Andy J

Andy is a warm professional well respected ex BBC presenter, MC host and media trainer with a straight talking approach.

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Andy J media coach presenter host MC at Great British Presenters

Johnny Marr, Sir Bobby Charlton, and Yoko Ono were just three of the people Andy made films with during his 17-year career as a BBC presenter and reporter.

Andy presented live from London 2012 and the BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, and appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and Five Live.

He now runs his own media consultancy in Manchester offering media coaching and storytelling workshops to clients including The National Trust, National Farmers’ Union, Royal College of Nursing and Allied Manchester Business School.

In demand as an MC, Andy is the live stage host at Advertising Week Europe where he has interviewed Stanley Tucci, Piers Morgan, David Haye and Lauren Laverne.

He also hosts events and chairs discussions for clients including Greater Manchester Business Hub, Saffery Champness and We Are Adam.

Working with the award-winning producer Emma Victoria Houlton, Andy writes and hosts podcasts including the Bulletproof Agency podcast recorded at MediaCityUK.

Andy also guest lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jo Leah - rated one of the UK’s top 100 PR Women, founder of the Little Big Agency and managing director of Weber Shandwick Manchester for 20 years - said:

Andy is the ultimate pro on and off camera and is a true pleasure to work with. He contributes ideas, opens his contact book, joins social media conversations and is the glue that brings events together.


What the Clients Say:

Andy did a terrific job hosting for us at the eCommerce Show North. Interviewing guest speakers, involving the audience, smoothly linking conversations back to work of the Business Growth Hub and keeping everything flowing and to time. He came highly recommended and we would echo that sentiment.

Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub

Andy is someone who goes that extra bit further to get under the skin of what your training needs are.
He gets to know the organisation and people he is training for, and delivers his vast media experience and knowledge in a way that stimulates understanding and creativity.
He is a pleasure to work with.

Ken Smith, The National Trust

We’ve been fortunate enough to have Andy host our 1-1 interview stage this past two years at Advertising Week Europe.
To say Andy is simply professional, is a huge understatement. He brings a level of enthusiasm, personality and intelligence to each interview that’s rarely seen in our B2B world.
Our product is truly elevated by his participation.

Richard Larsson, director of social media and content, Advertising Week.

An event hosted by Andy means you have a safe pair of excellent, experienced and capable hands.

Dr Sara Ward, Manchester Metropolitan University

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