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My work falls into three categories - writing, marketing and mentoring - which are all interlinked with my love for words and people and interspersed with emotion and empathy.



Writing is my first love.  I was editor of Welcome Aboard, P&O Ferries, onboard magazine for 6 years. I have been writing for 30 years and have had numerous articles and press releases published in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and trade publications.  Here are a few comment my clients have said...

I worked with Sharon to produce quarterly magazines for P&O Ferries which involved creating engaging advertising copy, writing unique travel and lifestyle articles and conducting celebrity interviews. Tight deadlines meant many late nights and weekends lost to getting the publications out but we never missed a deadline and always produced a first class quality magazine.
This was largely achieved by the dedication and professionalism that Sharon brought to the job and her determination to achieve very high standards.  She is a very focused person and is not afraid to go that extra mile for her clients. I would be delighted to work with Sharon again in the future.
Sharon L Gillespie
Managing Director, Davenport Publishing & Imagine8 NI


I have built my career working for some amazing large corporate organisations including Bank of Ireland and P&O Ferries and smaller family-owned businesses such as MJM Marine and Dunbia as well as trade bodies including Livestock & Meat Commission and Irish Security Industry Association.  I have set up marketing functions from scratch, I have developed successful marketing strategies, I have created some amazing marketing campaigns and I have planned and managed digital marketing strategies which have seen engagement quadrupled.  

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and I really hope we get to work together in the future.  I really appreciate the support you gave me and the massive contribution you made.  You made such a difference to the company.  Everyone I've talked to misses you.
Elizabeth O'Connor
HR & Legal Director, MJM Marine


One of the most satisfying parts of my career has been the opportunity and privilege to mentor people, businesses or charities.  I have been fortunate to work with individuals, small businesses and community groups where I have nurtured, mentored and supported them to achieve their objectives.  

Dear Sharon
Enormous thanks for being an amazing partner to work with and for all your hard work on the Azamara Pursuit.
Richard Tywnam
Managing Director, Azamara Cruises
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