Meet the Team
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.
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.
Riza & Mike first became involved with Valley News when living in Wilton. Their design-led marketing has enabled Valley News to expand from a parish magazine to a popular tabloid sized full colour monthly edition enjoyed by over 65,000 readers. Sarumbear produce many of the adverts and supplemental page layouts for Valley News and also design and host the website. Their small scale but fully featured approach has helped many small businesses in Wilton and the surrounding area with professional website and marketing campaigns.