What just a few of our clients, contacts and employers have had to say about working with BlackRook Media’s team of consultants…

I worked with Alan and the BlackRook team on a challenging project that involved expert insight but also tactful handling of some of the parties involved. Alan delivered superbly on all counts. I look forward to working with him again. Ian McCulloch, Xsequor Partners LLP (former Commercial Director of ITV PLC)

Gavin Hill is an enthusiastic producer who brings a wealth of broadcast experience to bear in the business communications area. Multi-talented and full of ideas, he has an ability to translate obscure topics into engaging communications and strives to add the most value to productions. His pleasant good humor and client skills are a great addition to any team.Eamon Conway, Creative Director, BrightTALK.com

Alan is an exceptional business consultant with vast knowledge & multimedia experience.
His entrepreneurial skill is an added value that positions him well in proffering quality advise that helps in making timely decisions. Launching our revolutionary RefPredictor on web and mobile, he was able to see through our vision, interrogate our product & advised us choosing the right business model that made an impact in our market. Today, we are proud to tell our story. Dare Lawson Entrepreneur and Content Developer – Nigeria

I have hired Gavin Hill on a regular basis over the last fifteen years for television projects around the world. The results have always exceeded my best expectations. He is a tireless, creative and highly knowledgeable field producer/director who can be counted on to come through no matter what the circumstances and what part of the world the project is being filmed in.Richard Wortman, Producer U.S. State Department

From my time working with him in TV News I know Alan to be a first rate journalist, always mindful of his target audience and the stories and news items that would interest them. When working with him as a PR provider of stories I have always found Alan true to his journalistic principals but always helpful in suggesting how a story might work better for a particular news audience. Julian Fisher Director of Media Output at markettiers4dc

We worked with Gavin during 2007 in connection with a 5 part mini-series on Blenheim Palace which aired on ITV Central during August that year. Gavin was the Series Producer/Director for ITV and we enjoyed working with him and we were very pleased with the final product. Gavin was very attentive to our needs in striking the right balance throughout the filming schedule and he did a great job in keeping everyone happy and in ensuring that everyone stayed ‘on board.John Hoy, Chief Executive, Blenheim Palace

I’ve worked with Alan across two of ITV’s flagship shows, This Morning and Daybreak. On each occasion Alan has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which has quickly allowed him to gain the respect of colleagues and staff. This is no easy task on two fast moving shows. On This Morning, Alan’s guidance was invaluable and I consider his support as a key factor to my own development as a team leader within a major broadcasting and production company.Tony Martin Senior Producer, ITV

I’ve been a journalist for the BBC, ITV and now France 24 in Paris. Over my 11 years of experience I always refer to Alan Rook as the best manager I’ve ever had and think back to him as a reference to what is good leadership. He always had a clear vision and was decisive and fair. He was also very approachable and respected.Eve Jackson, Culture Editor, France 24

Alan Rook is a leader who inspires others and encourages excellence among his colleagues. He is passionate, driven and generous with his time – always keen to bring out the best in others and encouraging them to succeed. He has helped many journalists improve their skill set and advance their careers.Mike Dolan, Programme Editor, ITV

Some of our awards

BlackRook Media

2014 - International Black Entertainment, Fashion, Film and Television Awards - (with Arise News) Best News Programme (Arise News), Best TV Personality (Juliette Foster - This Day Live), Best News Channel (Arise News)

2013 - 'Pick Hit' Award winners with deluxe mediacloud at the NAB broadcast technology convention in Las Vegas

Alan Rook

2009 - Royal Television Society (Midlands Centre) - Best Regional Programme – Central Tonight for ITV

2009 - Royal Television Society (Midlands Centre) - Best News Programme – Central Tonight for ITV

2003 - Shepherd Neame Television Documentary Craft Award: "Is Anybody There?" - Focus for ITV

2002 - Royal Television Society (National) - Campaign of the Year: "Save Yourself a Fortune" - Meridian Tonight for ITV

2000 - British Telecom South East Media Documentary Award: "Back Where They Belong" - Focus for ITV

1999 - The IFJ Documentary Award - awarded by the European Union: "Fascist Fears" - Meridian Tonight for ITV


Alan Rook provided world class leadership during the pre-launch project phase of the Arise network, which is a global TV and mutimedia service focusing on parts of the world which do not receive the attentions of traditional media. Alan's media experience and his excellent communications skills allowed him to create and manage a team which laid the foundations for the network's successful launch. He was able to take the original vision of the service, add to it and turn it into a practical media product. He was involved in the selection of the senior management team, whom he trained and guided. He co-ordinated inputs from Arise offices in Africa, Asia and the USA. His contribution was pivotal in the development of the network.

Rob Beynon CEO, DMA Media

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