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About

This is our journey in words and images, scroll down to Meet the Team!

H&N Magazine Group was started 16 years ago by husband and wife team, Angela and Dave Riches, as a vehicle to get the word out about Dave’s new business. Initially there was to be only one edition, however, this one edition did its job so well for every business advertising within its pages, that demand from these and other businesses wanting to advertise, increased the pressure to produce another one. Then another one and out of nowhere, a publishing business was born.

At the time, Angela was still working as Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott International and Dave’s new business was still in its infancy, within 6 months they realised they could no longer do everything, so they sat down and drew up a list of pros and cons and then threw it away and just decided to go for it!

They knew nothing about journalism or the publishing industry, but they had the perfect skill set between them to give it their best shot. The huge leap of faith was taken and Here & Now Magazine Group was born.

Initially for Leeds and West Yorkshire, soon magazines for other areas were developed, some online such as Manchester and London and others in print throughout West, North and East Yorkshire. Distribution was carefully worked out to bring maximum return on investment for any advertiser; Sainsbury’s, Nuffield Health Clubs, Private Hospitals, Hotels, Costa Coffee Outlets, Railway Stations and Salons were key partners and they were also delivered through the letterbox of all new build houses.

Here & Now morphed into H&N and through successful social media platforms, a proactive website and the high quality content of luxury magazines, Angela and Dave built an enviable reputation for reliability and trust which helped them survive two recessions…..and then along came Covid!

Now that was a complete game changer. No longer could printed publications be made available anywhere they could be handled by multiple people and neither could they be put through people letterboxes into their homes. It was time for quick thinking and bringing into play a plan to run H&N Magazines completely digitally, through a new subscription website and social media platforms. A weekly newsletter is now emailed out to the 45,000 (GDPR compliant) email database they have built over the years, providing businesses with a more targeted and cost-effective route to market.

Like the phoenix out of the ashes, a solid new concept emerged and eventually it was back to business and doing what they do best, bringing businesses to the attention of their target market and providing great content to their followers.

A new era has begun.

Our team

Angela Riches

Editor in Chief and Co-founder

Angela has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience with many spent in the hospitality industry before entering the world of publishing. Having run H&N Magazine Group for the last 16 years with husband Dave, Angela manages relationships with their customers, sponsors and partners, co-ordinates the team and the social media platforms. Additionally, Angela looks after all advertising requirements and sales. In her spare time, she loves to travel and hiking up mountains with Dave!

Tel: 01274 420091

Mobile: 07738 472320

Dave Riches

IT Guru and Co-founder

Dave has over 20 years of IT experience and looks after all the techy background systems and online platforms. He also looks after all the boring stuff at the back end of the website and online platforms ensuring all posts meet SEO heights, ensuring maximum ROI. In his spare time Dave plays golf and loves a good hike up a mountain along with Angela.

Tel: 01274 420091

Mobile: 07841 718844

Paul Conboy

Food Stylist, Photographer and Journalist

Paul is dedicated to food photography and recipe making alongside food travel and food writing. He has amassed over 15,000 followers online and shares food content which focuses on supporting independent business, championing locally sourced food and celebrating seasonal produce. Paul is inspired by food travel heroes Keith Floyd and Anthony Bourdain whilst Jamie Oliver is his go to for dinner planning and kitchen inspiration. 

 

When Paul is not around food he works as a secondary school teacher in the Yorkshire region. 

Tel: 01274 420091

Sarah Cox

Professional Dinner Party and Home Cook and Food Writer

Coxy’s Kitchen was created by Leeds based professional dinner party and home cook Sarah Cox and provides a private dining cooking service throughout Yorkshire. The service includes an initial consultation to discuss your dinner party ideas, menu suggestions and budget. Once agreed, Coxy’s Kitchen takes care of the rest, from sourcing the ingredients, food prep and of course cooking your delicious meal in your own home.

Coxy’s Kitchen also offers a home-cooking service for busy families and individuals. Sarah writes great time saving recipes for H&N, making the most of leftovers and creating delicious dishes we share with you.

