Martin Townsend has been a journalist for 40 years, including four years as Editor of OK! magazine and seventeen years as Editor of The Sunday Express. At OK! he secured the world exclusives for the weddings of David and Victoria Beckham and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. At the Express he broke the biggest Royal exclusive in 20 years – the romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Martin is the author of ‘The Father I Had’, an acclaimed biography about growing up with a father who suffered from bi-polar disorder. He won a MIND award for the book and another for The Sunday Express’s ground-breaking Crusade for Better Mental Health. After making the move into PR he advises clients on all aspects of dealing with national and local media and is particularly involved in Pagefield’s work for clients in arts and culture, and education.