In his career as a journalist, Tim Penn has written and edited for finance professionals and media clients on subjects including technology, oil, foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, agricultural commodities, metals, and shipping. As a reporter, his articles appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal and New York Journal of Commerce.
He was Managing Editor of BridgeNews for Europe, Middle East and Africa, leading a staff in 30 international locations, prior to Bridge’s acquisition by Reuters. For six years he was London Bureau Chief for US newspaper chain Knight-Ridder, supervising over 40 reporters in Fleet Street. His leadership experience has encompassed financial analysts and former traders as well as journalists, through major corporate and technological change programmes. He has worked with investment bankers and advisory firms, including consulting on a multi-million-dollar media company buy-out. More recently he has worked as a commissioning editor for publisher Bloomsbury plc, specifically in the launch cycle of their mammoth QFINANCE reference project.
Tim holds a BA (Hons) in Modern History from Oxford University, and post-grad qualfications in finance, business strategy and marketing. Tim is an active horn player, squash player, fixer and rider of hand-built and folding bikes, lapsed marathoner and former yachtsman. He blogs intermittently at knackeredhack.com.
Eirlys Penn began her career in public relations for publisher Victor Gollancz, working on major consumer titles and helping to launch the mainstream ecology movement in the late 1980s. Working with leading authors on subjects from health to fiction, she amassed significant credits with all major media through creative and provocative campaigns.
In the 1990s she moved into environmental advocacy, pitching her publicity and marketing skills in competition with much larger corporate communications machinery. She appeared on national media while also garnering widespread press credits, plus ministerial and local government endorsement. For her work in this period, Eirlys was shortlisted for London Electricity’s Londoner of the Year Award. In 2014, for her not-for-profit community work she was placed on the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List, the newspaper’s alternative “rich list”.
Eirlys brings an impressive academic, literary and consumer background to bear on the the company’s output, endeavouring to ensure tight adherence to style principles and keeping even the most complex text both accessible and authoritative. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from St Anne’s College, Oxford University. You can follow Eirlys on Twitter at @Scrapiana, or via her blog scrapiana.com.