STOP PRESS In September 2004, Stuart Delves was one of 26 writers to be teamed up with 26 designers to produce a poster for an exhibition at The British Library... more


In August 2004 we moved from our London-style mews in Edinburgh's Dean Village to the old gardener's cottage behind Bush House in the midst of the glorious Bush Estate on the city fringes.

So, going by the offices we inhabit, we're still humble. But the fact that Bush House used to be the residence of the Post Master General gives us a certain frisson. Communication, after all, is the name of the game we're in.

We've been scribbling away like crazy since we set up shop in April 2002 and have now successfully completed over 300 projects - for clients from as far afield as the Highlands & Islands to sunny Jersey. Customer delight is what we're after and here are just a few of the many words of praise we've received over the last two years:

“Many, many thanks for the draft. We are absolutely delighted with it and feel that you have really expressed the essence of the society and our new offer.”
Charlotte Halliday, Marketing Manager
Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh

“I'm really really pleased with it, so thank you very much. I think you've captured the quirkiness and directness of it really well. Money very well spent if you ask me.”
Angela Vanhegan
NatWest International, Jersey

“Just to say that I was scrabbling about looking for what to say when giving the toast at the St Andrews Night ball. And then the Friends of Scotland update arrived! So I used the excellent material from the website and it all went off very well.”
George Calder, Head of Division
Scottish Executive EU Office, Brussels


But we're not content just to be established, respected and sought-after writers. We believe absolutely in advocating the use of creative writing in business. And we've put our money where our teeth are:

  • In April 2003, in partnership with Arts & Business Scotland, we launched Writers in the Workplace, a scheme to get poets and novelists into corporate environments to run writing workshops. For more information, go to Training.
  • In August 2003 we sponsored an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with John Simmons, author of The Invisible Grail – in search of the true language of brands
  • In October 2003 we joined 26, a UK-wide organisation set up to raise the profile of language in business
  • In January 2004 we ran a day-long creative writing workshop for the British Council's Creative Industries Unit in Cardiff
  • In March 2004, in partnership with The Arvon Foundation, we set up the first ever residential Creative Writing for Business course (tutored by John Simmons and Stuart Delves - a chapter of John's book 'Dark Angels' describes the course. Published by Cyan)
  • In August 2004, along with fellow writer Jamie Jauncey, we launched 26 in Scotland at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Stuart Delves 07878 475246

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