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“Rick's expertise with the pen is without parallel. His dedication to creating the definitive script to fit the job is uncompromising and the creative flair he brings to the table without a doubt contributes to the final success of any programme. I would not hesitate to recommend his skills in scriptwriting, wit and attitude to anyone.”    Sylvia Priest, Resolution Television - January 2009

I have written corporate DVDs, workshops, events and brochures for many different production companies in a variety of styles and genres – and for all sorts of clients, ranging from local authorities right through to some of the world's biggest international business organisations. This is a full list (I think!) of my work in the corporate area, although due to client confidentiality I have been deliberately vague about some projects:

BARCLAYS (2016)
Another e-learning programme, this time for Barclays.

BLACKROCK (2016)
An e-learning programme for this global investment corporation.


CME GROUP (2015)
Two videos for this
Chicago-based financial giant.

OLD SPIRE DENTAL CENTRE (2015)
Two TV commercials.

PAYPLAN (2015)
A series of films about the services provided by the UK's biggest provider of debt solutions.

ABBOTT (2015)
A training film.

TRANSUNION (2015)
A
series of short Business Continuity awareness films for this American credit information company.

BARCLAYS (2015)
Two
TV news bulletins for use in Business Continuity exercises.

ABBOTT (2015)
Another project for this international pharmaceuticals giant - a big multimedia training programme about the company's Global Security division.

EBAY (2015)
An e-learning programme and training presentation for the company's building evacuation teams.

JACUZZI (2015)
A TV commercial.

AXA GROUP (2015)
Scripting a presentation about a new healthcare initiative.


SPRINGFIELDS SHOPPING OUTLET (2015)
A TV commercial.


ABBOTT (2015)
A film plus internet copy about ways in which this huge US-based phamaceuticals company tackles the issue of workplace violence.

CME GROUP (2014)
Another big 
Business Continuity training course, this time for CME Group. With headquarters in Chicago and offices around the globe, they are the world's leading derivatives marketplace.

AXA GROUP (2014)
Scripting an entire multimedia
Business Continuity training course for this international insurance giant.

BEDWORLD (2014)
TV commercial.

THE TILE DEPOT (2014)
TV commercial.


SPRINGFIELDS SHOPPING OUTLET (2014)
Two TV commercials.

ADIDAS (2014)
Writing Business Continuity documentation for worldwide use.

ADIDAS (2013)
I scripted all the contents of a Business Continuity exercising toolkit, including radio bulletins, emails, texts, voicemails, web pages and Twitter feeds.

MACHINE MART (2013)
TV commercial.

NUMEROUS MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (2013)
I wote all the material for a massive Business Continuity exercise involving all of the UK's major financial institutions, led by the Bank of England.

YORK MAZE (2013)
TV commercial.

APPROVED FOOD (2013)
TV commercial.

ACCIDENT AT WORK ADVICE LINE (2013)
TV commercial.

A GLOBAL BANK (2013)
Working live on location, writing
TV news bulletin scripts, web and Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for use in a huge two-day Business Continuity exercise.

NEXEN (2013)
A
complete Business Continuity training course, including films, activities, trainer script and booklet.

EUROPE ARAB BANK (2013)
Business Continuity information film for the employees of this major international bank.

BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (2013)
I scripted an animated Business Continuity awareness film for showing in the Basel headquarters of this Swiss banking giant.

YORKSHIRE MUSEUMS (2013)
A TV commercial for the York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum.

ADIDAS E-LEARNING (2013)
A multi-module e-learning programme based around the award-winning roadshow which I scripted for the company in 2012.

BARCLAYS (2013)
Web pages and
TV news bulletins for use in a Business Continuity exercise.

EDF ENERGY (2013)
A TV news bulletin for use in a Business Continuity exercise.

VARIOUS COMMERCIALS (2012)
Commissions to write TV commercials for a variety of companies.

ADIDAS (2012)
Scripted material for a Business Continuity exercise about the 2012 London Olympics.

AON RISK MANAGEMENT (2012)
Dramatised audio material and two TV news bulletins for use in a Business Continuity exercise.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY INSTITUTE / PHOENIX (2012)
A short promotional film for Business Continuity Week.

