Vicky is an experienced high energy, inspirational speaker well versed in presenting at conferences and executive briefings, giving delegates an opportunity to pause, reflect, reframe & invest in themselves.
Specialising in mental health and emotional wellbeing, as qualified psychotherapist, coach and trainer, Vicky works within businesses, sport sector, charities and with young people to support them to demistfy this complex arena, growing their ability to be the best version of themselves.
She has over 23 years experience of public, private and company sectors regularly working with Chief Executives and Senior Managers, SMEs and Schools, including working with elite athletes in their transition from sport into their post sport working lives.
Engaging, vibrant and passionate in her delivery listening to Vicky will engage and inspire you
Instantly recognised as Doctor Dance and a former professional dancer Dr Peter Lovatt is a British Psychologist famous for his work on dance, and for helping people find their joy. An outstanding, witty and compelling speaker, he runs the Dance Psychology Lab, appears regularly on TV and is the master of on-stage edutainment educational entertainment.,
Beauty, diversity and self-esteem speaker Ateh Jewel is a multi award winning beauty journalist, blogger, director and producer who has been in the beauty industry for 16 years. She recently launched a multi award- winning beauty Vlog www.jeweltonesbeauty.com for women with darker skin tones and textured hair. She is also a film producer and her latest short film www.thesecretworldoffoley.com has had over 100 million and it was a vimeo short of the week. Ateh covers a wide variety of subjects from diversity in beauty, social media and self-esteem and identity. She lives in London with her husband and five year old twin daughters., , ,
Hannah is a double Olympic medallist, with the record breaking Great Britain Womens hockey team, culminating in winning Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has a doctorate in Exercise Physiology and has built a successful nutrition business. , , ,
Emmy Winning Writer and Producer of The Simpsons, Joel Cohen is a truly terrific speaker with an incredibly exciting insight into what it takes to stay creative and innovative for 28 straight years. He also shares what lessons can be drawn from the process and group dynamics of a hit TV show.,
Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist specialising in grief, who has spent the last twenty-five years working with bereaved families. She has worked both in private practice and in the NHS at St Marys Hospital Paddington for 23 years where she pioneered the role of maternity and paediatric psychotherapist.
In 1994 she worked to help launch and establish Child Bereavement UK (founded as the Child Bereavement Trust), and as Founder Patron, continues to play a very active role in the charity. Julia has worked on different advisory committees on bereavement, been an Honorary Fellow at Imperial College and taught counselling at Metanoia Institute for 9 years. Julia was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Years Honours list for services to bereaved children. Julias first book: Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving, was published in 2017. Julia is a talented and highly respected speaker.
Speaker, event host and awards presenter Alan Coxon is a Multi award winning Chef, TV Presenter, Author, Food Archaeologist, International Judge, Culinary Innovator, Food and Travel Writer, Host and Speaker.
Maxine Mawhinney brings an incredible 40 years of world class journalism and broadcasting experience. She is an extremely skilled interviewer making her an excellent moderator across a myriad of topics. She has that rare combination of warmth, knowledge, authority and experience which is the key to an excellent host to make your conference successful. She is also an extremely sought after keynote speaker on a wide range of topics from talks reflecting her 20 years as a top BBC journalist and News Anchor covering global events, to inspirational and empowering speeches suitable for a wide range of audiences. ,
In February 2012, having gone to bed the previous night completely able bodied, Lauren woke one morning paralysed from the waist down. She was later diagnosed with the rare neurological disease Transverse Myelitis. Lauren has gone on to win Gold in the Rio 2016 Paralympics to becoming a ambassador for the UK Sport campaign #discoveryourgold.
Lifestyle and well-being blogger Stephanie Lewis is also a brand ambassador, speaker, media contributor and much sought after influencer. Her speeches are full of advice and tips about how to blog, how to build content and content strategy and how to build up your online presence safely and profitably. ,
Jon has been an integral part of the success of the Great Britain Cycling Team at the Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His speeches which cover tips of performance coaching are peppered with fascinating and informative anecdotes.
The former controller of BBC1 Daytime and is a facinating speaker. She has worked at a senior level within the BBC, ITV and SBS Australia, and now runs a London-based television production company. As Controller of BBC Daytime which saw her build its position as market leader in a highly competitive environment and successfully launched many award-winning and world-class formats. These include: MasterChef, Saturday Kitchen, Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two, and Bargain Hunt. As Controller of BBC Childrens she was responsible for many well known series such as Horrible Histories to Sarah Jane Adventures and In the Midnight Garden. She was then headhunted to become the first ITV Director of Factual & Daytime. She was responsible for revitalizing the channels performance and reputation and remains the only individual to hold such a title at ITV. Alison launched numerous successful programmes, including BAFTA award-winning Long Lost Family and Paul OGradys For the Love of Dogs. In addition, she commissioned several long running daytime series, such as The Chase and Tipping Point. Alison has a particular interest in womens leadership, she mentored many of her own staff as well as coaching many emerging leaders, and is able to bring her own experiences and wisdom to help develop, and improve personal skills and management style. Motivational leadership sits at the heart of her success: providing a clear vision, and promoting a collaborative and positive working environment.
Instantly recognisable as one of the UKs best known psychologists Kerry Daynes appears regularly on TV and is a regular contributor to the press. An impressive speaker, Kerry shares her experiences of working in both forensic psychology and mental health through a series of speeches which include Is There A Psycho in Your Life? Supreme Self-Esteem: How to Be Flawsome and Serial Killers, Stalkers & the Single Girl
International tennis coach and author David Sammel is Head Tennis Coach at TeamBath-MCTA . His book Locker Room Power (LRP) is a #1 Bestseller and he is a widely respected consultant across professional sports for building winning environments. David is also highly regarded as a expert on mental strength and toughness with a wealth of knowledge on the mental demands required across all sports., ,
Charlie Stayt is the presenter of BBC Breakfast on BBC ONE where he broadcasts live to an audience of over 7 million people every day. During his time on the famous red sofa he has handled major breaking news stories and interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers to business leaders, Hollywood actors to sports personalities and music stars to inspirational charity fundraisers.
A new young, female voice in wine consulting Amelia is one of the lead TV presenters of ITVs The Wine Show and is an educator who also runs a range of authentic, fun, helpful and ultimately accessible wine tastings. Amelia has made it her aim to demystify the snobbery around wine and empower people when it comes to making wine decisions either in a supermarket aisle or when the wine list is handed to you on a first date. Wine can be extremely serious and intellectual but she is adamant it is meant to be fun. Quietly confident and yet elegantly understated, Amelia is a top class speaker and is part of a new generation of women in food & drink making wine fun and accessible.
22 year old Catrin Pugh was a normal young girl with her dreams and life in front of her, until in an instant everything changed forever. In 2013 she sustained horrific burn injuries but has beaten all the odds to not to only astonish medical staff, her family and her friends with her resilience but to deliver some of the most inspirational speeches you will ever hear.
Wendy is an experienced author and novelist with more than thirty books already published, She has had numerous works transferred to radio and television and would make a great speaker at your event, sharing her remarkable stories
An outstanding and powerful speaker Nicky is the Member of Parliament for Loughborough and served at the heart of Government as a Whip, Treasury Minister, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. She is a regular guest on news programmes including Question Time, Marr, Daily Politics, Any Questions, Radio 4 and Radio 5 live.
TV Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Angela Scanlon is also a first class event host and conference facilitator who brings a genuine interest and warmth to everything that she does. Renowned for her in depth TV and radio interviews her intelligence, humour, quick-thinking and journalistic background means she quickly disarms interviewees allowing her to get the best out of the subject.
Phil Spencer is a presenter, author, businessman, property investor, speaker and awards host. As co-presenter of the long-running Channel 4 series Location Location Location he has become one of the best-known faces on British television and is widely credited as being an expert in all things property related. Over the last 16 years he has hosted numerous other TV series including Phil Spencer Secret Agency.
A great choice for a Q & A session Jade Jones MBE is a double Olympic Gold medallist after winning in the Rio Olympics 2016 for the second time. At London 2012 Olympic games Jade was Team GBs youngest Olympic Gold medallist and is Britains first and sole Olympic taekwondo champion.
Ewan is a wine writer and drinks expert. Deeply passionate about finding the story behind the wine and explaining this in a way thats easy to understand; Ewan is also a dynamic after dinner speaker and an accomplished awards ceremony host.
Top class event host and presenter Stephen Cole has anchored international television news for almost three decades. He has anchored 24-hour news around the world for 25 years, launched 4 International News Channels and covered 12 wars. He has just returned to London after 4 years in the Gulf. He has interviewed some of the worlds greatest and his interviewing techniques are second to none.
Born in 1951, Sir Bob Geldof is one of Irelands most successful exports and is known throughout the world for his many talents and passions. Starting his career as a successful musician, actor and songwriter, he has gone on to both inspire a generation and make prolific social changes as a philanthropist and political activist. An inspiring and influential public speaker, he speaks on a range of topics and uses his vast personal experiences to both provoke and motivate his audience.
Antiques, art and classic car expert David Harper is a well known BBC TV personality who has been presenting programmes on the BBC for over ten years. In much demand across the UK and overseas for his excellent after dinner speeches David also frequently invited to host events, be the charity auctioneer, speak at lunch talks, offer antique valuation events and attend store openings etc.
Group HR Director of Penguin Random House Neil Morrison is a highly respected and much in demand speaker who has accumulated his fascinating knowledge from not only overseeing the merger of two major publishing houses but from his previous work which includes five years as HR director at Random House, which he joined in 2008 after stints at Rentokil and Argos.
Former Police Officer Chris Horrocks served for 17 years in Greater Manchester Police working on high profile major incident and murder investigations and, is now an expert in Emergency Response in the Oil and Gas industry and Emergency Services. A fascinating speaker, an invaluable media commentator and event presenter, Chris shares his wealth of experience as a speaker on Policing, Major Incidents and Emergency Response processes. He is also an impressive event host with clients such as Aston Martin and Rolls Royce.
Outstanding speaker Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one the most well-known and respected Psychologists working in the UK today. She was recently included in the Top 20 therapists in London by the Evening Standard newspaper and was awarded the Madame Figaro Women of the Year Award in 2008 in the field of academia.
After dropping out of college aged 16 and making his first million as the Founder of one of the largest independent clothing brands in the UK, this young moguls brand now boasts a host of celebrity fans - including Miley Cyrus, Jessie J and David Cameron
Best selling comedy writer, TV producer and speaker Judith originated the BBC series and stage shows Grumpy Old Women which sold worldwide, and her speciality is sharing her entertaining turn on the ageing process
Andrew Dickens is a presenter, an event facilitator, awards host, actor & a demonstration chef. He appears regularly on television and in many audio dramas, and has presented/hosted some of the most prestigious live events in the UK and abroad.
