Who we train

You’re in good company.
Or rather, companies.

Intranet copywriting courses.
A quick session on writing skills for social media.
How to write the perfect travel brochure.

We’ve been asked to do it all. Here’s who did the asking, and what they said afterwards.

  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Balfour Beattie Utility Solutions
  • RBS
  • Vodafone
  • Standard Life
  • Tullow Oil
  • ALS Oil and Gas
  • Corus
  • QVC
  • Thales
  • St Andrews Links Trust
  • Diet Chef
  • BDB (Barrett Dixon Bell)
  • Travelex
  • University of Edinburgh
  • AXA
  • Friends Provident
  • Crieff Hydro
  • Aviagen
  • Caledonian MacBrayne
  • Scottish Refugee Council
  • Cheshire and Warrington Tourism Board
  • Southport Tourism
  • Springfield Homes
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Cardonald College
  • Kilmarnock College


The day-long copywriting course from Blackad fundamentally changed the way my team views copywriting and indeed content generation overall. The pace of the day kept them engaged and Blackad's preparation for the course was extensive. I would definitely recommend the copywriting course to anyone looking to enhance the skills of their team.

Alicia Skubick, Travelex


Blackad were our chosen supplier for training content owners on copywriting and also one of our content management systems. They provided valuable assistance with bringing key users up-to-date quickly.

Nicholas Walters, AXA

Tullow Oil

Blackad’s writing for the web course was a great insight into how we can improve our online copy. From the most simple fixes, to more advanced techniques, we all left the one-day session with plenty to think about and actually use in practice. I would definitely recommend this course to other communications teams.

Nicola Rogers, Tullow Oil

CalMac Ferries

Need advice on copywriting?  Ask Blackad!  Alan delivers engaging, tailored courses that result in greater confidence and improved skill-set.  Our team has benefited greatly from the training, examples and advice provided. It has challenged our perceptions and now we understand what good copy looks like, and how copy can work harder for our business.

Andrew Deeprose, Digital Manager

Crieff Hydro

Blackad gave our team the confidence and skills to let the brand shine though their words.

Geoff Morrison, Crieff Hydro

Scottish Refugee Council

BlackAd – simply put, they get copywriting. And by the end of a training session with them, we got it too! Alan's thorough but never boring – and thankfully tosses the writing rule book out the window. Their web writing course is motivating and a must. Get prepared to transform your chaotic thoughts into copy brilliance.

Trish Elms, Scottish Refugee Council