Kirstie Pickering

Kirstie Pickering


Kirstie Pickering is a business journalist based in West Sussex, England.

Since 2014, Kirstie has worked in newsrooms covering business, startups and aviation, most recently as Head of Content at UK startups news platform Maddyness. She is now a freelancer covering the startup ecosystem and beyond. Outside of work, Kirstie is an avid traveler and lover of hiking, with her most recent adventures including trips to Canada and Slovenia.


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