Work With Us

At weathertrending we don’t just give you the forecast and climate expertise. We offer a wide range of professional services to help you enhance your media, training and wider corporate needs.

Our unique and most exciting offering helps weather-affected brands craft and create bespoke content that speaks directly to customers and helps them make informed purchasing decisions. We’re thrilled to be working with some huge household names in the retail and leisure sectors.

Read on to hear more about some of the work we’ve been doing:

Weather and Presenter Training

John and Sara have been there and done it – to audiences of millions! With more than 40 years of combined experience, and over a hundred thousand broadcasts under their belts, John and Sara’s wealth of expertise in TV and radio broadcasting gives them the background to offer the gold standard in presenter training. With their engaging and warm styles in both live and recorded situations and history in weather, news, current affairs and entertainment presenting if you want to perform the best, then look no further.

After just a few weeks, it was evident I was making progress which helped build my confidence.

 

“Sara provided me with the self-assurance I needed to become a broadcast meteorologist and helped me develop my presenting style. Together we would critique my work, set goals, and after just a few weeks, it was evident I was making progress which helped build my confidence”

Chris Page – Met Office Meteorologist and ITV weather presenter.

  

“Until 18 months ago my presenting skills had been completely self-taught, and although adequate I had picked up some bad habits and common traits. Since working with Sara she has observed my style and picked out areas of improvement. Without changing my personality or character, she has helped me develop ways of expressing my voice, my hands and face to engage the audience, and draw people in to my broadcasts. All in all it has been an invaluable experience and has made me appreciate  just how challenging it is to broadcast the  weather and create engaging content”

Charles Powell – Met Office Forecaster and  Presenter    

 

 

“I think there are applications in this training material that go above and beyond the world of meteorology: for example, in delivering any kind of public speaking engagements, either in a professional environment, or in a more informal environment, such as building confidence as an after-dinner speaker”

Paul Knightley, Group Lead: Forecasting, Meteogroup

 

Corporate Training

Their personable ability to communicate complex science in a digestible way is proving to be highly attractive to academia too. John and Sara provide training modules in the effective communication of science to the public.

John was fantastic! Witty, sharp and personable, he had a great knack of being able to put our participants at ease.

 

“You started with gentle, short exercises, building skills throughout the day until everyone was able to give a confident two-minute presentation of their science to a non-scientific audience. As an observer, I definitely noticed a vast improvement in their presentation skills at the end of the day”   

Janet Fillingham (Training and Communication Manager at NCEO)

 

 

 

“John was fantastic! Witty, sharp and personable, he had a great knack of being able to put our participants at ease, whilst at the same time sufficiently challenging them. His training gave our participants the confidence to push themselves beyond their comfort zones”

Andrew Henderson, Visitor Experience, National Trust

 

 

After Dinner Speaking and Event Hosting

It’s not just the weather that we talk about. Sara and John are at ease with any audience on almost any subject! Their engaging, relaxed and versatile style makes them sought-after hosts for charity and after-dinner events.

Sara shows both a huge amount of empathy to the work our charity does as well as ensuring everybody goes home having had a fantastic time.

                         

“John was a fantastic chair, seamlessly handling challenges on the day whilst continuing to engage the audience. The success of the panel session was due to John’s effective handling of questions from the audience, resulting in thorough answers from the panel to a diverse range of questions whilst keeping  to time”

Eleanor Webster, Climate Scientist Royal Horticultural Society  

 

“Thank you for your presentation on weather forecasting to the  Board and top executives in INEOS.  Your enthusiasm for the subject certainly came through.  It was pitched at the right level for a technically based audience, who are not experts in the topic. The Feedback from my colleagues was very positive – they enjoyed the topic and learned a lot”

Jim Dawson, Director, INEOS

 

 

“We have been delighted to have Sara co-host our Keeping Abreast ‘More than Just Fashion Shows’ for the last two years. Sara shows both a huge
amount of empathy to the work our charity does as well as ensuring everybody goes home having had a fantastic time”

Tracey Allan, Development Officer, Keeping Abreast

 

 

 

 

 

Weather and Climate Expert Commentary

The weather is so often at the top of the news agenda, particularly during extreme events – both in the UK and worldwide. At these times, weathertrending provides expert commentary on TV, radio and for newspapers – relaying the latest forecast as well as insight into the science behind the elements.

 

I think your project to communicate these issues in a more appealing way is exactly what is needed.

 

” In 2016 The Met Office launched a new ground-breaking weather app, the first of its kind to include daily video forecasts, with Sara fronting many of the broadcasts. Bespoke forecasts for events such as Wimbledon, The Open and The Rio Paralympics produced and presented by Sara were also a key part of the Met Office offering.”

Met Office App Launch

 

 

Watch the video here

 

 

“Your insight and perspectives were very interesting. I think your project communicate  these issues in a more appealing way is exactly what is needed”

 Russel Kirby, FM Global Insurance and Risk Management  

 

 

 

Career Talks

An area that weathertrending is very excited to be engaged with is career inspiration to the next generation. John and Sara regularly attend schools and career conventions – relating their journey into the weather profession and giving top tips on how to achieve that dream.

Just a quick note to thank you for the inspiring and motivational talk you gave at Saturday’s Skills Show.

 

“Just a quick note to thank you for the inspiring and motivational talk you gave to parents and young people at Saturday’s Skills Show. I loved hearing about your different pathways into your careers and it was the perfect talk to close the event with such a powerful message about how to achieve what you want to in life.”

Jackie Campbell, Bucks Local Enterprise Partnership

 

John and Sara are also available for expert commentary on the TV and Radio. If you would like to work with us please contact:  workwithus@weathertrending.com