About us – Newtrade Media

At Newtrade Media we are a team of hard workers, creative thinkers, spreadsheet heroes, events masterminds, news hounds… and most important of all, collaborators. We love working together to share ideas and support each other, and we all have the ultimate end goal of helping to support, develop and inspire the fantastic independent convenience retail and wholesale community.

Our values

Together, we: have the courage to stand out; adapt, disrupt and make a difference; create opportunity for our partners and each other; infuse passion and excitement into our work. Together means we respect, support and celebrate with each other.

Meet our leadership team

Parin Gohil

Parin Gohil

Managing Director

I’ve been working at Newtrade Media since 2016 – taking on the role of managing director in 2018. Whilst my background is in business and finance management, I’m incredibly passionate about helping independent retailers run more profitable businesses. The team at Newtrade Media are fantastic – their passion and energy show through their work every day, and I’m excited for the future of our company. Outside of work, my two small boys and Arsenal keep me busy!

Natalie Reeve

Head of Commercial

Natalie is a creative thinker and leads our commercial team in consistently exploring opportunities for leading FMCG companies to engage with independent retailers and wholesalers across the UK and Ireland through Newtrade’s portfolio of products – print, digital, events and insight. Natalie was promoted to Head of Commercial after three exceptional years as an Account Director at Newtrade and over 10 years heading up a media company in Europe. Natalie is the lead singer in a rock and blues duo, a published author, a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur fan and a self-confessed chipaholic!

Samantha Gunston

Head of Events

Samantha joined Newtrade in 2015. She’s responsible for bringing Newtrade’s content to life, concentrating on the strategy, development and delivery of the Local Shop Summit, Independent Achievers Academy and our bespoke events. With 14 years’ experience, she understands the power of events and provides effective ideas and insights that make a difference to independent retailers’ businesses. Outside work you’ll probably find her a gig, or with her head in a good book.

Kate Daw

Head of Marketing

I’ve been working at Newtrade for 9 years – with my role taking me from circulation to marketing. I love working out what makes our audience and customers tick and using our marketing campaigns to engage them with our products. Outside of work I enjoy running…sometimes for sport, but mainly after my two small children.

Louise Banham

Editor in chief

Louise looks after print titles RN, Retail Express and Better Wholesaling Insight, as well as content on betterRetailing.com and betterwholesaling.com. She’s been writing about the independent convenience sector for 12 years. Prior to Newtrade, Louise worked at ZenithOptimedia and the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (a think tank for the financial services industry). Louise regularly performs as an actress, dancer and singer.

Join the team

If you like what you’re reading on our website, and are looking to join a team of hard-working, collaborative and passionate people, then we’d love to hear from you.

Current job vacancies can be found here:

Trusted by the industry's best companies

Newtrade Media really understand the independent convenience sector which means they are able to offer us a range of solutions for our retail and wholesale trade marketing campaigns, whether that’s print, digital or in-person events’.

– Susan Nash, Trade Communications Manager, Mondelez International