroline then moved into key account management, specialising in property and retail advertising. Other interests include event and production management for a number of music events in the UK.
Likes: Cheese, real cider and aquariums.
Bio: Clemmie completed a postgraduate course in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University in June 2011. Since then she has worked as freelance journalist for a photography title and an online celebrity news provider, before settling down at Wildfire. She currently handles the editorial content for the University Business, University Caterer and Education Technology.
Head of Digital
Likes: IT, having a dream!, F1, Rugby League, chocolate and blackcurrant juice.
Bio: David is Head of Digital here at Wildfire, he is responsible for all things digital including developing our online portfolios. He previously worked for a national retail company as Training & Development Advisor. Along with clocking up thousands of training hours, he developed numerous web based business solutions that managed over 50,000 customer queries in less than a year, and designed numerous Specialist IT technical modules to more than 100 IT experts.
Likes: Travelling, Dining out, Music, Bruce(my dog), Snowboarding.
Bio: Before joining the Wildfire team as Account Manager for Education Technology, Aimée spent eight years working overseas from Andorra to Mexico, Canada to Greece! With a passion for sales and extensive management experience, Aimée has developed a sharp eye for how businesses can benefit from efficient advertising.
Likes: White wine and lemon sherberts (not both at the same time though); music on REALLY loud!!
Bio: BA (Hons) in Marketing followed by 10 years working in advertising account management Football team; Aston Villa (home team - Brummie girl) In Bristol it's got to be City! Life; Moved to Bristol in 2003, Lived in Hong Kong briefly... now I'm back!
Likes: Travel, Eastenders and everything funny.
Bio: Olivia joined Wildfire at the end of 2012, having completed a degree in Business Management and Marketing at University. Previously, Olivia spent 4 months in India teaching young school children English, before embarking on a career within the education media sector. She works as an Account Manager across two portfolios, Independent Education Today and Building 4 Education.
Likes: Bristol Rovers, Playing Cricket (opening bat & googly bowler), reading and travel
Bio: James joined Wildfire in late 2012 and has over 4 years' experience as an account manager within the publishing industry. James is an account manager across two key portfolios Independent Education Today and Building 4 Education. James is responsible for the development and maintenance of new and existing clients.