Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary, Sir Bernard Ingham,
launched his own strategic communications and media consultancy
He and fellow PR veteran John Burley have set up the Burley Ingham
Consultancy, which will focus on helping to train those dealing with and
managing the media.
Ingham said: ’We hope to run a business that gives training in media
management. I have manhandled some of the more difficult journalists in
my time, although not physically.’
Ingham added that there is always a gap in the market for those who wish
to set up a company if they know ’what they are talking about’.
Burley has run his own Midlands-based PR agency John Burley PR for eight
years. It has HSBC and Express Newspapers as clients, and arranges the
British Franchise Awards. Burley will keep his business separate from
the new venture.
Ingham, who is a PR Week columnist, left Downing Street after 11 years
to pursue a career in media seminar training, writing, and as
non-executive director of McDonald’s and Hill and Knowlton.