The Team Behind Best of England

We are passionate about creating quality content that tells a story.

About Simon Ridgwell

Founder & Editor, Best of England

Best of England is the creative concept of Simon Ridgwell, a digital marketeer, strategist and entrepreneur based in East Sussex, England.

As a creative director for some of the world’s leading digital advertising agencies Simon designed, built and marketed award winning websites for some of the biggest international brands including Jamie Oliver, Top Gear, Rough Guides and Penguin Books.
Simon’s goal for Best of England is to create an authentic, world class brand which our customers trust and love. To do this, Simon realised that the team had to take all their own photography to beautifully represent each of the recommendations they make and create something unique.

About Tamsin Ridgwell

Founder & Brand Director, Best of England

As a Director of Branding for some of the world’s leading luxury fashion companies, Tamsin has spent over a decade creatively directing and producing international runway shows and advertising campaigns. Working alongside some of the world’s greatest style influencers from New York and Los Angeles to London, she has worked with celebrated stylists, celebrities, royals and photographers to create world-class campaigns and profiles.

“Best of England showcases some of the most creative businesses that demonstrate the best of food, drink and accommodation in England to a national and international audience through our respected platform. The beautiful imagery taken by our own photographers creates a truthful, carefully curated portfolio of unique brands and establishments that we truly believe inspires the discovery of England. We look forward to taking our concept global.

Jack Mcfarlane

Head of Videography

Jack is the story teller of the team and video is his medium of choice. From conception to storyboards, filming and editing, Jack has the ability to breath life into the attractions we feature.

Callum Morgan

Website Developer

Callum is a WordPress specialist and ensures our website works across devices and is quick to load. Search Engine Optimisation and Responsive Design are his favourite areas of expertise and skills that are applied to every website we create.

Liam Overton

Content Editor

Liam is the newest member of the team and responsible for the all important task of keeping our websites up to date and loading as fast as possible.

James Ratchford

Head of Photography

Great photography is at the core of the Best of England and James is responsible for ensuring every photo we take is compelling, unique and beautiful.

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We want to make it easy to find new and interesting places to visit. We research, visit and photograph every place ourselves and use our website, app and books to help inspire people to discover new things.

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