Simon Grover – Director

What do you do?

I lead projects and writing teams to help solve clients’ problems. I help clients think through their communication challenges, especially in the pensions sector. Inside Quietroom I help to improve the skills and knowledge of other writers, and have the fun job of looking after the videos and other content we produce.

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 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 10 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 a little statue of a tall, thin man.