Welcome to my blog. This is an insight into my journey through the L&D apprenticeships and working life thereafter.

I’ve worked in and Human Resources and Health & Safety for over 20 years. The natural step forward for myself and the business was training.

I’ve worked in manufacturing, transport, engineering and environments services and currently reside in a wines and spirits packer and distributer.

Someone took a leap of faith in me many moons ago and now as a parent and employer, I feel the time is right to “pay it back”. I am an Enterprise Advisor with the NELEP for a local comprehensive school and a Community Governor for a local primary school. My aim is to support young people entering the world of work find the information they need to choose the career / educational path for their success.

I enjoy the world of HR, H&S and L&D. Each area is a challenge but they can interlink. I look to develop training material including leadership, health and safety, and Train the Trainer. My most used quote is

“people are our asset and the only asset where if its treat correctly, will not depreciate, but can continue to grow and add value”

I love a new theory or book (backlog pending) and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts with you all.

I will share some of the things I learn. Feel free to contribute. Every day’s a learning day.



  • National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Skills for Life 
    To kickstart National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2023 I was lucky enough to be invited to an event with the NELEP to discuss how business leaders can encourage more organisations to support apprenticeship schemes.   There have been multiple pieces of research done on the government apprenticeship scheme and whilst some of the feedback is negative (a decline … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Skills for Life 
  • Welcome Back
    Well, no-one is more surprised than me to be telling you this … but I’ve decided to go back to my studies and have signed up for a Level 7 Strategic People Management for HR qualification. Mixed feelings, after the last couple of years of crisis management and fatigue … but there is no better … Continue reading Welcome Back
  • The journey starts again …
    The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle I apologise for the radio silence but in a nutshell, I’ve started a new journey. I’m now working in vegan foods but still within HR / L&D / H&S. Exciting times and a chance to support a business from the beginning of their … Continue reading The journey starts again …
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