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Contributor: Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella, NRi Digital

Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.

Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.

Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

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