Jamie IS Simon Cowell for YCA fashion show

Last Thursday I ‘volunteered’ to act as a judge for a fashion show organised by the Sheffield-based social enterprise, Youth Can Achieve. I’d like to think that I was asked because of my fashion sense, but it might have more to do with my willingness to pretend to be Simon Cowell for a couple of […]

Award success for YCA’s Nikki

Fantastic news on Friday. I’m absolutely thrilled that Nikki Sharpe, the founder of Sheffield-based social enterprise Youth Can Achieve, has been given the ‘Leadership in the Community’ Award at the national ‘Network of Aspiring Women’ Awards. These awards were created by former Apprentice contestant Jo Cameron to celebrate the achievements of women throughout the UK. […]

Ranting about riots

Whoulda-thought-it? Cast your media prejudices aside, because Peter Oborne has written one of the best pieces about the riots affecting London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities. It was published in yesterday’s Telegraph. But I bet I’m not the only one to be getting quite fed up of the knee jerk political opportunism in much of […]