media presentation coaches
With over 20 years experience working with individuals and broadcasters
a simple remit
TO EQUIP OUR CLIENTS WITH THE CONFIDENCE AND TOOLS TO BE THEMSELVES ON TELEVISION AND IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE.
BrightsparkTV was founded by director and presenter Ian Blandford. Since 2006 we’ve grown into one of the world’s leading presentation companies, sharing our insights with experts, CEO’s, academics, journalists, elite athletes and chefs. Many of the household names you watch on your TV screens have been trained by us.find out more
coaching and training in all areas of the media
This is at the heart of what we do. Presenting should be fun but faced with a crew, a director and lots of kit, it doesn’t always seem that way...
We use simple yet effective methods that ensure your voice is as good as your on screen performance...
A service which is incredibly popular with our television and corporate clients and can have an enormous impact on the way you’re perceived.
It’s one thing being yourself in front of a camera but doing the same thing when you are in a little dark room, with a script in front of you is...
Don't just take our word for it
Working with Ian is Insightful, honest and rewarding. His ability to listen and clearly identify points to improve upon is unique in my opinion. Every session leads to clear takeouts and an increased sense of confidence. I consider myself very lucky to have spent time with Ian, without doubt he has helped me improve my approach to working with people.Sunil Patel
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Meet The Team
Ian founded BrightsparkTV in Aug 2006.
In his 20 years in television, Ian has had a varied career - from lighting Eastenders to working as a war cameraman in Afghanistan. After moving to BBC News, he became a director for the main TV bulletins. Along the way, he had a stint on live reality shows and even worked on the odd chat show. And then, after being spotted by a TV commissioner, he found himself presenting property shows. For the next three years Ian presented over 200 hours on BBC1, BBC2 and Channel 5. All of this has given him a unique perspective on what it’s like on both sides of the camera.
Ian describes Zoe as his right hand woman. Zoe has worked as a BBC production manger for many years, booking crews, balancing budgets and ensuring productions run smoothly.
Zoe has worked with Ian since the beginning. At BrightsparkTV, Zoe manages everything. We all know what we’re doing and when we’re doing it, because of her. Your first point of contact in a crisis or even a query, will often be her friendly voice.
Elspeth is an ex-BBC television producer who left the Corporation in 2000 to explore her passion as a voice coach. She started by gaining the practical stamp of quality that is the much sought-after M.A. in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama.
Never one to shy away from challenging experiences, she has worked with all sorts – from captains of industry to cocktail mixologists. Her tailored, personal approach delivers fast results and marked improvement for anyone that has to use their voice in a broadcast setting. That could be an experienced broadcaster looking for a refresher or someone from a print background
Julian is an award winning reporter and broadcaster, familiar to many for both his work on BBC television and his presentation on five live.
More recently, he has also become a regular on Radio Two, Radio Four and the World Service. He has more than a decade’s experience of presenting high profile shows and this has equipped with an in depth knowledge of how to prepare other presenters for life in the hot seat.
Jane has styled everyone from David Beckham to Leonardo Di Caprio, Stephen Fry to Helena Christensen. She is responsible for the day to day look of Sky’s news anchors.
Her eye for detail means that she’s equally at home styling interiors as she is styling many of the household names she has as clients. Her career has seen her work as a stylist for both print and television commercials, including major campaigns for British Airways, NatWest, BT, Virgin, Smirnoff, Microsoft and Lexus.
As a Costume designer, her work features regularly on screen and TV.
With 7 Summer and Winter Olympic Games and 5 Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, Rob has contributed to and been part of some of British and World sports most memorable moments.
His voice and face have seen him become a regular feature on both Channel 4 and BBC sport major event output working on Athletics, Triathlon, Snooker, Darts and Rugby. An experienced and in demand commentator, there is no one better to convey the passion and and skills it takes top become a great commentator.