- London, GB
- £100 /hr
- Available now
Creating content for the Research and Innovation section of the corporate website of Solvay S.A.
I am a self-employed communications consultant, creative writer, editor and freelance journalist. My clients include the UK's second largest nightclubs business, a multi-nationalmore...I am a self-employed communications consultant, creative writer, editor and freelance journalist. My clients include the UK's second largest nightclubs business, a multi-national chemicals company based in Paris (for whom I edit their corporate website) and several other individuals and organisations. I am also an adviser on corporate, City and financial relations to several private companies and a consultant on marketing and public relations.
Through my work in the management of corporate reputation, crisis and risk, I have considerable experience in the areas of compliance and corporate transparency, as well as of working closely with local authority planning and licensing committees and officers.
I have also devised corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines and policies for several companies, covering such issues as recycling, the smoking ban and working with local communities. I sit on the forward planning and CSR committees of two of my clients.
I write regularly for trade publications, specialising in leisure and entertainment industry interviews and features. I also moderate seminars and conferences, am an adept compère and public speaker and have appeared many times on TV and radio. I also retain an insight into the television, film, music and media sectors and a profound insight into the management and operation of charities.
Area Covered: All UK, Europe and USA.
Work Experience Summary: Past and current projects include:
Freelance assignments for Leisure Management, Health Club Management and Spa Business magazines - I interview 'captains of industry' for this respected group of leisure industry trade journals.
Freelance assignments for Club Mirror magazine; Member of judging panel for Club Mirror Awards
Member of judging panel for The Publican Awards and The Publican Pub Food Awards
Writing and editing of English-language intranet site for employee-shareholders of Rhodia SA, a multi-national chemicals company based in Paris.
Creation and editing of all written website content for Rhodia SA's corporate website, www.rhodia.com, which went live in September 2008.
[My work for Rhodia is in association with Replay New Media]
Nexum Leisure Ltd. I handle corporate media relations and crisis management for this major leisure operator.
Eclectic Bars Ltd. Various ad-hoc corporate relations projects.
First Leisure Corporation PLC. Reputation management and external communications consultant, responsible for the public relations function in general, working above and alongside the company’s outside PR consultancy.
Specific responsibilities also included corporate and financial PR and investor relations and serving as a member of the company’s social responsibility committee.
The company is no longer in existence, but I continue to work for its former CEO, now head of Nexum Leisure.
Sycamore Leisure Ltd. Corporate public relations consultant
Penton Exhibitions Ltd. Organisation of seminars at the Leisure Industry Week exhibition (2001)
Okarito (France). Editorial contributor to staff magazine of Gemplus SA, the world’s biggest provider of smart card-enabled technology, products and services
Journalist, creative writer and communications consultant