This included 11 years specialising in Housing as Head of ICT Services in an ALMO. Previous experience includes being the Revenues Manager in charge of collecting Council Tax and Business Rates, a PFI Project Manager and E-Business Project Manager.
Trish has been a mentor for the National Graduates Development Programme, an Executive Member of the Inter Authorities Group, and founded and co-ordinated the London and Southern ALMO's Head's of ICT Group. She has spoken at a number of National Conferences.
Trish's skills include quickly absorbing information about new subjects and being able to turn her hand at almost anything. As such she runs and maintains a number of information websites on an assorted range of topics.
Having, as she call it, escaped from the Rat Race, Trish now concentrates on writing and website design and management.
With a degree in Experimental Psychology followed by 3 years research into Artificial Intelligence, Trish moved into the workplace and gained 28 years experience of working in Local Government.
Trish's first step into dog showing didn't go well. With no idea what she was doing she went to a Companion Show, felt totally out of place and didn't go back to the show ring for 25 years.
The next time she was better prepared. She went to ringcraft training, and trawled the internet trying to find out what happened at shows. But quickly found there were huge gaps in the available information. Although she had more of an idea the second time around, the vast amount of what she didn't know ended up making her feel a bag of nerves!
So as her own knowledge grew she decided to write a book which would give newcomers all those details that will prepare them for their first entry into the show ring.
The book grew and grew, and Trish, using her experience in interpreting legislation, and with the help of experienced exhibitors and judges, has gone through the main Showing Regulations and put together what the exhibitor (both beginner and advanced) needs to know in plain, simple English. Stand! will provide a reference guide for people at all levels of showing.
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Trish and Snuggler Honey Pie over Smokeywater (AKA Bess).
Photo: Laura Kolbach