He has facilitated, hosted and presented for some of the most recognised people, companies, brands & live events in the UK and internationally. These include such as the BBCs Top Gear Live Arena Shows, Jamie Olivers Big Feastival, Carfest for Children In Need, Taste of London, Dublin, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Street Feast Abu Dhabi, The Cake & Bake Shows.
Andrews approach to any job is always the same. In his own words; If I have a skill it is to recognise that its not about me, its about the person, company, brand or event. My job is to serve them professionally and to ensure they are represented in the best possible way.
Lynne is a highly experienced social media consultant who has developed and implemented award winning online content for many blue chip organisations. She is a digital and social media lecturer and mentor, a successful food blogger and a digital awards judge
Breast Cancer Survivor Karen Hockney has over 25 years of experience as a journalist writing for UK national newspapers and magazines on news, features, entertainment, health, travel, documentaries, film and music.
Chef and TRS Brand Ambassador Anjula Devi is the UKs most exciting Indian chef. A winner of a prestigious BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award, her enthusiasm for cooking and her knowledge of spices is catching. You can actually taste the food just from hearing her talk about it. Anjulas father taught her how to cook at the age of 10 and she loves making authentic Indian dishes which are healthy and full of flavour. She is also a great speaker who shares her amazing back story which includes some truly incredible highs and lows.
BBC Business Editor Simon Jack is also an event presenter, speaker and moderator. Simons current BBC role sees him deliver the most import business stories to BBC audiences across TV, radio and digital platforms. He is also the current Business and Economics Correspondent on Radio 4s flagship Today programme. Simon is utterly charming, insightful and informed.
Tim Wonnacott is an auctioneer, antiques expert, and television presenter.
Tims career at Sothebys spanned some 25 years, firstly in the furniture department in London and later embraced most of the decorative arts, including clocks, barometers, 19th century sculpture and works of art, ceramics and silver. He has conducted auction sales throughout the United Kingdom, North America and such far flung places as India! Tim concluded his 25 years at Sothebys in 2003, having worked as Chairman of Sothebys saleroom at Olympia in London.
Kevin Gaskell is an energetic and passionate leader with a proven record of managing growth, driving successful turnarounds and delivering substantial improvements in companys already considered to be market leaders. Kevin headed UK operations for Porche and BMW and in the space of five years he bought Porche back from the brink of bankruptcy to the UKs most profitable car company and BMW, record growth during which sales improved by 40% and profitability increased by 250%.
The incredibly inspiring and motivating Victoria Milligan is walking proof that whatever the obstacle, you can overcome them and come out of it as a resilient, positive and healthy individual. Her speeches are both moving and uplifting for all types of audiences.
Former Emmerdale actress and eating disorder expert Gemma Oaten is a bubbly, fun and inspirational speaker. Having conquered anorexia from which she suffered for many years Gemma also has personal expertise in mental health issues and bullying.
Paralympian swimmer, Marc Woods is a prolific medal winner for Great Britain and World Record holder. Commentator, presenter, author and host, Marc is an inspirational speaker sharing personal developments advice in his electrifying style.
Alex Payne is a television presenter and event host, most regularly seen as the lead anchor on Sky Sports Rugby Union coverage. He has also fronted live poker, tennis and on Sky Sports News while away from the make up and cameras Alex has hosted numerous live events for the likes of Société Générale, HSBC, QBE, Heineken, Help for Heroes and the NSPCC.,
Motivational speaker, Simon Wheatcroft has achieved the impossible. With the help of technology and an unshakeable determination, Simon became the first blind person to train solo outdoors and complete ultra-marathons, distances of over 50, often 100 miles and created the technology for a solo desert ultra. Simon continues to redefine what is possible and inspires audiences with his inspirational can-do attitude.
Hilary is one of the most familiar faces on BBC TVs long-running Antiques Roadshow having joined the programme in 1979. Hilary is also an independent consultant, broadcaster, lecturer speech and writer on the subjects of antiques and collectables
Joy is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, TV & Radio Presenter and avid health and lifestyle blogger with close to nine thousand followers on twitter, Joys profile on social media is growing daily, with her last Facebook video getting over 10 thousand views.
Entrepreneur Caroline Kenyon, Director and founder of The Food Awards Company, Britains leading specialists in food awards, runs her world-class international business from a converted potting shed in north Lincolnshire. A powerful and motivating speaker Caroline shares her experiences with audiences around the UK.
Henry Blofelds rich and plummy voice is as synonymous with the English summer as the smokey scent of sausages sizzling on a BBQ. Blowers as he is known to many, has been a regular member of TMS since 1972
Henry can boast some of the finest stories from cricket on and off the pitch, as well as inimitable anecdotes from the world of journalism and through-the-keyhole tales of the glitz and glamour of celebrity life. He has the capacity to amuse and fascinate crowds of all shapes and sizes.
Leading entrepreneur and property developer Stuart Garner says he really is living the dream something he thought there was little chance of doing when he started out as an apprentice game keeper.
Founder of a number of very successful companies Stuart is now CEO and owner of Norton Motorcycles, the famous British motorcycle brand. He is singlehandedly responsible for reclaiming and reviving the revered Norton name. An outstanding speaker, whose back story is truly riveting, Stuart shares his sterling business acumen and infectious passion for Norton with all his audiences.,
Great British Bake Off 2014 winner Nancy is a force of nature who not only grows her own fruit and veg but rears her own poultry and grows her own Christmas trees! She is a regular face on the after dinner speaking circuit, as well as an extremely popular host and demonstrator at large food shows where audiences love her practical no-nonsense approach to cooking and recipes that really work!
One of the best-known and most respected sports broadcasters in the country, Vassos is an integral part of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 and a regular on Radio 5Live and BBC TV. He is also a popular after dinner speaker and super at Q & As.
Dancer, choreographer, presenter and entertainer, Brendan Cole is one of the longest standing members of the Strictly Come Dancing family. He hosts his own annual, nationwide theatre tour and will soon be appearing in a primetime ITV1 series. An impeccable awards host and after dinner speaker as well as a popular choice for personal appearances.
One of the UKs most respected and versatile sports broadcasters and long standing anchor of Sky Sports News Kirsty Gallacher has covered many of the major sporting events of the past few years including the Ryder, Wimbledon and The Masters. A hugely popular face on the speakers circuit who is passionate about all things sporting.
Best known for her role in Channel 4s primetime, BAFTA-winning medical series Embarrassing Bodies and Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic, Dr Pixie McKenna is the UKs leading female media medic.
A highly engaging public speaker and frequent event host, Egyptologist and cultural historian, John J Johnston has written and lectured extensively on the ancient world and its continuing influence upon modern culture.
British comic actress and writer Sally Phillips is is instantly recognisable as one of the four female writers and performers behind Channel 4fs award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack the Pony, her talent, and razor-sharp wit make Sally perfect for a range of corporate events.
The Great British Bake Offs very own Sue Perkins. Writer, presenter, broadcaster and entertaining speaker, Sue has been a firm favourite on British television for over 15 years entertaining the nation with her unique brand of wit an humour.
ITVs very own Bradley Walsh has had one of the most diverse careers in showbiz spanning across a wide range of mediums and genres, allowing him to become a well-respected and familiar figure within the entertainment industry. Bradley is in high demand as a speaker and host, Bradleys humour and stage presence is second to none leaving all his audiences with a smile on their face.
Europes most experienced futurologist, Ray Hammond has a proven track record for forecasting accuracy. For 35 years he has been studying the major trends that will shape the future and is now living in the period that he first described three decades ago. Providing keynotes, pre-dinner speeches, workshops and seminars for the worlds major corporations, for governments and for non-profit organizations, Ray is without a doubt an exceptional speaker receiving the utmost praise from all of his events.
One of the UKs best known breakfast TV presenters Lorraine Kelly is also a top notch awards host and event facilitator. Warm, funny, down to earth and chatty, Lorraine always receives impeccable feedback from her events making her a popular choice to host any event.
Sarah is an inspirational and passionate broadcaster, journalist, public speaker and teacher. She speaks and writes on a variety of subjects including gardening, flower arranging and cooking. Sarah also delivers an in depth and personal account of the life, history and the gardens at Sissinghurst.
An experienced and accomplished journalist, Jeremy Skidmore is a skilled moderator and conference host who receives excellent reviews and is always enthusiastic, passionate and thoroughly prepared for each and every event
Award-winning British novelist and author of fifteen best-selling novels, Joanne Harriss books include CHOCOLAT, which became an Oscar-nominated film in 2000. She is an enchanting speaker who inspires and educates with her impressive story telling.
Britains best known baker and BBCs Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is a sensational motivational speaker, TV presenter, and event host. Paul caters his speeches to his audiences ranging from food festivals to corporate level events and receives nothing but positive feedback from all.
Game Show host Roy Walker is an amazing and witty speaker, event host and comedian. Now presenting his own feature Car park Catchphrase on BBC Radio 1s breakfast show, Roy is still going strong and is hugely popular with audiences of all shapes and sizes.
BBC Radio Londons Penny Smith has a wealth of experience spanning more than 35 years within the television and radio industry. Working with the likes of Sky, BBC, BBC Radio, GMTV and ITV, Penny uses her knowledge and experiences fantastically, effortlessly intertwining them into her talks.
Rohit Talwar delivers a series of powerful keynote speeches for leaders at business, government and association events working in 60+ countries on six continents around the world. He is also an impeccable facilitator, and runs series of workshops and is available for Q&A sessions.
Regular topics include future industries, the future of nations and cities, sustainability, jobs, opportunities and risks, new business models, disruptive technologies, change drivers, economic futures, innovation, developing economies, professional services, complexity and winning in a downturn.
CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor, Dr Florence Eid Oakden has a wealth of experience which she is able to adapt to any given number of speaking engagements, her knowledge covers a vast amount of subjects which she can specifically cater for if necessary. She is also able to speak fluently in Arabic, English, French and Spanish which allows her to cater to diverse audiences making her a very popular choice for speaking engagements.
Former Customer Service Manager of John Lewis, Andrew McMillan is now Principal of his own customer service firm, Engaging Management. He speaks to businesses worldwide on how he changed the customer service mantra at John Lewis to make it the performer it is now and the winner of multiple awards.
After a lifetime spent at sea, Tom Cunliffe has become one of the UKs leading speakers on all things nautical. Combining his knowledge of maritime history and seafaring expertise with humour and motivation, he tailors his speeches to each audience. Equally comfortable as a motivational speaker to corporate gatherings in which he recounts his incredible experiences, he is also a fine after dinner speaker who entertains with his extremely funny anecdotes.
