Fenice Media is led by a team of industry professionals who know their trade inside out. These are the key individuals behind the continual success across all of the product ranges.
Founder & CEO
Osmaan Mahmood is the founder and CEO of Fenice Media. After graduating from Aston Business School with a degree in Business & Management, Osmaan built up his experience and put his skills to the test working in publishing across a number of magazines and industries. Osmaan currently oversees the development and progress of Fenice Media, while not at work he enjoys sports and reading.
Andrew Walsh is Managing Director at Fenice Media. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Business Management, Andrew spent several years in publishing before taking his current role. Andrew oversees the running of the Luxury Travel Guide and the iGap Travel Guide products. Andrew is a fervent traveller and also has a strong interest in luxury cars.
Editor in Chief
Following the completion of his Master’s degree in Journalism, James Drakeford delved into the world of music, showbiz and lifestyles but it was his love of travel that shone through. Since then James has gone on to become Editor-in-Chief at Fenice Media overseeing all of the written content across Corporate LiveWire, Medical LiveWire, Luxury Travel Guide, iFestival, iStudy and iGap Travel Guide.
Jake Powers is a name that many people in the world of business and corporate finance will be familiar with. More than 10 years’ experience in the industry has led to Jake building up a great rapport with a string of important groups and associations. Furthermore, having studied Business & Political Economy at the New York University – School of Business he has a fantastic, first-hand knowledge of how things work both in the UK and the USA. As a Publisher at Fenice Media, Jake is an integral part of the team.
Since joining the team in 2013, Tim Nordan has added a dazzling dose of flamboyance and flair to the magazines already impressive designs. As a keen skier he can often be found tackling black runs on the slopes of the Alps. His favourite travel experience was riding elephants in the Thailand capital of Bangkok.
Emily is an English Literature & American Studies graduate from the University of Birmingham. In her spare time she enjoys cruising around B-town in her pink hummer limo, whilst topping her travel bucket list is to eat at every Hard Rock Café in the world – #luxury. Having recently spent a year studying in Canada, she looks forward to returning so she can explore more of it.
Marketing Development Manager
Dilan enjoys meeting new people and listening to their interesting stories. He graduated in Media & Communications in 2012 and has since explored the world of marketing. In his spare time he can be found watching the latest releases on the silver screen, keeping up to date with the world of boxing or training hard down the gym and sweating over blankets.
Ibrahim Zulfqar’s natural leadership was first realised as an Accounts Manager on both the iGap Travel Guide and Luxury Travel Guide. Since then he has moved exclusively to the Luxury Travel Guide where he ensures each magazine launch runs smoothly as Project Manager. Ibrahim also guides and mentors other members of our Account team and is without doubt the go-to man for the Luxury Travel Guide. In his spare time Ibrahim loves Gorilla trekking.
Having recently completed his gap year, Rocky Singh is perfectly suited to his role as Project Manager for the iGap Travel Guide. Whether it is drawing on his experience of learning Thai Boxing in Phuket or partying at Hideout in Croatia it goes without saying that Rocky knows what young travellers are looking for. Since returning to the UK, Rocky has begun training for the Ironman competition.
Clint is an integral and popular member of the team. Working closely with the other Award Directors he plays a vital role in ensuring the awards programs are organised and run smoothly. Outside of the office he is a keen swimmer and salsa dancer.
Born in Braila, Roxana arrived in the UK in 2011 to undertake a Master’s degree at the University of Birmingham in Tourism Business Administration. Following the completion of her degree Roxana remained in Birmingham working for two years in administration for Malmaison Hotel Du Vin and Jurys Inn Hotel Group. Roxana joined the Fenice Media team in 2015 as an Awards Administrator.
Norman Lee is a down-to-earth and friendly figure at Fenice Media making him perfect for his role as an Account Manager. Norman’s role involves management of a large portfolio of accounts, liaising with companies all over the world and dealing with all aspects of their needs. He also works with the award winning design team for the production of the Luxury Travel Guide and iGap Travel Guides as well as building new territory and maintaining existing relationships.
