Auto Express: about us

Auto Express is THE car news title, delivering the big motoring news stories, scoop pictures, drives of new cars and in-depth car reviews - FIRST!

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Nothing moves in the world of cars without Auto Express knowing about it, from future models to changes in the law. Auto Express is the definitive car reviews brand, assessing more cars (over 1,100 a year) than any other motoring title.
Since its launch in 1988, Auto Express has employed the best, most experienced journalists and testers in the business, all dedicated to bringing you the latest news, high quality features and reviews that you can trust. We provide expert, impartial advice, while our Watchdog consumer team is also on hand to help you if you have a motoring problem.

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Auto Express has sister publications across the world, including Auto Bild in Germany and Auto Plus in France. This unique relationship gives Auto Express unrivalled access to the cars and the people to bring you the biggest stories as soon as they break.
In magazine form, Auto Express is the UK’s biggest-selling motoring weekly by far, selling more copies every year than any other car magazine. With over 30,000 paid for weekly subscriptions, Auto Express has an unmatched army of loyal readers, who appreciate the sharp, informative and concise editorial.

• What's in this week's Auto Express magazine? shares exactly the same aim as the magazine – to bring car enthusiasts and car buyers the very latest news and reviews. The website is one of the UK’s biggest online motoring destinations, viewed by 1.5m unique visitors every month.

Together with its sister site it’s a 24/7 source for the latest car news, reviews, features, pictures, videos and interactive content. Users can stay up-to-date with all the top stories as they break through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our free ipad app

Auto Express’s Driver Power customer satisfaction survey has been running since 2002 and has grown to become one of the UK’s biggest and most respected surveys of its kind. The annual results give the best insight there is into what UK motorists think of their cars. Don't forget to tell us about your car here.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief

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Auto Express: meet the team

Steve Fowler
Auto Express editor-in-chief
Twitter: @stevefowler

Our editor-in-chief has been with Auto Express and Carbuyer since 2011, having spent over ten years prior to that editing other major motoring titles. He’s been a motoring journalist for over 20 years, doing everything from inputting car data to road testing.

Steve can also often be found on radio and TV talking about cars and motoring issues, and was the only journalist invited to give evidence to the competition commission’s investigation into new car sales and supply.

Graham Hope
Auto Express deputy editor

Graham has been with Auto Express since 1996 and has risen through the ranks to deputy editor, having had a spell as acting editor in 2011. He is responsible for ensuring the high standards Auto Express is renowned for are implemented across all platforms, and enjoys his varied role editing pages, reporting from motor shows, assessing cars and recruiting staff.

James Burnay
Auto Express publishing director

James works with the various elements which make up Auto Express, these include editorial, advertising, marketing, subscriptions and production. By making sure all of these elements work in unison we are able to produce the very best ground breaking news and car reviews, while keeping the business in good shape. He has been a publisher for 13 years.

Auto Express: news

James Batchelor Auto Express news editor

Richard Ingram Auto Express deputy news editor
Twitter: @cutt_ings

As Auto Express deputy news editor, Rich sits alongside James, ensuring the news and reviews sections of the mag and website are kept in check. He spends much of his time out the office, driving and reviewing the latest cars, as well as digging up stories from motoring bosses and company execs.

Jonathan Burn
Auto Express staff writer

Johnny keeps the Auto Express website and magazine crammed with news stories. He also shares the responsibility for writing the latest car reviews along with attending launches and events all to uncover the latest goings on in the motoring world.  

Lawrence Allan Auto Express and Carbuyer news reporter

As news reporter Lawrence keeps his finger on the pulse of the automotive world, keeping the website and magazine up to date daily with the latest stories and attending press events to find industry news. He also contributes to the Buying Cars section of the mag, with a weekly car hunter buying guide.​

Auto Express: road test

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James Disdale
Auto Express road test editor

Dean Gibson
Auto Express deputy road test editor

Lesley Harris
Auto Express road tester

Sean Carson Auto Express senior road tester
Twitter: @Carson_on_cars 

As senior road tester, Sean works with the rest of the road test team – James, Dean and Lesley – to keep the magazine filled with the latest new car, twin and group tests. Along with the rest of the road testers, his job is to make sure that every car Auto Express tests is independently put through its paces, bringing you real-world performance and fuel economy data, and delivering a thorough verdict.

