Auto Express: about us

Auto Express is THE car news title, delivering the big motoring news stories, scoop pictures, drives of new cars and in-depth car reviews - FIRST!

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Nothing moves in the world of cars without Auto Express knowing about it, from future models to changes in the law. Auto Express is the definitive car reviews brand, assessing more cars (over 1,100 a year) than any other motoring title.

Since its launch in 1988, Auto Express has employed the best, most experienced journalists and testers in the business, all dedicated to bringing you the latest news, high quality features and reviews that you can trust. We provide expert, impartial advice, while our consumer team is also on hand to help you if you have a motoring problem.

What's in this week's Auto Express magazine and digital edition?  

Auto Express has sister publications across the world, including Auto Bild in Germany and Auto Plus in France. This unique relationship gives Auto Express unrivalled access to the cars and the people to bring you the biggest stories as soon as they break.

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In magazine form, Auto Express is the UK’s biggest-selling motoring weekly by far, selling more copies every year than any other car magazine. With over 30,000 paid-for weekly subscriptions, Auto Express has an unmatched army of loyal readers, who appreciate the sharp, informative and concise editorial.

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AutoExpress.co.uk shares exactly the same aim as the magazine – to bring car enthusiasts and car buyers the very latest news and reviews. The website is one of the UK’s biggest online motoring destinations, viewed by 1.5m unique visitors every month.

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Together with its sister site Carbuyer.co.uk it’s a 24/7 source for the latest car news, reviews, features, pictures, videos and interactive content. Users can stay up-to-date with all the top stories as they break through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our digital edition on iOS, Android and more.

Auto Express’s Driver Power customer satisfaction survey has been running since 2002 and has grown to become one of the UK’s biggest and most respected surveys of its kind. The annual results give the best insight there is into what UK motorists think of their cars. Don't forget to tell us about your car here.
 
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief

Auto Express: meet the team

Steve Fowler
Editor-in-chief
Email: steve_fowler@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @stevefowler
Instagram: steviefowler

Our editor-in-chief has been with Auto Express and Carbuyer since 2011, having spent over ten years prior to that editing other major motoring titles. He’s been a motoring journalist for over 20 years, doing everything from inputting car data to road testing.

Steve can also often be found on radio and TV talking about cars and motoring issues, and was the only journalist invited to give evidence to the competition commission’s investigation into new car sales and supply.

John McIlroy
Deputy editor
Email: john_mcilroy@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @johnmcilroy

John started his working life as a motorsport journalist in 1995, covering major events such as the World Rally Championship. He stepped up to become editor of Autosport in 2003, but a year later switched his focus to writing car news and reviews. John joined Auto Express as deputy editor in 2016.

Auto Express: news, reviews and tests

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James Batchelor
Editor-at-large & head of motoring video
Email: james_batchelor@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @JRRBatchelor
Instagram: jrrbacthelor

Richard Ingram
Reviews and features editor
Email: richard_ingram@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @rsp_ingram
Instagram: rsp_ingram

Rich has been a member of the Auto Express family for almost eight years, and has driven a wide range of cars during that time - everything from superminis to supercars. As reviews and features editor, Rich is a brand expert and spends a lot of his time either writing or filming. 

Jonathan Burn
News editor
Email: jonathan_burn@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @jonathan_burn
Instagram: johnny.h.burn

As Auto Express' news editor, Johnny is responsible for making sure the pages of the magazine and website are packed with the stories that matter. He can often be found at motor shows, trying to get a hint of a scoop from various company execs and bosses.

Sean Carson 
Chief reviewer 
Email: sean_carson@dennis.co.uk 
Twitter: @Sean_Carson
Instagram: carse87

Sean has been involved in the automotive world since 2010 and has worked for a number of publications, including PistonHeads, MSN Cars and Which? Cars. As Auto Express chief reviewer, few people drive as many cars as Sean as he compiles many of our group tests, while also doing his fair share of new car launches.

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Sam Naylor 
Senior reviewer
Email: sam_naylor@dennis.co.uk 
Twitter: @SamNaylor_AE

As senior reviewer, Sam spends most of his time in and around new cars. Driving and reviewing cars is part of his contribution to the site, but bringing the latest news back from industry executives is part of his role as well. When he's not behind the wheel of a new car you might find him underneath an old one in his spare time.

James Brodie
Senior staff writer
Email: james_brodie@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @JimmyBrods
Instagram: jimmybrods

James joined the Auto Express team in 2016, starting off as an assitant to the news and reviews desks before moving up to his current role of senior staff writer. He can frequently be found behind the wheel of the latest cars when he's not on the ground looking for scoops.

Alex Ingram
Staff writer
Email: alex_ingram@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @AxleIngram
Instagram: alex.n.ingram

Alex took on a staff writer role at Auto Express in 2018, having previously worked for carwow. His role includes helping out with news, reviews, features and much more. He's also an accomplished driver in the virtual world, in fact Alex was crowned the British Gran Turismo champion in 2010 and reached the latter stages of the GT Academy that same year.

