About Us

Riddle magazine proves that true craft, quality and style should be staples of life and not dependent upon price. 

Andy Barnham

Andy Barnham

Creative Director & Photographer

An expat brat by upbringing, Andy’s wandering life led him into the British Army, where his interest in photography developed whilst on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He traded in his rifle for a camera and trained his sights on Savile Row. Today his client list reads like a who’s who of London menswear including Anderson & Sheppard, Henry Poole, Huntsman, Drakes, John Lobb and Turnbull & Asser.

Rupert Watkins

Rupert Watkins

Managing Editor

Rupert attended RMA Sandhurst before commissioning into the Royal Artillery and serving for seven years. His long term interest in bespoke menswear was further piqued by going to Savile Row tailors for his uniforms. Aside from this, he has a keen interest in 18th and 19th Century British art and is an enthusiastic - if highly inexpert - polo player.

Marc Stickley

Marc Stickley

Motoring Editor

A self-professed petrol head, Marc's passion for automotive extends beyond aircraft to encompass cars and motorbikes. In fact, anything with an engine and his buttons are well and truly pushed. Contributing for Riddle has allowed Marc to unleash his inner Clarkson (the driving and commentary side at least) and fulfil a boyhood dream. When not driving, Marc is settling in to village life in Somerset with his wife Toni and their two daughters Millie and Sophie.

Sam Clark

Sam Clark

Design Director

Sam began his design career in packaging before moving into publishing at Thames & Hudson. He specialised in fashion and graffiti titles, designing Savile Row by James Sherwood and Graffiti World by Nicholas Ganz. Sam then left London for a life in the tropics, moving to Singapore for several years where he was art director of Revolution and The Rake magazines. Returning to the UK in 2013, Sam co-founded the design studio By the Sky Design.

Catherine Ferguson

Catherine Ferguson

Originally from Northern Ireland, Catherine is now an adopted Mancunian. She came to the North West to study journalism in 2001 and followed a rather wiggly path back there after ten years working in media operations and teaching soldiers and firefighters in an array of weird and wonderful locations.

Tammy Orr

Tammy Orr

Developer

Tammy was recently Director of IT and Information Management for an international human rights charity. She studied Computer Science and is pursuing a degree in Law. She has a keen interest in human-centred design and developed the Riddle website.

Aaron Shuttleworth

Aaron Shuttleworth

Lifestyle Writer

A bartender by trade, drinking enthusiast by choice, and Australian when it suits him, Aaron currently resides in New York. He enjoys the docile tones of Slayer, gin, handmade shoes, and takes an un-unhealthy amount of inspiration from Raymond Chandler.

Alice Clark

Alice Clark

Columnist

Alice is a qualified registered vetinary nurse and the founder of MEDIK9 – the first aid kits for dogs. She lives in Dorset and when not at the vets surgery has her hands full looking after her Boston terrier Etty and wirehaired vizsla Flo.

Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

A freelance broadcaster, writer and journalist, based out of West Yorkshire, and a renown concert junkie. Graduating with honours from the University of Leeds in 2016, he has since worked with as diverse groups as Riddle, Mantality Magazine, the Yorkshire Evening Post and the BBC.

Charles Fraser-Sampson

Charles Fraser-Sampson

From prep school teacher, to British Army Officer, The Royal Household and now London property, Charles has certainly had a varied career. Starting from the bottom with no experience after leaving the Army, Charles quickly had to adapt to the requirements of selling multi-million pound, Prime Central London properties for some of London’s richest home owners. This then led to advising private clients with their property purchases. More recently, he accepted the chance to help manage the Knightsbridge and Chelsea office for Carter Jonas.

Christen Fisher

Christen Fisher

Christen Fisher was a teenage American beauty queen who ran away to college with only a sash across her chest and a tiara on her head. After four years, she traded in her small-town spoils for a degree in literature and a ring from a big city guy who loved her more for what was under her tiara than her sash. Obsessed with good food, better liquor and all things sartorial, she writes a regular newspaper column in the States and is currently working on a novel.

Guy Shepherd

Guy Shepherd

Columnist

Guy Shepherd is a contributing writer and the sales director for Mayfair jewellers GUY&MAX.

Izzy Ashton

Izzy Ashton

Lifestyle Writer

Izzy is a freelance lifestyle writer who has carried out a wide variety of assignments, from The Sunday Times Magazine to ACP Magazines in Australia to spending 3 months in Sri Lanka co-writing the historical travel guide book “Around the Galle Fort in 80 Lives.” Izzy is an avid blogger, a dedicated follower of fashion and has a insatiable appetite for Italian cuisine.

Kate Morfoot

Kate Morfoot

Travel Writer

Kate has combined her career over the last twenty years running an award-winning PR agency in East Anglia with her passion for food and travel writing for newspapers and magazines. She is a country girl at heart with three dogs and twenty two hens however she is regularly jet-setting across the globe in search of the next exciting assignment covering food and travel. Her favourite food includes almost everything and her top destinations so far are Norfolk, the Seychelles and South Africa.

Kyle Ridington

Kyle Ridington

Drinks Writer

Kyle Ridington is a New York City contributor for Riddle Magazine. An indulger of Champagne, a salsa amateur and lover of his Italian Greyhound.

Lara Protheroe

Lara Protheroe

Columnist

Lara lives by the sea in Brighton with her family. Working as a blogger and illustrator, her background is in History of Art with a specialism in Byzantium. Although partial to fine dining, these days she can more often be found making baby food. She is currently studying with Digital Mums to become a Strategic Social Media Manager.

Lauren Naylor

Lauren Naylor

An ex beauty journalist for a national newspaper (10 years for her sins) Lauren is now a hack of all trades. She has written extensively for various magazines over the years and – despite hating flying - adores taking revitalising sojourns (Spain’s a favourite). Often dividing her time between consultancy/PR work and beautifying clients, Lauren has now branched out to tutorials on You Tube.

Mark Nicholls

Mark Nicholls

Travel Writer

Mark Nicholls is an award-winning journalist and author. He has reported from across the world, including combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is widely-travelled in Europe and the Middle East. With a particular interest as a travel writer in the Indian sub-continent, skiing and rail travel, he is married with two daughters and lives in Norfolk.

Matt Kay

Matt Kay

Health and Fitness Writer

Matt is a BSc (Hons) exercise and health science graduate, ex British athlete and founding owner of www.FITISM.co.uk. Matt and his team of Trainers and Nutritionists work with hundreds of people every week throughout his FITISM studios to make body transformation possible. He is a big fan of taking the complexity out of nutrition and exercise by deconstructing the science to offer highly effective yet simple strategies and tactics to have the biggest impact on body shape in the shortest amount of time. FITISM contact telephone number: 01629 814803

Nick Payne-Baader

Nick Payne-Baader

Style Editor

A born and bred Londoner, Nicolas opted for a job instead of Sussex University's English department. Three years later he was head of PR at Lock & Co. Nicolas prides himself on a combining a deep understanding of tradition and craftsmanship whilst often being a little irreverent to it, focusing on brands that are innovative and well-designed rather than merely traditional. Since leaving Lock & Co Nicolas has been freelance styling, consulting and writing.

Trevor Pickett

Trevor Pickett

Authentic and a little eccentric, Trevor Pickett has built up his eponymous British leather empire over the past 30 years to become a seamless blend of classic but quirky sophistication. Trevor's passion for art and architecture provides the inspiration for his collections.

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