Richard Siddle is an award-winning business editor with over 25 years experience working across a number of fields including computing, FMCG, grocery and convenience retailing, travel and for the last 10 years wine and spirits. He spent much of that time as editor of Harpers Wine & Spirit where he was widely recognised for having turned one of the UK’s oldest publications into an agenda setting, must read for the drinks industry. Richard has now launched his own website platform for the premium on-trade, www.The-Buyer.net which hopes to bring drinks producers and suppliers and buyers closer together. He is also the publishing editor of VINEX, the global bulk wine trading platform and produces Grapevine a fortnightly insights, news and views newsletter for the London Wine Fair. Throughout his career Richard has built a reputation for campaigning journalism that gets to the heart of the business issues that really matter to his readers.