Front Foot Media is a specialist media training company serving the whole of the UK.

Media training is designed to help you:

exploit the media to generate free positive coverage
manage the media when what you need most is damage limitation

Front Foot Media’s customers emerge with the tools and the confidence to handle the media both proactively and reactively - maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks. Once trained, delegates are geared up to communicate a stream of positive PR messages to key stakeholder audiences.

Front Foot Media's roster of media trainers includes experienced professionals from the media and client-side PR and marketing ...

Susan is at the heart of Front Foot Media. She has comprehensive broadcasting experience on radio and television, both regionally and nationally in numerous fields of journalism: news, current affairs, investigative consumer affairs and business news.

Although best known as anchor of BBC News24 and BBC Points West, her television presentation credits also include BBC2, BSkyB, ITN, HTV and Channel 4’s award-winning consumer programme 4 What It’s Worth.

Susan’s radio presentation credits include The Morning Show and Voices Of The West on BBC Radio Bristol and The Morning Show on GWR.

Her wealth of interview experience combines with her early career as a qualified speech and drama teacher with the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama to make Susan one of the country’s leading media trainers.


Ian built a corporate PR and marketing career at many of the UK's largest financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Abbey National and Lloyds TSB, culminating with seven years as European Head of PR and Marketing for Computershare, the world's largest shareholder services provider.

Ian was media trained at the BBC and has been a corporate spokesperson for organisations ranging from banks to Radio Caroline. Ian founded Front Foot Media in 2004 and has been media training ever since.


Chris joined the BBC as a radio producer in 1969. After five years with Radios 2 and 4, he moved to BBC Television as producer on the Parkinson show. He then stepped in front of the camera to present shows such as That’s Life, In At The Deep End and Points of View. He currently presents programmes for ITV West and Meridian.

He can be found regularly on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and for three years presented a daily show on BBC Radio Bristol. From 1991 to 1998 he was the regular weekly presenter of BBC Radio 4's Pick Of The Week, which he continues to do occasionally.



Rachel is a communications specialist with 20 years' achievement in the public, private and charity sectors. As a journalist and PR leader, she has a solid background in public relations on both sides of the fence.

In her role as Head of Press & PR for BBC North, Rachel gained experience in all aspects of media relations. She has worked for Arts Council England and been employed as a media consultant for clients such as Stockport Council, Volkswagen and BASIC charity.

Rachel has been training in media relations for over 15 years and has a track record of success in enabling clients to manage their own media relations and crisis management programmes.


Richard's professional background is in client-side PR/ marketing roles and management consultancy. Over a twenty-year career he has held senior management positions at companies including Lloyds TSB, Bristol & West, Bank of Ireland, BT and Scottish Power. He has worked as a consultant for companies including Alliance & Leicester, Woolwich, Nationwide and Zurich Insurance.


Geoffrey has a wealth of media experience, having worked in national and regional television news, written for national and trade press and worked extensively in non-broadcast video. He began as a reporter with The Journal in Newcastle and went on to work in television as a producer and director in news and features, becoming the original producer of Frost on Sunday. He has conducted media training for a wide range of clients in the IT and finance sectors. He currently teaches news writing and television production to university students and post-graduates at the University of Westminster.


Yvonne worked for the BBC for seventeen years as a staff producer/director/presenter in the Natural History unit. She then reinvented herself as a training professional, lecturing and coaching in media and management skills with organisations including Bristol Business School and Gloucester University. Yvonne's production credits include Living Britain, Dragons Alive, Growing Up Wild, Natural World, Wildlife On One, Watch Out and The Really Wild Show. Presentation credits include Changing Places, Nature – Lost Worlds and Discovering Reptiles on Radio 4.


Jane is well known as an anchor of the main news on ITV West and also regularly appears on ITV
News programmes in several regions.

She has had a very wide ranging television career working in news, features and documentaries as a producer, director, reporter, presenter and narrator.
She started her career in BBC Radio and has worked as a producer and presenter on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Radio Bristol.


Jane is our Sales Director. She has worked in public relations across the full media environment for more than 20 years and understands the need for good communication.

In the early '90s, working with a London-based presentation and media skills agency, she created and co-ordinated the training of hundreds of executives from blue chip companies, government agencies, financial institutions and PR consultancies.

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