21st June 2024 
About Us. Page 1 DTM photoI was educated at Edge Grove, Watford Grammar School and then Loughborough University.

In 1990, I gained the Diploma in Careers Guidance which is the professional qualification for what were then Careers Officers (before we all became ubiquitous Advisors). In 1997 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Subsequently, I worked for further local authority Careers Services and in schools and further education colleges across Central, West and North West London, progressing to wider Head of Careers and then Student Services Manager roles but always providing careers guidance, information and advice to young people and adults.

I have extensive experience of advising applicants for Oxbridge, Russell Group and the "old" 1994 Group universities, also young people wanting to gain employment in competitive fields, including apprenticeships.

I have provided careers guidance to many thousands of students from schools, colleges and universities in London and the South East, the UK and overseas (refer to the home page for more details). My guidance is considered and informative. Feedback is invariably positive. I have provided a few examples of specific comments on this website.

I continue to run a private careers consultancy practice, and advise students in a London university who are interested in setting up their own businesses. From 2016-2022, I led an Employability Service at a leading UK university, one providing courses in e.g. accountancy, business, finance, law, management, marketing, nursing and psychology, together with a full range of apprenticeship programmes. I am thus very familiar with all aspects of graduate recruitment and selection. I am also an English language teacher and life coach.

My two sons have followed different routes into their careers. For the eldest, it was A levels, a 4 year sandwich degree in Physics and Sports Science and then a PGCE (Primary Teaching); for the youngest, the BTEC (Level 3) Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and then the Level 4/5 Higher National Diploma in the same subject alongside employment, within a Higher Level Apprenticeship. They work now as a Junior School Teacher in an independent school in London, and as a Senior Broadcast Support Engineer for Sky respectively. My wife, like most women, is multi-talented. She works as a psychoanalyst, clinical training supervisor, tutor and lecturer.