Media Presenting

Lord Digby Jones is an accomplished and engaging media presenter, well known for his pithy analysis and his bold and forthright opinions.

Entertaining and insightful, Digby has a robust and unique individual style in presenting and participating in topical business related issues on television and radio.

He appears regularly on all the news channels.

Since moving on from his Government role in October 2008 he has continued his profile in the media and has presented a Channel 4 Dispatches on Unemployment; a series of features for ITN leading up to the Budget in April 2009, a personalised analysis of a business-fit London for BBC London and a short series entitled The Business Heroes for BBC Midlands. He is a regular contributor to the Sky News Money Panel and a member of the BBC Newsnight Politics Pen panel.

He has featured on a number of programmes including:

BBC Hardtalk; BBC Straight Talk; BBC Panorama and CNBC The Business Leaders. Digby is a regular contributor on a variety of popular news related programmes including the Sunday Papers Review for BBC Andrew Marr Show and Papers Review for BBC News Channel; BBC Working Lunch; BBC Newsnight; ITN News; Channel 4 News; Sky News; CNBC Strictly Money; and Radio 4's programmes Today, The Week in Westminster, PM and Radio 5 - Live's Wake up to Money.

Digby’s “off the cuff” approach is particularly suited to panel tv and radio programmes, such as BBC 1's Question Time and Radio 4's Any Questions? both of which he has participated in many times over the years. He has also joined the debate on the BBC Radio 4 and News Channel programme, The Bottom Line.

His natural talent for entertaining audiences extends beyond the boundaries of business and was captured superbly in his interview for BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs in 2006.

"From early, cautionary tales about the impact that democratised markets in eastern Europe would have on the motor industry in his beloved West Midlands, to his warnings that India and China would 'have your lunch and your dinner', he is a trend spotter to keep Governments and commentators on their toes." Alastair Stewart OBE, ITV News