Christopher’s career has been dedicated to the travel business and international property.
Educated in Hotel Management at Leeds Beckett University, his first job was catering manager on Caribbean cruise liners. He worked in hotels and restaurants around the world before opening his own restaurant in 1993.
10 years later Christopher’s first book was published, Maximum Diner, and Chris moved from running businesses to writing about them.
Having gained a PGDip in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University and a NCTJ Journalism qualification at City College Brighton, Chris became a journalist and then editor in 2005.
Having edited Property Guides and led a team of writers around the world since 2016, Chris has an unrivalled knowledge of the global property market, combined with a deep understanding of what British property buyers abroad need to make their purchase safely.
Books: Weekends to Brag About, co-written guidebooks to Mallorca and Cyclades (Harper Collins).
Magazines and newspapers: Everything Spain, America magazine, France magazine, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Discover Britain, Monarch Airlines, Flybe Airlines, Saga magazine.
Books: A Place in the Sun, Spain (Channel 4) (co-written)
Magazines and newspapers: OPP (Overseas Property Professional – Editor), AIPP guides (Association of International Property Professionals - Editor) A Place in the Sun’s America (Editor), A Place in the Sun magazine, The Times Bricks and Mortar, Property Hub, Spain Magazine.
As property hunter and features writer for A Place in the Sun magazine for over ten years, Chris helped hundreds of people to fulfil their dream of owning a home abroad.
Business and Finance
Books: Maximum Diner
Magazines and newspapers: Daily Telegraph, Barclays Bank, Nat West Bank, Direct Line Insurance.
Conservation of its natural beauty has meant the eastern section of the Algarve has managed to remain relatively untouched, compared to the large-scale development that defines other parts of the region. This has created an enticing bubble in which affordable property can be found within a traditional environment.
It was a case of “Brexit, what Brexit?” for the crowds attending a new international property show in London today. Your Overseas Home was a refreshingly new kind of show, said both visitors and exhibitors.
Last week it was International Day of Forests according to the United Nations. Canada’s lumberjacks might be better known for chopping trees down, but Canada forests are a wonderland for tree huggers too. The woodland also plays a vital part in the economy.
If you are a “non-dom” living in the United Kingdom but with property either in the UK or abroad, a tax change comes into operation on 6th April that will prove significant. Tax expert Alan Kennedy of Trident Tax explains that individuals must act quickly.