About

Brightwell Creative helps businesses to market and communicate creatively.

We help clients connect with their customers using digital, social and traditional communication.

– Social media and digital communication and engagement
– Live streaming strategy and engagement
– Public relations
– Marketing, sales writing and bid writing
– Editing and copywriting

 

Andrew Brightwell

Andrew: communications adviser, journalist and editor

Andrew led the communications for NHS Citizen, a programme looking at how citizen engagement in the NHS could adopt principles of democratic decision making. In this role he oversaw the development of a strategy to use social and digital media to deliver effective communication to a wide range of stakeholders on a tight budget. This included the successful engagement of a core audience interested in NHS participation – and the promotion and delivery of a series of events with NHS England’s leadership.

Prior to this, Andrew worked as a digital and social communications consultant for the public sector, helping local authorities and police forces with their adoption of digital media to engage and communicate with wider audiences. He has supported a wide range of organisations and individuals to significantly improve their understanding and use of new communication tools – and designed new communication models for public-sector bodies.

After working as a journalist in the UK and overseas for several years, Andrew studied online journalism at Birmingham City University, where he contributed with course leader Paul Bradshaw to research into digital journalism. While in Birmingham Andrew joined consultancy firm, Podnosh, where he was involved in the Social Media Surgeries movement.
As well as a background in journalism, Andrew is a qualified online communities manager – having studied the Feverbee Online Communities course.
Twitter: @andbwell
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andbwell

 

Angela Brightwell

Angela: creative marketing communicator, writer and scriptwriter.

For Angela every day is an opportunity to tell new stories, make silly jokes and poke as much fun as possible at the whole business of being alive. That’s led down a few garden paths, but also several successful career paths.
After drama school and work as an actor, which took her to Germany and Spain, Angela completed an MA in scriptwriting. Her first-class-awarded submission was then optioned for TV production.
Angela has worked on a number of comedy projects since and directed and co-wrote Gavin and Gavin’s Darts Wives at the Edinburgh Fringe, also subsequently optioned for TV. In 2013 Angela was shortlisted for the exclusive BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Writing award, for her script Open Wide.
In 2012, when her mother died from a long-term illness, Angela decided to tell her story via her award-nominated blog, Funny Matters. It charts her mother’s battle with lung cancer, the trials and sometimes funny tribulations she endured – and then Angela’s own struggle with bereavement and loss. Praised as both emotionally devastating and devastatingly funny, Angela then turned the story into a one-woman show, My Mum The Chemo Ninja. It too was award nominated, this time for a Brighton Fringe Festival Award in 2015.
Because drama doesn’t always pay – unless it’s carefully placed emotional blackmail or something on HBO – Angela has held down a few high-powered jobs in the city – for a time running the office for the Loan Market Association before moving to Brighton. Since then Angela has been busy selling her skills as a marketing consultant and co-directing and co-founding the five-star-rated Brighton Food Tour, which showcases the city’s independent food-and-drink producers.
As well as also running Brightwell Creative, Angela is writing and editing scripts for TV. She is co-writing two scripts that are under option with production companies, with comedy duo and good friends, Gavin and Gavin.

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