ADIDAS ROADSHOW (2012) *
All the material needed for a 3-hour Business Continuity and Crisis Management training roadshow to be staged in different parts of the world: various films and video inserts, game-show materials plus a comprehensive script for the trainer. *Winner of the
CIR 2012 Business Continuity Initiative of the Year Award

EDF ENERGY (2012)
A series of TV news bulletins for use in Business Continuity exercises.

PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER (2011)
A drama film highlighting the way in which corporate computer hackers operate.

NIKE BUSINESS CONTINUITY TOOLKIT (2011)
A collection of TV news bulletins, Facebook pages, phone calls, etc., for use in Business Continuity exercises in various parts of the world.

BARCLAYS VOX POP INTERVIEWS (2011)
This job entailed writing scripts for 12 Barclays executives from different parts of the business and a variety of countries, giving an overview of their role in vox pops to be used on the internet and elsewhere.

DELOITTE (2011)
This was a rewriting job: I was called in to re-work and edit scripts to be used in crisis exercises for teams preparing for a major UK event.

BARCLAYS BUSINESS CONTINUITY TOOLKIT (2011)
Yet another huge job for Barclays - numerous inserts for use in Business Continuity exercises in Eruope, Asia and Africa, including TV  news bulletins, web pages, phone calls, role-playing scripts and more.


ADIDAS (2010)
A Crisis Management training manual.

IBM (2010)
Structure and questions for an online interview.

CONFERENCE EXHIBITION SERVICES (2010)
Website copy.

PLYMOUTH COMMUNITY HOMES (2010)
A promotional DVD about the work of this not-for-profit housing association.

WEST YORKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE (2010)
An information DVD for use by various fire and rescue services and health professionals, alerting them to the fire risks posed by the use of home oxygen.

MARKS & SPENCER (2010)
Six infomercials about toys for showing in-store.

CAMELOT (2010)
TV news reports for use in Business Continuity exercises.

ROLLS-ROYCE (2010)
A series of TV and radio news reports and web pages for a Business Continuity exercise.

BARCLAYS SECURITY (2010)
Two training DVDs about security awareness and incident response planning.

WILLOW PARK ENTERPRISE SUPPORT DVD (2010)

An information DVD about the work of this Manchester regeneration project, which promotes and supports self-employment in a deprived area.

RUTLAND FAMILY INTERVENTION PROJECT (2010)
A documentary-style DVD about the effectiveness of this FIP in tackling youth crime.

UCB CELLTECH (2010)
I wrote the scripts for three TV news bulletins, to form part of a Business Continuity toolkit for this global pharmaceutical company.

NORTH LINCS FAMILY INTERVENTION PROJECT DVD (2010)
A drama centred around a dysfunctional family formed the basis of this information DVD about the work of the FIP.

ALDWYCK HOUSING GROUP DVD (2010)
A promotional DVD on the subject of customer care. 

HILLCREST CARE(2010)
Promotional DVDs for six different Hillcrest care homes.

FAMILY FUND (2010)
Two documentary-style DVDs for this York-based charity.

RDaSH MENTAL HEALTH DVD (2010)
A promotional DVD about the Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

RUTLAND TRANSITIONS DVD (2010)
An information DVD for Rutland's Children and Young People’s Services. 

KALEIDOSCOPE SPA MANAGEMENT (2010)
Something a bit different - a PowerPoint Presentation promoting this Oman-based company.

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION & SKILLS (2010)
Devising and writing dramatised case studies to illustrate conflict resolution, for showing on the Acas website.

WOLVERHAMPTON PRIMARY CARE TRUST (2010)
A dramatised DVD showing how businesses and organisations can make information more accessible for people with learning disabilities.

BRADFORD SUPPORTING PEOPLE (2010)
An information DVD about the housing-related support available to people in the Bradford Area.

DARLINGTON LEARNING DISABILITIES (2010)
A DVD explaining and promoting the work of the Learning Disablities Team.

DEVON COUNCIL(2010)
A DVD to inform parents about the Early Years services provided by the council.

PLYMOUTH COUNCIL (2010)
An information DVD about Self-Directed Support.

TRANSFORMING CONFLICT (2010)
An information and promotional DVD about the application of Restorative Justice principles in schools.

BRADFORD EARLY YEARS (2010)
A DVD promoting the support and services available in Bradford Children's Centres.

