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

Ben Thomlinson

Ben is a director of Postal Advertisers Limited and has worked with the company for over fifteen 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

Julie Sandells-Smith

Jules has been with the Postal Advertisers for over 10 years and is a graphic designer, and has enjoyed working on projects for Paddington Bear, The Snowman and Tracey Beaker. She strives to achieve an excellent service to all customers. 
Jules works on The Bicester Town Advertiser, The Bicester Villages Advertiser, The Woodstock Advertiser and The Kidlington West Advertiser. Jules is part time and works from her home office (Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur am).
In her spare time, Jules loves to spend time with her family and dog and likes to visit the seaside and play parks, and enjoys an ice-cream or two!

Call Jules on 0800 074 9534 or e-mail

Claire Jarvis

Claire is the accounts administrator at the office in Hook Norton, and has been part of the Postal Advertisers team since 2002, and has now swapped the wine bottle for baby bottles. Claire and her partner Pete have Louie who is nearly 4 and another bundle of joy on the way in March 2022.  She enjoys the country life with Pete, Louie and dogs.

Call Claire on 01608 738104 or email

Claire works Monday to Thursday, she is not in the office on Fridays.

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 0800 0749321 or email