Meet the team

Dave Wallace, Publisher & Co-founder, Company Car Today and Company Van Today

Dave Wallace

Publisher

Background: Having spent 12 years publishing fleet titles, David’s experience extends to two decades driving products within the architectural, automotive, design, facilities, lighting, office and power sectors, working with national and global brands and media agencies delivering multi-channel campaigns.

Spare time: With his eldest daughter serving in the British Army, most of David’s spare time is spent with his wife and two younger children together with their two dogs, and they can be found most weekends at their caravan on the Norfolk coast .  David also tries to get out on his road bike when the opportunity presents and enjoys taking part in various organised cycling events such as the Le Mans 24h Velo.

Favourite sport: Football (Liverpool fan) & Cycling – with equal passion

Four-car garage to meet every need: BMW 530d saloon, MK3 Ford Capri GT4, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ford Galaxy - as it’s pretty much the only thing big enough to get the family and dogs in at the same time without upgrading to a LCV!

Paul Barker, Editor

Paul Barker

Editor

Background: Having worked as a motoring journalist since 2000, Paul has worked for titles including MotorTrader, Autocar, BusinessCar and What Van?, and has also written for titles including The Express, Auto Trader, Good Motoring and Auto Retail Bulletin.

Spare time: When not being occupied by his two rapidly growing children, Paul has a season ticket at his beloved Brighton & Hove Albion, and is also a keen cyclist. He also enjoys motorsport and spending time with the family. And chocolate. And beer. And pizza.

Favourite sport: Football (see wasted hours following Brighton around the country!)

Four-car garage to meet every need: BMW i8, Range Rover, Lotus Elise, Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Tristan Young, Contributor

Tristan Young

Contributing Editor

Background: More than 25 years’ as a business journalist covering the automotive sector, primarily writing about the way cars are bought, used and sold. The first 16 years of his career saw Tristan work as a staffer for titles such as Automotive Management, Autocar, Fleet Week and BusinessCar. For the past 10 years he has been freelancing with outlets as varied as the Auto Retail Network, YesAuto, Good Motoring and the MotorPro.

Spare Time: Unsure what spare time is, Tristan has two kids, three dogs, a cat and a wife. When not ferrying that lot around he can be found behind a camera and tripod or very occasionally out for a run. This makes him sound far more adventurous than he really is.

Favourite Sport: IFSC Bouldering (look it up on YouTube)

Four car garage to meet every need: Toyota 2000GT, Mazda RX-7 Bathurst, Audi RS6, Subaru Impreza WRX PPP wagon on winter tyres.

Tom Webster, Contributor and Editor of Company Van Today

Tom Webster

Contributor & Editor of Company Van Today

Background: Tom has worked as an automotive journalist since 2008, and writes for a number of different publications across the consumer, retail and fleet industries. He has a particular interest in commercial vehicles and contributes to titles such as Auto Trader, Auto Retail Network and more.

Spare time: Tom is a keen sports fan and particularly enjoys spending a summer evening or weekend at The Oval. These days, family life takes up most of Tom’s spare time, with two small children managing to keep him busy most hours. When not chasing around after the smallest Websters, Tom plays the lesser known sport of rugby fives and is a keen skier and runner. He’s also a fair-weather cyclist who prefers cake stops to climbs.

Favourite sport: Cricket, cycling and fives

Four car garage to meet every need: BMW 530e Touring, Morgan Three Wheeler, Porsche 911, Ford Transit Custom Trail

Euan Doig, Contributor

Euan Doig

Contributor

Background: Euan has been a motoring journalist for the past 20 years, and has undertaken writing and production duties both online and in print for a range of brands across the fleet, motoring, motorsport and PR sectors. Prior to that, Euan was a motorsport journalist, which he started after spending nine years learning his craft on his local newspaper.

Spare Time: At weekends, Euan likes getting out on two wheels (either pedal- or motor-powered), visiting racetracks or finding a mountain to climb. Oh, and cooking. And, therefore, eating.

Favourite Sport: Motorsport – huge fan of Australian V8 Supercars. Also a fan of Dundee FC

Four car garage to meet every need: Caterham Seven, Vauxhall VXR8, Land Rover Defender, Triumph Speed Triple

Alisdair Suttie, Contributor

Alisdair Suttie

Contributor

Background: Al’s been driving ever since sneaking behind the wheel of his Dad’s Fiat 126 run-around at the age of nine. Learned his writing and road testing trade at What Car? and now contributes to a wide mix of motoring titles such as Autocar, PistonHeads, Daily Express and The Telegraph.

Spare Time: A rare commodity in the Suttie household with two young kids and an ancient house to keep going. When the planets align, Al enjoys hillclimbing in any car he can get his racing gloves on. He’s also keen on cycling and walking, which are necessary to offset his love of cooking and food.

Favourite Sport: Hillclimbing

Four car garage to meet every need: BMW 320i Touring, Mk1 Mazda MX-5, Sylva Leader, Lagonda 3-Litre

Dan Puddicombe, Contributor

Daniel Puddicombe

Contributor

Background: Daniel has been a journalist since 2014 and spent just over three years BusinessCar and What Van? magazines before going freelance in 2017. Since then, he has continued to cover the fleet industry by regularly contributing to Company Car Today's website and magazine, while expanding into covering the railway industry as well.

Spare Time: A big advocate of steam on the mainline, Daniel spends as much time as possible on charters - in 2020, between the lockdowns, he covered 2,8000 miles across the UK, for pleasure rather than for work.  Daniel is also a big snooker fan and (pre-Covid) attended many of the UK tournaments as a fan.

Favourite Sport: Snooker - see above - and motorsport.

Four car garage to meet every need: Alpine A110 (for B-road blasts), Ferrari 458 Italia (last of the non-turbocharged Ferraris), Audi RS6 (for when you need to carry stuff quickly) and something steam-powered.

Nat Barnes, Contributor

Nat Barnes

Contributor

Background: A journalist for 30-plus years (eek), most recently on national newspapers, mainly focussed on motoring but also health and fitness and other more general feature writing.

Spare Time: Not much to speak of, but usually running, cycling and DIY.

Favourite Sport: Formula One and tennis.

Four car garage to meet every need: Volvo V70 XC, Land Rover Defender 90, Porsche 928GTS manual (if someone else is paying the servicing bills), Renault Zoe.