David Floyd, Managing Director
David was one of the founders of Social Spider in 2003. He is publisher of Social Spider Community News’s five community newspapers. He also supports, researches and writes about social enterprise and social innovation, specialising in social enterprise development and social investment.
David is a non-executive director of Significant Seams CIC, a social enterprise which nurtures self-confidence and community, through textile crafts and traditions and Doing Social, a social enterprise supporting inclusive innovation. He is a trustee of Magma Poetry and a fellow of the RSA, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Finance Innovation Lab.
Email: david at socialspider dot com / Twitter: @davidsocialsp / Blog: http://startspreadingnews.medium.com
James Cracknell, Editor-in-Chief
James has edited Enfield Dispatch since its launch in 2018 and also edited Waltham Forest Echo between 2015 and 2020. He is an experienced journalist having previously worked as a reporter for newspapers including South London Press and Uxbridge Gazette. As editor-in-chief James ensures all of our newspapers maintain a high editorial standard and helps to forge new journalism partnerships with outside organisations.
Mark Brown, Development Director
Mark joined Social Spider in 2006. Mark supports, researches and writes about mental health, social innovation and social media. He specialises in projects that bring new perspectives and approaches to mental health and the intersection between social innovation and mental health. Mark’s experience of mental health difficulties puts him at the forefront of a wave of innovators in mental health who utilise the insight provided by their lived experience.
In 2006 Mark originated and edited the national magazine for people with mental health difficulties, by people with mental health difficulties One in Four. Including articles on a variety of lifestyle issues, the magazine helped many people with direct experience to their first opportunities to appear in professional print media. Mark regularly writes and speaks on the intersection between mental health and innovation.
Mark is experienced in facilitating written expression and critical thinking. Mark has worked with organisations such as FutureGov, mhabitat and the Advanced Digital Institute on the discover, definition and design phases of digital mental health applications and services and ran the young people’s mental health digital innovation lab for mhabitat.
Mark delivers social media coverage for mental health events and conferences as part of Beyond the Room.
Mark is a well recognised tweeter and writer on mental health and social action, one of Community Care’s top sixty social care tweeters and is part of the @wenurses team of health tweeters, leading regular mental health themed twitter chats with engaged audiences of health care professionals and patients. His writing on mental health and related topics has appeared in The Guardian, Prospect, the i-paper, New Statesman, Mental Health Today and Shortlist.
Email: mark at socialspider dot com / Twitter: @markoneinfour
Klaudia Kiss, Advertising and Sales Manager
Klaudia joined Social Spider CIC in June 2019 as Advertising and Sales Manager. Her role is critical to ensuring the financial sustainability of our community newspapers. Her academic background is Communication and Media Sciences, Specialised in Marketing and Cultural Industries.
She is a former Branch Manager for a small direct marketing firm in London. She is in love with radio, and used to present a London based live online radio show for 4 years. Former Communication Manager of Budapest located venues and event spaces.
Email: klaudia at socialspider dot com
Luchia Robinson, Editor and Manager of Tottenham Community Press
Luchia joined the Social Spider team in August 2018. She has been responsible for editing and managing Tottenham Community Press newspaper. Previous to this she studied journalism.
Email: tcp at socialspider dot com
Jonathan Duncan, Designer
Jonathan designs our newspapers. He has designed a number of reports commissioned to Social Spider.
Email: jonathan at socialspider dot com
Penny Dampier, Engagement Manager
Penny oversees and manages the membership schemes for our newspapers and is responsible for our HR, managing social media, and the distribution of Waltham Forest Echo. She is also a professional photographer.
Email: penny at socialspider dot com