Who we are

Welcome to BusinessZone. We are your conduit to no nonsense, inspired insights, advice and commentary on growth-stage businesses and entrepreneurial life.

We are also a community where you can connect, interact and forge relationships; our ‘why’ is to provide the networks and expertise growth-stage businesses need to scale

We’re happy to have you.

BusinessZone publishes new content daily, mixing journalism produce in-house with real life stories from a network of contributors. And the conversation is also open to you, our reader: blogging and comments are eagerly welcomed.

You are busy, we know that. So whether you just have a spare minute (or maybe just taking a break from work), our content always aims to inspire.

The team

Chris Goodfellow, editor

Christopher has seven years' experience as a business journalist, starting with a two year tenure as a reporter at Centaur Media, where he completed his NCTJ certification. For the proceeding five years he worked on a freelance basis for titles including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Independent, Vice and Business & Finance, whilst based in Dublin, Montreal, London and Bristol. He joined BusinessZone in January 2015.

Email: [email protected] 

Follow me on twitter @CGoodfellowBZ 

Francois Badenhorst, deputy editor

Francois is the deputy editor of BusinessZone and UK Business Forums. He is a South African with French first name, a German surname, an Irish passport, and German, Dutch, Scottish and Swedish heritage. Francois' mood is inextricably tied to how well the South African rugby team are performing at any given moment.

Email: [email protected]

Follow me on twitter @FranBerBad

Yiuwin Tsang, publisher

Yiuwin originally joined Sift Media in 2009. After a brief foray into the print world, he returned in 2011 as commercial manager before becoming the publisher for the small business team. He has over seven years' experience in B2B marketing covering online, print and events. Outside of work he's an eclectic mix of trainee dad/recovering vinyl addict/mac-fanboy/realist NUFC supporter (Champions League here we come!)

Email: [email protected]

Follow me on twitter@yiuie

Bertie Rogers, commercial manager
As commercial manager across BusinessZone.co.uk, UK Business Forums and The Pitch, Bertie works with companies targeting the SME market to create bespoke, integrated marketing campaigns. He's been at Sift Media and has worked on BusinessZone and UKBF since 2011. Outside of work, Bertie is a keen cricketer, golfer and loves the outdoors and DIY.

Email: [email protected]

 Follow me on twitter@BertieRogers1

Dan Izzard, audience marketing manager

Dan joined Sift Media in 2013 and works to engage and grow online communities across a number of sites including BusinessZone and UK Business Forums. Dan has a background in SEO, working with SMB owners across a range of products. Outside work, Dan is a keen blogger and digital mischief maker.

Follow me on twitter@simplelampoon

About us

BusinessZone.co.uk and UK Business Forums (UKBF) provide editorial content and community interaction for over 500,000 visitors per month.

Find out more about the team or contact us for more information.