about & work with me


Would like to partner on a project to promote your brand or your business on Midlands Trade? I’m open to collaborations and suggestions.

  • Product and service reviews
  • Writing articles and posts
  • Publishing guest posts
  • Hotels and Product Reviews

The content of this website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about the business, product or service here presented.

I will accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, meal offers and other forms of compensation from companies and organisations. And I will give my honest opinion on any review written here.

If you are a PR  company and wants to work with me, please contact me at midlandstradeuk@gmail.com or simoneanjos@gmail.com

Sponsored and Guest posts: 

I can write posts ( if the content fits on my blog, of course), or in special cases, I can accept relevant sponsored posts writing by a sponsoring company ( or third party). I will then include links at the bottom of the text explaining that your company has sponsored it.


I can review your product here as well but I will only do it if it is a product that would be interesting to me and I would buy it anyway. This way, I can give my honest opinion about it. Eco-friendly brands are more than welcome to be featured here. I care a lot about the future of our planet. :O) Drop me a message here to know more about it.


Do you need someone to write about your business? Feel free to keep in touch via simoneanjos@gmail.com.

Who am I?

euI’m a Brazilian journalist ( Now also British by citizenship and heart <3) with over 10 years of experience. I currently live in Birmingham, UK, since 2011 and I’m the founder of Midlands Trade.

I am a vegetarian with a total passion for plant-based food.

I like to think I’m powered by music and I spend a lot of time writing and reading as well. I’m fascinated with independent business and all thing related to Birmingham and West Midlands.

It’s on Midlands Trade that I publish most of my stuff, but I also have written for Weekend Notes, Sounds and Colours and other online publications sometimes.

Eating sushi, collecting kokeshi dolls and reviewing pubs and restaurants are also my hobbies.

I have an adorable cat called Dougal, which is my current inspiration for everything I do. My other half, Rob Dann, is the photographer responsible for the most stunning images published on the website.

I have been working as a Portuguese and English teacher, translator, interpreter, and watch technician ( Multi-task person, I know!) along the years too but journalism is my real deal.


Photos| Rob Dann


What is Midlands Trade?

Midlands Trade is a blog about business made in Brazil and Europe founded in 2014. The idea is to present what people in Brazil would like to know about Europe businesses and vice versa.

To make this link between Europe and Brazil, we focus on business opportunties, the travel industry, lifestyle and wellness.

My official Accounts:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/midlandstrade

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/midlandstradeuk/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/moluska/

Google + – https://plus.google.com/u/1/101938604818536910613

You tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6SFuzGcNzqdSWJGcEdbLRQ

Pinterest –  https://uk.pinterest.com/simone_ribeiro/

Hashtag: #MidlandsTrade


What we do?

I like talking about products, places, services, food, drinks and people I admire. Those who I’d like my readers to know about them! For this reason, I’m always preparing some special content out & about at Midlands Trade. And I’m ready to be surprised!

Meet The Business| –  It’s a post/interview about featuring services and products of independent businesses from all over Europe and Brazil. Drop me a message to midlandstradeuk@gmail.com to know how to participate. And check the businesses already featured in at the website here.

Hashtag: #MeetTheBusiness

Accommodation | – As important as your holiday trip is the accommodation you chose staying. We just love travelling and presenting the best hotels, b&b, hostels and any type of inn around. Please, contact me at midlandstradeuk@gmail.com if you want to see your business presented and reviewed here. Read more about our featured businesses here.

Eat | Drink | Do| – There is always new restaurants, bars, coffee shops, other types of attractions and place to go or simply new products in the market to talk about. We like spreading the news about all of them here. We welcome restaurants, bars, shops, coffee shops and business people to be reviewed here. Just send a message to us and we do the rest.

Meet The Breweries | – We also going to talk about beer!  But not the bog standard ones, the crafted ones! Our space is here. So if you have a brewery and wants to be featured at our Meet The Breweries, please, keep in touch and we do the rest!

Hashtag: #MeetTheBreweries

How big is Midlands Trade?

Midlands Trade started in 2014. In numbers it means 310 posts,  133, 842 blog views, 121.584 unique visitors according to last stats checked in February 2017. We’re always trying to improve these figures making better content for you!

More questions?

For more general information about the blog contact midlandstradeuk@gmail.com

For PR/Business enquiries please also email me at midlandstradeuk@gmail.com or simoneanjos.jor@gmail.com

Or send me your enquires here:

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