Business And Report Writing

One Day Course


Successful organisations are ones that communicate effectively.

Business reports and communications should be clear, concise and free of ambiguity.

This course will help you develop business writing skills that convey a targeted message and project a professional image.

The course employs practical business writing techniques to enable you to create compelling and well-structured business documents, memos, emails and reports. You need no previous business writing experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

4th Jul 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT SOLD  OUT
3rd Aug 18 London Bridge £250 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
7th Sep 18 London Bridge £275 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
28th Sep 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Course content

    Planning the message
    • Planning what you have to say
    • Who is your audience?
    • Generating ideas
    • Overcoming writer's block
    • Meeting the needs of your audience

    Structuring your writing
    • Choosing an appropriate style for your audience
    • The essentials of business writing
    • Structuring your message
    • Models to use
    • Choosing the correct tone for your audience and message

    Different document formats
    • Different formats for emails and memos
    • Different formats for business reports

    Writing clearly and concisely
    • Simplifying your language and sentences so that your written English has maximum impact
    • Rules for clear and concise copy
    • How to rewrite a piece for a different audience
  • Formatting reports and business documents
    • The essentials of good design
    • Looks do matter
    • Guidelines for laying out your report so the aesthetics reflect the quality of the content

    Editing and proofing
    • The importance of mistake-free work
    • Editing and proofing techniques

    Clear, concise communication
    • Guidelines for clear and concise copy
    • Measuring the clarity of your written work
    • Examples of what works and what doesn’t
    • Appealing to intelligence and business sense
    • Critiquing professional business writing techniques

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,


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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

General Medical Council
21st Jan

Fitted my requirements & objectives. .

Army Families Federation
3rd Dec

The most beneficial part was learning the process of CV writing and SMART objectives because I can take this away with me to improve my skills.

Beauchamps School
4th Nov

Very informative, lovely friendly staff, delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have learnt a lot.

Ardagh Group
4th Nov

Very useful and practical course with information that I can put into practice right away.

Elliott Thomas Ltd
3rd Nov

Excellent all round experience.

3rd Nov

Tips for creative writing, new exercises and challenges to practice - really enjoyed myself.