Membership Directory

Our Members

The Costa Press Club has a thriving international membership from over 10 countries, working and contributing to the life of the media here in southern Spain. Here is an A-Z of members, their professional background and contact details. Please be sure to mention the Costa Press Club website when contacting any member.

Belinda Beckett | Freelance Journalist
Belinda Beckett

Belinda Beckett | Freelance Journalist

Classically trained and NCTJ qualified, Belinda began her newspaper apprenticeship in 1974BC (before computers) on the Brighton Evening Argus, graduated to globe-trotting Deputy Editor of  the Britain’s top travel trade newspaper (Travel Weekly) and spent two years in Fleet Street (Daily Express) before escaping to the other end of Europe. Today she’s freelance and open to suggestions!

 (00 34) 956 621 754
 (00 34) 635 859 549
 email
 www.belindabeckett.com

 

Else Beekman | Freelance journalist, Copy Writer & Blogger
Else Beekman

Else Beekman | Freelance journalist, Copy Writer & Blogger

I am a freelance journalist, copywriter and blogger with Spain as my specialism. My clients include Spanje Magazine, Especial LifeDe Week, a blog for Lindanieuws.nlAmbianceTravel.nl and Arcos & Lamers Asociados. I also run two of my own websites: InSpanje.nl (news and useful information about Spain in Dutch) and MeerSpanje.nl (An online travel guide about Spain).

 (00 34) 645 470 740
 email

Anne Bowles | Freelance Writer & contributor for Costa del Sol Golf News
Anne Bowles

Freelance Writer and contributor for Costa del Sol Golf News

2014-15 President of the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club. Founder & Press Officer for Diabetic Support Group

 (00 34) 607 879 450
 email
www.lacaladiabetics.com
Adrian Bracken | Film & TV Producer
Adrian Bracken

Film & TV Producer

Adrian Bracken runs Marbella Productions as International TV and Film Productions company making Documentaries, Feature Films and high quality TV commercials. Corporate films and Music videos.

Based in Marbella the company has in house, full broadcast quality HD production and post production facilities for fast cost effective work.

 (00 34) 952 76 83 66
 (00 34) 66 11 28 404
www.marbellaproductions.com
Steve Cameron | Marketing consultant
Steve Cameron

Marketing consultant

A marketing consultant with over 25 years experience, Steve is a Certified Google Partner and one of the Top Contributors on the Google AdWords Community Forum. He manages advertising campaigns above the line, below the line and online.

 (00 34) 95 278 3677
 (00 34) 617 365 848
 email
 http://advent.es
Chris Chaplow | Director
Chris Chaplow

Chris Chaplow | Director

Chris Chaplow has an honours degree in Civil Engineering at King¹s College, London and worked on major construction projects in UK and Gibraltar before his interest in Andalucia, photography and IT led him to Spain in 1991 and to found Andalucia.com. Chris is also active in the ICANN Business Constituency.

 (00 34) 952 89 78 65
 www.andalucia.com
@chrischaplow
  LinkedIn
Michelle Chaplow | Professional photographer
Michelle Chaplow

Michelle Chaplow | Professional photographer

Michelle Chaplow is a luxury hotel & travel photographer who has photographed every single province in Spain. Her work has taken her to 65+ countries.

Founder of Hotel Essence Photography
Travel Blogger for Huffington Post
Photography books published  
Staff Photographer for Andalucia.com
Contributor Efe Reportajes / Corbis / Alamy
TEDx Speaker

 www.hotelessencephotography.com
 HotelEssencePhotography
@michellechaplow
@hotelessence
Robin Chapman | Writer / Photographer
Robin Champman

Robin Chapman | Writer / Photographer

 (00 34) 952 583 005
 email
Louise Cook Edwards | Writer & PR
Louise Cook Edwards

Louise Cook Edwards | Writer & PR

 (00 34) 607 627 161
 email

Michel Cruz | Editor
Michael Cruz

Michel Cruz | Editor

Manifesto Design, Director & Editor

 (00 34) 952 880 923
 (00 34) 952 886 415
 email
 www.freelancewriter4u.com
SUZAN DAVENPORT | JOURNALIST / EDITOR / TRANSLATOR
Suzan Davenport Costa Press Club

 

 

 

 

20 years with the Costa del Sol News first as assistant editor, then editor.  Previous jobs were in magazine publishing and TV news. Registered Spanish journalist and founder member of the Costa Press Club.

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 Costa del Sol News
 Costa News
LUC DAELS | OWNER/PUBLISHER ESpecial Lifestyle Magazine

 

 

 

 

Owner/publisher ESpecial lifestyle magazine for Belgians and Dutch on the Costa del Sol.

  • Member of the Marbella Dutch Business Club.
  • Member of the Belgian Business & Community Club España.

