Throwback Thursday: What Achievements Are You All Most Proud Of?

Throwback Thursday: What Achievements Are You All Most Proud Of?

What past achievements are you all most proud of? Here is one of mine…..

#ThrowbackThursday to 1997, and to when I was I was working at Chris Tarrant’s management company, and Chris of course was the host/presenter of the iconic gameshow “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on ITV. I worked at his management company for seven years from 1996 to 2002.

At that time I had the pleasure of working with Chris to help write parts of his book “Tarrant off the Record”, proofreading it several times and liaising with his then publishers Harper Collins to get it released. I lost my copy of it somewhere over the years, and I managed to find one on recently on ebay for £1.99!

I spent hours working on this book back in the day and I just love Chris’s hilarious take on things from his life and career including fishing, being a radio DJ at Capital Radio, soap opera characters (namely “Crossroads”, remember that folks), touring as one of “The Four Bucketeers” and the legendary Capital Radio Christmas parties to name but a few.

I’m so chuffed to have this book again, it really is one of the most hysterical reads ever, and I’m so proud to have worked on it at the tender age of 24 😊


Above: me with Chris Tarrant and my Mum at a recording of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” at Elstree Film Studios in 2000.

Inspirational Stories and Interviews on my Blog

Inspirational Stories and Interviews on my Blog

I’m going to be launching a new section on my blog “Cyber Geek Girl” very soon – “Inspirational Interviews & Stories”. I want to give a platform to those who are inspiring others, making a positive difference and who are changing the world.

These unsung heroes work tirelessly every day to achieve their goals, help others and make a huge difference in the world, and I want to showcase all the good people out there and what they do to help the lives of others and who raise awareness of causes that are close to their heart.

You might run a business, achieve great personal goals, have overcome great personal tragedy or be an advocate/awareness raiser for a cause that is close to your heart. Whatever it is, I want to feature you.

I’ve already featured the author John James,Lindsay Condefer of My name is Lentil fame, Rob Moore the #BlueLightHappy Paramedic, Helen Tweedle Needham of Me.Decoded and Diana Street of Peaceful Harmony to name but a few, and these interviews will move into the new section on my blog.

I hope to kick this new section off with an interview with Gabriel Cat DiFelice of Pet-Unity Pet Services in the USA in the next few days. After this I have interviews coming hopefully with:

Ted Hunstiger
Vincent Roland Simone and Luke Chadwick-jones
Raika Tienert
David John Southall
Suz Winspear
David Morrison
Mel S Finley

I’m very much looking forward to launching this new part of my blog, and connecting with as many inspirational people as possible. For more information and to take part head over to to see the interviews I’ve done so far.


Thank You to RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd

Thank You to RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd

I wanted to give a huge shout out and thanks to my wonderful husband Russell Ventura of RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd for the design of this website and also of my other websites and blog. I am very pleased with the results and the look and feel of my sites, and would highly recommend RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd to anyone who is looking for a website to help promote themselves.

Not only did RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd provide my websites and branding but they also provide SEO services, digital marketing and graphic design to help support my endeavours.

To see the website work that RV Digital Marketing Services Ltd undertood, visit:

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Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital Rebrand and Relaunch

Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital Rebrand and Relaunch

In 2014, just after I lost my son Frankie to stillbirth, I founded Venture PR and Marketing with the aim of working with and supporting businesses with their PR and marketing needs on a consultancy basis. Venture PR and Marketing has been through a few incarnations, but I’m delighted to announce that it has had a complete rebrand and relaunch and is now known as Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital.

So why the change?

In the last year or so, especially through my work at Corinium Global Intelligence, I have started to specialise more in content marketing to support business growth, community growth, generate sales leads and raise brand awareness. The marketing and PR landscape is changing, and digital transformation is key to the success of many businesses be they small, medium or large corporate entities.

The services that I offer through Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital include:

  • Content marketing including blogs, articles, news items, reports, benchmarking reports, white papers, infographics and more.
  • Blogger outreach and link building.
  • PR services including press release writing, press release distribution, liaising with key journalists, product launches, review placement and press conferences.
  • Social media support and management.
  • Website and graphic design.

I will be specialising in working with companies and organisations in data, analytics, cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, digital transformation, data security predominantly, but I have strong experience in many other industries including processional services, healthcare, conferences and event management, telecommunications and the third sector to name but a few.

My work at Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital aims to support the emerging C-suite roles such as:

  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • Chief Cyber Security/Chief Security Officers
  • Chief Data Officers
  • Chief Digital Offiers
  • Chief Analytics Officers
  • Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers
  • Chief Customer Officers
  • Chief Happiness Officers (yes – there is indeed such a role on the emerging C-suite)

In addition, I am working on the launch of a new news and content platform that aims to support the emerging C-suite roles with carefully curated and targeted content that is relevant, timely and useful. As new roles emerge on the C-suite it is important those undertaking these new roles gain access to relevant information that will help them succeed and that is useful to them, and this will be the main aim of this news platform.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to find out more about Venture Content Marketing | PR | Digital can support you and your organisation with strategic and carefully targeted campaigns via, I look forward to hearing from you!

The Innovation Game: Report Commissioned by Microsoft, Paxata and Accenture

The Innovation Game: Report Commissioned by Microsoft, Paxata and Accenture

As part of my work at Corinium Global Intelligence I was thrilled to be involved in the production of a report commissioned by Microsoft, Paxata and Accenture called “The Innovation Game”. This report examined the challenges, opportunities and technology requirements to push forward data and analytics in organisations, and I provided commentary around some of the findings that came up in the report.

Some of the key findings in the report include:

  • Over 60 percent of respondents surveyed stated that their organizations store and use data for business analytics in a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy with data originating from cloud environments and existing on premises infrastructure.
  • Nearly all (93 percent) respondents said that their organizations are investing more than $1 million in new analytics initiatives in 2018/19. The main purpose of their analytics function are achieving cost savings and efficiency (43 percent) and to bolster revenue generation (23 percent).
  • Three out of four (75 percent) are set up and trained on self-service analytics, and 76 percent of those that are set up believe this approach has enabled proliferation, understanding, and use of analytics throughout the business.

The report was launched during Corinium’s prestigious Chief Analytics Officer Spring event in San Francisco.

To download and access a copy of the report, visit

Face-to-Face With the Data and Analytics Leaders

Face-to-Face With the Data and Analytics Leaders

I’m delighted to announce the launch of a new content piece I have worked on for Corinium Global Intelligence where we recently interviewed a selection of the leaders who are pioneering the use of data and analytics within their organizations, and who are using up to the minute technology to stay one step ahead in a business world that changes almost daily.

In a world where digital transformation is key, data & analytics plays a vital role in the success of organizations large and small. Utilizing them can unlock knowledge which can inform business decision making, which is essential in today’s competitive market.

We found out what they think of the data and analytics industry today, and what key things will form part of the future of data and analytics. Download the interview series report here.