Recent story work clients include:

  • Bristol City Council

  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives Conference 2017

  • Grant Thornton LLP

  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance Conference and Summer School

  • PPMA Conference – Public Sector People Managers Association

  • Local Government Association 2016

  • London Borough of Hounslow

  • Worcester City Council

What people say about OUR story skills:

Sarah Messenger – Local Government Association

In Spring 2016, The LGA, PPMA and SOLACE agreed we wanted to commission an e-book to bring to life research on the 21st century public servant. From the moment I met Dawn at the tender interviews I was struck by her passion, creativity and down to earth approach and throughout the process of producing the stories and the book she consistently demonstrated those qualities. She produced a book that exceeded our expectations and did it professionally, collaboratively, to deadline and budget and with no small measure of fun thrown in. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Dawn.”

Karen Grave, Vice President PPMA Public Sector People Managers Association

“Dawn worked with us to produce ‘Walk Tall’ a celebration of what it is to be a 21st Century Public Servant. The stories were designed to illustrate characteristics, values and behaviours we will need in our workforce going forwards. She was a delight to work with had the final product totally exceeded our expectations. I very much hope we will be working again in the future.”

Drew Cullen – CIPFA Director of Communications

“As our Writer In Residency Dawn worked with us on The Voices project. It was designed to increase influence, provoke debate and inform decision-making. The work has resulted in more than thirty articles, stories, blogs and flash fiction collaborations and over a hundred members attending creative thinking and writing workshops at CIPFA conferences – smashing a  stereotypical view of dull, uncreative accountants.”

What people say about OUR creative story workshops:

Andy Allsop, LB Hounslow

Fran Collingham, Coventry City Council

“The team were buzzing after a great session with Dawn”

“Very motivating, encouraged us to see a new positive story for the Council.” 

Martin Smith Chief Executive LB Ealing

“I hired Dawn unseen to work with my cohort of senior managers. We are a pretty business like bunch, so introducing creative storytelling onto the agenda was a bit of a calculated risk. But it worked really well, feedback was overwhelmingly positive. People valued being challenged to think creatively and to learn and deploy new techniques to address complex managerial and service  issues.”

Sandy Hopkins Chief Executive Havant SE Hamps

“Colleagues were initially challenged by the creative exercise, but from the buzz in the room it was clear that innovative and inspirational ideas were flowing as a result of conversations and the sharing of ideas. It was a very enjoyable and unusual way to highlight the importance of positive story telling when times are hard and was much appreciated by everyone.”