Magnus Lindkvist is a Swedish trendspotter and futurologist, and is one of the most thought-provoking speakers in the world today; he combines a dynamic presentation styleS with compelling content based on his three books, Everything We Know Is Wrong, The Attack of the Unexpected, and When the Future Begins. Magnus challenges our entire way of thinking about and looking towards the future.
A natural orator Chris has talks as diverse as the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012 to relocating an elderly aunt and also his interest in Music Hall to Variety. His talks are factual yet fun, drawing the audience into his world.
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 out of 5, AA Rosette and multi-Michelin Star award winning chef who has also been dubbed The Nations Favourite French Chef. He has an incredibly story to share and his delivery is deliciously entertaining.
Speaker and TV Presenter Tim is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, broadcaster and one of the most distinctive and acclaimed journalists in the business. He has won three Royal Television Society awards and best documentary at the World Television Festival.
Hugely successful entrepreneur, TV presenter and movie maker Henry owns HCA Entertainment and Gladstone Motorcycles. Bonkers about motorbikes, he is instantly recognised around the world as the presenter of Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Rides, The Motorbike Show and Shed and Buried. Henry is a fascinating and mesmerising speaker and intertwines the highs and lows of his life experiences with his impressive business acumen. As a result his speeches are truly memorable.
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is a first class speaker whose talks include global politics, chess, innovation, risk and strategy. His speeches with institutions, heads of state and world leaders are universally praised as are his innovative workshops.
Rugby World Seven Series Captain who helped England win the Series in 2008, 11 and 13, Rob Vickerman is a motivational speaker whose after dinner speeches and motivational workshops on leadership are both exceptional and in great demand.
Authentic, empathetic, motivational, moving and funny are just a few of the adjectives used to describe highly respected business management trainers Carrie and David Grant. They are also the best known pop vocal coaches in the UK.
Their programmes cover strategy and leadership, change management and team building and use singing as a metaphor. They coach from 8 to 1,000 people in either a training setting or an entertainment event.
Growing up Rich Whincup had a very challenging childhood. Born with a chronic stammer which left him almost unable to speak until he was 19. Richs life was turned round when he started University and learnt about the McGuire Technique which changed his life in just four days. Now a lecturer, a rugby coach and motivational speaker, Rich appeared in Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice and he continues to volunteer for the McGuire Programme, helping others to gain control of their speech.
Voted Sports Personality of the Year and Athlete of the Year (3 times), Olympic Gold Medallist Tessa Sanderson CBE is one of Britains most accomplished athletes. Winning the Gold in the Womens Javelin, Tessa remains today the only British Woman to ever win a throwing Gold Medal. Her media career is spread across a variety of different shows and programmes such as Strictly African Dancing, Wife Swap, as well as presenting for ITV, GMTV and BBC. In 2004, Tessa was awarded the CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition for her services to sport. Prior to the CBE, Tessa was the recipient of an OBE for her work in various charities and an MBE for winning her Olympic Gold Medal. Tessa is more than just an athlete; with a wide variety of knowledge and experience in media, sport, charities, and leadership, Tessa makes an outstanding speaker.
Emma Willis started her career as a model working for big name brands such as Gap, Chanel, and Samsung. After getting hired by MTV, Emmas career in TV and radio skyrocketed to success where she became one of the most in demand presenters in the UK. Emma is a natural when it comes to live or pre-recording environments, showing off her infectious personality and ability to form rapport with people of all walks of life. Emma is a great speaker on fashion, media, lifestyle, and makes an excellent event host or presenter.
Mary Berry CBE is one of Britains most well known and respected cookery connoisseurs. As the author of over 80 best-selling cookery books, Mary is a regular contributor to TV and radio food programmes and is often in the public eye. With her personality and knowledge on the subject, Mary is an experienced speaker and is highly entertaining. Mary is an excellent after dinner speaker as well as event host.,
Alfie Moore is an extremely funny speaker, comedy writer and BBC Radio4 broadcaster. His eighteen years service as a police officer provide a wealth of stories you just couldnt make up.The perfect choice for after dinner and award hosting.
Business speaker, economist and events host Tanya is currently one of the most experienced business journalists/anchor/reporters around on British TV. Tanya spent three years broadcasting from New York on Monday - Thursday and Washington DC on Fridays as the BBC World US Business Anchor. While in the States, she also fronted BBC World News on PBS. Since her return she has been working for BBC World News and Newsnight on BBC2.
Four time Olympic Gold medallist and the 200m/400m sprinting legend, Michael Johnson is a commentator for the BBC and a cracking motivational speaker on the subjects of overcoming obstacles and performing under pressure.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is an international marketing and strategy consultant and business guru advising European and US organisations growing their presence on either side of the Atlantic. She is a keynote speaker on a variety of global marketing trends and developments.,
Director of Integration for London 2012, the most successful Paralympics in history Lord Holmes is a truly inspirational and highly principled leader. Prior to this he won six gold medals in one Paralympics. Lord Holmes is also a fine and gifted speaker, and he was recently appointed to the House of Lords.
Great Britains first ever Olympic medallist in a snowboarding event, Jenny Jones is a marvellous speaker on the subject of perseverance, determination and pursuing your dream. Shes a great snowboarder too.
Founder of parenthood website The Daily Juggle Julie MacDonald is a TV presenter, businesswoman and mum who can speak with warmth and wit about the challenges faced by working parents. With Al Jazeera since 2006 she also offers a fascinating insight into the newsgathering process at home and abroad. Her documentary Scotland the Brave has won many plaudits for its challenging and unique take on the Independence issue. Knowledgeable, engaging and full of humour, Julie is an accomplished speaker and host for any audience.
David Morgan is one of the most exciting comedy talents in the country, and an expert on all things pop culture. A brilliant MC Davids ability to make audiences feel theyve had a show performed specifically for them (London is Funny) cements him as a firm favourite on the circuit.
Former BBC Chief Political Reporter John Sergeant is an award winning journalist and hugely popular after dinner speaker and awards/event host. These days he presents TV programmes, is an regular contributor to the One Show and appears regularly in his one man theatre show.
Lucy Adams was the HR Director on the Executive Board of the BBC during one of its most turbulent periods. In just five years the BBC had four CEOs, opened the new BBC in the North of England and the largest multi-media newsroom in Europe, became ever more digital across its news and television output, delivered significant financial reductions and managed numerous crises. Lucy was at the heart of all of these and led on many more.
James is an ethnobotanist , a scientist who studies how people use plants. From incredible edibles to medicinal marvels, how harnessing the power of plants could help overcome civilizations great threats and lessons to be learnt from the diet of stone age man, James sees plants as much more that greenery for your garden.
A highly skilled speaker, his speeches are full of fascinating facts so not only are audiences entertained but they leave brimming with information
Katherine is the most successful female British rower of all time with 6 World titles, 3 Olympic silver medals and an Olympic gold. She is also the first British female athlete to win medals at 4 consecutive Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London.
Best known for presenting such programmes as the BBCs Wanted Down Under and Escape to the Country Nicki Chapman was one of the music businesss best known PRs working with Bowie, Take That and The Spice Girls before moving in to TV. A gifted speaker and highly skilled event host, Nicki brings a real sparkle to every event. An exceptionally lovely person, she is an event planner/speaker bookers dream.
After a stellar career in Londons advertising agency scene during the 80s and 90s, which included amongst others Saatchi & Saatchi, Peter speaks extensively about his career, the creation of Fantasy Football and hailing from the hugely talented Suchet Dynasty.
An accomplished speaker and business presenter, Peter delivers his speeches in a warm, articulate, and humorous style.
Former tabloid newspaper editor Neil Wallis is a fine and entertaining speaker who was arrested as part of the UK phone hacking scandal and it took 20 months of hell before those police officers and the Crown Prosecution Service - and the media - accepted they had made a catastrophic mistake and finally cleared him. But at one hell of a price.
From a simple idea to take Porridge to the People in 2004 Tony has built a thriving business and now supplies a range of porridge oat products to more than 2,000 retailers in multiple global markets. He is a hugely inspiring and truly enterprising speaker.
World record beater Mark Beaumont has cycled around the world as well as travelling the length of the Rockies and the Andes. He has also attempted to row the Atlantic and was doing fine till disaster struck. His speeches are peppered with fascinating and entertaining anecdotes which will make you howl with laughter as well as wince at the thought of his scarier moments
Entertaining speaker and highly skilled event host Mark is the most successful magazine editors of his generation, winning awards for his editorship of Heat and Time Out. He is also an experienced and highly regarded conference facilitator
David is a London-based consultant technologist, presenter and writer working in the enterprise and consumer technology markets. A highly skilled moderator and event host, David is also a fine speaker.
Actress, campaigner against knife crime, author, business woman and impressive speaker Brooke Kinsella MBE is a great choice for both companies and educational establishments where inspiration, improving communications and believing in yourself are the order of the day.
Author, broadcaster, outspoken journalist and entertainer, Richard Bacons career has gone from a profound low in 1998 when he was fired from Blue Peter to becoming one of the most interesting and entertaining interviewers today.
Jez Rose is a behaviourist and the author of the international best-seller Have a Crap Day and Be a Purple Banana books. He is perhaps best known for his humorous and engaging training presentations as the UKs leading expert in developing higher performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales and service professionals, corporate employees, and education professionals.
Cosmos Fashion and Lifestyle Director Shelly Vella is a lover of all things Mulberry and a hippy at heart Youre as likely to find her riding her horse in the deepest countryside as scouring vintage shops in New York in between shoots for Cosmos glossy fashion pages. She speaks on a variety of subjects connected with Fashion and beauty., ,
Author, journalist, and award winning TV and Radio Presenter John Humphrys is renowned for his interview technique on Radio 4s The Today Programme and as the host for BBC2s longest running quiz show Mastermind.
A former canoe World Champion, Jonathan Males has worked as a performance coach for both the Australian and Great Britains canoe teams, inspiring them to victory and several Olympic medals over the last six years.
Nicholas is a successful stage and screen actor. He is perhaps best known as Dr Anthony Trueman on BBCs Eastenders. Having completed an MBA, Nicholas has now added the career title: Management consultant to his repertoire; using drama and creativity to help unlock communication potential. His dual roles give him a unique perspective on art, culture, Talentship and modern business.
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip - and one of Britains most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. Currently a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4s Just a Minute, his acclaimed Victorian detective stories - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries - are now being published in twenty-one countries around the world.
One of Britains truly great comedy writers and performers, Barry has contributed to this countrys entertainment industry for over 50 years. He has written for some of our highest rated shows and for many of our most popular comedians.
Barry has become one of the countrys most popular after-dinner speakers.
