Phil Parry, Philip Parry Associates

 

“Beccy has made a significant contribution to the cultural and environmental life of Bristol and beyond through her work with the Federation of City Farms, her writing and publishing work with the Spark magazine, and her freelance writing projects.”
 
Phil is a management consultant and interim manager, and director of Philip Parry Associates. Phil was Beccy’s mentor from 1999-2000.

Chris Mitchell, Hack for Hire

 

“Beccy is a great presence to have in any office – smart, conscientious, always up for a challenge, and more than willing to get stuck in. Oh, and she’s funny too.

When I worked alongside her at The Spark, she always impressed me with her ability to juggle so many different roles at the same time. Whether it was administration or ad handling, running editorial pages or dealing with readers, organising meetings or keeping everyone’s spirits up as a deadline loomed, she always seemed to do it with a smile and a positive attitude. And it’s not just that she can manage a heavy workload, it’s also that she’s confident enough to suggest better ways of doing things.

Throw into the mix her technical abilities in areas such as proofreading, feature writing, news gathering and web publishing, and you are onto a winner – especially if your organisation is in the third sector, environmentally aligned or ethically minded, all things she has extensive experience in and knowledge of. So give her a ring or drop her a line!”

 

Chris was news editor at The Spark magazine when he and Beccy both worked there from 2003-2004. He offers freelance writing services, problem solving and information gathering.

 

John Dawson, The Public Speaking Company

 

“Beccy is a great person, a wonderful writer, full of ideas, she has total integrity, highly intelligent – easily gets her head around stuff which baffled me.

She holds The Spark together as production manager and has developed the web site with aplomb (she also loves words). And if I had to think of an advertising slogan for her ‘The world is better with Beccy’.”

 

John founded The Spark magazine and worked with Beccy there from 2003-2010. He is now director of The Public Speaking Company

Mel McCree, Free Range Creativity

 

“Beccy is so helpful and accommodating, that she makes any job easier by dint of her personality. Her writing skills are superlative and she takes the time to understand exactly what the client wants. I would heartily recommend Beccy to anyone who needs her services.”

 

Mel is director at Free Range Creativity. Also creator and leader of Bristol Feral Choir (currently in hibernation) of which Beccy is a member.

Joe Hoare, laughter guru

 

“Beccy is a great interviewer, attentive and intuitive, and her writing supports both these qualities, ie she then wrote a perceptive and insightful article. The whole experience was top!”

 

Beccy interviewed Joe about Bristol Laughter Club in 2014. Joe’s business is Zest for Life: offering coaching, conferences, training and team development.

 

Nick Thomas, writer

 

“I’ve known Beccy’s work for several years, and always been impressed by the clarity and originality of her writing. She masters her brief and delivers copy perfectly attuned to the target audience. A true professional.”

 

Nick Thomas is a freelance writer.