My father’s family name being Shaw, and my Christian name Michael, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Mike Shaw. So, I called myself Mike, but came to be called MP Shaw… because it sounds fancier.

A trained journalist, I’ve written and edited for national newspapers, consumer magazines, trade publications, regional newspapers and a whole bunch of different websites – you can find out more on my portfolio page.

I provide copywriting and strategy services to some of the UK’s biggest brands and am a guest lecturer at a variety of colleges and universities.

I am also a theatre correspondent on BBC radio and I contribute to a collection of podcasts.

You can take a look at the things I’ve done on my portfolio page, and also have a read of some of my favourite pieces.