Local Government | Media First

Thirty Seven is a journalist led content creation and web design agency.

We put journalistic principles at the heart of every piece of content we produce and every website we build for our clients.

CONTENT MARKETING / Email Marketing / Blogs / Social Media Content / Articles / Podcasts / Speech Writing / Presentation Design / White Papers / eBooks / Infographics / Interactive Games / Surveys / Contests / Magazines

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Local Government

With major government challenges ahead, including cuts in funding and rising demands for services, the media will be looking for councils capable of confidently, coherently and consistently explaining what they are delivering for their constituencies in these tough times.

Over the last 35 years we’ve designed and delivered bespoke communications and media training at every level through a variety of Local Government organisations. 

What Media First clients in your sector say

Buckinghamshire CC

The help, flexibility and professionalism of Media First ensured our first tailored media training programme for senior councillors and officers was a complete success. The feedback from those who attended was extremely positive, particularly for the two Media First trainers who ran both a challenging but supportive day. Post event feedback and DVDs of individual interviews were also extremely comprehensive. 

Aidan Shutter, Team Leader, Media and Public Relations, Buckinghamshire County Council

Bristol CC

The media training we received from Media First was excellent. It was highly practical, current and realistic. The focus on people over processes shone through and my team came away feeling more confident, able and willing to face the media.

Mareike Schmidt, Strategic Energy Programme Manager,
Bristol City Council

Met Office

We have been working with Media First for eight years and in that time they have consistently provided courses of the highest quality. They understand exactly what we need and have an outstanding calibre of tutors to deliver the training. All our staff who have been on their sessions have rated them with top marks for overall satisfaction with the quality and content of the session.  

Dan Williams, Press Officer, Met Office

Sector Specialists

Paul Brennan

As a regional news and political reporter for ITV, Paul extensively covered regional political affairs as well as several local and national elections. He has also produced a number of promotional videos on initiatives and ventures between councils and fellow stakeholders.   

Charles Abel

Charles is an experienced news, business and technical journalist, with a tenacious determination to discover the truth behind the stories of the day. Charles specialises in training senior execs. who want to handle media relationships more effectively.

Tasneem Siddiqi

With a rich and diverse career spanning 30 years in both television and radio, Tasneem has reported, presented, produced and edited for a wide range of news and current affairs shows. She is a qualified English and Media Studies teacher and a guest lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at several universities. 

Get in touch to discuss your training needs
0118 918 0530 or hello@mediafirst.co.uk or tell us how we can help