I’ve been a television and radio journalist for 26 years, almost all of it with the BBC, and have now set up this small private business to share what I’ve learnt with a new generation.

In 2009, I took a year away from the microphone to train BBC journalists beginning their own careers. My focus on air has been regional television news across the UK, but I’ve also enjoyed spells as a national news reporter and regional documentary maker. I’ve always taken a close interest in education policy, having become a primary school governor whilst specialising in reporting about educational issues — picking up one or two awards for my work along the way.

Whilst travelling abroad in recent years I have taught English as a volunteer in Laos, and in Uganda for the Eastbourne based charity, the Quicken Trust. I am CRB/DBS checked, and have full public liability insurance.

I continue to report and read the news in the south-east of England, whilst living in Brighton with my partner, a friendly cat and a pair of curious hens.