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RUSSELL HAYES
FREELANCE JOURNALIST & MOTORSPORT PR

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Hello, I’m Russell Hayes. I am a freelance journalist, founder of Grandstand PR and Director of Printing World Ltd.

Between June 2013 - October 2015, I served as the Deputy Racing Editor at Motorsport News, the UK's largest weekly motorsport newspaper.

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ABOUT ME

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RUSSELL HAYES

FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND MOTORSPORT PR

Having separately studied both Law and English Language and Linguistics at University, I began my career in writing by volunteering. I followed the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Northern Formula Ford 1600 Championship at its rounds across the north of England. My reports were widely published on the BRSCC website.

I then took up my role at Motorsport News, part of the Haymarket Media Group, in June 2012. My role initially involved caring for the paper's Karting section, before I was tasked with reporting on the support series' to the British Touring Car Championship.

I also reported on selected rounds of the British GT Championship in 2015, including its overseas round at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, which was published in both Motorsport News and Autosport.

With the amalgamation of the national departments of both Motorsport News and Autosport, my position as Deputy Racing Editor meant that much of the national racing news each week was published in both publications. I also regularly contributed opinion columns in both.

My reports from each BTCC round were also published in both MN and Autosport.

At the start of 2015, I founded motorsport Public Relations firm Grandstand PR, catering for clients, both drivers and teams, who compete in national racing championships within the UK and overseas.

Due to a family illness, I chose to leave Haymarket Media Group in October 2015 to support a seriously ill family member and become a Director of family business, Printing World Ltd, a print management company operating for 11 years.

  • Date Of Birth: 21 Mar 1985
  • Phone: 07941 931059
  • Email: email@russellhayes.com
  • Address: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Website: http://www.russellhayes.com

WHAT I'M DOING

Journalism
Motorsport PR
Printing

MY SKILLS VALUES

EDITORIAL SKILLS

KNOWLEDGE

90%
85%
85%
80%
  • NEWS WRITING
  • FEATURE WRITING
  • DIGITAL PAINTING
  • MEDIA LAW
  • PRESS RELEASES
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • LITHOGRAPHICAL PRINTING
  • BRITISH MOTORSPORT
  • INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORT
  • SOCCER
  • CRICKET
  • AMERICAN FOOTBALL (NFL)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PRINT MANAGEMENT

LANGUAGE SKILLS

5 YEARS EXPERIENCE

2015-PRESENT PRINTING WORLD LTD
Director
Assuming responsibility for the running of the family-owned print management company, established for over 10 years, due to family illness.
2015 - PRESENT GRANDSTAND PR
Founder
Providing public relations services to motorsport clients competing in national championships within the UK and overseas.
2012-2015 MOTORSPORT NEWS
Deputy Racing Editor
British Touring Car Championship support series' reporter for Motorsport News and Autosport. Sourcing and writing racing new stories for both publications each week. Producing periodical features within Motorsport News, including within the special 60th Anniversary edition of the paper in August 2015.

EDUCATIONAL VALUE

BOLTON SCHOOL BOYS' DIVISION

9 GCSEs graded A-C

2005-2002
RUNSHAW COLLEGE

A-LEVELS

2002-2004
UNIVERSITY OF HULL

LAW

2004-2009
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

(BA) HONS ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS WITH LAW

2010-2012

HOBBIES & INTEREST

SPORTS
Photography
TRAVELLING
CREATIVE WRITING
Music

Work

Blog

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

CONTACT ADDRESS
  • Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 7941 931059
  • Email: email@russellhayes.com
  • Website: russellhayes.com
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