About Me

Creative Director of HIPfest Hull International Photography Festival, Curator of HIP Gallery & PhotoCity London, CEO of The Creative & Cultural Company; this includes developing, coaching & facilitating groups, events, training & recourses, studio/office/exhibition space and voluntary services to the community and cultural sector & creating partnerships internationally. Currently also in 16th year as an award-winning BBC Presenter/DJ/Producer. On Saturday nights 8 – 10 UK time on BBC Radio Leeds, Humberside & BBCiplayer. I work at many events as a photographer, speaker/ panellist & chair. I am Chair of The World Drumming Network and proud to also be Graduands Marshall at Hull University.

As a Coach & Mentor, I work with young & old Individuals, communities, businesses and charities. Developing self-directed groups, addressing needs with training and coaching change.  I coach creatives entrepreneurs, CEO’s, speakers, performers, management teams, stewards, community groups and people who just want to get control of their life. I am lucky to have been trained by amazing people like the late great David Grove. I use NLP, Counselling Skills, Clean Coaching & Emergent Knowledge.

Specialities: Coaching, curating, creating solutions, connecting people. creative & cultural industries, photography, music, arts & social education. Experienced Social Enterprise CEO developing sustainable businesses.

Previously: Produced & location managed for MTV, BBCi, BBC2 and taught Camera Skills for BBC LearnXpress. JNC Youth & Community Arts Facilitator. In social & formal education, youth service and charities. Outreach Coordination at an Arts Council NPO, Managing Creative People & Places projects including Music Industry Yorkshire. Award-winning short film & BBC documentary producer.
Session Drummer/Percussionist & Tutor supported by RhythmTech, RegalTip & Dream Cymbals.

Awards:

My teams radio work has been recognised with awards including the BBC Frank Gillard Award for my show, a Gillard Award for BBC Radio Humberside Station of The Year, a Sony Radio Academy Award for BBC Introducing, a Gold Radio Academy Award for BBC Radio Humberside Station of The Year and a Royal Television Society Award for our website video content. I also have 4 Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards for Outstanding Media and Outstanding Contribution To Music. Plus a local government Community Pioneer Award, a Fuji photography prize and a short film prize.

 

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CEO, BBC Presenter, Curator, Coach & Creative Director

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