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


The British Attitude to Failure

One of the biggest transformations in the business world in the last decade has been the Start Up Revolution.  This reached its height of an incredible 660,000 in 2016 alone, and while it has slowed somewhat since, the numbers are still impressive. The Cameron-Clegg Coalition was markedly pro-business.  Cameron believed it was British business men…
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How to get help with your book (and how not to)

I spent much of my childhood with my head buried in a book.  I lived out exciting, if eclectic, times with Oliver and Nancy,  the Mohune’s of Moonfleet, Lorna Doone and more.   By the time I was ten, I had been seduced by a romantic vision of becoming an author, scribbling in a garret and…
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Why are women still getting less funding than men?

September saw the launch of a new Treasury review to investigate the ongoing barriers for women in business.   Women in the UK are still only half as likely as men to start a business.   Only one third of existing entrepreneurs are women, and only one in five SME employers being run by women.  This can…
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Training is now something employers are expected to provide

There was a time that people organised their own training in order to obtain a particular job. Those days are gone. Training is now something employers are expected to provide. According to a Staff Skills Training survey, 86% of UK workers believed employers providing career development were less likely to have a high turnover in…
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