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Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley

Editor

Mark Hedley is Editorial Director of Square Up Group, overseeing the creative output of 20 different media brands. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 13 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing both Square Mile magazine and its sister title, Hedge magazine. Originally, he began his career as a photographer but rapidly realised, like most great British sportsmen, he was more suited to sitting down. He has a passion for fine wine, fast cars and luxury travel – none of which he can afford, so it’s just as well he became a magazine editor.

Mark Hedley's articles

"People couldn’t imagine it being done." Nims Purja makes the impossible routine

Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE is an extreme high altitude mountaineering legend. Last year, he summited Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, breaking seven world records in the process.

The new Bentley Bentayga 2020: some lead, others follow

The Bentley Bentayga has defined the luxury SUV for the last five years – and the updated version ensures it will remain the industry benchmark

Wine of the week | Rosé

Rosé doesn’t have to mean Provençal pales and Ibiza beach clubs. Whisper it quietly, but there’s more to pink than posing…

Brand Watch | 7L

Seven Layer – or 7L to its friends – is a new apparel brand shaking up the outerwear market, swapping geek for chic

Why we all need The Macallan Double Cask whisky in our life

The Macallan’s latest Double Cask releases aren’t just excellent whiskies – they’re symbols of a better world. And we’re not just saying that because we’ve had a few…

English tradition x Spanish flair: meet Hackett's new head cutter

Mixing English tradition with Spanish flair, Juan Carlos Benito is bringing something a little different to Savile Row. Mark Hedley speaks to both Jeremy Hackett and his new head cutter about the latest chapter for the British brand

Wine of the Week | Claret blends

Bordeaux has become the most investable wine region on the planet, so it’s no wonder that vineyards the world over are trying to bottle its magic. Mark Hedley looks into what makes a claret – and where you can find exciting New World examples

Wine of the Week | Orange wine

From the hint of blush to full Del Monte, orange wines come in all shades and hues. Mark Hedley navigates this increasingly popular style trying five different grapes from five different countries

The ultimate lockdown wine tasting

Three of the best California red wines and the chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers – all in your front room. This is a Zoom meet-up we can get on board with…

How I Built It | Meet the entrepreneurs who left the City to follow their dreams

Our Escape Artist series profiles former City workers who left the Square Mile to follow their dreams...

Wine of the Week | New World cabernet sauvignon

California makes some of the best cabernet sauvignons in the world. Here we taste four of them – as well as two other New World alternatives that bring the fight to the US

REC 901 RWB Collection | Watch of the Week

Danish watch brand REC takes the souls of cars and embodies them in watches – even to the extent of including actual car parts within their construction. A new collaboration with Porsche tuning company RWB has resulted in its most extreme collection yet

Collections | Thom Sweeney SS20

Thom Sweeney is the latest luxury brand to make a stand against COVID-19. Its brand-new e-commerce website not only showcases its SS20 collection but supports two charities taking on the Coronavirus

Wine of the Week | Pinot noir

Since watching Sideways as a postgraduate, Mark Hedley has developed a passion for pinot. Here are four pinot noirs that he thinks are worth a punt

Collections | Allbirds’ new Dasher running shoes

Sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has gone up a gear with its new Dasher running shoe range. The Tree Dasher is made from renewable materials – and provides an alternative to the synthetic masses

Why Harry Winston’s Emerald collection is a cut above

Harry Winston’s 33m Emerald watches are now available to buy. But what’s the story behind one of the most distinctive watch case shapes in recent times?

Telling Time | Ethan Boroian

Ethan Boroian has cooked in Michelin-starred kitchens and tasted some of the finest wine in the world as Moët Hennessy’s youngest ever champagne ambassador. But his first passion before food or drink was actually watches...

The function beneath Dolce & Gabbana's watchmaking form

Dolce & Gabbana’s forays into high watchmaking are becoming increasingly ambitious. Its most recent Manifattura Italiana collection includes its own in-house calibre – not to mention plenty of Italian flair

Wine of the week | English sparkling wine

For the last two decades, English winegrowers have been taking on the French at their own game. Here are three English sparkling wines that give Champagne a run for its considerable money

How I built it | Mary Alice Malone, CEO, Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers has been heeling the well-heeled since 2014. In the first of our new editorial series interviewing entrepreneurs – 'How I built it' – we meet the founder Mary Alice Malone as she branches out from women’s shoes into the men’s market