Friends of the Wilson- Summer 2020

As a change from my usual B2B writing, at the beginning of 2020 I also began working with The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum as Content Editor for their regular Friends of The Wilson newsletters. The Wilson is a well-recognised and prestigious museum based in Cheltenham, UK. What might initially seem like a relatively humble… Continue reading Friends of the Wilson- Summer 2020

Expert Topic: Tuna – International Aquafeed magazine, May 2020

In International Aquafeed's May edition I delved into one of the more recognised fish within the aquaculture industry: tuna. Despite their popularity, tuna farming is, in actuality, quite a tricky business as tuna are such a large size when compared to many other species of farmed fish. In the below article I explore where and… Continue reading Expert Topic: Tuna – International Aquafeed magazine, May 2020

A Discussion with GODAN- Milling and Grain magazine, June 2020

COVID-19 has caused such unprecedented changes in the world and one of the most vital questions we must ask is how safe are our resources we as a species rely on? Can we ensure a stable food supply whilst this crisis continues to dominate our everyday lives? In May 2020, I was lucky to speak… Continue reading A Discussion with GODAN- Milling and Grain magazine, June 2020

Showtime magazine- Autumn 2019

The VICTAM Foundation, who host the annual feed exhibition ‘VICTAM International’ produce their own quarterly magazine entitled ‘Showtime’. This magazine serves as a informative guide to the various projects and news that companies participating in VICTAM exhibitions are doing at the moment, as well as serving as a source of information in regard to the state… Continue reading Showtime magazine- Autumn 2019

Securing the Future of Feed – Milling and Grain magazine, May 2020

In Milling and Grain's May 2020 issue I worked on a joint collaboration with animal feed experts Novus International- Novus are renowned in the animal feed industry for their innovative solutions to optimise animal health in a sustainable way. Earlier in January, Novus attended the International Poultry Processing Expo (IPPE) and several of their scientists… Continue reading Securing the Future of Feed – Milling and Grain magazine, May 2020

Expert topic: Seals – International Aquafeed magazine, April 2020

In a slight twist, International Aquafeed's April 2020 issue features an expert topic about a predator to the aquaculture industry: seals. The expert topic range of articles in International Aquafeed typically discuss farmed species, providing some information regarding their preferred diet, habitat, farming techniques and so on. Here, I instead opted to explore one of… Continue reading Expert topic: Seals – International Aquafeed magazine, April 2020

The Future of Feed Ingredients – Milling and Grain, April 2020

In both Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed magazine's April 2020 issues I examine recent studies concerning the future of the feed ingredients industry and the outlook for the sector over the next ten years. As scientific innovations proceed so rapidly, the feed ingredients sector is one that can be exposed to a great deal… Continue reading The Future of Feed Ingredients – Milling and Grain, April 2020

Preventing and Treating Sea Lice Infestations- International Aquafeed, April 2020

In International Aquafeed's April 2020 issue I discussed the plague on the aquaculture industry that is known as sea lice. Sea lice infestations are a common occurrence on fish farms and it is vital that farmers understand the negative effects they can have on both the fish and their profitability. https://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf2004_w1/38

Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference Series 2020

One of the key benefits of my organising conferences as part of my work for Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed magazines is that I can spend an extended amount of time working with clients who, as a result, are often more obliging and happy to produce articles for us because we have a stronger… Continue reading Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference Series 2020

Expert Topic: Grass Carp- International Aquafeed, March 2020

My species focus for International Aquafeed's March issue was the Grass carp, a very popular farmed fish that can be found throughout the world. Thanks to the many flexible ways you can eat this fish, it has been cemented as one of the most widely farmed species in the aquaculture industry. https://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf2003_w1/38

Showtime magazine- Spring 2019

The VICTAM Foundation, who host the annual feed exhibition 'VICTAM International' produce their own quarterly magazine entitled 'Showtime'. This magazine serves as a informative guide to the various projects and news that companies participating in VICTAM exhibitions are doing at the moment, as well as serving as a source of information in regard to the… Continue reading Showtime magazine- Spring 2019

