About Rhubarb Rhubarb

Rhubarb Rhubarb. No, not a double helping of stewed fruit. But the work alias of seasoned business writer, Debra Blundell.

Debra draws on over 20 years in business journalism, copywriting, PR and magazine publishing. She understands what makes the corporate environment tick and how to strike a balance between professionalism and creativity. And she has as much enthusiasm for teaching as she does for writing, getting a huge buzz out of helping people conquer their writing demons and become more confident communicators.


Debra has worked with blue chip companies in all sorts of industries, including property (CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank, EC Harris, Norland), utilities (ELEXON, eON), and IT and telecoms (HP, O2, Telstra). She’s got several writing awards under her belt and rarely goes anywhere without her Kindle.

Proof of the pudding

  • “Excellent. Just right for the team.”
    Kate Woods, copywriting trainee, Atkins
  • “Debra consistently brought out the best in the groups she led, and never stopped looking at what worked and what didn't and coming up with new ways to present it.”
    Matthew Moore, Marketing Communications and Campaigns Manager at ELEXON
  • “Very enjoyable. Debra’s expertise and experience came through.”
    John Naylor, HP - training delegate
  • “The exercises were engaging and fun and I learned a lot.”
    Jennifer Ryan, tone of voice trainee, Lloyds Banking Group
  • “Debra has developed a first class workshop on how to deliver and communicate clear messages in the business world. Her exceptional ability to simplify the execution of great effective writing is a fantastic tool for any executive. She shows you how your emails, letters and marketing material can jump out from the page with great energy and strong, specific language. And she demonstrates how better use of the written word can give you the edge in a competitive marketplace.”
    Sheila Rantor, Managing Director | Meridian Coaching
  • “Very dynamic and articulate.”
    Delegate, proof-reading course, M&G
  • “Excellent. Manages a ‘lively’ group well and handles questions with ease.”
    Simon Lill, OpenText
  • “Good pace, personable, knowledgeable and good at managing course attendees.”
    Paul Cooper, HP
  • “Excellent, entertaining, informative, helpful and approachable.”
    Adam Smith, Graduate Trainee, CBRE