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Bruce Hawker é um cidadão britânico que vive no Algarve à cerca de 40 anos. A sua carreira esteve sempre presente nos meios de comunicação social. Na década de 80, Bruce esteve envolvido numa revista Inglesa mensal, chamada Gazeta do Algarve, que foi editada até 1993. Mais tarde, lançou a revista de luxo Algarve Essencial. Na sua carreira como editor Bruce levou a revista Essential Magazine, inicialmente criada no Algarve, a várias partes do mundo, trabalhando em projetos em Lisboa e na Madeira, no Reino Unido, na Irlanda e no Extremo Oriente.

Hoje, as revistas Essencial continuam a ser publicadas no Algarve, Lisboa, Madeira e Macau, sendo Bruce sócio e CEO do Open Media Group. A empresa publica as revistas Essential em Portugal, juntamente com outras, nomeadamente a revista Inside e a revista sobre golfe, Clubhouse Algarve.

O Open Media Group também inclui várias empresas subsidiárias que publicam os jornais regionais, Barlavento e Algarve Resident, bem como revistas para as comunidades francesa e alemã em Portugal. Além de gerir o Open Media Group, Bruce tem uma paixão por escrever artigos referentes a vinhos e comidas para as várias publicações do grupo, sob seu pseudónimo de jornalista Patrick Stuart (a combinação dos nomes de seus dois filhos!). Ele também aprecia arte e fotografia, colaborando com os departamentos editoriais e ajudando a selecionar conteúdos criativos para as publicações.


Bruce is a British national who has lived in the Algarve for nearly 40 years, his career has always been in media. In the 1980’s, he was involved in an English language monthly magazine called the Algarve Gazette which ran until 1993. Later on he went on to launch the Algarve’s luxury lifestyle magazine Essential Algarve. His career as a publisher has taken him to many parts of the world with the Essential Magazine concept that was initially created in the Algarve, working on projects in Lisbon and Madeira, in the UK and Ireland and further afield in the Far East.

Today, Essential magazines are still published in the Algarve, Lisbon, Madeira and Macau and Bruce is a partner and CEO of the Open Media Group. The company publishes the Essential magazines in Portugal along with others such as Inside magazines and the golf magazine Clubhouse Algarve. The Open Media Group also includes various subsidiary companies publishing the regional newspapers Barlavento and Algarve Resident as well as magazines for the French and German communities in Portugal.

As well as managing the Open Media Group, Bruce indulges his passion for food wine writing for various publications in the group under his journalist pseudonym Patrick Stuart (the combination of the names of his two sons!). He also appreciates art and photography, working closely with the editorial departments and helping to select creative content for the publications.

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