Umar has worked with several local, national and global media organisations during his career, which you can view some of his work by clicking the links below:




Umar is passionate about writing and producing content around consumer and enterprise technology, data journalism, local news, the media industry and business.

Here are a few links to his work being published on different digital newspaper/magazine websites which you can check out below:


Stockholm Data Parks announces three new facilities – 12/11/2019

EdgeMicro deploys micro data centers in Southern United States – 31/10/2019

Journo Resources

A Day in the Life of… Jim Rosenthal, ITV Sports Presenter – 18/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Adam Shepherd, Reviews and Community Editor at IT Pro – 11/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Lewis Warner, Reporter at ITV News Border – 04/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Louise Goodman, ITV’s Pit-Lane Reporter – 01/10/2019

The Overtake

The autistic football fan who has visited 92 football league clubs in 12 years – 20/08/2019

Birmingham Updates

Parklife: Birmingham’s hidden parks to explore for Summer fun – 23/05/2019

Skinny Oat Latte please! Some of the best vegetarian and vegan coffee shops to help your productivity – 13/05/2019

Where’s the vinyl? The hidden gems of Birmingham’s record shops – 18/04/2019

Donkey Kong anyone? Retro Gaming Shops to check out in Birmingham – 09/04/2019

Mirror Sport

Which WWE Superstars are the most successful in WrestleMania main events? – 02/04/2019


Easter 2019 date: When is Easter – when is the Easter bank holiday? – 27/03/2019

Hawaii volcano news: How scientists PREDICTED Hawaii volcano was on BRINK of HUGE eruption – 27/03/2019

Computer Business Review

EXCLUSIVE – Government Awards £500m Data Centre Contract without Competitive Tender as Brexit Looms – 24/07/2018

Matt Calkins – “You Don’t Code Software, You Draw it Out” – 04/07/2018

GitHub Sold for $7.5 Billion in Microsoft Stock – 04/06/2018


5 Reasons to be Excited about the Huawei P20 – 31/03/2018

What Will 5G mean for Broadband and Mobile Users? – 22/03/2018

India’s Video Games Industry is becoming a Billion-Dollar Market – 17/03/2018


MINI announces crews for 2017 Dakar Rally – 10/11/2016

Osian Pryce: “Luckily it all came along in the end” – 02/11/2016

The Championship That Never Was – Grönholm Loses 2006 WRC Title by One Point – 21/10/2016

Read Motorsport

Mixed fortunes for ABT Schaeffler in Buenos Aires – 07/02/2016

F1 teams and bosses agree engine cost reductions – 20/01/2016

Pirelli’s Tyreless Debate for 2017 – 12/01/2016

Digbeth is Good

Today’s HS2 Event – 29/09/2015

The Irish World

Sean McDermotts cruise past St Barnabas – 15/04/2015

Warwickshire off to flying start – 22/03/2015

Data Journalism and Tableau

For more than a few years, Umar has used data journalism tools such as Tableau, R and SQL to create data visualisations and dashboards that make an impact and help make sense of the stories he is telling and communicating.

You can view his Tableau Public profile, and feel free to have a look at some of the visualisations he has created below.



PR, Marketing and Content Creation

Alongside his journalism and data visualisation work, Umar has also worked in the public relations and marketing industries through working with Birmingham City University as a Student Ambassador and Level Up Mentor for all three years of his university degree.

Most recently during the end of 2018 to the start of 2019, Umar worked with Birmingham-based content marketing agency HDY Agency. Immediately, he worked on a number of high-profile projects and client briefs, including planning and organising the agency’s first media briefing with the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.

Umar’s writing skills were also put to good use as he produced client copy for one of the agency’s clients National Express on Christmas pantomimes for the family to visit across the UK in 2018. Also, he has written blog posts for HDY’s in-house blog around current and emerging content marketing trends such as chatbots and messenger marketing.

You can view some of Umar’s PR, marketing and content creation work below:

HDY Agency

10 best UK Christmas Pantomimes 2018 – National Express

How Do You Utilise Chatbots for Messenger Marketing? – HDY Agency Blog

Is It Possible to Socialise & Amplify An Exclusive Event? – HDY Agency Blog