Alycia Smith-Howard, PhD is a Shakespeare scholar, theatre director, performance historian and columnist. Shes served as a Shakespeare specialist around the globe for a diverse range of plays, films, competitions, radio & television programmes, including Antiques Roadshow (she holds the rare distinction of being Fiona Bruces Shakespeare-Scholar-On-Call). ,
Jake is a TV and Radio presenter who has been a part of the BBCs sports coverage for over ten years. With a career including the BBCs award winning coverage of Formula 1 and the Beijing and London Olympic Games, Jake is a fantastic after dinner speaker, awards or event host.
The Dens first female Dragon and mother of five Rachel is often referred to as a business alchemist. Instantly recognisable and a fine and entertaining speaker Rachel is also an experienced business awards and event host.
Presenter, event host and speaker Kalee is an experienced fashion and celebrity stylist who regularly shares her expertise with audiences around the UK. Much in demand in regards to trends: whats hot and whats not she is also popular for fashion workshops and top tips.
Designing fragrance is who I am. It makes my heart beat International speaker and renowned entrepreneur Jo Malone MBE created one of the worlds most sought after luxury fragrance brands eponymous with her name. In 1999, she sold the business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained Creative Director until her exit in 2006 and November 2011 marked fresh business beginnings as Jo re-entered the beauty industry with her new fragrance brand JO LOVES. ***JO LOVES is not a subsidiary company or an associated business of Jo Malone Ltd***
Having been crowned Queen of Shops by the British media and widely recognized as the UKs foremost authority on retail and brand communication, Mary Portas has a multitude of expertise; business woman, advertising executive, retail expert, Government adviser, broadcaster and consumer champion.
Former City lawyer Musa Okwonga is an impressive and entertaining speaker, a poet, author, sportswriter, broadcaster, media commentator, communications adviser and musician. He was a scholarship student at Eton College and studied law at Oxford University.
Olympic medallist, corporate speaker, sports commentator, presenter and author Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
Learning and development specialist Karen Darke is a Paralympian silver medallist who speaks from the heart and inspires audiences around the globe. She focuses on overcoming challenges, embracing change and achieving the unachievable. She has personal experience of working in corporate and public sectors and is able to connect with everyone.
Over thirty years ago, Malcolm joined Shropshire Fire Service at the young and naive age of 18. Before he joined he thought the job would be a regular succession of dynamic fires with the rescue of various fair damsels in distress thrown in for good measure. He very quickly learned that this was just a fanciful dream. The reality was altogether different.
The ambulance service looked after people as they transported them to hospital, the police dealt with all things to do with law and order, but the fire service were called to anything and everything else, and whats more, were expected to be experts in whatever they were faced with!
Graham has led a varied career including tugboat sailor, custody officer for Merseyside Police and charity fundraiser. But it was in 1997 when he met his calling as a justice of the peace. He talks candidly about the position and how the role was originally setup over 600 years ago by the sovereign.
Leading British Chef Rob Rees MBE AKA The Cotswold Chef is the current chairman of The Schools Food Trust. Renowned for championing locally sourced produce at his headquarters in Cirencester where he has a renowned Cookery School and Food Centre, he is passionate about inspiring everyone in the revolution in British food.
Olympic gold medallist and record holder in the womens Double Scull at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Anna is an experienced public speaker, having worked with a wide range of companies.
She is uniquely able to combine her scientific background with her elite sport experience to draw out meaningful insights into the secrets of success. More than just a motivational story, Annas clear and honest analysis of the planning, leadership and teamwork that went into the race has a raw relevance for business today.
Gina Gardiner is an inspirational speaker specialising in transformational leadership. Her highly successful approach to personal empowerment and business leadership were developed whilst running an award winning school from a wheelchair.
Stringmania is Britains leading all-girl, electric string quartet. Their critically acclaimed, dynamic, fully choreographed stage show is suitable for corporate events, award ceremonies, premieres, product launches, weddings and parties.
Having survived polio as a youngster, Ade went on to compete as a wheelchair basketball player at an international level, winning both European and World Championships and again in the Paralympic Games, he also has a wealth of TV presenting experience.,
Farm Manager of TVs famous Jimmy`s Farm, Dave Finkle is a TV presenter in his own right and along with being an expert in all things to do with agriculture, horticulture, wholesome living, supermarket activity, consumer affairs (food related) and rural pursuits he is the Worlds Pumpkin Expert, holding Two World Records in pumpkin carving. Strange but true...
Passionate about sustainable farming, eating fruit and veg in season, eating British meat, humane slaughter and growing your own, Dave is married with a young daughter.
If he is not on the farm, then he will be busy writing food production articles for the media or speaking at events.
Karen is a corporate educator and facilitator, writer and speaker on leadership topics. She turns good professionals into outstanding leaders, specialising in helping them prepare for the future, lead in challenging business environments and work across inter-disciplinary, remote and diverse cultural teams. She works across the world.
Daily Mail feature writer, speaker, author, mother and now housemate to her 97-year-old father, Tessa juggles her highly successful writing career with running a chaotic household that spans three generations. Her memoir Take Me Home was published in 2012.
Jeff is one of the UKs most loved and in demand TV presenters and instantly recognisable for his appearances on Dancing on Ice in 2011. He has hosted ITV2s Im A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2 and appears regularly on This Morning. The former husband of Jade Goody with whom he had two boys, he is a very hand on father and understands the issues facing young people today.,
Hit ITV2 show TOWIE heart throb Mark Wright is a club promoter and an original cast member of The Only Way Is Essex. Now one of the UKs most popular reality stars and chat show guests, Mark is in great demand for events for young people
Well-known for his success in series 7 of The Apprentice, Jim Eastwood became the best ever salesperson in the history of the show, landing orders including a £1.6M deal from ASDA. Jim is now Regional Director of Groupon Ltd for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Charismatic and with a natural ability to communicate and motivate at every level, he delivers outstanding speeches every time.
The former head of Syco Entertainment, running the global format and commercial strategies for X Factor, Ellis Watson is CEO of DC Thomson, one of the worlds largest family owned media groups. He is known as one of the most inspiring, instinctive and intelligent speakers in Britain. Hes also enormously entertaining.
An established TV and Radio presenter, Jamie Theakston has become a household name in Britain thanks to roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as Live and Kicking, Top of the Pops and more recently, through his regular work on Heart FM.
One of the worlds fastest 100m sprinters Dwain Chambers offers an intriguing insight into what it is like to be at the top, lose it all and claw it all back. His speech is about human frailty, deceit, investigation, admitting guilt, the backlash and a return to world athletics.
Award winning author and broadcaster Marcel Theroux has been making documentaries for over ten years including the End of the World as We Know It and Death of a Nation. He is a fascinating speaker and awards host who has been presenting his rather unique Literary Pub Quiz for Port Eliots Literary Festival for several years to rave reviews.
Angela is a professional artist, Specialist Speaker and accredited NADFAS lecturer. Through her long career of teaching art in prisons and Young Offender Institutions in Germany and England she has become an expert on the relationship between art and guilt.
Equally, her challenging family heritage as the Granddaughter of a decorated German General combined with extensive research into Germanys complex process of remembrance, apology and atonement make her a truly fascinating and original authority on World War Two history.
Angela has appeared on radio and television and is a popular speaker to a wide range of audiences all over the country. She is also a successful artist and painter, represented in galleries both nationally and internationally.
Winner of Five gold medals, two for the Olympics, two for the World Championships and one for the European Championships, Sarah Gosling started sailing when she was six and went on to represent the UK twice at the Youth World Championships. Now enjoying her second retirement from the sport Sarah is a fantastic motivational speaker.
Former England player and Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is the only midfielder to have scored 100 goals in the Premier League and all for the same club. Now a columnist and TV pundit for Sky, Matt is a great after dinner speaker.
Former England and British Lions Rugby forward, Martin Bayfield commentates for both the BBC and ITVs Rugby coverage as well as presenting Crimewatch and Channel Fives American Football. He is a fantastic after dinner speaker who at 610 is quite a presence.
Reality TV star, model, beauty expert, and host, Amy Childs is best known for starring in ITV2s hit show The Only Way Is Essex. A qualified beautician Amy is a popular events host and undertakes numerous personal appearances.,
Inspired by the adventures of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence of Arabia after flicking though a faded selection of black and white images, autodidact Ripley Davenport has trekked through deserts and been exposed to some of the harshest living conditions on the planet for over a decade. Ripleys story of dedication, disappointment, radical changes and pride appeals to audiences of all ages.
Clare entered the wonderful and sometimes weird world of Opera Singing after achieving her music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Since leaving college she has been lucky enough to work with all the major opera companies in Britain.
Mich Turner is Londons leading designer of wedding, birthday and celebration cakes and with a client list including Her Majesty The Queen, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham, its no wonder Mich is often described as the Queen of Couture Cakes
Entrepreneur, Speaker and member of the Employers Group of The European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, a European Consultative Institution for civil society Madi Sharma is an expert on import/export.
One of the UKs best known presenters, columnists and campaigners Janet Street-Porter is also a Loose Woman. She has been a fixture in the British media for over 35 years and is also an accomplished speaker, event host and conference facilitator.
Gillian Joseph is the award winning presenter of Sky News Sunrise at weekends. She played a major role in the coverage of the aftermath of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and has reported from locations across the globe.
The cult columnist and author of Office Politics provides practical techniques to refresh creative thinking. Avoiding fancy academic theories and mind-numbing jargon, Guy blows fresh air into the dustiest corners - turning any group into a vibrant creative department. The application goes beyond marketing; it helps tackle virtually any core business issue.
Daisy is a TV producer, author and mother. In the last year she has produced fifty hours of television, written a bestselling novel and has helped with a lot of maths homework. She doesnt remember how she did it.
Jason Manford was born May 26 1981 in Salford, Lancashire. He is an English writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter of Irish descent. He began his career in 1999, while working at the Buzz Comedy Club upstairs at the Southern Hotel in Chorlton, Manchester. Jason was collecting glasses when a performer didnt arrive for an evening set, Jason, who was 17 at the time stepped in to fill the gap, an event which marked the beginning of his comedy career.
Andi Osho is a well-known face on British television having appeared on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), Live At The Apollo (BBC One), Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Comedy Annual (ITV 1), Comedy Rocks (ITV 1), Channel 4s Comedy Gala at the O2 and Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4). Andi has also been on Lets Dance For Comic Relief (BBC One) dancing to Michael Jacksons Bad and is famously the only person to have won more than one episode of Celebrity Mastermind (BBC Two).
Denise was inspired to become an Olympian at just eight years old as she watched the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and the seeds of ambition were planted. She was so enthralled by the performances of Daley Thompson and Sebastian Coe that she vowed to make it to the Olympics one day and be the best in the world.
