Ania Grzesik trained at Chelsea College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. She started her career at F1 Magazine and was involved in the launch of BusinessF1 Magazine and as Art Director of SportsPro and Spectator Business magazines. Ania is the freelance creative director of the Myrtle Press, publishers of best-selling biographies on Grand Prix racing legends Ayrton Senna and James Hunt, actor Richard Burton and most recently soul superstar, Barry White. In the course of researching ‘LAKER’, Ania spent considerable time with the instigator and key protagonists of the unprecedented Laker Airways’ antitrust case against most of Europe’s state-owned airlines. Along with numerous other exclusive interviews and volumes of documents and correspondence, she has unique perspectives on Laker Airways and Sir Freddie that have never before been revealed. Ania is an artist, writer and graphic designer from Stratford-upon-Avon.
Gregory Dix worked with Sir Freddie Laker for twenty years in numerous roles. After obtaining his pilot’s licence and undergoing formative years with British Midland, Monarch and Gatwick Handling, he started with Laker Airways in their Gatwick HQ Operations department managing Laker’s fleet of aircraft on a day to day basis. Greg was sent to New York to run the flagship JFK station for Skytrain and he then set up and managed all Laker’s stations in North America for the rapid expansion of the Skytrain service. After spending over two years in pursuit of Laker’s ‘Globetrain’ inspired routes to the Far East, Australia and beyond, he oversaw Laker Airways’ North American operations to the end. Few people knew Sir Freddie better than Greg, who pointed out “we always seemed to be pushing the limits and doing something worthwhile.” Greg resided in Western Massachusetts and sadly passed away in May 2020.