Simon Maillet bespoke knives

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Simon Maillet is a French bladesmith, currently based in Sheffield. I wrote some copy for his new website, which features eight prototypes for the bespoke carbon steel knives that Simon makes to order.

Designed with his core clientele in mind — working chefs — Simon’s knives are first and foremost tools, but they also make beautiful gifts for anyone who appreciates culinary things.

Find out more.

New role at the Open University, in Milton Keynes

I recently took on a full time role as Communications Manager for the Open University’s Learning and Teaching Innovation portfolio. The role sees me lead on internal communications for the University’s 450-person Translation department, which oversees the procurement, development and production, and delivery of the OU’s many distance learning modules.

I also lead on the University’s National Student Survey (NSS) campaign, and supporting work in relation to increasing student satisfaction and improving the student journey — as well as internal campaigns around commercial projects, including the OU’s FutureLearn offering and the DfE-funded Bringing Learning to Life project.

The role required a relocation, and I am now based in Milton Keynes (UK), the site of the University’s physical campus.