I have been fortunate enough to have the support of the local community and have been propelled forward by the power of social media. I am always keen to hear from other people, if you are a baker, a Great British Bake Off fan, an exoffender, I am all ears open!
With support from people like Lorraine Pascale, Tom Herbert, Donald Trump, Hilary Devey, Raymond Blanc, Lisa Faulkner, the list goes on; it just goes to show that with a lot of hard work and determination, you can achieve your goals.
I am a proud supporter of the Mind Charity, I'm running the Great Manchester Run 2014 on behalf of Manchester Mind and running baking workshops with them throughout the year!
Please have a listen to my BBC interview below, a prime example of how lucky I have been to get my message across.