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Hilary Knox, Director

Professionalism, excellence and commitment are the three words that most spring to mind from the feedback we’ve received from those who have participated in, and benefited, from your highly effective approach to media training.

— Hilary Knox, Director, Association of North East Councils

Media Friendly: Our Clients

Media Friendly is proud to have helped so many organisations, big and small in the public and private sectors. We look forward to adding your organisation to this list.

corporate media training

Private Sector Clients

  • Takeda
  • VOSA
  • Research Sites Restoration Ltd
  • BSI
  • Sport Wales
  • RCTreatt
  • Zest for life TW Metro
  • East Coast Trains
  • Care Matters
  • SPLWorldGroup
  • Barclays Bank
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Futurestep.com
  • Guinness
  • Mindport.com
  • Nestle
  • Telewest
  • United Distillers
  • Wideyes.com

Media Training international organisations

National and International Bodies

  • Home Office (Drug Actions Teams)
  • Department of Health (Teenage Pregnancy Units)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UK Government Departments

  • Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
  • DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • FERA – Food and Environment Research Agency
  • UK Border Agency
  • HMRC – HM Revenue & Customs
  • Highways Agency
  • Office for National Statistics
  • HM Prison Service
  • The Insolvency Service
  • Ministry of Justice
  • HM Courts & Tribunals Service
  • Ofsted – Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
  • Office of Rail Regulation
  • HM Coastguard (Maritime & Coastguard Agency)

local government media training

Local Government

  • Boston Borough Council
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Malvern Hills District Council
  • Shepway District Council
  • Rutland County Council
  • London Borough of Bromley
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Merton
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Blackpool Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Babergh District Council
  • Bassetlaw District Council
  • Bracknell Forest District Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Cannock Chase District Council
  • Chester-le-Street District Council
  • Cherwell District Council
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Fenland District Council
  • Mid Suffolk District Council
  • Southampton City Council
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Surrey Heath District Council
  • Rochford Dales District Council
  • Wokingham District Council
  • Wiltshire County Council
  • Wycombe District Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Bracknell Forest Council
  • East Midlands Councils
  • Rochford Disrtict Council
  • St Edmondsbury Council

Emergency Services

  • Cleveland Fire and Rescue Services
  • Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
  • East Anglia Ambulance Service
  • Essex Ambulance Service
  • Hampshire Ambulance Services
  • South Yorks. Ambulance Service
  • Surrey Ambulance Service

Also see

NHS Client List

Primary Care Trusts

  • NHS Northamptonshire
  • NHS Daventry & South Northants
  • NHS Greenwich
  • NHS Bexley
  • NHS Basildon
  • NHS Berkshire
  • NHS Buckinghamshire
  • NHS Central Doncaster
  • NHS Calderdale & Huddersfield
  • NHS Central Lancashire
  • NHS Croydon
  • NHS Eastern Wakefield
  • NHS Greenwich
  • NHS Hampshire
  • NHS Isle of Wight
  • NHS Leeds North East
  • NHS Kirklees
  • NHS Kingston
  • NHS Leicester City
  • NHS Mid Yorkshire
  • NHS Milton Keynes
  • NHS Norfolk PCT
  • NHS North Kirklees
  • NHS Nottinghamshire
  • NHS Oxfordshire PCT
  • NHS Portsmouth Teaching
  • NHS Southampton
  • NHS Rochdale
  • NHS Rotherham
  • NHS Wakefield
  • NHS Wokingham
  • NHS West Kent
  • NHS West Lancashire
  • NHS West Sussex
  • NHS West Wiltshire
  • NHS London Region
  • NHS Bradford City
  • NHS Information Authority

NHS Trusts

  • Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust
  • Clatterbridge Oncology NHS Foundation Trust
  • Durham NHS Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich) NHS Trust
  • Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire NHS Trust
  • Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
  • Northampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Poole NHS Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • South Yorkshire NHS Trust
  • West Yorks. Strategic HA
  • Queen Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust
  • NHS Information Authority
  • Yeoville NHS Trust
  • Essex Strategic Health Authority
  • Hampshire Strategic Health Authority
  • South Central SHA
  • Yorkshire and Humber Strategic HA
  • Public Health Laboratory Service
  • Leeds Public Health Laboratory
  • East Anglia Ambulance Service
  • Essex Ambulance Service
  • Hampshire Ambulance Services
  • South Yorks. Ambulance Service
  • Surrey Ambulance Service
  • West Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust The Health & Social Care Information Centre
  • The Health Protection Agency
  • The Public Health Laboratory Service
  • The NHS Appointments Commission
  • NPFIT and the NHS Information Authority

housing associations media training

Housing Associations

  • Spectrum Housing Association
  • Quantum Care
  • A2 Dominion Housing
  • Anchor Trust
  • Housing 21
  • Circle 33
  • Spectrum Housing
  • Guinness Housing
  • Metropolitan Housing Group
  • Amicus Horizon
  • Prospect Homes
  • Spectrum Housing Group
  • Bernicia Housing Group
  • Longhurst Housing Association
  • Spire Homes
  • Havlock Housing
  • Broadcacres Housing Association
  • Yorkshire Housing
  • Accent housing
  • Orbit Homes
  • Homes n Havering
  • St Leger Homes
  • Watford Community Housing Trust
  • William Sutton Housing
  • The Papworth Trust
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  • A very enjoyable and informative session by a very professional facilitator.

