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Peter Burgess
Peter BurgessChairman
Started MR back in 1986 after a career in engineering R&D and then with Motoring Which? Did two seasons as a presenter on Top Gear back in the eighties. Peter is a past Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and previously a judge on the World Car Awards.
Richard Aucock
Richard AucockMD
Richard started at MR in 2001 and he’s still here. He certainly loves his job. Today, he’s MD, overseeing the business and making sure clients receive what they need, when they need it. From May 2018, he returns as Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers, is a World Car Awards juror and enjoys buying old cars but not then selling them.
Tim Pitt
Tim PittManaging Editor
Tim comes from a long run with the consumer organisation Which? (following MR Chairman Peter’s path some thirty years earlier) and strategically oversees MR’s editorial output across our full client list. He has quite the back catalogue of cars, including a E30 BMW M3…
Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Gavin Braithwaite-SmithFeatures Editor
Gavin is already well known as the brains behind He was the 2012 highly commended finalist in the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Breakthrough Blogger of the Year Award and is Motoring Research’s ideas-packed features editor. His grasp of all things left-field and standout is unsurpassed…
John Redfern
John RedfernNewsletter Editor
John won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ 2014 Motoring Research Breakthrough Blogger Award. Having studied law, then politics, at university he started as an outlet for his automotive musings. Loves performance motors, from modern hot-hatches to classic American muscle cars – especially if they’re orange!
Bradley Lawrence
Bradley LawrenceMultimedia assistant
Bradley studied film and TV at college and has joined MR to develop its audio visual expertise.
John Moroney
John MoroneyContributor
John is Motoring Research’s North America expert, but is also a fan of the offbeat and leftfield. Classic motorcycles are a particular speciality.