Articles & Writing

Here are a selection of articles I have written from publications all over the world.  I have written for Real Business  for several years and have expanded my subjects in recent years.   Have a browse through the old ones shown in categories on the left.  I am very happy to pitch for commissions on articles on broad variety of topics, but including :

  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Feminism, plus women and work and outside it
  • Psychology
  • Lifestyle including work life balance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Authenticity
  • Change
  • Challenges & Advantages in the Third Act

My own blogs are a a mixture of subjects, anything that I feel particularly strongly on,  or something I have found worth sharing .   A bit diverse but I hope they will both entertain and help you to know me better.

I am qualified copywriter and a writing course junkie, continually trying to improve my craft.   I occasionally take on copy-writing work such as blogs, press releases or newsletters for clients too so if I can be of help on that please email me on


Crooked returns and compensation culture now rife in Britain

The compensation culture has run amok since Bernard Levin first coined the phrase in the early nineties. Its original roots sprang from genuine searches for justice. Now it is also a potentially dangerous tool in a world of where money still equals power. The man in the street, the smaller company, are too often unable…
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Drugs, theft and violence blighted the last few years of my business

In our glory years, I believed us to have amazing staff relations. We were expanding fast, working hard, high on energy and hitting the pub a lot. But my door, always open to the staff, brought sob stories (some genuine) of financial hardship and endless requests for free loans. I had naïve notions about how much…
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