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My experience includes corporate communications, journalism and a short stint as a school matron

Consultancy experience

Clients include Scotland Food & Drink, MasterCard, Regus, European Commission, Willis Towers Watson, Scotland’s Innovation Centres, Edinburgh Napier University, and many SMEs.

In-house comms experience

My CV includes being Publications Manager at Europay International (now MasterCard Europe) in Brussels, and managing the communications at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

Journalism experience

I worked as a financial journalist in London and Brussels, writing for publications including The Observer, The GuardianWall Street Journal Europe, Moneywise, and Investment International. I also launched and edited Personal Finance, a prize-winning monthly consumer magazine.


I’ve won prizes for magazine editing, copywriting, and children’s fiction.


I have an MA in Law and Oriental Studies from St John’s College, Cambridge, and an Open University Diploma in Economics.

I’ve recently completed a part-time MSc at Edinburgh Napier University, gaining a Distinction and winning the Class Medal. My dissertation was on UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tourism marketing. I now do occasional lectures on Natural Area Tourism to MSc students at Edinburgh Napier.

“Sarah’s work on projects with us is typically characterised by rapid grasp of brief and subject matter, added-value suggestions for improvements and enhancement, intelligent execution and timely delivery.”

Paul Lindsell, Thoughtspark April 15, 2016

"The 'Aquaculture Growth to 2030' strategic document took under 10 months from conception to publication - this simply could not have been achieved without Sarah's exceptional input and professionalism"

Stewart Graham, Managing Director, Gael Force Group, and Co-chair of aquaculture Industry Leadership Group July 3, 2017

If you want the full life story or just a few more details about my experience, do get in touch.