Awards & Words

Best Charity Campaign

Winner – Women’s Support Project
Chip Shop Awards 2016
Concepts, Creative Direction

Best Financial Campaign

Nominated – Asda Money
Marketing Week Engage Awards 2013
Concepts, Creative Direction

Best Use of Mobile
Silver. V Festival App with Bolser
DMA Awards 2011

Top Fifty UK Freelancer, 2012 – 2013

Nationally conducted reader poll
by Carnyx Publications

Best Development Marketing
Winner – UK
International Property
Awards 2011
Concepts, Copywriting

Best Remake
Vinegar. Television X
Chip Shop Awards 2011
Copywriter, Creative Director

Retail Website Of The Year 
Winner. Carpetright
Retail Systems Awards 2010

Best Live Action App
Winner. V Festival App with Bolser
Mobile App World Awards 2010

Best UK Independent Agency
Winner – ripe
Property Awards 2008
Creative Director

Best Campaign
Nominated. Bic
Chip Shop Awards 2006
Copywriter, Illustrator

Best Corporate Identity
Nominated. Cameo Lingerie
Chip Shop Awards 2006
Copywriter, Art Director

Kind words

A few testimonials regarding my time as a copywriter and creative director in various UK agencies, a Leeds-based freelance copywriter working for direct clients and agencies internationally and now as Creative Partner at Jump.



Fantastic creative mind. Tons of energy. A pleasure to work with.

Lynne Cook
Customer Marketing Manager, Skipton Building Society


A first-class copywriter who considers every single word while also keeping the broader picture in mind.

David Comyn
David Comyn Ltd.


Quite simply, the best copywriter I have ever had the pleasure to work with. The life and soul of the Creative Department at TMP.

Rob Marston
MD, Zeus Unwired, Australia


Hands down, the most enthusiastic, insightful and talented copywriter I’ve worked with. An energy that’s boundless and fantastic creative solutions. A joy to work with.

Natalie Middleton
Senior CRM Manager


Integrity, straight-talking and permanent commitment to doing a quality job, always ready to go the extra mile. Always energising to work with.

Mike Scally
Human Resources Consultant & Non-exec Director, ripe Global


Extremely creative, commercially aware – and understands the client’s objectives and requirements. A great asset to the Business Development Team too, winning over 70% of pitches.

Oliver Sowden
Business Development Director, Jaywing


Larner isn’t just a copywriter, he’s not just a CD, he’s a true creative all rounder. From branding to direct mail, from advertising to online copy that works, Larner can do the lot. And with a smile on his face to boot!

Gareth Williams
Owner, GWD&P Ltd


You couldn’t get a more creative or fun person to work with. Great understanding of the pressures faced by account managers and clients alike. Cracking ideas, long copy, short copy, proposition development… the list goes on.

Sophie Brosgill
Senior Account Director, Nimbletank


Strong copywriting skills. Leads a team with strength and creativity. A great team player.

Alex Murray
Chief Creative Officer, eibDIGITAL


A headful of brilliant creative ideas and never fails to make magic – especially handy when the pressure’s on.

Mark Lucas
Multidisciplinary Designer, Owner, Every Hour


An extremely experienced copywriter and creative director. A joy to work, easy going, great sense of humour and an all round good guy. Five gold stars. Straight to the top of the class!

Michael Backhouse
Owner, MB Design


Going to work is great when you work with people who can push and challenge you, inspire you and make you re-consider your thoughts. That’s what Larner can do.

Michael Stewart
Group Marketing Director at SIL Group


Every time the results have never failed to be brilliant. Highly recommended!

Charlie Hartley
MD, Impression


I’ve used Larner as a freelance copywriter for branding, advertising and seo copy. On all three counts, he’s come up trumps working with speed, creativity and integrity. I’d recommend Larner to anyone looking for a great a return on their marketing budget.

Neil Brosgill
MD, Brosgill Opticians


Larner helped The Club to shape and develop a striking image as well as craft a credible and compelling tone of voice.

Since the launch of this new identity The Club has attracted new members in record numbers.

Matthew Eastlake
Marketing & Comms Director, The Camping & Caravanning Club


Larner has always been a pleasure to work with and has always exceeded my expectations.

His direction, dedication and overall attitude have enabled me to feel confident in each of the services he and his team have supplied.

This is worth its weight in gold!!!

I would thoroughly recommend Larner and his team to any individual or organisation who require a company that can offer that extra drive and support for their business.

Jonathan Dixon
Ops Director, Atlas Media Communications, Dubai


When it comes to copywriting in the Studio, my first choice is always Larner. Always manages to hit the nail on the head – which means a job done right first time, without the need for time-costly and financially-costly amends.

Sam Kitson
MD, Wedogoodthings


Larner’s Nokia N97 ‘biggest thing to hit the streets’ has gone down a storm. Everyone’s been saying fantastic things about him. When it comes to hiring a freelance copywriter, Larner’s top of my ‘Likes’ list to call.

Belinda Green
Creative Director, now Digital Strategist, Gyro, Manchester


Great with people and saying it how it is. A professional who knows how to bring out the best in other creatives whilst instilling trust and confidence with clients.

Rachael Kearney
Illustrator & Web Designer


Larner questions and challenges team members and always is on the look out for new possibilities, techniques and methods.

With all that one could require from a Creative Director to make the sausage sizzle, Larner calmly shepherds concepts from early rough ideas to practical, achievable, yet highly original fully formed creative project strategies.

Suggesting something brilliant is easy – doing so in real world terms is not. That is the skill required in good CDs, something which Larner has in abundance.

Colin Roets
Principal Consultant, Omni-channel retail & e-commerce at BE EXCELLENT, Germany

You can find more testimonials over at LinkedIn.