It is 10 years since Phil Thornton left The Independent newspaper on 12 January 2007 to set up Clarity Economics. Since then he has been engaged in a mix of consultancy, report writing, and journalism all centered around the idea of converting the technical language used in business, finance, and economics into plain English that is accessible by a wider range of people.
Clients of Clarity Economics have included business organisations such as the CBI, ABI, Freshfields, Linklaters, and GSK. Academic clients have included the Economic and Social Research Council, the Booth School of Business at Chicago University, the London School of Economics, the Systemic Research Centre at the LSE and the University of Cambridge. the journalism has been featured in publications such as The Times, The Guardian, Global Markets, Financial Director and Procurement Leaders. Phil has also worked for companies that provide editorial content for companies and universities such as St James’s House and Financial Editions.
The last 10 years have covered almost exactly the period since the onset of the global financial recession in August 2007 and two UK elections while also encompassing major events such as the decision by British voters to leave the EU and the election of Donald Trump. It is highly likely that the next decade will be as volatile and challenging as the last and Clarity Economics looks forward to assisting clients with their mission to convey their messages in plain, clear English