About

Nathan Lee Davies

Intelligent and creative, I am a hard working individual who has overcome many obstacles in life to accomplish my goals and ambitions, though many remain and I believe I have the determination to carry on achieving.

After being diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at the age of 16 I found the determination to achieve 8 GCSE’s and 3 A-Levels before attending the University of Nottingham where I attained a 2:1 BA (hons) in American Studies.  This degree was extremely interesting and included a six month period in the United States of America, where I was a student at the University of Illinois.  The degree program focussed on the history, literature and culture of North America.  I particularly enjoyed the historical research involved.

As a university graduate I moved in to local media achieving the position of features writer and sub editor at North Wales Newspapers. My duties included writing the daily TV reviews, interviewing celebrities, reviewing hotels and restaurants, recommending family days out at theme parks, correcting the work of other journalists and writing headlines to accompany stories throughout the newspaper.

During my time at the newspaper I was also offered the opportunity to spend six nights on the QE2 as it sailed from Southampton to New York.  While on board, I interviewed stars of stage and screen, and also wrote a double page feature on the facilities and entertainment provided on this famous ship.

I worked on a freelance basis for a period with Welsh Football magazine, Groundtastic and When Saturday Comes and in 2013 I became an author when my first book was published.

I am currently researching and writing my latest book and working on the #SaveWILG campaign to protect independent living for disabled people with high care and support needs throughout Wales. I am also actively fighting for the rights of disabled people in the Wrexham area, contributing a regular column in the Wrexham AFC matchday programme, helping to deliver a centre for independent living for north Wales and in addition to this I am a  committee member of Wrexham AFC Disabled Supporters’ Association.

In November 2017, I was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Glyndwr University for my work in disability rights.

KEY SKILLS

  • Self motivated, displaying high levels of initiative.
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Adapts well to changing work situations.
  • Is committed to delivering a consistently high standard of work.
  • Fully experienced with a strong work ethos.
  • Compassionate and non-judgemental with empathy for others

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING

  • Active Citizenship – Equality and Democracy from Agored Cymru
  • 2:1 BA (hons) from University of Nottingham
  • 3 A Levels.
  • 8 GCSE’s.

INTERESTS

  • Writing and maintaining a blog
  • Football
  • Attending comedy and music concerts
  • Architecture
  • Classic cinema
  • Art