Simon Rushton has worked in Commercial Radio as a writer, producer and trainer for over three decades. He now works for Get Carter Productions, one of the UK’s leading radio advertising creative agencies.
Simon has worked for the BBC World Service, Metro Radio, Century Radio, Signal Radio, EMAP, GWR (now part of Global Radio) as Group Creative Special Projects Manager and UTV Radio as North West Creative Manager. He was Head of Creative for Radio Africa in Kenya for 4 years. As well as writing and directing Simon has also offered training and consultancy and ran a number of training events and client seminars.
Simon is also one of just a hand full of copywriters in the world who has gained recognised qualifications in Radio Copywriting and Management. Those qualifications include:- MRM – Manager of Radio Marketing Diploma; RMP – Radio Marketing Professional Diploma; CRMC – RAB (USA) Certified Radio Marketing Consultant Diploma; CRC – RMB (Canada) Certified Radio Copywriter; CPCC –RAB (USA) Certified Professional Commercial Copywriter.
Simon has won advertising awards but doesn’t like to talk about it.
Simon is invited to run training sessions for sales people and creatives, mainly on the synergy between creative and selling radio and getting results for clients.
Simon is also a qualified PADI Mater Scuba Diving Instructor