Winner of 'Best Internal Social / Digital Campaign of the Decade' - PRWeek Internal Communications Awards.
BA English / History of Art Degree
MPhil Research Degree - History of Art
CMI Certificate in First Line Management (Level 3)
CIPR Crisis Communications
Diversity in the Workplace
Embedding and Promoting Equality & Diversity in Business Support
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion e-Learning
PREVENT / Anti-Radicalisation Workshop
Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults
Sharpe Communications is the copywriting and communications consultancy business created and managed by me, Kathy Sharpe (BA MPhil MCIPR). I have worked in marketing communications for 16 years.
I have a background in the public sector - charity, arts, and education - and specialise in copywriting for commercial reports and documents, awards bids, PR planning and press releases, proofreading, and internal communications including change / crisis communications.
Graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2000 with an MPhil research degree, I have since worked in the PR and Marketing Departments of a range of charity and public sector organisations including a number in the arts and in education.
Most recently I have specialised in internal communications and copywriting, and have a lot of experience in the field of corporate communications. I have written text for annual reports, prospectuses, and promotional brochures, all alongside creating copy for smaller publications, social media, and websites.
Over the last 16 years I have had responsibility for corporate communications, working alongside Human Resources, Senior Management, and Support Services teams. I have promoted the work of individual faculties, business projects, and enterprise start-up companies, most recently leading a communications and digital marketing team in the education sector.
I have also written many successful awards bids including a PRWeek ‘Decade of Achievement’ Award for Internal Communications, and delivered seminars at national education conferences.