Customer Testimonials

Media Friendly has delivered expert Media, PR and and Communication Skills training to thousands of clients over more than twenty years. We have worked with some fantastic delegates from blue chip companies to SME’s, public, private and third sector organisations. Most of our business is repeat business, as clients develop and train new staff or refresh their skills. Here are just a few of the good things that they say;

The course was excellent. The trainers breath and depth of knowledge added significant value to the event. I now feel much more confident about going back to the workplace and using these skills.

Department of Work and Pensions

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

Andrew is an excellent and knowledgeable trainer. The small group size was just right and gave plenty of time for personalised training and practical exercises.

Councillor, London Borough of Enfield

We had some very good feedback from the members who had the training, and several have told me and others that they have put some of the learning into practice with positive results … do pass on my thanks to Andrew, who was an excellent trainer, as well as being a charming person (and I had that comment from several members, it’s not just my own view!).

London Borough of Hounslow

The day exceeded my expectations – due in no small measure to your expertise and experience, and your approach. We are most grateful – thank you.

The Farriers Registration Council

The course was excellent. The trainer’s breath and depth of knowledge added significant value to the event. I now feel much more confident about going back to the workplace and using these skills.

Humberside Fire and Rescue

Excellent day! It went incredibly fast. Andrew has a very easy style, yet professional and useful. Martin Clinton

Headteacher, Stockton Sixth Form College

I was a bit apprehensive about the training and being interviewed on camera, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Andrew made us all feel relaxed and I gained confidence in being interviewed. I now know how to prepare and take control of Media Interviews.

Thank you.

Gwalia Housing Trust

Really worthwhile – thanks! Tips on feedback when training people were the most useful aspects.

Corporate Communications Manager, Waitrose

A fantastic day, much appreciated. A big success factor was Andrew’s experience, skill and style.

Forest of Dean District Council

Please pass on our thanks to Andrew who was excellent, feedback from our Board has all been very positive…..Once again thank you for your assistance in arranging the training and for Andrew who was brilliant. Derek Witt

Director Of Operations, South East London Doctors Co-operative

Thank you for the excellent media training. The feedback was all extremely positive and we are currently considering similar future training for other staff…I will definitely recommend choosing Media Friendly again.

Media Relations Manager, University of Wolverhampton

We had a brilliant media training course today , as was expected. Andrew did a great job. Dr Nora Pashayan

East of England Public Health Training Programme

Absolutely excellent, inspiring and eye opening. Brilliant and enjoyable fun day – worth forfeiting my day off for today. Brilliantly facilitated by Andrew.

GP Consortia

Really enjoyed the day which was well outside my comfort zone, but the trainer put me at ease by the informality and fun elements of the seminar.

Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust

The course was excellent. The trainers breath and depth of knowledge added significant value to the event. I now feel much more confident about going back to the workplace and using these skills.

Department of Work and Pensions

Professionalism, excellence and commitment are the three words that most spring to mind from the feedback we’ve received from those who have participated in, and benefited, from your highly effective approach to media training. Hilary Knox

Director, Association of North East Councils

The course content was fab, a real insight into what needs to be done to improve our SEO.

Longhurst Group

We’re very grateful for Andrew’s time – it was very helpful and our staff benefited from it a great deal.
Thanks again! Solomon Paul

Media & Communications Manager, Swanlea School

An outstanding course, very well delivered by Andrew. One of the most enjoyable and rewarding courses I’ve been on in a while.

Public Health England

Very relevant course, well paced and perfectly pitched.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Services

The training opened my eyes, I now feel more confident and eager to apply everything that I’ve learnt.

Babatomiwa Adesida

Manager, Sahara Foundation

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

It really was a great pleasure working with you, Andrew and your colleagues. I was very impressed. I certainly learned a lot and I am still digesting the lessons learned. It was certainly a very rewarding experience for me. Dr George Assaf,

Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

A very enjoyable and informative session by a very professional facilitator.

Together Housing

Andrew reflects my own ethical approach to business and communications, his training style is relaxed, friendly and professional. Thank you for another excellent session.

Yorkshire Housing

Just wanted to thank you – and Andrew – for the media training yesterday. It was much appreciated by our exec team, who commented on how much they had learned during the day, and how well it was presented.

Head of Communications, Northampton General Hospital 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

Really useful, engaging and empowering for the staff

Discovery Schools Trust

Many thanks to you and to Moya for providing such a stimulating and constructive media workshop on May 13th. It was a very enjoyable and useful day for us all, and your style really was very appropriate in helping us to reflect on our performances and to pick up some good professional tips. Well done! Dr Ray Jones

Director of Social Services, Wiltshire County Council