Meet the team
Retired solicitor and local historian, Peter Benner has lived in Sussex for 75 years. A member of the Sussex Archaeological Society since 1956, he has a lifelong interest in Sussex Wealden Iron and over the years has taken part in archaeological digs, research groups as well as building a 400 strong collection of books about Sussex (some of which date back to the seventeenth century). His specialisms also include transport, and Sussex culture.
Lisa Brace is a trained journalist and feature writer with over 20 years’ experience across a wide range of sectors. She has a huge passion for celebrating Sussex food and drink and has a contact book bursting with amazing producers who have incredible stories she can’t wait to share.
Bridget Cordy specialises in writing about homes and interiors, working with many of the county’s leading estate agencies and developers. She brings a wealth of experience as a former sales & marketing director for new homes and has been writing a regular column in the award-winning trade magazine, Show House, for almost 10 years. Bridget is also a member of the judging panel for the UK’s prestigious ‘What House? Awards’.
Stuart Ritchie: Stuart Ritchie is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor with over 35 years’ experience having specialised in private client taxation and in helping individuals and families all his career. He is a tax partner with Ritchie Phillips LLP based in Horsham and London and can be contacted or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janine Marsh is an award-winning travel writer, author of the best-selling books My Good Life in France and My Four Seasons in France and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. When not exploring and writing about Sussex, she is a maid to 72 animals, bakes cakes and is editor of www.thegoodlifefrance.com.
Lucy Pitts: Following a successful career as a barrister, Lucy retrained as a copywriter and journalist in 2011. Since then, she has worked with and written for a large number of Sussex businesses as well as media publications, both print based and digital. In 2018 She took up the position of editor of Fine Sussex and Surrey Magazine. Lucy is also well known for her public speaking and work with the Association of Speakers Clubs