Meet the Team

Top Copy Communications is a copywriting agency with two core members: Hilary Alexander and Patrick McKenna. The agency was established in London in 1997 and opened in Cape Town in 2009.


At 6ft 3in and born long after the war ended, Patrick quickly realised he would never fulfil his childhood ambitions by becoming a jockey or a WW2 Spitfire pilot. So he moved on to make the most of his talent as a freelance copywriter. He has been a freelance copywriter for over 25 years and has worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK. He established Top Copy Communications in London 1997 and since then has established a solid reputation among our many local and international corporate clients for precise and concise copywriting. Patrick is also a photographer with an eye for texture, colour and unexpected compositions. See his photography website here.


Ever since she was a little girl Hilary has loved working with language and words, and it shows in everything she writes. She has over 20 years’ experience as a business communicator, with a deep insight into the full spectrum of business communications. She has worked as a freelance copywriter and communication strategist in the UK and South Africa, and has a particular interest in working with clients whose work has the potential to make real, positive change in the world. Hilary believes that architects, engineers and social designers are heroes!

We also work with a network of skilled, trusted designers, web developers, event designers, and writers who augment our services when we need to.