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Frances Gordon

Simplified, Co-founder
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Frances started her career far from the corporate arena – she researched and wrote educational materials for people in rural parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. In 1998, she first moved to London to work for an information design consultancy.  Aside from co-founding consultancy and training firm, Simplified, she also held tenures at a financial inclusion fintech and at Barclaycard.

Frances co-created the Simplified course with plain-language attorney, Candice Burt. The past 15 years has seen Simplified’s course used to train over 9000 professionals how to write in plain language – in the UK, Portugal, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria and the US. The course has an adaptable model for training diverse delegates, from different sectors and different linguistic and cultural contexts.