All Extruded magazine

As well as producing editorial for Milling and Grain magazine and International Aquafeed magazine as part of my role as Features Editor for Perendale Publishers Ltd, I also provide editorial for our quarterly magazine published by our Latin American office: All Extruded. All Extruded magazine is a publication that closely relates to Milling and Grain… Continue reading All Extruded magazine

Expert Topic: Banana Shrimp, International Aquafeed magazine, January 2020

As soon as I heard that the humble banana shrimp was a thing, I simply had to write about it. And International Aquafeed's Expert Topic section is always the best excuse for me to write about the weird and wonderful farmable fish of the world. https://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf2001_w1/46

How is COVID-19 Affecting the Otaku Industry?

We are all aware of the ongoing threat the coronavirus is posing worldwide. The virus, which was only earlier this week officially classed as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now gripped people with fear as the world seems poised to go into lockdown. Along with fears for basic human safety, COVID-19… Continue reading How is COVID-19 Affecting the Otaku Industry?

The 28th International Milling Directory

Earlier this year, Perendale Publishers released the 28th edition of the International Milling Directory, our comprehensive guide to companies involved in all aspects of the feed and food production process. This 300+ page behemoth has dedicated sections for feed milling, food nutrition, feed ingredients, conveying and handling, consultancy services and storage solutions. https://issuu.com/international_milling_dir/docs/a-z_28 Last year,… Continue reading The 28th International Milling Directory

Exploring AquaFarm 2020

I recently returned to Pordenone, Italy, for the fourth rendition of AquaFarm, the premier European event for the aquaculture sector. You can read my report on the event here. For now, please enjoy this selection of photographs from the exhibition! Products on show at the exhibition ranged from fishing equipment, netting, algae management systems and… Continue reading Exploring AquaFarm 2020

Returning to AquaFarm 2020 in Pordenone, Italy

In February 2020 I returned to the lovely town of Pordenone in Italy for the fourth edition of AquaFarm, the premiere aquaculture exhibition for the Mediterranean region. In my 2019 report, I highlighted how AquaFarm was an especially strong exhibition for the local feed industry and, this year, I was pleased to see that the… Continue reading Returning to AquaFarm 2020 in Pordenone, Italy

I Join the Legion of Fire Emblem Devotees

I recently finished playing the latest game in the tactical JRPG powerhouse series Fire Emblem and, genuinely, went through a whirlwind of emotions. The game consists of two parts, split by a five-year time skip, as is the usual format followed by each and every Fire Emblem game. In the first half of the game… Continue reading I Join the Legion of Fire Emblem Devotees

Visiting Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi- Milling and Grain, May 2019

As I have mentioned before on here, several of my colleagues undertake a great deal of travelling, which means they are able to gather brilliant information for potential stories our magazines, but also struggle to find the time to compose anything! This is where I come in, and often work directly with them using their… Continue reading Visiting Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi- Milling and Grain, May 2019

Why Hana Yori Dango has vanished from the shoujo scene

In the world of anime and manga, anything produced up until the late 90s is considered pretty old-school and retro now, simply because of how new the anime and manga industry technically is. If one thinks back to the first real manga series, we might typically think of Astro Boy from the 1960s, but there… Continue reading Why Hana Yori Dango has vanished from the shoujo scene

Our GRAPAS 2020 Applicants: Milling and Grain magazine, March 2020

Following the great success of the GRAPAS Innovations Awards and Conference 2019, Milling and Grain are now in the midst of preparing for the GRAPAS Innovations Conference at VICTAM Animal Health and Nutrition Asia in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24th. After months of organising, marketing and promotion I have been very happy to receive nine… Continue reading Our GRAPAS 2020 Applicants: Milling and Grain magazine, March 2020

Global Market Insights Study Suggests Rapid Growth for Feed Market in 2020s- Milling and Grain magazine, January 2020

In Milling and Grain's first issue of 2020 my article made the front cover, discussing a study recently conducted by Global Market Insights regarding the future of feed enzymes in the new decade. The feed enzyme market is estimated to see a significant increase in this new decade, the market exceeding US $860m by 2024!… Continue reading Global Market Insights Study Suggests Rapid Growth for Feed Market in 2020s- Milling and Grain magazine, January 2020

5) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Conclusion

'He was supposed to preserve his own life by helping his neighbour to flourish. But the philosopher does not accept such fanciful relationships. Having regard for himself alone in the world, he looks after his own interests in all things. […] He is no longer afraid to make everything serve him, to possess all that… Continue reading 5) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Conclusion

Visiting Satake Europe, UK

In May 2019, myself and Perendale Publishers' Group President were given the opportunity to visit the head offices and manufacturing facility for Satake Europe, based in Stockport, UK. We were given this chance as part of a meeting held by the North of England Flour Millers Association. The North of England Flour Millers serve as… Continue reading Visiting Satake Europe, UK

SeaQurePen- International Aquafeed magazine, January 2020

One of the regular companies we work with in International Aquafeed is the Scottish farming technology company Gael Force Group. Gael Force provide a variety of solutions for the commercial and leisure fishing industries. In this article I worked directly with Gael Force Group to discuss their latest innovation: the SeaQurePen. https://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf2001_w1/38

4) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter Three: The Twilight Saga

‘You try very hard to make up for something that was never your fault […] you didn’t choose this kind of life, and yet you have to work so hard to be good.’[1] As the Victorian period came to an end and the twentieth century began, Gothic literature began to undergo another transformation. With civilisation… Continue reading 4) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter Three: The Twilight Saga

Will 2020 be the year for Digimon?

I’ve spoken before on here about how Pokémon fans seem to finally have had enough, and the franchise is beginning to lose its ability to churn out repetitive and arguably-mediocre products which still continue to be mindlessly gobbled up by the hordes of fans out there. With the introduction of the Nintendo Switch and its… Continue reading Will 2020 be the year for Digimon?

3) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter Two: Carmilla

The vampire is prone to be fascinated with an engrossing vehemence, resembling the passion of love […] it will never desist until it has satiated its passion and drained the very life of its coveted victim.[1] The Victorian era saw a drastic shift in the representation of the libertine within Gothic literature. As Gothic horror… Continue reading 3) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter Two: Carmilla

Visiting The Mills Archive, UK

On December 7th, 2019 Milling and Grain magazine visited The Mills Archive in Reading, UK. We work extensively with The Mills Archive and have done so for many years. Every month I commission regular columns from their trustee, Mildred Cookson, for Milling and Grain magazine. Mrs Cookson specialises in historical columns about British milling and… Continue reading Visiting The Mills Archive, UK

2) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter One: Zofloya, or the Moor

‘Few venture far as thou hast ventured in the alarming paths of sin.’[1] Charlotte Dacre occupied a unique position within the Gothic canon, as one of the few female writers who engaged in publishing such explicit ‘unabashedly libidinous’ and overtly libertine novels.[2] Angela Carter notes that, prior to writers such as Dacre, the libertine genre… Continue reading 2) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Chapter One: Zofloya, or the Moor

Krill: The Ocean’s Answer to Sustainability- International Aquafeed magazine, January 2020

I was very happy to find that my article discussing krill feed for aquatic species made the front cover in International Aquafeed's January 2020 issue! I worked on this article with Norwegian krill experts, Aker BioMarine, who I have built a close relationship with following their participation in our Aquatic Asia Conference 2019 I organised… Continue reading Krill: The Ocean’s Answer to Sustainability- International Aquafeed magazine, January 2020

1) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Introduction

Ever since I first read the works of Angela Carter in college and found out about the infamous Marquis De Sade, I was immediately entranced by his incredibly terrifying stories of lust, depravity and sin. While I was studying my MA in Gothic Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK, I was admittedly struggling to… Continue reading 1) The Transformation of Gothic Libertinism: From Romanticism, Victorianism and Post-Millennial Fiction- Introduction

The Witcher TV series revives the gaming community

So I’ve recently finished watching The Witcher on Netflix and, my god, is it good. I am relatively familiar with the series, having completed The Witcher 3 after spending a horrifying amount of hours playing it on my PS4, but I’m aware on the scale I am a pretty casual fan, considering there are multiple… Continue reading The Witcher TV series revives the gaming community

