About Media Friendly
Media Friendly is one of the UK and Europe’s most respected Communications, Media Training and PR companies and was founded in 1998 by Andrew Carapiet and Moya Fillmore. Media Friendly has worked with over five hundred organisations over the last sixteen years and run training courses for over five thousand Chief Executives, Directors, senior Executives and senior Managers from many of the UK’s leading companies and organisations. We have an impressive track record working for various Government Departments, including The Department of Health, The Home Office and The Department for Communities and Local Government.
Internationally, we have worked with the United Nations and many other global organisations. Within the UK we have a great deal of public sector experience – working with the NHS extensively, The National Assembly of Wales, over seventy Local Authorities, over thirty Housing Associations and many charities. In the Private Sector, we have worked with blue chip companies from Financial Services, IT, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Heatlhcare, Construction, Retail and Consumer. In 2008 Media Friendly moved headquarters from London to Grade II listed Cedar House in Marlow Buckinghamshire to be in easier of reach clients across the country.
- Media Training
- Training for PR Professionals
- Communications Skills Training
- Bespoke Training
- Crisis PR Support
- Proactive PR Campaign Support
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Testimonials from our clients
Dr Lisa McNally, Bracknell Forest Council Consultant in Public HealthJust wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course delivered by Andrew Carapiet. It was a really useful day, delivered by a trainer who clearly has a lot of knowledge about how the media operates - as well as loads of enthusiasm for sharing this knowledge with others. Really excellent course.
So - big thanks to you guys!
Audrey Simpson Director : N. Ireland, FPA (Family Planning Association)
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.
Jeanette Covington Corporate Communications Manager, Malvern Hills District Council
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.
Kathryn Cooper Head of Communications, Cannock Chase District Council
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.
Dr Ray Jones Director of Social Services, Wiltshire County 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!
London Borough of Hounslow
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!).
Dr George Assaf Dr George Assaf, Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
It really was a great pleasure working with you, Andrew and your colleagues. I was very impressed. I certainly learned a lot and I am still digesting the lessons learned. It was certainly a very rewarding experience for me.
Nicky Hoar Communications Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust
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!