I split my time between writing (copywriting and journalism) and some project management / consultancy. I'm happy to explore opportunities or collaborations, basically anything that sounds interesting and where I think I can contribute.  My background is in managing charities and in 2007 I moved to Sheffield to work as the Director of the Let's Get Cooking programme for the Children's Food Trust. Unfortunately this does not mean that I am a cordon bleu cook, I did the more mundane stuff - working on the partnerships and the strategic and operational management of the programme. I had the good fortune to work with a really exceptional team (some of who actually were cordon bleu cooks) and starting from scratch we developed Let's Get Cooking to become the largest healthy cooking programme in the country with over 5,000 affiliated clubs.  Life doesn't always turn out as planned and in 2013 I took a sabbatical and spent most of my time parenting my two teenage children which has (mostly) been an enjoyable experience. Alongside operating as a teenagers' taxi service I have done some consultancy work, most recently working with Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, reviewing their room hire business and helping Opus Independents with their strategic planning. I have always enjoyed writing and I am now focusing more on this aspect of my work. I am currently doing some copywriting and marketing for a new Sheffield based clothing company. As a freelance journalist I have written regularly for the Sheffield Star and Now Then, and in the past I have written for the Guardian, Community Care, Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Cycling Plus, MBR, Winning and XL. I have also written successful funding bids for a number of charities, ranging from small niche projects to multi-million pound national consortia programmes.   In my spare time I cycle around the Peak District, although the speed seems to have dropped somewhat since my racing days...

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