Amble is a creative community of like-minded folk, banding together to celebrate independent Chester. We’re a social, voluntary group, keen to promote the great stuff, people and places where we live. If you’re a wordsmith, artist, thinker, entrepreneur, or you’ve just got something to say about our small but mighty city, get in touch below.



When she isn't off travelling the world Elle is our creative lead at Amble HQ. Of you're more interested in her personal life her instagram is the bomb!


Gem is Amble's Editor in Chief. When she's not drinking too much gin, you'll find her writing, proofing, overstaying her welcome in coffee shops or running Co-llective Coworking.


Steph Allman

Steph is our social media analyst, contributor and just a busy bumble bee! Loves coffee, whiskey and can often be found on a coffee shop crawl round the city centre! She also runs her own blog on lifestyle and digital marketing tips.

Graham Catlin

Graham has lived in Chester since 1989. After working in local government computing for 25 years, he is now a freelance IT consultant and writer. In his spare time, Graham manages the Chester Civic Trust website and is learning German at Chester University.

Hollie Hines

Having moved up after spending a few years in the big smoke, Hollie lovesthe country/city balance of Chester, and is usually found enjoying a glass or two in our local pubs and wrestling with her dogs around the meadows.

The Undercover Baker

Possibly the worst kept secret in Chester, our undercover baker is best known for messing about in the kitchen. Otherwise, you'll find her on her skates or probably eating tacos.


Yam Kovatch

Yam is one of our photographers and occasionally she writes some stuff too! She likes sitting in cafés, cooking and baking, and just hanging around Chester. She recently opened her own blog all about vegetarian cooking and you can follow her antics on IG.

Chester Elements

A lover of photography, coffee, interrupting conversations and cake. They can be found exploring urban landscapes looking for new compositions or in the studio.

Rob Turner

Rob is our graphic designer, our go-to guy for any illustrations needed for posts on social media or to jazz up any of our articles. You can see his online portfolio linked below.


Amble is bakers, copywriters, graphic designers, teachers, local business owners, resource managers, illustrators, students, photographers and YOU.