Sought-after media trainer and corporate broadcast expert
Key credits Channel 4 News, ITV News, 5 News, More4 News
Journalism/broadcasting Over 15 years’ experience in the top flight of British TV news. Presenter and reporter for Channel 4 News, 2000-2010. Presents national bulletins for ITV News. Has anchored 24-hour rolling news, online news and factual programmes.
Training and strategy Leads the training team at TNR. Responsible for designing and managing courses and training programmes for high-profile individuals and clients in every sector, including government, Third Sector, SMEs and large corporates. Also attends clients’ internal leadership sessions, contributing media expertise to help develop senior executives.
Key credits The World This Week (Channel 4), award-winning Pyrah Programme (LBC), BBC Radio 4 arts and documentaries
Journalism/broadcasting Vast experience of TV and radio across numerous formats. Chairs public events and writes for national newspapers and specialist publications.
Training and strategy Has trained spokespeople for financial, pharmaceutical and other blue-chip businesses in UK, Europe, America and the Middle East. Has also worked with health authorities, government ministers and agencies, arts organisations (Tate, V&A), high-profile authors and major charities.
Key credits You and Yours (BBC Radio 4), BBC TV
Journalism/broadcasting. Has worked in radio and TV for the BBC and the independent sector – presented You and Yours for 10 years. Writes for national newspapers, magazines and websites and author of five books. Runs the small business blog We Talk Business and presents at conferences.
Training and strategy Trains and coaches people at all levels in the private, public and 3rd sectors. Background in the voluntary sector (specialising in the welfare system, debt and bankruptcy, family and employment laws) brings legal expertise to her training.
Journalism/broadcasting Won several major awards (Foreign Press Association, Grierson Trust) for ‘Hunted’, which explored homophobic Russian vigilante gangs. Named Journalist of the Year 2014 by Stonewall. At Newsnight, won Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Journalism for a series of reports on toxic dumping in West Africa. Won Scoop of the Year from London Press Club for her investigation of Jimmy Savile abuse allegations, securing the first on-camera interview with one of his victims.
Training and strategy Lectures senior commanders in the emergency services on crisis communications and media handling. Media advisor to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.
Key credits Newsnight, Question Time, Channel 4 News
Journalism/broadcasting Former Deputy Foreign Editor of Channel 4 News. Edited The Pulse and First Edition for Channel 4. Implemented several Impartiality Reviews for the BBC Trust. Moderates at the Dubai Literary Festival. Degree in Russian Studies, MA in International Relations, MA in Screenwriting.
Training and strategy Clients include Royal Mail, DigiSmart and the 30% Club. Runs the media training sessions for the Abdulaziz Leadership Program in Dubai. Trains people, especially women, to communicate with confidence when they speak in public or engage with the media.
Key credits Newsnight, BBC World, BBC radio, Channel 4 News
Journalism/broadcasting Worked in BBC’s national TV newsroom, then at Channel 4 News covered the fall of Margaret Thatcher, war in the former Yugoslavia and Basque politics. Independent programme-maker for BBC World TV.
Training and strategy Delivers communications training for FTSE 100 businesses, financial institutions, charities, government agencies and the arts, education and medical sectors in the UK and abroad.
Key credits BBC News, ITV, APTN, Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Journalism/broadcasting More than 25 years as a journalist for some of Europe’s leading news organisations, covering national and international stories, including business and politics.
Training and strategy Experienced trainer working with high-level delegates, including CEOs, politicians, academics, NGOs and entrepreneurs from a wide range of companies and organisations.