Meet the team

Steve Sandiford

Steve is Managing Director of Postal Advertisers Limited, taking over from Mr Brian Wooby who set up the business in 1994. The titles Steve works on are The Shipston on Stour Advertiser, The Fosse Way Advertiser and The Campden & Broadway Advertiser.

He worked as a graphic designer in Shipston for many years, his claim to fame was designing a label for the Norwegian version of Bird's 'Ice Magic' (remember that?!). His graphics background means that he can create an eye-catching advertisement for you that will stand out from the page. He enjoys walking Rosie, the family retriever, followed by a well deserved pint. He dislikes helping out with French homework, and parsnips.

Call Steve on 0800 074 9331 or e-mail wych.design@gmail.com

Ben Thomlinson

Ben is a director of Postal Advertisers Limited and has worked with the company for over ten years. He prides himself on his customer service, and always looks to be on the end of the phone helping customers with whatever they need.  He has a masters degree in Fineart Printmaking and has honed his skills in graphic design over the years.

Ben is a family man with two young girls so enjoys spending time with his family. Other than that Ben runs quite regularly, so if you have any questions about advertising please feel free to run it by the man himself!

He looks after The Chipping Norton Advertiser, The OX15 Advertiser, The Charlbury & Wychwoods Advertiser and The Burford Advertiser.

Call Ben on 0800 074 9321 or email postaladvertiser@gmx.co.uk

Julie Sandells-Smith

The titles Jules works on are The Bicester Town Advertiser, The Bicester Villages Advertiser, The Kidlington Advertiser and The Woodstock Advertiser. 
Jules was a graphic designer for many years in Banbury, working on children’s characters such as Paddington Bear, Spot the Dog, The Snowman and brands such as Marie Claire, Ivory Cats and Country Diary.

Jules works in Hook Norton at the offices of KMS Litho, who do a fine job of printing our Advertiser titles every month. She loves no more than walking her dog, visiting the seaside and taking her camera into countryside.  She is not a fan of tomatoes (yuk) and early mornings! 

Call Jules on 0800 074 9534 or e-mail postaladvertiser@kmslitho.co.uk

Claire Jarvis

Claire is the accounts administrator at the office in Hook Norton, and has been part of the Postal Advertisers team for nearly 14 years. When not at work you can find her in her wellies taking her 2 dogs for a walk.  She enjoys a good chick film with a nice glass of Pinot.

Call Claire on 01608 738104 or email accounts@postaladvertisers.co.uk

Claire Thomlinson

Claire is our Credit Controller and has been working part-time for Postal Advertisers since 2011.  Coming from a strong customer service background, Claire previously managed the Customer Service Department for a large corporate organisation for over 8 years.  This means she is highly focused on delivering a positive customer experience when handling your accounts, with our customers’ interests firmly in mind.


Having learnt to play the piano and ride a horse in her thirties, Claire is not afraid of trying something new.  Her latest challenge is training for the Blenheim triathlon next year!

Call Claire on 07758 210175 or email postaladvertiserpayments@yahoo.co.uk.