Who's who

At the heart of wordworks are five experienced and award-winning writers, Simon Beavis, Lorna Thorpe, Lynn Beavis, Jackie Wills and Nicolette Fox. If you click on our names you will see that our backgrounds are in national newspapers, the business press, advertising, marketing, corporate communications and creative writing. In addition we have experience of teaching writing in schools, universities and businesses.

Simon Beavis | Lorna Thorpe | Lynn Beavis | Jackie Wills | Nicolette Fox

Simon Beavis
Simon was for 12 years a senior business journalist on The Guardian and won National Newspaper Business Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards. He set up the wordworks in 1998 and has since worked with clients across the private and public sectors writing corporate reports, web content, consumer campaign material, speeches and white papers. He regularly teaches writing in schools and colleges and is a published author and songwriter.

Lorna Thorpe
A freelance writer for over 10 years Lorna is a true all-rounder, with experience of writing everything from ads and direct mail to CR reports and corporate storytelling projects. She has taught creative writing at the University of Sussex, is a published short story and features writer, and an award winning poet.

Lynn Beavis
With a background in business journalism and corporate communications, Lynn has won several national awards as editor of various corporate titles, including Editor of the Year. Her career has included writing annual and sustainability reports, corporate websites, running a weekly news desk and launch-editing employee and customer magazines and The Student Design Yearbook.

Jackie Wills
A professional writer for 35 years, Jackie's been a journalist for the local, national and specialist press. She runs workshops in business on use of language, tone of voice and concept writing. She's published books on retail design and merchandising and four collections of poetry. Jackie teaches for the Open University and has been Royal Literary Fund fellow at the universities of Surrey and Sussex.

Nicolette Fox
Nicolette is a highly experienced writer and communications consultant who has written on a wide range of subjects for public, private and not-for-profit sector clients. With journalism qualifications and an environmental MSc from Imperial College, she has also specialised in sustainability communications for nearly 20 years. She has won some of the top industry awards including WWF’s Environmental Website of the Year and PR Week’s Best Community Campaign.