It’s that time of the year again when we prepare our pens and notebooks for a fresh new term, and frantically search for our only piece of white clothing that’s somehow survived multiple mixed washes to pair with its red counterpart.

Adorning our September cover is none other than influential grime rapper Stormzy, who will be headlining this year’s MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling Music Festival. Head on inside for a bio on the man behind the mic.

This issue, we delve into the background of start-ups, and take a look at the nature of family-owned businesses. Also in this section, we take a look into how we can keep our money safe with a little help from the GFSC, and interview new head of underwriting at PUL, James Andlaw.

When you think of Japan, skiing probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, and yet the north island of this incredible country is perfect for just that! Even during off-season, Hokkaido can offer some reprieve from the hectic and eclectic prefectures of Tokyo or Osaka. Ever wondered what it’d be like to climb Everest? Joe takes us from the Rock to a hard place as he talks about his expedition (which saw him become the first local to reach such a height on any mountain) ahead of his plans to reach the summit. Also in leisure, we unearth an old Spanish treasure – namely a very large, very old collection of riojas whilst Julia investigates some ethical, sustainable alternatives.

And as you may have noticed by now, we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our summer ‘digest’ size just yet, and neither were you! Due to all your lovely messages pouring in over summer, we decided to stay just the way we are. Handbags, briefcases, and tired arms rejoice!