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  • Tim Brooke-Webb

    Tim Brooke-Webb

    Managing Director

    Tim is the Managing Director of 50 Best at William Reed. He has had overall responsibility for 50 Best since 2009, overseeing a decade of key brand developments, including the launches of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2013, the start of 50 Best's global tour in 2016, the acquisition of The World's 50 Best Bars in 2017, the launch of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2016, and the more recent additions of 50 Best Discovery, Middle East & North Africa's 50 Best Restaurants, North America's 50 Best Bars and The World’s 50 Best Hotels to the 50 Best portfolio.
  • William Drew

    William Drew

    Director of Content

    William is the Director of Content at 50 Best. He has been a journalist and editor for two decades, spanning business-to-business and consumer magazines, as well as national newspapers. He is a former editor of style magazine Arena and continues to write and comment on food and restaurants in the UK and international media. He is privileged to have eaten in a healthy proportion of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, though the experience hasn’t been so healthy for his waistline.
  • Rikki Tidball

    Rikki Tidball

    Operations Director

    After nine years helping to organise The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, since 2019 Rikki has been heading up the operations team full-time to manage the global 50 Best events programmes. A long-serving member of the William Reed team, she previously worked on business events across the portfolio, from the UK's National Restaurant Awards and Publican Awards to international study tours in Copenhagen, Cannes and Chicago. Fun-loving but ferociously well-organised, Rikki has a passion for all things logistics- and operations-focused.
  • Roger Betriu

    Roger Betriu

    Group Partnerships Director

    Roger joined the 50 Best portfolio after The World’s 50 Best Bars became part of William Reed Business Media in 2017. Roger was the Commercial Director for hospitality, the wine and spirits magazine and events at Drinks International. He has over 10 years of experience in marketing and sales in the publishing sector and played a key role in the creation of The World’s 50 Best Bars brand. Originally from Barcelona, he has previously held roles in the aviation, hospitality and drink sectors.
  • Jo Wattar

    Jo Wattar

    Digital Development Director

    Jo joined 50 Best in 2022 as Digital Development Director. She brings to the role 14 years’ experience within William Reed’s UK hospitality division, where she led the brand's portfolio of magazines, websites and events as publisher of Restaurant magazine, including the National Restaurant Awards. When not in front of a screen, she can be found out and about with her family and friends and doing her best to tick as many restaurants and bars off her (never-ending) wish list.
  • Clelia Di Casola

    Clelia Di Casola

    Group Marketing Manager

    Clelia joined the team in 2021 as Group Marketing Manager, ready to take the reins on 50 Best events around the world. Over the last 12 years, her hospitality experience has spanned marketing, project management, business development and restaurant operations. Clelia has worked to create and nurture successful F&B brands, defined by quality and consistency. Her passions are dining, hospitality and the community and culture that surrounds them.
  • Erica Schecter

    Erica Schecter

    Head of PR & Communications

    Erica joined the team in 2021 as Head of PR & Communications for 50 Best. Holding a decade of public relations agency experience, she has worked with a range of hospitality clients from small independent venues to large restaurant groups, hotels and chef personalities, always with a strong focus on F&B. Having worked in both New York and London, Erica has developed and implemented successful global communications strategies and holds extensive international media contacts.
  • Emma Sleight

    Emma Sleight

    Head of Content: Bars & Hotels

    Emma joined the 50 Best team in 2023 as Head of Content for Bars and Hotels, based in the UK. She has extensive experience as a journalist, editor and content consultant, including as head of food & drink content at Marks & Spencer for eight years leading its food photography, social media, content partnerships and editorial creative. A recipe developer and writer, she is also a cocktail aficionado, trained sommelier, Associate of Cheese and runs marathons around the world raising money as a trustee for education charity Bright Sparks that provides free education to some of India’s poorest children.
  • Romy Newman

    Romy Newman

    Partnerships Manager

    Romy joined the team in 2019 as Partnerships Manager for The World's 50 Best Bars. With a background in the luxury events market across Europe, she has worked in brand development on a global scale. Her experience includes curating unique experiences in the F&B sector, album launches, fashion events and International charity galas. Being raised on a humble fruit farm in South Africa not only shaped her ‘can do’ attitude, but also fuelled her passion for adventure and hospitality experiences.
  • Imogen Taylor

