Chris has been a freelance writer and journalist since 1995, prior to which he saw seventeen years service in the banking industry – much of it within the City of London. The first article he sold was Ten Ways to reduce Bank Charges, for a small business magazine.
Building on that initial success and his love of heritage and UK travel, he expanded his horizons to see features published in magazines as diverse as Heritage, Best of British and the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. In 2000, he wrote the words accompanying the photographs in the book The Times Britain from Space.
A successful pitch to The Times Educational Supplement marked the beginning of a long relationship and they published more than 100 of his features. That, in turn, has led to work for The Telegraph Magazine, The Times and The Sunday Times. He is also a regular and long-standing contributor – without byline – to a national Sunday broadsheet in which he has written more than 400 articles.