Pete Wise

Freelance journalist

United Kingdom

I write about people's lives, businesses, charities, technology, travel, products and just about anything else that takes my interest. In my eyes there's no subject too humble or too grand, too serious or too silly.

My readership to date has stretched well into the millions, thanks entirely to the support of great clients like The Guardian, Evening Standard, Independent, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror. Drop me a line if you'd like to add your readers to the tally.

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the Guardian
How an ancient well is bringing northern Namibia water - until funds dry up

When water first flowed from the new community pump in Eenhana this spring, some locals were slow to celebrate. Groundwater has a tainted reputation in this fast-developing, northern Namibian town. Many people in the area still rely on hand-dug wells that double up as watering holes for cattle.

25% of etailers to adopt try before you buy by 2019

Cloud retail management specialist Brightpearl surveyed more than 200 retailers and 4,000 customers in the UK and US about try before you buy. The study indicates 17.5% of retailers have already adopted some type of try-before-you-buy scheme, while a further 8% expect to follow suit at some point in 2018.

Travel writing

The Skinny
Sharks and love from Havana's Malecón - The Skinny

The Malecón is an eight-kilometre promenade and seawall, built in stages between 1901 and 1952 with the express purpose of protecting central Havana from the sea. Quite apart from being a worthy feat of civil engineering, the Malecón is famous for the unique role it has come to play at the heart of Havana's social life.

Gotta Keep Movin'
Red, Rugged & Raw

Travel feature on the island of Madeira, covering levada walking, lizards, laranjada and more.

Business features

On the radar: Manchester

The latest in a series profiling three companies at different stages of business life, looking at the influence the city in which they are based has had on their business journey so far. This month, we explore Manchester.

How to: Expand Your Business To China

Whether you're a start-up or a blue-chip, expanding into China should seem an increasingly attractive business opportunity. The country is home to 25% of global consumer sales, and that market share is growing year-by-year (source: Deloitte ). The question is: if China is such a high-potential market, why isn't every multinational brand trying to do business there?

Product reviews

The Independent
8 best house plants, hanging planters and terrariums to make your home more green

Nature is reclaiming our homes. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, UK houseplant sales jumped 50 per cent last year, and look set to keep growing in 2019. Part of this is undoubtedly down to interior style trends, propagated in fashion prints and over Instagram and Pinterest. We're looking at you, monstera deliciosa.

Evening Standard
8 Best portable barbecues 2019

Sometime, somehow, the UK fell in love with BBQ. These days, we grill outdoors more than any other nation in Europe. Brits held over 135 million barbecues in 2017, from after-work gatherings to full-blown garden parties. Part of what's making the British barbecue craze sizzle is the improved quality of portable barbecues.

BBC Good Food
The best espresso machines for making coffee at home

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