With a background in identifying, creating, and investing in sustainable businesses, I have a passion for helping businesses. I’ve been told I’m a catalyst for change and demystify the process of growing businesses while improving sustainability.
My ongoing pursuit of improved sustainability, and understanding and improving the impact of business on the environment to the benefit of both drives me daily to learn, explore, improve, and implement.
EcoCabs began in 2006 thanks to my purchase of a memorable phone number (600600). It has grown into a successful transport company with a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. Over a decade ago, we diversified into leisure with EcoCycles, a bike and hike support service.
My media company started trading domains in 2005 and specialises in the green digital space. My passion for the environment allowed me to secure single-word domains such as recycling.com.
Beautiful Betty is an ethical beauty salon and retailer that opened in 2015 of which I'm Commercial Director. It focuses on cruelty free, sustainable, and independent beauty brands in the UK. Online retail is our current focus, having successfully established the bricks and mortar business.
A sustainable and rewarding venture, this business has become recognised across the North East with a trusted customer base, while protecting Northumberland's flora and fauna.
Over 10 years of planning, 2 years of building and the site opened its doors in August 2022. It is a wild retreat not far from the Northumberland coast, with each homestead situated within its own unique clearing whilst capitalising on natures therapy. The mechanics of the site has been designed to work in harmony with natures own environmental systems. whether its water, energy or waste its been curated to be a closed loop business.