I am a social enterprise and project management professional with many years experience and a passion for positive social change. I live in beautiful rural Somerset but work across the South West and beyond as required.
For much of the last 20 years, I have worked as an event producer, organising socially- and environmentally-conscious festivals, gatherings and conferences. I have run a number of event management companies, including a Community Interest Company (CIC) and Charity, and always aimed to operate with environmental and social best practice in mind. I currently run the award-winning Another World Productions Ltd and Field 725 Campsite. I also work for the Permaculture Association, the UK charity responsible for building a thriving network of permaculturalists in the UK. I enjoy the huge challenges outdoor events and activities throw up and the opportunities for learning. I love the strategising and the need to find quick, often radical solutions to imminent issues, practising the Brazilian saying ‘Dar um Jeito’ – ‘There is always a way’.
During my time in the events world I developed an increasing passion and understanding for social and community enterprise and in recent years have switched more of my professional attentions to this area. Whilst I still work in the events sphere, my other interest is in working with social, environmental and community-minded organisations.In recent times I have undertaken work for several local energy cooperatives, an enabling developer for co-housing projects and co-founded a cooperative facilitating community-led development in Somerset. I also served as a Director of Somerset Cooperative Services.
I am now running a successful mix-used venue hosting camping, glamping, weddings and both public and private events, in a low-impact, creative outdoor venue space near Frome.
I offer organisations advice and consultancy in a wide range of areas – from Project Management and Design to Project Finance through to Community Engagement – via my consultancy business Hummingbird Project Consultancy. I also offer Premises Licensing and Events Operations, Production and Creative Consultancy as an individual or through Another World Productions. I love it where I am able to bring the diverse threads of my life together – no more so than when producing events which have purpose, meaning and social value.
So, in summary – I am creative and enterprising. I enjoy working as part of a team but also in leading projects and people. I like seeing and making good things happen. I am available to work on and assist you in developing interesting and worthwhile projects. I have skills, drive and passion to offer.