I’m proud to have worked with some fantastic clients in recent years, and here are a selection of testimonials about my work.
Gary has written some of the best industry opinion pieces I’ve read. We’ve also used him for numerous client case studies over the years and he always delivers great work on time that fits the brief. Words are his craft and he’s good at it!”
Gary taught me an awful lot in the short time we worked together some years ago, and it is because of his knowledge and fiery passion for his craft that I have continued to turn to him. He’s delivered two training sessions for large groups at Birmingham City University. Few other trainers would deftly weave Classical Rhetoric into highly contemporary sessions exploring writing for a range of audiences across a variety of the usual channels, including web and social media. Every one of the 30+ people in his writing workshops at BCU thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, and found Gary eminently charming. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Gary to any other university or similar organisation wanting to sharpen up their writers’ grammar, story construction and delivery practices.
We used Gary for media liaison and trade training sessions. Through a combination of written tasks set beforehand, role play and one-on-one sessions, Gary instilled in us the wealth of knowledge he had built up over his career. We had a great time, learnt a lot in the process, and highly recommend him for a real insight into the mindset of a journalist.
I’ve worked with Gary on and off for a ridiculously long time. Gary has always been great at turning around brilliant, well researched copy on time, but he also goes out of his way to help young PR practitioners understand what makes a story and how to work with journalists. So despite him being an Aston Villa fan (!), I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending my fellow West Midlander for content, client media training or in-house training.
I worked with Gary at Sift Media when he edited the leading public sector technology website, publictechnology.net. Gary showed himself able to make what could potentially be fairly dry source material come alive by finding the true essence of the debate in each news story and feature. He rapidly fostered a community of loyal readers who came to rely on his sharp analysis and ability to make technology in the public sector actually mean something! Gary was also as comfortable in front of the camera as behind the keyboard, and I was able to collaborate with him on chairing debates, round tables and on screen interviews, as well as run media training workshops for clients. Gary is a proper pro, and highly recommended in any capacity.
Gary is very enthusiastic and stimulating to work with, with a sharp brain and always ready to contribute new ideas or see a new angle. He thinks very lucidly, processes new ideas quickly, then communicates that knowledge very clearly and engagingly, whether in writing or speaking. When he takes on a job or project he gives it a high level of dedication. He is also a good team member who can communicate easily with others, plus is happy to share knowledge and insights with more junior members. For any role involving industry analysis, communication, mentoring/training, in-depth research or clear writing, I would highly recommend Gary.
I’ve worked with Gary as a journalist, a copywriter and a media trainer. He brings a wealth of experience, deep knowledge of his subject matter and his inimitable style to everything he does. I have been particularly impressed with his media training sessions. Gary’s constructive, thorough and no-nonsense approach gives spokespeople and PRs alike an excellent foundation for their dealings with media. His PR puff detection skills are second to none, ensuring he creates incisive and engaging copy.