Meet the Team

Jack Peat: Editor

Jack Peat profile picture


T: @jacknpeat

Bio: Jack is a business and economics journalist and the founder of The London Economic (TLE). He has contributed articles to The Independent, The Big Issue, VICE and Huffington Post. He read History at the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Articles by Jack Peat



Joe Mellor: Deputy Editor 

Joe Mellor


T: @thejoemellor

Bio: Joe is a freelance journalist who writes news and features for national newspapers and a variety of magazine titles. He studied Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester and also has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Articles by Joe Mellor 


Bea Patel: Property Editor 

Bea Patel - The London Economic Property Editor


T: @TLE_Property

Bio: Bea is an editor, writer and journalist. She writes for a variety of publications and websites, including Estate Agent Networking, The Royal British Legion and The Asian World Media Group. Bea is also Director of a property tech business – Shop for an Agent – an estate agent comparison site that lets homeowners and landlords compare estate agents online. When she’s not running her business or travelling, she’s glued to her laptop writing. Bea has a BSc (HONS) degree in Multimedia Studies from the University of East London.

Articles by Bea Patel 


Jon Hatchman: Food Editor

John Hatchman


T: @TLE_Food

Bio: Since leaving school, Jonathan has run and contributed towards a number of new music blogs and has written online features for publications such as The Guardian, GQ and Q Magazine. His real passion, however, is food – as displayed through his work at The London Economic.

Articles by Jon Hatchman 


Grant Bailey: Music Editor 


T: @TLE_Music

Bio: Grant is a copywriter and freelance journalist specialising in music reviews and events. Since graduating with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing he has worked with a number of prominent music publications as a contributor and subeditor. Send horrid riffs.

Articles by Grant Bailey 



David de Winter: Sports Editor 

The London Economic


T: @TLE_Sports

Bio: David is a sports blogger, writer, editor and podcaster.  His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including on the Daily Mirror website, on all manner of sporting issues.  As well as being a journalist, David is also a professional opera singer.  He has performed all over the globe in some of the world’s most prestigious venues.  David studied music at Durham University and voice at The Royal Academy of Music.

Articles by David de Winter

Adam Turner: Travel Editor


T: @TLE_Travel

James McAllister: Film Editor