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Tim Smith

Communications Consultant and former Head of Communications, Southampton City Council

I understand how to communicate effectively with people and how great communication can make change go well. I get a real buzz out of using my skills to help organisations achieve their goals and support their people.

As a result, organisations as diverse as Thames Water, Ofsted, the RAC, British Nuclear Group and a number of London boroughs have asked me to improve how they communicate and support their business transformation.

I quickly understand how an organisation works and the challenges it faces, using tried and tested approaches to plan and improve communications.

I develop and manage new communication channels and content to help organisations communicate better and I write those often difficult messages clearly and persuasively.

People have often referred to me as a ‘trusted advisor’ with the gravitas and credibility to win the confidence of senior leadership teams. I build great relationships with HR and project team and work really well with in-house comms teams.