Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley


Mark Hedley is Managing Director of Threadneedle Media, the publisher of Square Mile, Foodism, Escapism and HEDGE magazines. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 18 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing the title. 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 the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine.

Mark Hedley's articles

The King of Diamonds has turned 125 in style

This March would have been Harry Winston’s 125th birthday. The jewellery brand is celebrating the occasion with a diamond that lives up to his legacy

The Audi e-tron Sportback lights the way forward

The steady march of EVs continues – and Audi’s new e-tron Sportback 55 Quattro is certainly helping to light the way

Why Bugatti still has the X Factor

Bugatti's new ownership has down nothing to slow down the hypercar brand. Its new Bolide is just as bonkers as ever

Why the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is the best car that's launched all year

We all know 2020 needs a good kick up the arse. How better to do that than spinning the rear wheels of the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder?

The Tech List 2020

Whether you want to be a pro rider, race car driver or couch potato, here’s our favourite new technology of 2020

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost: listen carefully…

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost offers the most serene drive of any car ever. But how has the British marque made its best-selling model even better?

Hammer time | Five Patek Philippe watches from the pre-Nautilus era

Since its foundation in 1839, Patek Philippe has made some of the world’s most prestigious timepieces. Here are five of highly investable references up for auction with Phillips this November

Vacheron Constantin does the double this Autumn

With more than 265 years in the game, Vacheron Constantin has a lot of history to honour. This Autumn, it’s celebrating this heritage with two exhibitions well worth your time…

Hammer time | Philippe Dufour Anniversary Simplicity N°00/20

Philippe Dufour is arguably the world’s greatest living watchmaker. His Anniversary Simplicity N°00/20 – the first in his latest and quite possibly last watch series – is being auctioned by Phillips this November

Audi gets its RS in gear

Ingolstadt’s fastest wagon, the Audi RS6, just got even quicker. But Mark Hedley asks if it's the best performance estate on the market

"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 jacked in the Square Mile to build something fresh