Former regional newspaper editor and NCTJ qualified journalist with more than 18 years of experience in media at local, regional and national level. 

As a Group Editor for Newsquest I was in charge of 18 leading newspaper brands and digital platforms with responsibility for managing and training a large editorial team, many of whom have gone on to work for national titles. 

I tend to specialise in human interest, community-focussed stories whether hard news or lighter features and use documentary-style video, audio and photography to further bring content to life across digital platforms. 

As a media and communications consultant, I have a track record for writing successful press releases and thought pieces for trade press as well as local, regional and national press. Recent stories based on my press releases have appeared in titles including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Municipal Journal, the BBC and the TES.