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Gill brings her insider’s understanding of the UK media to her parallel career as a media and presentation skills trainer and chair of public events.
Her client list includes financial, pharmaceutical and other blue-chip businesses in the UK, Europe, America and the Middle East; health authorities, government ministers and agencies, arts organisations such as the Tate, V & A and the Clore Foundation’s Leadership Programme; and high-profile authors and major charities.
Gill’s presentation and broadcasting skills courses are both offered on an individual basis; with small groups; or as seminars and workshops. Gill teaches message development and presentation technique for a range of occasions, from office pitching to conference chairing and job interviews; with or without PowerPoint.
Her own experience as a radio, television and print journalist spans a breadth of subject areas ranging from the arts to politics and personal finance. She became known nationally for presenting Radio 4’s arts review, Kaleidoscope, as well as Channel 4 Daily and the political briefing programme, The World This Week, also on C4. She has presented the discussion programme Midweek and – following another of her interests – Gardeners’ Question Time, both on Radio 4; while her freelance writing has included regular contributions to the health magazine, Medicine Today. During her career she has edited trade magazines and written features and book reviews for journals and newspapers ranging from The Daily Telegraph to Cosmopolitan.
With a degree in psychology, Gill began her journalistic career on The Spectator before moving to trade press and then The Listener. Subsequently, at the BBC, she made radio and TV documentary programmes before presenting the evening news shows, Midlands Today on TV and Radio 4’s PM.
After a year fronting a current affairs programme for Central, she was invited to join LBC Radio in London to host a daily two-hour afternoon show of interviews, news, debate and phone-ins, The Pyrah Programme, for which she was named the Variety Club’s Independent Radio Personality of the Year. Gill has been a judge of both the Whitbread Book of the Year and Lawrence Olivier Theatre Awards.