Alun Thorne, Editor of the Coventry Telegraph, at Trinity Mirror Midlands
Ian is the all-round freelance journalist. Whether fulfilling a complex brief, or generating his own ideas, the copy is always crisp, credible and eminently readable.

Kurt Jacobs, Editor, Midlands Insider
I have known Ian professionally for more than a decade and happily endorse him as one of the best business writers operating in the Midlands. Ian is well-connected, well-informed and an excellent journalist. I can trust him to produce pieces to time, brief and budget which regularly exceed the magazine's high standards.

Jim Pendrill, Contract Publications Editor, Newsco-Insider
Ian has written for a wide range of Insider publications for almost a decade, and is an extremely reliable and versatile writer, who can turn his talents to virtually any subject, however technical.


Jane Bolas, Founder and Managing Director of JBPR Ltd
Ian has a keen eye for a good story, is a mine of information, and always up to date on the latest developments on the city's commercial and political scene. His knowledge provides real depth to his articles, and adds credibility to a client's PR. I have employed his writing skills for several years, and always been very happy with the results. His emails make me smile too …

Anne Parry, Managing Director Owl Communications
Ian is a seriously talented and savvy business journalist, who breaks away from the traditional mould. Highly intelligent, quick to grasp a concept and with a nose for a great story. His dry sense of humour, and passion for researching a topic properly, come through to the fore. He has had an essential role for my consultancy and clients for some 13 years.

Public Sector:

Debra Davis, Chief Executive of City TV Broadcasting.
Ian has an in-depth understanding of the regeneration and business sectors, both locally and nationally, which is second to none. As a writer and interviewer, he has the ability to grasp complex issues quickly, and to go beyond the brief, by drawing upon his own wider knowledge to add greater depth to his pieces.

Chris Murray, Director, Core Cities Group
Using a professional writer for our Core Cities Annual Review was something of a departure for us, but I’m glad we brought Ian on board. Our document stood out from the crowd of other public sector publications, where language can be dry and full of jargon. Instead it was upbeat and simple to understand.


Kirsi Lintula, Head of Marketing, Confederation of British Metalforming
We have used Ian's services for some seven years, interviewing member firms and writing directly for ourselves. However complex the issue, his copy is clear and comprehensive. He also has the happy knack of being able to get on with everyone.


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