Meet the Team

JFN Productions boasts an incredibly multi-talented team allowing us to seamlessly deliver editorial, sales, design and marketing that get our clients tangible results.

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Stuart Jackson: Managing Director

With 23 years as Chairman of Real Foods - the leading independent importer, distributor and retailer of natural products - Stuart brings his wealth of retail and business experience to JFN Productions as Managing Director. In addition, he is a respected business strategy consultant and provides JFN with genuine knowledge and insight into the commercial aspect of every industry we represent.

Dealing in both trade and consumer sales, Stuart experiences the same desires, trials and tribulations that many of JFN's clients do and brings real trading experience to bolster JFN's client media services.

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Cathy Norris: Publishing Director

Since the early 80s Cathy has been delivering successful events, exhibitions and projects to both consumer and trade, spanning many diverse industries including ICT, Image Libraries, Photography and Natural Products.

Cathy is the linchpin of JFN Productions, using her wealth of experience to oversee the publishing, to launch and run a number of successful brands and projects, as well as fostering strong relationships with our clients and customers.

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Heidi Thoday: Group Advertising Sales Manager

Heidi began working in media and events in 1996 and since 2001 has focused exclusively on the natural health sector where she has launched both new events and titles. She has developed an invaluable, in depth insight into the industry which means that she can work with clients to build a tailored marketing programme to assist them in successfully meeting their marketing goals.

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Sharon Munn-Giddings: Advertising Sales Manager - Rude Health Magazine & Better Retailing Magazine

Sharon has worked in media sales for over 14 years, with 10 years specialising in the natural health market. Having worked successfully on the launch of several annuals, trade publications, and consumer titles, she has a wealth of experience in both trade and consumer publications and advertising. Her knowledge also incorporates trade shows, selling stand space and working ‘behind the scenes’. Building long-term relationships with clients is her forte. Catering for budgets of any size, to ensure they get the maximum benefit from their spend and that it’s placed wisely. Through her knowledge she’s able to offer unique bespoke packages and build trust and lasting friendships with her clients. Her approach is consultative at all times.

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Sian Anderson: Digital Communications Manager

Starting her career at Waitrose Kitchen magazine gave Sian a passion for good food and drink that has continued throughout her 10 year+ career in the sector. Sian has worked both in-house and freelance as an editor and social media whizz across a broad range of food, drink and lifestyle clients. Sian has a keen eye for design and a way with words and loves nothing better than creating eye-catching content to promote the brands we work alongside. She is a keen blogger and runs food and parenting events in the local area in her spare time.

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Emma Ratcliffe: Social Media Executive

Emma is an innovative, social media whizz who developed a flair for writing and creativity when studying English at The University of Leeds. She loves to travel and is a keen photographer. After her most recent trip around South America, New Zealand and Australia Emma created an outdoor and travel blog to document her photography. Emma will be working on creating branded content for our healthy lifestyle brands and client accounts with an emphasis on photography and video content.

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Alistair Forrest: Better Retailing Magazine Editor

Alistair Forrest draws on years of experience as a journalist, editor and author, including 15 years in the natural health sector. Alistair previously edited Health Food Business magazine and is now a published author of historical fiction. His career has included daily newspaper journalism, editing magazines in the health, photographic and travel sectors, and for a decade he was principal of a Public Relations company.

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Liz Parry: Your Healthy Living Magazine Editor

Liz Parry is a journalist and editor with 15 years' experience in both consumer and business titles. She has written for a variety of national newspapers and magazines and has specialised in natural health and wellbeing for the past five years, becoming the Editor of Your Healthy Living Magazine in 2012. Liz is a committed vegetarian with a passion for natural, organic and sustainable living.

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Lucy Taylor: Rude Health Magazine Editor

Lucy has over 20 years’ experience of working in consumer magazines, starting in London. In the 1990s she moved to Dublin where she worked on youth title U magazine and then became editor of Woman’s Way, Ireland’s only weekly women’s magazine. Lucy has a keen interest in health and parenting issues and has written for numerous Irish magazines and newspapers on these subjects. Her book The Mum’s Guide to Having Your Baby in Ireland was published in 2010. Lucy is a keen cyclist and you can regularly see her burning rubber on Dublin’s streets.

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