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Michael Cole got his training for dealing with the media by working inside the industry for many years.
His early days in print journalism gave way eventually to broadcasting. As a television journalist he was best known as the BBC’s royal correspondent but he also covered six general elections, worked in 65 countries and reported from Beirut, Washington, the United Nations and southern Africa.
Later he gained his highest profile at Harrods, where he was the public affairs director from 1988 to 1998, and had a seat on the main board and on the boards of six subsidiary companies. It was the Harrods job that established him in the public mind, and he became adept at announcing even unpalatable facts with confidence and dignity.
After leaving Harrods Cole had his own talk show on the cable channel Living.
Today he runs his own media consultancy and is a non–executive director of six companies, including Lehmann Communications, an international public relations group. In addition, he has two associate directorships and is a consultant to a television production company, a financial consultancy and the British Heart Foundation.