Vinny is one of the newest members to the Fenice Media team, He is abit of a joker and always dresses to impress. He is an avid Supporter of Liverpool FC and never misses a game, even compares himself to Steven Gerrard as a player. In his spare time you can find Vinny playing football or in a casino losing at poker.
Michael graduated from the University of the West of England, and joined the Corporate LiveWire team towards the end of 2015. In his spare time he enjoys photography and music and he also volunteers for an animal rescue centre.
With a background in customer service and sales, Kerry has a passion for travel, particularly Australia, which she has extensively explored. Her thirst for trying new things has led her to meeting people from all over the world where her approachable and friendly manner has meant she has made some great friends along the way.
Ben is the newest addition to the Luxury Travel Guide team, and is the fastest typer around. With an extensive love of video gaming, he is a great asset to the company giving love to all the office with his big personality.
Ben is an Account Manager at Fenice Media. He graduated with a first-class degree in Sport Journalism from the University of Bedfordshire in 2014. An avid petrolhead, Ben keeps his hand in journalism outside of work, via his involvement in a prominent motor racing podcast. Ben also has a wide-ranging music taste and enjoys card games.
Stuart has a background in customer service and sales, he joined Fenice Media so he could become a sales guru. He is a massive football fan - English & European, he also has a passion for collecting model Italian cars. In his spare time, Stuart can be found trying to play golf or playing online poker; His biggest dream is to go to Las Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker tournament.
Imogen is a Russian and Italian graduate from the University of Bristol. In her spare time she enjoys pondering her Desert Island Disc song choices (Jessica by The Allman Brothers), watching YouTube conspiracy theory videos and dressing her red toy poodle in leisurewear. Her most shameful experience was her university personal statement and/or a visit to a Russian bathhouse where she was beaten with sticks. She makes a mean mojito and really, really likes hangover toast.
Head Of Finance
Joseph Richmond is Head of the Finance Team at Fenice Media. He is an extremely affable character who can talk to anyone about anything. At weekends he is Batman, Daryl Dixon and Moonkin the Owlbear. When he is not hard at work he can often be found attending cosplay events.
Senior Credit Controller
Michael is the longest serving member in the accounts team to date. He is very passionate about sports such as Football and Boxing but as a Liverpool supporter has to dig up the past. Also he is interested in travelling around the world and wants to visit every continent before he reaches 30 as new places spring new ideas.
Shad joined the Fenice Media Accounts Team in February 2017; where he has catapulted himself into the role of Credit Controller. His attention to details allows no discrepancy to be overlooked, while a healthy obsession with organisation facilitates a steady stream of business. As an active Vegan, Shad enjoys cooking healthy meals and practicing Yoga in his free time. If he is not outside hiking or cycling Shad can be found training for marathons in the gym.
Jade joined our Accounts Team in early 2016. She has experience in a variety of customer service roles. She’s young and ambitious, with a determination to succeed and grow in her department. On weekends, she likes to watch Netflix and snuggle with her Pomeranian puppy. Don’t be fooled by her lack of ability to brush her hair in the mornings, her organisation skills are always on point.
As our chief travel administration manager, Jenny ensures the smooth running of Fenice Media’s travel department. Her grasp on databases and excel spread sheets makes her a vital member of the Fenice team, beloved by colleagues and clients alike.
As our chief data administrator, Dan Kells ensures that each database program is setup and organised in the most efficient manner. If databases and excel spread sheets were poetry then Dan would be a multiple laureate winner. In his spare time he loves watching action films and catching up on his favourite TV shows.
Tom is a well regarded member of the team who is responsible for all of Fenice Media’s data handling. Tom is a huge fan of sport from both sides of The Atlantic being a supporter of both Hartlepool football club as well as The New York Yankies. Tom enjoys eating American food alongside its sport which makes for a good excuse to holiday there every other year.
Ryan graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in IT Management, and soon found his way to Fenice Media. After starting as an intern, he quickly earned himself a full time position. Away from work, he can be found making paper models or following his beloved Manchester United.