Former BBC presenter Andy Johnson has joined Spoken Word Communications as a senior associate partner in its UK office.

Manchester-based Johnson will work alongside former National Grid comms head, Clive Hawkins, and former BP manager Elodie Grant Goodey to provide media, crisis and presentation training services for the oil and gas, chemical and utility industries as part of Spoken Word’s global network.

Andy Johnson

Johnson has over 25 years’ journalism experience, starting in print before spending 17 years as a BBC presenter and reporter for network and regional television.

He presented live from the London 2012 Olympics, spent five years fronting the award-winning BBC1 current affairs programme, Inside Out.

He said: “I am pleased to partner with Spoken Word Communications. They have established a strong presence in the USA and Singapore and I am looking forward to working with Clive and Elodie to replicate this success in the UK.”

Founder of Spoken Word Communications, Dave Scallan, added: “I am delighted that Andy Johnson has joined Spoken Word Communications. He has extensive broadcast experience will complement the corporate experience that Clive and Elodie bring and will enhance our media, crisis and presentation training services.”