People

We bring the right people together for every project. We offer an effective blend of communications skills and creative talent. Drawing on our combined experience will make sure your message is heard and understood.

Matthew Bonsall and Stephanie Small founded Bonsall Communications in 1998. We have a network of associates and professional contacts to put together the right team for your project.

Matthew Bonsall

Partner

Matthew Bonsall is an accomplished writer with a reputation for delivering first-rate results under tight deadlines.

He founded Bonsall Communications in 1998 after returning from the UK, where he worked on Fleet Street as a journalist for Bridge News covering bond futures trading on LIFFE. (Bridge News is now part of Reuters.) He has also written stories about mutual funds for The Globe and Mail.

His journalism experience helped to develop his crisp, efficient prose. It also required Matthew to pinpoint the essence of a story quickly for his readers—an essential skill for any communications project.

Financial writing is his specialty, but with more than 25 years of communications experience, Matthew is able to offer clients a wide variety of services. He provides everything from website content and newsletter copy, to speeches and strategic communications plans.

In addition to his journalism skills, Matthew draws on a wealth of marketing experience. His creative training has given him a lively and insightful approach that appeals to consumers, investors and stakeholders.

Matthew has a Master of Journalism from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from the University of Toronto. He also holds a Canadian securities licence and a Chartered Investment Manager designation.

Stephanie Small

Partner

Stephanie Small brings a strong combination of journalism and marketing skills to Bonsall Communications. A stickler for good grammar, she turns confusing, wordy prose into crisp, clear copy—without sacrificing the original meaning.

Stephanie writes everything from website content to press releases. She spent more than two years working in sales and marketing for Phaidon Press, one of the world’s leading art book publishers, with offices in London and New York.

Before that she was a producer at CBC Radio, working on the programs CBO Morning, All In A Day and Radio Noon. She wrote radio scripts, researched a wide range of stories, produced documentaries and directed live shows in studio.

Stephanie’s print journalism experience includes working as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and writing freelance magazine articles on architecture and interior design.

Stephanie has a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She is also a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada.