Lorraine is a former freelance broadcaster, mainly with the BBC, as well as film editor with Granada Television.
In 1998, Lorraine was awarded the M.B.E. for “outstanding service to broadcasting and the community”, ad became a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 2008. In addition to this role, she is part of the Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Honours committee, which exists to encourage the people of Greater Manchester to nominate outstanding individuals from the community for an honour.
Lorraine’s care for and involvement with the communities of Greater Manchester, and further afield, have seen her undertake the role of CSV’s Regional Manager, line managing social action desks across the ten BBC radio stations of Northern England. She has also been Chair of the Prince’s Trust for Greater Manchester, is a former Manchester Magistrate, and a NED on both the Stockport and Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authorities. She is currently Ambassador of www.proudandloudarts.com and pankhursttrust.org and https://bridgegm.co.uk/
She is the owner of Countess Publicists www.countesspublicists.co.uk, as well as a theatre reviewer and travel writer.