New website, work, logo and availability

If you’ve been to before, you may have noticed I’ve done something different with the place. If you haven’t, trust me I have.

A lot has happened in web technology since I first launched myself as a freelance copywriter in Leeds way back in 2011.

New website

The new is faster, leaner, brighter and much more mobile and tablet-friendly (and we all know how important that is to Google). Specialisms and the sectors that I operate in have all been updated and made easier to access, read and explore. I’ve also amassed many more recommendations via Linked In from people I’ve collaborated with.

Huge thanks to James Penrose at for his design advice and invaluable back-end tech help and in creating the new site, too.

New work

I’ve also beefed up my portfolio and consolidated all my copywriting, concepts, video and photography onto one scrolling lazy-loading page with filters to quickly jump straight to Advertising, Branding, Digital, Photography, Social, TV and Video. There’s still more creative work to add and I’ll upload new work for the portfolio on an ongoing basis.

Experience counts for a lot and over my years as a freelancer, I’ve expanded the roster of brands that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. The ‘Experience’ page gives you a snapshot of these brands, including first direct, Sky Bet, Yorkshire Tea, McCain, Nestlé and Ronseal.

New logo

The simonand logo has been refreshed, too. The old one was costing me a fortune in magenta laser printer ink and was starting to burn an imprint on my retina. I think you’ll agree that my new logo is cooler, easier on the eye and communicates my ‘simonand’ collaboration concept well.

New availability

Finally, apologies if you’ve been frustrated by my limited availability recently. There’s been good reason for this. In addition to looking after my little boy one day a week, I’ve also been freelancing 2-days a week at Sky Bet in Leeds for 18-months. My little lad is in school uniform now though and my extended contract at Sky Bet is soon coming to an end. So, now if you call, you’re way more likely to get me when you want me. Try it. Call 07909 500714 or email