This site has an eclectic mix of people involved, some day to day, some irregularly – but they all help create what you see here….
Rob Taylor founded the first version of Wrexham.com in 2011. With a background in web development, he set out to build a website focused purely on Wrexham and the surrounding area. He has since helped people in Wrexham escape parking fines, helped local traders get their voices heard and has many more plans to take the town forward! Rob doesn’t have spare time, but if he did he would have hobbies. Contact: email@example.com
Michael Roberts has helped establish the site since the very start looking at how national news and events have impacted on people in the local context. Mike’s work has been published internationally and he’s also a qualified English Language Teacher! He enjoys travelling and playing golf in his spare time. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
After life in the Big Smoke Viv Griffiths is now enjoying the ‘Good Life’ in Bwlchgwyn. Viv has amassed a vast number of years at the forefront of brand management and advertising campaigns. Now he has brought his experience and expertise back to Wrexham to help smaller scale businesses in the area get ahead of the competition. Viv is our expert for all things marketing so look out for his articles as they are full of invaluable tips! Contact: http://stormsblog.co.uk / @weRstorm
Originally from Buckley, Andrew Pollard is now firmly based in the centre of Wrexham and tends to focus his ramblings on films, TV and, occasionally, music. In the past, he was a proud Buckley & Bistre U15’s Clubman of the Season ’97 and UWA Greens Goal of the Season winner 2005! Contact: http://mallsurfer.wordpress.
Darryl Robertson first came to Wrexham.com via the Glyndwr University journalism course placement scheme. After impressing with her shorthand skills and reporting technique she has become part of the Wrexham.com team. Delightfully she still gets mistaken for a man due to her name!
Knew Productions Ltd, founded by Richard Knew are a national award winning video production company who have been based in Wrexham for 15 years. They film and edit impactful and effective corporate videos to promote business, products and services. Contact: http//www.knewproductions.co.uk /@knewproductions
Local lad Liam Randall worked on Wrexham.com for four months, giving insight to local police, council and loads of other matters. The Glen Little obsession and dodgy haircuts were a struggle at times however he’s the only person we know with a haircut named after him! He is now living off his royalties from Vidal Sassoon in Little Acton. Contact: @fezbob
Leighton Cox is a local video producer from Borras who now splits his time between Wrexham and Manchester. He specialises in camera work using DSLR video cameras and manages the production process from start to finish. One of Leighton’s most memorable pieces of work was his documentary Fighting to Breathe, which featured on the website in July 2012. Contact: http://www.leightoncox.co.uk / @leightoncox
Football writer Jack Freeburn has lived in Wrexham since birth and specialises in match reports, features and more general football stories. He currently studies contemporary theatre and has aspirations of forming his own theatre company in the future. Contact: @JackFreeburn
Jim Dean is originally from Ruabon but moved away from the Wrexham area a few years ago. He still returns to his roots on a frequent basis though. Jim’s main profession is as a maths teacher (ooh err). In his spare time he loves going to the theatre and is currently enjoying* covering education and theatre reviews for Wrexham.com. Contact: @JimWrexham
Born and bred in Wrexham and a 2012 University of Leeds graduate, James Dutton is now back in the local area, residing in Bersham. A keen football, tennis and cricket fan, James also keeps a keen eye on current affairs and the ever-evolving music industry.
Specialising in event management, Molly Whelan has helped co-ordinate the Eisteddfodd in both Llangollen and Wrexham over recent years. She now organises and delivers fundraising events for Welsh Cancer Charity Tenovus as well as the occasional event for us!
Fitness fanatic Chad Harper has already conquered multiple triathlons and sportive cycle races and is now looking ahead to his biggest challenge yet, Iron Man 2013. Look out for Chad’s fitness tips if you want to get in shape and he might also let you in on some of the races and events happening in the local area.
One contributor we cannot say too much about is Anon Y Mous. We often get titbits sent in, or fuller reports that require anonymity for various reason. Obviously we cannot say too much about them, however they do provide a vital method of getting information ‘out there’.
Finally there is You! Yes, we would like you to take some time to consider how you can contribute – then drop us an email or call and we can have a chat !