Tom Bristow has been a journalist for 12 years and spent the last six years establishing an award-winning investigations team at one of the largest regional publishers in the UK. The Archant Investigations Unit focuses on holding local power to account, including councils, health authorities, the police and businesses. Under his leadership, the investigations unit has won numerous awards, including Regional Press Awards, the Paul Foot Award and has been shortlisted three times at the British Journalism Awards. He also produced an award-winning, investigative podcast, with colleague Charles Thomson, into how police allegedly covered up an Essex paedophile ring.
Before that he was the editor of a news site in Berlin called The Local. He now works for Meta’s content team.