Welcome to Stara


Appologies for any bad links on this site while we transfer the data

I first thought about launching a website nearly 15 years ago and despite having a son who owned a website and design company it just never made it to the top of the list; mine that is, not his.

On the right is a picture of Stara Bridge, the inspiration for the company name. It's a small pack-horse bridge over the river Lynher in Cornwall and I lived a short country-lane walk away in a former life.

I hope the website gives you a good idea of who I am and what I do both personally and professionally. A quick wander around and you will find a few 'show-off' projects. These have been the real incentive to continue the business; you can find some details of the people I work with, and also keep up-to-date with current work. Find out about group events I'm organising and occasionally I post This Years Fun so you can see what I've been doing.

Finally on this Home Page I want to thank all those people who over the years have been mentors, colleagues and co-workers but most of all friends. They are the ones who have had faith in me, who trusted my judgement and who pushed me to do thing

s I didn't think I could do. Some get a name-check in the website but most don't, but that's not to say I value them any the less. They have helped me along from Coventry to Cornwall and on to some of the remotest places on earth here in Western Australia and without them, nothing much would have happened.

Neil Carver-Smith. Director


The End of the Beginning

Line of Duty

State of Play

Soul Music - BBC Radio 4

The Infinite Monkey Cage - BBC Radio 4