“I’ve been a member of the Writers’ Guild since I started writing professionally. An established member – who understood how important recruiting new members is to the Guild – spoke to me about the Guild after a performance of one of my plays and signed me up. I was encouraged to attend meetings in Cardiff and learnt tonnes about the industry from writers I wouldn’t have met unless I’d joined. A few years later I became the Wales Representative on the Executive Committee and started taking part in negotiations. I organised events in Cardiff and represented the Guild at the Federation of Entertainment Unions (Wales). Before becoming Chair of the Guild (2012-2015), I was a Deputy Chair for three years and Chair of the Editorial and Communications Committee.
“I realised many years ago that writers were the only group that could – and should – represent their interests effectively. We can best do this by working together. The Writers’ Guild is a small but influential organisation. By encouraging more members to become involved in the Guild’s day-to-day work we can only be stronger.”