|Full name||Graham Bardgett|
Journalist, Writer & Broadcaster, Defence, Maritime, Security & Politics.
|Editorial work||News writing, Features writing, Editing, Radio|
|Last updated||09-08-2017 05:29|
Author and journalist Graham Bardgett is a Northumbrian by birth and has a background in national newspapers and the BBC. Reporting defence, security, and politics as well as eight years in UK Government as a press officer to Britain's Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as Deputy Public Relations Officer to the Second Sea Lord, he began his career as a sub-editor at BBC Radio News, Broadcasting House, London, 1974-1975, writing news bulletins on the GNS and Radios 1 & 2 summaries desks.
Reporting the Ulster Troubles he had five years on BBC Northern Ireland's newsdesk and Good Morning Ulster, contributing to BBC World Service and to a US radio station in Boston. He was the Daily Mail's Staff Ireland reporter, 1986-1990, and had correspondent roles with the Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, FT, and Sunday Times, and was a staff reporter on the Belfast Telegraph for nine years, initially as Deputy Editor of the East Antrim Times. Among key figures he interviewed were British industrialist and Racehorse owner Lord Weinstock; Prime Minister Lady Thatcher; Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham; Australian Governor General, Judge and chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks Sir Ninian Stephen; Sir Hugh Orde, Chief Constable of the Police in Northern Ireland, as well as Sir John Hermon one of his predecessors.
As a British Government press officer from 1996 to 2004 Graham Bardgett held appointments at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Lord Chancellor's Department, was head of a military TV news unit at HQ Northern Ireland, and was Public Information Officer to the General in Command of Scotland. His last posting was at Commander in Chief FLEET HQ, 2002-2004.
In the past 10 years he has reported for the Daily Mirror and was correspondent for the Dublin and London editions of the Daily Mail and Sunday Express, and has also had four years with international accountancy and consultants PwC. From Newcastle upon Tyne he had an initial career in UK power engineering R&D and Corporate Communications with the Sir Charles Algernon Parsons turbine generator group prior to takeovers by Rolls-Royce and Siemens.