WIN free consultancy with Top Media Professionals & TV Experts

Would you like a one-to-one consultancy with me, or  a top drama/comedy producer, a highly experienced agent or a post production genius?

Maybe you are well experienced yourself in the media but wouldn’t say no to a free make up consultation and makeover with one of the country’s top celebrity make up artists or a hair makeover with a top celebrity hairdresser?!

Or how about a free app specially designed to help promote your business.


All of this you have a chance of winning simply by buying a virtual raffle ticket.  How to get a ticket coming up but first…


Here are details of the Prizes:

NB: All face-to-face consultancies, unless otherwise indicated, will be based in London. If you are unable to get to London you may take the consultancy via email or Skype/phone.


Ariane-Poole-300x263A.  A professional make-up lesson with top celebrity Make Up Artist, Ariane Poole. Worth £300.

A leading name in her field, Ariane works with many of the top fashion & beauty photographers and an impressive list of celebrities including Catherine Zeta Jones, Penelope Cruz, Yasmin Le Bon, Elizabeth Hurley , Zoe Ball, Queen of Jordan, Fern Britton and many more.

She has contributed to a huge range of glossy magazines, worked with many of the world’s top photographers and worked on London Fashion Week and many other fashion shows.

Ariane is an experienced TV make up expert appearing on Lorraine Kelly, This Morning, GMTV, “Makeover Hit Squad’ and more.  She was Boots No7’s international spokesperson and has her own make up range “Ariane Poole” London Cosmetics.


B.  One-to-one consultancy/meeting with post-production expert and senior editor Mark Sangster. Mark is former head of the post-production house Editworks and has experience working for BBC, ITV and numerous independent production companies.  His work ranges from documentaries to game shows, including such high-profile shows as ITV’s ‘Take Me Out’.  He currently works with post production house Evolutions.

Mark is extremely well-qualified to advise on all aspects of post production, editing, managing facilities and, of course, how to get that foot in the door as a runner or work experience.


andrew BC.  A cut and blow dry by award-winning celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton at his Covent Garden salon. Worth £350.

Andrew Barton is the figurehead of his own hairdressing empire and has a list of awards including British Hairdresser of the Year, UK’s Ultimate Hairdresser of the Year and British Hair Icon. His global corporate clients include Unilever, L’Oreal, Redken and Avon

A popular celebrity hair dresser, his big personality and on-screen charisma lead him into TV success with shows that have included Channel 4’s “10 Years Younger”, ITV’s “GMTV” and Sky 1’s “Angela and Friends” plus documentary work for the BBC.


D. One-to-one consultancy/meeting via Skype or telephone with former “uber agent” Jon Roseman.  Jon is a very experienced talent agent who started life in the music industry before concentrating on managing top TV presenters.

Those he worked with include The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Queen and The Eurythmics. He represented Fern Britton, Natasha Kaplinsky, Kate Garraway, Nancy Dell’Olio, Anne Diamond, Roger Cook and the late Jill Dando.

Jon can advise on all aspects of how to find and work with an agent, developing yourself as a TV presenter, contracts and how agents/presenters work with TV producers.

Jon now lives abroad so the winner will need to be able to Skype or call.


E.  A free app for mobiles designed specifically for your company or personal promotion. Worth £25/month from – ideal for budding businesses. It allows you to showcase photos in your gallery, lead people to your website, makes it easy for customers to find, contact or recommend you. 

Typical consumers look at their phones an average of 150 times per day. Imagine if your logo appeared on your customers’ screens every time? An icon on their home screen is seriously valuable real estate!

Appsme is powered by Mippin – an agile and dynamic mobile application and content company. They build world-leading app-creation platforms & multi-award winning apps.


phoenix_nights_brianF.  One-to-one consultancy/meeting with top TV comedy and drama producer, Henry Klejdys.  Henry was producer of the second series of the highly acclaimed ‘Phoenix Nights’ with Peter Kay. His other credits include ‘Green Green Grass’ for the BBC and ‘The Bill’ for ITV.

Henry has worked with many comedians including Alistair McGowan, Ben Elton,  Lee Evans and Dave Spikey. He can advise on scripts, development, pitching ideas and all aspects of trying to get a comedy or drama series off the ground. He is also happy to provide feedback on script ideas. 


G.  Half-day consultancy with Shu Richmond, Media Consultant, former Editor & Executive Producer at ITV & Editor of Want To Work in Television.  This can take the form of individual CV and interview advice, media training, or a session developing your idea into a proposal for TV. You are welcome to bring a friend or colleague with you.

Media Training would include copy of a Basic Media Training Guide, interview on camera and personalised feedback. CV & interview session would include CV rewrite and covering letter.

Sorry once again we can only offer face-to-face meetings in the greater London area. However winners may choose to take prizes by remote via email or phone: ie CV and covering email rewrites, feedback on existing showreels and presenting advice, suggestions on development of ideas and proposal writing all by email.


You can find details on the JustGiving page but here is how it works:

The Virtual Raffle

£2 (minimum donation allowed by JustGiving) buys you one virtual ticket. £5 buys you three tickets and £10 buys you 6 virtual tickets.

You can enter the raffle for one or more specific prize but you must indicate which prize you want in the message section.

Every virtual ticket translates to your name being entered into a numbered spreadsheet against the prize/s you have nominated. The raffle is drawn by using an online random number generator. The name against the number drawn is a winner. If you do not specify a prize but your name is drawn you may be offered a prize unsuited to you! Raffle will close June 12th 2014 at our Comedy & TV Networking event – to which , of course, you are invited.

Drag Queens & Daytime TV – our fundraising evening of comedy with TV advice:

Results of the raffle will be announced here on my website the following day 13th June.

Are you over 16 year old and resident in the UK? If not you may NOT enter the raffle.

If you wish to bid then go to my JustGiving page and follow the following instructions:

1. Decide how much you want to spend and add in the donation amount. Do NOT add Gift Aid. Raffle tickets are NOT eligible.

2. Indicate in the ‘your message’ section which prize or prizes you are interested in. You can tell us how many tickets you want on different prizes ie £2 on prize A (Consultancy This Morning) and £2 on prize B (Professional Make Up).

3. Check the box that allows us to see your email. No email no chance of contacting you! Your email will not be shared with anyone else.

Why am I doing this?

Yes this is a shameless plug for my fund raising challenge

I will be cycling over 350km through Tanzania and Zanzibar in Africa to raise fund for the Genesis Trust, headed by Professor Lord Winston. Money raised for The Genesis Trust will support women scientists and clinicians – empowering more women to lead in this field. They will specialise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of devastating conditions, which cause cancer, miscarriage, infertility and genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy. Their fundamental aim is to improve women’s ongoing good health throughout their lives and to ensure that more women have a normal pregnancy with a healthy baby.


Go HERE to buy your virtual raffle ticket/s:


Many thanks in advance to anyone who buys a virtual ticket!

Shu  genesis trust


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