Third Way Trust Limited
Editor and Publisher of Third Way
Way was a current-affairs magazine, founded in
1977, which examined political, social and cultural
issues from a thinking Christian perspective.
I took on a title in chronic decline, with £8,000
in the bank, no staff and a reputation for dullness.
I immediately commissioned a new design and introduced
a series of in-depth interviews of public figures, beginning
with the then Lord Chancellor.
By 2002, both sales and turnover had risen
by 135 per cent and Rowan Williams was describing Third
Way as a rare animal
imaginative, unafraid [and] irreplaceable. Michael
Taylor, president of Jubilee 2000, judged it one
of the best ways I know to engage a hard-thinking faith
with the realities of life.
I was variously responsible for commissioning, editing
and laying out the whole magazine, as well as running
the business, budgeting, marketing &c. I co-ordinated
an extensive network of consultants and contributors,
and latterly recruited and directed a team of six freelance
section editors to commission most of the content.
In 2000, I commissioned a new website, which I managed for two years.
I secured in-depth interviews
of scores of key people, including Tony
Blair, Noam Chomsky and Gerry Adams (pipping most of the British media),
and I myself interviewed, among others, Anita
Pullman and Jane Goodall, as well as writing leaders &c.
I subsequently worked freelance for the magazine until it folded in April 2016.
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Director of Third Way Travel Limited
In 1999, I conceived and created Third Way Travel to
offer educational holidays to our readers in collaboration
with various partners overseas. I organised four trips
to Ecuador and two to Borneo,
leading all but one of them.
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