I'm a dedicated communications professional with a wealth of internal and external communications experience

I'm fortunate to have worked in the communications industry for more than 20 years, working with international blue-chip companies, FMCG's and small niche businesses. During those years I've worked across the entire communications spectrum, from internal and external communications, event management and working in partnership with HR functions on employee engagement, enabling me to be a true communications expert.

This means I love everything about communications.  Yes, I like a good chat with a cuppa (who doesn't?), but I love seeing what I do make a difference in the workplace. I've been described as courageous, tenacious and honest in achieving my work goals, and this is true. I enjoy working at pace, pushing the communications agenda and delivering results.

My career in the communications world began when completing a BA (Hons) PR degree by the sea at Bournemouth University. Covering a multitude of topics, I soon realised how diverse the industry was, and the different avenues it could take me.

My career took me back to my hometown of Manchester, taking on an agency role at leading global PR firm Weber Shandwick Worldwide, before heading to Nottingham to co-direct a PR & Marketing agency, and embark on various roles with the high-street retailer Boots, working with markets in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Outside of the working day, I provide award-winning pub and hotel The Staunton Arms (the family business) with marketing, PR and finance management support, and I'm a busy PA, chauffeur and maid to my two teenage daughters.