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Native English Communication

Our team is made up of only top-quality professionals – our reputation, as well as yours, depends on it. All of our staff are university graduates at top universities in Britain, America and the Netherlands.

We work closely together – both with each other and with you. One of our writers liaises directly with you on objectives, content and deadlines, and then carries out the project, drawing on the skills and talents of other members of the team, as appropriate. We check back with you as often as you wish.

This close teamwork ensures not only enhanced creativity, but clear communication, consistent quality and – most importantly – the results you want.

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Meet our team

Sam Lawley
Sam Lawley

A Cambridge University languages graduate, Sam is experienced in developing a broad range of corporate communications material, and particularly enjoys writing executive speeches and core message documents. Away from the BLC office, Sam spends most of his free time making pottery in his ceramics studio.

Will Hodges
Will Hodges

After graduating from Oxford University in modern languages, Will worked extensively in London’s financial communications sector before joining BLC as Managing Partner. He specialises in research, annual reports and investor relations – and works hard on perfecting his Dutch in his free time.

Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow

As Creative Director, Mark is the design engine of our agency. With a strong background of working for high-profile clients, he is adept at turning ideas into visual content; he is skilled in graphic design, photography and video. Outside of work, Mark loves story-driven games and science fiction.

Mark Speer
Mark Speer
Mark studied English and German literature at Tufts University and VU
Amsterdam. He has been translating, editing and copywriting for over 20
years. Mark spends most of his free time cycling or reading.
Izzy Fordham
Izzy Fordham

Izzy is a Classics graduate from Cambridge University, where she studied Greek and Latin translation, literature, philosophy and linguistics. Having enjoyed this variety in writing and reading, she is looking forward to working on a range of projects. Outside of work, Izzy loves choral singing and vegetarian food.

Astrid Baxter
Astrid Baxter

Astrid studied English linguistics at Utrecht University and the University of Glasgow. She taught English at Utrecht University for several years, receiving her doctorate there in Linguistics in 1996. She is the author of  several well-known books about English-language copywriting.

Andy Baxter
Andy Baxter

Andy studied English linguistics at Oxford. His writing career has included journalism, marketing communications, executive speeches, websites, video scripts and books. He came to the Netherlands in 1975, teaching at Utrecht University for a number of years and gaining a doctorate in Linguistics in 1985.

As well as collaborating with our network of freelancers on larger projects, we also partner closely with our sister agency HHCE for translations.

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“Over the years, the Baxter Lawley team has been a pillar of support to Teijin Aramid. They always deliver our English-language content in a quick and efficient manner.”

– LILIAN MICHAELSSON, Senior Marketing Communications Officer, Teijin Aramid

“The Baxter Lawley team provides me and my colleagues with insightful, fast and high-quality execution support and counsel across a whole range of content and communications. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”

— MIKE LIGHTFOOT, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan

“Baxter Lawley Communications does a lot more than just provide my team with ‘good content’. By leveraging their cross-sector experience, they are able to operate on a strategic level, provide crucial insights, and advise us on the ‘big picture’ of communications.”

— INGE MASSEN, Global Director Communications and External Affairs, DSM

“I need to know that my content providers not only deliver excellent storytelling, but that they have the right level of financial and technical literacy. With Baxter Lawley, this is never in any doubt.”

— WILLIAM HARRAGIN, Senior Acquisition Manager, Hutchinson Property Group