Cheryl Buggy: Amplifying Voices and Inspiring Change Through Express FM


Introducing Cheryl Buggy, one of our incredible Trailblazers.


The Trailblazer’s Role in the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards

A trailblazer, in the context of the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, plays a crucial role in shining a spotlight on the remarkable women within the community. These individuals sift through nominations to uncover and celebrate the stories of women who have made significant contributions to Portsmouth, embodying courage, innovation, and inspiration. Cheryl Buggy, with her extensive background in broadcasting, teaching, and writing, serves as a prime example of a trailblazer, dedicating her expertise for a second year to acknowledge and honour the exceptional achievements of women across the City.


Express FM: Giving Portsmouth a Voice

As the Co-founder of Express FM, Cheryl Buggy has been instrumental in establishing one of the UK’s longest-running community radio stations. Express FM’s mission to give the people of Portsmouth a voice has been realised through a blend of talent showcase and aspiration raising. With a modest core team and a large volunteer base, the station has become a cornerstone of community broadcasting, thanks to Cheryl’s vision and the innovative approach to radio and community engagement.


A Career Built on Passion and Emotional Intelligence

Cheryl’s career trajectory from teaching and broadcasting to writing and specialising in Emotional Intelligence showcases her diverse talents and her passion for storytelling. Her journey through various creative and communicative fields reflects a deep-seated belief in the power of personal stories to inspire and motivate others. Through her work, Cheryl has highlighted the importance of Emotional Intelligence, self-belief, and the courage to pursue one’s dreams, principles that she continues to advocate for in her role as a trailblazer.


Inspiring Portsmouth’s Women Through Recognition

Cheryl Buggy’s involvement in the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards as a trailblazer stems from her conviction in the power of inspiration. Having interviewed countless individuals over the years, Cheryl understands the impact of recognition and the importance of celebrating those who dare to dream and overcome challenges. Her message emphasises self-belief, the willingness to take risks, and the understanding that failure is merely a stepping stone to greater achievements.


A Beacon of Inspiration and Empowerment

Cheryl Buggy’s message to the nominees and attendees of the awards resonates with encouragement and insight. “One of the key messages I took away from my years of interviewing people is how we can so limit ourselves. A bit of self-belief, and courage, and positive self-talk, and not being afraid to take risks, and realising failure is just part of learning and growing can go a very long way. All of the women nominated in the IWPA are exemplars of that!” This quote captures Cheryl’s belief in the transformative power of resilience and determination, emphasising that breaking through self-imposed limitations is key to personal and professional growth. Her insights inspire not just the nominees but everyone in the community to embrace their potential and pursue their aspirations with confidence.


Join the Celebration of Inspirational Achievements

As we celebrate the extraordinary women of Portsmouth, let’s draw inspiration from Cheryl Buggy’s journey and her commitment to amplifying the voices of those around her. Follow the excitement and be part of this inspirational journey by staying connected with us on social media @pamodzi_creatives. Together, we celebrate the stories, achievements, and the indomitable spirit of Portsmouth’s women.