In the last fifteen years since forming Media Mentor Paul has media trained over five thousand people throughout the UK. He brings a 25 year career in television and radio journalism as a local and network TV reporter, business correspondent, news programme editor, current affairs producer, and network documentary producer to Media Mentor's training.
Paul was nominated for a BAFTA award for his Dispatches programme “The Truth Of Christmas Island” and won an RTS award for investigative journalism for “Aids Hits Home”. He then took the post of Head of Corporate Affairs at Scottish Television for two years.
In the late 1990s Paul spent five years as Director Of Broadcast with Countrywide Porter Novelli – one of the top four PR consultancies in the UK, and the biggest European-wide.
To see Paul in action, have a look at this one-minute video: http://youtu.be/YkaVUYztrM4
He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland programmes.
Kaye Adams’ career has taken her from the Iron Lady to ITV’s Loose Women and This Morning: her experience provides effective confidence training for women executives. Today’s most successful companies need confident, articulate, efficient women at se
Best known as the host of Loose Women, ITV’s massively popular daytime show, Kaye presents a daily phone-in current affairs show on BBC Radio Scotland “Call Kaye”. She is a columnist for the Daily Record.
She has presented ITV Weekend Live (ITV network), three series of Central Weekend Live with Nicky Campbell and John Stapleton, Kaye , a network show for BBC2, Esther , also BBC2 network and Pride and Prejudice for BBC1 Scotland. Kaye has also appeared on BBC 1′s flagship political debate show Question Time and guested on Have I Got News For You. Kaye appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and raised £125,000 for charity. She was This Morning’s daily live anchor from Australia , reporting on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here .
Sports media trainer Hazel Irvine is one of the best-known and instantly familiar faces on the BBC’s sports broadcasting team. As a main TV presenter for the London 2012 Olympics Hazel has become one of the world’s most experienced sports broadcasters
This followed her prominent role in ITV’s coverage of the 1988 Olympics and 1990 World Cup. Hazel joined BBC Scotland in 1990 as presenter of Sportscene. She has gone on to report on a variety of major events and took over from David Vine as the regular presenter of BBC Two’s Ski Sunday.
Hazel has also presented Sunday Grandstand and regularly reports for Football Focus. At the 1999 RTS Awards, she was named Best Regional TV Presenter/Reporter.
Colin Kelly is a highly experienced broadcaster and media relations trainer.
He spent 16 years working as a journalist and presenter at all the major commercial radio stations in Scotland and led coverage of major stories such as the 9/11 terror attacks, the 2001 and 2005 General Election campaigns, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and the 2005 G8 summit.
He joined BBC Scotland in 2011 to devise and present the 'Morning Briefing' news programme and regularly filled in as host of the morning phone-in. At STV he was resident gadget and technology expert on the popular evening show 'The Hour'.
Since 2012, Colin has built a reputation as one of the most relevant and active media relations trainers in the UK. His extensive knowledge of the impact social media has on modern newsrooms gives his courses an added and particularly valuable dimension.
Helen has worked as a broadcast journalist for over a decade. Starting out as a news presenter in Ireland, she has gone on to report and produce for international news organisations including the BBC, Sky News and the Associated Press,
Helen has worked as a broadcast journalist for over a decade. Starting out as a news presenter in Ireland, she has gone on to report and produce for international news organisations including the BBC, Sky News and the Associated Press, where she currently covers major news events as a senior journalist. Helen has worked all over the world.
She was a national news reporter in Australia and was a member of the award-winning team that covered the Arab Uprisings from Al Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, Qatar. Her areas of expertise include UK and international current affairs and science and technology.
Helen has interviewed a range of people over the years, from senior political figures and business leaders to international sport and music stars and is an engaging, energising and skilled trainer.