Writer. Editor. Ideasmith.
I know a lot of people say they ‘have a passion’ for this or that, but when I say I have a passion for social innovation and sustainability, I really do mean it. To me, there could be no better job than helping and inspiring people and organisations to find better ways to live, work and play.
I have over six years of experience working in communications, investment, research, CSR and public policy. I’ve written for local and national publications, worked with creative design agencies and advised companies and governments on subjects ranging from social media to EU policy.
I’m the founder & editor of online magazine and ideas hub, The Ideas Arcade, am an RSA Fellow and have a 1st class degree in politics. I’m a volunteering enthusiast, and am currently involved with several fantastic organisations including Breast Cancer Care, Macmillan and the Bristol Pound.
Taking photographs, climbing rocks and growing my own food makes me smile. I have (at least) 15 different types of tea on the shelf in my kitchen, and can never decide if I love the mountains or the ocean more.
I also love Marmite (condolences to the haters).
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Francesca revolutionised the way I describe and market my social enterprise over the course of three phone calls. Her input to the IF project was invaluable, whether in the form of bringing clarity and new-found effervescence to our written messaging or setting the strategic direction of a wider communications plan. She is insightful, inspiring and very easy to work with. If you’re currently growing a small business, charitable project or social enterprise I would highly recommend giving Francesca a call.”
“Francesca’s expertise and advice has really helped us to communicate more clearly what Auntie Daisy is all about, allowing us to articulate the balance between our commercial and social aims. She has helped us at all levels, from thinking strategically about what our brand represents, all the way to directly advising us on copy and messages. Thanks Francesca!”