Meet the Coster Content team

 
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When you partner with us, we become a part of your business. We take the time to understand your views, opinions, and expertise so we can flawlessly deliver your content in your tone of voice.

As a team, we are an unapologetically authentic, genuine bunch of wordsmiths. We thought we’d tell you about us, so you know who you’re working with.

 
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Alia Coster

I’m Alia, and I’m the founder of Coster Content. As a southerner, I contribute to the ever-growing minority of M25-ers invading Manchester. Besides my love of the English language, I’d describe myself as someone fuelled by sport, food, travel, and the great outdoors.

Whether it’s simultaneously trying to read six books at once, pondering to Blinkist in the bath, or binging on podcasts, I have a slight knowledge obsession. As a student of life, I decided to put my inquisitive mind to good use. Starting Coster Content has been unreal. I do what I do because I’m hugely passionate about making a positive change. Be that in individual people or helping businesses grow.

I find success exhilarating. To me, it’s a pleasure to go out of my way to help my clients reach their goals and succeed through the written word.

Favourite topics

Technology • Food • Travel • Business • Ethical companies • Employee engagement • Personal development • Homelessness • The welfare of people • Recruitment • Goal setting • Leadership • Wellness.

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Sam Simpson

I’m Sam, and I’m the resident geek. I’ve been through university, come out the other end with a degree in psychology, worked as a magazine writer, and now get to spend my time as Coster Content’s content editor.

As the editor, it’s my responsibility to sit back and judge everyone else’s writing like some sort of egotist. Nothing gets past my watchful eye — bad grammar, bad spelling, bad writing. I’m like a grammar terminator.

Outside of work I enjoy the nerdy things in life: video games, board games, movies. Sometimes I’ll even go outside! If you ask me what I’ve been doing on the weekend, my answer will probably be one of the above. That or I had a cheeky few down the pub.

I’ll always be around to talk about the merit of Oxford commas or how cool semi-colons are if you need a hand.

Favourite topics

Technology • Entertainment • Health science • Food • Wellness • Self-improvement

 
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Nike Olowo-Fela

I’m Nike. I was born and raised in Wales by a small Welsh woman who makes her own soap and a bald Nigerian man, both nurses. From my mother, I got a love for horses and have been riding since I was three. From my father, I got good food and some really curly hair.

No one knows where my love for geography came from. The natural world and the people in it captivate me. That’s why I recently completed an MSc in International Development and a BA in Geography at the University of Manchester.

My role as a content writer allows me to create original pieces of writing to help businesses promote themselves, and readers to better themselves. If I’m not doing that, I’m trying to recreate something that looked easy on Pinterest, writing, or with my friends lowering the tone with dark humour and planning trips abroad.

I haven’t mentioned my love of Fleetwood Mac because there’s not enough space to talk about each member in the depth they deserve. I’m saving that for a very lengthy Facebook post that nobody asked for.

Favourite topics

Sustainability • Environmental • Developmental and humanitarian charities • Equestrian companies • Businesses that make a difference.

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Ollie Russell

I’m Ollie. I grew up in Bristol and spent my student years in Manchester - two fantastic cities that helped guide and shape me. After graduating, I took my biology background to the Madagascan rainforest and studied most people’s worst nightmare - reptiles and insects. Reflecting on it now, I should’ve probably picked lemurs.

My brother also persuaded me to hike the Canadian Rockies for a month and cycle around Iceland. No bed will ever be uncomfortable, and British weather no longer bothers me.

In a chaotic world, it’s easy to forget the bigger picture. For me, that’s what content is all about - zooming out and building a strategy to get your vision and business out into the world. Coster Content gives me the opportunity to streamline and fine-tune your work and image for the world to see. The process is incredibly satisfying.

Outside of work, anything technical gets my attention. My friends laugh at my ability to become obsessed with a new hobby in such a short time. I’m currently teaching myself jazz piano (wish me luck) and am slowly progressing down the long road of gymnastics and bodyweight mastery.

Favourite topics

Charities • Mental health • Renewable and biodegradable •  Blockchain • Cryptocurrency • Thought leadership • Technology • Science • Recruitment • Client-centric businesses.

 
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Ellie Curnock

I’m Ellie, and after growing up in Cheltenham and coming to university in Liverpool – with a four-year stint in the US in-between – I’ve still apparently not found a reason to leave scouseland.

