Why use The Words Workshop?

The Words Workshop is based in the city of Milton Keynes in the UK, but we have clients all over the world working across a wide range of industries, including food processing, chemicals, software, transport, insurance, IT and many others. We’ve been writing clear, concise copy for more than a decade and today we’re busier than ever. We specialise in keeping things simple and jargon free, however complicated or technical the subject may be.

We believe good writing is important: here are some of the reasons why.

Today, communication has never been easier, but although there are many more ways of getting your message out there, the problem of what to say and how to say it still remains the same.

Everything you write - a press release, newsletter, Facebook post, tweet, blog, web page or e-mail - becomes part of your brand, part of your DNA, so getting it right is crucial.

Whatever media mix you choose, we can help you tell your story in a way that will engage with customers and win new business. 

The Team

Steve Jordan, The Words Workshop - Copywriting services in Milton Keynes

Steve Jordan - Managing Director

Steve was enjoying a successful career as a marketing director when he discovered, by accident, that writing came naturally to him.  He became a professional copywriter in 1992 and rapidly built a wide network of clients in sectors as varied as: materials handling, computer software, warehousing and storage, food processing, pharmaceuticals and transport.  In 2005 he, and brother David, set up The Words Workshop to provide an enhanced level of service to customers and to build a sustainable writing business for the long term. 

Steve has been learning to play the guitar for 40 years - still work in progress. 

 

 
David Jordan, The Words Workshop - Copywriting services in Milton Keynes

David Jordan - Director

David had a varied career before discovering his talent as a writer. Before turning professional 15 years ago he worked in the aircraft industry, became a car salesman, sold industrial and office machinery, was a dispatch rider and worked in financial services.  He also spent ten years as a test rider for Triumph motorcycles.  David's wide commercial experience and fundamental understanding of the human condition allows him to turn his hand to virtually any kind of business writing.

David is also a talented public speaker, regularly performing to audiences around the UK. He currently owns eight motorcycles.


Nikki Gee, The Words Workshop - Copywriting services in Milton Keynes

Nikki Gee - Administration Manager

Nikki has been with The Words Workshop for 11 years taking care of company administration, including corporate compliance, credit control and HR.  She has a background in IT so has been able to keep the company's operational systems bang up to date in the rapidly-changing communication age.  Nikki is also the official 'T' crosser, the proofreader and final check on all work that leaves the workshop, making sure it's accurate and in-line with customers' requirements. 

In her spare time, Nikki is a volunteer at a local animal sanctuary.



 
Helen Littlebury, The Words Workshop - Copywriting services in Milton Keynes

Helen Littlebury - Website and Social Media Administrator

Helen looks after The Words Workshop’s website and social media accounts. She also takes care of updating the news pages for our magazine The Mover  and designs its monthly e-mail newsletter.

When she’s not in front of the computer Helen enjoys cycling, swimming and running marathons. She completed her first marathon in 2005 and because it hurt so much vowed never to do another. So far she has completed 26, including several ultra-marathons.  Her aim is to join the 100 Marathon Club before she reaches the age of 50.

Helen also belongs to a local art group which she says helps develop her media work by incorporating both words and images.



Simon Taylor - Graphic Designer

Simon Taylor – Graphic Designer

Simon has been a graphic designer all his working life and specialises in creating artwork for design and print.  After gaining an HND in graphic design, Simon worked for a major advertising agency in Milton Keynes where he honed his skills working on projects including corporate identity, branding, advertising concepts and logo design.

With over 25 years in the industry, Simon has a wealth of experience in all aspects of design for printed media and among other things is responsible for the layout of The Words Workshop’s monthly magazine The Mover; read by over 7,000 removals professionals throughout the world.

When he is not working, Simon enjoys spending time in his garden cultivating pollinator friendly flowers, supporting Spurs football club and visiting historical sites, especially the battlefields of WW1.

     
    

Photo Gallery

Trade Association Forum Awards, Magazine of the Year Finalist - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Afternoon tea - The Words Workshop, Milton-Keynes based copywriters
Trade Association Forum awards, 'Magazine of the Year' finalist. (L-R): David Jordan, Nikki Gee, Steve Jordan, Nikki Gee.
Afternoon tea for the MD!  (L-R): Simon Taylor, David Jordan, Nikki Gee, Steve Jordan.
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Wear It Pink Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Farmshouse Breakfast Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
The Words Workshop and friends 'wearing it pink' to raise funds for Breast Cancer Support.
'Shake up your wake up': The Words Workshop and neighbours during Breakfast Week which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eating breakfast as part of a healthy balanced diet.
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Cancer Research Bike Ride - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
International Day of Happiness - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Charity cycle ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
(L-R): Charlotte Roe, Steve Jordan, David Jordan, Marianne Aitken.
'International Day of Happiness': all smiles for the camera!
(L-R front): Ed Roberts,Nikki Gee, Lisa Head.
(L-R back): David Jordan, Steve Jordan.
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International Organic Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Wear a Hat to Work Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Supporting 'International Organic Day'.
(L-R): Steve Jordan, Marianne Aitken, Nikki Gee, David Jordan.
'Wear a Hat Day' to support Brain Tumour research.
(L-R): Steve Jordan, David Jordan, Nikki Gee, Lisa Head, Ed Roberts.

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Pancake Day 1 - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Pancake Day 2 - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Pancake Day.  (Left): Steve Jordan cooking.  (Right): Marianne Aitken and Charlotte Roe enjoying the results of Steve's culinary efforts.
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Staff outing to Bugsy Malone 1 - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Staff outing to Bugsy Malone 2 - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
All dressed up for a night out at Secret Cinema's Bugsy Malone at the Troxy, London.
(Left): Nikki Gee, Marianne Lee.  (Right, L-R): Colin Aitken, Marianne Aitken, Steve Jordan, Mary Jordan, Harry Jordan, Sheila Jordan.
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Directors David & Steve, HoHoHo! - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
'International Talk Like a Pirate Day' - "Aarrr!".  
(L-R): David Jordan, Steve Jordan, Nikki Gee.
"Ho! Ho! Ho!"  (L-R): Steve Jordan, David Jordan.
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Santa Jog 1 - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Santa Jog, mascot Mabel - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
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Steve supporting Movember - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
Steve supporting Movember, after the girls got to work with their mascara (this is not photoshopped!) -The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters
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Wrong Trousers Day - The Words Workshop, Milton Keynes-based copywriters