Our People

Meet the team behind Ethical Consumer, discover their research specialisms and see what they get up to outside the office.

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Sophie Billington

Digital Editorial Assistant

Other roles:
Digital Production, Social Media and Communications, Web and Content Management
Outside interests:
Videography, creative event organisation, Funraising MCR, reading.
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Simon Birch

Writer

Other roles:
Ad sales, Press and PR
Research specialisms:
Sustainable travel
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Tom Bryson

In house tech specialist

Other roles:
Tech writer
Research specialisms:
Technology
Outside interests:
Music, Football, Languages
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Merle Büter

Volunteer

Other roles:
Research, Writing, German Translations
Outside interests:
Minimalism, jogging, indie music, social equality
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Clare Carlile

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Conference organiser, Consultancy project officer
Research specialisms:
Insurance
Outside interests:
Climbing, cycling and community cooking
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Anna Clayton

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Consultancy Manager, Personnnel
Research specialisms:
Food and seed sovereignty, animal rights, regeneration
Outside interests:
forest gardening, permaculture design, basket making, community group dynamics
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Alex Crumbie

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Save our Bank, Finance
Research specialisms:
Political Economy, Supply Chains
Outside interests:
Music, writing and cycling
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Francesca de la Torre

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Lush Spring Prize, Lush Prize, Personnel
Outside interests:
cooking, music/reading/film, sewing, recently started classes in yoga and Chinese.
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Mackenzie Denyer

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Consultancy, Finance
Research specialisms:
Ethical Markets, Outdoor Industry, Ethical Certifications
Outside interests:
Climbing, Cooking, Eco-building, Cycling
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Rob Harrison

Consultancy Manager

Other roles:
Chief Finance Officer, Co-editor, Worker Director
Research specialisms:
Ethical Banking and finance
Outside interests:
piano, fell walking, woodlands
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Tim Hunt

Co-editor

Other roles:
Worker Director, Marketing Manager / Communications, Writer / researcher
Research specialisms:
Electronics sector, Amazon.com
Outside interests:
Yoga, Watching Stoke City, Playing the drum, Reading Sci-fi novels, Community activism
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Joanna Long

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
finance officer, business development, governance, worker director
Research specialisms:
tax justice
Outside interests:
German language, cycle-touring, singing, podcasts
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Andra Maciuca

Volunteer

Other roles:
Research, Writing
Outside interests:
Current affairs, languages, singing, music, photography
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Bryony Moore

Remote Research Co-ordinator

Other roles:
Writer
Research specialisms:
Ethical Fashion
Outside interests:
Stitched up, anti-nuclear campaigning
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Ruth Strange

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Personnel, Magazine Production, Spring Prize
Outside interests:
DIY culture
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Jane Turner

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
Worker Director / Magazine production / Co-editor / Marketing
Research specialisms:
Electrical sector, IT and computing, animal rights
Outside interests:
Swimming, walking, comedy, reading Private Eye.
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Josie Wexler

Writer / Researcher

Other roles:
consultancy, personnel, editing
Research specialisms:
energy and climate, commodity supply chains
Outside interests:
playing music, reading, writing, cycling