Hi, Thanks for checking out my website. My name is Simon Nott and as my blurb says I’m a freelance publicist, horseracing and music writer.
In recent years I have been best known in the horseracing industry as the person behind the Star Sports #BettingPeople series of interviews the brainchild of Star Sports’ owner Ben Keith, a body of work I’m very proud of. Of course it’s all down to the team effort but I’m very happy to be able to report that traffic to the Star Sports content site saw growth year on year in the almost four years 2017 – 2021 I was working for them as an employee. I’d like to think some of it was down to me. I’m also credited in some quarters for raising some brand awareness in that time too.
As well as the interviews that I’ve conducted, from professional punters to Royalty, I’m a writer, previously published in The Racing Post Weekender, Racing Ahead and the South West based Independent.
I self-published my book ‘Skint Mob’ which has sold well since it was published in 2013 and nominated for ‘BT Sports Book Of The Year 2014. I’m currently working on a music based book with the working title ‘It All Started With Gary Glitter’ which I’m guessing I’ll have to rethink!
I’ve recently tackled some live broadcasting, live streaming betting news from point to points and appeared as a last-minute guest on Luck On Sunday. That’s something I’d like to further, be it TV, radio or podcasts. I’m always open to additional freelance offers in the media.
Some people may consider that horseracing and music are strange bedfellows, but not me. I’ve written for music magazines and fanzines since the 1990s. I started freelance work for Big Cheese Magazine in 2002 and continue to do so for sister publication Vive Le Rock and Rock N Roll specialist title UK Rock N Roll. I’ve also written sleeve notes for various labels, something I’m always keen to do. I also handle advertising for UK Rock N Roll and Blocks magazine.
Racecourses are where I have lived a lot of my life and am very happy when on one. I love to write about the characters and colour to be found on course as well as the action on the turf. Racing has so much to offer. Interviews are now my passion too, I have been very lucky to meet and talk to some fascinating characters over the last four years. I taught myself editing so can complete an interview project from sourcing the client to delivering the finished interview ready for broadcast.
That’s me, I’m versatile and ready for new challenges. If you think I can do anything for you please get in touch.