Journalism

 

Ben

 

 

 

 

 

UK NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS   Articles published in The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star, Sunday Correspondent, Today, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald

UK REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS   Articles for the Evening Standard (London), Metro, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, Daily News

MAGAZINES   Articles published in The New Statesman, The Spectator, Reader’s Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler, GQ, House and Garden, Travel Africa, Prima, Screen International, Midweek, Ms London, Homes Overseas, A Place in the Sun, Coast, The Week, Company, Woman’s Weekly, BUPA 37 Degrees, Junior, Jetaway, Bluewings, Germanwings, Nasair, Morning Calm, P&O Cruises Pacific magazine, B.there!, Voyager, easyJet Traveller, Zing magazine, RAF News, Self Build Homes, Select Traveller, France, Living France, Italia, Completely London, London Homes and Property Magazine, The Resident, Greenwich Visitor, Selling Travel, Black + Green Magazine, Emirates Portfolio magazine and others

WEBSITES   High50.com, WorldTravelGuide, Britain’sFinest, SimplyLuxuryHolidays, SimonSeeks, Traverati, student.com, gulfnews.com, travelnews.ch

BOOKS   Cameroon (Bradt), London for Free (Pan), Fun for a Fiver in London (Pan), Fun for a Fiver in Amsterdam (Pan), Buying a Home: The Virgin Guide (Virgin), Rough Guide to Family Fun in Ireland (Rough Guides), Buying a Property Abroad (Cadogan), Retiring Abroad (Cadogan), Buying a Property in Spain (Foulsham), Buying a Home (Antelope Press), An introduction to self-build (Antelope Press), London’s Top 50 Free Museums (Antelope Press).

EDITING   Editor of national magazine Self Build Homes for its launch and for several issues from 2011-2012; editor and main feature writer of London magazine Black + Green

COLUMNS ETC   Past chief property correspondent/editor of the Daily Express and Sunday Express; weekly property column in the Daily Express at various times. Column in the Sunday Times travel section, ‘Free Time’, and a weekly property column in the Financial Times. Weekly column in regional newspaper The Daily News, and the Mail on Sunday’s weekly ‘Stranger than fiction’ column. Recruitment and education and some lifestyle pages usually written on a weekly basis for the Daily Express from 1997 to 2013. Column in London Homes and Property Magazine. Currently writing weekly English dispatches for Swiss travel website www.travelnews.ch

BLOGGING   londonzurich.com is a website written by travel journalists Ben West and Sonja Huesler, and as well as featuring travel tips, it highlights many of the culture clashes between the UK and Switzerland. In 2015 it was included in Globesession magazine’s top ten list of Swiss travel blogs.

CORPORATE/COPYWRITING/RESEARCH   Corporate clients have included Mercedes Benz, Credit Suisse, Sutton Young, Spracht Weberei (Switzerland), Banda Property, Bezier, CBS Outdoor, King’s Cross, BUPA, Norwich Union, the NHS. Research for television production companies.

 

Specialist journalistic subjects include travel, health, property, the arts, careers and education, although many other subjects written about too, as well as obituaries and contributions to  diary columns such as the Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner’s Diary’ and ‘Peterborough’ at The Daily Telegraph. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers: in the course of travel writing having visited around 50 countries.