Giles Barrie, former editor Property Week, PPA business magazine of the year 2007 and 2009, media brand of the year 2012; PPA business editor of the year 2009, British Society of Magazine Editors Business Editor of the Year 2012.
“Peter Gillman is the best trainer for journalists in the business. At Property Week he helped us create several generations of award-winning journalists, many of whom went on to work on national newspapers. He is perceptive, incisive and constructive in all he does. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
Tom Broughton, Head of Content, UBM EMEA Built Environment; former editor, Building magazine; former editor, Insurance Times.
“Peter Gillman is an expert in his field. Over the years I have seen him help, nurture and develop dozens of journalists at different stages of their career. He is particularly gifted at helping starters understand the mindset of a news room and the basics of feature writing, but that is only one of his talents. He provides superb technical writing workshops, enjoyable interviewing training with his wife Leni, and expert help in writing for the web. I have no hesitation in recommending his work – he has been many editors’ best-kept secret. Recently he came to UBM to provide a workshop on the importance of content and the journalistic mindset. It was an inspiring session of exceptional quality and we have had wonderful feedback from my staff.”
Ellen Bennett, Editor Utility Week, Content Director (Utilities) Faversham House.
“I can’t recommend Peter’s training highly enough. He not only equips journalists with tools that will last a lifetime, he inspires them and provides a great reminder of why we enter journalism in the first place. Every reporter should be thoroughly grounded in the Gillman approach to news, feature writing and interviewing.”
Andy Cook, former editor Insurance Times; head of product development, Euromoney specialist finance team.
“Peter’s courses are superb, generating commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the editorial teams that he trained.”
Mark Leftly, former deputy political editor, Independent on Sunday; freelancer for Time Magazine, Guardian and Daily Telegraph. Trained by Peter 2001-07.
“Peter Gillman’s training sessions work in so many ways. He gets journalists to think carefully about structure and tighten up news lines. He helps them to spot the follow-up questions that produce the best stories. As a trainer, he encourages people to challenge his ideas, which enriches the educational process and assists them to understand their strengths and styles.
Most of all, Peter is inspirational. Virtually every journalist who was trained by him and went on to do well came out of his sessions wanting to break big stories. Too many journalists talk about getting ‘the line’. Those trained by Peter also want the detail and the whole story – and this keeps you interested, develops careers and wins awards.”
Andrea Carpenter, former head of research and deputy director, INREV.
“I trained with Peter as a journalist at the Builder Group. Ten years later I asked him to help improve the writing skills of a team of property researchers. I realised then how much Peter’s teachings on structure and technique had formed the backbone to my writing, and his new course showed that these were also relevant and useful for my colleagues in the corporate world. Peter is always well-prepared, with individual advice for trainees. He has an encouraging and accessible style which left my team keen to put his ideas into practice.”