Rupert Bates, one of the leading property journalists in the country, is editorial director of Show House and What House Digital and is a co-founder of the business, having covered the new homes industry for 25 years.
Rupert has appeared regularly on national television and radio, giving his views on the housing market and has been a judge for many property industry awards, as well as the recipient of several awards himself.
Rupert also hosts the annual What House? Awards, the oscars of the housebuilding industry and is property correspondent of The Field magazine.
Alongside his magazine work, Rupert worked for The Daily Telegraph covering property and sport for 20 years and has covered five Rugby World Cups.
Isla trained as a journalist on her local paper in Southeast England and has since worked on magazines and websites across the UK, South India and the UAE; covering topics ranging from travel and entertainment to business and banking. Isla moved to Dubai in 2008 as the Editor of Private Equity and Hedge Funds Middle East. She spent the next eight years producing business and financial content across a variety of platforms including websites, magazines, e-newsletters, books, events, broadcast and contract publishing. She has reported from events across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. Isla holds a BA in English Literature from Bath Spa University and a post graduate qualification in Production Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
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