I’m Lorna Parsons. I work predominantly in Architecture & the Built Environment, and I also work alongside Web Developers, artists, copywriters…. This is a site mainly about small business management, web2.0 & technology, and online marketing & communications.
Using my skills and experience I offer a Office Management and Business Development consultancy service to SMEs, particularly those in the Built Environment.
I relish finding ways for small businesses to communicate and market themselves more effectively and I work with companies, locally and nationally, to find ways to increase productivity and ultimately improve the efficiency of their business. I have several years of experience at management level so am able to offer additional advice on business development.
In 2012 and 2013 I was invited to be a Visiting Lecturer for the Part 3 course at Birmingham School of Architecture at BCU. During 2012 I was working with Axis Design Architects in a marketing and Business development capacity and I also helped things to tick along at Made Media until they found themselves a permanent office manager.
In the past I worked for for MADE as their Social Media Advisor during 2010 and 2011, and I helped to bring an element of Web2.0 to the CABE Urban Design Summer School in 2010. I’m proud to have been one of the co-organisers of not one, but two very successful Be2Camp Brum events in 2009 and 2010, and try to get involved with other Be2Camp events around the country.
In a past incarnation (the one before I had children) I used to spend my spare time doing a variety of things: I was the chair of the Management Committee for Sutton Coldfield Local, a hyperlocal website and not-for-profit community programme aimed at helping Sutton Coldfield find its digital voice; I was also chair of the West Midlands Forum for Tomorrow between March 2010 and March 2011; I’m passionate about Architecture so I created Telling Storeys: a year-long photo-based project that shared knowledge about Birmingham’s architecture. I also used really enjoy running, but lately spare time has been at a minimum so I hope to start running again when I have the time. One day. Maybe.
I’m a wife and mum to twins.
Here’s my LinkedIn profile for a full run-down of my career to date.