    Imogen Taylor

    Senior Event Manager

    Imogen joined the 50 Best team in 2021 to work across the 50 Best portfolio as Senior Event Manager. She brings to the role her experience working as a theatrical stage manager in New York and has a strong background in producing large-scale, public-facing events in London. With a keen eye for artistic detail, Imogen brings her creative flare to 50 Best's international events portfolio. In her free time, you’ll find her busy running a side hustle – a small loungewear company –, swimming in the sea or cooking.
  • Florence DeCarteret

    Florence DeCarteret

    Associate Event Manager

    Florence – or Flo as she’s known within the team – is 50 Best’s Associate Event Manager, dedicated to delivering the brand’s portfolio of global events. After studying marketing and fashion at university, she joined the William Reed hospitality team working on UK food and drinks events such as Publican Awards, Top 50 Gastropubs and Top 50 Cocktail Bars. In her free time, she volunteers to support mental health in the company and beyond, or looks out for the latest fashion items online.
  • Ingrid Paredes

    Ingrid Paredes

    Content Creator

    Ingrid joined the team in April 2023 as Content Creator, joining her passions for food and writing. She grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she studied and started her career working as a ghost-writer, journalist and radio host. Over the last eight years, she has been working in communications and marketing, exploring different industries and brands across three countries. An enthusiastic traveller and foodie, she loves exploring new cities, flavours and cultures. When she’s not writing in the office, she is writing poetry at home, on the beach or on a plane.
  • Josh Ong

    Josh Ong

    Content Creator

    Josh joined the 50 Best Team in August 2022 to help with content creation for the 50 Best websites and events, with a focus on the bars brands, 50 Best Discovery and 50 Best Hotels. Prior to joining 50 Best, he worked at Insider on lifestyle content and gained experience at food magazines while studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University. Food, drink and travel have always been his major passions, and he spends most of his time in his kitchen or eating his way around cities.
  • Alex Groce

    Alex Groce

    Senior Social Media Executive

    Alex joined the 50 Best Team in May 2023, and has since been assisting the social team with content creation and campaign execution for all aspects of 50 Best. An enthusiastic traveller, she is originally from the U.S., but now lives in London and loves to spend her time exploring the U.K. and the world. With a passion for the bar and restaurant scene, you can usually find her trying the latest food stall or supper club she’s come across. When not exploring and eating, she likes to play video games or watch films curled up on the sofa, with a hot mug of tea in hand.
  • Clara Reitze

    Clara Reitze

    Senior Social and Multimedia Executive

    Clara joined 50 Best in June 2022 as part of the social media team, helping grow the brand’s accounts by creating engaging content, monitoring the online community and covering live events. A member of William Reed since 2019, she left a role in marketing to pursue her burning passion for food and drink. Clara is always on the look-out for the next city break to discover the newest cocktail bars and restaurants, which she posts about on her Instagram review account. In her free time, you might find her relaxing on the yoga mat, chilling in local coffee shops or hunting for the best margarita in town.
  • Sherita Tuntirattanasoontorn

    Sherita Tuntirattanasoontorn

    PR Account Executive

    A member of the team since September 2022, Sherita was a marketer prior to becoming 50 Best’s PR Account Executive, supporting Erica across the company portfolio. The author of a paper on communicating sustainability through ethical restaurant practices, she’s a food enthusiast who can talk endlessly about a simple dish or her new favourite restaurant. Having grown up in Bangkok, she had the chance to closely observe the evolution of the city’s bustling food scene – but also spent a few years in France and a good amount of time travelling the world, tasting and discovering new cuisines.
  • Robert Proctor

    Robert Proctor

    William Reed Company Secretary and General Counsel

    +44 (0) 1293 610401
  • Sergey Kvitkin

    Sergey Kvitkin

    Data Protection Officer

    +44 (0)1293 610323