Simon Grover – Director

What do you do?

I write or re-write stuff that is on complex or controversial subjects. I lead projects and writing teams to help solve clients’ problems. I help clients think through their communication challenges, especially in the pensions sector. And I help to improve the skills and knowledge of other writers at Quietroom.

Why do you do it?

I am obsessed with words. Even at home, I am often to be found with my nose in the Shorter Oxford. So why not do it here too and get paid?

What are you most proud of?

I was very proud of our extended work with the trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan and the British Steel Pension Scheme. Through videos, letters, newsletters and web copy, we helped thousands of members understand complex choices and make good decisions about their future.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I’ve written over 100 episodes of children’s television shows, including The Tweenies, Gigglebiz and Bobinogs. My early career was in acting, and I still do that occasionally, such as this ad for Advent  and ten seconds on screen as a Deatheater  in Harry Potter. I’m also a district councillor in my home town of St Albans.

What have you got on your desk?

A cactus, a bike horn and little statue of a tall thin man.

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