Nick Ede is an award winning businessman, Brand and Style Expert. He is a regular on our screens commenting on fashion, celebrity and style. Nick was a judge on Project Catwalk and Catwalk 24 in the US and is a regular presenter on OK!TV on Channel Five. Nick runs a PR agency in the heart of London and has looked after brands including Mamas and Papas, Lipsy and BBC Children In Need to name but a few. He has a funny vivacious style and his opinionated and spirited delivery and celebrity anecdotes make him a fabulous addition to any event!
Fascinating speaker and event host, James has spent two decades reporting on the worlds biggest sports events for the BBC. An expert on the Olympics, he has recently returned from Rio, where he was reporting at his 9th Olympic Games. He also played an important role with Team GB in the months leading up to their record breaking performance, running their media training programme and making sure that the British athletes were thoroughly prepared for their moment in the media spotlight.
James was also the BBCs Olympics Correspondent for London 2012, leading the BBCs News coverage as Lord Coe and his team first won the right to host the Games, and then set about delivering them.
He is a walking encyclopaedia on sport, and a very engaging speaker. Hes currently working with the England football players, coaching them on how to deliver better interviews. Not an easy challenge! James always has a good story to tell., Fascinating speaker and event host James was the BBCs Sports News Correspondent for over a decade. An expert on the London Olympics he was the BBCs Olympics Correspondent and reported on every twist and turn along the way as Lord Coe and his team first won the right to host the Games, and then set about delivering them.
James describes his job as a sports reporter as one of the best in the world, and its easy to see why. Hes spent the past two decades travelling the globe, reporting from all the biggest sports events, and interviewing all the biggest names. In recent years his specialist subject has been London 2012. In his role as Olympics Correspondent, he led the BBCs News coverage of the London Olympics and Paralympics all the way from 2001, when a 2012 bid was first discussed, through to the glorious Games of last summer. He was broadcasting live in Singapore in 2005, alongside Sue Barker, when London won the vote to host the Olympics and Paralympics.
An entertaining speaker, James can give you an insight into what it has been like to be at the heart of British sport for twenty years, and he can spill the beans on some of the personalities hes come across during that time. He might tell you about how he walked out of an interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins, or how he once put a sportsmans identical twin brother on air by mistake. As a veteran of 4 Summer Olympics, 3 Winter Olympics, 3 Football World Cups, 3 Commonwealth Games and countless other major sports occasions, James is not short of a story or two. He is a walking encyclopedia on sport and can talk about everything related to the industry including the heroes, effects of racism, incredible salaries and corruption.
At just 25 Greg has a wealth of experience with his own Radio1 show, a portfolio of voiceover work and a growing number of presenting roles on TV making him one of the most in demand young presenters around.
Healthy Food producer and inspirational speaker Kirsty Henshaw delivered the most memorable, emotional and successful pitch ever seen on Dragons Den in July 2010. A single mother, she electrified the Den with her passion, commitment and gritty determination to succeed. She became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive investment on the show when she secured a £65,000 investment from Duncan and Peter. Just three years later in 2013 she was able to buy them out and is now embarking on expansion overseas. An inspirational, confident can-do young woman, Kirsty is passionate about nutrition, she enjoys educating people about why healthy diets is essential for everyone and she is in much demand as a speaker and media contributor. Now rebranded as Kirstys she has expanded with a range of hugely successful healthy ready meals and is stocked in all Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose and Budgens
Jo Wheeler has been working in the media for over 25 years. She is currently seen internationally on Sky News but has a broad history of both television and radio presentation. She has also been in demand as a speaker, conference facilitator, scriptwriter and media trainer.
Probably the worlds greatest living explorer. An ex SAS Officer and former lieutenant in the Royal Scots Grey, He is an excellent after dinner speaker and he talks to businesses around the globe on motivation and teamwork.
Author, speaker, consultant and media expert, Sarah is committed to helping young people create the mindset, determination, commitment and motivation it takes to become a high achiever. She has worked with and transformed some of the most difficult and apathetic young people and regularly appears in the media, giving her expert opinion.
Lucy P. Marcus is a regular speaker on global economic trends and best practices for corporate governance, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, investment, biotech, cleantech, and women in business. She was recently given the Rising Star of Corporate Governance award by Yale University and the winner of the Futures50 Future Thinker Award.
A former Para who served in the Falklands and now Honorary Colonel of the 71 Engineer Regiment, Tony is a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, an impressive keynote speaker and author. An award winning businessman, he is Founder and Chairman of Scotlands fastest growing residential care home provider Balhousie Care Group and passionately supports issues such as long term care of the elderly and mental health issues of war veterans.
Paulines story is inspirational for any audience regardless of age or background. She explains how physical endurance, cultural insights and team dynamics contributed to the success of this amazing journey. She uses images, video, anecdotes and boundless enthusiasm to share her experiences on The Worlds Longest Climb.
Award winning and instantly recognisable actor, writer, impressionist and comedian, John has appeared in numerous TV series including Cold Feet and Men Behaving Badly. He is an outstanding host and entertainer
BBC presenter and journalist Anita Anand is also a highly skilled event host and facilitator. Used to interviewing politicians live, she has an innate ability to coordinate lively debate and expertly chair all kinds of events.
Highly respected speaker, event host and conference facilitator BBC presenter Tim Willcox is a former ITN correspondent and national newspaper journalist with more than 25 years experience reporting on and chasing stories around the world. He is also a documentary maker for ITV, Channel 4 and Five.
Televisions Ken Hames is a real life action man who leads from the front, He spent 25 years in the army, is a leadership expert, a skilled and proficient mountain guide, and an inspiring, dynamic and motivational speaker. He is almost unique in having served in The Parachute Brigade, the RoyalMarines and the Special Air Service. Kens operational experience is vast, ranging from
guarding Nazi war criminal Rudolph Hesse, in Spandau Prison to the liberation of Port Stanley in the Falklands.
Clare Bailey, formerly known as Clare Rayner, AKA The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail and customer service experts in the UK. She is a champion for the continued success and sustainability of smaller, independent retailers and suppliers to retail. A child born into a family of retailers and entrepreneurs, she is passionate about retail and business: it is in her blood.
The former multi award winning Talk Radio Presenter and national newspaper columnist Jon is now a hugely popular media contributor and succesful business man. He is also an entertaining speaker, awards host and conference facilitator.
Paul trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic school and his extensive theatre work included the Manchester Library Theatre, the Bristol Old Vic, and playing Algenon in The Importance of Being Earnest for the Vienna English Theatre.
Guinness World Record Holder and former Blue Peter presenter, Helen Skelton is an impressive motivational and after-dinner speaker and her experiences and determination are an inspiration to others. Her incredible forays into endurance and adventure include kayaking solo up the Amazon during which she broke two world records and a cycle ride to the South Pole. She is a charming, warm and fascinating speaker and event host.
Speaker and host Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes. He is passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design.
Greg Davies is an award winning comedian and actor who makes regular appearances on numerous TV shows who perhaps best known as the psychotic Head of Sixth Form Mr. Gilbert in Channel 4s The Inbetweeners and in The Inbetweeners Movie, the highest grossing British comedy of all time.
In much demand as an event & award host and conference facilitator, Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She presents her own show every weekday morning on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Expert event and awards host, Christine Bleakley is one of the most popular faces on British television. She joined ITV last year to host Daybreak with her on-screen part Adrian Chiles and will be following that up with Dancing on Ice this year.
TV presenter and an expert in 20th century collectables and antiques, Tracy Martin appears regularly on both television and radio. She is also a published author, has written many magazine articles and regularly conducts lectures on her specialist subjects.
TV presenter, garden designer, motivational speaker and event host David Domoney is an ex blue chip multiple retailer turned Television Presenter who specializes in bringing show business panache to todays business world giants.
Lord Digby Jones is a well renowned business, after dinner and keynote speaker. Since working as the Director of CBI for over six and a half years as well as being awarded the title Minister of State for Trade during the same period, he has moved on towards many other successes. His knowledge and experience in the business world is second to none proving this through his thought-provoking speeches, focusing on leadership skills as well as being able to balancing professionalism with humour, he is truly an awesome speaker.
James Max is an accomplished Radio and TV presenter with an expertise in business and finance with a flair for debates on current affairs. He presents Saturday Breakfast and The Sunday Afternoon Show on Londons Biggest Conversation, the talk radio station, LBC 97.3.
Alex Thomson is a familiar figure in British TV news as both an award-winning correspondent and anchor on ITNs Channel 4 News. He combines reporting on major national and international stories and war coverage with his studio presenting role on Channel 4s in-depth 7pm nightly news. , Speaker Intro 3
Jonathan Charles has spent the past few years going in and out of some of the most dangerous places on earth. Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya are just a few of the wars and conflicts that he covered during his two decades as a BBC television and radio foreign correspondent. Jonathan now reads the news, as a freelance presenter, on BBC1, BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. He also presents radio programmes on BBC Radio Five Live and BBC World Service Radio. When hes not doing that, he makes documentaries and has won or been nominated for several awards.
Tim Sebastian is the founder and chairman of The Doha Debates which have been broadcast continuously on BBC World News since 2004. The programmes- recorded in the Gulf state Qatar- provide a unique, uncensored forum for discussing the most controversial issues in the Arab and Islamic worlds.
At just twenty-one years old, Jack Whitehall has made a remarkable impact upon the comedy world. In August 2009, he was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his debut solo Fringe show, Jack Whitehall: Nearly Rebellious. In August, he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a brand new stand up show.
The holder of 12 RHS medals including best creative garden at both Gardeners World Live and Hampton Court, best small garden and four golds, Anthea is a captivating gardening speaker., Speaker Intro 3
The remarkable Katie Piper is a beautiful, young woman who is in the very public process of rebuilding her life after surviving a brutal attack in March 2008 when her ex-boyfriend arranged for someone to throw sulphuric acid in her face. She is so brave and determined not only for her own survival but she spends much time helping others who have been disfigured in some way. Her speeches are simply inspirational.
Author and broadcaster Jonathan Aggers Agnew is a former professional cricketer who is best known for his commentary on the BBCs Test Match Special. Indeed he is the voice of English Cricket. He is also an outstanding and hugely entertaining after dinner speaker as well as a first class event and award ceremony host.
This professional trained Actor/Presenter and Polo Player has had the performing bug running through his blood from the moment he was born. Karl is currently the main presenter for Sky Sports Polo Masters series as well as presenting Horse Tails for Discovery/Animal Planet for two series. He also presents for Horse & Country TV on Sky 280 as one of the main regular presenters.
In October 1988, Richard and Judy recorded their first episode of This Morning from the Albert Dock in Liverpool. They went on to present the programme for 13 years and established themselves as Britains favourite TV couple.
Jenni Falconer is one of the UKs most in demand TV presenters. As well as presenting programmes such as the British Soap Awards and Fantasy Homes she is most recognisable as the face of the National Lottery.
