James founded carwow after coming up with numerous ideas, as he wanted to start a business that involved his biggest passion - cars! He studied Finance at the University of Nottingham, after which an internship at a Fund Management company put him off a city-based career for life.
James is a hands-on product guy, currently working on creating the next stage of carwow which will allow you to buy your car through the site.
Loves: skiing, mocha frappuchinos, zombie films
Favourite car: Ferrari FF
Alex co-founded carwow with James after studying Business Management at the University of Nottingham, followed by a spot of travelling around SE Asia and a stint at a big London digital media agency in online advertising. She’s done freelance projects in her spare time, building and designing websites from scratch. Born in Stockholm, Alex is inspired by Scandinavian design and most enjoys simplifying the user experience.
She’s concentrating on marketing, designing the next stage of the site and editing content.
Loves: sashimi, sunshine and skiing
Favourite car: Range Rover Evoque
Hailing from Italy, David joined carwow as a technical co-founder a few months after launch and instantly made a huge impact to the business, allowing us to completely take development in-house and create a range of new, exciting features. His enthusiasm is contagious and he literally works magic on the site.
David covers both the front and back-end development, and is working flat-out on our next big exciting feature.
Loves: Good coffee, his black lab named Ruby (after the programming language!)
Favourite car: Mercedes SLS Roadster
Hamish Stafford , Marketing
Hamish helps plan our marketing strategy and come up with ideas to promote the business. He also contributes to the blog and has interviewed a number of key industry people for us. Hamish is a keen car enthusiast and is currently studying at the College of Law in Bristol.
Carlton Boyce , Review Editor
Carlton learned to drive at the age of 8 and has been buying, driving, and writing about cars ever since. He’s previously worked for Car Enthusiast Editorial Agency, Practical Classics, Classic and Sports Car, Practical Performance Car, The Global Herald, The Yorkshire Post, Land Rover World, and Jaguar Enthusiast.
Carlton is a a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Canon Professional Network, and Welsh Motoring Writers.
Currently driving a Subaru Legacy Spec B he suspects that a Toyota Hilux will make an appearance soon. He says that the worst car that he has ever owned was a Talbot Horizon, the most unreliable was a Spartan kit car and that his favourite car of 2011 was the Jaguar XJ Supersport. He’s also got a penchant for V8 engines but swears that he’s bought his last-ever Range Rover Classic! Oh, and he hates PR-waffle…
Antony Ingram , Associate Editor
Antony can't get enough of cars. He considered selling them for a while and then considered advertising them, but writing looked much more entertaining, so a Journalism Master’s degree and a few blogs later, here he is. Whether they’re powered by petrol, diesel, electricity or kryptonite, his enthusiasm and knowledge for all things automotive knows no bounds. When not spending all his earnings on old car magazines and brochures off eBay, you’ll find him skinning his knuckles fixing his old Volkswagen Beetle or debating the merits of the best and worst motors on Twitter. If you feel like buying him a car, he’d very much appreciate a Toyota GT-86, thanks. Antony currently lives in North Yorkshire and drives a Fiat Panda 100HP.
Charlie Fraser , News editor
Charlie is a huge car fan and regularly writes news and editorial content for the blog. He enjoys giving opinionated views on the latest news, creating editorial features and coming up with random post ideas. Having written previously for a number of car sites, Charlie now works only on carwow.
Joshua Newbury , Contributor
Josh is a freelance writer based in Leeds (t’up North) and as well as working for carwow is studying Journalism. He’s a self-confessed nerd and admits that one of the nerdiest aspects of his personality is cars. He cannot explain why he loves them so, but does know that whenever he gets behind the wheel he rarely has more fun doing anything else.What excites him is that in this time of economic and environmental uncertainty, we literally have no idea what the automotive industry could do at any time, which makes it even more interesting.
Jon Reay , Contributor
Jon is currently studying New Media at the University of Leeds, he has a deeply ingrained interest for all things automotive - a trait he claims originated from being read to from ‘What Car?’ one day when ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ was nowhere to be seen. When he’s not busy designing and developing websites and apps for final year projects, he’ll either be helping to keep our expansive list of car pages up to date, writing things for his own blog, or whizzing around bits of the inner ring road desperately pretending it's actually Monaco.
Tom Harrison , Contributor
Tom is a self confessed petrol-head, currently studying Journalism at City University London. He has a passion for all things automotive, something he claims stems from his father having worked in the motor industry for 30 years. Whether it be a diesel Focus or an AMG Mercedes, he’s at his happiest behind the wheel. He drove a Ferrari at 15, raced a Mustang between the lights in Detroit, and has been taught to power-slide in a C63 AMG, but he insists his fondest motoring memory is being driven around a closed Le Mans Circuit in a Ford GT at 180mph. When not writing for carwow, he can be found trying to keep up with a hectic university schedule and writing for a number of blogs.
James Allen , Contributor
James is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Southampton Solent University, and has a deep love for anything powered by internal combustion. Having once turned an entire issue of his secondary school’s magazine into a massive feature on the Goodwood Festival of Speed, he now helps keep our car pages up to date. When he’s not doing that, James is either writing for his own blog, frantically finishing off assignments or annoying his mother by using his clothes drawers as ‘temporary storage’ for an ever expanding car brochure collection.
Kyle Ecob , Contributor
Kyle is a full-time automotive journalism student, part-time bread delivery man, freelance scribbler and all round car guy (not geek…) based in Nottingham. He likes to ingest as much car and motorsport trivia as humanly possible. He’s recently become sensible and bought a non-descript diesel hatch to see him through to the end of his studies but longs to have his own Series 1 Lotus Elise. Kyle only has two regrets; the first is selling his beloved MK2 VW Golf and the second is not pestering his dad hard enough to buy him that racing kart when he was eight years old.
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