The people running the show!
People Like You Publishing Ltd was formed in 2012 by a team of gambling, publishing and business start-up professionals. We have a passion for sports and gambling content in all of its forms, and have over 30 years of combined experience in the business. As well as launching our own consumer content brands such as PokerPlayer, we can help your business with its content requirements. If you’re looking for an effective means of leveraging your customer relationship, we’d love to hear from you. We can provide traditional content marketing in all of its forms from conception to delivery, or a more integrated provision of editorial services.
- Tim Farthing, Commercial Director & co-founder
- Dave Woods, Editorial Director of PokerPlayer & co-founder
- Ryan Howsam, Investor & co-founder
Commercial Director & co-founder
Tim is our commercial expert in and has worked in content publishing
for 15 years, including a nine year stint at Dennis Publishing, under
the leadership of eccentric magazine guru Felix Dennis.
Tim started by selling advertising then developed these skills to embrace larger commercial deals and finally took on responsibility for launching magazines and digital brands.
He focuses his energies on building relationships with clients and suppliers, managing the revenues and costs of the business and driving the brands towards profitability.
‘I love the business of publishing and this led me to launch People Like You Publishing. I’m excited about growing the business from humble surroundings and helping to devise consumer brand launches which will then become household names’
Anything to do with tennis, property or ‘Mad Men’ (Series 4)
Editorial Director & co-founder
Dave is a co-founder of People Like You Publishing and controls the complete editorial output, which includes consumer-focused brands and content marketing.
Dave started life as a freelance journalist before taking his first full time job on the launch of Computer Arts magazine. He stayed at Future Publishing for three years before moving to Dennis Publishing and editing the legendary PCZone. In his 12 years at Dennis, Dave launched PokerPlayer magazine and worked as Editorial Director over a number of titles including The Big Issue.
He now ensures that the editorial output of People Like You Publishing is second to none. That means finding the right people to work with the right brands, and ensuring that all of our contributors share the same philosophy and passion for the highest quality editorial.
‘It’s an exciting time to be in the publishing business. Digital might be driving the changes and creating new editorial challenges, but it’s complementing print rather than replacing it. Whatever the format, content is still king’
Football (sadly watching rather than playing these days), working his way through London’s top restaurants and watching films
Investor & co-founder
Ryan has been an entrepreneur and business leader for over 25 years. His most recent success was the launch and rapid growth of Staysure, the leading over 50s insurance expert. Staysure has made The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, which recognises the UK’s fastest growing businesses, for the 3rd year in a row and was awarded Best Travel Insurance Provider at the 2012/13 Personal Finance Awards.
Ryan has a passion for business and is a co-founder of and investor in People Like You Publishing. Ryan has previous publishing experience from his own brands’ customer magazines, and understands the direct commercial benefits of providing targeted content to customers.
‘From developing my own customer magazines I know how successful targeted content can be and I’m excited to be a part of a new publishing house that is launching new consumer titles and growing existing brands’
Playing golf (and working on getting his handicap down), good weather, and building successful businesses from the ground up