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Virtual Speed Pitching Sessions

Your exclusive invite to a one-to-one pitching session

Do you miss being able to grab a coffee with a journalist? Our client-exclusive sessions run for one hour, with five minutes for you to pitch directly to the journalist and an opportunity to network and discuss ideas with other PRs for the remainder. Check out our sessions for Christmas and book your tickets below.

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These speed pitching events are a Roxhill client-exclusive offering. Please speak to our team if you’d like to start a free trial, and gain access to our full events calendar.

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Monday 17th July- 10 am

Stacey Smith
Food & Drinks Editor

The Food and Drink Editor at Hearst Magazines since 2020, Stacey covers all content relating to food and drink across titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Delish and Esquire.

Friday 21st July – 10am

Janine Ratcliffe
Deputy Editor 
BBC Good Food & Olive

Appointed as Deputy Editor for BBC Good Food and Olive in 2020, Janine was previously Food Director at Olive. In our Xmas Speed Pitching series this summer Janine will be only looking for pitches for Olive.

Wednesday 9th August – 10am

Hannah Guinness
Drinks Writer & Sub Editor

Joining Olive in 2017 as Drinks writer and sub editor, Hannah edits the magazine’s drinks section. She covers all drinks but not the wine column.

Friday 18th August- 10am

Karen Barnes
Editorial Director 

With 30 years of journalism experience, Karen was appointed Editorial Director at delicious in 2020 and continues to serve as the Magazine’s Editor. She oversees print and digital content covering chefs, restaurant features, and home products.

Wednesday 23rd August – 10am

Arielle Steele
Former Health and Wellness Commissioning Editor, Red, Good Housekeeping, Prima

Joining Red, Good Housekeeping and Prima in 2017 as Features Assistant, Arielle was promoted to Health and Wellbeing Editor in 2021. She commissioned and managed all health and wellness content across these Hearst titles. Arielle is now freelance, but is still covering the wellness influencer page in Red for the next few issues, she is also in charge of the all important wellness Christmas gift guide

Thursday 24th August – 4pm

Maddy Alford
Shopping Editor
Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health

Joining Cosmopolitan in 2016 as Fashion Assistant, Maddy was promoted to Shopping Editor across both Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health in 2021. She now focuses on shopping content and celebrity fashion, plus styles photoshoots for both publications. 

Friday 1st September- 11am

Abha Shah
Deputy Shopping Editor 
Evening Standard

Promoted to Deputy Shopping Editor in 2022, Abha was previously Digital Shopping Writer at The Evening Standard. Abha covers jewellery, make up, gardening, drinks and home accessories.

Friday 8th September- 10am

Felicity Thistlethwaite
Digital Content Editor

Following roles at the MailOnline and the Daily Express Online, Felicity joined Stylist in 2019 and was made Digital Content Director in 2022. 

Friday 15th September- 10am

Amie Elizabeth White
Editorial Assistant 
Country Life

After working at Women in the City Magazine, and Stick Fix, Amie joined Country Life as Editorial Assistant in 2022 and will this year be running the title’s Christmas gift guide. She is looking for fun and unique products that are in keeping with the select and luxurious products normally featured in The Good Stuff pages. This year’s themes include home/interiors, kitchen/foodies, garden, babies, children and teens, pets, decorations, gentlemen and ladies.

Friday 15th September- 1pm

Florence Reeves-White
Senior Beauty Writer

Appointed Senior Beauty Writer across ELLE UK, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and Men’s Health in December 2022, Florence covers all things beauty and grooming, as well as new product launches.

Friday 29th September – 10am

Ali Pantony
Website Director

Joining The Times as Fashion Assistant in 2019, Hannah assists all editors in the fashion team covering women and men’s fashion, emerging trends and beauty must-haves. She also styles covers and celebrity portraits for The Times Magazine and talks all things style on Times Radio. 

Thursday 5th October – 2pm

Leanne Bayley
Digital Lifestyle and Commerce Editor

At HELLO! Leanne oversees a team of excellent lifestyle and affiliate writers, producing content across all the sections of the magazine’s website. Prior to joining the team at HELLO!, Leanne was the Digital Content Editor at Glamour, and has also worked at titles including Cosmopolitan, Elle and InStyle

Friday 6th October – 10am

Steve Dinneen
Lifestyle Editor
City A.M

Steve was appointed Lifestyle Editor of City A.M in 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Reporter, Technology, Media, and Telecoms, as well as Deputy Lifestyle Editor. Steve covers all lifestyle from food, arts, technology, restaurants, theatre, video games and travel. 

Tuesday 10th October – 2pm

Bridget March
Digital Beauty Director
Harper’s Bazaar

Digital Beauty Director at Harper’s Bazaar since 2018, Bridget covers the beauty section including health and fitness. She was previously Digital Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan.

Wednesday 11th October – 2pm

Sean Keach
Head of Technology 
The Sun

Head of Technology and Science at The Sun, Sean has been covering consumer technology topics from games consoles and TVs to robot vacuum cleaners at the red top for the past five years. He’s particularly interested in smartphones, apps and the scammers who attack them.

Thursday 19th October – 10am

Hannah Evans
Deputy Food Editor
The Times 

Starting as an intern at The Sunday Times Magazine, Hannah has worked her way up to Deputy Food Editor for The Times & Sunday Times. She covers all food and recipes, as well as fitness and wellness.

Friday 20th October – 10am

Hannah Skelley 
Fashion Assistant 
The Times

Joining The Times as Fashion Assistant in 2019, Hannah assists all editors in the fashion team covering women and men’s fashion, emerging trends and beauty must-haves. She also styles covers and celebrity portraits for The Times Magazine and talks all things style on Times Radio. 

Friday 20th October – 11:30am

Krissy Turner
Fashion Editor

Starting out as Fashion Assistant at The Times, Krissy has more than a decade of fashion expertise under her belt, including five years as Shopping Editor at the Telegraph and then moving to Eliza as launch Fashion Editor in 2021. In 2023, she added the beauty pages to her remit, and is now Fashion and Beauty Editor. 

Friday 10th November- 10am

Hannah Banks-Walker
Head of Fashion Commerce

Promoted to Head of Fashion Commerce at Grazia UK in 2022, Hannah was previously Digital Fashion Features and News Director at the magazine. She has also written for numerous other publications including Stylist, The Telegraph and Red.

* Please note that you must book and pay for each ticket separately.

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