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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 multiple hundreds of 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 get in touch to let us know how we’re doing: editor@trustedreviews.com

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

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

Who owns Trusted Reviews?

We are a privately owned sister company to Incisive Media with our board and majority shareholders being made up of the same people.

How to contact us

Trusted Reviews is currently in the process of setting up offices and testing facilities, so please contact the appropriate team member before posting in any items for review. 

Advertise with us

For general advertising and brand partnership opportunities, please contact Chris.Walsh@trustedreviews.com

Licensing

All logos and editorial content on https://www.trustedreviews.com/ and any of its affiliate sites are trademark and copyright protected. All commercial use requires the express written consent of Trusted Reviews. To request permission for use in the UK, please contact:

Our editorial independence and how we test

  • We operate under cast-iron principles designed to guarantee the freedom of our reviewers to express 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 accept money to test items.
  • Read about our editorial ethics 
  • Read more about how we test and rate products

Our expert team

The Trusted Reviews team comprises many of the most experienced technology specialists in the UK. Our testers include well-known journalists with many years of expertise across mobile phones, computing, gaming, AV, photography and more.

Editorial

Alastair Stevenson, Editor

Alastair is in charge of Trusted Reviews’ and Recombu’s editorial output. He has more than a decade of experience as a journalist working in both B2C and B2B press.

Email: alastair.stevenson@trustedreviews.com

Read Alastair’s articles Follow Alastair on Twitter 

Max Parker, Deputy and Mobile Editor

Max Parker is the deputy editor for Trusted Reviews and Recombu. He also directly manages Trusted Reviews’ mobile, wearables and tablet sections.
Max joined Trusted Reviews as a features writer in 2015. 

Email: max.parker@trustedreviews.com

Read Max’s articles Follow Max on Twitter 

David Ludlow, Home Technology Editor

Starting his career in 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.

Email: david.ludlow@trustedreviews.com

Read David’s articles Follow David on Twitter 

Ryan Jones, Computing and Gaming Editor

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

Email: ryan.jones@trustedreviews.com

Read Ryan’s articles Follow Ryan on Twitter 

Peter Phelps, Reviews and Evergreen 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 with a degree in Politics & International Relations in 2017.

Email: peter.phelps@recombu.com

Read Peter’s articles • Email Peter

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, keeping a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the hi-fi and home-cinema market.

Email: kob.monney@trustedreviews.com

Read Kob’s articles Follow Kob on Twitter 

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. She has also built websites and written content for Hometown Multimedia in Chestertown, Maryland.

Email: hannah.davies@trustedreviews.com

Read Hannah’s articles 

Thomas Deehan, Buyers’ Advice Editor

After graduating with an MA in History from University College London and cutting his teeth for several years as a journalist in the film and TV industries, Tom joined the Trusted Reviews team as a Commercial Content Writer in 2018. Since then, he has expanded his skillset with a wide-ranging portfolio of reviews, testing the latest wearables, games, cameras, headphones and more. Outside of review content, Tom contributes regular opinion pieces and consumer-driven articles designed to help buyers make the right decision on their next big purchase. You can also find him weighing in on the latest products at Trusted Reviews’ sister site, Recombu.

Email: thomas.deehan@trustedreviews.com

Read Thomas’s articles Follow Thomas on Twitter 

Awards and recognition

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

Our ownership

Trusted Reviews and its associated brands are owned by TrustedReviews Limited, a sister company to Incisive Media.

Our policies

Privacy & cookie policy

Trusted Reviews 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

Trusted Reviews 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 adhere to the following guidelines:

Read our third-party advertising policy

Labelling of commercial content policy

In order to ensure there’s no confusion between editorial and advertising, Trusted Reviews 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 Trusted Reviews’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 adheres to the IPSO Code.