Vernon Kay is the lad from Bolton who with his spontaneous wit and charming accent make him a huge hit with both male and female viewers of all ages. He has presented a host of programmes including Top of the Pops, Family Fortunes and Beat the Star.
Gethin presented Blue Peter for 3 ½ years before leaving CBBCs flagship show in June 2008. After that he presented Police, Camera, Action, the National Lottery and co-hosted The One Show and the Golden Globes amongst other things. He was also a semi finalist in Strictly Come Dancing.
Soccer mad Ben got his first TV break in March 1998 when he hosted Control Freaks for Channel 4. This was quickly followed by a host of other programmes on ITV including gameshows and awards ceremonies. Ben was the youngest presenter on GMTV when he took over the reins from Eamonn Holmes.
TV diver, Paul is a man of many talents and has thrived on a lifetime of exploring, adventure and travel. Pauls television presenting credits include; Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, Meltdown and Wind.
Award-winning TV adventurer, bestselling author and inspiring speaker Simon Reeve is a truly outstanding addition to every dinner and awards ceremony. Hes been arrested by the KGB, chased by cheetahs, hunted with the Bushmen . Booking Simon means your audiences will hear inspiring stories from his travels and he will pepper his talk with extraordinary tales from his journeys which will fill your clients with awe. Whether delivering a conference keynote, an after dinner speech, hosting an awards ceremony or appearing in a Q&A, Simon will encourage and enthuse your clients and guests leaving the audience incredibly inspired and motivated. He is also a popular event host., , Speaker Intro 3, Speaker Intro 3, Speaker Intro 3
Gregg Wallace is a media presenter, writer, fruit and vegetable expert and greengrocer. He is probably best known for co-presenting and judging BBC 2s MasterChef and BBC Ones Celebrity MasterChef along with John Torode.
Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to do so purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines.
TV presenter, Speaker and corporate event host Angela has a wealth of experience under her belt, having taken part in over a hundred broadcast programmes including the BAFTA & RTS Award winning Itll Never Work[BBC1]. A degree in IT and a background in science & engineering, she is an entertaining and informative speaker.
Never far from controversy, Alastair has been back in the public eye during the recent general election. His full diaries, revealing the Blair/Brown leadership struggle for the first time, will be published at 6 monthly intervals throughout this year and next. As a result of Alastairs involvement in the 13 years of Labour rule, it is undeniable that he can speak authoritatively on change management, strategy, implementation, communications and leadership. , Alastair currently works as a writer, blogger and journalist, as well as devoting considerable time to his work as Chairman of Fund Raising for Leukaemia Research and to raising awareness for numerous mental health charities.
As one of the youngest and most influential marketing strategists in the world, Josh is sought out for his intelligent, no-holds-barred insight on everything from design to authenticity and word-of-mouth.
Speaker and event host Sue is a former BBC Breakfast reporter, writer, broadcaster and media consultant with a wide range of professional experience in both small start-ups and a massive international corporation. She is also an expert in social media.
Charismatic antiques expert Alison Chapman has years of experience in identifying and valuing antiquities and is a regular dealer on David Dickinsons Real Deal for ITV1 and Secret Dealers., Alison is also very involved with the RHDR - Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, of which her husband Danny is a director and general manager. This is the smallest public steam railway in the world and hosts regular events
Massively inspiring and hugely motivating, 30 year old Ben a double amputee who has managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 to running the London Marathon within 12 months of losing his limbs. And he ran it again in 2010 without realising he had a stress fracture in his stump.
Brought home on the same flight as Prince Harry, Bens injuries were so serious his chances of survival were slim but not only did he survive he is back living a full and fruitful life.
Ben received over £300,000 in compensation from the MOD to cover the loss of his limbs and numerous other injuries and rather than wasting it he invested it very wisely. Deciding to go into property during a recession and against many peoples advice Ben has turned that initial investment into an impressive property portfolio. Talk about bucking a trend!
A TV natural he has presented a strand for the BBCs The One Show and featured in the two part documentary `War Torn Warriors` during which he overcame massive hurdles to trek to Everest Base Camp.
He also appears regularly on Newsbeat, LBC, Sky News and ITN news to name but a few discussing a variety of topics including motivation, disability, Afghanistan, motivating young people, treatment of injured veterans and being positive. A prolific speaker he receives standing ovations every time with his massively motivating speeches. They are superbly presented and he inspires everyone he meets with his determined approach to a life without his left arm and lower right leg (and numerous other injuries.), 30 year old Ben is a double amputee former Commando who managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 to running the London Marathon in 12 months. He ran it again in April 2010. He inspires everyone he meets and is a hugely motivating speaker too.
Since Mark burst onto the International swimming scene, at the age of 16, representing England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, he has gone on to represent his country more times and been decorated more than any other male swimmer.
Liam Halligan is an economist, writer and broadcaster - and also has extensive business experience. He is best known for his weekly Economics Agenda column in The Sunday Telegraph - which enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a highly-coveted British Press Award. A highly-experienced public speaker and conference conenor, Liam is always in demand.
Former Ryder Cup captain and European Tour golfing legend Bernard was the youngest man to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder Cup. He won the PGA Championship just 2 years after turning professional. Since then he has clocked up no less than 11 more titles. Bernard is an accomplished speaker, and is also now a leading media commentator for BBC Radio Five Live
Nicks father ran a successful news agency and Nick, keen to make a name for himself in the same industry, joined the Kentish Independent Newspaper in 1981. He went on to work at the Sunday Mirror, The Sun, and the Sunday Magazine
Outstanding chef and Patron of Londons award winning Star of India restaurant Reza is a sparkling and flamboyant entertaining speaker and host. Exuding with confidence he totally inspires everyone he meets.
Comedian, presenter, writer, producer and one of the founding members of Comic Relief, Lenny Henrys personality is as big as his heart. He has a genuine ability to make people at ease around him which makes him an excellent speaker and host.
Former British Army Intelligence Officer, Bomb Disposal Specialist, Intelligence, Leadership and Team-building Expert Media Contributor and Author Major Chris Hunter is a compelling, motivational, passionate, inspiring, engaging and humorous speaker. , Speaker Intro 3
Outstanding motivational and inspirational speaker, four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent is one of Great Britains most successful and highest profile athletes of all time is also a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
Paul McKenna is undoubtedly Britains most successful hypnotist. His incredibly popular stage show plays at venues usually reserved for rock concerts and he broke all records by selling out The Royal Albert Hall when he put on the largest show of stage hypnosis in the world.
Mount Everest climber, CEO, and author of Straight to the Top and Beyond, John Amatt has performed over 1500 presentations to audiences of more than 750,000 persons in 25 countries around the world. John was recently described by International Celebrity Management (Australia) as The Worlds Best Adventure Speaker.
Tims first hand experience of building a business gives him added authority as an inspirational speaker and facilitator. He engages both the heads and the hearts of his audiences to see a more energetic, fulfilling, and profitable future. Mixing humour with message, he also gives practical tools to achieve it. His latest book How to Make a Difference goes to the core of employee engagement, because purpose and meaning are todays drivers of performance.
Expert facilitator and entertaining speaker, Sheila Ferguson has made a very successful transition from being the celebrated lead singer of the legendary Three Degrees whose hits included When Will I See You Again? to reaching a whole new generation of fans as an accomplished solo recording artist, stage actress and TV performer.
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint is best known as England Womens Cricket Captain who was undefeated in her 11 year reign. She was champion of the cause of womens cricket; she first played for England in 1960; captained the side from 1966-77 and ended her international career in 1983 after making a record 51 appearances for her country.
TV presenter, electronics engineer and qualified maths teacher Kate regularly hosts and speaks at conferences and seminars for major companies and is also involved in projects promoting science, engineering and technology to the general public.
Living up to her nickname the Inspirational Gardener, journalist Lynne is well known as a humorous, informative and down to Earth speaker. Her love of the outdoors, old-fashioned values and saying it as it is means her talks and workshops are highly informative and very entertaining.
Sensational speaker Jo Fairley is co-founder of the famous Green & Blacks organic chocolate company. She is also a journalist and author. She was one of the youngest-ever magazine editors (You Magazine) and is the co-author of the bestselling Beauty Bible series of books.
Social commentator, humanitarian and political activist, Louise Burfitt-Dons is the one of the countrys most formidable campaigners on anti-bullying issues, having founded the childrens charity Act Against Bullying fifteen years ago.
Mike is a regular reporter on The One Show and co-presenter on Natures Top 40 BBC 2. He has been the presenter on Autumnwatch & Springwatch and is currently one of BBC 1s Inside Out presenting team.
Expert on innovation and future trends, David Bodanis has worked for a number of market leading businesses including Shell, Microsoft and BMW as a technology specialist. His entrepreneurial expertise has helped him quickly develop a reputation as a highly inspirational after dinner speaker.
International Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Lord John Stevens is highly regarded as the most successful Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who provides a thought provoking and astute after dinner speech.
Proving great value for his worth, Lee Hurst claimed to fame on the BBC quiz show They Think Its All Over, where despite his clear lack of sporting knowledge he became a hilarious sensation on the show for his quick-witted banter and is renowned as a great entertainer.
Widely regarded by many as the most successful Managing Director of the software firm Oracle for recording a $650 million deal, the President of the Institute of Customer Service, Ian Smith is a highly experienced and inspirational speaker on a variety of subjects including business leadership.,
Award winning journalist, broadcaster and leading economist Tim Harford presents Radio 4s More or Less and is author of the Logic of Life and the Undercover Economist which has recorded nearly a million sales in almost 30 languages. His unique style provides a witty touch to his speeches.
An inspiring speaker and astute business woman Claire is one of the few women leading the way in the world of Celebrity PR. Highly respected for her strong, hard working and no nonsense personality many people instantly recognise her as Peter Andres manager.
The brand consultant, visiting Professor (and Death Cigarettes founder) is now helping to grow Turkeys export market and advising British consumer brands on disintermediation. In a thoroughly entertaining speech BJ compares customer loyalty to a long-term relationship, while discounting is little more than a one-night stand. He argues the brand is a promise, not merely a logo: Its about showing the authentic soul of your organisation and your community. BJ Cunningham is an innovative marketing and communications specialist and has built up an entertaining reputation as a thought provoking after dinner speaker.
Former Dragons Den star and leading entrepreneur, James Caan is an expert in business leadership and innovation. Aided by his experience in recruitment he has successfully restructured and transformed businesses for over the past 20 years.
The former head of MI5, Eliza was at the helm during the 9/11 tragedy and was at the forefront for leading significant change, through expanding the size of MI5 by 50%. In her speeches she refers to the challenges of managing change and explains how transformational leadership is achieved.,
Popular broadcaster, journalist and musician Nicky Campbell presents BBC 5 Lives Breakfast on weekdays and BBC1s Big Question on Sunday mornings. A consummate professional he is highly suited to facilitating conferences and he is also an entertaining after dinner speaker.
