Communication training from industry professionals
What we do
We help people communicate their message
Everything we do at Simantics is about helping people land their message more effectively. People are individuals, each with their own challenges, which is why our training is varied and bespoke. We offer affordable one-to-one coaching, team courses over one or two days, event masterclasses to energise your conference and much more. Our unbeatable credibility in broadcasting, journalism, business communications, as working published writers and as communication consultants to global brands means that whatever your needs, from improving your delivery to structuring your message, we can help.
Whether it's preparing you for media interviews, increasing your impact in the room or unlocking the powers of storytelling, if you want to feel comfortable, confident and deliver the most engaging message possible... we'd love to hear from you.
See more of what we offer on our Training page
Who are we?
Three decades of TV, radio and newsroom experience. Doubled.
If you had a leaky tap, who would you call? Someone who'd read about how a tap works in a manual, or a plumber who's fixed hundreds? Simantics is a training and media production company set up by broadcaster and writer Simeon Courtie and journalist Jillian Moody in 2008. It is 'the plumber' to your communication needs rather than simply 'a trainer who's read a manual'. Both still working in the industry, they have almost 60 years of combined professional media experience in national BBC television and radio, ITV, Reuters, publishing and more. Clients helped include HMRC, Lloyds, Virgin, Oxfam, Ethical Tea Partnership, Church of England and wide range of engineering and pharmaceutical companies.
Simeon has been a BBC radio and television presenter for over 25 years and interviewed thousands of people from pop stars to Prime Ministers.
A successful writer, he writes for television - 2019 credits include the BBC1 show Have I Got News For You - and won a New York Festival award for his radio sketches. His humorous travel book The Long and Whining Road won 5 international book awards. His thriller All Hollow was published in 2019.
His warm, friendly nature and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge will put you completely at ease. An experienced coach, he will arm you with practical tools and tips learned through decades of working in the communication industry.
Jillian is a BBC-trained journalist with 28 years experience in newsrooms and press offices.
After two decades of newsroom journalism where she reached Editor level she 'switched sides' to became a press officer. While in the Church of England press office she was Senior Press Officer for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
As a press officer at Oxfam she visited projects worldwide accompanying journalists from the national press, aware of their needs and shaping the story.
Her vast journalistic experience, her knowledge of strong messaging and how to get stories into the media combined with a coaching qualification make her a sought after coach and media trainer.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Kate Magill, HO Communications, AVIVA Solutions
I would like to thank you and Jill as we were truly inspired after our media training. We were on BBC Look East and BBC Radio and both were brilliant. We are very grateful for your training!
Laura Ford, Education Consultant, L'Oréal
A massive thank you for sharing your vast knowledge and experience with us. I found it really inspiring and learned a lot of great tips. It was a pleasure to learn in such an enjoyable way.
Rev. Vanessa Conant, after appearing on BBC1
Thank you for being so encouraging. I was petrified but then so thankful for the encouraging way you talked me through it! I feel fortunate to have received this training.