Malcolm Davison is the principal trainer but we will call in support from other professionals when occasion demands. Only the highest standard of training will be delivered in order to uphold our reputation we have gained over 12 years of running courses in Europe.
Malcolm Davison FIIC, MCIM, LBIPP
Malcolm has worked in communications for 40 years mostly in the construction industry. He worked for Halcrows, British Gypsum, Tilbury (now Interserve) and Redland (now part of Lafarge). He also worked in communication agencies with a number clients including a large estate agency, and launched a dozen Payless DIY ‘sheds’ around the country.
At Tilbury he worked for the group marketing director on both internal and external communication projects. During his 12 years there he qualified as a professional photographer.
international print editor
After spending two years working for agencies, he joined construction materials manufacturer, the Redland Group, as group publications editor and edited ‘Redland News’. He turned a UK-only newspaper into an international magazine in colour circulated to staff in 40 countries. One of his first assignments was to interview staff who had been kidnapped and abused while being detained by Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Over eight years Malcolm travelled widely in Europe and the US to cover a stories such as the aftermaths of a hurricane in Miami, flooding in the South of France, the Oakland fire in San Francisco and the earthquake in Kobe, Japan. Malcolm created the Group’s website and established an intranet. The Group was taken over in 1997 by Lafarge. Although invited to continue his work in Paris, Malcolm chose to accept redundancy and set up the first web writing training business in the UK.
web content editor
Since leaving Redland 14 years ago, he has trained some 4,000 staff from most of the UK’s major financial service companies and government departments.
In 2001 he was an intranet editor for the MoD's intranet during the lead up to PPP and the formation of Qinetiq. He has since advised major corporates on the structure and design of their intranets.
Since then he has worked for the Welsh and Scottish Governments and for a Whitehall Minister's communication team.
In total he has worked in eight mainland European countries including Belgium for the European Commission, and offices of the UN in three countries. He has probably the broadest experience of any web writing trainer in Europe.
At the start of his career Malcolm worked as a mainframe computer programmer for Barclays Bank and in the mid 80s Malcolm wrote two business computer books. They are out of print now, but can be found in the British Library.
Malcolm is a director of IndustryMailout a Canadian-based email distribution service. He has a large number of clients in Europe and the Middle East and distributes the MOD’s Defence Daily News.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and he is also a licentiate member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP).
We are regularly asked to provide web consultancy by our course participants to help them with their web projects, and more than happy to help where we can.