Monday 3rd September, 2012

Upgraded to Head of Sustainability with Stradia

In addition to existing commitments, it is my great pleasure to announce that my rôle at Stradia has been upgraded to Head of Sustainability. Having joined the company in January 2012, I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead their growing Sustainability business unit and build on its success to date.

Operating across the spectrum of built environment clients, commissions and contracts – whether working in regeneration, or renewables, dealing with investment or impacts, meeting construction targets, or delivering community benefits – the core constant for Stradia is Sustainability.

Stradia’s service provision offers real value through optimising the economic, environmental and social impacts of the decisions that clients make and the way in which they deliver projects. Their strategic role provides assistance and assurance to organisations in terms of shaping their longer-term positioning, working together to develop a responsible and resilient business model.

The three key spheres of influence for Stradia are:

• Environmental – Technology & Impact;

• Economic – Security & Return; and

• Social – Investment & Community.

Principal client groups are:  Local Authorities; Housing Providers; and Contractors.

To learn more, please visit the Stradia website.

Wednesday 1st February, 2012

Appointment as Features Editor (Europe) with Sustainable Life Media

As part of my professional portfolio in Sustainability and Media, I am delighted to take up the rôle of Features Editor (Europe) with Sustainable Life Media. An integrated media company, based in San Francisco, California, USA, SLM delivers information, produces events, and cultivates communities of interest to facilitate the shift to a flourishing and sustainable economy.

SLM brings together dedicated networks of optimistic, visionary, and courageous individuals from around the globe who share a passion for purpose and a desire to create change that supports life for the long haul.

To learn more, please visit the Sustainable Life Media website.

Monday 5th September, 2011

Appointment as Senior Consultant with Chelgate Environment

It is my great pleasure to announce my appointment by Chelgate as a Senior Consultant ‘of special counsel’ in their public affairs and public relations activities on sustainability, renewable energy and built environment matters.

I have known both Nick Wood-Dow and Mike Hardware, the colleagues at Chelgate with whom I shall be working most closely, for well over 10 years now. Having collaborated on numerous projects together since the late 1990s, I hold their work in the highest regard and am delighted to have been invited officially by Chairman Terence Fane-Saunders to become a member of the team at Chelgate.

On a professional basis going forward, I should welcome the opportunity to discuss areas of shared interest where Chelgate and I might be able to provide service and support on matters of public affairs and public relations. Based in London, Brussels and Bucharest, Chelgate has a terrific track record on both national issues and international relations and I am looking forward to working directly alongside my new colleagues to deliver consultancy of the highest order on Sustainability.

Interested parties can view the full press announcement of my appointment by visiting the Chelgate website, where you will also be able to learn more about the company in general, their sector involvements and specialisms, plus dedicated division Chelgate Environment.

The appointment by Chelgate represents a significant development in the establishment of my portfolio career, following the successful sale of the magazine titles I founded (further information about which can be viewed below).


Sale of sustain’ Magazine brand
A change in ownership of sustain’ Magazine has been announced officially, following the sale of the brand, associated publications and Awards programmes on Friday 17th June, 2011.
The new Publishers of sustain’, Manchester-based company Media Sales Network are excited about the prospects for the magazine, associated titles and events, moving forward into a further chapter of development and growth.
Founder and outgoing Editor of sustain’, Jim McClelland said:
“Launched back in 1999, sustain’ Magazine really was one of the very first UK publications to take the Sustainability message to the mainstream and I hope to see it continue to champion the business case long into the future. I am very proud of its contribution to the media debate in this country and the building of awareness amongst members of the business community. That said, the battle for a sustainable future is far from won and I am a passionate supporter of the call for action on key issues at global, national and local levels. There is much yet for us to do.”

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