Amanda Davey

Tilia Publishing UK

Describe What You Do

Write books and sell our greeting cards on an underpinning theme of showcasing (and celebrating) our world. Natural history, landscape, photographs, history, biography and things we don’t realise we see even when we see them.

Why Have You Signed up to Be a Sand Mentor?

I believe that young people can only make good decisions when they know of the rich variety of opportunities there are out there.

What Is Your Business/Work Ethos?

Business ethos is to introduce people to the things they don’t yet know about that they may see every day. Natural history, their environment, nature’s wonders, man’s amazing constructions and designs. Technology is a valuable and exciting tool and I believe strongly in innovative solutions – inspiring young people in scientific pursuits is part of that – my favourite school subjects were maths and art and I still love them both. Promoting a love of maths is unusual and yet vital for good technology to happen.

I also believe in motivation. To love what you do makes the day go better and that is just better all round. This covers inclusion, environmental awareness without being obsessive, flexible working, fun, and decency to others.