Award-winning television presenter and journalist

Now the face of the BBC’s nightly East Midlands Today. Anne is also an established presentation trainer and coach, a television producer and founder of Fashanne, Fashion Designers of The Future Awards, championing the design talent in our universities and promoting diversity on the catwalk. Launched in 2016 the Awards continue to grow and are held annually in Nottingham.

Anne is a deputy lieutenant For the county of Leicestershire and the Recipient of two Honorary degrees

A Doctor of Letters from De Montfort University and a Doctor of Arts from Nottingham Trent University. These were both in recognition of her contribution to journalism and her work with the next generation through Fashanne.

Patron both of rainbows Children’s hospice & lords

Anne’s annual golf fundraising event in Scotland raises thousands for the charity.

She has worked on the bbc, fronted Radio shows, produced & presented

She has worked on the BBC’s Panorama programme, Question time and The Money Programme, fronted radio shows, produced and presented a number of ITV fashion special half hours and was a presenter of the first daytime television Health and beauty show. She has also presented consumer programmes, travel and DIY shows for ITV and Travel Channel.

  • “Thanks for the session yesterday.  It was really helpful - I feel lucky to get feedback and tips from you!  Learning from the best…”

    Amy Payne, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
  • “I wanted to drop you a line to thank you personally for your support and contribution to the East Midlands May Day Summit. It was a great day and your contribution as presenter made the day all that more interesting and meaningful. I really hope that the May Day Summit proves to be the catalyst in helping business to become a force for change on this most important issue. In the spirit of the event, I am sending you this by email (rather than printing it!). This does not diminish my sense of appreciation to you for taking part.”

    David Cooke, Regional Director
  • “Thank you so much for all of this. The advice you gave was very welcome and I noticed a difference immediately as I put into use many of the things you suggested. I really appreciate the time you took and I just hope I actually get to do some more presenting again soon!”

    David Jackson, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
  • “Hi Anne! Thank you so much for this, I read it (your feedback notes) half an hour before going on air and did all of these things and it massively helped, thank you! I absolutely loved every second and I'm so happy I did it!! Thank you again.”

    Emma Snow, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
  • “Thanks so much for this! The coaching session was so helpful, you’ve got no idea. It would be great to get another one in the diary if you can? The voice – It’s probably my weakest area and needs the most work but I’m trying. “Make every word count”  has stuck with me and I find myself writing, re-writing, deleting and re-writing to get the script succinct yet impactful. So thank you!”

    Jodi Law, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
  • “Working with Anne on our 12-month celebration of the Dryden Enterprise Centre at Nottingham Trent University was truly wonderful. She hosted for us a round of insightful conversations which led us to explore the programmes delivered and the people that were supported. Our audience was fully engaged and shared in the conversations, contributing their own experience of working in the city and with the university. Having Anne lead us all through this so professionally, ensured that we had a really collective voice to celebrate all we had achieved.” Megan Powell Vreeswijk, Chief Executive, Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • “I am writing on behalf of emda to thank you for joining us at the HighGrowth East Midlands awards ceremony last week. As a flagship programme for emda, it was particularly important for the evening to be a great success and create a lasting impact. The role of host is particularly crucial in delivering a memorable and enjoyable awards ceremony and I would like to pass on my thanks for your professionalism and humour on the night. It was an enjoyable evening for all involved and has set us a very high benchmark for future awards organised by emda. HighGrowth East Midlands is part of emda’s plans to create a ‘Flourishing Region’. I can see from the events of the night that we are progressing in that goal and I appreciate your key role in helping to make our awards evening a great success."

    Michael Seals MBE, Board Member, East Midlands Development Agency
  • “I really enjoyed our sessions and appreciated very much the work in the studio and all your time. This feedback is really brilliant and invaluable for me and to see it like this and have it written down – is a useful reminder for me every time I present. I would love another session in 6 months so I can hopefully show a change and improvement.”

    Natalie Jackson, Sports Editor, BBC
  • “Thank you so much for taking the time to work with me and this very useful summary of the feedback. It was lovely spending time with you too. Your words have been ringing in my ears since we talked and my wife thought the bulletin the night after we spoke was my best one so far. I thought you were kind, helpful and sensitively constructive. Thank you again for your help.”

    Navtej Johal, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
  • “The standard at Fashanne is phenomenal. For me, it’s a treat to spend time with such engaged, enthusiastic and talented young people. We have a big challenge ahead of us in this industry, and only with ingenuity and creativity in design and the making of the clothes, we are going to solve this problem. Every year I’m delighted and surprised to see what the students produce.” 

    Patrick Grant, Fashion Designer and Businessman

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