Three lessons from three years as a freelancer

This time three years ago I was sat sipping coffee in the sunshine on the Isles of Scilly, enjoying my first taste of freelance freedom and being able to work anywhere. As a first week of being freelance goes, it was pretty eventful. My flight home was cancelled thanks to thick fog but it didn’t really matter. I could stay …

Telling Tales | #05

Hi folks, I won’t be joining the #deletefacebook ranks anytime soon but it’s been fascinating to watch how the major news story of the week has unfolded. I’ve always felt fairly comfortable about being Facebook’s product rather than it’s customer, and I don’t mind being shown ads for things I might like, but it will be interesting to see how this one …

Telling Tales | #04

Hi everyone, Hope you’ve all had suitably smashing weeks. Here’s what I’ve been up to… 1. Making this… There’s more than one way to tell a story. It’s been ages since I’ve made a video and I had great fun putting this together for my chiropractor who has been helping my wife deal with her dodgy hips for the past 18 months. A big …

Video Testimonial | Stafford Sumner | Jarrang

I’ve worked with Stafford and the team at Jarrang for a number of years, after previously being the Head of Content there before stepping out on my own. It’s always nice when people you respect say some really lovely things about you. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stafford for many years and hugely grateful for these words.

Telling Tales | #03

Happy Friday folks, Three weeks in to Telling Tales (if you missed the first two you can find them here) and I hope you’re enjoying them. The aim is to give you a good mix of things I’ve found interesting and I think you will too. Here’s this week’s highlights for you… 1. Not all heroes wear capes. Have loved …

Telling Tales | #02

Hi folks, First off, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent me lots of positive feedback after the first issue of Telling Tales. It’s hugely appreciated. Secondly, welcome to all the new faces who’ve signed up to receive these – I hope you enjoy the ride. Here’s what’s on my mind this week… 1. …

Telling Tales | #01

Welcome to the first issue of Telling Tales – a weekly round-up of things I’ve found interesting, inspiring or thought provoking. I’ve added you to the list because you’re either a client, a friend, or a family member. If you’d rather not receive these emails, it’s no problem at all, I won’t be offended, just click the unsubscribe link at …

10 things I’ve learnt, 10 years after graduation

Every now and then Facebook’s ‘memories’ feature throws out some beauties. This week it was a picture from ten years ago of me and my wife in Liverpool graduating from university. The two pale youths are barely recognisable from who we are now (my lack of hair aside). Like all these things, it only feels like yesterday yet so much …

How to have an office like Harvey Specter

If you haven’t discovered the delights of Suits yet then stop reading this now and go add it to your Netflix Watchlist (then please come back and read the rest). All with me? Good.

Why passion and quality are the keys to success

Some people measure success by their wealth. Others will measure it by the number of friendships they value. Other will measure it by winning. But what does it mean to be successful? How do we measure success? How do we define it?