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Many people contribute to making Lichfield Live what it is. Here they are…

Ross Hawkes

Ross is a journalist who started out on the Lichfield Post before moving to the Birmingham Post and Mail. He now works as a lecturer in journalism at Birmingham City University. He founded The Lichfield Blog, forerunner to Lichfield Live, in 2009 and has produced the bulk of the editorial content on the site ever since. He can be found on Twitter or contacted via

Philip John

Phil is a local web developer specialising in WordPress. He volunteered to help with The Lichfield Blog early on and has provided technical assistance ever since along with pushing much of the growth of the site since. He can be stalked on Twitter or e-mailed on

Groves Media

A freelance journalist, media consultant and producer of exceedingly good rants. Laidback, with a sunny disposition and a belief that everyone is fantastic and there is nothing wrong with modern life at all. He provides Ross and Phil with sound advice to keep them in check! Groves Media is also a Welsh exile – tidy darts. (You can find Groves Media’s very own site here).


These people often write content for the site, or contribute in some other way for which we are eternally grateful!

  • Sam Ackroyd
  • Dave Birt
  • Ian Bourne – Owner of local business, Faroe Born, Ian keeps a keen eye on our Twitter feed, making sure that those of you following us on Twitter are kept informed!
  • Colin Clark
  • Martyn Cox
  • Rob Forsyth and all at Burntwood RUFC
  • John Giazzi
  • Dave Birt, Paul Mullins and all at Chasetown FC
  • Lichfield Round Table
  • Annette Rubery – Annette has over ten years’ experience as a journalist, chiefly on the regional arts section of Metro newspaper, and a passion for digital communications. In her spare time she enjoys tinkering with her websitetweeting and photography. She’s has a book about Lichfield which you should buy!
  • Lichfield RUFC
  • Rich Spencer – An excellent local photographer who has taken many photos for us, including processing Phil’s badly taken photos! An invaluable resource and we’d certainly recommend him.
  • Ann Mayo
  • Daniel Mole
  • Phil Preece

Helpful Folks

These people help us out in other ways, which we couldn’t do without.

  • James and Hugh at Naughty Horse Promotions – check these guys out for offline promotion.
  • Richard Holland at The Telecoms Audit Bureau – provider of telecoms solutions for businesses.
  • Julian Fisher at Townhouse Comms – an impressive Lichfield-based PR consultancy who have advised and helped us make important connections.