Health care and
pharmaceutical companies

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 
  • Dentexcel
  • GSK
  • Kimberley Clark
  • MBT
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer Ltd
  • Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche Products Ltd
  • Sanofi-aventis
  • Schwarz Pharma
  • Serono Group
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • ZLB Behring 

Academic and
representative bodies

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • BMJ Careers Fair
  • British Medical Ultrasound Society
  • Institute of Psychiatry, 
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Leeds 
  • University of Westminster

Charities and
non-profit groups

  • Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • Beating Bowel Cancer
  • British Medical Ultrasound Society
  • Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health
  • HealthWatch
  • Infant and Toddler Forum
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Medical Journalists’ Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • The Sexual Dysfunction Association
  • World Headache Alliance

UK government/agencies

  • Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health
  • Go East
  • The Home Office
  • National Patient Safety Agency
  • National Research Ethics Service
  • National Clinical Assessment Service
  • UK health authorities and trusts (various) 
  • World Health Organisation

 PR and communication agencies

  • BMA Communications Ltd
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • Charles Barker Wordwide
  • Countrywide Porter Novelli
  • Edelman 
  • Just Health 
  • Ketchum
  • Link-Marcom Ltd
  • Neville McCarthy Associates
  • Oglivy
  • Porter Novelli
  • ToGoRun
  • Say Communications
  • Serono Symposia
  • Weber Shandwick Worldwide
  • Wellards
  • Wells Healthcare 


  • Arthur D Little
  • Charles Barker Worldwide
  • Lands End
  • Lucinda Ellery
  • Moyses Stevens
  • UK Probation Service

There can be hardly anything left that John doesn't know about the media and how to maximise any interaction with it. He is hugely experienced and talented."Recommendations

Thank you again for a thoroughly professional and focused media training session. The result was that I was able to deliver our key messages in an engaging way that resulted in extended radio interview slots across the board. You really are a star operator and I continue to value your insight and expertise, as well as your commitment to our charity.
Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive, Beating Bowel Cancer 

Thank you for your teaching. The training was tremendous and I made good use of it in my broadcasts the following week. I can’t thank you enough.
Dr. Bashir Qureshi, GP and former chairman of Council, Royal Society of Public Health. 

Thanks again for your brilliant presentation and interview session.
Rosalind Hewitt, sexual psychotherapist
John was great to work with.  He delivered an excellent training programme support professionals with differing media experience.  He  researched and understood the complexity of the issues we work with, preparing us well for the communications challenge. 
 One in Four spokesperson
There can be hardly anything left that John doesn't know about the media, He is hugely experienced and talented.
Peter Boyes, Peter Boyes PR, Auckland, New Zealand
Good media training is all about making people feel comfortable and well prepared. John Illman not only meets these needs. He makes it fun. I recommend him highly.
Deborah Hart, former director of Press and PR, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

John Illman's media training programme is based on extensive experience as a specialist correspondent for both the national press and specialist magazines - and it shows. He knows what's wanted, he's enthusiastic and he inspires confidence. You can't ask for more. He also impressed us with a 'life in the day of a national journalist' - it really highlighted the need not only to get the message right, but to appeal to journalists. 'The right message' needs both dimensions.
Roger Dyer, The Vital Group.

I very much enjoyed John Illman's course which was entertaining as well as informative. I would recommend it to anybody who wishes to gain valuable insight into the media and learn how to use it to their advantage.
Laurence Wells, Project Manager.