CoComms

Good communication is the key to success in business. It lets you tell your story with authority and confidence, and brings loyalty and trust from your staff, clients and stakeholders.

CoComms Communication Training gives you the tools to communicate with impact in every situation from small team meetings, large scale webinars and even in the face of questions from the media and other stakeholders.
Our interactive and practical training is held online and is available for one-to-one sessions or for groups of up to three people.

Video Calls for Business

The world has changed. Now is the time to ensure your business is changing too.

In-person meetings, conferences, networking events and catching up with clients are for now, a thing of the past. These face-to-face interactions have been replaced by video calls, webinars and online events. So, how do you develop contacts, maintain relationships and manage your team in this new virtual world? How do you look and sound confident, be heard and build trust and credibility through a computer screen? At CoComms, we are online communications experts and our years of experience in broadcasting means we understand how to engage a virtual audience. In our interactive and practical training, we work with you to analyse your performance on video calls. We offer supportive, positive feedback and share our tried and tested techniques, to help you become more confident, more productive and more dynamic with online communication.

Our Team

Andy Hitchcock

Director

Director of CoComms and looks after all things client based. He has more than 25 years experience in broadcasting and corporate communications as a trainer and coach. He advises and guides clients on media skills, presentation and internal communications. After more than a decade as Director of Media & Communications at a media training agency, he refreshed his broadcast skills working for BBC national news. Prior to his work in the corporate sector, he spent 20 years with the BBC and ITN including ITV News At Ten, the BBC national news bureau in Birmingham and the BBC Parliamentary Unit at Westminster.

Kelly Frith

Business Administrator

Kelly Firth supports Andy, Liz and the rest of the CoComms team as Business Administrator.Kelly is a familiar voice looking after administration, logistics, billing and training requirements and is often the first point of contact in the office for new clients.

Liz Goddard

Director

Liz Goddard has many years experience in journalism, coaching and corporate communications. Liz has a coaching qualification from the University of Warwick and a certificate in marketing from the CIM. She worked as a journalist for the main news bulletins on BBC One and for the BBC News Channel. She launched and produced The Politics Show for the BBC, is a Royal Television Society nominated documentary producer and has produced 'Midlands Today' on BBC One.

Helen Bennicke

Journalist Trainer

Helen Bennicke is an award-winning journalist who has worked for local, regional and national newspapers over 28 years. She has spent much of her career as a staff writer for the Guardian, covering the north of England. Most recently, she has worked as a journalist at the BBC in the North West for North West Tonight and the news website. She is also a judge for the O2 Media Awards.

Carole Foster

Journalist Trainer

Carole Foster's experience ranges from BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night' to designing and launching the BBC's first non graduate apprenticeship in digital journalism. Carole continues to work on a number of management projects including training BBC staff in mentoring to support diversity in the workplace with a specific focus on gender, disability, LBGTQIA and BAME issues. Alongside her training portfolio, Carole worked for many years as a BBC News Correspondent covering health, business and transport.

John Byrne

Journalist Trainer

John Byrne has spent the last seventeen years making documentaries and features for BBC Radio 4, including the programme strands Document, Lives in a Landscape, and In Living Memory. John has provided media coaching and training for many years and as part of the team at CoComms helps a wide variety of clients in advanced communication and presentation sessions.

Kieran Matthews

Media Assistant

Kieran Matthews joins us from Birmingham City University after graduating with a Media degree, specialising in television. He's worked for a number of production companies and a local TV company during his time at university and joins us from Free Radio in Birmingham. He looks after cameras and kit for the CoComms team at our base and on the road. Kieran is also responsible for our social media channels.

Genelle Aldred

Journalist Trainer

Genelle Aldred has worked as a journalist and TV presenter for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline, ITV and now freelances for Channel 5 News as a newsreader but has held various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer and weather presenter. She also works as a public speaker, consultant and media trainer. Genelle is passionate about digital, diversity, inclusion, empowering others and faith. Have a listen to Genelle on her podcast 'Words Become Things, available for download.

Ben Rooth

Journalist Trainer

Ben Rooth is an award-winning journalist who's worked across print, radio and TV. Over the past 20 years, he’s interviewed everyone from prime ministers to the chief executives of global corporations. As a media trainer, he's trained leading Whitehall policymakers and senior executives of major international companies.