Lead Communications Coach
Tony is an international communications consultant in the healthcare sector. He is an expert presentation skills coach and meetings facilitator.  He is the founder of ArcMedia

A former BBC and CNN TV news presenter, Tony holds a PhD in particle physics and specialises in the communication of medical and scientific data

He moderates advisory board meetings and tactfully advises healthcare professionals and company executives worldwide on presentation structure and delivery

A media trainer of 20 years’ experience, Tony helps find the right balance between the imperative for simple, clear messages in interviews and the innate complexity of high-level research

He advises investigators on how to present data clearly at congress and supports franchise, brand, medical, health economics and market access teams preparing internal events and external panel engagements

Tony took and passed ABPI exams to demonstrate his understanding of compliance.  He organises and delivers medical education meetings

He is an entertaining conference host who drives consensus and keeps speakers and discussions on time and on track

Tony speaks French as a second language

Charlotte Hume

Senior Communications Coach
Charlotte works worldwide as a communications consultant and presentation skills coach in healthcare

She is an Oxford-educated former TV news presenter with more than a decade’s experience advising companies and investigators on how to communicate complex material clearly

Charlotte is equally at ease facilitating a conference, chairing a panel discussion, hosting a webcast or coaching senior management

She advises cross-functional brand teams on presentation structure and delivery for internal events and supports investigators preparing to present results at congress

Charlotte moderates press conferences and satellite symposia and has a reputation for driving consensus while drawing out clear messages from the most complex of speakers

She is an expert in crisis communications and the use of social media and speaks French and German

Ben McCarthy

Communications Coach
Ben is a medical communications consultant specialising in presentation skills and media training

During a first career in TV news Ben worked as a journalist and presenter for the BBC, Sky News and ITN

He now advises healthcare professionals and company executives on maintaining clarity of message under pressure and when content is complex

Ben moderates press conferences and chairs panel discussions

He works with investigators preparing to present new data to congress and cross-functional teams in-house preparing internal events

An experienced hand at managing crisis communications, Ben is a superb coach with a gently persuasive manner that delivers excellent results

Steve Gaisford

Communications Coach
Steve is a charismatic conference host and communications consultant who brings life and focus to healthcare meetings worldwide

A former BBC TV news presenter, he commands attention on a stage with good humour and attention to detail.  He chairs panel discussions and hosts medical webcasts, bringing the professional touch to any event

Steve advises company executives on presentation structure and delivery, challenging them tactfully to determine precisely what they want to convey.  Whether it’s marketing, medical or market access, Steve can find the simple way to say it that stays true to the data

Steve coaches interviewees the tricks of the trade he learned as a journalist so they can get their point across in the face of tough questions

He moderates press conferences and facilitates advisory boards to ensure all parties are consulted and outcomes meet expectations

Steve is a great coach and a firm favourite with clients

Gemma Bird

Communications Coach
Gemma is a multilingual communication skills consultant in the healthcare sector

She coaches therapeutic area experts and in-house executives in presentation skills and moderates discussion groups in her native English and fluent French, Dutch and Spanish

Gemma works with medics to improve their ability to express complex content simply in presentations and when facing difficult questions

Gemma is a skilled media trainer whose background in public relations comes to the fore in developing appropriate messages for interviewees and spokespeople

A qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Gemma particularly enjoys working with international presenters

She provides translation and interpreting services between any of English, Dutch, French and Spanish and facilitates meetings in all four