Corporate news 28 January 2020

The new Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea website has launched following a major research and editorial project by Echosix.

Echosix was commissioned to find out what residents, businesses and visitors really wanted from the council website.

After months of interviews, workshops and best practice research we produced a series of targeted recommendations, including revamping design, streamlining content and structure and re-working editorial.

Agency Big Blue Door re-built the site – incorporating our ideas and edited text – to create a site that is easy to navigate, transact with and maintain.

Judge for yourself here.

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Corporate news 8 July 2019

Could a post-Brexit Britain be a land of revived vales teeming with wildlife? Could we reboot our economy with an injection of creativity?

Echosix director Jonathan Lee is exploring such ambitions at Ways with Words, one of the UK’s leading literary festivals in July 2019.

Jonathan is hosting three sessions, exploring the return of collared doves and red deer with rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree and finding out how to kick-start Britain’s imagination with Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins.

By way of contrast, he will be in conversation with former SAS frogman Ollie Ollerton, he of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins fame, exploring the former soldier’s battles with Iraqi insurgents, drink, drugs and depression.

Buy your tickets here.

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Corporate news 5 July 2018

Echosix director Jonathan Lee is chairing a session at Ways With Words, one of the UK’s leading literary festivals.

Jonathan will be quizzing author Pamela Sandy Gorman, who will talking about her autobiographical book, My Life Growing Up on the Dartington Hall Estate 1945-54, on Sunday, 8 July.

Thanks to visionaries Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, the Dartington estate became an extraordinary rural experiment from the 1920s, pioneering ideas and practice in education, agricultural, performing arts and social responsibility.

The session will cover Pamela’s idyllic childhood, taking in the trials and tribulations of hard manual labour on the farm, madcap cycling jaunts to Cornwall and close encounters with military snipers.

Find out more about Ways with Words and buy your tickets here.

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Corporate news 5 July 2018

Wallpaper* City Guides cater for the urban sophisticate, showcasing the best retailers, cultural experiences, bars, restaurants and hotels in some of the world’s most exciting cities.

Echosix director Jonathan Lee, working as an independent freelancer, has written six nifty Wallpaper* guides and his latest Florence update has just come off press.

Check out Jonathan’s top Renaissance gems alongside cutting-edge performance spaces, boutique bolt-holes and designer cafes.

Highlights include Betty Soldi’s brace of retreats SoprArno and AdAstra, avant-garde 20th-century art at Museo Novecento, and surreal dining at working silversmith’s Pampaloni.

Buy your copy here.

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Black pudding escape story goes viral

Corporate news 12 January 2018

Echosix director Jonathan Lee, wearing his freelance journo hat, filed a story about a butcher’s lucky escape on Wednesday, Jan 10th 2018.

Devon butcher Chris McCabe, Jonathan wrote, became trapped inside a walk-in freezer and battered his way to freedom using a black pudding.

The Mirror was the first to pick up on the piece, which has since appeared across all major UK news outlets including BBC News, the BBC’s Today programme (from 2 hrs 55 mins and 46 secs in), The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express, Independent, The Sun, Daily Star, The Scotsman, MetroThe RegisterThe Irish Post and The Week.

A Hollywood script is now in the works.

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HMRC + GOV.UK / content design

Corporate news 11 January 2018

Echosix’s Kieran Wyatt has been shaking up HMRC’s content design offering since April 2017.

He’s working on the public-facing tax calculation portal, iterating on the GOV.UK prototyping platform and ensuring all content and designs adhere to GDS principles and standards.

He’s covering all aspects of user experience design, from user research to copy development to page design.

He’s also help set up a series of A/B tests using Optimizely software to test out content variations, analyse metrics and iterate and improve the service.

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Mentoring + training / big push

Corporate news 16 March 2017

Echosix’s mentoring and training practice is steaming ahead.

Over the last few weeks we’ve coached business analysts in London, galvanised Warwick University undergrads in search of a career in publishing and inspired art students in Plymouth.

And today….we’re at Teesside University guiding budding actors on the ins and out of the film, TV and performance industries.

Contact us if you’d like to hear more about our training and coaching courses.

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Film / entrepreneurs needed

Corporate news 12 September 2016

Are you an entrepreneur with an interesting story to tell?

We’ve been commissioned to make a series of short films about successful innovators in the UK – any sector and any subject.

Please get in touch if you think you fit the bill – or you know someone who does.


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Wallpaper* / review

Corporate news 29 June 2016

Wearing his globe-trotting journo hat, Echosix director Jonathan Lee has been out in the field reviewing new openings for Wallpaper* magazine.

His latest piece – on a minimalist concrete beach house in Portugal’s unspoilt Alentejo region – has just been published in the magazine’s online edition.

Read all about it here.


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Ibiza / editorial services

Corporate news 17 June 2016

Echosix director Kieran Wyatt is providing editorial services for Ushuaïa magazine, the glossy title from the open-air Ibiza superclub of the same name.

Kieran is managing the editing of all English copy for the bilingual publication, including proofing, editing and copy wrangling.

Ushuaïa magazine is published for five months every summer and distributed free all over the island and in selected high-end destinations around the world.

Read the magazine online here.


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