About MTA

Media Training Associates (MTA) was founded in 2000 by Course Director Tom Maddocks, a former reporter on BBC2’s ‘The Money Programme’ who has also worked on Channel Four, BBC Radio and IRN, as well as contributing to publications ranging from Investors Chronicle to The Mail on Sunday.

Tom Maddocks, Media Trainer, London

Tom Maddocks

Since then, working with a core team of around half a dozen highly experienced trainers, we have helped improve the media and presentation skills of representatives from more than a hundred companies, including many in the FTSE-100.

We work with a whole variety of organisations ranging from food companies and software providers to academic institutions, and charities. We have a particular focus on the requirements of the financial services industry and professional services firms, with knowledge of the types of specialist questions likely to be asked by the business and financial journalists.


You’ll find more feedback from our clients on the Testimonials page.

Tom has provided excellent media training and effective guidance to the various companies and senior executive teams that I have worked with over the course of the last 20 years. His ability to work with beginners and experts alike is fantastic and he always tailors his courses and advice so that it is relevant and appropriate.” ~ Vee Montebello, Head of Corporate Communications, Old Mutual Asset Management
Tom delivers a refreshingly forthright and highly practical approach to engaging with the media whether in good times or when a crisis hits. I thoroughly enjoyed my own experience of being in the broadcast interview hot seat during our refresher training day and learned a lot, as did my colleagues. Running media training for senior leaders in our sector, Media Training Associates has been a real hit.” ~ Hilary McVitty, Head of External Affairs, Building Societies Association