Sharpe Communications offers freelance copywriting and communications support for organisations with a positive social impact; specialisms include education, arts, charity, and not-for-profit sectors.

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About

Welcome to Sharpe Communications, managed by Kathy Sharpe BA MPhil MCIPR. I am a freelance copywriter and communications consultant in Leeds.

I have worked in marketing communications for 18 years and am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Professional Copywriters’ Network.

I work on lots of different projects across a number of industries, but hope to produce work that has a positive social impact. I specialise in commercial writing, awards bids, external and internal communications, public relations, proofreading, editing, crisis / change planning, and marketing training.

I have a background in copywriting and public relations in the education, charity, and arts sectors, and have written many successful awards bids including a PRWeek ‘Decade of Achievement’ Award for Internal Communications and an International Downtown Association (IDA) Excellence Award, collected in Texas by LeedsBID.

Whatever your copywriting requirement – reports, documents, awards bids, marketing materials, press releases, proofreading, editing, blogs, web pages – please get in touch to discuss this further.

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Experience

Graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1999 with a BA English/Art History degree, and in 2000 with an MPhil Art History research degree, I have since worked in the PR and Marketing Departments of a range of charity and public sector organisations.

I was employed by the Federation of British Artists, the Mall Galleries, and King’s College London, and was lucky enough to be in the public relations team that worked on the 175th anniversary celebrations of King’s College London.

I was also involved in the media work linked to the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, amongst others, and assisted with the promotions around a special exhibition of portraits of H.M. The Queen.

I have since relocated to Leeds where I married and had two children. I now well and truly call West Yorkshire my home! Before making the transition to freelance work, I worked at Park Lane College and at Leeds City College. The team and I led on the award-winning public-relations campaign and rebranding of Leeds City College, to establish it as the third largest further education institution in the UK.

Over the last 18 years I have had responsibility for corporate communications, working alongside Human Resources, Senior Management, and Support Services teams. I have promoted the work of individual faculties, business projects, and enterprise start-up companies, most recently leading a communications and digital marketing team in the education sector.

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PR Week ‘Decade of Achievement’ Internal Communications Awards
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Contact

Please contact me to arrange an informal chat about your copywriting and communications requirements and where I can best enhance your existing work:

 

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