About me

I a­m a journalist, writer/broadcaster, speech trainer and media consultant. I am very fortunate to enjoy an interesting and stimulating profession, which allows me to travel and meet all sorts of interesting people.

I am now working as a media consultant and offer a range of journalistic services:

  • Media Planning
  • Public Awareness Campaigns
  • Planning Strategic Communications
  • Development of Publications
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Press Releases
  • Voice-overs
  • Handling the Media and Press Conferences
  • Speech Training
  • Arranging and Publicising Special Events and Conferences
  • External Communications
  • Charity Fund Raising

I have published a collection of usefu­l articles, which are u­pdated regularly and published on this website.  If you have a story to tell on radio or TV, or you’re looking for good press coverage, you’ll find pages of valuable info on journalism and the media.

I have compiled a range of Media Tips for those who want to know more about working with the media.

There’s an article on News Values, the factors that contribute to the degree of interest a news story stimulates and to its importance.

I also have several pages with tips for taking photos for the publication in the media.

Background information

Much of my career has been spent in television.  I have s­pent over three decades as a news journalist and reporter, first working for the BBC and later Anglia Television.

In 2001, I became the media spokesperson for the Diocese of Ely.  Since moving on ten years later, I have been working as a freelance broadcaster, trainer and consultant.

I am a member of British Equity, The Royal Television Society, The National Union of Journalists and The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama.  I became a member of British Mensa in 1980. The University of Westminster awarded me a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in January 2010. You can read my Acceptance Speech on my Personal website.

I was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2008 New Year Honours.
I became an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral in February 2004.