• Studied: HNC Business and Finance
  • Now an award-winning Children's Author
"I would like to say a big thank you to Blackburn College for helping me and making a difference to my life."

"I left school at the age of 16 and decided not to continue my studies as I didn't particularly enjoy school.  I came to study at Blackburn College in 1990 after my employer at the time sponsored me to obtain formal qualifications to support my job. During the course I particularly enjoyed and excelled in marketing communications and analysis."

"It made a huge difference to my confidence and required a high level of determination to fit studying in with a full time job and busy life in general."

"I have since gone on to become a full time children's author.  All of my books have an educational element, teaching children about the world around them in a fun way with topics including plastic pollution, pollination. I have since gone on to win a National Book Award with the Peoples Book Prize and have been made an Honorary Member of the NSPCC Council because of my work safeguarding children."

"I would like to say a big thank you to Blackburn College for helping me and making a difference to my life."