Alarms and excursions

Alarms and excursions

There was one occasion when I got to use three different skill sets at the same event. Which, as it happened, was slated to take place in the basement of the DTI, just off Parliament Square. The event was to do with the future of banking, and Mervyn Pedelty, the CEO...
Meeting Lucia

Meeting Lucia

Getting to know Lucia Bird was definitely one of the blessings of my life. We met almost by chance because she was working on an event that also involved First Creative. Lucia’s skill set – based on her acting training – was in preparing presenters...
Frontier territory

Frontier territory

  Usually a scriptwriter sits alone in his draughty garret, bent over his word processor, churning out a script that will send the production team to exotic locations – while his own most exotic location is the chippy at the bottom of the road… I...
Meeting Harry Hill

Meeting Harry Hill

It wasn’t every day I got to write comedy sketches – let alone writing them for a comedian I’ve always hugely admired…! I was working with an agency specialising in healthcare, and we’d been tasked with preparing a series of training...