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We’re the UK’s best-qualified annual report copywriters

Let us help you tell your story to investors

Your annual report is your once-a-year chance to tell your story to investors. You need an expert annual report copywriter to help you make the most of it.

We’re specialists in corporate reporting. In fact, our background in investor relations and accounting probably makes us the UK’s best-qualified annual report writers. That means we’re as comfortable crafting your messages as we are writing about your business model and balance sheet.

Helping you make sense of best practice

We’re more than just annual report writers. We know best practice through and through, so we can advise you on structuring your report and help you to make the vital connections within your content: how your business model leads to your strategy, how your strategy connects to risk and KPIs, the link between performance and pay, and how sustainability runs through everything. If you want to develop critical areas such as your business model and strategy, we have the experience and knowledge you need.

We also keep up with ever-changing regulations, so we can make sure you’re meeting your obligations as well as telling your story. In recent years, we’ve worked with clients to help them implement new rules such as s172 statements and the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) requirements. With new regulations constantly coming down the track, particularly in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas, staying current has never been more important.

Showing how governance adds value to your business

The quality of your corporate governance has become a key part of your investment case, so our job doesn’t stop when we get to the end of the strategic report. We help you to communicate what’s really important about your governance approach, so you can show how well you’re running the company. We’re experienced at helping committee chairs to draft their statements and bringing the board’s work to life, so the report demonstrates how governance underpins strategy, takes account of stakeholder views and links to the requirements of s172. At the same time, we’ll make sure you’re covering all the disclosure requirements of the governance code you’re following.

Making your life easier

It’s a fact of life that you have to produce your most-challenging and important document at your busiest time of year.

That’s why our whole approach makes your life easier. We gather the information we need to write your report by interviewing your senior management or sending them carefully crafted questionnaires. Our experience helps us to ask the right questions, so we capture the key messages you need to get across.

We also keep in close touch with your design agency, ensuring that the copy and design work together. And we hit your deadlines, no matter how tight the timetable, so you can rest assured it will all be ready when you need to sign off.

Not listed? No problem

Most of our annual report copywriting clients are public companies, ranging from AIM stocks to the FTSE 100. But we also work with private companies who want to explain their business to customers, partners, suppliers and staff, or who want to get into the swing of reporting ahead of a stock market listing. We help you to find the right balance between disclosure and storytelling, to create an effective report that communicates just what you need it to.

Recent projects

  • We wrote the strategic report and corporate governance report for a UK real estate business, helping to tell the company’s story more effectively by restructuring the front end of the strategic report and introducing a more personal tone of voice
  • We edited the strategic report and corporate governance report for a FTSE 250 company, advised on improvements to the strategic content and drafted a number of key operational statements
  • We wrote the first annual report for a newly listed AIM company, creating key content such as the business model from scratch, advised on structure and developing the corporate governance section

Find out more

Learn about our process for creating your copy. Check out our frequently asked questions.

What our clients say about our annual report copywriting services

“Richard has worked with Radley Yeldar over the past two years writing and developing a consistent tone of voice for a large FTSE 100 utility company. His ability to work at c-suite level and write transparent, clearly defined copy has helped us on the journey to reaching best practice reporting. I would highly recommend Richard to other companies that are trying to tell a complex story, simply, with an appropriate tone of voice.”
Brett Simnett, Radley Yeldar
“Richard is a consummate professional and a joy to work with. His experience as an in-house investor relations director means he has an unrivalled understanding of the issues inherent in our type of work. He is also very pragmatic and practical – a thoroughly nice guy who really knows his stuff!”
Julie Giddens-Davies, Farraday