Introducing your team…
Over the last 30 years Allan Scott has built an enviable reputation as a copywriter, editor, scriptwriter, and speechwriter, gaining experience across the board in industry, commerce, finance, and the public sector. He is also a published novelist, and his debut story The Ice King (1984), co-written with Michael Scott Rohan, predicted the birth of the internet – so, unsurprisingly, he took a keen interest in its possibilities right from the start. In 1997 he launched a ‘done for you’ email newsletter service – and in 2015 he founded Mill House Media, taking that idea forward into the full range of online media.
Author, journalist, screenwriter
Getting to grips with other people’s voices is one of scriptwriter Ian’s key talents. After working in script development on film and TV projects for the BBC, ITV and various producers overseas, Ian joined his wife Kate in the copywriting business. These days he’s busy writing blogs, video content and marketing materials for a wide range of customers. It doesn’t matter if you run a boutique business or a multi-national, Ian can show you how to use the stories in your business to engage your audience. As well as his day job, Ian is a regular contributor to a national entertainment magazine and writes books about cult films in his spare time.
Marketing & social media
Kim works with many different professional service businesses ranging from lawyers and accountants to holistic therapists. Her background is in marketing and social media, sales and general management, both in B2B and FMCG having been Managing Director, CEO and Sales and Marketing Director of a few different companies. Kim believes the right marketing and social media is critical to the success of your business. She enjoys meeting new people, discovering opportunities, identifying new customers, and devising strategies to reach those customers and help businesses grow.
Business process engineer
Kate Kelly, the ‘Business Plumber’, has more than 20 years’ hard-won experience of improving business processes to maximise profit. She has worked with organisations of all sizes, from major enterprises and public service bodies to micro-businesses. Time with major companies like Trebor Sharps, Black & Decker, Ozalid and Schlumberger has given Kate first-hand experience of how big companies work – and what even the very smallest company can learn from them. Kate will give you the perspective you need to make the right decisions about what to do, how and when to do it, and how to achieve it better, safer, faster, and at lower cost.
Consumer journalist Kate has spent over 15 years writing for the national media, covering subjects including health, spirituality, film and television. She left her position as the news editor of a best-selling TV title to begin working as a professional copywriter. Blogging on topics as diverse as personal finance, apprenticeships, personal coaching and beauty, Kate can help you amplify your message, and make it sparkle. As well as helping you to write engaging words, Kate can also help you plan and organise your content marketing. She’ll make sure you have plenty to say, and know the best way to say it to your audience.
Sean and his wife Venitia are the small but perfectly formed team behind Syrinx Systems! Together they have over 50 years’ experience in various IT industry sectors, creating new software as well as developing and supporting off-the-shelf software systems, advising clients on how to get the very best out of their technology, and providing a full range of engineering services. Because they bring different but complementary skills to their roles, they have a complete, holistic understanding of what is required at all levels of the software development process. And they guarantee excellent after-sales service for the entire working life of the software.
Why we’re here
Mill House Media was launched to meet the ever-growing need for quality content in digital marketing. Which includes effective, targeted copywriting for newsletters, blogs and social media. High-quality images. Powerful (and ever shorter!) video clips. Not to mention scripts (and visuals) for live presentations.
What we do
Initially the business has focused mainly on email newsletters. In fact they’ve been founder Allan Scott’s chief area of operation since 2007. But team members are now writing blogs, web content, articles and presentation scripts for a growing and varied client base.
Who we are
Over the years Mill House Media has gathered a trusted and talented team – business stars who each bring their own unique contribution. And ensure your story gets told with maximum impact – and maximum return on investment.
And after ten years of hard graft on the networking circuit, Mill House Media can call on a growing roster of talented freelance professionals. All ready, willing and able to work with each other. So we can build precisely the right combination of skills, talents and resources for each new project.
…and some of our recent posts
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