I’m a Merseyside-based, award-winning freelance journalist and editor specialising in business and finance news and reporting, food and drink, travel and motoring. I worked for Trinity Mirror in a variety of positions, have contributed to national newspapers and magazines and been involved in the production of several business books.
Contributor to thebestof.co.uk/liverpool, Elderjuice, qlocal, placenorthwest, Liverpool Confidential, Liverpool Food and Drink Guide 2012, consultancy work with The Mersey Partnership.
Business Features Editor, Liverpool Daily Post and LDP magazine (2008-2010):Responsible for business content across daily, weekly and monthly platforms.
Editor Special Business Publications, Trinity Mirror NW (2004-2008): editor of Vision, a business/lifestyle publication; Hot 100, a guide to fast growing companies and Think Big, advice magazine for small businesses.
In addition food critic for Space magazine and motoring correspondent for Living Edge magazine in Cheshire.
Former Daily Newspaper Journalist of the Year.
Sir Ian McCartney, former MP and chairman of the Labour Party: “Journalists are as unpopular as politicians but I have genuinely found you to have integrity and can be relied on to be fair and objective.”
Nick Garbutt, former head of corporate affairs, Yorkshire Bank, on presenting Daily Newspaper Journalist of the Year award: “Pieces were meticulously researched and crisply delivered. Investigative reporting of the highest standard.”
Educated: Singapore, Hartlepool Grammar, Central University of Lancashire.
Teams: Hartlepool United, Lancashire Cricket Club (2011 champions)
TV show: Dragon’s Den, The Apprentice
Movies: A Man for All Seasons, A Mission to Mars, Solaris (original)
Admire: Lance Armstrong, Mark Cavendish
Music: Led Zeppelin, Rush, Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Food: Tournedos Rossini
Family: Two sons 13 + 14, daughter Kate, 5