Auto Express: consumer

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Joe Finnerty
Auto Express consumer editor
Twitter: @AE_Consumer

Cat Dow
Auto Express consumer writer (products)

Martin Saarinen
Auto Express consumer writer

JMartin is a reporter on the Auto Express consumer desk, which looks after everything that affects motorists. He’s also responsible for answering your car questions and helping readers tackle manufacturers and dealers in the Watchdog section of the magazine.

Auto Express: production

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Stuart Morton
Auto Express managing editor

Stuart is in charge of quality control, mainly on the print version of Auto Express, and ensures all the articles across every section of the magazine are written to style and kept on deadline. He’s been part of the team for 13 years.

Sarah Murray Auto Express production editor

Sarah is responsible for ensuring the print version of Auto Express comes out every week ­– error free! As Production Editor, Sarah sub-edits pages, updates images and creates colour proofs for the Editors and design team to approve. On a Friday night she can be found furiously uploading pages to the printer so a new issue of the magazine can be created. 

Stuart Newman Auto Express sub editor

Auto Express: design and pictures 

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Darren Wilson
Auto Express art director

Darren has been with Auto Express for nearly 20 years. He and his team are responsible for the look of the website, the magazine and also our sister site, He also briefs our photographers and designs corporate logos for the brands.

George Vedmore
Auto Express deputy art editor

George has been designing consumer magazines for over a decade, with over half that time spent in the automotive sector. His day-to-day role on Auto Express is the design and layout of the print magazine. This includes writing, photography and illustration briefs, flatplan and article creation and the design and management of various supplements.

Danny Brown
Auto Express designer

Danny’s design and artwork experience has seen his 14 year career include clients such as Warner Bros. EMI Music, Hasbro and Blaupunkt. His skills allow him to produce online and print branding, advertising,  illustration, creative Imaging  and creative page layouts for the Auto Express & Carbuyer brands.

Dawn Grant
Auto Express picture editor

Dawn looks after all the photographic needs for the magazine and website and has been managing the Auto Express picture desk for 16 years.   This means organising the diary for our two staff photographers, liaising with all departments to ensure shoots happen on time and sourcing any images that are required.

Pete Gibson
Auto Express senior staff photographer

Otis Clay
Auto Express staff photographer

Auto Express: digital

Mat Watson
Editor-at-large and head of motoring video
Twitter: @mat_watson

Mat Watson is a motoring journalist with more than 13 years experience writing about and reviewing cars. As head of motoring video at Dennis Publishing he is responsible for all video content on the Auto Express and CarBuyer websites and their associated YouTube channels. Mat has presented around 300 videos which combined have achieved over 60 million views.

Steve Walker
Auto Express site editor
Twitter: @steve_cars

Steve looks after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express web site. That means planning new content, growing online traffic and managing the web team. He’s been a motoring journalist and editor for 14 years contributing to a series of leading automotive titles.

Sam Naylor
Auto Express senior web producer
Twitter: @SamNaylor_AE  

Sam has a variety of tasks when it comes to keeping the Auto Express website running, including making sure all our reviews are up to date and as accurate as possible. He also makes sure all of our online content is optimised and up on time, while writing new articles tailored for the web.  

Tom Goodlad Auto Express content editor
Twitter: @tom_goodlad

Following a stint of work experience at Auto Express, Tom joined Auto Express in July 2014 and helps look after the Auto Express website. Uploading content from the magazine, staying on top of the Twitter and Facebook pages and putting together our free iPad app are just a few of his responsibilities. 


Stuart Milne Carbuyer editor
Twitter: @stuartjmilne

Stuart has been editing Carbuyer since 2014, and has written and road tested for a number of other major titles over the previous 15 years. He even had a spell selling new and used cars, giving him a unique insight into the needs of Britain’s car buyers. Today he ensures his team deliver the most in-depth and useful information to Britain’s car buying public.

Stephen Errity Carbuyer chief sub editor
Twitter: @83ste

Stephen is responsible for ensuring all the news and review content on is written in clear, straightforward, jargon-free ‘Plain English’. He also contributes motorsport news and features to Auto Express magazine.

Ed Wiseman Carbuyer web producer

William Morris
Carbuyer content editor

Jake Groves
Carbuyer content editor

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