Meet The Aspire Team

Real Presenters - Real Experience - Real Training 

 

Aspire have coached hundreds of new and established TV talent and helped them achieve their goals of becoming successful in world class TV Presentation.

 

We are proud to be chosen Media Training Providers for large organisations such as the BBC and ITV.

 

Our trainers can currently be seen on TV and know what it really takes to become successful and are passionate about making sure your training is the very best it can be!

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Darren Simons

Founder & Director

Darren is a Professional TV Presenter & Broadcaster and has over 17 years and 9000 hours of TV Presenting behind him. He has presented all styles of programmes from travel, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment.

Darren launched Aspire over 13 years ago after realising the need for genuine high quality Presenter skills training, which was lacking in the industry.

Darren has helped launch many SKY channels and has often been chosen to coach new Presenters for the BBC and ITV.

Sean Macintosh 

Head of Presenter Training

Sean is a hugely successful and experienced Entertainment and TV Presenter and Media Trainer.

Sean has thousands of hours of live and pre recorded presenting experience over many different channels on SKY and he also has a popular YouTube channel. He has worked as part of the Aspire team for over 10 years.

Join Sean as he heads up our award winning TV Presenter Masterclasses in London.

Kathryn Wilson

TV Presenter & Influencer Trainer

Kathryn Wilson is a Live TV Presenter, Radio Broadcaster & DJ.

A talented professional originally from Northern Ireland.

Her career began in radio, broadcasting in commercial radio for over 9 years and is a feature Presenter on  BBC Radio 1’s ‘Life Hacks’ and also worked with ITV on 'This Morning'

 

Kathryn is a regular contributor broadcasting in Live Radio & TV in both London and N.Ireland and you can meet and work with Kathryn on our TV Presenter Classes.

Marcus Ramtohul

TV Presenter Trainer

Marcus is an outstanding Presenter and Musician and has travelled the globe Coaching and Presenting.

With a wealth of experience in Kids TV and Music TV, and more recently on CBBC with 'Andy and the Odd Socks', Marcus is ideal to coach anyone looking to break into the industry!

Catch Marcus on selected Masterclasses in London.

Paul Connolly

TV News Anchor Coach 

Paul Connolly is an investigative broadcast Journalist, television and radio Presenter and documentary maker with more than 15 years’ experience under his belt. 

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Paul Connolly is best known for his work on crime and the daring undercover operations that have seen him infiltrate criminal gangs. 

Paul’s acclaimed and extremely successful documentaries have aired on Channel 5 in the UK, ITV (Tonight), Netflix, Facebook Watch, Discovery Channel, BBC Worldwide, Nine Network in Australia, Virgin Media One in Ireland and on many other networks.

Aspire - Unique Award Winning Presenter Training

Our team on the screen

  • Courses Run By REAL Current TV Presenters  & TV Producers

  • Full Training, No Previous Experience Required

  • Courses Held At London's largest Studio Complex

  • Career Guidance, Job & Agent Contacts 

  • Studio & Location Presenter Training 

  • Full Support Network After Course Completion

  • Fully Edited Pro HD Showreel Included 

  • Best Course Price Guaranteed

  • Smaller Size Training Groups

  • 'How to become a TV Presenter' Training System

Darren and Kathryn with ITV's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at 'This Morning', a part the Studio rehearsals for the 2018 relaunch.

The Aspire TV Presentation Skills Course is world renowned for its high quality and effectiveness, and has also been used by many Broadcast Media Organisations and Retail Companies  throughout the UK and the world.

 

When you attend our Presentation Skills Training in London, you will receive a personal style of training that refects on your unique personality and style, allowing you to feel completely at ease in our training studio environment, which in turn will enable us get the very best out of you, so you will be able to look and feel completely natural when you present for real!

 

Our London studios are a great place to learn, as we offer a friendly, informal, yet highly professional environment in which to master your new presentation skills to camera.

 

Places tend to go quickly so we do recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Our London courses run every month, which include 4 Days of intense TV Presenter Training along with career guidance and a professionally edited HD Showreel.

OUR STORY SO FAR

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