The Professional Copywriters’ Network is the UK’s largest membership organisation for commercial writers.

Copywriters can join the PCN to showcase their skills and experience, find clients and network with other copywriters. Founded in 2012, we now have over 500 copywriters listed in our directory of copywriters.

We also run a one-day copywriting conference in London, open to both members and non-members. The conference is the leading event devoted to copywriters in the UK.

The conference has featured high-profile speakers including Dave Trott and Rory Sutherland, and has been supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and the Content Marketing Association (CMA).

PCN is a limited company registered in the UK. Company registration number is 07249384 and its VAT registration number is 178 8209 65.

Our mission

We’re here to:

  • Bring copywriters together in a friendly community, so we can give each other advice and support
  • Help copywriters to find high-quality clients
  • Promote professional standards in the copywriting industry
  • Build the reputation of copywriting as a profession, and let more people know about the great work we do
  • Champion fair and realistic pricing for copywriting services, mainly through our suggested rates.

Who can join?

Membership is open to any commercial writer who serves clients in the UK. We welcome freelancers, employees (for example, those working in agencies), company owners, students and people starting out on their copywriting careers.

We offer two membership levels: Basic, which costs just £4 per month, and Pro, which offers extra benefits including an online portfolio, a link to your website and a bundle of discounts. Pro membership is currently £60 per year.

Meet the team

PCN is managed and supported by a team of copywriters:

Directors – past and present

PCN was founded in 2012 by Tom Albrighton of ABC Copywriting and Ben Locker of Ben Locker & Associates.

In 2016, Leif Kendall of Kendall Copywriting took over as director of PCN.

For general enquiries about PCN, please contact Leif:

Andrew Dec – events manager


Andrew Dec of Dec Marketing and his team handle all the practical and administrative aspects of our annual conference, including bookings, sponsorships and delegate support on the day.

If you have a question about the conference, you can reach Andrew on 0845 6344609 or email

Glen Scott – website developer


Glen, of Yellow Square, handles the technical side of our website, including our member database and Pro member signup system.

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