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.

Hire Me

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.

Let’s chat.

Lord Mayors Banquet Prime Minister speech
Lord Mayor’s Banquet 2018, Guildhall, London

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


What do speechwriters do?

In this podcast, I discuss what speechwriting involves: the speechwriter’s responsibilities, ethical questions, ways of working, and more.

How do I become a speechwriter?

I offer some advice to would-be speechwriters in this post: different routes into political, public sector, and business speechwriting.

How do I write a funny speech?

If you need to write a humorous business speech, read this guide.
If you need jokes for an awards speech, a prize-giving ceremony, a wedding or Best Man speech, here are some tips on what not to do!

How do I write a good speech?

I regularly update my blog with advice for speechwriters and analyses of speeches.
If you only have time for one post, I’d point you towards this guide to audience psychology.

Where can I hire a speechwriter or ghostwriter in London?