Mark divides his time between working as a self-employed coach and consultant and various activities in the arts. He is a part-time author of children's / YA literature and poetry. Mark also promotes a number of local concerts and loves attending live music events - from Madonna to Metallica, from Kylie to Kiss. He recently completed an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring. For his dissertation he looked at the potential for LGBT Mentoring, specifically with respect to coming-out in work or in other institutions like university or college. He has developed a passionate interest in diversity, equality and inclusivity and how this is achieved in organisations (and thinks Carpenter would approve). He is passionate about establishing the memorial for Carpenter. "Having a public, permanent memorial for such an amazing man is so important. We need to ensure our role models and icons are both celebrated and recognised. This memorial provides a way for us all - and by that I mean a worldwide community - to connect with someone from history who has greatly influenced and inspired us. It may also provide the catalyst for some to discover Edward Carpenter for the first time."