I've been working in Media for about 15 years now.
I started out, like many people in the media, working for free - as a keen teenager I picked up as many work experience slots at newspapers, radio stations, TV stations and video production companies as possible.
Then finally (3 years later) at the tender age of 18 I landed my PAID media job at Century Radio in the North East. I became the station's very first commercial producer winning praise from the management team. After a year or so, I decided it was time to move on... To University in Bradford!
In September 1997, I began a degree in Media Technology & Production, gaining even more hands on experience... But more importantly I came to appreciate what's most important in life - a good curry!
I also took over the management of RamAir, the student radio station, and guided them to the BBC Radio 1 Awards, as they became Best Student Radio Station in England in 1999. Whilst studying I also did freelance production for a number of stations including The Pulse and Galaxy 105.
Following graduation the Galaxy Network approached me to become a full time creative producer in Bristol, where I was lucky enough to work with a brilliant team and went on to pick up recognition in the London International Awards, The Mobius Awards and The Vox Awards.
In 2001, I was approached by the Capital Radio Group to manage their Newcastle production studio, later to be promoted to Production Manager for the group's national creative department, Capital Ideas, managing studios across the country.
I left the Capital Radio Group (now part of GCap Media) in 2005, and have since established Hush! which is fast becoming one of the country's leading radio creative agencies, producing work for small startup businesses to larger companies such as Mazda and Luminar Leisure Plc.
• Aerial Awards Runner Up – November 2005
• Winner of 8 Vox Awards – more than any other writer or producer
• 8 Bright Spark Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Creative
• Finalist in the London International Advertising Awards & Mobius Awards.