Media consultancy clients:
Law Society of Scotland, Judiciary of Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Faculty of Advocates, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Children’s Panel Chairmen’s Group, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, Govan Law Centre, Govanhill Law Centre, Pinsent Masons, Govanhill Housing Association, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, Forestry Commission, Scottish Library and Information Council, Danny Phillips Associates, The Duvet Store.
Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland (present), said: “Over the past 15 years, Craig has provided the full range of writing services and press office support to the Law Society, always delivering the highest quality work, often to tight deadlines and involving sensitive information. As well as writing and editing numerous reports, corporate documents, media articles and promotional materials, Craig has also been involved in developing our digital communication channels. He has worked on several major website redevelopment projects, taking responsibility for large-scale content migration and population.
“He has worked enthusiastically with staff across the Law Society and many different office bearers – solicitors from all types and sizes of firms in private practice and other sectors of the profession. Always friendly and cheerful – and given his in-depth knowledge of the solicitors’ profession and Scottish justice system – Craig comes highly recommended.”
Anne Lear, Director of Govanhill Housing Association (1997-2018), said: “Craig worked for almost two years as media officer at Govanhill Housing Association – the first person to hold that post – and, given the excellent relationship developed during that time, he continued to provide freelance writing services when his contract ended. He brought his skills as an experienced journalist to the Association’s publications, producing high-quality editions of our quarterly newsletter, three annual reports, leaflets, briefings and other documents. Craig also took the lead on the development of a new Association website and helped set up a community website, both of which have proved popular with tenants, residents and staff.
“He dealt sensitively with a considerable number of high-profile media issues, working with colleagues to generate positive coverage of the community. Craig always had a friendly and constructive approach to his job, and worked well with staff throughout the organisation, as well as committee members and tenants. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Craig, and the communications services he provides, to housing associations or other potential clients.”
John Robertson, Director of Public Affairs, Faculty of Advocates (present), said: “Going on holiday is made all the better knowing that someone like Craig is providing cover for any media situations which might arise.”
Alan Miller, Principal Reporter at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (1995-2005) and a sheriff in the Scottish courts (present), said: “SCRA did not have an in-house press office when Craig arrived. He helped set that up at a time when issues involving care and justice for children were top of the news agenda. Yet he also handled day-to-day press office matters with a calm authority. His knowledge of the media, sensitive understanding of the organisation’s media needs and invaluable advice helped to steer SCRA through what could have been a difficult time.”
George Anderson, Chairman, Children’s Panel Chairmen’s Group (2003-2006), said: “The Children’s Hearings System is under more media scrutiny now than at any time in the past – Craig has helped Panel Chairmen and Members around the country face up to that challenge. He has also provided us with the kind of personal service essential for an organisation like ours, while also handling some very sensitive information with complete confidentiality. His expertise has been, and continues to be, valuable during a challenging time.”
Copy for newspapers:
The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Herald, Scotsman, Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Record, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Sunday Mail, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express, Sunday Post, Glasgow Evening Times, Edinburgh Evening News, Press and Journal, Nottingham Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star, Lancashire Evening Post, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner.
2001 – Law Society of Scotland award for legal coverage, The Herald.
1994 – Journalist of the Year, Nottingham Evening Post Group.
1994 – BT Midlands Journalist of the Year, runner-up.
1993 – UK Press Gazette Trainee of the Year, runner-up.