Address & contact details
c/o The Workbox
4th Floor, PZ360, St Mary’s Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4DZ
tel 01736 333073 mobile 07811 205765

Date of birth
21/11/1963 Redruth

10 O levels, 4 A levels (English, Economics, Politics, Spanish) 1st class honours in Drama BA, Manchester University 1986

Freelance journalist from 1987 to 1989, contributing to the Guardian, Independent, Observer, Time Out, City Limits, BBC Panorama (researcher on Lady Porter programme) and many more. Regular contributor to Housing Associations Weekly, Public Service Local Government. Journalist on ROOF magazine, Shelter 1989 to 2000, Editor/publisher from 1993 to 1996. Stepped down as Editor upon moving to Cornwall in 1996. Experienced at media appearances/press work, organiser of high level political debates and contributor to web site

As Editor and Publisher of ROOF magazine I managed four staff including a marketing manager and advertising sales person. I was budget holder for an annual turnover of £270,000 and responsible for income of £280,000. The magazine had to break even as a condition of being produced by the charity Shelter. I was also responsible for recruitment. I am now director of regeneration consultancy Tim Dwelly in Partnership Ltd and the national Live Work Network, both with fast growing turnovers

Freelance work from 1996

For Joseph Rowntree Foundation:
Questions of quality - ten questions for local authorities involved in new social housing (1998)
Community Investment - the growing role for housing associations (1999)
Arts and regeneration - proposals to the National Assembly of Wales (2000)
Living at work - a new policy framework for modern home working (2000)
Creative regeneration - lessons from Wales (2000)
Our home not the home - residents views on new care homes (2001)
Also various Findings and articles in the publication 'Search'

For others:
Sustainable home ownership - the debate, for Chartered Institute of Housing (1998)
Living in the future - 24 sustainable development ideas from the UK (UK submission to the UN Habitat 2 conference, 1996)
Working together, annual report Croydon Community Health Trust (1995)
Funding the future, Kerrier District Council housing strategy (design only, 1999)
The tenant participation manifesto 2000, North British and South Yorkshire housing associations (1999)
Annual Review of New Deal for Communities programme, DETR/Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (May 2001)

West Ferry work/live, Peabody Trust (2002)
Time to go home, Work Foundation (2003)

Tim Dwelly in Partnership Ltd
Director since 2002. The company undertakes policy research and communciations jobs for numerous clients in central government, local government, housing and teleworking sectors. Current clients include the ODPM, NRU, Work Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Peabody Trust, Tomorrow Project, Riviera Housing Trust, Housing Quality Network, Carrick District Council, Penwith Housing Association and Inside Housing magazine.

Reports include:
Neighbourhood Renewal Unit annual review, NRU (2002)
Disconnected - social housing tenants and the homeworking revolution, Housing Corporation (2002)
New Deal for Communities annual review 2002, NRU (2003)
Neighbourhood management conference reports, NRU (2002 and 2003)
Housing market renewal conference report 2003, ODPM (2004)

Live Work Network
Director of Live Work Network ( since October 2003. The Network supports knowledge sharing and good practice in the growing live/work sector (properties that combine workspace and home). Supported by ODPM, the Housing Corporation, Places for People Group and Peabody Trust.

Work includes:
Homes that work, housig associations as providers of live/work property, Housing Corporation/Peabody (2003)
Viability study consultancy work for a wide range of private and public sector live/work developers from 2003
National seminar on planning live/work business clusters, supported by BT, 2004

Workhubs Network
Director of Workhubs Network ( The leading consultancy service supporting workhubs – shared workspaces for micros and freelancers (sometimes called co-working spaces). Also runs a directory listing these across the UK

The Workbox
Tim runs two workhubs in Cornwall, at Penzance and Truro. See

I am a former chairman of an EU funded initiative to support small businesses/freelancers reliant on new technology in Cornwall - the Digital Peninsula Network. The Network secured funding from the DTI's 'innovative cluster' budget and from the EU Objective One programme. See