Tutor Profiles

Frances Dredge

Frances Dredge

Frances Dredge

A qualified tutor in the life-long learning sector, I am passionate about education as a door to new horizons. Managing this project has further underlined how important it is for us all to adapt our skills and develop new ones to maximise career potential.

I tend to develop and deliver courses from the extensive experience I’ve gained from running my own business – which means that they will be relevant and practical for freelances.


Louise Grainger

Louise Grainger

Louise Grainger 

As Equity’s Marketing, Events, Training and Membership Services Manager, I am responsible for several on-going training initiatives relating to freelances.

I am also a qualified tutor in the life-long learning sector.


Muriel McClymont

Muriel McClymont

Muriel McClymont

With a senior management background in the facilities management sector, Muriel now enjoys a successful self-employed portfolio career.

She is a qualified life-coach and tutors a range of training courses that are specifically designed to meet creative freelance learning needs.


Nathalie McDermott

Natalie McDermott

I’ve been training journalists in podcasting and video blogging skills since 2005, most notably for the Guardian, City University and the NUJ.

I started at the BBC as a radio producer and then worked in prisons for three years teaching offenders to run radio stations.

Following that I set up On Road Media in 2005 to train organisations, communities and journalists in social media skills.


David Thomas

David Thomas

David Thomas

David Thomas founded David Thomas Media in 2005 to support small businesses and freelances with communications and business skills training.

David is a highly experienced broadcaster, journalist, trainer, communicator and business manager. His background includes radio and online production with the BBC, and his expertise has taken him all around the world, working with partners in Eastern Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Caribbean.

Since 2005 David Thomas Media has worked with more than 2000 people who are freelancing or setting up a small business. UK clients have included the BBC, ITV, BECTU, Equity and the FEU.


William Gallagher

William Gallagher

William Gallagher

I write Doctor Who radio dramas, stage plays, non-fiction books and journalism for BBC News Online, Radio Times, technical magazines and newspapers like The Independent and The Los Angeles Times.

My Creative Productivity course came out of a firestorm of overlapping deadlines where I handed some brilliantly and some very badly. There’s no time for theory, this is real: practical things you can do immediately and that I am doing every day.


Sue Walker

Sue Walker

I have been a television journalist for over 20 years. I began my career in Scotland, before moving to London to work in BBC Television’s News and Current Affairs Department and then decided to go freelance working mainly on investigative documentaries.

For the past 10 years, I have been providing career development advice, including face-to-face and group sessions with Skillset (the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media) as one of their industry practitioner advisers. Clients have included: new entrants, experienced media professionals and generic careers advisers working in FE and HE.

I am also a crime novelist and Lecturer in creative writing.


Chris Wheal

Chris Wheal

I am an award-winning freelance journalist who has shifted from print to online media.

I write news and blogs professionally for a number of websites and have experience of building websites from scratch. I am a director of Chris Wheal Associates and teach on a number of the NUJ Training professional courses.


Stuart Worthington

With long-term experience as an owner-manager (both freelance and running my own companies), I know how important both time and money are for freelancers – so my job is to ensure that the time you spend attending this course is well-spent and pays for itself asap (helping you both save and make money)!

A keen supporter of trade unions I’ve worked closely with members of the FEU (collectively and separately) to deliver practical, straightforward business support and learning programmes aimed at creative industry professionals working at all levels in all sectors in many different countries, territories and markets.


Beverly Hills

Beverley Hills

I am an actress and TV presenter. Added to this, I am a voice over artist, commissioned writer (BBC), Development Exec, Grant Assessor, Creative Advisor for Westminster Arts and Cultural services a trained counsellor and work for the National Council of Drama Training and the Independent Theatre Council.

I tailor make industry workshops to individual specification with previous clients including Channel 4, BECTU and Equity and offer follow up careers advice service as well as a unique free aftercare email service.


Caron Lyon

Caron Lyon

Caron Lyon

A web practitioner, blogger, workshop leader and consultant, making social media simple is my primary aim. I work with digital technology to give creatives the understanding and skills to take their first steps online with clarity and confidence.

I deliver Social Media and Business Networking workshops for the FEU and run the FEU Training social network and twitter account. In 2006, I set up a web events company, PCM creative and have developed online communities for Arts Council England, Art of Digital London and Shift Happens.


Koullis Kyriacou

Koullis Kyriacou

Koullis Kyriacou

An Equity member, I have expertise in senior management in the financial services sector. Since leaving my management post some 10 years ago I have built up a self-employed career which comprises corporate training; acting in film, tv, corporate videos and radio; voice over work and audio books.

I am particularly interested in the use of drama to enhance management skills such as presentation and negotiation skills.
I have worked in the private and public sectors, devised my own workshops and trained professionals on a group and one –to-one basis.


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