Andy Baxter (Creative Director)
Andy comes from the UK, where he studied English linguistics at Oxford. His writing career has included journalism, marketing communications, executive speeches, websites, video scripts and books. He is co-author (with his wife, Astrid) of Handboek zakelijk Engels (Uitgeverij Boom, 2016, 3rd ed.) and Baxter’s English Survival Kit (Sdu, 2006). He came to the Netherlands in 1975, teaching at Utrecht University for a number of years and gaining a doctorate in Linguistics in 1985. Andy is a member of the British Institute of Internal Communication.
Astrid Baxter-Holtman (CEO)
Astrid studied English linguistics at Utrecht University and the University of Glasgow. She taught English at Utrecht University for several years, receiving her doctorate there in Linguistics in 1996. She is the author of Correspondentie in het Engels: 50 tips (Kluwer, 2003) and co-author, with Andy, of Handboek zakelijk Engels (Uitgeverij Boom, 2016, 3rd ed.) and Baxter’s English Survival Kit (Sdu, 2006).
Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he studied Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Italian). He has previously worked for The Florentine, an English-language news magazine based in Florence, Italy.
Nicolette van Nieuwenhoven
Nicolette graduated in English Language and Literature from Utrecht University, where she also studied PR & Mass Communication. Before joining our company, she worked in Corporate Communications at an international flavours and fragrances company.