Oakham Castle - Marketing Officer

I joined the team at Oakham Castle as part of their three-year HLF funded restoration project. I helped to shape the marketing and PR strategy but only stayed in the role for a few months as Rural Roots PR and Journalism grew and I had to concentrate on it.

I'm delighted to still be working with the team on a freelance basis.

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Sacrewell ltd-PR and Communications Manager

I worked at Sacrewell for four years, starting as Marketing and Comms Officer and later joining the Leadership Team as PR and Comms Manager, assisting in the development of the associated food and farming charity and Sacrewell visitor centre.

While I was there we completed a £1.2m restoration project of the watermill and almost doubled footfall.

rutland and stamford mercury-senior reporter

After moving home from London I joined the team at the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, later becoming Rutland reporter for the Rutland Times and the Mercury respectively.

I qualified as a senior reporter in April 2011, following further exams in writing, law and interview technique and completing an extensive portfolio of articles.



News associates-nctj journalism

I trained at the top journalism school in the country, News Associates in Wimbledon, completing qualifications in news writing, journalism law, local and national government, sub-editing and shorthand.


My first reporting job was at the Rutland Times as a junior where I covered Uppingham as my patch, wrote the entertainments section and had my own 'Rural Rutland' column, discussing issues facing farmers and the rural community.



university college northampton- 2:1(Hons)

I graduated from University College Northampton with a 2:1 (Hons) in American Studies.

As part of my degree I spent a semester in South Carolina, where I wrote articles comparing life in the UK to living in the Deep South and which would later inspire my career move to journalism after graduation.

While there I also signed up for a new website that was being launched across universities in America. It was called Facebook....little did we know.