CATHY LE FEUVRE - WRITER & AUTHOR/ BROADCASTER/ MEDIA CONSULTANT
I am a writer/author, broadcaster and communications professional with more than 30 years’ experience working in media and PR, across a range of media sector disciplines from print, radio and television to media PR within the third (charity) and faith sector.
In recent years I have concentrated much more on creative writing, and I have also returned to broadcasting. I work for BBC Radio Jersey in the Channel Islands(UK) as a presenter and the faith producer. I can be heard 'live' on air most weekends as the presenter of Good Morning Jersey - the station's flagship breakfast programme - on Saturday and Sunday mornings (6-9am) For more information about that you might like to visit my Cathy on Radio page.
I was privileged to have my first book published in September 2013 – ‘William and Catherine’ – the love story of the founders of The Salvation Army, told through their letters (Lion Monarch Publishing).
My second book 'Life Lines' co-written with my good friend Debbie Duncan, is a fictional story of two women, told through emails and texts. It was fantastic fun to write and was published by Authentic Media in October 2014.
In 2015 I had two books published. 'The Armstrong Girl - a child for sale, the battle against the Victorian sex trade' (Lion Hudson 2015) and 'A Girl with a Mind of Her Own' - the story of Commissioner Gisèle Gowans , a prominent leader in The Salvation Army international church and charity organisation (Shield Books 2015)
For more information about my book please visit my Cathy - books page
Much of my career has been at high level, working for local, regional and national media outlets including BBC and ITV in the UK. In recent years I have worked for key national faith and charity sector organisations including The Salvation Army church and charity organisation, one of the United Kingdom’s leading charities.
My work in media PR has involved high level corporate communications, feeding into organisational strategic planning and working with senior management to provide appropriate and effective public relations and communications planning, strategies and delivery. I thrive in fast-paced environments including working to strict and demanding deadlines. My news and current affairs and faith charity background ensures an excellent knowledge of media potential and contacts. I have excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communications skills, including copy writing (journalism for news and features and PR marketing copy) and creative writing. I have good knowledge of other marketing and fundraising areas including advertising, marketing, fundraising and social media and feel comfortable working with and across all disciplines.
However, a good deal of my PR media work has also involved working with small groups at grass roots level, helping local organisations on a tight budget spread their message effectively. I have a passion for helping people to communicate their message and am happy to work with large corporates or small organisations and individuals either on a one-off, ad hoc basis or with on-going contracts to suit all budgets.
Please go to My People / Clients page to see some of those with whom I am already working. If you think you cannot afford professional media PR advice, please think again, and drop me a line.
With my background in broadcast presentation I am a confident presenter and trainer, and have a passion for training in media awareness, skills and reputation management. At The Salvation Army, in particular, I was responsible for leading on training personnel and spokespeople. This included developing, managing and delivering media training and crisis / reputation management courses and facilitating outsourced media training when appropriate. Throughout my media career I also delivered one-to-one media technique training and master classes for media students.
Please read on to learn more about me and the work I've have undertaken over the past few years. The brief outline is below but if you wish to read a much longer version, including details of some of the many skills I have acquired over the years please click here - Cathy Le Feuvre Full Profile
April 2011 - present day : Writer/author, broadcaster and media consultant:
Author of four books - 'William and Catherine, the love story of the founders of The Salvation Army told through their letters' (Monarch 2013) ; 'Life Lines - two women sharing laughter, challenges and cupcakes' co-authored with Deborah Duncan (Authentic Media 2014) ; 'The Armstrong Girl - a child for sale, the battle against the Victorian sex trade' (Lion Hudson 2015) and 'A Girl with a Mind of Her Own' - the story of Commissioner Gisèle Gowans (Shield Books 2015)
Producer/Presenter at BBC Radio Jersey in the Channel Islands, UK. I'm the faith producer for the station and I produce and present Good Morning Jersey Sunday, a programme which celebrates the life of the faith community in the island. I currently also produce and present Good Morning Jersey Saturday show.
Media consultant specialising in faith and charity sector PR and media training, working with a range of organisations and individuals.
Nov 2012 - 2015 : Editor, Damaris Trust : freelance contract, occasional
Jan 2014 - 2015 : Communications Consultant, SPRING HARVEST : freelance contract, occasional
Sept 2013 - 2015 : Media and Communications consultant ROPE :occasional consultancy work for small Buckinghamshire-based Christian charity, working in 30 countries on small-scale partnership projects; including social media facilitation
November 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011: Broadcast producer The Salvation Army UK and ROI : Co-producer (with the BBC) of an hour- long radio programme for The Salvation Army, for broadcast on the BBC Local Radio network based on the annual Celebrating Christmas with The Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall.
April 2013 - Dec 2014 : Communications and Media Consultant, EXPOSED 2013: freelance contract, part time
Oct 2012 - Sept 2014: Communications Consultant, CROSSING LONDON : freelance contract, part time
Jan -April 2014 : Communications Consultant, SHARE JESUS INTERNATIONAL : freelance contract, part time helping to promote Pentecost 2014, The Biggest Birthda Party Ever
Jan - August 2012 : Media Consultant, More Than Gold UK
Sept 2011 - May 2012: Production manager / author, The Salvation Army UK and ROI : 'Portraits - a Month in the Life of The Salvation Army'
October - November 2011 : Media Consultant Micah Challenge UK
June 2006 - March 2011: Head of Media, The Salvation Army UK and ROI
March 2004 – March 2007 : Regional Communications Co-ordinator, The Salvation Army UK and ROI
2003-2004: Head of Media, Evangelical Alliance UK
2002-2003 : Granada Media (London Television studios) : ITV Network dept – Producer, ‘Ultimate Questions’ (ITV1 debate programme Series 2)
2001-2002 : Head of Broadcast Home TV : local news-based station on a restricted service licence, Hertford and Ware
2000-2001: Granada Media (London Television studios) : ITV Network dept – Producer ‘Ultimate Questions’ (ITV1 debate programme Series 1)
1999-2000: Anglia Television: ITV Network dept – Producer ‘Sunday Morning’ (ITV1 magazine programme)
1998- 1999: Anglia Television : ITV Network dept - Associate Producer and Presenter ‘Morning Worship’ (ITV1)
1993- 1998 : BBC Look East (based Norwich covering the whole of the Eastern Counties) : Breakfast News Presenter, reporter and news producer. Documentary presenter and producer. Outside broadcast presenter
1991-1993: Channel Television (ITV for the Channel Islands) : Daily nightly news ‘anchor’, outside broadcaster presenter, reporter, news and series producer
1989-1991 : BBC Jersey : Local radio producer, reporter and radio/TV presenter
1987 – 1989 : Channel Television : Local television reporter and TV newsreader
1982 – 1987: Jersey Evening Post : Local newspaper reporter
Apart from my substantive work (above) I also worked on other short term contracts, regional and national television series and documentaries involving researching, producing, directing and script writing for a range of regional and national programmes – BBC and commercial. Over the years I also undertook freelance writing, and delivered training projects.
For more details including educational background please go to Cathy Le Feuvre Full Profile