Who am I? I seem to wear lots of hats these days.
By day I work as part of Zarywacz, a communications partnership, with my brother, Simon. We’re copywriters, editors and proofreaders. We also get involved in marketing communications and public relations. Inevitably these lead to web sites and social media, although the emphasis is always on the message that clients want to communicate. I’m also the business writer for the North Devon Journal, writing two pages of business news each week.
In 2011 we relaunched our pleaseandthanks.co.uk web site, in association with the National Campaign for Courtesy, in order to promote courtesy in business. I believe courtesy is very important, not just in business but in all aspects of life.
I love living in Ilfracombe and am pleased to contribute to the Ilfracombe Town council tourism marketing group – follow @visitilfacombe on twitter.
Relaxation is important too. Living in North Devon is wonderful for walking our dogs by the sea and in the countryside. I also write for pleasure, having had a play performed by Studio Theatre, the theatre group of which I am an active member, director and trustee. I’m having a bit of a break at the moment, but have acted and directed in over 30 theatre productions in five years, including Travels with My Aunt, the Vicar of Dibley, Me and My Girl, Hi-de-Hi! and Dad’s Army.
I also read, enjoy music, cooking, gardening and, occasionally, getting a bit of rest.
My ambitions: to write more fiction and drama and to study history.