Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Experienced Journalist Catherine Jones Started Her Own Business As A Writer For Hire

Catherine Jones is a writer for hire within the arts, cultural, tourism and heritage sector. 

Prior to this, Catherine worked as a newspaper journalist for 25 years, ‘Most recently as the arts editor at the Liverpool Echo for eight years, and before that I was Capital of Culture Reporter, covering the build up to 2008 and the year itself.’ During this time, there was a restructuring within Catherine’s department at work. Due to this Catherine decided to seek new pastures and think about setting up  her own business, ‘I felt a mixture of sheer terror and elation – a combination which has continued!'

After deciding to take the plunge, Catherine spoke to friends who had followed a similar path. They suggested contacting Enterprise Hub partner; The Women’s Organisation. They set out to support Catherine and make those initial feelings of ‘terror and elation’ disappear. Catherine received guidance from Business Advisor, Jo Mountfort, to discuss her business idea and to set up a business plan. As well as this, Catherine also attended courses, such as Planning for Success and our financial course on Tax and National Insurance.

Read Catherine's full story here

If like Catherine you would like to access expert advice to start your business, contact the Enterprise Hub team on 0151 706 8113 or email