About us

Since 1998


Media Friendly is one of the UK’s most respected Communications, Media Training and PR companies and was founded in 1998 by Andrew Carapiet and Moya Fillmore.

Our mission is to empower CEOs, executives, and other professionals with media training, PR and communication skills to help them raise their profile, promote their success stories, and enhance and protect the reputation of their organisation.

Our Work

When we started in 1998 our mission was to empower NHS and public sector spokespeople with the skills needed to handle handle media interviews with confidence.

Since then we have worked with thousands of executives and senior managers. We’ve expanded our offering, we not only develop media interview skills, but also offer a range of bespoke communication skills and courses for PR and communications professionals in both the private and public sectors.

We have an impressive track record. Over the last 25 years we have worked with thousands of executives and senior managers, building their confidence and helping them prepare for challenging media interviews, deliver impactful presentations and manage public consultations effectively. Media Friendly has worked with over six hundred organisations.

We can deliver presentation skills and media training in London, across the UK and overseas, in-person or online. Get in touch now and get training you need. Our BBC experienced media trainers research and structure each course so that you get training that is relevant and engaging.


A huge thank you for the excellent training you provided yesterday. You obviously put them all at ease very quickly and it was clear to me how engaged they were. When you read the feedback forms they absolutely back this up.  The work that you put in beforehand, getting to know the issues facing the county council, was evident.
Mandy Cann

Communications Division, Derbyshire County Council

Everyone has really enjoyed the recent Media Training and PR Workshops, you are among the most flexible training providers and have the skills to tailor courses to our specific needs.

Yorkshire Housing

I can’t recommend Media Friendly enough; highly efficient, professional and extremely knowledgeable with a custom-designed package of media training available to meet your exact needs. We were so impressed with how thoroughly our trainer Andrew had researched and prepared, and how he structured the training session for our Exec team around actual scenarios we’re facing now, so he could provide specific guidance with real relevance. Andrew was generous and kind in his approach, building confidence rather than trying to shatter it, and everyone left feeling empowered and upskilled. More than exceeded expectations – and we intend to book again for future refreshers on a regular basis.
Mary O'Leary

Head of Communications and marketing, Plymouth Community Homes

Having worked on the other side of the fence in journalism, when I was looking to book some media training for my colleagues in local government, I knew exactly what I was after and Media Friendly more than fulfilled the brief. Andrew Carapiet delivered two superb one day courses which resulted in fantastic feedback from each participant (12 in all). Much was learnt and as well as being extremely valuable, the day was enjoyed by all which is equally important – Andrew Carapiet is a real professional and is able to engage participants throughout every second of the day. I plan to run these courses through Media Friendly every year from now on.

Corporate Communications Manager, Malvern Hills District Council

Just a quick note to say how pleased we all were with the way the media training went yesterday with Andrew, who was absolutely charming and delivered an excellent session.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust

Fantastic and worthwhile course, which will be useful in my everyday duties at work. I will also use these skills to get my message across in external formal meetings.

Peabody Housing Association

Media Friendly has extensive public sector experience. We have worked with over 140 NHS organisations, over seventy Local Authorities, over sixty Housing Associations and several charities.

In the Private Sector, we have delivered media training for blue chip companies from Financial Services, IT, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare, Construction, Retail and Consumer.

Media Friendly also delivers online and face-to-face media training for international companies and global organisations. 

Contact us now for a bespoke media training programme or download our current training brochure here.

We deliver our bespoke courses in your own premises, and in broadcast studios in London and regionally. You can also book on any of our scheduled Media, PR and Communication Skills courses, in our training centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

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Say Hello!

Every client is different and each course we do is tailored so do call us 01628 474154 to discuss your training, use the form below or email enquiries@mediafriendly.org. We would love to hear from you.