Helen P. Stephens is a writer and social entrepreneur.
Following graduation from a music industry management degree, she lived in London, working for a number of music companies. She returned home to Liverpool and worked in a variety of jobs from Playwork to Digital Communications – She even had a short stint as a taxi driver.
Her passion is creative writing and her debut full length novel was published in August 2014.
In 2010 she set up a social enterprise to provide affordable web design services to voluntary and community groups. In 2014 she Co-founded Little Sandbox, a Tech Club for kids providing an environment for children to make use of digital equipment and resources to develop their tech skills. This expanded in 2019 to become a makerspace when Sandbox Workshop was opened to the public in a community library in North Liverpool.
After ten years, Helen stepped down from Sandbox and after volunteering at Walton Vale Community Shop for a few weeks, she started a new social enterprise – Everyone’s Aigburth – a community hub that aims to facilitate local residents working together to improve their community. Their first project was a Food Club, which aims to reduce food waste by stocking surplus food and selling a basket of 10 items for £3.50.
Helen is also a non-executive director/trustee of 4 other social enterprises & Charities: River Oaks Charity, VOLA Learning Consortium, Inclusive Economy Liverpool and Periscope Productions CIC. She is also a member of the Liverpool City Region’s LEP Digital and Creative Board.
She spends her spare time writing, playing video games, watching television and learning the clarinet. She supports Liverpool football club and is a Labour Party Prospective Council Candidate, standing for election in May 2021. She lives with her long term boyfriend and their cat Tilly.