A former British Designer of the Year, Jeff Banks is recognised by many as the forefront of British fashion deriving from the enormous success of his own brand labelled Clobber introduced in 1964. A leading entrepreneur with the ability to inspire has proven him to be an ideal after dinner speaker and host/facilitator.
Daily Telegraph columnist and Sky News journalist Jeff Randall is a highly astute reporter recognised for his powerful business influence. His professional yet calm approach has proven his undoubted ability as a superb facilitator.
Experienced broadcaster, journalist and Author Jeremy Paxman has received numerous broadcasting awards for his well-renowned rigorous approach to interviewing which offers the perfect personality for conference facilitating.
Senior news presenter and the modern face of ITV news, Mark Austin has seen his versatility as a journalist pushed to the limit, from sports correspondent to a reporter in the midst of the war-stricken Iraq conflict, proving to be a truly natural talent as an after dinner speaker and event host.
Since winning the BBC Talent Science on Screen Competition in 2002, Hermiones career as a presenter and writer has come to fruition with the aid of her passionate persona and expertise making her the ideal candidate for an inspirational/motivational speaker.
Marketing consultant, broadcaster, writer, voiceover artist, presenter and mum, Rachel Agnew is a talented, funny and first class speaker. She also has one of the most ubiquitous voices to be heard in the UK today because Rachel is the voice of Cashier No.3 Please . This means millions of people hear her dulcet tones every day in Boots, Lloyds, Barclays, M&S, Sainsburys and many more nationwide establishments., , ,
One of the UKs most renowned restaurateurs and caterers, a well known TV cook, broadcaster and cookery writer. Prue is an expert on gastronomy who speaks authoritatively as well as being a skilled event host.
Kirsty Wark is one of Britains most highly regarded and versatile presenters. As a regular presenter of Newsnight and Newsnight Review as well as The Book Quiz, her portfolio extends from current affairs to the arts.
Winner of two Sony awards and three British comedy awards, the Scottish born writer, director, producer and performer Armando Iannuccis after dinner speeches are as irreverent, eloquent and hilarious as the programmes he has created and it is clear why the Observer labelled him one of the 50 funniest acts in British Comedy.
Barry Johnston is an award-winning producer and has edited and written several books including The Wit of Cricket and The Wit of Golf and the critically acclaimed Johnners: The Life of Brian, the definitive biography of his father, the late BBC cricket commentator Brian Johnston. He is a humorous and entertaining after dinner speaker.
Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport, it was a fitting end to a glittering career.
One of the worlds leading popularisers of archaeology, through books, articles and broadcasting, Dr Paul Bahn is a highly informative and entertaining speaker. He is also Britains foremost specialist in prehistoric art and Easter Island.
Expert event host and conference facilitator John is a former Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year and has been at ITV for 12 years bringing his total number of years in newspapers and television to 40.
A household name for the past 25 years, Anne has worked in daily TV, radio and national newspapers. A former TV am presenter who famously co-hosted with Nick Owen she is also a renowned health campaigner and dieting expert, author, event host and speaker.
Former anchor of ITVs Loose Women and former GMTV LA correspondent, Jackie is the perfect choice whether it is to host an awards ceremony, facilitate a conference or chair a debate. She is also a super speaker particular on the subject of reinventing oneself. An international broadcast journalist, she was BBC R1s youngest ever and first female prime time presenter and her 28 year career spans radio and television across two continents on both commercial and BBC networks.
The first ever winner of Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year from outside North America, Fraser Doherty has been selling his Superjam at farmers markets and delicatessens since he was a youngster.
Now 26 he has won contracts with almost all of the major UK supermarkets and is selling millions of jars a year. He also runs a hugely successful project that provides tea parties for lonely elderly people all over the UK.
Keen cyclist, author and winner of the Silver Bowl award for his work with dolphins, Dr Horace Dobbs breathtaking presentations will leave you in no doubt as to the extraordinary power of mans cousin in the sea.
Rani is the well-known co-presenter of the popular CBBC entertainment show Best of Friends and wildlife show, ROAR, for which she is currently recording two new series. She is an accomplished host/facilitator and presenter.
Richard is a passionate wildlife and shark conservationist who now spends most of his time on various projects trying to promote wildlife conservation and stop species being pushed into extinction, he is an authoritative and entertaining speaker. He founded the Shark Conservation Society in 2003 and has been its chairman for 12 years and joined the Shark Trust as a member in 1997, became a trustee in 2004, and took over the chair later in the same year.
Former Actor and Rock Musician Mike is one of the two main BBC Breakfast sports presenters and his Bushells Best slots have a huge following. He is also very popular as a corporate event host and entertaining after dinner speaker.
Christopher Meyer was posted to Washington as British Ambassador towards the end of the Clinton Presidency. After an extended five year term, he returned to the UK and currently chairs the Press Complaints Commission.
James Brown founded LOADED, and in one stroke completely revolutionised mens magazines. It has since sold well over 30 million copies. He speaks about the publishing industry and culture in the UK both keenly and authoritatively.
PY is Executive Director of Capital & Regional, the £1bn leisure property company. Previously he has been the high profile head of The Dome and was Vice President of EuroDisney. He is a true expert on business turnaround.
Robert Peston is an award winning journalist who has been the BBCs Business Editor since 2006 has now joined ITV news. He has become known for a number of exclusives including the Northern Rock crisis and for his reporting of the financial crash from 2008 onwards.
Sebastian Coe chaired the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He is one of the countrys most celebrated athletes of all time, a multiple Olympic gold medal winner and senior political figure.
Recently named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK, Shahids life is a true rags-to-riches story. As a youth, Shahid found formal education unappealing; he also knew that without conventional qualifications, he would have to work a great deal harder in life to make it in the real world. Fortunately, this challenge has probably been the key to his success. With no formal qualifications but a burning desire to succeed, Shahid has set up and run a string of multi-million pound, successful businesses all within the IT Industry. Straight talking and ethical are the words Shahid uses to describe his business style.
Jo Foley is an internationally acknowledged authority on Wellness and Wellbeing. She has held the positions of Executive Editor of the Times, Managing Editor of the Daily Mirror and Womans Editor of The Sun.
Leading Motivational speaker Roger Black is one of the countrys most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. He is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to go on to become a world champion.
Nick Leeson stock market trader whose speculative trading caused the hugely publicised collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. He is currently CEO of Irish football club Galway United.
Chris Hoy is a multiple world champion and Olympic Games gold medal winner. With his recent gold medals during London 2012 Hoy has become Britains most successful Olympian and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
A hugely popular and influential figure on the UK culinary circuit, John Torode is best known as the straight-talking co-presenter and judge of BBCs MasterChef and for his well-established restaurant - Smiths of Smithfield.
Lynne Parker, award winning producer and founder of leading female comedy brand, Funny Women, coaches and motivates men and women in their professional and private lives with techniques borrowed from the comedy world.
Sheila Dibnah is the wife who can boast a about receiving an iron manhole cover for a birthday present and has an impressive collection of big spanners thanks to her famous late husband, Dr Fred Dibnah MBE. Her speeches are full of hilarious anecdotes about her eccentric life with the nations favourite steeplejack.
Best known for her appearances on BBC Radio 2s Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Holistic Life Coach, Broadcaster & Author Janey Lee Grace is passionate about all things holistic from organic food and clothing to chemical free cleaning and natural birth and parenting.
Matthew Syed is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of Bounce, a book described as among the most intelligent and thought-provoking books about sport ever written. He has won numerous prizes for his writing including Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. He is also a three-time Commonwealth table tennis champion and a two-time Olympian.
Dr Suzy Walton is a Chartered Scientist, Occupational Psychologist and Director. She has a vast portfolio of board roles and over a decades experience in central government. She has also enjoyed a career that spanned from acting on the West End stage to producing and presenting for Sky News, the BBC and LBC Radio. A touch schizophrenic is how Suzy describes her work life and thats before she confesses to also managing six children.
Wing Commander Andy Green set the worlds first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph, driving literally faster than a speeding bullet. To hear of the huge technological, practical and personal challenges that he and the team had to overcome in pursuit of the ultimate Land Speed Record is to share in a story that you will not quickly forget.
Currently hosting the prestigious BBC technology programme Click which is broadcast worldwide on BBC World and BBC News 24 in the UK, Spencer Kelly also presents on the Channel 5s Gadget Show and is a radio broadcaster and event host.
Rower Oliver is an Everyman adventurer who has tackled world records in ocean rowing and ultra distance running, despite being a novice at both sports but he says he is not superhuman. He simply succeeds because he possesses an unshakable passion and unwavering determination and is proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things if they think possible.
After a chance discovery of pottery in his garden, Henry became a self-confessed potoholic, a passion culminating in the enormously popular Antiques Roadshow (BBC). Henry shares his expert antique knowledge with audiences nationwide and has published a humorous, intriguing autobiography Living with the Past.
Don Hale is an award winning journalist and best selling author of Mallard amongst others. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his part in helping to free Stephen Downing, a man jailed for 27 years, for a murder he did not commit.
With many years experience as a newsreader for ITV News and Five News, John has a natural talent as a speaker and host/facilitator. He draws upon this wealth of experience to deliver inspiring speeches on his television career, and is also a leading authority and published author on the life and works of the classical composer Beethoven.
Writer and presenter Eric Knowles is one of the nations best known antiques experts who has shared his expertise with the BBCs Antiques Roadshow and radio programmes for over 20 years, and has the rare skill of being able to convey his expertise in a manner that is both entertaining and informative.
Naturalist, presenter, photographer and author Chris is best known for his enthusiastic presenting style on The Really Wild Show (BBC). As well as being arguably the most engaging wildlife expert of his generation, he also has a sharp business brain, having founded a leading wildlife production company, Head Over Heels.
Developing a childhood interest in meteorology into a distinguished weather broadcast career, Bill Giles journey is an incredible story. With such extensive climate knowledge he is an eminent figure in the field and a leading authority on the most pressing issue facing our society today.
Former drama teacher and Thames Valley Chief Superintendent Jo has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills since leaving the force. In great demand as a keynote, inspirational and motivational speaker, she is uplifting, informative and entertaining.
Three times newscaster of the Year Fiona Bruce is one of the BBCs most experienced and high profile news presenters. She is a highly experienced host and facilitator bringing glamour and credibility to everything she undertakes.
