Who we are

We have a background in journalism and communications. We have worked in print media, broadcasting, business and politics. Our experience sets us apart. It gives us the insight and judgment that underpins all of our advice.

Introducing Tom

DIRECTOR

Background

Tom started his career as a magazine journalist and wrote for Loaded and More among others before moving into newspapers. He worked across many titles, both as a writer and sub-editor, including The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Times. Tom left newspapers to join the corporate world at HSBC.

Advice

Be humble. Be nice. If you can cut it out, cut it out (that includes smoking). Never use a long word when a short one will do.

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Introducing Steven

DIRECTOR

Background

Steven is a journalist and documentary maker who has worked on the BBC's News at Ten, Radio 4's Today programme and the World Service. He has filmed in more than 50 countries and has extensive experience shooting on location, both for the BBC and large corporates such as HSBC. Steven is incredibly proud of the charity work that Spoke is involved in.

Advice

Anything you do counts for nothing if you don't do it with warmth, good humour and good manners. But never assume warmth, humour and good manners allows you to do anything.

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Our values

Straightforward

We like things to be simple. It is the best way to communicate. Simple isn't code for lazy or easy. The skill is in making complicated things clear, so everyone can understand it. From our first meeting, to costings, to the content we create, everything we do is straightforward.

Honest

This goes hand in hand with being straightforward. Sometimes being honest is not easy. We are always improving and while we are confident we can deliver great work, we encourage our clients to be honest. We are. It is how we work best and it means we can produce work everyone is proud of.

Friendly

We want to help tell your story, which means we have to get to know you a bit. What better way than a chat and coffee? We like to think of ourselves as friendly (hopefully you will, too). But there is only one way to find out, so give us a call or an email and we will get the kettle on.

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