About and contact

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 produced 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, managing 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 UK Business Forums and BusinessZone. 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

Kat Haylock, community editor

After four years in China and South Korea, Kat joined the Sift team as a community editor in 2016. She's responsible for day-to-day forum moderation and works to maintain a smooth line of communication between UKBF and Sift. Outside of work, Kat is a fan of books, blogging and trying not to burn things in the kitchen.



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 significant 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.

Email: [email protected]

Follow me on twitter@yiuie

Matt King, commercial manager

Matt has over 12 years of media sales experience, working across a number of B2B and B2C websites and magazines. Matt is responsible for connecting advertisers and sponsorship partners with Sift Media's small business audiences. He's also an avid supporter of Wrexham Football Club.

Email: [email protected]

Follow me on twitter@2mattking

Amy Wilkinson, client service manager

With experience in the creative and digital industries, Amy joined Sift with a background in integrated marketing communications and campaign management working both agency and client-side. An avid gamer, Amy's also into all things tech & VR and when not tackling one of her favourite RPG's she can be found in a yoga class or walking the great outdoors.

Email:  [email protected]

Follow me on twitter@_aimred

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