Media Training Station Community Interest Company – trading as The Training Station – is a not-for-profit social enterprise registered in England and Wales, number 7809518. We are registered for VAT, number GB175 6338 82.

A community interest company is a special type of company in England and Wales which works for the benefit of a defined community. Its aims have to be approved by a government regulator. All profits are re-invested for the benefit of the community.

Media Training Station CIC was established in October 2011 with the purpose of providing training in professional and personal skills, especially in the fields of journalism, the media, human rights and humanitarian and development aid.

Management team

The directors are four former members of staff at the BBC: Kevin Burden, Neil McCafferty, Nick Raistrick and Simon le Gouais.

Individually and jointly, the directors of Media Training Station CIC are highly regarded in the media training sector. They have individually and collectively successfully delivered a large number of training and development projects in dozens of countries around the world, including many that have been badly affected by conflict, economic and political transition, corruption, and continuing poverty.

They are able to draw on their extensive connections within the media and development sectors to recruit other highly experienced, motivated and resilient professionals to deliver training, whatever the circumstances.