Meet the team: Sarah Browning

IMGP8686We’re running a short series of interviews about our team members to help you get to know us better.  Here is more about Sarah Browning

  1. What do you do?

I help organisations solve business problems by improving their communications. To do this, I carry out communication audits to identify what is currently working and not working; I write communication strategies and plans that ensure all communication activities support business plans and goals; I write powerful, effective copy; and I run a variety of training courses. I specialise in working with charities, universities and other not for profit organisations.

2.  Why are you a Holy Brook Associate?

I am a Holy Brook Associate because I believe that we have shared business values and a desire to help organisations improve. It is great being part of the team working together to support our clients to solve problems and move forward.

3.  What do you like most about working/living in and around Reading?

I grew up in Reading and after a few years living in York and Kiel, Germany, I decided to come back. My family all live locally, as do many of my friends. I work with clients here in Reading, but because of the good transport links, I often travel to London and other parts of the South East for work.

4.  Who or what would be your ideal client or project?

My ideal project is carrying out a communications audit for the senior team of a not for profit organisation. They know that their communications are not working – they aren’t getting responses and interaction with their audience – but they don’t know why or what to do about it.  After carrying out research into what is happening, I put together a strategic report and make recommendations that they can act on to improve matters straight away.

5.  What are your favourite things to do outside working with Holy Brook?

I enjoy walking and cycling. I’ve recently taken up painting with acrylics, which I find very relaxing. I love reading and books; so much so that I am also a trustee for local children’s literacy charity, ABC to read.