An industry-leading media training consultancy based in Bristol will be moving to Bath after being bought by its principal consultant.
Mentor Media Training has been acquired in a management buyout after 21 years in Upper Kingsdown, by lead consultant/trainer and former BBC and ITV journalist, Dave Mason.
The firm is the UK’s only provider of CPD accredited courses across media, crisis, presentation skills and social media simulation.
It runs courses in Bristol but also works across the UK and internationally for the private, public and charity sectors, as well as Government departments such as the Office for National Statistics.
Mr Mason, who’s been with the firm for five years and is now its Managing Director said: “It’s very exciting to take ownership of the training arm of Mentor and develop long term partnerships with PR agencies, public and corporate organisations and crisis management firms around the country to bolster our high-quality courses and consultancy.
“Buying the business means that we can offer some exciting new digital training products to test business continuity and organisational resilience.”
Dave was a founder and launch voice of Somerset’s first commercial radio station, Orchard FM in 1989, going on to present and produce programmes at HTV West, BBC Radio 5 and Radio 1, ITV News, and Breakfast TV station, GMTV.
More recently he returned as a reporter and producer at ITV News Westcountry in Bristol, before joining Mentor in 2014.