Angie’s priorities are:
- halting the downgrading of QEQM Hospital
- increased funding for our local schools
- a building programme for social housing
- eliminating the housing waiting list in Thanet
- a cohesive green transport policy to reduce air pollution
- building proper cycle paths
- improved public transport links
Angie’s Career Path
Angie started her career at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in one of the research departments, before transitioning into the world of information technology (IT) during the technological revolution in 1982.
During this time, Angie implemented computerised systems for many legal and insurance companies in the City of London.
Returning to her native county of Kent in 1991, Angie brought her data management skills to Pfizer’s Drug Safety Department, and was responsible for monitoring the drug safety of the company’s pharmaceutical portfolio.
After her children were born, up until 2008, Angie continued to work in this role part-time, when she eventually left to work for Quex Park.
At Quex Park, she was involved in reviewing the management of IT systems and human resources. In addition, Angie worked with all tourism-related business in East Kent, including Visit Thanet and Visit Kent, to raise the profile of Quex Park, and marketing it as a desirable tourist destination.
In recent years, Angie has become involved with many diversification projects, including Quex Foods, the former producer of Kentish Oils and Kent Crisps.
Kentish Oils and Kentish Crisps
In 2014, Angie initiated a management buy-out of Quex Foods, a subsidiary of Quex Park, when the latter took the decision to concentrate investment into its core business. Angie’s own company, AMC Foods, became the owner of Kentish Oils and Kent Crisps.
After winning contracts to supply P&O Ferries and British Airways, in addition to working with numerous local businesses, in 2016, Angie stood down as CEO of AMC Foods, in order to pursue her ambition to become a counsellor.
Angie’s Work In The Community
Angie has spent several years training with Canterbury Community Counselling Service, and also volunteers at her local primary school. In addition, she is a trustee of Louie’s Helping Hands, a local charity, which supports children with complex medical and educational needs.
She is also a founder member of the Thanet Community Land Trust (a non-political organisation), working to develop community-led housing. Angie also carries out volunteer work for a local homeless charity, helping people right across Thanet.
Angie is passionate about proper Mental Health care, Lifelong Education, and Community Housing. To this end, she works – both individually and collectively – to improve access to services for those in need.
As well as counsellor training, Angie is currently studying for several qualifications in Mental Health support.
Angie’s passion, determination, energy, and care for her community are the driving forces which push her to help improve the quality of life for so many people.
Angie and Politics
Angie has been involved in politics since 2016, when owing to her concern about increases in hate speech and the disconnect between communities in the UK, she joined the Liberal Democrats .
She passionately believes in an open and tolerant society, where our differences become the strengths that bind us together, rather than the divisions which tear us apart.
Angie believes that everyone can live life as they wish, as long as it doesn’t infringe anyone else’s rights or cause harm.
She’s also determined to help create a more caring society; one which provides equal opportunities for all. A society that values every child for all of their skills, and not merely academic ability.
Developed over many years, Angie’s own diverse skillset will be fully utilised when working as an MP for North Thanet.