The Next Chapter

Moving from one home to another is always a bit weird don’t you think? So here I stand, keys in hand outside the barn as Media First sets off on a new adventure. We’ve been in the barns for nearly 12 years but our new Reading based home is much easier for our customers to get to and larger as well.

The new building is a newly refurbished Grade II listed Georgian town house. It has all the charm of the barn but much more space, with two good sized training rooms, a dedicated green room, and improved radio and TV studios with viewing gallery.

There is a free private car park and a vast array of hotels, bars, shops, and restaurants on our doorstep.

Importantly, we are only a short 10 minute walk from Reading train station or a 3 minute taxi ride. With direct trains from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Heathrow, London, Manchester, Southampton, Plymouth (to name but a few!) access to our training studios has never been so easy or quick.

Everything else will remain the same: the same staff, the same tutors and the same great customer service you’ve come to expect from us. So if you’re passing or would like to come over for a tour please do get in touch. We would love to show you round our smart new office. So with bags packed we bid a fond farewell to Compton and the next chapter begins.....

We are currently unpacking boxes, but we will upload pictures to this blog as soon as we are up and running.

Our Services

Media First are media and communications training specialists with over 30 years of experience. We have a team of trainers, each with decades of experience working as journalists, presenters, communications coaches and media trainers.

Ways - Online learning
Ways - Videoconference
Ways - Blended
Ways - In-Person
Online learning
Training by videoconference
Identifying positive media stories
How to film and edit professional video on a mobile
Media skills refresher
Blended media skills
TV studios
Crisis communications
Presentation skills and personal impact
Media training
Message development and testing
Presentation skills training
Crisis communication training
Crisis management testing
Leadership communication training
Writing skills training
Social media training

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