About us

A little about our award writers

Our talented team are more than just award specialists. We’re a group of established business writers with strong roots in communications, marketing and PR.

That’s not all either...

We’ve acted as judges on award panels too, so we’re able to steer you towards success through our first hand knowledge of what makes a winning entry.

Why work with us?

The process of writing a successful award entry is more than a tick-box exercise. When you choose Awards Writers to help you research, write, edit or consult on your submissions, you’ll get 15 years of firsthand experience and an eagle eye for the words that make a winner.

And here are the stats to back up our credentials:

  • Over 80% of our awards writers’ entries get shortlisted
  • 40% of these are awarded a prize (winner, runner-up or highly commended)

We can also advise you on how to maximise the benefits of your award win or shortlist place, or even train your team to write winning entries in-house. Just tell us what you need, and we’ll deliver.


Louise Turner

Louise is #sorrynotsorry that she asks so many questions and believes it’s the questions you don’t ask (that probably lead to the mistakes you do make) that you should say sorry for.

A former media and communications manager in the public and private sector, Louise has crafted words for all kinds of organisations, from one of the world’s largest outsourcers to one of Yorkshire’s smallest but most sparkly jewellers. She truly believes that variety is the spice of life and is always looking to add clients from new sectors to her portfolio.

When she’s not at her laptop Louise loves to spend time with her family, often in the outdoors, sometimes in a tent. She’s also a big fan of gin and sleep, but doesn’t get enough of either.

Kat Trinder

A sucker for a great story, Kat has been crafting creative copy and challenging the status quo for over 15 years. Her expertise has spanned many industries including, policing, healthcare, utilities, consumer health and wellbeing PR, med-tech and the charity sector.

Whether it’s press releases, advertorials or writing content for online and social media, Kat uses her skills to meet the creative brief, no matter who the audience is. Her credentials include a CIM Diploma in Digital Marketing and CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner status.

Always wanting to give something back, Kat has provided pro bono social media and PR support for both Guide Dogs and NCT charities. When she’s not got her comms hat on, you’ll find her negotiating toddler tantrums, walking her fur-baby Paolo, and tittering at videos on Tik Tok.


Nicola Baker

As a former Head of Communications, Nicola loves developing brands and powerful narratives, and finding opportunities to apply it consistently to build reputations. Her track record spans telecoms, place marketing, regeneration and higher education.

Nicola has led many outstanding – some award winning – campaigns which have changed perceptions, built reputations and tackled critical issues from modern-day slavery and climate change to health inequalities, as well as experienced in crisis communications. Outside of work, Nicola can be found walking her lockdown dog or trying to stay fit (or giving up and drinking wine!).

Catherine Ross

There’s a lot to be said for the US Navy and Catherine has adopted its KISS principle in her writing. KISS stands for “Keep it Simple, Stupid”. She believes that while it may be a principle well-applied to military manoeuvres, it is best applied to our beautiful language.

Catherine began wordsmithing at the tender age of 10, when her primary school teacher (hi Mrs Williams) kept her in at playtime to come up with a list of alternatives to the word “nice”. Ever since, she has been gobbling up words in the form of novels, magazines, song lyrics and newspapers and, more recently, spitting them back out in the form of perfectly articulated corporate copy, press releases, web text, newsletters and reports for charities and start-ups and some of the globe’s biggest brands.

When she’s not wordsmithing, Catherine can still often be found word-gobbling and trying to instil a love of literature in her two children.


Harry Shelley

As a former journalist and newspaper editor across print and broadcast media, Harry’s trade has been words for, well, as long as she’s had a trade. After 10 years working across local, regional and national media Harry transferred her skills to communications for the private and public sector working in local, regional and central government, with councillors, politicians and MPs.

She has held senior communications positions, including directorships, for NHS Trusts and commissioners working within specialist mental health and community NHS services. She’s worked with board members, clinicians, CEOs and regional and national health leaders and, between 2021 and 2022, led communications and engagement activity across Sussex for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including the setup of large-scale vaccination centres.

Passionate about engagement and communications, Harry has a particular interest in the power of internal comms and how, when done well, it can be fundamental to improving culture and organisational performance. Outside of work, you’ll often find her running on the South Downs. Or cheering at the sidelines of her daughters’ football matches (although don’t ask her about the offside rule).

Vicky Zaremba

Vicky is a team player who loves helping others succeed. She’s led, coached, and mentored content marketing teams, writing everything from strategy to socials for retailers like M&S and Matalan and global B2B organisations across Europe, America, and APAC.

Two decades of creative content experience, starting with greeting card writing, make Vicky adept at telling persuasive human stories in as few words as possible. She’s a natural people person who has the consumer at heart and one eye on future trends––her current interest is helping businesses tell greenwash-free ESG stories.

Vicky loves soaking up the arts, culture, and travel when she’s not at her desk, believing, as Paul Smith does, that: “You can find inspiration everywhere, and if you can’t, you should look again.” 


Arrange a chat with an award writer

Our specialists are always on hand to answer your questions and talk you through our services, so drop us a line to arrange a no-obligation chat if you’d like to learn more.