Geoff Paddock spent ten years as a journalist with Thomson regional newspapers in the northwest of England, and his later career has been spent in high-level corporate communications. He is an experienced press officer and crisis manager, and developed his skills in this area in the corporate press offices of British Nuclear Fuels and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI ), both household names in controversial sectors. Most recently he has run a small consultancy specializing in digital communications. Clients have included FTSE 100 companies. Geoff is based in London.