Sid Ryan is a media-coordinator with The Bristol Cable and Freedom of Information Act specialist. Starting out at the non-profit Request Initiative, sending requests on behalf of charities and NGOs, he progressed to joining the Centre for Investigative Journalism on the Bertha Foundation Fellowship Programme. Over that period, he investigated widespread fire safety defects in Private Finance Initiative hospitals and co-founded the pressure group People vs PFI to campaign for a resolution to a failed policy that most people seem to have forgotten about. Representing himself, he has brought three cases to the Information Rights Tribunal, trying to expand journalists reach into the inner workings of failing private sector contractors.