Languages: Dutch, French, English (fluent), learning Spanish

 (00 34) 663 848 463

 email

 www.especial-life.com

 LinkedIn
Chris Dove | International writer & Editor

Chris Dove | International writer & Editor

A Londoner, qualified Economist, and with a solid background in marketing and sales promotion, Chris writes, edits and reviews content for websites, blogs, print and apps.

Covering tourism, property, lifestyle and technology, satisfied high-profile clients include British Airways, Coca-Cola, Google, the European Commission and UNESCO.

Chris´s work has appeared in English, Spanish, Russian and Finnish publications, appealing to international audiences in a refreshingly upbeat style.

 (00 34) 662 010 350
 email
 www.prowriteandedit.com
LinkedIn
Daryl Finch | Journalist / Sub-editor at Sur in English

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Daryl Finch | Journalist / Sub-editor at Sur in English

Graduate from the University of Nottingham, who has worked for SUR in English since 2014 as a reporter, sub-editor and head of sport. Co-founded The Malaga Guru in 2016.

 

 email
 Twitter
Instagram
MOGENS “MUGGE” FISCHER | FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER | JOURNALIST |ARTIST | PRESENTER
Foto Mugge para Emma

 

 

 

 

Mogens “Mugge” Fischer has been living on the Costa del Sol since 2001, and has since been working for the the Scandinavian Magazines, La Danesa, En Sueco & Det Norske Magasinet, as well of running his own ArtCompany, Artenovum.

Art, culture, friends, family, events, charity and people are all high on his list of priorities. He is an outgoing, positive guy, with his own mind and a strong sense of humor. “Mugge” is an Aquarius by birth!

Fluent in Danish, English and Spanish.

 (00 34) 650 32 40 12
 email

Herta Fritz | Photographer
Herta Fritz

Herta Fritz | Photographer

 (00 34) 952 933 488
 (00 34) 952 933 488
 email

NATALY GARCÍA | RADIO STATION OWNER & PRESENTER / EVENT PROMOTIONS
Nataly pic Costapress 1

 

 

 

 

 

Nataly García | Radio Station Owner & Presenter / Event Promotions

19 years working at Central FM Radio with 5 years in publications prior to that.

Client liaison, promotions, music events organisation, band & artist promotion.
 (00 34) 952 566 256
 (00 34) 659 070 925
 email
Ole V.Hansen | Freelance journalist
20051125-034Ole V.Hansen | Freelance journalist

Born in Copenhagen I have worked as a journalist for half a century for Danish Aller Press. Mainly as a travel reporter and interviewer for Familie Journal - the biggest Danish weekly – all over the world. I still deliver articles to Danish, Norwegian and Swedish magazines and daily papers. My permanent address is in Denmark but I spend four -five months of the year on Costa del Sol.

 (00 45) 22439526 (Denmark)
 (00 34) 627-702356
 email
Sally Harrison | Freelance TV presenter
Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison | Freelance TV presenter

 (00 34) 952 436 782
 (00 34) 626 038 851
sallyharrison34
 email

 


Rachel Haynes | Journalist / Editor Sur in English
Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes | Journalist / Editor Sur in English 

 (00 34) 952 649 702
 email
 www.surinenglish.com

Carla van Hemert | Publisher & Journalist
Carla van Hemert (CPC)

 

 

 

 

Carla van Hemert | Publisher & Journalist 

Founder/publisher/director of ESpecial Life Magazine, a Dutch bi-monthly magazine that is distributed for free on the Costa del Sol and also has subscribers in Belgium and The Netherlands. Carla writes articles and is also known for her photography abilities. The magazine is supported by a website which features news items on a weekly basis.

 email
 http://www.especial-life.com/ 
 EspecialLife
 @ESpecialLifeMag
Neil Hesketh | Owner & Director Medios Comunicativos
Neil Hesketh

Neil Hesketh | Owner, Director Medios Comunicativos

 (00 34) 952 067 742
 (00 34) 600 234 642
 email
 www.spanishapproach.com
SARAH LAINE | FREELANCE JOURNALIST | TRANSLATOR

 

 

 

 

Sara Laine has been writing for the Scandinavian magazines En Sueco, La Danesa and Det Norske Magasinet since 2010, as well as doing translations for several companies in Europe.

She moved to the Costa del Sol in 2009 and during the intervening years has come to love exploring all that Spain has to offer.

Languages: Swedish, English and Spanish

 (00 34) 600 838 399
 email
Robina Lambert Lowry | Freelance writer / Journalist | Translator
Robina Lowry

Robina Lambert Lowry | Freelance writer / Journalist 

Freelance writer and journalist.  Author of the book ‘DOLMENS AND DUENDE’ which explores the culture, history, traditions and magic of Andalucía.