After two degrees which pretty much just consisted of reading books and writing about them, I’d say literature and writing are my strongest (and longest-lasting) passions. The written word can be used to achieve such brilliant and evocative things in such a variety of subject areas, and here at Coster Content, we revolve around that very notion.

In my free time, I frequent Netflix – and most other monthly video subscription services for that matter – or listen to podcasts and read books I’ve been saying I’m going to read for years. I did get an adult colouring book recently but found the pressure of making it look good too much for that habit to really stick… ironic.

I like to think my tastes are a rich variety, whether it’s binge watching Grey’s Anatomy while eating Koka noodles or reading a classic with a glass of wine and baked camembert. I’m also routinely found aimlessly wandering around shops looking at homeware (there are multiple boxes of ‘Ellie’s future home stuff’ at my mum’s flat… sorry mum).

Favourite topics

Music • Food • Urban life • Manufacturing • Literature • Mental health • Art • Property • PR • Beauty • Construction • Clothing.

 
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Brittany Lange

I’m Brittany. In between attending the University of Leicester and graduating in Media and Communication, I’ve spent the majority of my life in a small village in Cheshire. While I loved living the typical ‘student life’ in a major city, the tranquillity of country life is one that I always seem to come back to… or perhaps it’s the country pubs.

When I’m not spending my time trying to recreate bizarre food combinations I’ve seen on unrealistic Facebook posts, you can probably find me in a Thai restaurant regretting my choice in spice. I love learning about different cultures, and one day hope to travel the world to experience a variety of them first-hand, as well as the authentic food.

I enjoy educating myself on the evolution of society, whether it’s learning about human evolution or the proliferation of the fashion industry. I like learning new things and expanding my knowledge. Being a content writer at Coster Content has allowed me to implement my passion for literature and communications, and use this to help others in their business needs.

I’m pretty much allergic to everything, so if it’s skincare tips you’re after, I’m your girl! Sometimes I think I may even be allergic to myself, although that may be due to the copious amounts of fake tan that university life introduced me to (did I mention I’m allergic to that too?)


Although I’m partial to spending hours browsing beauty tips and tricks on Instagram, my real obsession is with documentaries and TED Talks. I will never tire of watching Louis Theroux get lost in the weird and wonderful world of Scientology. But that’s a topic we won’t get on to.

Although I’m not your typical country girl, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than going on a long walk and being surrounded by nature. I’ve loved animals ever since I was a child (but obviously, I’m allergic to most of them). I seem to spend a lot of time signing my life away to PETA campaigns. There’s nothing more persuasive than a photo of a cute animal…


Favourite topics

Beauty • Human and animal rights • Retail • Transport • Fashion • Environmental • Charities • Hospitality • Current affairs • Aesthetics • Oral and physical healthcare • Education • Manufacturing.

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Courtney Haddock

I’m Courtney. I grew up in a small town called Runcorn just on the outskirts of Liverpool. I spent four years at Liverpool John Moores University completing a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English.

Although I adore all things books, literature, and media, I spent a huge portion of my time as part of the LJMU Dance Society as competition co-ordinator organising events and shows. It’s here where I found my love of all things organisational and an obsession with keeping a diary. I was also a hip-hop dance teacher for competitions, making sassiness second nature to me.

I have a weird fixation for crime literature and documentaries; I could easily spend hours on end in the crime section of Waterstones sat in a corner. Talking of weird obsessions, if I get myself started on Derren Brown there will not be enough room left on this page for anyone else so let’s just say he’s my idol.

Writing has always been a huge part of my life and providing quality content is important to me as I expand in my career. I love to bring parts of my personality and blunt humour into my writing whenever appropriate. I want to be the best I can be and ultimately be trusted to provide top-notch work.


Favourite topics

Mental Health • Wellness • Public relations • Hospitality • Travel • Entertainment • Literature • Media • Fitness • Education • Retail • Law • Health.

 
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George Coster

Woof!

Hi, I'm George, I keep the team in check. Admittedly, there's not an awful lot I do for your content, but you might meet me from time to time if you visit the office.

Don't worry, I'm harmless; my mum calls me a clumsy oaf.

I don't bite but I will probably stare at you until you scratch my tummy.

Favourite topics

Playing ball • Sleeping • Chasing squirrels • Eating • Tummy tickles • Sleeping • Going for runs with mum • Eating.

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