KNOWSLEY YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE (2010)
An information DVD about a successful new approach to dealing with youth crime.

BARCLAYS BUSINESS CONTINUITY TOOLKIT (2009)
A DVD containing dozens of inserts for use in Business Continuity exercises - TV and radio news bulletins, conference calls, web pages, phone calls, role-playing scripts, etc., plus manuals and paperwork. All in all, a massive job.

CLIFFORD JAMES PRODUCT INFOMERCIALS (2009)
A series of 12 infomercials for various products, for showing in retail outlets and on the web.

BRACKNELL FOREST COUNCIL (2009)
A part-dramatised documentary DVD about Self-Directed Support.

KINGS NORTON NEW DEAL FOR COMMUNITIES (2009)
A documentary-style DVD about the achievements of the NDC in regenerating three estates in Kings Norton.

ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA (2009)
An information DVD about the North West London Learning Disability Project, which provides housing and care in the community for people who might otherwise have to live in secure or semi-secure hospitals.

MEDWAY COUNCIL (2009)
An information DVD about the Self-Directed Support scheme for financing social care.

KIRKLEES COUNCIL (2009)
An information and promotional DVD about fostering.

KNOWSLEY BOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL(2009)
A part-dramatised DVD for parents, showing them how to teach children to cross the road safely.

BRADFORD LEARNING DISABILITY PARTNERSHIP (2009)
A comedy drama promoting Fire Safety to adults with learning disabilities.

NOMURA (2009)
Two information DVDs about 
Business Continuity Management arrangements for this international finance giant.

SABIC (2009)
Two awareness and information DVDs about
Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management for the world's fifth-biggest petrochemical company.

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL (2009)
An information DVD about the work of the Emotional & Trauma Support team.

ROLLS-ROYCE (2009)
Scripting a series of news reports, interviews and web pages for a Business Continuity exercise.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY TOOLKIT (2008)
*Winner - 2009 CIR Business Continuity Awards "Most Innovative Product" 
I provided script material for many of the 
phone calls, TV and radio news bulletins contained in this toolkit of injects for use in Business Continuity exercises.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY INSTITUTE DVD 2 (2008)
A second DVD for the BCI, dealing with how to produce a Business Impact Analysis.

LINCS COUNTY COUNCIL (2008)
A series of dramatic monologues for a Business Continuity awareness training session.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY INSTITUTE (2008)
A DVD and booklet about Business Continuity Exercising made under the auspices of the country’s leading BC organisation.

BARCLAYS (2008)

A staff training DVD &  booklet to raise awareness of Business Continuity.

ROLLS-ROYCE (2008)
An information DVD  for showing at an internal symposium on Business Continuity.

HIGH PEAK BOROUGH COUNCIL(2008)
A series of drama sketches for a staff training DVD about customer service.


ROLLS-ROYCE (2008)
A training DVD on the subject of Business Continuity Exercising.

HBOS (2008)
A Business Continuity poster campaign.

ROLLS-ROYCE (2007)
A documentary-style staff training DVD about how to exercise Business Continuity plans.

BARCLAYS (2007)
A part-dramatised training DVD and accompanying booklet about Business Continuity, for use in Africa, Asia and Europe.

ALLERTON GRANGE SCHOOL II (2007)
An updated version of the school’s DVD prospectus.

BURRSWOOD CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL (2007)  
Voice-over for a documentary-style promotional DVD.

VARIOUS PRODUCT INFOMERCIALS (2007)
A series of 9 infomercials for various products, for showing in retail outlets and on the web.

ROLLS-ROYCE (2007)
A dramatised training DVD introducing Business Continuity, an information booklet to accompany it and a further documentary-style DVD about a symposium of Business Continuity practitioners.

NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AGENCY (2007)
A series of dramatised sketches for inclusion in a staff training DVD.

EDUCATION BRADFORD “Services for the Deaf” (2007)
A documentary-style information DVD about educational provision for deaf and hearing-impaired children.

OLDHAM NEW DEAL FOR COMMUNITIES  (2006)
An information DVD about the work of the Hathershaw and Fitton Hill NDC in Oldham.

ALLERTON GRANGE SCHOOL  (2006)
Researching and writing a  prospectus on DVD for a large Leeds high school.

