After deadline-hitting late nights in Cardiff’s student media scene, Paul first found himself in Cornwall circa 2006, honing his journalism skills. Following a stint in news and public policy reporting in London, he moved into brand content strategy, writing, editing and commissioning at Specialist UK for the likes of HSBC, NFU Mutual, JLL and Siemens.
As a writer and editor, he has worked on end-to-end magazine creation; written original articles and copy for advertising, emails, social media and websites – on topics from savings accounts to smart city infrastructure; and developed creative concepts for new products or campaigns.
Returning to Cornwall at the end of 2019, he brings this breadth of experience to Stranger projects, from crafting copy and scripting videos to formulating tone of voice and messaging approaches.
More than happy to sit down to read to the kids, or with a book of his own, he has worked on projects for new creative writing talent and will gladly eulogise about the power of writing, and reading, if asked.
When it comes to positive impact, moving global capital to fund legal actions for communities affected by human-created environmental damage – and try to stop it happening again in the future – is way up there. We spoke to Brazilian lawyer Ana Carolina Salomão Queiroz about doing just that, changing "the culture of what it is to be a good lawyer", and her role in bringing Brazil’s Mariana dam disaster to England’s court rooms.
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Part of our series profiling environmental change and purpose-driven business ideas, Paul Dicken spoke to innovator and entrepreneur Isaac Ndyamuhaki at the Blue Earth Summit 2023 to find out more about his circular and efficient way of creating domestic energy in Uganda, focused on meeting key customer challenges.
What a full few days at Blue Earth Summit 2023. So many positive change-focused pitches, presentations and conversations; each interesting, informative and even surprising in their own right. Here’s a round-up of some of our highlights, from systemic change to seeing the whole story.