The idea to start Quick Brown Fox came to me after I'd spent several days as a patient on a busy surgical ward and was deeply moved by observing the hospital staff give so much of themselves, often under difficult circumstances.
Feeling humbled, I was inspired to search for my next volunteering role, but I was also considering a return to a marketing communications job, having taken time away from my career to raise my three boys.
The lightbulb moment happened when I realised that, by going freelance, I could tick both boxes - helping businesses with their marketing efforts and getting involved with community organisations by donating time and/or offering reduced rates through my business.
So, Quick Brown Fox was born and I'm absolutely loving it. I get to meet some amazing people who are doing some pretty incredible things and I really enjoy helping to tell their stories.
Oh, and - in case you wondered - the name is a nod to the pangram "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" (a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet), which was routinely used by early telex companies to test new equipment. As a copywriter and marketer (and, yes, maybe a nerd), the associations with accuracy and communication really appeal to me.