Including work published in

Leicestershire and Rutland Food and Drink Guide

and Allen Wright Award-nominated reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We need to talk about poo

March 2019

Practical Action was announced as Winner of the Collaboration Award at the Bond International Development Awards ceremony in March 2019. Against the clock, I wrote the award application and contributed to the script and narration of the accompanying video.

A healthy savoury breakfast pan containing eggs, peppers and spinach
Leicestershire and Rutland
Food and Drink Guide

Since March 2015

My advertorial reviews for Food and Drink Guides, who publish comprehensive guides to eating out that cover 30 regions of the UK as well as online and mobile app editions. I write for the Leicestershire and Rutland magazine.

Practical Action’s
Annual Report 2017-18

December 2018

In previous annual reports, Practical Action had concentrated on listing activities instead of showing impact. I wrote a report that focused on the charity’s achievements and how these contributed to its long-term ambitions.

The Whistle

Since January 2019

The Whistle is an online magazine and community for Leicestershire and Rutland. My features explore the best food, drink and entertainment on offer in the area – from indulgent cocktails to dog-friendly eateries. And maybe even the occasional dog-friendly cocktail…

A man tickling his toddler daughter in the sunshine
Counselling changes lives

January 2018

I oversaw the roll-out of BACP’s new brand narrative and visual identity, which included staff training and creating tone of voice and brand guidelines. The campaign won an award for Best Brand Re-Launch at the 2018 MemCom Membership Excellence Awards.

BBC Radio Leicester

Since August 2018

On Tuesday evenings, you can usually hear me on BBC Radio Leicester’s The A-word. As the programme’s resident What’s On Guru, I present a run-down of the city’s best art, music and theatre events. I sometimes join the Saturday morning team too, reviewing the week’s news stories.

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BACP’s Annual Review 2016-17

December 2017

I project managed, wrote and designed BACP’s Annual Review and Financial Statements 2016/17. This report went beyond basic legal compliance and explored the theme of transformation. It was praised by senior managers, governors and auditors.

Someone pouring tea into a ceramic cup
The Counselling Living Room

April 2016

I created new copy for the website and social media profiles of this successful counselling business. The end result was refreshed copy that was in-keeping with the philosophy of The Counselling Living Room and provided clarity and reassurance to potential clients.

A close up of Leicester's Great Central magazine
Great Central

October 2016 – December 2018

Great Central was Leicester’s bi-monthly newspaper and website covering culture, art and entertainment in the city. In my role as Food and Drink Editor, I focused on the venues, bars, restaurants and shops that form the fabric of Leicester’s nightlife and independent economy.

Membership magazines

September 2015

In this series of five articles, I offer advice to counselling professionals on promoting their work, attracting new clients and working with the media. I cover topics including campaign planning, interview technique and how to connect with influencers using social media.

View of Queens Road in the Clarendon Park area of Leicester, including Salvador Deli and Bar Dos Hermanos
Clarendon Spark

Since April 2014

I’m very lucky to live in a city as vibrant and diverse as Leicester. My blog is my exploration and celebration of the particular, and sometimes peculiar, corner of the city I call home. This personal project allows me to experiment with content structure, design and SEO techniques.