Experienced translator of legal documents and a wide range of other subjects from Spanish into English. For information regarding officially-certified translations go to www.tttestepona.com.

 email (writing/journalism queries)
 email (translation queries)
www.tttestepona.com

Philip Langley | Advertising & marketing consultant
Philip Langley

Philip Langley | Advertising & marketing consultant 

The Boss - PLC Inter-Communications S.L

Throughout my entire career, and especially since operating and running my own business, I have undertaken all aspects of Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations including copywriting and journalistic writing. I have handled extensive advertising campaigns with significant budgets for the majority of my working life. In 1992, I relocated to Spain and started another advertising and marketing company, now PLC, operating in Gibraltar and Spain.
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Peter Leonard | Journalist / Editor
Peter Leonard

Peter Leonard | Journalist / Editor

Born in Sydney (Australia), Peter Leonard began his journalistic career in 1978 with the Bundaberg Newspaper Company, before travelling to Europe in 1984 and settling on the Costa del Sol, where he has worked for a diverse array of general lifestyle and specialist publications and websites/blogs.

 email
www.ozinspain.com
@OzinSpain  @ozinspain
Stefania van Lieshout | Freelance blogger and journalist
Stefania van Lieshout

Stefania van Lieshout | Freelance blogger and journalist

Dutch award winning travel writer, blogger, columnist, content creator and photo journalist.

 (00 34) 68 98 20 638
 email
 www.stefaniavanlieshout.com
 StefaniaBlogt
 @svanlieshout
 @stefaniavanlieshout
 LinkedIn
ANDY LITTLE | RADIO STATION OWNER & PRESENTER / EVENT PROMOTIONS
Andy Little

 

 

 

 

Andy Little | Radio Station Owner & Presenter / Event Promotions

18 years working at Central FM Radio with 7 years in entertainment management prior to that.

Promotions, Compering, music events organisation, band & artist promotion, Radio Interviews
 (00 34) 952 566 256
 (00 34) 663 080 314
 email
Ali Meehan | Social Media Consultant at Sociomimetics, Imagineer at Costa Women
Ali Meehan

Ali Meehan | Social Media Consultant & Imagineer 

Social Media Marketeer at Sociomimetics and Social Entrepreneur, Imagineer and Founder of Costa Women.

 (00 34) 677251058
 email
 www.costawomen.com 
 CostaWomen
 @costawomen
 CostaWomen
 LinkedIn
 CostaWomen
Karen McMahon | TV / Radio presenter & producer RTV340

Karen McMahon

Karen McMahon - TV / Radio presenter & producer RTV340

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MARISA MORENO | ABOGADA ESPECIALISTA EN DERECHO CIVIL E INTERNATIONAL
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Abogado especialista en derecho civil e internacional privado

-          Directora /Gerente/ Fundadora del despacho IUSTALEX ABOGADOS.

-          Cónsul de Dinamarca en Málaga, Cádiz, Granada y Jaén.

-          Vocal de la Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española

-          Miembro de la Cámara Hispano Danesa

-          Miembro de la Comisión de Comercio Exterior de la Cámara de Comercio de Málaga.

-          Arbitro del Tribunal de Arbitraje de Málaga

Colaboraciones en los medios de comunicación

-          Publicación de artículos de opinión y divulgación en prensa especializada (Cinco días, Expansión, prensa digital y de divulgación)

-          Colaboraciones en TV (Canal Sur, Onda Azul)

-          Colaboración en Radio (Cadena Ser y Cadena Cope)

Otros

-          Ponente en seminarios y congresos de derecho internacional (Málaga, Bilbao, Barcelona, Paris, Marsella, Londres, Rabat, Bogotá, México DF, Hong Kong, Shanghái, Lima y Quito)

Menciones Especiales:

-          2006 Premio especial ADEPMA (Asociación de Mujeres Directivas, Empresarias y Profesionales de Málaga)

 (00 34) 952 211 797
 email
Helen O'Leary | Writer & Illustrator
Helen O'Leary

Helen O'Leary | Writer & Illustrator

 (00 34) 952 88 46 35
 (00 34) 618 454 169
 email

Liz Parry B.E.M. | Consultant editor of SUR in English/ Writer and translator
Liz Parry

Liz Parry B.E.M.  | Consultant editor / Writer and translator

Consultant editor of SUR in English.

ACP Prize for Journalism in Pathology 2013

Author of 'Liz Parry's Spanish Phrase Book' and 'Santana's Spanish Phrase Book'.

Founding member and Secretary, English Cemetery in Malaga Foundation.