MEDICAL RESEARCH (2006)
An educational DVD for use in schools.

GROWING SUCCESS (2006)
A promotional DVD about a range of environmentally-friendly gardening products.

BRITISH DIETETIC ASSOCIATION (2006)
A documentary-style DVD about the history and work of the BDA.

THE GREAT SCOTTISH WALK (2006)
A promotional video.

NORTHANTS COUNCIL DIRECT PAYMENTS  (2006)
An information video for potential users of the service.

KILLINGHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL (2006)
A “day in the life” information video for parents, encouraging them to take a more active part in their children’s education.

MANTON COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (2006)
A documentary-style information video about the organisation’s achievements and future plans.

CLEAN AND SAFE (2006)
A documentary-style information video about environmental services in the Wyre Forest.

ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO (2006)
A short drama for teenagers illustrating the problems of bullying and what to do if you become a victim.

KIRKBY NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT (2006)
A partly-dramatised documentary about the lives and aspirations of young people in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, written in consultation with the kids themselves.

LEADERSHIP IN A CRISIS (2006)
Part drama, part documentary, this was a training video for senior managers of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs about the art of leadership.

HYDE HOUSING ASSOCIATION (2006)
A promotional video.

DIRECT PAYMENTS [2006]
An information video for use by various local councils.

EAST MANCHESTER NEW DEAL FOR COMMUNITIES (2006)
A documentary-style information video about NDC achievements.

COOLSKIN (2005)
A promotional video about the company’s products.

INLAND REVENUE (2005)
A drama-based Business Continuity Awareness video.

INLAND REVENUE (2005)
Comedy sketches for a Business Continuity Management training workshop.

HACKNEY COUNCIL (2005)
A comedy drama video to explain Business Continuity to council staff.

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL (2005)
Helping to devise and writing a training workshop, including comedy sketches, to introduce the concepts of Business Continuity Management.

WEST YORKSHIRE COMMUNITY ACCOUNTING (2005)
Researching and writing the organisation’s Annual Review.

INLAND REVENUE (2005)
Editing and rewriting a Business Continuity training manual.

INLAND REVENUE (2005)
A drama-based training video, which I
wrote and script-edited.

INLAND REVENUE (2004)
Comic sketches for a Business Continuity training conference.

HALIFAX SPEEDWAY (2004)
A documentary-style promotional video which I wrote, co-produced and co-directed.

NEW LOOK (2004)
A sitcom-style staff training video for the High Street chain.

BT REDCARE HOME (2003)
A promotional brochure.

INLAND REVENUE (2003)
A drama-based staff training video.

BARCLAYS (2002)
A drama sketch for a training video.

ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM (1995)
Liaising with museum curators, I wrote 11 documentary-style films to be shown as accompaniments to museum exhibits and as attractions in their own right. Subjects included: The Mongols, The Mughal Empire, The Indian Mutiny, The American Civil War, Western Gunfights, Linear Warfare, Castles, The Duel and others.

TORCH TELECOM (1995)
A large promotional conference and presentation, for which I wrote the script..

PEUGEOT DEALERSHIPS (1994)
A promotional video.

INTERNATIONAL WOOL SECRETARIAT (1994)
I researched, wrote and conducted interviews (in Florence – dreadful job, but someone had to do it!) for two staff information videos on behalf of the Woolmark organisation.

SALTS MILL (1993)
A promotional video.

THE LEEDS (1993)
A drama-based product information video.

PICTURES OF HEALTH (1992)
Dramatic health information sketches for a series of promotional videos.

A FUTURE WITH EPILEPSY (1991)
A drama-based medical information video.

ST EDMUND’S CHURCH (1990)
A campaign video made by the Ripon Diocesan film unit, which I wrote and produced.

TANKS AND DRUMS (1989)
A part-comedy /part-documentary promotional video.

HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY (1988)
Comedy sketches for a promotional video.

McCAIN'S PIZZAS (1987)
A live sitcom-style product launch.

BRADFORD & BINGLEY BUILDING SOCIETY (1986)
Comedy sketches for an audio tape promoting a new product.

BRADFORD & BINGLEY BUILDING SOCIETY (1984)
A teenage sitcom video to promote a new product.

INTERBOND (1982)
A documentary-style promotional video for a bonded warehouse.