Giving strategic and business development direction and advice; working with senior management teams developing and writing strategy & business plans; problem-solving / managing specific projects in the areas of publishing, media, arts and entertainment retail; exploring digital opportunities that exist.
Working with media, agencies, promotion and marketplace companies and acting as the one-stop introduction to the publishing companies and content.
Helping to exploit the links between creative, media and retail environments.
Advice for Individuals
Providing a discreet mentoring service to senior management and executive individuals.
Providing a literary agency / business management service for a select few authors to drive sales and exploit new content avenues.
Providing advice to writers to progress in traditional publishing or self-publishing routes.
Chair of Boards
Chair of London Book Fair which takes place in March at Olympia. The biggest Spring B2B book fair in the world.
Chair of New Writing North. NWN is a writing agency based in Newcastle and an Arts Council NPO that develops and promotes writers across the north of England. We also have relationships with publishers nationally, as well as with the likes of BBC, Channel 4, and The Royal Court Theatre. Additionally we run events like Durham Book Festival, the David Cohen Prize and The Gordon Burn Prize.
Chair of BookBrunch, the online trade magazine and news service for the publishing industry.
Sitting on a number of publishing advisory boards.
Highly experienced public speaker, presenter and chairman of industry associations and conferences, delivering keynote addresses at company and trade events.
Lecturing and masterclasses to both MA Publishing students and parallel industries.