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Working on great comms for the Coventry for intermediaries!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Case study, Projects | 0 comments

Working on great comms for the Coventry for intermediaries!

The Coventry for intermediaries – 10 years of pledges Well – I didn’t stay away long, and from March I’ve been back at Coventry Building Society, this time working with the mortgages team. 91% of their mortgage business comes through intermediaries (brokers to you and me) so they’re vital to the Society. In 2007, they introduced a series of ‘pledges’ … … which were their promises to provide an outstanding level of service to intermediaries. This year marks the 10th anniversary of those...

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Looking for a UK break this year?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Case study, Projects | 0 comments

Looking for a UK break this year?

We’re the laughing stock of Europe anyway, so it’s probably a good idea to stay closer to home! Pretty much everyone knows my views on Brexit by now. And to be honest, now the so-called ‘negotiations’ have started, I’d probably be embarrassed to show my face in a European country. But that’s ok – because lodgeswithhottubs.org.uk has a huge choice of luxury cottages in England, Scotland and Wales with … yes, you guessed it, hot tubs. A great selection of cottages – at good prices. I’ve...

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This year in brief

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Case study | 0 comments

Coventry Building Society. That’s it. That’s what I’ve been doing. Since April, I’ve been working with the lovely people at the Coventry writing the copy for their new website, due for launch at the end of January 2017. It’s been a blast! I’ve liaised with people from every part of the business – branch network, savings, mortgages, marketing, product, legal, compliance, business change, digital – you name them, I’ve hassled them. I’ve loved the work and particularly the...

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Sci-fi 2016

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in News, Projects | 0 comments

Sci-fi 2016

The start of 2016 has largely been about sci-fi! I’ve been proofreading a sci-fi novel, which I’ll be publicising as soon as it’s published and creating a project for children all about space travel which will go on sale later in the year. It’s exciting stuff and brought to you by the people who gave you Geo Journey.  

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The largest, most trusted online payment provider for schools

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Case study, News, Projects | 0 comments

The largest, most trusted online payment provider for schools

ParentPay allows schools to receive payments securely online. It makes life easier for parents because they can add funds to their account to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs, uniform, stationery and fees. It’s safe because it removes the need for children to bring cash into school with them. And it gives schools a fully automated banking and reconciliation service where money can be settled into multiple accounts. Schools that use ParentPay have fewer errors, reduced costs and spend far less time on...

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Geo Journey is the perfect educational gift this Christmas

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Case study, News, Projects | 0 comments

Geo Journey is the perfect educational gift this Christmas

Geo Journey – the gift that lasts an entire year! Geo Journey is the fun way to learn about the world we live in. Little Explorers can join Geo and Atlas as they travel the world and learn about each country through fun and fact-filled letters, photos and gifts. Learn how to say ‘hello’ in Japanese and find out what the Americans eat for breakfast. Where do giant pandas live? And can you really climb the Great Wall of China? With activities and discussion points every month, Geo Journey sparks the imagination and gets...

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Helping greyhounds find homes…..

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Case study, News, Projects | 0 comments

Helping greyhounds find homes…..

Everyone who knows me knows that I love greyhounds and despise the racing industry *. Well – fortunately, I now have a chosen charity and it couldn’t really be more perfect! I’m working with GRWE (Greyhound Rescue West of England) writing up some heartwarming case studies about people who have adopted these wonderful creatures. There’s Higby, a whippet/lurcher cross who was found in a terrible state in Ireland but now works four days a week helping dementia sufferers at a day care centre. And Harry, a big, black...

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Big adventures for Little Explorers

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Case study, Projects | 0 comments

Big adventures for Little Explorers

I’ve been working on a great project for the last few months. Geo the owl and Atlas the puppy are on a BIG adventure, going from country to country sending letters, souvenirs and photos back home so that children can learn about the countries, languages and traditions of the world. I’ve been writing the letters and it’s been a lot of fun thinking about the best bits of each country and what will spark the kids’ imaginations. Designed to complement the National Curriculum for Geography Key Stages 1 and 2, this project is...

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What a difference a dog makes…

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Case study, Projects | 0 comments

What a difference a dog makes…

Last year I had the surprising pleasure of being asked to proofread two books. One was a thriller that was eventually serialised in an American magazine and the other was the heartwarming story of the K9 Project. The K9 Project, run by Chris Kent, uses an amazing team of rescue dogs to help people (with emotional difficulties, for example, or children who aren’t benefiting from conventional education), develop their confidence and learn new skills. With programmes such as Take the Lead and K9 Confidence, the dogs show us that whatever...

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It’s all about rubber….

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Case study, Projects | 0 comments

It’s all about rubber….

Actually – it isn’t all about rubber. It’s about gaskets and foam too. SJG International produce rubber extrusions, gaskets and foam conversions. Being completely clueless about the subject matter, and with very little information to go on, this was a tough exercise in researching rubber extrusions and writing the copy from scratch. I may have complained about it at the time (it was pretty hard work and there was a lot to find out about), but learning about new areas and industries is one of the things I enjoy most about...

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