Environmental and Ecology
Gardeners, ecologists, presenters and environmentalists are all available at The Speakers Agency. No matter the event you are holding our green experts will guide you on topics from climate change to sustainability, nature watching and gardens.
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John Craven OBE
Speaker, writer and Facilitator John Craven is the presenter of Countryfile, which every Sunday on BBC One highlights rural and environmental issues and celebrates the British countryside. He joined Countryfile in 1989 after presenting for many years the programme which made him a household name, John Craven’s Newsround.
Philippa is an intelligent and charismatic presenter, an author, speaker and facilitator. She is best known for her experience in live television, most notably Tomorrow’s World – she presented this alongside Peter Snow for seven years and during that time anchored many live specials and outside broadcasts.
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’.
Kate Humble is a highly accomplished writer and presenter. Her most recent television credits include ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Autumnwatch’. Kate is an excellent events and awards host.
After Dinner, Event and Awards Host and Presenter Simon Reeve is best known as a bestselling author and television presenter. He has a passion for travel, history, current affairs, wildlife and the environment.
Co-founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.
Julia Bradbury is one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters. Julia has fronted prgrammes such as Countryfile, Around the World in 80 days, Wainwright Walks and Climb Britain.Speaker Intro
A volunteer on the Outer Hebridean Island of Taransay, as part of the great millennium experiment Castaway 2000, Ben returned to city life in London but has been indulging his countryside passions on-screen, presenting Countryfile and Animal Park for the BBC and for going on a series of adventures with James Cracknell.
Simon King is one of the world’s leading wildlife film makers, most recently seen contributing to BBC2s ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Autumnwatch’ series.
Hugely popular with all ages and in great deamnd as a speaker Chris has appeared in Surprise Gardeners, BBCs Real Rakeovers, Gardening Neighbours, Housecall, UK Styles Weekend Gardener, BBC 2s Gardener’s World Live and Gardeners World.
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.
Martin is one of the new front of camera team members of the BBC’s successful Springwatch/Autumnwatch programming, He joined the team during Spring 2009. As well as acting as a guest presenter on the main programme he is also the presenter/producer for the shows offshoot programme ‘Autumnwatch Unsprung’
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 1’s ‘Inside Out’ presenting team.
Birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, presenter, author and conservationist,
Bill is a truly unique character with enviable experience in a diverse range of fields.
A highly experienced and popular after dinner speaker and conference facilitator Judith Hann is one of Britains leading science journalists and broadcasters known to millions after presenting BBC’s Tomorrows World for twenty years, as well as other programmes on technology, health, food and the environment.
Renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenterMonty Dom is one of the UKs favourite and most respected Gardeners.
Farm Manager of TV’s 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 World’s 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.
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.
Kevin McCloud is best known for Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ and for his annual coverage of the Stirling Prize each October. Kevin is both an excellent after dinner speaker and awards host.
Presenter of BBCs Small Town Gardens and expert on C4s Great Garden Challenge.
Penny has been an occasional presenter for Gardeners’ World on BBC2. She trained in Botany at the University of Wales, and subsequently studied Horticulture and Agriculture at Wolverhampton.
A successful, pioneering and high profile leader in the charity world, David has been a CEO for 27 years, working in the fields of development, human rights, education and environment.
Queen of Green Penney is the no-nonsense eco-expert who presented BBC1s prime time show No Waste Like Home. She owns her own award winning Eco-home and is an expert in home sustainability.
Julia writes the Green lifestyle column, The Green Goddess in The Independent every Thursday and writes regularly about environmental subjects for The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, Tatler and The Sunday Times.
Actress and environmentalist Rula Lenska is a passionate and amusing speaker who speaks with knowledge and humour. She is also an expert conference host and event facilitator.
Adam co-wrote the best selling gardening book Instant Gardening (Chatto & Windus) and has been a guest presenter on BBC Gardeners World as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio. He also wrote a regular gardening column for The Times on Saturday Magazine.
The author of Change the world for a fiver and contributor to the Im not a plastic bag project with Anya Hindmarch, Eugenie has increased awareness about how everyone can change the world in a small way.
Double record holder Annabelle Bond successfully completed her monumentous double world-record breaking seven summits attempt: Everest, Aconcagua, Vinson, Kilimanjaro, Kosiuszco Elbrus and Denali on 10th May 2005. She is the youngest of seven women and the fastest to ever do so.
Packaging designer and environmental expert Laurel Miller works in many product sectors including cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes, automotive, toys, consumer goods and food products.
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.
Lifetime devotee of the countryside and its sports, historian and passionate supporter of countryside issues. Johnny has written, researched and presented his own series for BBC Radio 4 and on BBC2 he co-presented and acted as consultant on three series’ of Clarissa and the Countryman. His extensive knowledge of rural history has made him a Historian of the Countryside’.
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.
Polar Explorer, Climate Change and Incident Leadership expert Jim has over 23 years of experience of Arctic travelling. Jim McNeill is an accomplished polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker.
Bill Giles OBE
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.
One of the first dot com millionaires, successful entrepreneur and a pioneering Ecopreneur Ben Way is one of the UK’s best known young entrepreneurs. His story is a mesmerising tale of how someone so young managed to become a success and how he overcame the pitfalls and hurdles he met along the way.
Since winning the BBC Talent Science on Screen Competition in 2002, Hermione’s 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.
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.
Writer, humanitarian campaigner and motivational speaker, Louise Burfitt-Dons is the founder of ‘Act Against Bullying’, Campaigning Director of the Global Warming Alliance and spearheads the ‘Hot Women Campaign’.
The holder of 12 RHS medals including best creative garden at both Gardener’s World Live and Hampton Court, best small garden and four golds, Anthea is a captivating gardening speaker.
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan captures images that inspire the wonder and awe of the natural world and is best known as a presenter on SpringWatch and AutumnWatch.
Janey Lee Grace
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.
Incredibly funny and a great after dinner speakers Peter Slack shares his wonderfully whimsical observations on the ramblers that pass though his farmyard.
Science Editor for ITN Lawrence has an indepth knowledge of both natural and man made disasters.
Steve Bradley (known as Brad) is a freelance garden writer and broadcaster who has featured in Channel 4’s highly successful gardening series Garden Doctors.
TV & Presenter, horticulturalist and entertaining speaker Steve Brookes is a much-loved and respected gardening authority, sought after for his advice, expertise, enthusiasm and great sense of humour.
Richard is a passionate shark conservationist who now spends most of his time on various projects trying to help these beautiful endangered creatures and stop them being pushed into extinction, he is an authoritative and entertaining speaker.
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.