From bedsit to big time; from standing start to leading light; from can do to already done, business speaker, former comedienne and founder of i-to-i travel, Deirdre Bounds never fails to enthuse and inspire with the infectious secret of her business and personal success. Proclaimed by the Telegraph as having the Northern grit and determination that represents the perfect role model for business, this former comedienne, world backpacker, English teacher, outback bus driver, media pundit, author of Fulfilled, A Personal Revolution in Seven Steps and mum of two is a down to earth visionary who set up the ethical travel company i-to-i.com. Deirdre is a runaway success story and what makes her story truly remarkable is that shes an entrepreneur in the purest sense. She had no commercial experience, no family history of enterprise and no money; just a great idea, a pile of passion and a sense of humour! She has lived a life that shows astonishing triumph over adversity and that dreams really can come true. She never fails to enthuse and inspire with the infectious secret of her business and personal success. A talented speaker with a down to earth quality, she was the leading light in C4s Millionaire Mission in Uganda, appeared on Wife Swap with her American actor husband Bryan to boost her business profile in the early days and more recently presented The Real Price of Gold for C4s Dispatches.
One of the most well known historians, cultural commentators and art experts in the UK and US, Simon Schama is a powerful, inspiring and charismatic speaker who is known from his acclaimed television and literary canon.
Thoroughly engaging and enthusiastic with a genuine passion for getting hands on, Jules has emerged from behind the camera with a real talent for being in front of it in his area of Archaeology and History. Highlights include C4s Time Team and BBC 2s Horizon.
Kevin Steele is a social and environmental campaigner whose track record includes the biggest ever lobby of parliament, a £2 trillion investment group for action on climate change, the largest coalition on family issues in the UK and Global Entrepreneurship Week, which involves 25,000 events in 77 countries. He has generated 4,000 pieces of media coverage for his campaigns and is a member of the Council on Social Action chaired by the Prime Minister. He speaks on bringing about change - through coalition-building, innovation and mobilising people to act.
Ruth Scott is an Anglican priest, writer and broadcaster. Millions of people will know her as a regular presenter of Pause for Thought on Radio 2s. She is involved in conflict transformation work and interfaith dialogue. At present she is writing the biography of an ex-Loyalist paramilitary, and working on dramatic monologues for BBC Radio. In her spare time she eats fire.
Leading health and beauty expert Angela Best - who has celebrities lining up to benefit from her in in-depth knowledge -tells you everything you need to know to help you make choices surrounding HRT. She offers an eating plan for optimum nutrition and weight loss, gives advice on the importance of exercise to prevent osteoporosis, and helps take the fear out of plastic surgery.
Widely known for being one of the UKs most Intellectual footballers Graeme is well placed to present his Business of Football package to the corporate market. Graeme investigates the intricacies of a successful team and adapts these skills into effective business tools. He is friendly, warm, charismatic and extremely articulate.
John Benjamin is an independent jewellery historian, valuer and author specialising in giving lectures and conducting events on a wide range of jewellery topics. He is also a member of BBC Televisions ever-popular Antiques Roadshow team of experts.
Olympic Champion, World Champion, Commonwealth Champion, European Champion, 60m, 100m and 4x100m Relay Team Sprinter. Jason is most famous for leading the Great Britain team to Olympic Gold in 2004 and breaking the magical 10 second barrier for 100m.
Rob worked mostly as a voice artist on animations and commercials until his role as the traffic warden in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels prompted him to make a short video of comic characters he had created.
Lawrence Keogh is Head Chef at the renowned Roast restaurant located in Londons Borough Market where he is committed to sourcing the freshest and best produce for the restaurants daily menu. He has been in the restaurant trade for more than 20 years and has previously held the position of Head Chef at The Avenue, Bluebird and Quo Vadis, all in London.
A regular team member on Ready Steady Cook Paul runs the neighbourhood restaurant Cayenne in Belfast. Previously he ran the very successful Roscoff, which was voted Restaurant of the Year in the BBC Good Food Magazines 1996 Awards and where he was awarded Irelands first Michelin star.
Martin is an experienced gardener whose mission is to mature and develop peoples love of plants and make gardening fun. He is a prolific writer on all things horticultural, with television and radio credits to his name including Simply Gardening for ITV as well as programmes for BBC television and radio. He is the President of the North of England Horticultural Society.
Kelly is a worldwide female sporting icon and Double Olympic champion. She is only the third female athlete to win both 800m and 1500m Gold at the same Olympics. Her speeches are both hugely motivating and inspirational.
The ever youthful TV vet came to stardom on the BBCs Vets in Practice, since then he has guested on Holiday, Watchdog and co-presented Whats Up Dog? as well as having been the resident vet for Blue Peter. He can be heard on radio, fronts campaigns and gives workshops as well as being an accomplished writer. Joe is always ready for a challenge and to tackle all animals big and small.
Jamie Robertson is a highly experienced presenter of business programmes for the BBC, specialising in international finance, business and economics. A skilled speakers and event facilitator Jamie is the lead presenter for the BBCs World Business Report. He specialises in economics, international affairs, finance and business.,
Award winning presenter, Dr David Bull is a familiar face to all, through his television roles and as an entrepreneur. He is an excellent awards host, presenter, conference facilitator and motivational speaker.
An uplifting and entertaining speaker, always encouraging her audience to embrace simple, green living with many everyday lifestyle-change ideas, Tracey Smith is a specialist writer and broadcaster on sustainable living.,
TV Presenter, event host and facilitator, author, writer and speaker, Wendy is best known for fronting seven years of Channel 4s Pet Rescue. She is also an expert in Domestic Violence, Bullying Issues and coping positively with financial difficulties.
Wendys latest project is co-presenting the new TV show Crafty Beggers a light entertainment show in which two teams go head to head in a bid to make cash out of their handmade crafts.
Suzi is one of televisions most versatile live presenters with an ability to react to any situation and work unscripted whether it be commentating on the 2004 Olympic Sailing, presenting house makeovers and or working for BBC Sport who made her the face of motorcycling in 2000 because of her encyclopaedic knowledge of biking.
John Taylor played 26 times for Wales during their golden era between 1967 and 1974 missing just seven matches over that period - four of them because he refused to play against South Africa. He also went on two Lions tours in 1968 and 1971 playing in all four Tests in 71 when the Lions beat New Zealand in a series for the only time in the 20th century.
Sue is a Presenter, Journalist & Author specialising in money, consumer and family finance issues.
Sue is asked to share her expertise on BBC Breakfast, BBC News & Working Lunch as well as presenting Women in the Property Market on Sky TV. Outside of television Sue has presented a number of shows on BBC Radio as well as being a guest on both Radio 2s Jeremy Vine & Steve Wright in the afternoon shows on a regular basis.
Sue writes for a mix of womens magazines, national papers and websites and her features have appeared everywhere from the Independent on Sunday and Daily Express to magazines including Essentials, Glamour, She and Prima magazines.
The author of two books, the most recent of which being How To Get The Best Deal is packed with moneysaving advice and easy ways to get more for your money.
On the corporate side Sue has worked on both broadcast and media projects with clients including Tesco, moneysupermarket.com, Santander, Natwest, Philips AVENT and eBay.
An expert in cosmetic surgery and anti-ageing techniques, having built up a significant reputation in this field, Shannon boasts an impressive list of high profile clients who she personally mentors through the controversial and ever topical process of cosmetic surgery. Shannon has contributed to various programmes on her subject including Celebs Without Slap for Channel 5.,
Fondly known as Sally Traffic to her loyal listeners on BBC Radio Two where she provides the best traffic news in the UK. She was voted 4th in a Radio Times favourite voices poll, and is always in demand for voice over and corporate work. She was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from UK truckers for her traffic news..
Successful author Preethi tells an amazing inspirational story about realising her dream against all odds. Rejected by a number of publishers Preethi resorted to setting up her own publishing company and posed as her own publicist in order to sell her book. Winning a three book deal with Harper Collins Preethi won the Asian Woman of Achievement award and incidentally her fictional publicist Pru was shortlisted as Publicist of the Year at the PPC awards that same year.
Philippa is an intelligent and charismatic presenter, an author, speaker and facilitator. She is best known for her experience in live television, most notably Tomorrows World she presented this alongside Peter Snow for seven years and during that time anchored many live specials and outside broadcasts.
High profile media personality and journalist, speaker, singer songwriter and fashion designer Pearl Lowe is the ex-vocalist of mid-1990s indie band Powder and former model for Agent Provocateur. She has all the Britpop, fashion and rock n roll credentials and is instantly recognised for being a member of the infamous Primrose Hill set.
Event host and conference chair, Eddie Mairs brand of utilising humorous commentary with hard-hitting serious journalism for BBC TV and radio also makes him the perfect entertaining light-hearted after dinner speaker.
Jason is the UKs best known Gadget and Consumer Technology presenter. He is currently hosting The Gadget Show and is the regular gadget guy on This Morning and BBC Radios The Steve Wright Show.
The Baroness Mone of Chelsea OBE, Michelle is a global speaker, entrepreneur and womens fashion advocate, She founded Ultimo Brands International, the UKs leading designer lingerie brand and received an OBE for her outstanding contribution to business. The Baroness is regularly listed as one of the UKs top female entrepreneurs., Michelle, inventor of the lingerie brand Ultimo, is one of the most famous female entrepreneurs in the UK. She has won numerous awards and commendations for her outstanding achievements., ,
Mary is the leading female sports news presenter and only female sports correspondent, on BBC News covering major events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup and the Ashes. She also co-presents the BBCs Sunday morning programme Heaven and Earth.
At the age of 46, Perry McCarthy is one of Britains top racing drivers and is already part of motor racing folklore. His appeal however has been dramatically widened to car lovers everywhere after being disclosed as The Stig (the secret racing driver in black) as seen on BBC Top Gear.
Sophie presents BBCs 1 oclock news, and regularly appears on the 6 and 10 oclock news bulletins. She has fronted numerous BBC documentaries including Panoramas The trouble with working women and has been part of the presenting team for many of the BBCs big event programmes over the past decade such as the Royal Wedding and the London 2012 Olympics. Sophie is an experienced and charistmatic event host/facilitator.
Sara is a freelance broadcaster who works with the BBC on a variety of business programmes including BBCs Worlds World Business Report. She is an experienced conference facilitator and has worked with many British and international companies across a range of different sectors.
Marie-Noëlle Barton MBE. An inspirational and entertaining speaker who motivates men and women through themes such as Successful Networking, Effective Public Speaking and how to build Self-esteem and Confidence.
A former chef and cookery demonstrator, Lesleys lively personality makes her a popular television cook and a regular member of the team on Ready Steady Cook, and This Morning. In 2008 Lesley was the main presenter of Little Chefs.
A writer, presenter, producer and director and well known as the presenter of The Clothes Show for many years, Caryn is currently presenting on The All New Clothes Show for UKTV Style, she is a bestselling author and is the foremost authority on fashion in the UK.
John Peters is one of the most memorable faces of the 1991 Gulf War, his disfigured face was shown on TV screens around the world as he was held captive by Saddam Hussain. His story is compelling and truly inspiring.