Tim Dwelly is a consultant and journalist with over 20 years' experience writing about housing, regeneration and related issues. Starting out as a freelance journalist writing for national newspapers, trade press and conducting TV current affairs research, he joined Shelter's ROOF magazine in 1989. He became an influential editor, achieving major national media coverage of housing and homelessness issues and raising them as political issues

In 1995 he returned to his birthplace Cornwall to work from home, a telework pioneer. Since then, he has carried out freelance work for a variety of clients including government departments, the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Work Foundation. He now specialises in live/work property, regeneration, flexible working and economic development

Since 1995 Tim has increasingly offered an integrated service to clients, project managing not only the research and writing of reports but photos, design and print/multi-media - skills developed as a magazine editor. Tim Dwelly in Partnership was set up in 2000 to formalise this service. The organsiation is now very much run as a team and is today more commonly referred to as TDiP

Since 2003 Tim has also been director of the Live Work Network, the UK's leading knowledge sharing service and consultancy on home based business and live/work property. The Network, which has over 300 members, holds seminars, offers specialist consultancy and produces national reports. It is now a limited company which owns TDiP, which continues to provide services as before