Hello, I'm Charles Rhodes. I deliver media and presentation training to leading international brands, corporations, public sector providers and regulators in Government, the arts, and the National Health Service. Welcome to my website. You can find out more about me and my 20 year career at the BBC here

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About Charles Rhodes

Charles has over 30 years experience in communications. After nearly 20 years with the BBC, as a Television and Radio News Correspondent, Charles Rhodes has spent the last 10 years teaching media and presentation skills to a variety of clients, including Vodafone, Levi Strauss and American Express, as well as public sector providers and regulators in Government, the arts, and the National Health Service. Politicians, law and accountancy professionals, and a variety of business and organisation leaders all rely on Charles’ bespoke communications coaching and advice to improve communication skills, win new business, and influence events.

Charles’ first major story was the long and bitter miners’ strike. After joining the influential Today programme in 1988, Charles went on to become a Reporter on the World at One. Charles kept Today presenters to time and informed Jack Straw that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had resigned, before interviewing him for the Radio 4 programme. In 1992, Charles moved to Westcountry Television, before returning to London to work for BBC Television News, spending seven years reporting and presenting from across Britain and the world for BBC One’s Breakfast News and BBC World. As a senior correspondent, Charles covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the death of the Queen Mother. He’s also appeared in Only Fools and Horses and Waking the Dead, and reported from expeditions to the North Pole. He has interviewed CEOs, government ministers, senior public officials, foreign leaders and celebrities.

Charles has written on a wide variety of subjects for newspapers, magazines and the online media. He’s an experienced conference speaker, presenting at The Guardian Student Media Conference, launching research into the impact of Government tax and spend policies in South East England, and discussing the media’s portrayal of female scientists at a Women in Science conference with Newsnight’s Kirsty Walk. As media and communications consultant to the South East County Leaders, Charles devised and implemented campaigns to influence policy-makers and opinion-formers, as the group of councils successfully influenced Government policy on issues from house-building, public sector reform and finance to localism.

Charles is a keen cyclist, regularly taking part in cycle sportives and, as a qualified British Cycling Coach, teaches people of all ages how to become better, more confident, and faster riders. He’s ridden throughout Europe, including several stages of the Tour de France, and a 220 mile charity ride from Manchester to London in a single day.