I have worked with five parish councils and committees, and on neighbourhood planning, community managed libraries, recreation areas and cemetery management. I hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) from the Society of Local Council Clerks and work as a freelance consultant with the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Parish Councils. I also advise on engaging with the news and social media and on community heritage strategies
I worked with Maya Vision International and TV historian Michael Wood on the BBC series The Story of England (2009) and Great British Story (2011). In 2014/15, I provided the research, text and images for eighteen heritage panels for Leicester City Council. .
My books are mainly about local and British history, published by Amberley Publishing, Pen & Sword and the History Press. I have twenty-six books in print, and I am a trustee of my local Community Library.