Where the story begins

Founded by Tess Coughlan-Allen, Forwords is the brand representing her freelance copywriting and content strategy services, which developed from a love of storytelling combined with an ambition to help socially and environmentally responsible brands to grow.

Before setting up Forwords, Tess spent the past seven years working for creative, tech and non-profit organisations as an editor, copywriter, and leading on marketing and communications.

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Tess speaking at WordCamp Europe

Community work

Actively supporting the open source community, Tess was Global Lead for WordCamp Europe 2020 and has organised a range of WordPress industry events over the last few years.

Notably, Tess co-organised the first do_action hackathon to take place in Europe, which was a one-day event where volunteers created new websites for local charities and non-profits in a single day. The charity event touched the lives of thousands of people and Tess became an international speaker by sharing this story.

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Seeing the results of her work in the community changed Tess’ perspective, renewing her faith in the business world.

Tess decided to create a brand that fully reflected her personal ethos by setting up Forwords, allowing her to use her skills with copywriting and content strategy to help brands make a positive impact on the world.

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Join the team

Do you want to join a team on a mission to help ethical, sustainable and socially impactful brands change the world? We want to hear from you.