Matthew Pike is a Blogger, Freelance Writer and Editor of Men’s fashion, design and lifestyle blog Buckets & Spades. Based in Lancashire, England but frequently travelling to work on brand projects, he loves exploring new towns and cities to discover the best independent coffee shops, design stores, brands and creatives the UK has to offer. Pike used his background in Fashion Marketing and E-Commerce to build up his blog, and nine years on Buckets & Spades collaborate regularly on large-scale and targeted projects.
Check out the blog at www.bucketsandspadesblog.com, or to hear more from Matthew you can find him at @mat_buckets on Twitter and Instagram.
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