I’ve written for leaders across business, academia, local government – even for a member of the Royal Family.
I specialise in storytelling, and I enjoy working with the speaker to ensure that the speech balances their voice with their organisation’s objectives.
As a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, and the European Speechwriter Network, I approach this work with the highest professional and ethical standards.
This all sounds rather serious. For a lighter take on speechwriting, take a look at my blog.
I currently have a full-time in-house role. However, I’m occasionally available for freelance commissions and always available for uniquely interesting projects.
I’m particularly keen to explore long-term ghostwriting projects.
Confidentiality is, of course, guaranteed.
Example speech topics, events and audiences
- Tech, digital society and innovation
- Financial and professional services
- Brexit, the national economy and the UK’s place in the global economy
- Higher education, university governance and research
- Policing, crime and cyber security
- Philanthropy and charity
- Democracy, the rule of law and the judiciary
- Culture, art and sport
- Banquets, conferences and summits
- Product launches and pitches
- Graduation ceremonies and speech days
- Political and Parliamentary engagements
- All-hands and town halls
- Remembrance and commemorative occasions
- Faith groups and Livery Companies
- Internal stakeholders
In this podcast, I discuss what speechwriting involves: the speechwriter’s responsibilities, ethical questions, ways of working, and more.
I offer some advice to would-be speechwriters in this post: different routes into political, public sector, and business speechwriting.