A little more about us.
Lawrence Bernstein, Director
After graduating in History from Peterhouse, Cambridge, Lawrence worked for Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch, leading to six years running a strategic London-based brand consultancy. He had always wanted to spend more time writing, and in 2006 he placed an advert in Private Eye Magazine for a new speech writing service.
After four years he dedicated his time exclusively to building the speech writing business. As ‘Great Speech Writing’ has evolved, Lawrence’s career has come full circle, and he has created ‘Great Speech Writing, Copywriting & Communications’. This pulls together strategic advisory services alongside a speech writing team. He stays involved in every part of the business, and remains true to his original promise that no speech, client or piece of business is too big or too small.
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Dolan Cummings, Senior Writer
Dolan Cummings is our senior writer. His previous work has ranged from writing at the BBC and comment pieces for the Scottish press to chairing public debates in London and elsewhere on everything from the arts to international politics. He admires speakers from Martin Luther King to Chris Rock.
Dolan works on a huge range of writing for business, politics and fundraising. He has an extraordinary eye for detail and a knack of drawing the right information from clients in a short period of time!
Eliza Harris, Office Manager
Eliza is likely to be your friendly first port of call when contacting us.
Eliza liaises between you and our writers, ensuring that you get what you want when you want it.
She has also worked for our speechwriting business and has an innate understanding of the principles of great communication.
Away from work, she can often be found cycling or scaling high walls or mountains!
Tom Letts, Writer
Tom is a musician, an actor, a linguist and a (very) amateur footballer, but he is also a brilliant writer. He has a wonderful knack of understanding people and businesses, and turning that into perfect copy and scripts. Found between Amsterdam, London and Deal, you might be best meeting him on Zoom!
Naturally curious, Tom is happiest when writing across an eclectic range of subjects. And he loves working with clients to ensure their copy is nothing less than a perfect fit.
Katie Hedges, Operations Manager
Katie joined us in 2014 and is an integral and hugely respected member of our team. She runs the accounts and manages our online business projects. She has an incredible insight into every part of our business, from the communications challenges facing businesses to online payment systems!
She previously worked for eleven years as a Digital Account Manager at a German web agency and has an extraordinary eye for detail and impeccable calmness under pressure. She may be found at weekends playing tennis, watching football and baking banana cake.
Theo Eze, Copywriting and SEO Specialist
Theo is one of our senior speech writers and our resident web content specialist. Having studied English Literature and Creative Writing at University, he quickly developed a style perfectly pitched for speakers at events around the world. His range stretches from weddings, funerals and birthdays to TedX talks and corporate speeches.
Theo can write to make audiences laugh, cry, learn and feel inspired. The key is getting to know you and your audience as well as possible in a short period of time. He prides himself on his ability to communicate with and understand the needs of clients from all walks of life.
Theo has been instrumental in the growth of our copywriting service, providing web copy that’s as engaging as it is effective for a range of companies, from plucky, quirky start ups, to established industry leaders. He enjoys the challenge of making web copy readable and SEO friendly (no easy task!).
In his spare time he enjoys writing, recording and playing music, hiking the Peak District, watching anime and supporting his beloved Manchester United.