Read the IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice

Other writers

Full-time staff

Chris Smith

Gemma Ryles

Trusted Labs & Alastair Stevenson

Trusted Labs & Max Parker

Contributors

Jon Mundy

Andrew Williams

John Archer

Simon Williams

Joe Svetlik

Mike Jennings

Rachel Ogden

Damien McFerran

Simon Lucas

Audley Jarvis

Steve May

Chris Barraclough

Andrew Spode

Helen Harjak

Amy Davies

Steve Withers

Reece Bithrey

K.G. Orphanides

Simon Handby

Verity Burns

Sam Kieldsen

Luke Edwards

Basil Kronfli

Matt Kamen

Steve Boxer

Tom Wiggins

Tom Regan

Amy Davies

Jordan Oloman

Esat Dedezade

Richard Sibley

Richard Sibley

Madeline Bennett

Joe Svetlik

Simon Williams

Chris Haslam

Former staff

Sam Loveridge

Sean Keach

Luke Johnson

Jade King

Joe Roberts

Aatif Sulleyman

Alan Martin

George Storr

Jake Tucker

James Laird

Andy Vandervell

Adam Speight

Ardjuna Seghers

Michael Sawh

Jon Porter

Josh Levenson

Riyad Emeran

Gordon Kelly

Ruth Gaukrodger

Evan Kypreos

Benny Har-Even

Thomas Newton

Richard Easton

Michael Passingham

Simon Osborne-Walker

Mark Wilson

Alex Walker-Todd

Ced Yuen

Alice Marshall

Brett Phipps

Rupert Radley

Tom Honeyands

Owen Jones

James Laird

Jon Devo

David Gilbert

Nick Merritt

Sam Pinney

Gina Dawson

Marc Forster-Pert

Sam Pinney

Jon Devo

Jon Gilbert

Owain Jones

Harry Jenkinson

James Laird & Sean Keach

Chris Smith

Former contributors

Stuart Andrews

Andi Hamilton

Phil Hall

Guy Cocker

Hari Sethi

Wesley Copeland

Wayne Brooker

Rob Collins

Cliff Jones

Ian Stokes

Harry Shepherd

Peter Jenkinson

TrustedReviews Staff

Phil Hall

Francesca Peak

Max Downton

Kirk McKeand

Sayem Ahmed

Nicholas Fearn

Andy Westlake

Chris Finnamore

Wil Harris

Tom Morgan

Danny Philips

Anna Conrad

Charles Rowley

Amy Jones

Paul Weir

Ben Rayner

Libby Plummer

Matt Golowczynski

Sean Cameron

Jeremy Laird

Phil Iwaniuk

Olly Richards

Dom Peppiatt

Richard Marcroft

Richard Tanner

Suzi Perry

Joe Martin

Rob Tucker

Tom Hatfield

Rob Temple

Jon Stapley

Damien Demolder

Will Freeman

Nigel Atherton

Henry Burrell

Jennifer Allen

Ford James

Josh Brown

Maggie Macpherson

John Robertson

Joe Whitwell

Daniel Lipscombe

Matt Tuffin

Max Anderton

Khidr Suleman

Lee Price

Alicia Haddick

Jamie Wallace

Vincent Teoh

Ryan Esler

Jools Whitehorn

John Scott Lewinski

Matt Tuffin

Justin Mahboubian-Jones

Jamie Harrison

Callum McInerney-Riley

Jon Denton

Darien Graham-Smith

Cliff Smith

Hugh Langley

Daniel Phillips

Samuel Horti

Don Reisinger

Joanne Carter

Mat Gallagher

Orestis Bastounis

Jon Stapley

Malindy Hetfeld

Gavin Stocker

Daniel Griliopoulos

Chris Bratt

Andrew Hayward

Rick Lane

Vikki Blake

Peter Dreyer

Tom Orry

Tim Smalley

Thomas McMullan

Elliot Hemmings

Chris Rowlands

James Laird & Jon Mundy

Kevin Lynch

Mike Diver

Josh Blodwell

Toby Skinner

Joseph Eve

Simon Munk

Adam Cook

Curtis Moldrich

thomasstevenson

Diego Arguello

Ed Fenning

Girl About Tech

Amy Cutmore

Ced Yuen and John Archer

Andrew Miller

James Laird & Max Parker

mikestubbs

Leonie Eastwood

Dan Edge

Chris Schilling

Dave Stevenson

Matt Bassil

cmcinerneyriley

Mike Newcombe

Alan Wen

Lawrence Latif

Geoff Richards

Yoz Grahame

ipclee

Sean Cleaver

Marc McLaren

Alexander Morley

Dave Cusick

Lauren Aitken

Jason Coles

Jack Burton

Andrew Swinton

Nigel Atherton

Keith Collantine

Connor Jewiss

Holly Nielsen

dantrent

Laurence Grayson

Danny Phillps

iandransfield

Adrian Justins

Adam Dixon

Tiffanie Wen

Alan Downing

beccacaddy

Aimee Hart

Liam Clifford

Ryan Garside

Rod Lawton

Audley Jarvis

Demi Heath

Julian Richards

Richard Cumberland

Nicole Kobie

Danny Phllips

Louise Blain

Don G. Cornelius

Ian Calcutt

Danny Phillips

Edward Chester

Cliff Smith

James Morris

Niall Magennis

Roland Moore-Colyer

Richard & Jackie Stevenson

Sandra Vogel

Dave Mitchell

Jonathan Bray

Hugo Jobling

Lars-Göran Nilsson

Keith Andrew

Caramel Quin

Leo Waldock

Ben Woods

Paul Nuttall

Nick Cowen

Cat Hood

Michael Topham

Ian Morris

Simon Miller

TI Photography

Joseph Carey

Marcus Cole

Joe Minihane

Ed Monkton

Jay Werfalli

Sam White

Andy Westlake

Mike Lowe

Kate Lloyd

Ian Bowden

David Hayward

Gavin Stoker

Jamie Harrison

Matt Golowczynski

Stuart Houghton

Jon Tarrant

Why trust our journalism?

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

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

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Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

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Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.