    — Together Housing

  • Absolutely excellent, inspiring and eye opening. Brilliant and enjoyable fun day – worth forfeiting my day off for today.
    Brilliantly facilitated by Andrew.

    — GP Consortia – Milton Keynes

  • Just wanted to thank you – and Andrew – for the media training yesterday. It was much appreciated by our exec team, who commented on how much they had learned during the day, and how well it was presented.

    — Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

  • We had some very good feedback from the members who had the training, and several have told me and others that they have put some of the learning into practice with positive results … do pass on my thanks to Andrew, who was an excellent trainer, as well as being a charming person (and I had that comment from several members, it’s not just my own view!).
    — London Borough of Hounslow

  • I now feel more skilled and confident to pro- and re-actively use the media to effectively promote the FPA and its activities. I came away enthused and more skilled and confident to tackle the “Jeremy Paxman’s” of the media world.

    —Audrey Simpson, Director : N. Ireland, FPA (Family Planning Association)

  • Everyone has really enjoyed the recent Media Training and PR Workshops, you are among the most flexible training providers and have the skills to tailor courses to our specific needs.

    — Yorkshire Housing

  • A fantastic day, much appreciated. A big success factor was Andrew’s experience, skill and style.

    — Forest of Dean District Council

  • A very informative day, delivered by a very knowledgeable person. The practical nature made it a valuable learning exercise.

    — Cleveland Fire and Rescue Services

  • Excellent day! It went incredibly fast. Andrew has a very easy style, yet professional and useful.

    — Headteacher, Stockton

  • I was a bit apprehensive about the training and being interviewed on camera, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Andrew made us all feel relaxed and I gained confidence in being interviewed. I now know how to prepare and take control of Media Interviews. Thank you.

    — Joanna Margetts, Gwalia Housing Trust

  • We had a brilliant media training course today , as was expected. Andrew did a great job.

    — Dr Nora Pashayan, EoE Public Health Training Programme

  • Wow – what a thoroughly enjoyable day. Andrew was magnificent, very motivating and knowledgeable. The cabinet members were very impressed and both they, and I, are confident that they can now front any interview they are asked to undertake.

    — Kathryn Cooper, Head of Communications, Cannock Chase District Council

  • Many thanks to you and to Moya for providing such a stimulating and constructive media workshop on May 13th. It was a very enjoyable and useful day for us all, and your style really was very appropriate in helping us to reflect on our performances and to pick up some good professional tips. Well done!

    — Dr Ray Jones, Director of Social Services, Wiltshire County Council

  • Thank you for the excellent media training. The feedback was all extremely positive and we are currently considering similar future training for other staff…I will definitely recommend choosing Media Friendly again.

    — Emma Kilvert, Media Relations Manager, University of Wolverhampton

  • Just a quick note to say how pleased we all were with the way the media training went yesterday with Andrew, who was absolutely charming and delivered an excellent session.

    — Melanie Proudfoot (RBF) NOC

  • Professionalism, excellence and commitment are the three words that most spring to mind from the feedback we’ve received from those who have participated in, and benefited, from your highly effective approach to media training.

    — Hilary Knox, Director, Association of North East Councils

  • As I expected, Friday’s course received rave reviews so many thanks to both of you for the organisation and delivery. A special thanks to Andrew for an extremely professionally run course.

    — Linda Pergande, Organisation Development, The Papworth Trust

  • Andrew reflects my own ethical approach to business and communications, his training style is relaxed, friendly and professional. Thank you for another excellent session.

    — Yorkshire Housing

  • An outstanding course, very well delivered by Andrew. One of the most enjoyable and rewarding courses I’ve been on in a while.

    — Health Protection Agency

  • Please pass on my thanks to Andrew for an excellent training day, which seems to have gone down a storm with the staff involved. I look forward to a stampede next time a radio or TV interview opportunity comes up instead of watching everyone running away!

    —Nicky Hoar, Communications Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust

  • Having worked on the other side of the fence in journalism, when I was looking to book some media training for my colleagues in local government, I knew exactly what I was after and Media Friendly more than fulfilled the brief. Andrew Carapiet delivered two superb one day courses which resulted in fantastic feedback from each participant (12 in all). Much was learnt and as well as being extremely valuable, the day was enjoyed by all which is equally important – Andrew Carapiet is a real professional and is able to engage participants throughout every second of the day. I plan to run these courses through Media Friendly every year from now on.

    —Jeanette Covington, Corporate Communications Manager, Malvern Hills District Council

  • Andrew was absolutely fantastic! The training was just what we needed and all participants were really pleased. They all found it incredibly useful .

    — Katie Clark, News and Media Relations Officer, Action for Children

  • The course content was fab, a real insight into what needs to be done to improve our SEO.

    —Longhurst Group