Julie is global editor at Pioneers Post and a freelance writer and editor.
Julie trained as a magazine journalist at Cardiff University, following a degree in social and cultural studies from Nottingham University. She works on projects which do good – recently she's edited magazines for young people in foster care and created a regular online publication to support charity leaders. Her clients include not only social enterprises and charities but also private companies and government departments whose work is embedded in positive social values.
She lives in a small off-grid house on a hillside in Catalunya and is mostly solar-powered.
The Queen's Speech, marking the annual state opening of the UK parliament, was dominated by the Levelling Up agenda. But the most animated response among the impact community was from the Better Business Act campaign.
More than 100 members of international social enterprise community sign open letter urging ministers to reconsider decision to defund SENScot, saying timing "couldn't be any worse" and that SENScot is an example of international best practice.
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