After six months I became a reporter on the section, and was promoted to Deputy Editor in 1999. I left the Telegraph in 2001 to pursue a freelance career, initially starting out as Editor of the Telegraph’s Your Money magazine, published by Haymarket.
Since then I have enjoyed writing for a wide range of national newspapers such as The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Independent and The Daily Mail, as well as magazines such as House Beautiful and Real People. I have also written a number of guides and articles for corporate clients, and supply editorial content for MoneySupermarket.com and a range of other websites.
A regular commentator on television and radio, I have been interviewed on BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel, Channel Five News, ITN News, GMTV and LBC Radio. In 2008, I worked as ITV Thames Valley’s money-saving expert in an evening news series which helped a family improve all aspects of their finances.
I also offer a media training service, training senior spokespeople how to talk to the press. Previous clients include Nationwide Building Society, Aegon, and Kelkoo.co.uk.
As a working journalist, I am able to provide valuable insight into the world of newspapers and broadcasting, and can help businesses deliver their messages in a clear, confident and engaging way.