Training & Consultancy

I believe everyone has a story – we just don’t realise it sometimes. And even if we do, approaching the media can be very daunting.

I run ‘Make Yourself Heard’ workshops, helping charities, social campaigners, students and community groups better understand the media and get their message out there. Using role play, writing exercises and group discussion we explore what makes a story, how to pitch it and tips for making sure you come across well.

Just Farmers

In 2018 I am setting up a brand new project called ‘Just Farmers’, aimed at connecting the mainstream media to more people at the grassroots of farming. I’ve worked in news and current affairs for many years and farmers have a reputation for being a little closed off and suspicious of us media types! As a farmer’s daughter, I completely understand why.

But I believe we can change that, so thanks to a generous grant from The Frank fpParkinson Agricultural Trust I will be working with small groups of farmers to build confidence, improve communication skills and bring more voices forward. By working with the media, we can increase the public’s understanding of agriculture.

I am available for talks, workshops and training sessions. If you would like more information please email


13450249_10157155899105245_2789359705480193536_nI met Anna when she ran some brilliant sessions on working with the media for grassroots campaigners in the Midlands.  These were great fun and very hands-on, and Anna brought great energy and humour to the sessions.  More than that, though, she brought relevant experience and insight with her, and offered considerable skill as a trainer.  Feedback from participants for her sessions was universally and enthusiastically positive.  I would not hesitate to work with her again: she is engaging, knowledgeable and happy to work to a clear brief.” Ben Ballin, former co-ordinator, Influencing Change (Midlands) for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.