Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s, working for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet. Today, he writes speeches for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world, including Unilever, HSBC and Intercontinental Hotels. Simon is a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and Henley Business School and his award-winning ‘Language of Leadership’ workshops have been run to great acclaim across the world. He regularly appears on BBC and Sky News and writes guest columns for The Guardian, The Mail and Total Politics. He is the author of three best-selling books on communication: ‘Speechwriting: The Expert Guide’ (Robert Hale, 2010), ‘Winning Minds: Secrets from the Language of Leadership’ (Macmillan, 2015) and ‘You Are Not Human: How Words Kill’ (Biteback, 2018).
Lucy Brunt-Jenner began her career in government communications in the late 1990s. She has worked as the Press Secretary to a number of senior government figures including Lord Sainsbury, Sir Stephen Lander and Professor Sir David King. She has advised on media handling, non-news media appearances, press conferences and speeches.