Management training
Brand and communications expertise

How do we know what we're talking about? Thirty years in corporate communications. Winston's mother company is Day 1. We have worked with organisations of all sizes over three decades creating identities, developing brands, writing and implementing communications strategies, designing and producing visual communications in all media. We work within senior management teams and understand what makes organisations succeed in many fields.

Outside of professional life, competitive sailing is our lifelong sporting passion. For more than 20 years we have used it as a medium to help our clients to build their networks and develop their teams.

Ultimately, teamwork is about communication – our professional field. Successful sailing teams communicate continuously throughout every race, with every team member understanding the value of the communication to the performance of the boat, whether it's wind shifts, gusts, approaching boats, tactics, sail trim, tidal flows, or reacting to racing rules.

We have invested in Winston not only as a business in its own right, but to develop the relationship between business practice, continuous improvement and participation in team sport from which everyone in a client organisation can benefit. Sounds lofty, but we mean it.

If internal or external communication is on your list for challenges to address, we are experienced workshop facilitators as well as strategic communications planners. We'd be delighted to work with you to develop your people as well as your corporate communications in an integrated programme.

We are considering buying a cruising yacht so my partner and I joined Winston for a mile-building and experience-gathering voyage from Devon to the Solent, making a landfall in Weymouth. We had a wonderful weekend, learnt a great deal from Winston's attentive crew, and truly caught the bug!

Nicola Burness-Smith
Director, INTO Giving