LIZ GODDARD is the managing 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.
ANDY HITCHCOCK is a Director of CoComms and looks after all things client based. He 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 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.
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.
SUKHI HAYER is a dynamic multimedia journalist and corporate communications expert who worked for BBC news and sport for more than 11 years. He's also reported for a number of BBC outlets including BBC Breakfast, 5Live, BBC News Channel and Radio 4’s Today Programme. He has also had stints at Newsround, BBC Online and BBC Sport and does a great deal of media, communications and presentation training in Europe and around the world.
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.
CAROLE FOSTER's experience ranges from BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night' to designing and launching the BBC's first non graduate apprenticeship in digital journalism. Carole continues to work on a number of management projects including training BBC staff in mentoring to support diversity in the workplace with a specific focus on gender, disability, LBGTQIA and BAME issues. Alongside her training portfolio, Carole worked for many years as a BBC News Correspondent covering health, business and transport.
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.
KIERAN MATTHEWS joins us from Birmingham City University after graduating with a Media degree, specialising in television. He's worked for a number of production companies and a local TV company during his time at university and joins us from Free Radio in Birmingham. He looks after cameras and kit for the CoComms team at our base and on the road. Kieran is also responsible for our social media channels.
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. Have a listen to Genelle on her podcast 'Words Become Things, available for download.
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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