Steve worked for the BBC for nearly 30 years in a wide range of roles from Broadcaster, to Senior Manager.
His work took him from a number of local radio station to leading two, Radio Kent, as it became the BBC’s first digital production station, integrated with a TV newsroom and BBC Oxford, which under his leadership became the BBC’s first multimedia newsroom.
He was BBC English Regions first Business Manager, helping the Controller manage a workforce of 3000 people who provided Regional and Local broadcast and online services in the BBC’s 14 regions.
In addition to BBC on air roles Steve worked as a freelance, working as a Presenter for SKY News and for a wide range of commercial clients presenting and producing their corporate output.
Steve was Head of Television News training and development for the BBC College of Journalism. This involved looking after the needs of all of the BBC’s TV News teams in the Nations and regions, on the national networks and BBC World. His work also involved creating and providing bespoke training for International clients.
Steve has been Industry Advisor to the University of Leeds BA in Broadcast Journalism and works with other Higher education establishments in the UK.
In the past four years, Steve's work has taken him to many and varied parts of the world to deliver TV skills, Journalism training, performance coaching and personal mentoring. He has worked in Dhaka Bangladesh, New York, Singapore, Delhi and the Solomon Islands as well as more well known places like London and Newcastle upon Tyne! However, one of the most rewarding projects didn't involve travel, it was to provide Voice and Radio presentation coaching to two Afghan presenters via Skype.
Taschini Media also draws on the services of specialist coaches and trainers who are currently active with the BBC and other broadcasters in addition to commercial and private clients. Along with Steve, they provide up to the minute world class talent and expertise gained through their work in the UK and overseas.