Milling and Grain Media Files

Our media file for Milling and Grain is a integral document for the business- designed to quickly provide potential and existing clients with a simple yet comprehensive understanding of what services we offer, who we are and what we can provide to your business. Although I helped with the proofing and editing for the 2019… Continue reading Milling and Grain Media Files

International Aquafeed Media Files

Our media file for International Aquafeed is a core document for the business- designed to quickly provide potential and existing clients with a simple, quick understanding of what services we offer, who we are and what we do. Although I helped with the proofing and editing for the 2019 media file, I was the primary… Continue reading International Aquafeed Media Files

Capwell Industries, Kenya- Milling and Grain, May 2019

One of my colleagues at work frequently spends a significant portion of his time travelling. He experiences some brilliant things whilst visiting various milling, feed and aquaculture-oriented companies around the world and these topics always ensure to make for great content for our magazines. Unfortunately, the amount of travel he conducts frequently limits his time… Continue reading Capwell Industries, Kenya- Milling and Grain, May 2019

Storage Solutions- Milling and Grain, December 2019

As part of my editorial duties at Milling and Grain magazine, I will sometimes ghost-write for various sponsors, advertisers and business partners. In this particular article I worked closely with raw materials storage experts, Sukup, to compose an article about their varying solutions for grain and feed storage and preservation. https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1912_w1/64

Exhibition reports for the aquaculture and milling sectors

Part of my editorial responsibilities for both Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed magazines is to become very familiar with the variety of events that take place for the aquaculture and milling sectors. Building up business relationships with these key exhibition organisers, helping to promote their events and understanding the nuances behind each individual conference,… Continue reading Exhibition reports for the aquaculture and milling sectors

Interviewing members of the animal feed and food production industry

During my time working at Perendale Publishers Ltd I have interviewed a great variety of experts in the food and feed industries, ranging from CEOs to event organisers, machinery producers, directors, nutritionists and academics.

Industry Profiles- Milling and Grain magazine

In each issue of Milling and Grain magazine from September 2018 onwards, I have been responsible for writing the Industry Profile section. This section discusses one company in-depth that specialise in some aspect of the industry, whether they produce flour additives, feed processing machinery, storage silos or accessories for your food production process.

Technology Showcases- Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed magazines

Since September 2018, I have been the regular writer for Milling and Grain's Product Focus section and International Aquafeed's Technology Showcase section. These are monthly double-spreads in both magazines. These similar sections both feature the latest innovations in milling, feed production and fish farming technology that have particularly caught my eye whilst travelling around the… Continue reading Technology Showcases- Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed magazines

World Grain and Feed Market Review- Milling and Grain magazine, March 2019

In the March 2019 issue of Milling and Grain I composed our monthly commodities section, discussing the latest stocks and exchange rates of various raw materials, including soybeans, wheat, barley and maize. https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1903_w1/116

My (ever so slightly late) Pokémon Sword and Shield Review

So, whilst I am admittedly a few weeks or, *ahem*, perhaps months late with my review of the latest entry in the Pokémon series, I thought I would still post my thoughts on the latest games in the series, especially seeing as Pokémon Direct's latest announcement about the Sword and Shield Expansion passes was just… Continue reading My (ever so slightly late) Pokémon Sword and Shield Review

Exploring Bangkok: Nerding Out at Animate

Following my exploration of Wat Hua Lamphong Temple in the Bang Rak district, I immeditately set my sights on collecting some rare anime goodies. Although Thailand of course isn't Japan, anime and manga are still very popular hobbies in this part of Asia. Book shops are full of manga and Thai comics are also very… Continue reading Exploring Bangkok: Nerding Out at Animate

Sustainable Production: Attending the Adifo Software Seminar

On October 3rd, 2019, I attended feed formulation software company Adifo Software's seminar, entitled 'Sustainable Production in Nutrition Industries' in Birmingham, UK. The event was definitely one of the most dynamic seminars I have ever attended- speakers came from a variety of companies and organisations (Passion4Feed, Adifo, BASF and Skretting, to name a few...), and… Continue reading Sustainable Production: Attending the Adifo Software Seminar