 (00 34) 952 649 636
 email
 www.surinenglish.com
Josephine Quintero | Author for Lonely Planet guide books
Josephine Quintero

Josephine Quintero | Author for Lonely Planet guide books

 (00 34) 952 622 348
 email
 www.tasteofandalusia.com
 @josephinequin
Kate Rayner | Journalist / Translator
Kate Rayner

Kate Rayner | Journalist / Translator

Formerly employed at SUR in English, now retired but an occasional contributor to the newspaper and UK media writing about dance.

 email
Micky Reynolds | Journalist
Micky Reynolds

Micky Reynolds | Journalist 

 (00 34) 952 468 645
 email
Jesper Sander Pedersen | Freelance journalist / Guide / Lecturer
Jesper Sander Pedersen

Jesper Sander Pedersen | Freelance journalist / Guide / Lecturer

Jesper Sander Pedersen has lived in Spain since 1986, working for selected Scandinavian magazines and media companies on Costa del Sol. Currently combining freelance journalism with a job as tour guide. Co-responsible for seminars for expats and research assignments for Scandinavian media companies. Also participated in discussion programs on Spanish media as spokesman for foreign expats and foreign journalists.

Founding member of Costa Press Club (president since 2007)

Fluent in Spanish, Danish, English.

 (00 34) 952 371 821
 (00 34) 669 713 637
 email
David Searl | Author / Journalist
David Searl

David Searl | Author / Journalist

Author of book, You & the Law in Spain, newspaper and magazine  columns, radio programs.

Lecturer on legal matters.

 (00 34) 952 486 035
 email
Joanna Styles | Freelance writer & Journalist
Joanna Styles

Joanna Styles | Freelance writer & Journalist

Freelance writer specialised in online and offline marketing including digital content creation, copy for lead generation, content for marketing materials and social media. Specialist topics are property investment, Spain in general and Andalucia in particular, and relocation. Also author of the Guide to Malaga travel app.

 (00 34) 690 006 741
 email
 www.joannastyles.com
 www.guidetomalaga.com
 GuidetoMalaga
 @jostyleswriter
 @GuidetoMalaga

Uwe Scheele | Journalist / Periodista
Uwe Scheele

Uwe Scheele | Journalist / Periodista

Express Report Media: press agency for news from Andalusia in German and Spanish

 (00 34) 678 676 502
 email
 www.expressreport.es

Barrie Suart | Travel Writer
Barry Suart

Barrie Suart | Travel Writer

 (00 44) 0117 2797756 (UK)
 email

Yvonne Vidal Sanguiñedo | Relocations & Legal expert
Yvonne Vidal

Yvonne Vidal Sanguiñedo | Relocations & Legal expert

Founder and Director of Yvonne´s Anglo Spanish Connections and My Legal PA a Bespoke Service in Relocation, Legal and Administrative Procedures in Spain.  Over 35 years’ experience in the UK, Spain and US, where she has used her multi-cultural knowledge and expertise to great effect.

 (00 34) 952 810 391
 (00 34) 696 166 338
 email
 email
 www.mylegalpa.com
 www.yvonnesanglo-spanishconnections.com

William D. (Nathan) Thomas | Journalist
William Thomas

William D. (Nathan) Thomas | Journalist 

30 years with ABC News as a Correspondent, Bureau Chief and Producer, based in New York, Hong Kong, Manila, Johannesburg and London.

Awards:
Emmy Award: Coverage of Pam Am Flight 73 Hijacking in Pakistan.
Overseas Press Club of America Award: Reporting from Baghdad during 1st Gulf War.   
IG DuPont Award:  9/11 Coverage                                         
Peabody Award: 9/11 Coverage
Emmy Nominations:  Five Personal nominations
Named on various ABC News Nominations

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David Wishart | Travel & Golf writer
David Wishart

David Wishart | Travel & Golf writer

Marbella

 email
Marion Winter | Journalist / Interpreter
Marion Winter

Marion Winter | Journalist / Interpreter

Ryerson University, Canada with a journalism degree and worked for magazines and newspapers as a reporter and assistant editor. In Spain did editorial  design for the media. Ran Gibraltar Bulletin newsletter  and edited daily Marbella Tribune.

At Marbella´s hospital, formed volunteer interpreter service at the Hospital Costa del Sol and radiotherapy charity, Los Claveles.

 (00 34) 952 863 926
 email
Martyn Wood | Video, Audio, Internet Media Producer - Concert Promoter
Martyn Wood

Martyn Wood | Video, Audio, Internet Media Producer - Concert Promoter 

As MD of BIG M PROMOTIONS I organise live events including concerts.

 (00 34) 952 66 18 19
 (00 34) 667 759 355
 email
 email
 www.costadeldisco.com
  www.smithwoodproductions.com 
Nessie Wood | Video Production - Concert Promotion/Live Events
Nessie Wood

Nessie Wood | Video Production - Concert Promotion/Live Events

 (00 34) 952 66 18 19
 (00 34) 687 509 875
 email
 email
 www.costadeldisco.com
  www.smithwoodproductions.com 
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