Nigel Grant Training is a small family-owned company. Nigel worked with three plain English firms from 2004 to 2006. We formed a limited company in 2007 and became a limited liability partnership in 2012.

Our people have strong qualifications and experience, and we all believe that communicating well depends as much on attitudes as skills.

Nigel Grant

Partner, lead trainer and supervising editor. MA (English, Sussex); BEd Hons (English and education, London).Photo of Nigel Grant

English teacher and examiner to A level 1980–2003 in grammar, wide-ability and private schools. Head of English, sixth form and drama at different times. Textbook author. Freelance education writer. Business writing trainer and editor since January 2004. Enjoys reading, writing, theatre, music, dancing and entertaining. Former director of Plain Language International. Member of PLAIN, Clarity and 26. Judge for the BMA’s annual patient information competition.

Gwynne Grant

Partner. MA (library and information studies, UCL);  BA Hons (humanities, OU). Chartered Gwynne Grantmember of CILIP. Former associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

City insurance underwriter for ten years and then a chartered librarian for thirteen years. Manages our IT, finance, bidding, website and social media presence. Designs and produces training materials, and proofreads for our editing service. Enjoys reading, entertaining, gardening, theatre, dancing, country walks, running, swimming and church.

Robert Grant

Nigel and Gwynne’s first son. BSc Hons (computer science, Nottingham). Senior developer and consultant for the Johannesburg office of a global technology and software company.   Robert Grant

Rob made our our first website, coding from scratch and designing the graphics. Everything worked from the start, never broke and got us an attractive and secure web presence. Rob’s busy with bigger things now, but checks that our new site works well, helps write materials for technology clients, and helps edit technical documents. Keen reader, pianist, runner, gym monster, real ale enthusiast and church member.

James Grant

Rob’s brother. BA Hons (English language and literature, King’s College London). Senior communications manager for a big government agency, a keen percussionist, film buff and theatre fiend, with professional directing experience and two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to his credit. Plays cricket with great energy and growing skill. Often to be seen riding in south and central London on a classic Holdsworth single-speed cycle.


Our associates are family members or close, longstanding professional friends. Most have two degrees and all have years of relevant experience. They include:

  • a doctor (who has acted with Catherine Zeta Jones)
  • a public sector procurement manager versed in the dark arts of local authority language
  • a senior writer and editor for a large science organisation (who has also acted with Catherine Zeta Jones)
  • a retired partner in a large actuarial firm
  • two general business English trainers bristling with degrees and the experience of leading at least a thousand courses each.


Clear Legal English Associates is a group of four professional friends. We swap ideas, refer work to each other, and collaborate on bigger jobs.