The storytellers at our October evening:
Trevor Sturgess is a freelance journalist whose wide experience and lifetime spent in the industry has seen him win a number of awards. Having previously worked covering the Middle East, he went on to become business editor at the Kent Messenger Group, a post he held for 23 years. Founder of the Kent Business newspaper, his freelance career now also takes in media and PR consultancy as well as journalism
Kam is an acupuncturist whose specialist areas of expertise are fertility issues, pain management and facial rejuvenation. A member of the British Acupuncture Council, she works as an independent consultant practitioner at various locations, including Edenbridge and Tonbridge. She is a graduate of the International College of Oriental Medicine, gaining her BSc Hons, Acupuncture in 2014. Her great passion is working on female health issues, helping her clients to move forward in both their businesses and their lives.
Richard describes himself as “A Sidcup lad who left school without any qualifications, working alongside his dad and his brother as a jobbing builder”. After nine years he went out on his own, going into business for himself. Initially, a ‘one-man band’, in the early 1990s the business blossomed, suddenly taking off to great success. His company, where he is supported by a “brilliant team”, has gone from strength-to-strength and continues to thrive to this day.
Alison is a Health & Wellbeing Coach who bases her practice on cutting-edge, science-based protocols and a nutritional approach. Winner of Health Champion of the Year 2018 in the Kent Health & Beauty Awards, she analyses companies’ workforces to help them create successful wellbeing strategies for their staff, as well as offering comprehensive health checks and lifestyle advice to individuals. She also runs workshops and is a successful public speaker in the UK and her native Canada. Passionate about helping people to reach their optimal health, she views nutritious eating, daily movement, and healthy habits as crucial components of our everyday lives.
A mysterious masked man riding an electric unicycle was first spotted in Tunbridge Wells in 2015. Who was he? What was his purpose? Even to this day, his identity remains a closely guarded secret, but we now know that Ringpullman travels the world to help alleviate the suffering of those, particularly children, in some of the world’s poorest countries. The ringpulls which he collects from the tops of used tin cans, are used to make craft items which are then sold to fund schooling and buy food for underprivileged children. “Who I am doesn’t matter,” says Ringpullman, “who I want to help does. True heroes are those who seek and find a way to help and serve others.”