Bent's editor is Gordon Hopps; his involvement with the magazine stretches back to the late 1980s when its earliest incarnaion All Points North was launched. Since then, the magazine has undergone numerous changes. It was relaunched in the mid 1990s as North of Watford (NOW) but the logo was challenged by IPC Media who also have a title called NOW. After a number of years, and to prevent a costly court case, North Of Watford underwent another format change and became Bent. Hopps has been involved in all areas of the magazine at different times being Editor in Chief at all the major changes. He also had a successful career as a TV producer and was the original producer of the Mr Gay UK Grand Finals.