Content for charity magazines, talking magazines, web design, photography and sound engineering (e.g. recording musical concerts)
Ian's clients have included the BBC, Sky, ILRs, RSLs, hospital and community radio stations, cable TV, a number of magazines and newspapers, a number of websites, including the It's BRITAIN series which he founded and edits, a number of high-profile commissioned blogs, and charity work on hospital wards, in a drop-in centre, in social inclusion, and charity committee work.
- 2.1 honours degree in Journalism
- CENTRA Media Studies diploma
- LMFC Music and Technology course
- A Levels Music, Physics & Maths
- 8 As and a B at GCSE
- CVS Step up to Volunteering course
Hi. I’m Ian Birch.
I live in in North West England.
I have an adorable 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Amber and I love local theatre. My home overlooks rolling hills and the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
I have wide musical tastes from early music to the occasional chart topper and play piano and keyboards. I have toured abroad with orchestras and choirs and have appeared on BBC and C4 TV or radio singing or playing music. I studied music for a year at university before changing to journalism!
Quick quotes from Ian's testimonials:
"Ian has a gift for the written and spoken word and was a top one percentile student -- a delight to teach.”Ros Healy University of Central Lancashire
"Ian is a talented and dedicated features writer and blogger, with a passion for what he does, a team player, and very kind.”Charlotte Fantelli Uncovered Magazine
"Ian is enthusiastic and dedicated, always works to deadline, attends meetings when he can, and writes every issue.”Suzy Kennedy Creative Life Magazine