The majority of my career has been in Youth Work. I started as Youth Worker in 1998, doing over 40 hours of face-to-face Youth Work per week. I worked as a Project Leader for Sport, before managing a European Funded Project called SAVY (Skills Apprenticeships for Vulnerable Young People) which was award winning. I was then the Project Manager involved in developing Randomz, an award-winning Social Enterprise Academy which was recognised throughout Europe as a pioneer project. I also progressed through the London School of Social Entrepreneurs. I was then appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Cwmbran Centre for Young People and we were the first organisation throughout Wales to achieve the Gold Standard Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales. At present I run my own business; I am involved in Property, Mortgages, Lettings and Insurances. Luckily, I still get job satisfaction from helping young people find their first homes.

I just want young people to be happy – whatever it takes to make them happy, we as adults and professionals should do all we can to make this possible.

Management / Funding / Finance / Social Enterprise / Training / Youth Work