As a passionate and well-informed champion of consumer rights I write about complex financial issues with clarity and enthusiasm.
I am delighted to be a finalist in two categories at the Headline Money awards this year. I have been nominated for Freelance Journalist of the Year and Business Story of the Year for my FOI investigation into small business grants.
Somewhat ironically, the week I was nominated for two journalism awards, I had this story examining paid-for business awards published in the Metro. Read the full article here.
There are so many apps available to help you manage your money but how do you go about investing from your smartphone? I tackled this topic for the Metro's money pages in this article.
I run Freelancing for Journalists with my good friend Emma Wilkinson. It made me think of pitching this Metro article which explores just how to work with friends without destroying your friendship.
This story was developed from a press release and took a nugget of an idea and turned it into a wider piece of money saving tips. Read the full article here.
I knew nothing about the Football Index before this story. I hadn't even heard of it. But it was great to take on something out of my comfort zone and produce this story for The Sun. I learnt a lot in the process which is always very rewarding.
The Sun asked me to find a case study of someone who had successfully won back council tax funds. It was shortly after I published an advice article on how to find case studies, so the pressure was on. Fortunately I knew just the place to look and found this story...
I keep hearing so many impressive teen entrepreneur stories that I just can't help writing about it! Here is my story for Metro newspaper about three young people who set up businesses during lockdown.
I looked at the best ways of making your money grow in this article for Metro.
When I came across the term 'dropshipping' I immediately thought to myself - what is that? It was the springboard for this Metro article about the growing business model and how it has helped companies during the pandemic.
I examined the explosion of the B Corp movement in the UK and the companies putting planet before profit. Read the full article in the Metro here.
I reviewed five subscription boxes to see if their at home experiences were value for money. Read the full review in loveMONEY here.