Richard Tomkins

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Full name: Richard Tomkins

Area of interest: Features - chief feature writer

Journals/Organisation: Financial Times

Email: richard.tomkins@ft.com

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Website: FT.Com / Richard Tomkins

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Education: King Edward’s School, Birmingham

Career: Before journalism: a factory worker, a truck driver, a restaurant cashier, a civil servant, an assistant private secretary to a government minister. Joined FT in 1983 after serving a four-year apprenticeship with his local newspaper. FT roles: Transport correspondent, financial reporting, marketing correspondent, FT’s New York bureau correspondent, consumer industries editor from 2001/6

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Awards/Honours: Business Journalist of the Year Awards, Business Journalist of the Year, 2003; David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism, 2007

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Column name: on Consumer Culture (column ended Feb. 2006)

Remit/Info: Consumer goods sector: advertising, marketing and brands; specialises in feature-length articles that try to understand and explain consumer trends

Section: Business life

Role: Consumer industries editor

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Email: richard.tomkins@ft.com

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Day published: Tuesday

Regularity: Weekly

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  • The new self-satisfaction - Tucked away at the top end of Monmouth Street in London’s Covent Garden, just opposite Bang & Olufsen, is an erotic emporium called Coco de Me - 6th March 2006

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