MyTime Media Ltd publishes a range of specialist hobby and craft magazines and operates a number of hobby events and online hobby websites with a wide range of topics including radio controlled models, woodworking, equestrian, quilting and model engineering.

Business Leaders

Peter Harkness

Peter is Chairman of MyTime Media and co-founded the business with Owen Davies in 2006. He is Chairman for several companies including INK – which is responsible for over a quarter of the world’s in-flight media, Chrysalis VCT plc – an investment company focusing on the SME sector. Since 1986 he has owned or led an impressive number of media companies in association with 3i PLC and his past directorships include Datamonitor, Walker Greenbank and Precise Media (now part of WPP). In his leisure time Peter is vice-chairman of ‘The Cheltenham Trust’ – a charity which operates out of several cultural and leisure venues.  He also farms pedigree sheep in the Cotswolds.


Owen Davies
Chief Executive

Owen is Chief Executive of MyTime Media. He has extensive experience in the media sector, having worked for DMGT plc at group level, as finance director of its local newspaper business and as managing director of its local community website division. Previously, he worked in commercial roles for Unilever plc, as a management consultant in the retail and leisure divisions of PwC and for Bass plc in their group financial planning division. He has broad experience in restructuring and in mergers and acquisitions and prior to setting up MyTime Media, he acted as finance director of a quoted magazine company. Since he founded the business in 2006 with Peter Harkness, he has worked with three private equity partners; Endless, Exponent and Chrysalis to grow and develop the group.