Author Archives: Martin Smith

About Martin Smith

Project Manager

Martin currently works full-time as the Senior Hub Co-Ordinator on the Creative English Project. He has worked for FaithAction and its parent organisation Lifeline Projects for over 6 years and has held numerous roles, including Project Manager, Project Delivery Officer and Data and Technical Support Officer. His background is IT Management, holding an MCSE, ITIL foundation cert and Prince 2 project management qualifications.

Nine tips for taking a better photo

Everybody uses photos, whether for a report, website, or other marketing materials. Photos are a great way to capture a moment, summarise a message, or make your mark as a organisation. As an ex-professional photographer, it bothers me to see the same mistakes being made […]

The Difference Creative English Can Make

There is one thing that strikes me most when I visit the Creative English hubs. It doesn’t matter whether the hub is in Bradford or Bristol or Luton or Lancashire – the thing is just how much fun the learners have. The learners and the […]

Bad News for Men!

Last week I attended the House of Lords for the Launch of the Men’s Health Manifesto, published by the Men’s Health Forum. Generally, its bad news for men: 20% of men never reach retirement age. That’s 1 in 5. Look at your friends. Lifestyle, drinking […]