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Try a Speechwriter

Fast, imaginative writers who can

help you get a message across

Words are powerful. Speechwriters understand words.

They understand how they win votes, sway investors or transform a
lifeless text into a lively one.

Speechwriters don’t believe in unscripted communication. If you’ve ever

watched someone wing it on a Zoom call, you’ll understand why.

Speechwriting is niche. The characters who thrive doing it have to be creative,

literary and political. They learn to be confident and independent.

For the past ten years the European Speechwriter Network has brought
together speechwriters from around the world at their conferences and

Those of us who now run our own businesses have teamed up as ‘Fellows’ to
promote our services to senior partners, chief executives and others seeking
to influence public life.

What we offer

We offer a broad range of skills: developing corporate messages and narratives, keynote speechwriting, Zoom

scripting, ghostwriting, op-ed writing, Twitter campaigns, Facebook/Linkedin posts, company reports, white

papers, editing of reports, speeches and presentations and tone of voice guidelines.

How does it work?

If you would like to discuss hiring one of our fellows to write a speech or talk about speechwriting, get in touch with

our secretary Brian Jenner on +44 (0)7545 232980.

The Fellows
David Vigar first wrote speeches for Paddy Ashdown, since then he’s
written for business leaders at BT, BP, AstraZeneca, Clifford Chance and
other organisations.

Sarah O’Reilly started as a journalist working for France’s top

entertainment website before moving into crisis communications. She
has written for senior executives at Prudential plc, Eni, The Crown Estate,
The Royal Society of Chemistry and Heathrow Airport.

Matt Greenough wrote everything from academic lectures to tweets

about football for the former First Minister of Wales.

Jess Shepherd has written speeches for education and business leaders.
Previously, she was the Guardian’s Education Correspondent and also
worked for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Andrew Palmer made the business case for Scotland to remain as part
of the UK in the Scottish Referendum campaign. He also wrote speeches
whilst at the CBI.

Jessica Cunniffe MBE has written speeches for over a decade. She was
speechwriter to two prime ministers in 10 Downing Street, during which
she penned David Cameron’s 2015 party conference address. She went
on to help write his bestselling memoir, For the Record.

The ESN is a forum where speechwriters can raise their profile, share
experience and improve the quality of their work.

Email: Tel: +44 (0)7545 232980


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