...with a little help from her friends.
It's fitting that the first journal post should tip its hat at my love of music and the creation of my boutique business.
As the Kinks lyrics say this baby is going solo (though this one has got her parents on board). After 15 years working for some incredible organisations and creating campaigns and stories that really do make my heart absolutely swell with pride; I've taken the plunge and I am going to fly solo. Well that isn't actually true either as I have a team of associates to help me continue to deliver top class communications, publications and campaigns.
I am super excited to be able to use all my skills and experience all under one virtual roof for the first time. I am even excited about all the stuff I'll have to learn as I fly solo.
As we put this website together I got to see my career all in one place for the first time and without a hint of a big head, as that just isn't my style, I can't wait to use all my experience with new clients.
I've worked with royalty, both the TV and HRH variety. I've persuaded athletes, surgeons and some mega celebs to get behind some incredible causes. I've briefed Ministers and written reports that have been quoted in Parliament. I've managed some difficult news days, trying to get an accurate story on the front pages. I've been on call on Boxing day and had to calculate volumes of food waste in numbers of swimming pools (!) for the BBC. I've coordinated spokespeople being on simultaneous news channels back to back. I've designed annual reports, brands, logos and award winning campaigns. I've calculated how many turkeys' lives have been saved since the demise of the Turkey Twizzler (yes really) and I've worked with some iconic brands to increase their customer profile and market share.
What next? I am not sure, but I know it's going to be a great ride!