Ann has worked in journalism and public relations for 30 years and during that time has handled almost every type of news story possible…both as poacher and gamekeeper!
After gaining her journalism diploma from Highbury College of Technology in Portsmouth, she was named national student journalist of the year. In 1992 she was awarded the title of specialist writer of the year in the UK Press Gazette’s regional press awards.
She has worked on regional daily newspapers and, as a freelance writer, has had news stories and features published in most of the UK’s national newspapers.
Ann was a press officer for the British Red Cross and spokesperson for the Disasters Emergency Committee in the mid-1980s during one of the biggest famines the world has ever witnessed.
During a 10-year stint in Spain, she developed various web-based projects including Internet travel guides to Spain and Greece and an e-book about buying property in Spain and bringing up children abroad.
Now based in Plymouth, Ann’s other roles have included head of communications for Derriford Hospital and press and communications officer for Plymouth City Council.
Her passion for her home city led her to create an online guide to Plymouth with insider tips on the best places to visit… and where to avoid! www.goplymouth.co.uk
This is a newshound who can sniff out a good story in the most unlikely places. Her news training means she can spot potential public relations howlers on the horizon and head them off at the pass – long before anyone else saw them coming.