Meet the Team

David Parker

Editor / Part Owner

David grew up in Salisbury and launched the paper originally under the name Wilton World in 2004 and changed it to Valley News in 2006. David overlooks the whole operation as well as producing exclusive front-page stories.

David has also worked as a reporter for the BBC, press officer, PR consultant, columnist at the Western Daily Press.

Aside from David’s journalism career, he plays a big part in the community, chairman of the Wilton & District Business Chamber of Commerce. David shows real flare in his stories and has turned a small publication into a prosperous and hugely popular community paper over the past few years.

Karl Plaskett

Co-founder and Marketing Manager

Karl predominantly manages the marketing side of the business and meeting customers’ individual needs. Karl worked with David on the advertising side during his gap year while producing the Wilton World and then a year later deferred his place at Chichester University to do a Bsc in Sports Science, and instead launched Valley News with David. Karl also runs the distribution process and works incredibly long-hours to ensure the company fulfils its potential and succeeds at the highest possible level.

Will Bradley

Assistant Editor

Graduating from Cardiff University in July 2012, Will is Assistant Editor in charge of the Valley News sport and entertainment reports, social media and web-marketing.

Will spent the first three months of 2013 finding himself, travelling around Australia and New Zealand but he is now back and a key part of the local community. Will enjoys supporting local businesses, and working alongside Karl and David, promoting Valley News; at business fairs, networking events and online.

Will attributes the majority of his success to the strong support he receives from his girlfriend Amy Irvine and best friends David Bowman and Charlotte England.

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