Luke Wilkinson
Staff writer
Email: luke_wilkinson@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @LT_Wilkinson

After graduating from university in 2018, Luke landed a job as staff writer at Auto Express. Previously he managed his own car news and reviews website, and had gathered precious experience working for the Daily Record's motoring supplement.

Auto Express: consumer

Do you have a car problem? Contact the consumer desk at: mail@autoexpress.co.uk!

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Hugo Griffiths 
Consumer editor 
Email: hugo_griffiths@dennis.co.uk 
Twitter: @hugo_griffiths

As consumer editor Hugo keeps a close on the motoring world, looking for stories that affect motorists and investigating subjects that make a difference - whether that's road safety, government legislation or car crime. No story is too small or too big

Tristan Shale-Hester
Consumer reporter
Email: tristan_shale-hester@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @tristan_shale
Instagram: tristan_shale

Having begun his motoring journalism career at the age of 18, Tristan penned words for the Press Association, Car Dealer Magazine and AOL before joining Auto Express as consumer reporter. As well as travelling across the country to write various features, Tristan also manages our Inbox and Q&A sections.

Kim Adams
Products editor
Email: products@autoexpress.co.uk

Auto Express: production

Stuart Milne
Automotive managing editor
Email: stuart_milne@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @stuartjmilne
Instagram: stuart_j_milne

Stuart was previously the Editor of Carbuyer, a role he had for four years. Before that he worked and road tested for a number of other major titles over the previous 15 years. He even had a spell selling new and used cars, giving him a unique insight into the needs of Britain’s car buyers. 

Stuart Morton
Managing editor
Email: stuart_morton@dennis.co.uk

Stuart is in charge of quality control, mainly on the print version of Auto Express, and ensures all the articles across every section of the magazine are written to style and kept on deadline. He’s been part of the team for 15 years.

Andy Pringle
Chief sub-editor
Email: andy_pringle@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @AndyMoshPringle

Paul Alton
Sub-editor
Email: paul_alton@dennis.co.uk

Auto Express: digital

Steve Walker
Group website editor
Email: steve_walker@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @steve_cars
Instagram: steve_cars

Steve looks after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express, Evo, Carbuyer and DrivingElectric websites. That means planning new content, growing online traffic and managing the web team. He’s been a motoring journalist and editor for close to 20 years contributing to a series of leading automotive titles.

Pete Baiden
Web producer
Email: peter_baiden@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @petebaiden
Instagram: pete_baiden

Pete started his career in journalism by covering sport, but switched to the automotive world in 2015 when he joined Auto Express as web producer. He oversees everything that is published on website, whether that's news, reviews, features, group tests or videos.

Dean Gibson
Content editor
Email: dean_gibson@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @DeanGbsn
Instagram: deangibsonn

An Auto Express stalwart, Dean has been part of the team for over 15 years with roles ranging from deputy road tester to production editor. He currently resides as a content editor within the web team, specialising in in-depth reviews and tech updates. He also loves a van, and frequently heads off to drive the latest models.

Jake Weaver
Content editor
Email: jake_weaver@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @jakeweaver95
Instagram: jakeweaver95

Jake joined the ranks at Auto Express in 2018 after graduating with a degree in multimedia journalism. He helps keep the Auto Express website up-to-date, but enjoys getting out and about and driving cars when the opportunity arises.

Alastair Crooks
Content editor
Email: alastair_crooks@dennis.co.uk
Twitter: @AllieCrooks
Instagram: allie.crooks

As a keen petrolhead who regularly attends car shows and track days, Alastair worked as a car salesman before starting life at Auto Express in 2019. His role as content editor involves manitaining the website, while he also looks after our social media feeds.

Auto Express: design and pictures 

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Darren Wilson
Group art director
Email: darren_wilson@dennis.co.uk

Darren has been with Auto Express for nearly 20 years. He and his team are responsible for the look of the website, the magazine and also our sister site, carbuyer.co.uk. He also briefs our photographers and designs corporate logos for the brands.

George Vedmore
Deputy art editor
Email: george_vedmore@dennis.co.uk

George has been designing consumer magazines for over a decade, with over half that time spent in the automotive sector. His day-to-day role on Auto Express is the design and layout of the print magazine. This includes writing, photography and illustration briefs, flatplan and article creation and the design and management of various supplements.

Victoria Coquet
Designer
Email:
victoria_coquet@dennis.co.uk

Dawn Grant
Picture editor
Email: dawn_grant@dennis.co.uk

Dawn looks after all the photographic needs for the magazine and website and has been managing the Auto Express picture desk for 17 years. This means organising the diary for our two staff photographers, liaising with all departments to ensure shoots happen on time and sourcing any images that are required.

Pete Gibson
Senior staff photographer
Email: pete_gibson@dennis.co.uk

Otis Clay
Staff photographer
Email: otis_clay@dennis.co.uk
Instagram: photisnaps

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