• 05 February 2020

    Annual reports are great! Or are they?

    Post #32: Claire takes a break from annual report book writing to ponder on confirmation bias

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  • 08 January 2020

    Splendid FW news – please welcome Neil Roberts, our new MD!

    Post #31: In a break from FW blogging tradition, Claire uses this first blog of 2020 to share some FW news

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  • Wednesday 4 December

    Section 172 – ever asked why?

    Post #30: Why understanding ‘why’ is critical to getting reporting right

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  • 06 November 2019

    The ESEF die is cast…but let's not forget that investors do read annual reports

    Our response to the FCA consultation on ESEF (closed on 1 November)

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  • 01 October 2019

    What role reporting in the climate revolution?

    Post 28: Guest blogger Annie Heaton of ArcelorMittal raises the stakes on climate reporting

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  • 04 September 2019

    Tell us – what is your ‘x’?

    Post 27: Claire’s been commissioned to write ICSA’s new book on corporate reporting – please send in your requests

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  • 06 August 2019

    Farewell, beautiful soul

    Post 26: Claire pays tribute to brilliant colleague, stalwart of Falcon Windsor parties and kindest of friends, Andrea Colvile

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  • 03 July 2019

    What’s the easiest way to write an annual report?

    Post 25: Claire gives a taster of the new Dark Angels book, On Writing, which includes her chapter on corporate reporting

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  • 05 June 2019

    Who's afraid of ESEF?

    Post 24: Claire rejoices in a(n almost ideal) tech fix to the thorny problem of filing in XBRL

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  • 01 May 2019

    What does Matisse have to do with corporate reporting?

    Blog #23: With thanks to our copywriter Heather Atchison for allowing us to publish her work

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  • 03 April 2019

    Does your hat fit?

    Blog #22: Fiona considers the unexpected similarities between managing an annual report and making a hat

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  • 06 March 2019

    The point of the pencil

    Post #21: Mark muses on the hidden craftsmanship that underpins contemporary design

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  • 06 February 2019

    How honest should I be?

    Post #20: Claire reflects on the difference between openness and honesty, and what it means for reporting

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  • 06 November 2018

    Writing to remember

    Post #19: Copywriters – rediscover your writerly roots

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  • 03 October 2018

    What happens when Creative Director turns Project Manager

    Blog #18: Running the Letter Exchange Conference gives Mark a new appreciation of the PM role…

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  • 05 September 2018

    How to make the annual report a good read (please pledge now!)

    Post #17: Launching Dark Angels On Writing

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  • 04 July 2018

    The sonnet: a powerful tool for the business writer

    Post #16: Reflections from a Dark Angels weekend in Gloucestershire

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  • 06 June 20118

    ‘I hereby announce my intention to break the law’

    Post #15: Claire reflects on an unintended consequence of GDPR

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  • 02 May 2018

    Spreading joy and happiness

    Post #14: Claire finds unusual merit in GDPR

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  • 04 April 2018

    GKN’s Courage

    Post #13: Claire pays tribute to a great British company

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  • 07 March 2018

    Look after it or lose it

    Post #12: How to make sure you’ll be in business for years to come

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  • 07 February 2018

    Who is at the centre of your story?

    Post #11: Claire reflects on the coincidence of Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday on 14 February

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  • 06 December 2017

    Calendar Boys

    Post #10: And why a total stranger said to Justine – “I wish I had your job…”

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  • 01 November 2017

    All views welcome... as long as they're ours

    Post #9: Claire reflects on the conflicts at the heart of the diversity and inclusion debate

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  • 04 October 2017

    A sure-fire way to improve your writing

    Post #8: Why a Dark Angels course could be the best investment you’ll ever make in your annual report

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  • 06 September 2017

    Summer fun from the Falcon Windsor team

    What do a cloud, a doll’s head and a whale’s tail have in common?

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  • 05 July 2017

    Are you light, medium, or heavy?

    Post #6: Justine examines the weighty issue of project management

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  • 25 May 2017

    Love, Be Loved and Make a Difference

    Falcon Windsor Interim Report 2017

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  • 03 May 2017

    Following the idea

    Post #4: Mark muses on creative serendipity

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  • 05 April 2017

    Investment or indulgence?

    Post #3: Claire considers the value of the arts to business – and gives you the chance to win £1,000 for a deserving artistic cause

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  • 01 March 2017

    Are you ready for html filing?

    Post #2: Claire poses a challenge to technology companies…

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  • 25 January 2017

    Crossing the channel

    Post #1: Print first? Digital first? Claire thinks about the place to start

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Welcome to our new blog!

Every first Wednesday of the month we take it in turns to publish our thoughts on a subject related to corporate reporting. Between us, we’ve delivered a lot of reporting projects, and along the way we’ve learnt some lessons. One of the most important – and the one that has brought us together as a team – is that the difference between ‘adequate’ and ‘excellent’ often comes down to the quality of one thing: thinking.

So this blog is where we share some of our thinking. And since we have consultants, planners, designers, writers, project managers, print and digital production managers on our team, you’ll find us covering a range of subjects because we’re all interested in different things. But our approach will always be the same: think first, then do.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Funding the Arts £1,000 donation is Beyond Skin who are using the arts to build peace between Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland. Thank you to everyone who nominated a charity.

The FW blog is on holiday in August - look out for our next post on Wednesday 6th September.