2019 – Present RG Marketing & Events
2018 – 2018 Hopwood Hall College
2017 – 2018 Peer2Peer Consultancy Ltd
2015 – 2017 Northgate Public Services
2014 – 2015 The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
2013 – 2014 Sport and Recreation Alliance
2012 – 2013 RG Marketing & Events
2010 – 2011 Wenta Enterprise Agency
2008 – 2010 Business Start and Go at the Marsh Farm Community Development Trust
2006 – 2008 Oaklands College
2004 – 2006 Hackney Community College
2003 – 2004 University of Bedfordshire
I held marketing and public relations leadership roles at the British Minigolf Association and World Minigolf Sport Federation.
I was a member of the WMF’s Marketing and Media Committee between 2008 and 2014 where I worked closely with colleagues in Russia, Austria and the USA, as well as the wider board, member associations and continental federations.
I led on marketing and media activity for the BMGA, the sport’s UK national governing body, between 2008 and 2013.
Event Co-ordinator at the 2012 and 2014 World Alternative Games in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.
Event organiser at the 2012 Oswestry Games in Shropshire.
Sport Maker and 2012 Paralympic Flame Assistant in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Writing and publications
The Minigolfer’s Guide to Marketing
A marketing and communications ebook designed for anyone interested or involved in minigolf.
Lost Toys R Us Stores
There were once 105 Toys R Us stores in the UK. The business ceased trading in 2018 and all of the shops closed. It is still possible to find traces of the brand on some retail parks and shopping centres around the UK. The book takes a look at some of those old stores between 2019 and 2021.
The Ham & Egger Files
The Ham and Egger Files blog was created in 2006 to highlight my journey into the world of unusual sports and games. The site has grown over the last 17 years and now contains 5,400 posts, receiving 3.1 million page views, on subjects including miniature golf, postcards, travel, food & drink, social history, pub games, urban exploration, retail and more.
Guinness World Records
Consultant contributing to the minigolf records in the 2024 edition of the Guinness World Records book, and the records on the GWR website.
Reflections of a Bygone Age
Picture Postcard Monthly
Contributor and feature writer.
Picture Postcard Annual
InterFun Guide for Operators
World of Bun Throwing
The World of Bun Throwing is the blog dedicated to the town of Abingdon’s unique tradition of Bun Throwing.
Abingdon Town Magazine
Webinars and podcasts
Puttcast minigolf podcast
In February 2024 I joined the podcast as a guest for a discussion focussed on global minigolf trends.
54 Problems minigolf podcast
In October 2022 I joined the podcast as a guest for a discussion of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Miniature Golf Day and more, including a virtual trip to minigolf courses of the past. In December 2023 I was a guest on the podcast for a feature on Guinness World Records.
InterFun Guide for Operators
I provided my top 20 must-do tips for venues in the InterFun Guide for Operators.
Mini-golf in the time of Covid-19
InterGame’s discussion of the opportunities and challenges of operating a mini-golf venue amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Let’s Talk Leisure
Briq Bookings’ discussion of marketing, minigolf, competitive socialising, effects of the coronavirus pandemic and more.
2021 NCFE Level 2 in Understanding Business Improvement Techniques at Babington.
2000 – 2003 BA(Hons) Marketing at the University of Bedfordshire.
1998 – 2000 GNVQ Advanced Business Studies at Abingdon & Witney College.