Born in Nottingham and now based in Birmingham, I am passionate about welcoming visitors from around the world to my country and region, and making sure they experience it at its very best. A keen traveller myself, I understand what makes a trip truly special and this is what guides all of my work as a guide and tour manager.
I have experience of guiding, tour planning and tour management throughout the whole of Europe, however these days I specialise in my home country, covering large parts of England, Wales and Scotland.
I hold a Blue Badge (the highest level qualification for a British tourist guide) for the Heart of England region, which comprises Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cotswolds, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire, and I am a member of both the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
I am also a full member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I am fluent in English and German, and I am qualified to guide in both languages.
I pride myself on the thoroughness of the planning and research I put into all my tours. One-time and regular clients alike love my engaging and informative style, but also my professional approach to every aspect of their trip.
I have provided a tour planning and tourist guiding service for groups and individuals as varied as a coach tour around Birmingham and the surrounding region for an Austrian football team’s supporters’ club, a three-day trip to Leicestershire for German business professionals, a three-week tour of London and South England for an American couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, a four day tour of Yorkshire and the Lake District for a group of German holiday-makers, a day tour of the Cotswolds for a group of people celebrating a gentleman’s 60th birthday, a tour of Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery for a group of French trainee teachers, a week exploring sites associated with JRR Tolkien for academics from New Mexico, USA, and a ten-day tour of Harry Potter filming locations for an Austrian high school.
You can rest assured that whatever your requirements, I can tailor-make a tour for you.