I’ll resist telling you my life story, but I thought it was probably worth mentioning a few things about me.
You have clicked on ‘about me’ after all…
Firstly, I’m passionate about both marketing and great writing. My background and training was in journalism (both news and features), however for the greater part of my career I have worked in PR and marketing. What I love is working with individuals or teams who want to either communicate a message or tell people (perhaps the whole world) about their product or service – taking them right from the beginning to where they need to be.
That may be via traditional PR work, or it could be via social media, email marketing, or a website – hopefully it will be via all of these things in a mixed marketing strategy.
I took a small career de-tour into managing and growing a large wedding catering business for a short time, which draws on my skills and expertise in both the food and drink sector and events industry.
More recently I have worked in marketing roles for a range of businesses and the education sector. I have also taken on several major contract roles running strategic communications campaigns for local authorities and not-for-profit organisations.
And what about me? I’m a friendly, personable, honest person. I’m not full of marketing jargon and hot air, I give quality, expert advice. Take a look at some of my testimonials to see how clients feel I fit with their business.
As an aside… I have an obsession with food and vegetable gardening and I live on the outskirts of Stroud with my husband, a chef, and our mischievous young daughter.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Communications strategy and planning
Print and design (creating and leading design projects for marketing material, ie leaflets, posters etc)
Newspaper and radio advertising
Stakeholder engagement (roadshows, exhibitions, public events)
Print and post – direct mailing to residents
Clients & Projects
St Augustine’s Farm (children’s attraction)
Funky Diva Designs (bag designer and sewing school)
Mumbleys Farmhouse (smallholding courses)
Elephant Creative – Associate at this national marketing agency, specialising in legal and education marketing
Woodhouse Sixth-Form College (for Elephant Creative as associate)
Future Cert LPI training (for Elephant Creative as associate)
Stroud District Council
Stroud Ambitions (careers event)
Skills for Stroud (work experience scheme)
Berry Blue Creative Food
The Do Something Tour
Nibley Music Festival (pro-bono 2012/13)
Berry Blue café
Yume Sushi Bars
Old Passage Fish restaurant
Fork Magazine (feature writer)