As experienced authors, speechwriters and consultants, Jim Harvey and Philip Collins have a unique, practical perspective that comes from working in ‘message businesses’ – politics and sales – for most of their careers.

They work with dynamic, ambitious, successful businesses to define, sharpen and shape the message that tells their story – and they can do the same for you.

Jim and Philip can train your people to deliver your brand message with authority and confidence, and support you every step of the way – including when things get tough.

Philip Collins

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Philip Collins is a columnist and leader writer for The Times. He is also chairman of the board of trustees at the independent think tank Demos. Before joining The Times, Philip was chief speech writer for the then prime minister, Tony Blair; director of the Social Market Foundation; and an equity strategist at two investment banks.

Jim Harvey

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Jim Harvey is an entrepreneur who has been building businesses for 30 years.

He's often the client-facing lead on our projects and he helps companies sell their products and services in consulting, banking, insurance and technology.

Matt Hirst

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Matt Hirst is Chief Executive Officer at Utiligroup Limited. He led the management buy-out of Utiligroup and has driven its stellar growth since then. As non-executive director of The Message Business, Matt helps us shape and lead the business, and we’re proud to have his insight and drive as a core part of our team.

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