Some facts about me:
I recently returned to freelancing having spent five and a half years as Communications Manager for the International Tourism Partnership and the Youth Career Initiative; both programmes of Business in the Community. There I was solely responsible for their PR, digital and social communications, web content and marketing materials. I was editor of the highly respected Green Hotelier magazine.
I previously worked in editorial at the Radio Times (the UK’s leading listings magazine) for six years before turning to freelance journalism in 2006.
Before the Radio Times my career included stints in the BBC World News press office, at Girl Talk magazine, at BBC Worldwide, licensing toys across Europe for Teletubbies at the height of their popularity, and at health focused PR company, Santé.
I’ve been with my partner for more than 25 years (since college) and we have two daughters.
I drive a fairly ugly red plumber’s van with windows.
I like guinea pigs more than cats.
One of my most embarrassing memories involves me, a Dalek and Graham Norton.
I can’t draw. At all.
I’m quite accident prone.
I have a before-they-were-famous story about me and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon.
I’m more handbags than shoes.
I’ve seen Michael Buerk dance.