Communications / Training


Simon has trained high profile public figures, including senior police officers, fire service commanders, politicians, business leaders, civil servants and academics in the art of dealing with the media.

He also offers advice on the use of social media for busy people, focusing on how to maximise the impact of your message across a range of platforms using the minimum amount of time.

Training in thriving under pressure, and complete communications – from report writing to presentations, speeches and media campaigns - is also available.

You can see an example of videos Simon made for the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy and Library.

Simon also works with the Civil Service College training government departments, public sector organisations, civil servants and politicians in a range of communications skills, and offers a similar service to businesses with the Cambridge Network.

He runs training sessions lasting from a couple of hours to a whole day, on a one to one basis, or for small or large groups. They can be held at your offices or a location of your choice.

Training courses Simon offers

  • The Media Minefield
  • Social Media
  • Powerful Presentations
  • Complete Communications
  • Dealing with Pressure
  • So You Want to Write A Novel?

Simon is always happy to discuss tailoring a session to your particular requirements.

You can request the outline of a sample course, free of charge, by getting in touch via the contact page.

All courses come with an aftercare service, for immediate help in a communications emergency.

The courses can cater for everything from one to one training, to groups of several dozen people.

Training in Complete Communications is also available. This covers report writing, for both internal and external audiences, giving presentations, writing speeches, and how to turn your publications into media friendly releases.

All courses come with an aftercare service, for immediate help if a communications emergency should arise.