Media & Communications Specialist
Susan is an experienced communications professional who trains a number of high-profile organisations to enhance their communication, through writing in a more business critical way to writing more effective reports.
Susan worked as a regional and national newspaper journalist prior to setting up a full-service communications company, now established for 25 years.
Susan works with a wide number of public and private sector organisations to help improve writing skills and wider communications, with a range of training including production of communications strategies, face-to-face briefing, communicating complex information, presentation, media handling and key messaging and a variety of advanced writing and verbal presentation techniques.
Her recent clients include Aston Martin, Fujifilm, BP, LA Fitness, G4S, Hanover, Norfolk County Council, British Airways, Marks and Spencer, Devon County Council, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, The General Dental Council, the Wine Institute of California, Shelter and The Law Society.
She has also worked with many government departments and has recently undertaken particular projects with the Home Office, HMRC, HMT, MOD, DfID, the FCO, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Insolvency Service.
Susan is a Governor at the Sutton College of Learning for Adults and is a Trustee of the Citizens Advice Bureaux.
11:15 am - 11:40 am
Effective Public Sector Writing
Theatre: Workforce and Leadership
Briefings and submissions, business cases and reports are at the centre of public sector decision making. This practical workshop is for those expected to write more with fewer staff, or need to get your messages over quickly and report to stakeholders with value not volume of words.
- Practical techniques to keep your business writing tight, right and bright.
- Tips for busy writers to create influential reports for busy readers.
- Present key messages in concise, complete and consistent documents
- Bring a notebook and pencil: you’ll want to make sure you record this session and use advice back in the office the very next day.