Colin Kelly – Co Founder, Managing Director

Colin Kelly founded Comsteria Limited in 2012 after a successful career in journalism where he held senior positions in some of the country’s biggest newsrooms.

After graduating with a BA Journalism from Edinburgh Napier, Colin  joined the team at Scot FM before being appointed Deputy News Editor at Real Radio. Colin worked across news and music presentation and also hosted live panel discussions and produced documentaries before moving on to key roles at Clyde 1, BBC Radio Scotland and STV.

Colin has built a reputation as the provider of the UK’s most relevant media relations training and works with Managing Directors, CEOs, internal and external comms professionals, politicians and high profile individuals in sport and the arts on every aspect of their communications strategy. His courses are built around today’s media environment, with digital technology and social media at their core. Clients often involve Colin in messaging workshops and strategy sessions to support the in-house team or to gain the benefit of an outsider’s perspective.

While maintaining an excellent network of contacts, Colin is no longer active in journalism in order to afford clients complete confidentiality. He can provide coaching and advice, for example, ahead of a Fatal Accident Inquiry, stakeholder meeting or Scottish Parliament committee evidence session or simply help raise the profile of your organisation.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations since 2013, Colin also delivers social media training and consultancy, crisis management support, podcasting and writing workshops. With Gary Ennis, he is the co-author of the social media training book ‘Embrace The Space‘.