PLC COACHES

Dan DAN BAKER
Dan spent 10 years as a reporter and on- screen presenter at ITV in the Midlands, presenting live daily news bulletins and programmes. He also had his own weekly current affairs show which saw him interview many leading political figures including Tony Blair, Michael Howard and John Prescott. Dan then moved into corporate communications, becoming Head of Media for Anglian Water. During his five years there he won several awards, including a coveted CIPR Excellence Award for Crisis Communications Management. He has been working as a consultant and coach since 2009.


David DAVID HAYWARD
A journalist, writer and lecturer, David spent 18 years at the BBC as a reporter, producer and senior editor and worked for the BBC World Service in Bosnia, Romania and Albania. He now heads up the MA in Investigative Journalism at DeMontfort University for Channel 4 News.


Gareth GARETH OWEN
A Royal Television Society award winning broadcaster, Gareth is a presenter, reporter and producer for ITV Central News and works on a freelance basis for ITV National News and ITV Sport. Gareth also helps to train aspiring journalists at Birmingham City University.


Gareth SARAH TEALE
Having started her career in print, Sarah is now a senior television journalist and presenter for BBC regional news. She is based in the Midlands and in her twenty years on screen has worked on some of the region’s biggest stories.


Katie KATIE BREATHWICK
is a radio and TV journalist with more than 20 years experience behind her. She has worked for all the big commercial radio brands, has been a talk show host at LBC, was a television reporter and producer for ITV Central, and has also worked on BBC 5 Live, Radio 2 and Radio 4. She now presents her own regular programme on Classic FM.


Dom DOM POPPLE
started life as a barristers’ clerk before qualifying as a solicitor. While working as a lawyer, her recognised the impact that social media could and should have on a firm’s marketing strategy. He now advises a wide range of clients on how best to use social media platforms and film production to enhance all aspects of their reputation and offers an invaluable insight to PLC Media clients.


Jim JIM DAVIS
is a presenter and broadcast journalist. He currently presents the Weekend Early Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London.
Prior to that, for 4 years, he hosted the Breakfast Show at BBC Radio Leicester. He also presented the regional television news for the BBC in the East Midlands, regularly contributing to current affairs and political programmes including Inside Out.
On his shows he regularly interviews guests from all walks of life, and can frequently be heard holding top-level politicians and decision makers to account.