The Team

The Editor

Lee launched ‘The B44’ in January 2011 after seeing the successful rise of other hyperlocal blog sites.

Apart from a three-year stint at the University of Leicester where he studied Economics he has spent his whole life living in the B44 area of Birmingham.

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Andy Mabbett

Andy Mabbett is a freelance writer and consultant. He helps large and small organisations to understand the web, social media, blogging, and Wikipedia.

Having grown up neighbouring B42, he has been a B44 resident since 1995.

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