AstraZeneca: Speechwriting, intranet content and more

Speechwriting for the CEO and a go-to internal comms resource for global pharma giant

I’ve been providing business writing services to global pharmaceutical leader AstraZeneca since 2009.

My ability to understand a large and complex business, manage demanding senior stakeholders and write clear and compelling copy that drives employee engagement has seen me become a go-to editorial resource for communication teams in the UK and Sweden.

Over the years, I have written:

  • speeches for chief executive David Brennan to deliver at town hall events in locations worldwide
  • intranet news and features for the AZ global employee portal and the Operations portal
  • intranet content to support the rollout of a new clinical development strategy
  • materials to support the rollout of Lean manufacturing
  • web content for the AZ external website.

I have also designed and delivered training in writing skills for a newly appointed group of employee engagement leads.

Client Testimonial

Paul is an excellent writer/communicator who I would thoroughly recommend. After taking a brief he is quick to build his understanding of the subject matter and develop creative solutions before working independently to deliver outstanding results. I consider Paul to be an extension to my team and someone I trust engaging senior leadership and to deliver important projects.
– Alun Metford, global internal communications director, AstraZeneca