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A journalist with more than 40 years experience who has worked for titles across the national media on a breadth of stories.
A well-connected media consultant who specialises in helping whistleblowers, crisis management and reputation protection.
Experienced journalist Mark Houldey and media consultant Jonathan Hartley are behind whistleblower.co.uk.
We offer a confidential service aimed at getting you the best possible coverage or deal in the media and/or setting up a legal strategy for clients.
The journalistic principle of 'protecting their sources' is at the core of our business.
Over the past twenty years whistleblower.co.uk has built up a network to help whistleblowers.
One of the first whistleblowing stories we worked on was the revelation that millions of television viewers were being conned in phone-in competitions.
We revealed how the Richard and Judy Show's 'You Say, We Pay' competition was ripping off viewers and th'en went on to expose other shows,nincluding GMTV, as it snowballed into a huge national scandal.
We were also responsible for whistleblowing stories surrounding the 'Cash for Honours' scandal as well as exposing secret CIA flights passing through the UK.
The finance world was rocked with exclusives on the Northern Rock, HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays Bank.
More recent revelations include stories about dodgy PPE contracts, the cover-up of deaths at an ambulance service and immoral behaviour by an MP that led to his resignation.
Our extensive contacts in the media and legal fields mean that they can assure clients of the best possible treatment for their media story and legal strategy going forward.
It is key to the principle of whistleblowing and whistleblower.co.uk that confidentiality is respected and that cases we decide to take up should be in the public interest and about righting wrongs or injustices.
Below are a list of issues typically exposed by whistleblowers which we would like to hear about:
A whistleblower contacted us to expose how an ambulance trust had lied to family members about how loved ones had died.
We were contacted to expose how PPE supplies were being destroyed in secret by prisoners.
A whistleblower asked us to alert Barclays Bank customers how details of their accounts had been put up for sale by fraudsters.