I graduated from Bournemouth University in 1995 with a BA Hons in Advertising, Media & Marketing.
Following a stint as a PR assistant for an agency specialising in the marine and equestrian sector, I started working for a specialist marketing agency ‘Education & Youth’, and later ‘Education Connections’.
This was a whole new world to me, and at that time still a new area for marketing. Our job was to help brands, charities and government departments communicate with children in the classroom through high quality, legitimate teaching materials for teachers. We were one of the leading education communications companies in the UK.
For the next 17 years, I loved every second (almost) of developing creative, inspiring, engaging and quality resources for schools. We created curriculum resources and lesson plans, workshops, training sessions, events, exhibitions, websites and more. I worked with The British Army, Dogs Trust, Mars, Tesco, British Gas, The Home Office, The British Heart Foundation and many more.
As Account Director for many years, I ran a close-knit, efficient team to deliver many successful projects. Our last, the STEM schools workshops programme we developed for The British Army, being short-listed for an Education Resources Award in 2013.
In my spare time, I was writing newsletter and magazine articles and providing marketing support to local businesses.
I chose to go freelance in 2011 after starting a family. I continue to work with some long-standing clients such as Dogs Trust, whom I have worked with since 1997, and I have a variety of other clients that utilise my services for ad-hoc projects from copywriting to brainstorming, market research and marketing consultancy and project management.
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