Kerry Hopkins – Managing Director
Founder of Broadcast Ready, Kerry Hopkins, is a director of corporate communications, specialising in broadcast communications and an eminently experienced broadcast journalist, and has worked at networks including ITN ITV News and BBC TV News. Kerry is the inventor of the world’s only video-only database of verified broadcast experts for the news at broadcastready.co.uk that journalists from the likes of CNN, the BBC, ITN, Sky and Bloomberg have signed up to using.
Kerry’s achievements include running one of the world’s largest pressers managing a media team of 8, to get 250 journalists to attend and 26 TV news crews from all over the world on behalf of Samsung with David Beckham OBE and Zara Philips MBE as the ambassadors on stage, for the London 2012 Olympics.
Kerry Hopkins is also hired by broadcast news programmes as an Expert Women broadcast news consultant and guest booker. She is a journalist and broadcaster and goes on the news as an expert or commentator.
Companies and people Kerry has worked with include: Conservative Party MP’s, Labour Party MP’s, David Beckham OBE, Her Majesty the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips MBE, Massimo Tosato, Vice Chairman of Schroders plc, wrote a PR strategy for Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button for GlaxoSmithKline, managing directors at Accenture, directors at Microsoft, managing director of Samsung for London 2012 Olympics, CEO John Chambers of Cisco Inc, EMEA CEO of Cisco Inc, O2 plc, Michelle McGrade, Chief Investment Officer, JPMorgan Asset Management’s sponsorship of the Rugby Sevens,Gina Miller Brexit course case winner, CEO of the Trading Standards Institute, directors at The Walt Disney Company, ABC Studios’, ABC News Programming, Walt Disney Pictures, Miramax, Disney Pixar, Touchstone Pictures, The Disney Channel original movies and series, adidas, ITN Productions, editor of the Guinness World Records Book, Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, the National Lottery, TV trained one of the only female CEO’s in the FTSE 250, Nikki King OBE former MD of Isuzu Truck UK, the England Rugby squad, Manchester United Football Club, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Chelsea Football Club, Enya, Craig David, Barry White, Terry Venables, John McCririck, entrepreneurs, professors, medical doctors, lawyers including tax lawyer Fionnuala Lynch, SME owners and many others.
Journalism experience: BBC TV News, ITV News, BBC 1 “Watchdog”, Channel 5 ‘The Wright Stuff’, BBC News “HARDtalk”, The Daily Telegraph, BBC 1 “Brassed off Britain”, The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Lincs FM, Oxford Local Radio, BBC 1 “Look North News” and PR Week.
Partner brand experience whilst working in PR: Apple iTunes, PlayStation 3, SeeSaw, YouView, Dell, IBM, Computacenter, HP, Premiership Rugby, DTI, OFT, CAB, ICSTIS, fake goods/piracy organisations, the police, the fire service, London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
Jacqueline Abbott-Deane – Special Advisor
Jacqueline Abbott-Deane, is a Special Advisor to Broadcast Ready. She is also a director of Tactix. Jacqueline is a change behavioural expert and works as a Management Consultant to firms in the FTSE 100. Before this, she was the Head of Learning for McKinsey & Co, and Senior Business Partner (Leadership and Coaching) for Lloyds TSB bank and a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.