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Sara Coburn

Journalist & International Business Specialist
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    Sara began her broadcasting career in 1985 as a researcher on Radio 4’s “The World at one” and the “PM” programme. She left the BBC two years later to become part of the launch team of the UK’s first daily business television programme – Channel 4’s “Business daily.”

    In 1989, Sara returned to the BBC as a reporter and then presenter of BBC1’s “Business Breakfast” programme, where she interviewed chief executives, economists, and politicians on a wide range of issues affecting the business community. She is now a freelance broadcaster and continues to work with the BBC on a variety of other business programmes, including BBC’s World’s “World Business Report.”

    Sara also works as a conference facilitator with many British and international companies across a range of different sectors, chairing their in-house meetings and bringing an independent voice to their debates.  Her work often includes chairing Question and Answer sessions and challenging the management team on the issues that matter to the audience.

    She has worked with groups from the financial sector, including; Prudential, HBOS, KPMG, and Ernst & Young. In the consumer products sector, she spent six weeks conducting workshops with the Swiss giant, Nestle. She has also recently worked with Orange Business Services, DSM, and Janssen.

    In engineering, Sara has worked with IMI, and in the technology sector, with Hewlett Packard and the software company, Amdocs.

    Sara began her broadcasting career in 1985 as a researcher on Radio 4’s “The World at one” and the “PM” programme. She left the BBC two years later to become part of the launch team of the UK’s first daily business television programme – Channel 4’s “Business daily.”

    In 1989, Sara returned to the BBC as a reporter and then presenter of BBC1’s “Business Breakfast” programme, where she interviewed chief executives, economists, and politicians on a wide range of issues affecting the business community. She is now a freelance broadcaster and continues to work with the BBC on a variety of other business programmes, including BBC’s World’s “World Business Report.”

    Sara also works as a conference facilitator with many British and international companies across a range of different sectors, chairing their in-house meetings and bringing an independent voice to their debates.  Her work often includes chairing Question and Answer sessions and challenging the management team on the issues that matter to the audience.

    She has worked with groups from the financial sector, including; Prudential, HBOS, KPMG, and Ernst & Young. In the consumer products sector, she spent six weeks conducting workshops with the Swiss giant, Nestle. She has also recently worked with Orange Business Services, DSM, and Janssen.

    In engineering, Sara has worked with IMI, and in the technology sector, with Hewlett Packard and the software company, Amdocs.

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