About us

Find out who we are, what we believe and how to contact us

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

We do this by employing experienced expert reviewers, who thoroughly test everything they recommend, to explain what’s best for most people. It’s that simple.

Today, our team assesses 1,000 products a year, making us one of the most influential reviews websites in the UK.

Earning our audience’s trust is central to what we do – it’s in our name after all – so please write and tell us how we’re doing, to editor@trustedreviews.com

Below, you’ll find out the following about us:

  1. Our address and how to contact us
  2. Our editorial independence and how we test
  3. Our expert team
  4. Awards and recognition
  5. Who owns us
  6. Our policies and Codes of Practice

Our address and how to contact us

Trusted Reviews’ offices and testing facilities can be found as follows:

Our editorial independence and how we test

  • We operate under cast iron principles designed to guarantee the freedom of our reviewers to say what they discover about a product. 
  • Unlike too many other sites, we thoroughly test everything ourselves. We use industry standard tests, in properly equipped facilities, to evaluate products in order to compare them properly against each other.
  • Manufacturers don’t vet our reviews and we never, ever accept money to test something.
  • Read about our editorial ethics 
  • Read more about how we test and rate products

Our expert team

The TrustedReviews team includes many of the most experienced technology specialists in the UK. Our testers include well known journalists with many years’ expertise across mobile phone, computing, AV, photography and more.

Nick Merritt, Editorial Director and Editor in Chief

Nick is one of the UK’s most experienced editors with a long list of launches and firsts under his belt across the internet, photography, PC, homes, games and technology sectors. Nick originally trained as a software engineer, working for a short while at IBM before making the move into journalism. He was the founding editor-in-chief of TechRadar and built it into a global brand.

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Alastair Stevenson, Deputy Editor

After graduating from King’s College London, Alastair started his career covering government technology policy and cyber security at The International Business Times. He later joined Incisive Media as a senior reporter in 2011 before jumping ship to Trusted Reviews in 2015. As deputy editor Alastair ensures the technical accuracy of our reviews and has a particular interest in PC chipsets and gaming hardware.

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Max Parker, Managing Editor

Max joined Trusted Reviews as a features writer in 2015. Since then he has moved to features editor and then over to the mobile section as mobile, wearables and tablets editor. He’s helped run the features section of T3, and has also written for Wearable and TechRadar. Max is also responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy of our mobile phone reviews.

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Aatif Sulleyman, Deputy News and Features Editor

Aatif is one of the UK’s best known tech journalists, having been news editor at Gizmodo UK and tech reporter for The Independent. He’s also written for DigitalSpy and ITProPortal.

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Peter Phelps, Mobile Writer 

Peter is a mobile tech writer, covering the latest smartphones, tablets, and wearables in news stories, reviews, and features.Previously he worked as a business researcher for Which?, analysing the markets for a range of home, tech, and gardening products. He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2017.

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David Ludlow, Home Technology Editor

Starting life on the consumer PC press back in 1998, David has been writing about the forefront of technology for the past 20 years. David has edited Computer Shopper and launched Expert Reviews. He has written a number of books on PC building and maintenance. He looks after all things smart home and home appliances for Trusted Reviews and is responsible for the technical accuracy of our home appliance tests.

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Ryan Jones, Deputy Computing Editor

Ryan graduated from Cardiff University in 2016. He then worked two years at Stuff Magazine as a staff writer, reporting on and reviewing a wide range of consumer tech and video games. In 2018 he joined Trusted Reviews as a computing writer, with a particular focus on covering PC components, gaming gadgets and virtual reality.

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Adam Speight, Computing Writer 

Adam joined Trusted Reviews as a staff writer after graduating from Newcastle University. He has a background in covering everything from consumer tech and video games to film and TV.

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Kob Monney, TV & Audio Editor 

Kob began his career at What Hi-Fi?, starting in the dusty stockroom before rising up the ranks to join the editorial and production team as the Buyer’s Guide editor. Experienced in both magazine and online publishing, he now runs the TV & audio section at Trusted Reviews where he keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the hi-fi and home cinema market.

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Jade King, Games Writer

After graduating from The University of Sussex, Jade became our resident games writer. She is responsible for reporting on games news, reviews and previews.

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Ruth Gaukrodger, Senior Staff Writer

Ruth started her career at the Metro newspaper, working as a staff writer for the features section. After a brief stint working on a new channel for VICE UK, she joined the Trusted Reviews team in 2019 as a senior staff writer.

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Hannah Davies, Staff Writer 

Hannah joined Trusted Reviews as a staff writer in 2019 after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London. She’s also worked and studied in the US, holding positions as a video production assistant and multimedia consultant at Washington College and has built websites and written content for Hometown Multimedia in Chestertown, Maryland.

Read Hannah’s articles 

George Storr, Staff Writer 

George recently joined the Trusted Reviews team after graduating with an MA from the University of Sheffield. He was previously Tech Editor for The National Student and won ‘BBC Worldwide Interview of the Year’ at the 2019 Magazine Academy Journalism Awards. He has contributed to a variety of top publications including The Scotsman, Radio Times, Boxing News and more.

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Thomas Deehan, Commercial Content Editor

Having been at the forefront of the year’s biggest tech sales, Tom can spot a bargain from a mile away. With an eye for market trends, he’s always on the lookout for the best deals that can save you some serious cash. Tom is also an MA graduate from University College London, with bylines at NME and In Covent Garden Magazine.

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Alice Marshall, Commercial Content Writer 

Alice graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Westminster in 2016, and has written for teen pop culture site Maximum Pop, as well as My Favourite Voucher Codes. With a knack for finding the best ways to save money, she writes for the deals section of Trusted Reviews to ensure you know the gadgets you need and how to buy them for less.

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Ruairidh Pritchard, Production Editor 

Originally from the Outer Hebrides, Ruairidh has over a decade of experience in publishing and production. He began his career at travel and shopping guide SHOP magazine, and has also written about fashion, travel and food for a variety of publications including Quintessentially magazine, The Moodie Davitt Report and The Telegraph.

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Awards and recognition

We are proud to have been nominated for a number of publishing industry awards in the last few years, including being shortlisted for Best Editorial Team by the PPA in 2017, and Best Online Media Property by the AOP, in 2018.

Who owns us

We are proud to be owned by TI Media, one of the UK’s oldest, largest and best established publishing companies. TI Media is the home to some of the UK’s best known media brands.

Find out more about TI Media

Our policies

Privacy & cookie policy

TrustedReviews recognises that privacy is a key concern for our readers. We provide a number of ways for you to control the data you provide to our advertisers.

Read our privacy & cookie policy

Editorial independence and ethics policy

TrustedReviews operates under clear principles designed to protect our editorial integrity and to preserve the freedom of our reviewers to say what they think about a product.

Read about why you can trust our reviews

Terms and conditions

We ask you to read our terms and conditions before using any part of our site.

Read our terms and conditions

Third party advertising policy

Trusted Reviews requires our third party advertisers to follow the following guidelines:

Read our third party advertising policy

Labelling of commercial content policy

In order to ensure there is no confusion between editorial and advertising, TrustedReviews labels paid-for content clearly.

Read our policy on the labelling of commercial content

Modern Slavery Act policy

This statement is made on behalf of TI Media’s leadership team with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Read our Modern Slavery Act Statement

IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice

The Editors’ Code of Practice sets out the rules that newspapers and magazines regulated by IPSO have agreed to follow. TrustedReviews follows the IPSO Code.

Read the IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice

 

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor