Gary Baker MA founded Wales and West Media Ltd in 2007 and works within journalism and PR across all sectors of media, from TV, radio, sport, print and new and social media.
Gary has written for all the London-based tabloid and broadsheet papers and worked with clients from many different industries, from childrens charites to recyling and, particularly, sport.
He is a Masters degree graduate in entrepreneurship and business development and founded Welsh business magazine SME Wales in 2013. In 2014, after working with a client within the umbrella of national governing body Sport Wales for ten years, he founded Welsh Sport magazine.
Gary has worked within Welsh organisations to bring major events to the Principality, most proudly the British Cycling National Road Race Championships in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2014.
He has worked with many people on developing business PR strategies within their sport, and, as a former sports editor and writer, knows what it is like on the ’other side of the desk’ when press releases and pictures land in the inbox.
Gary has written for newspapers and websites at some of the biggest sporting events in the world, such as the Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. The proudest of all, however, was working for 17 days, with an Access All Areas media accreditation, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. This is his personal gold medal.
Gary is a member of national bodies the Sports Journalists Association and the Rugby Union Writers Club. He is also a long-term member of many business clubs in Wales and the West of England.
His teenage daughter means everything to him but he also enjoys rugby union, walking, films, cyclling and the company of friends – and is somewhat known for an ability to scout out cheap train tickets on the internet.