Sportsbeat is one of the UK's leading press agencies with a reputation for high-quality journalism provided to over 200 newspapers and more than 150 websites from newsrooms in London and Manchester.
Our back bench news desk team produces text, video and camera ready pages for print and online clients and are supported by a network of correspondents and stringers across the UK and around the world.
James Toney has responsibility for managing editorial consultancy projects, the agency's coverage the London 2012 Olympics and our training department, ranked the UK's top NCTJ journalism school. Highly commended for his journalism by Sport England and UK Press Gazette and a regular contributor to Sky News.
David Parsons has editorial responsibility for all Sportsbeat's news output - in print, online and video. He manages all our editors and reporters and is the primary contact for all editorial clients.
James Parsons trained as a journalist before moving into a career in advertising. He has worked extensively in the regional press, consumer and business publishing and headed the commercial department at the journalism industry 'bible' Press Gazette before joining picture agency Newscast as managing director.
Richard Parsons has nearly 40 years experience in journalism, working in the regional press and Fleet Street and rising to become an editor-in-chief. He is responsible for the delivery of all our media training, from workshops for Premier League footballers to our full-time NCTJ journalism centres.