Employment in both private and public sector organisations has provided strong commercial acumen, as well as comprehensive strategic knowledge of public service.
Following early work experience at landmark stores such as Selfridges and Harrods, my career was deeply influenced by a decade spent at Vidal Sassoon, where my marketing skills and awareness of premium brand management was established. This knowledge was broadened in the public sector, firstly with three years at Dartford Borough Council.
The past decade has seen my skills developed across the board as Parish Clerk/CEO at Stone Parish Council, where leadership of strategic communications has been joined by executive responsibilities for HR, finance, statutory and legal, providing a complete comprehension of the demands and challenges of SME's, charities and local authorities.
My work experience has varied from supporting development of high-end websites for premium brands to building information-rich local government websites to inform communities and stakeholders.
I have overseen numerous public consultation and community engagement activities, including deploying the use of innovative place-based interactive software.
Significant events experience includes leading delivery of high-profile community summer festivals and Christmas Lights switch-on's, alongside supporting the launch of a £6m football stadium, a royal opening of an Olympic venue, and annual trade exhibitions.
I have developed successful branding and marketing solutions for new businesses, charitable trusts and projects, and local government services.
I regularly provide training and presentations on communications and digital topics to support improvement and innovation in the public sector, as well as promoting women in digital.
Award: National Association of Local Council's Digital Communications of the Year 2015 Award: Kent Connects Digital Envoy (2015)
Accreditation: IDEO U Insights for Innovation (2015) Accreditation: Certificate in Local Council Administration (2008) Accreditation: CAM Sales Promotion & Direct Marketing (1998) Accreditation: Chapterhouse Proofreading & Copyediting (1996)