ANDY HITCHCOCK has more than 25 years experience in broadcasting and corporate communications as a trainer and coach. He advises and guides clients on media skills, presentation and internal communications. After more than a decade as Director of Media & Communications at a media training agency, he recently refreshed his broadcast skills working for BBC national news. Prior to his work in the corporate sector, he spent 20 years with the BBC and ITN including ITV News At Ten, running the BBC national news bureau in Birmingham, and the BBC Parliamentary Unit at Westminster.
LIZ GODDARD is a Director of CoComms and has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, coaching and corporate communications. Liz has a coaching qualification from the University of Warwick and a certificate in marketing from the CIM. She is also studying for a degree with the Open University. She has worked with the rest of the team for the past 5 years following time spent as a producer for the main news bulletins on BBC One and for the BBC News Channel. She launched and produced The Politics Show for the Midlands on BBC One, is a Royal Television Society award nominated documentary producer and has produced ‘Midlands Today’ on BBC One.
KELLY FRITH supports Andy, Liz and the rest of the CoComms team as Business Administrator. Kelly is a familiar voice looking after administration, logistics, billing and training requirements and is often the first point of contact in the office for new clients.
JOHN BYRNE has spent the last seventeen years making documentaries and features for BBC Radio 4, including the programme strands Document, Lives in a Landscape, and In Living Memory. John has provided media coaching and training for many years and as part of the team at CoComms helps a wide variety of clients in advanced communication and presentation sessions.
HELEN BENNICKE is an award-winning journalist who has worked for local, regional and national newspapers over 28 years. She has spent much of her career as a staff writer for the Guardian, covering the north of England. Most recently, she has worked as a journalist at the BBC in the North West for North West Tonight and the news website. She is also a judge for the O2 Media Awards.
GENELLE ALDRED has worked as a journalist and TV presenter for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline, ITV and now freelances for Channel 5 News as a newsreader but has held various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer and weather presenter. She also works as a public speaker, consultant and media trainer. Genelle is passionate about digital, diversity, inclusion, empowering others and faith.
EMIL PETRIE is a former BBC news producer who's worked on the main news on BBC One, Panorama, Newsnight and The Money Programme. He has also researched, filmed, interviewed and edited films on Business News, legal affairs and high profile court cases for the BBC. He began his career in Scotland before moving to London 25 years ago. Emil is an expert in environmental, economic and political affairs.
LIZ KENNY delivers administration support for CoComms, dealing with client requirements and general office assistance to ensure a smooth running of the business. She is also responsible for programming and creating input for CoComms twitter emulation ‘Kookaburra’.
BEN ROOTH is an award-winning journalist who's worked across print, radio and TV. Over the past 20 years, he’s interviewed everyone from prime ministers to the chief executives of global corporations. As a media trainer, he's trained leading Whitehall policymakers and senior executives of major international companies.
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