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. Scroll down for examples of my reporting, travel features, branded content and lifestyle writing.

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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.

Branded content

Laurence Shahlaei: How To Be Your Strongest Self - GSN

There aren't many humans as strong as Laurence Shahlaei. The Cheltenham-born strongman came 4th in 2011 World's Strongest Man, won 2016 Europe's Strongest Man, and has smashed multiple world records along the way.

Ernest Wright
Dance of the Tutu-Maker | Ernest Wright

Amid the movement, fantasy and iconography of classical ballet, the tutu is centre-stage. We spoke to Desiree of Luv Tutus & Costumes to learn how this special garment helps dancers soar.

Lifestyle features

BBC Good Food
Top 10 foods to try in England

English food today is far from stuffy, with international imports and fusions, homegrown crops and fresh seafood. Here, we share 10 must-try foods from around England