Alec is a trained voice and drama teacher, who works in business, education, radio and television. He has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as doing a stint in a long running BBC radio series.

For the last twenty years, Alec has been a training consultant for many global companies, including Novo Nordisk, Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Ford Europe and Microsoft. He has helped many senior executives to deliver keynote speeches, including Directors of the Pension Protection Fund, Bunzl and Chief Executives of the N.H.S.

Alec has a long association with many legal services firms, training staff from graduate trainees to Senior Partners. Firms he has worked for include:

Norton Rose, Linklaters, Freshfields, Slaughter and May, DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons, Watson Farley Williams, Morgan Cole, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and Morrison & Foerster.


Lindsey read English at Manchester University and has worked extensively as an actor, writer, teacher and presenter. She has devised and directed courses specifically aimed at women returners and now, at Voice & Communications, mainly takes on the role of one to one coaching.

For those clients who lack confidence in presenting, whatever their experience, Lindsey’s expertise and encouragement is especially valued. Her years of teaching people to be more assertive at work, gives clients access to a raft of practical solutions in meetings, interviews and handling difficult conversations.

Lindsey also has experience of business, having been the Managing Director of a family light engineering business for a number of years.


Ed has recently joined the team to provide his expertise in the field of speech writing. Ed is a graduate of Oxford University, where he read English and he also holds an M.A. from York University.

He is an experienced freelance editor, having trained at Penguin Books and writes for a number of national publications. Ed’s experience in researching and shaping a text has proved of great value to clients and his ability to inject humour and clarity into dense material is much appreciated.