Mobile: 07970 516611

Jordan Fletcher

Food and Drink Editor, Copywriter, Food, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist

Jordan is a Leeds based Copywriter with over 10 years’ experience writing compelling copy for a diverse range of iconic brands and local independents. As Food and Drink Editor for H&N, his travels have taken him everywhere from the whiskey distilleries of Speyside to the five-star luxury of Ushuiaia in Ibiza. A self-confessed film nerd and foodie, in his down time he likes to try his hand at cooking, before sitting down for a movie marathon.

Tel: 01274 420091

Luke Williams

Restaurant Reviews, Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist and Influencer

Luke, aka ‘Stanley Dru’ is a rising star in the world of fashion influencers, he has several interests and passions which he has used to his advantage to build a credible business and enviable social profile.

With a passion for fashion, travel and photography, Luke brings his creativity and boundless energy to Team H&N, and if that wasn’t enough, he has started his own candle company; Stanley Candle and house plants business; Sons of Seeds!

He also finds time to write for us in his own unique style.

Tel: 01274 420091

Mobile: 07841 718844

Tom Sheard

Restaurant Reviews, Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist and Influencer

Tom is a Yorkshire based lifestyle and media content creator, he takes people on a journey through his photography, filmmaking, blogs and features. Having built an online following of more than 50,000 people across various channels, Tom has worked with and created content for some of the world’s biggest brands. He also uses his many talents to write for Team H&N, telling about his experiences in words and captivating images.

Tel: 01274 420091

Rachel McAlley

Food and Drink, UK Travel, Beauty, Skincare and Haircare, Gadgets, Kids Stuff

Rachel has been writing lifestyle and travel features for over 15 years alongside running her Marketing and PR Agency, Rachel McAlley Marketing.

When she isn’t writing features for H&N Magazine, she can be found working from her garden office, with her pet potbellied pig, Minnie by her side. She also has three cats, 20 hens, one daughter and one fiancé!

Prior to running her own marketing agency Rachel owned a DJ agency, and worked in radio for 10 years.

Mobile: 07963 577034

Deana Morgan

Deana Morgan

Theatre and The Arts, Travel and Lifestyle Writer

Originally from Barnsley in South Yorkshire Deana left her hometown to pursue a professional career in dance. Moving to Miami in 1982 to start rehearsals for many contracts for the cruise industry.

Deana lived and worked in London’s West End but eventually came home to Yorkshire to work at the prestigious Alhambra Theatre, initially as a dancer in pantomime but eventually as Customer Services Manager. Having run her own successful and very busy dance and performing arts academy in Bradford for 18 years, Deana decided to pass on the reins to enable her to focus on family, travel and dance in a much more leisurely way. She is thrilled to now have more time to enjoy her passion for theatre, literature (including writing for H&N!), cooking, gardening and having the occasional day at a luxury spa!

Tel: 01274 420091

Ashely Conboy

Ashley Conboy

Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer

Ashley Conboy is a Scottish lass in Yorkshire. 

A married mum of one she has a passion for skincare, haircare, fashion and beauty – basically anything that allows her to look as young as she feels! Ashley is married to Paul @Fatfoodclub and is spoiled with good food and good photos. She particularly enjoys introducing Paul to Scottish delicacies, traditions, food and countryside! 

She enjoys travel, treating herself and making memories with her family. Hints and tips for making life easy as a wife and Mum, whilst still remaining herself! 

Tel: 01274 420091

Amelia Wheatcroft-Brown

Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle Writer & Influencer

Amelia is a Yorkshire based fashion, travel and lifestyle content creator with a penchant for cruelty free and sustainable living. Two of Amelia’s favourite hobbies are reading and writing, and she is currently on a ‘one book a week’ challenge.

With just under 25k combined followers on social channels, Amelia has worked with some of the biggest household names and has recently started a home account on Instagram to document the DIY renovations of her Leeds’ Victorian terrace.

Amelia uses her past blogging experience to write fun and informative articles for Team H&N.

Tel: 01274 420091