Career and Clients

Career History

I have worked in corporate communications since the mid-90's. Before going freelance in 2014, I was deputy head of corporate communications at KPMG based in London. I worked at KPMG for over ten years, regularly advising senior leadership on media and communications strategy, generating media coverage through proactive campaigns, managing reputational issues, building relationships with a wide range of journalists, and helping manage the communications team and retained agencies.

I supported senior KPMG global leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos for two years running. I also project-managed the production of the UK annual report in 2006. For several years, I looked after media relations for KPMG's then legal arm KLegal.

Prior to KPMG, I worked in the press offices at both Nationwide Building Society and Axa Sun Life, giving me an excellent understanding of issues in the financial services sector.

I started my communications career at Parcelforce based in Bristol, drafting internal communications including the staff newsletter and dealing with regional media enquiries. 

My Clients

Since going freelance in 2014, I have been supporting a number of clients in different ways.

KPMG - I regularly work as a copywriter for KPMG on a variety of client-facing publications, interviewing partners and spokespeople and producing concise and readable copy.  

Examples of publications I have worked on can be viewed here and also here.

Bevan Brittan - I provide media relations and copywriting support to national law firm Bevan Brittan, raising their profile in both legal and sector press.

Examples of coverage can be found here and also here.

Brachers LLP - I provide copywriting support to national law firm Brachers, working on press releases, opinion pieces and client-facing materials.

An example of my work can be found here.

Tempest Forensic Accounting - I worked with Bristol-based Tempest Forensic Accounting to generate local and trade press coverage around the expansion of the firm and the outlook for the forensic accounting sector.  

An example of coverage achieved can be viewed here.

I also work for a range of other clients on an ad-hoc or ongoing basis, including:

  • Institute of Customer Service
  • Speed Communications
  • DWP Public Relations
  • Stephens Scown LLP
  • Clarus Consulting

References can be supplied upon request.