For most people, career is a noun. For me it’s becoming more like a verb. I enjoy bouncing from project to project - it’s what keeps me fresh. Amongst other things, I have - - Created and built my own retail and design business, selling products - designed by me - to customers all across the globe. - Invented a new sports festival concept, successfully pitched it to one of the world’s leading sports media brands and led on delivery (until COVID-19 put us on ice for a few months). - Designed a range of clothing for a major sportswear brand, leading to a 300% increase in sector orders (they re-commissioned me try and repeat the trick for 2021). - Led the popular music events strategy and production for BBC Radio, creating and delivering major music events and festivals, attended by tens of thousands and broadcast to millions. - Created the marketing plans for some of the biggest concerts ever staged in the UK. - Directed, troubleshooted, contingency-planned, budget-trimmed and kept on track some of the UK’s most popular festivals. - Managed things: multi-million pound budgets, complex teams, stakeholder groups, talented people. - Marketed, a lot, via old-school and social… products, radio stations, gigs. - Creative directed good stuff including book covers, magazines, brand identities, artwork, clothing and much more. - Failed plenty, learned lots, succeeded more. I’m working for myself, running two small businesses, contracting my services and always looking for the next fun thing. I’m open to job offers or just ready for a chat, so get in touch.Locked Pro Plan feature
Leading on delivery for a new sports festival concept for one of the world's leading sports media companies, now rescheduled to June 2021.
Director of Worthwhile Works, our business specialising in consultancy and event services. Clients include Winchester City Council, Play Sports Network, University of Portsmouth, Winchester Design Festival and Craft Sportswear.
Founder and Creative Director of The Handmade Cyclist, designing and selling cycling prints, apparel and collectibles to cyclists the world over via our online retail operation, and supplying design consultancy to partners and brands including Craft Sportswear, Rouleur Magazine and Yellow Jersey Press.
Developing new IP for Broadwick Live, plus Director of a number of Broadwick Live's UK festivals (including Festival No. 6, Rewind Festivals, Truck and Y Not).
Director of Livelihood agency, offering event consultancy and management services to clients, including leading on the event planning and management for Amazon’s first ever UK live music events featuring Robbie Williams and John Legend.
Leading all live event activity for BBC Radio's popular music radio stations, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6 Music. Event strategy, planning and delivery of major broadcast live events, including: - Proms In The Park and Radio 2: A Festival In A Day, with a 90,000 capacity across two days in Hyde Park - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Europes biggest free ticketed festival - 6 Music Festival - Radio 1's Teen Awards - 1Xtra Live - Asian Network Live
Responsible for strategy and delivery of all live events, music and outside broadcasts for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra.
Created marketing and event strategy for two ILR radio stations. Responsible for building reach and share in an extremely competitive market, highlights of my time included rebranding and positioning a heritage ILR station to reach a new target market and increase profitability
Delivered all marketing and advertising using the full marketing mix for major UK concert promoter, working on campaigns for major touring artists including Blur, Robbie Williams, Oasis, Foo Fighters and many more.