Broadcasting Business Bucks Economic Downturn

A Scottish media consultancy is reporting a 20 per cent increase in income during the first two months of this year – compared to twelve months ago.

Seemingly bucking the economic downturn, the Broadcasting Business – run by former BBC Scotland presenter, Alan Douglas, and sports presenter, Bill Macfarlan – has recently recently secured a contract to train Scottish Enterprise staff in presentation skills, plus another to provide a three year-long programme of communications training for senior officials at Fife Council.

Meanwhile, they’ve been working with NHS spokespeople get ready for a cervical screening programme. The Glasgow-based company is also now into the second year of a three-year programme training more than a hundred senior fire and rescue managers from across Scotland on how to handle the media, particularly at the scene of emergencies.

Other projects include communications skills sessions with the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Law Society of Scotland and Seafish, the authority which oversees Britain’s fishing and seafood industry. The company’s production department has also just completed a promotional DVD for The Ben – the benevolent society of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association.

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