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Our Team

Management Team

Roger Adshead
Andrew Barriball
James Howard
Manuel Battista
Geoff Hadwick
Editorial Team

Mike Woof
Pat Smith
Colin Sowman
Mary Sands
Guy Woodford
David Arminas
Sales Team

Dan Emmerson
Philip Woodgate
Yvonne Tindall
Chris Day

Roger Adshead, Chairman

Roger founded Route One Publishing in 1991 and launched World Highways magazine that year. Roger graduated as a civil engineer and majored in traffic engineering. He also worked in tunnel construction before moving into construction publishing in 1980. In his 30-year career he has attended ten Bauma and nine Intertraffic exhibitions plus many IRF, PIARC, and ITS World Meetings and Congresses. He also launched ITS International, Bridge Design & Engineering and Aggregates Business Europe magazines, plus various Chinese and Latin American editions, and numerous publications to mark landmark transportation projects. He was previously a member of the BPA European Advisory Board and is currently a member of the AEM Construction Equipment Marketing Committee.

Tel (direct) +44 7768 178 163

Andrew Barriball, Managing Director and Publisher

Andrew started his working life as a news reporter for the Kuwait Times daily newspaper. On leaving the Middle East he worked for The Westminster Press Group, Reed Business Publishing, IDG Communications and CMP before joining Roger Adshead at Route One as Publisher of ITS International in 1995. Andrew became a director of ROPL in 2006 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2007. Andrew remains the publisher of ITS International and is responsible for overseeing the Daily News projects at Intertraffic in Amsterdam, The ITS America Annual Meeting and The ITS World Congress.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612057

James Howard, Internet, IT & Data Services Director

James started his career in publishing at Morgan-Grampian in 1998, working in advertisement sales for Catering magazine. He was promoted to Advertising Manager before moving to International Construction as Associate Publisher. At AP Information Services he worked on directory and database publishing, implementing Internet and database systems to manage the company‘s data. He was head hunted for a dot-com in 2000. In 2001 James joined Route One Publishing, developing their electronic publishing and database systems.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612070

Manuel Battista, Sales Director

Manuel is fluent in three languages and has over 20 years of international sales experience in B2B publishing, conferences, exhibitions and events. Prior to joining Route One in 2006, he was Group Sales Manager at Emap Communications, the business publishing division of Emap plc, in charge of sales across several magazines, conferences and events. Manuel is primarily responsible for sales on World Highways; but does work across the portfolio. Other responsibilities include being invited by several industry related associations to chair and moderate leading conferences across Europe.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612069

Geoff Hadwick, Publishing Director of World Highways and Aggregate Business Europe and ROPL‘s editorial director

Geoff is a widely experienced publisher and editor, having run a number of leading business-to-business publications and real-time online news and data services. He has edited seven different titles over the years (including four weeklies) and has published a dozen more. Geoff also has considerable experience of running and developing face-to-face events such as awards, conferences and debates and has won the PPA Editor of the Year, PPA Campaign of the Year and PPA Magazine of the Year awards amongst others. His event management experience includes running the UK‘s biggest annual construction industry exhibition (called SED) for 5 years, as well as an international holiday home show. He has written about all sorts of industries over the years … including the construction, road transport, oil, property, automotive, computing, healthcare, farming, motorcycle and car sectors. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612013

Mike Woof, Editor, World Highways

Mike has over 20 years experience in the international business press, writing about construction and related extraction industries. Prior to joining Route One Publishing in 2005, he edited World Mining Equipment and previously worked at other leading titles such as EMAPs Construction News. He studied mechanical engineering and worked for a time as an engineer, before moving over to journalism in the late 1980s.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612129

David Arminas, Assistant Editor, World Highways
David joined World Highways in October 2014 after a year freelancing for trade and business publications in London. After graduating from the University of Alberta in Canada, he worked in sales and marketing for academic publishers in Canada, the UK and France before moving onto the editorial side in London in the mid-1980s. He has worked on various Reed International titles, was a reporter in Istanbul with the Turkish Times newspaper and was a correspondent for the American news wire agency UPI, United Press International, in Yugoslavia and back in Canada. He also was news editor on Supply Management and FM World, both published by London-based Redactive Media Group.

Tel (Direct): +441322 612073

Patrick Smith, Executive Editor, Aggregates Business Europe/International

Patrick joined Route One Publishing in 1994 from the award-winning Nottingham Evening Post where he was Business Editor for seven years. Having originally worked in the construction industry, he has been a journalist for over 30 years, and is responsible for assisting in producing World Highways, other titles and special publications in Route One Publishing‘s portfolio.

Tel (direct): +44 115 950 8098

Colin Sowman, Editor, ITS International

Initially trained as an engineer, Colin brings more than 20 years’ experience in technical business journalism during which time he has covered the transport, shipping and construction industries. He has previously worked on Commercial Motor, Motor Ship and Contract Journal and has edited magazines in the transport and construction machinery sectors. His more recent freelancing work includes writing for a key supplier of ITS related equipment and examining the use of similar technology in the earthmoving and site preparation sphere. Colin has also regularly been a member of the Daily News editorial team reporting from key industry leading events.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612063

Mary Sands, News Editor, ITS International

Mary has over 15 years’ experience in the ITS market, having produced articles and press releases for Peek Traffic, Gatsometer and Redflex, as well as marketing and organising events in the industry. Mary is responsible for producing daily news items for the Breaking News section of the ITS International website, together with news and products items for the printed magazine.


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Guy Woodford, Editor, Aggregates Business Europe/International

Guy joined Route One Publishing in 2011 after more than eight years at the Nottingham Post, where he was the Crime Correspondent. Prior to that he worked as a senior reporter at the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, Hampshire, at the Lancashire Evening Post in Preston, Lancashire, and as a reporter at The Kirkintilloch Herald, a North Glasgow-based weekly newspaper. He has been a journalist since 1998 and became the Editor of Aggregates Business Europe/International in July 2014, after more than two-and-a-half years as Assistant Editor of World Highways. He is also involved in producing special publications for Route One Publishing, including live at show Daily News print and Construction TV.TV channel video editorial.

Tel (direct): +44 (0) 115 950 8098
+44 (0) 7879 408 069

Daniel Emmerson, Sales Director

Dan joined Route One in 2007 and has worked in an array of industry sectors in his 17 years in publishing, including Dental, Education, International Trade, Horticulture, Office Products and of course Transportation and Quarrying. In this variety of sectors he has always worked with his clients to help them achieve their marketing goals and get maximum return on their investment. Dan is primarily responsible for sales on ITS International; but does work across all ROPL brands.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612068

Philip Woodgate, Sales Director

Philip has over 25 years publishing experience. He has worked on international magazines, websites, exhibitions and conferences in many different markets. Philip is responsible for advertising revenue on Aggregates Business Europe and World Highways magazines and their associated supplements, websites and eNewsletters.

Tel (direct): +44 1322 612067

Yvonne Tindall, Sales Manager

Yvonne started her publishing career at Morgan-Grampian working in sales on Building Design, Building Refurbishment, What‘s New in Building and What‘s New in Marketing. After 5 years, she moved to Australia where she worked in the fashion industry and in the Marketing Department of the Sydney Water Board. Yvonne joined Route One Publishing in 1996; she works across the portfolio on the magazines and supplements with specific responsibility for the Classified Section of World Highways.

Tel (direct): +44 1622 844027

Chris Day, Digital Sales Manager

Chris joins Route One Publishing with a commitment to drive our online and digital platforms forward and will oversee all E-Media products, including eNewsletters and websites, across all ROPL tittles. He comes with a wide experience of b2b publishing having worked across various publications within the facilities management, private equity and confectionery sectors.


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