Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Researching MT's feature on the Greene King brewery proved 'a tough assignment' for Purvis, who makes a living demystifying the world's cuisines for the travel pages of the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. 'People kept forcing me to drink beer when all I was interested in was balance sheets.'


MT's senior section editor took on two very different assignments - caravan manufacture in Hull and Italian brands in Britain. 'For glamour, Italy won hands down,' she admits, 'yet the world of caravanning is oddly compelling.' Of Italian extraction herself, De Vita recreates la dolce vita in south London.


Between chairing the Royal Institution and writing a dozen books and more than 3,000 articles, ad man Fletcher has worked with, for and above more US executives than he can count. Since he knew his sidewalks from his pavements, MT borrowed his expertise for a look at the American way of work.


Portrait and fashion photographer Goldsmith regularly contributes to the Guardian's Weekend and the Times' Style mags - not bad for three 'up and down' years since graduating from Brighton University. Her subject for Brainfood, a matchmaker, was hell-bent on finding her the perfect man.


The opportunity to work on MT was too good to pass up, says Deakin, who becomes picture editor this month after a stint on Building magazine. Fond of quirky photography, she ascribes her visual mind to having been born deaf. Deakin rides a bright red Suzuki Bandit motorbike and has two cats.

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