Sara Coburn is a freelance broadcaster who works with the BBC on a variety of business programmes including BBC’s World’s World Business Report. She is an experienced conference facilitator and has worked with many British and international companies across a range of different sectors.
"I am writing to thank you for your invaluable contribution to the Annual Public Meeting. The manner in which you chaired the question and answer session added focus and energy to the discussion and helped to make it an informative and dynamic experience for our delegates. Many thanks for your time and expertise"
London Development Agency
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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 Coburn 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, and has also worked extensively with the tobacco group, Gallaher. In engineering with IMI and in the technology sector, with Hewlett Packard and the softwear company, Amdocs.
"Many, many thanks for what you did for us. I am always deeply impressed by someone who throws themselves fully into the job in hand, which you did spectacularly. Your energy and enthusiasm certainly rubbed off on people. Thanks for making it a truly memorable and special day"
"Thank you for your wonderful work on the recent Argos conference… as ever it was a joy to work with you… Yet again everything went entirely smoothly in your capable hands and despite the limited rehearsal time all the interviews appeared perfectly polished. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future"
"My sincere thanks to you for chairing the panel session yesterday evening. The audience feedback has been excellent, thanks in no small part to your contribution as presenter and your interaction with the other members of the panel during Question Time. Your thoughtful controlling of the proceedings was much appreciated. Thank you for providing such a first-class launch to our inaugural event"
The Chartered Institute of Taxation