Nick Evans, 59, has been a career journalist for more than 40 years, working mainly in the specialist arenas of public relations and internal communications. He grew up in Birchington during the 1960s and 1970s, leaving school aged 17, in 1977, to become a trainee reporter with the Isle of Thanet Gazette in Margate.
He has worked for large corporations, public sector organisations, PR agencies and newspapers, in a range of writing, design and production roles. For 20 years he ran his own communications business hired by a number of blue chip clients. While resident in Whitstable for more than 30 years with wife Susan, they have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Always interested in the county’s social evolution, Nick has written a number of local books, most notably about the histories of Birchington, Broadstairs, Dreamland amusement park and the East Kent Road Car Company. His latest work, Fuelling The Motoring Age – 100 Years of British Petrol Stations, will be published by The History Press in November 2019.