All our clients benefit from our strong video production, broadcast media and journalism experience. We deliver highly effective advice and consultancy on the best ways to deploy strategies focused on a wide range of communications media.
Managing Director Tony Charlesworth is a highly experienced Producer/Director in TV and video, as well as a scriptwriter, TV journalist, communications consultant, media trainer, and university teacher. He launched Tony Charlesworth Associates (TCA) in 2000.
He was formerly on the staffs of BBC Television, BBC Radio, Associated Press TV, WTN (a division of the American ABC TV network), Shandwick PR, and the Reuters News Agency.
At the BBC, Tony worked with leading presenters, correspondents and executives, including Jeremy Paxman, Joan Bakewell, John Simpson, Michael Buerk, Peter Snow, Tony Hall and Mark Thompson. Tony directed, produced and wrote packages and filmed reports over eight years for Newsnight, the Nine o 'clock News, the Six o 'clock News, Breakfast TV, Radio 4's Today programme, and Yesterday in Parliament.
Tony was awarded a Gold Medal at the New York Television Festival for media and communications work with P&O Cruises on the launch of the "Oriana" luxury liner.
Examples of the dozens of other projects, both large and small, that Tony and TCA have undertaken, include:- corporate video programmes for the London Business School; quarterly video news programmes for the worldwide employees of Smith & Nephew filmed in Europe, the United States, the Far East, Australia, and Africa; training videos for the Probation Service; conference-based communications assignments for the UK Health Protection Agency; video news and media training programmes for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; print and broadcast media relations work for Steinway Pianos; a National Curriculum schools documentary programme for the Chartered Institute of Taxation; and video production, media training and consultancy assignments throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe, for the Council of Europe and The World Health Organisation.
For eleven years, he was Senior Producer/Director for the business and corporate communications division of Associated Press Television in London, and was in the same role when the corporate communications division was previously under the ownership of the American ABC Television Network. After AP, he did a stint as Head of Production in London for the PR agency Shandwick International.
Tony Charlesworth started in the media at the Reuters headquarters in London which he joined as a Graduate Trainee Journalist from University College London, after taking a degree in English. A fluent French speaker, he was then posted to the Reuters bureau in Paris.
As well as running Tony Charlesworth Associates, Tony has delivered Media courses at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts, London.
At BBC Television and Radio, I worked alongside Tony on 'Newsnight' and the 'Today' programme over a period of eight years. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a very able and experienced Producer, Director and Journalist, with excellent people skills.
~ Trevor Barnes OFCOM Director of Broadcasting and Spectrum Law, and formerly BBC TV Senior Producer
Our Affiliate Partner Programme is designed to reward individuals or organisations who pass an enquiry or a project to us that results in a sale by TCA of video production or other communications services.
Sometimes it makes more practical and financial sense for an enquiry to be passed on to us and for a substantial introduction fee to be earned, rather than for an organisation to attempt to undertake the project itself when it may not possess the required expertise.
We handle each such approach on its merits and treat each Affiliate Partner uniquely.
Please contact us to discuss projects that may arise where partnering is the most efficient, most cost-effective solution for everybody.