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.

Courses in the secrets of success, the art of thriving under pressure, and complete communications – from report writing to presentations, speeches and media campaigns - are also available.

You can see an example of a video Simon made to support a promotional campaign for the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy here.

Simon also works with the Civil Service College training government departments, public sector organisations, civil servants and politicians in a range of communications skills.

He can offer 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.

He has also given speeches and held training sessions at conferences on communications skills and the work of the media, both social and conventional.

Training courses Simon offers

  • The Media Minefield
  • Social Media
  • Dealing with Pressure
  • The Secrets of Success
  • 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.

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.