How it all started (2015-17)

In 2015, after enjoying a 5 day TV presenting course at TV Training Academy’s iconic Pinewood Studios (London), I set up my own ‘PL presents’ YouTube channel so that I could upload my show reel from this course.  

Whilst in a full time 9-5 office job at the time, my enthusiasm to expand my portfolio grew.  So I researched different subjects and talking points that I could do presentations and interviews on (initially as a hobby in my spare time).  These included, sport, local interest and business promotional.  

Birmingham City University – BA Hons Media Production (2017-20)

Realising this wasn’t just a spare time hobby but a career change I really wanted to make, I made the bold move in 2017 to return to full time education as a mature student to study BA Hons Media Production at the renowned Birmingham City University (BCU).

When studying at BCU, I embraced every opportunity to gain as much media experience as possible securing different placements in the process.  These include the 2019 Sky UK scholarship (Content Services dept) where I won their ‘Best performer’ award. 

At Birmingham TV, I volunteered as a Sports Reporter in the 2018-19 football season on ‘West Midlands Live’ and at Big City Radio, Birmingham in 2019 as a Researcher and co-host.  At university, I have worked as a presenter on both BCU’s Scratch TV & Scratch Radio stations from 2017-19.

Post graduate experience (2020 – present)

Since graduating in 2020 with a 1st class honours in BA Hons Media Production, I have gained further TV and Radio experience.

At Sky UK, I worked in their Content Services dept for over 18 months before enjoying a News Story Producer role as a freelancer on BBC Spotlight (South West) and gained experience at ITV Central & Cymru in their News Broadcast teams.

My radio journey has continued at Switch Radio in Birmingham as a Sub Editor & Reporter covering Sutton Coldfield Town FC men’s side before becoming a Radio Presenter with my own specialist ’90s Dance Rewind’ show (Sundays at 7pm – UK time).  On Switch Radio’s website, I have several written theatre reviews published for shows I have attended in Birmingham.  I have also worked as a Shadow Reporter for BBC Radio WM, Bauer Media (Free Radio) and Global Radio.

My other experience includes a Runner role for Team ITG on a commercial video/photo shoot at their Tamworth studios. 

I have continued to produce and present videos and for my YouTube channel and as a Portsmouth FC fan I enjoy writing match day blogs and sight seeing tours from both their men’s and women’s away games for a fans website called ‘Pompey News Now’.

I have a real burning desire to build on both my media degree and my TV and Radio experience with any exciting new opportunities.