Association for International Broadcasting

Simon Spanswick, Chief Executive, Association for International Broadcasting:

"Neil took over the directing of the AIBs – our international media excellence awards – in the autumn of 2014, bringing new ideas, enthusiasm and passion to this annual celebration of success in factual broadcasting.

He dealt with a range of challenging production issues where he was able to demonstrate his resourcefulness and extensive experience to solve problems and think about things in a fresh and innovative way. Neil quickly puts people around him at their ease, bringing out the best in technical teams and engendering passion in the way they work.

We've started what we hope will be a long term relationship that includes live directing of other media events that AIB stages. And in 2015, Neil's extensive abilities have been put to the test as we held our #iamabroadcaster conference in London for CEOs and D-Gs of media companies on three continents. The event was lauded as an immense success by our delegates and that's in no small measure thanks to Neil's commitment and expertise."

www.aib.org.uk

Arise News

Alan Rook, Commissioning Editor at Arise Networks:

"Neil's contribution to the project-phase of ARISE Networks and the planning for its two TV channels, ARISE News and ARISE 360, has been immense. Now, as project moves to reality, he is providing vital creative input and genuine leadership.

After a decade at the BBC, this move might, by some, be considered a gamble, but he's gone at this job head-on and with real passion. The sheer energy with which Neil is tackling multiple production tasks around studio, presentation and recruitment, at hubs across three continents, is truly inspiring.

He's endlessly positive, a problem solver and a lateral thinker. He's also an immensely popular member of the now growing ARISE team that's taking these two channel on air over the next year."

Norwich City FC

Paul McVeigh, Presenter & former Norwich City Footballer,
on advising & helping Norwich City Football Club record a brand new
weekly web match preview show:

"I worked with Neil when I was presenting a weekly show for Norwich City FC during their time in the Premier League. Neil's vast array or experience and expertise was a huge help to guide me during this process.

I can honestly say that Neil was top class in everything that we did and made our show 100 times better"!

BBC News School Report

Susan Stewart, from Buttershaw Enterprise College in Bradford
working with BBC School report:

"Neil is a consummate professional: he shared his undoubted expertise with our students.
In a clear and friendly manner."

Brighton & Hove City Council

Corinna Allen, Head of Communications
Brighton & Hove City Council:

"Neil at Moment Digital offered a superb training session which enabled participants to improve on their media performance immediately.

Neil also provided camera training to the media team and provided advice which is still being drawn on everyday."