After Dinner Speakers
For all your after dinner needs, we have the very best experts and professional speakers to inform, educate, amuse and entertain.
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Top rate facilitator, entertainer and the master of over 100 impersonations and star of Alistair McGowans Big Impression. He is also a talented actor appearing in such critically acclaimed series as Bleak House.
Lord Sebastian Coe KBE
Sebastian Coe chairs 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.
Barry Cryer OBE
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 country’s most popular after-dinner speakers.
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.
Double Olympian and British Tennis Champion, Wimbledon Tennis commentator and presenter Andrew Castle is the perfect choice as an events host, conference facilitator and entertaining speaker.
Award winning Entrepreneur and Business Speaker Hilary Devey the inspirational Founder, Chief Executive and Chairman of The Pall-Ex Group is a hugely inspirational figure who has overcome huge hurdles in both her personal and business life.
Former royal correspondent, tv presenter, broadcaster and journalist multi lingual Jennie Bond is a first rate speaker, event host and facilitator.
The originator and driving force behind the Alternative WI Calendar, Tricia has an amazing and inspirational story to tell. The movie and stage production, ‘Calendar Girls’ is based on her story.
Regular ‘Loose Woman’, theatre’s lead ‘Calendar Girl’ and OXO mum Lynda is a highly respected stage and screen actress. She has the most amazing voice, is an excellent facilitator/host and a very funny speaker.
Ian Hislop is one of the best known faces on UK television having been a team captain on BBCs Have I got News For You and also the renowned editor of Private Eye.
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
Editor of the News of the World at 28 and subsequently The Mirror, Piers is now more recognisable as a judge on Britains Got Talent and presenter of programmes such as Piers On..and When Piers Met..
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 Alastair’s involvement in the 13 years of Labour rule, it is undeniable that he can speak authoritatively on change management, strategy, implementation, communications and leadership.
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.
Sir David Frost OBE
Sir David Frost is an internationally renowned television interviewer and has interviewed most of the leading worldwide politicians and personalities. He is a sensational after dinner and conference speaker regaling stories of the good and the famous he has interviewed as well as the most accomplished conference facilitator and awards host.
As one of Britains best known TV and radio personalities, Gloria Hunniford requires little introduction. From chat show and current affairs host to presenter of religious and lifestyle programmes, Gloria is a TV institution, accomplished speaker and outstanding host/facilitator.
Sally Gunnell OBE
Outstanding Speaker, Sally Gunnell O.B.E. holds a place in the hearts of the nation as the most popular female sportswoman of our time, and our most successful. She is the only woman to hold four titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European & Commonwealth and also held the World Record for the 400m hurdles.
One of the most heart-warming business success stories at present is the phenomenal rise of the Rastafarian musician Levi Roots. His Reggae Reggae Sauce a delightful mix of barbecue and jerk sauce that won a big contract on Dragon’s Den has gone on from being sold at Notting Hill Carnival to nationwide with Sainsburys, Subway and Wetherspoon’s. Levi has since followed this up with a series on BBC2 Caribbean Food Made Easy and a cookbook Reggae, Reggae Cookbook.
TV presenter, author, writer, after dinner speaker and events host, Frank Skinner is a highly accomplished comedian who returned to BBC 2 with a topical comedy series, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated.
TV presenter, 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 today’s business world giants.
Currently a regular in BBC’s Holby City and best known for portraying Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth, actor Robert Powell was Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and he appeared with his old mate Jasper Carrot in the Detectives and a whole lot more. In huge demand for voiceovers keen golfer and ardent cricket fan Robert is the perfect choice for speaker, event host and facilitator.
Former Bucks Fizz Singer and TV Presenter Cheryl is the perfect host and speaker.
Bob Bevan MBE
One of the UKs truly brilliant after dinner entertainers, Bob the Cat Bevan is a sterling all rounder.
Alan Titchmarsh MBE
Author, Presenter and renowned speaker Alan is one of Britains most well-known and best-loved gardeners, having fronted the BBCs hugely successful Ground Force and Gardeners World. He is a fantastic asset to any event.
Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE
Outstanding motivational and inspirational speaker, four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent is one of Great Britain’s most successful and highest profile athletes of all time is also a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
Lord David Triesman
Leading Economist The Rt Hon the Lord Triesman long served at the centre of UK national and international politics and ran Tony Blair’s political organisation. He became the senior figure in England’s football system at home and abroad, is known for outspoken views and corruption-busting, and has worked inside the rooms where the key decisions are taken.
Milly Johnson is a Sunday Times top ten bestselling and international author of women’s fiction. She is also a columnist, copywriter, joke-writer, poet and popular after-dinner speaker.
Business speaker and event host, Katie Hopkins is a branding and employability expert as well as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
Known as the People’s Tenor Russell Watson is a hugely popular motivational speaker, host and live performer and is available for both corporate and private events.
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
Dame Kelly Holmes
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.
TV Presenter, writer and broadcaster Clare Balding won the nation’s heart during the London 2012 Olympics and is an outstanding awards host and speaker.
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.
TV Presenter, Singer, Host and Speaker Aled Jones is a highly skilled all rounder for events.
Amanda is an all-round action girl as a TV presenter and racing driver. Amanda has raced bikes and cars from the age of 19. She is a well known TV presenter presenting numerous racing and car shows on Channel 4 and 5.
Incredibly funny and a great after dinner speakers Peter Slack shares his wonderfully whimsical observations on the ramblers that pass though his farmyard.
Successful entrepreneur Judy Piatkus founded lifestyle publishing company Piatkus Books in 1979 when women entrepreneurs were rare. She grew the business into a global brand before selling it successfully in 2007.
Mark Williams-Thomas MA
One of the countrys leading police advisors to the media Mark Williams-Thomas features regularly as an expert on the BBC, ITV and Sky News. He is also the leading authority in child protection as well as a script advisor to TV programmes such as Waking the Dead and Inspector Lynley.
Senior Daybreak Correspondent Jonathan Swain joined the team in 2010 after 9 years on GMTV. He has travelled the world extensively to bring some of the biggest news stories to viewers. He is a superb event host and facilitator as well as an entertaining speaker.
Simon Weston OBE
Only a handful of people would have recognised the Simon Weston who headed out for the Falklands Conflict in June 1982. But the face of the Simon Weston who returned from the bombing of the Sir Galahad is recognised the world over, not for his disfigurement from 46% burns but for the optimism which he radiates. His determination has inspired courage and the will to excel in countless others. And his irrepressible humour, his infectious enthusiasm and his immediately engaging personality have made him the number one choice of many companies who invite Simon back to speak time and again.
Tom O Connor
One of Britains funniest comedians of all time, Tom is a hugely popular after dinner entertainer.
Bill Tidy MBE
Phenomenally talented and highly respected as a Cartoonist, Author, Writer, TV and Radio Presenter and unique After Dinner Speaker, Bill Tidy delivers a unique presentation which incorporates his wit, expertise and indomitable style in every sense of the word.
Writer, presenter, actress and singer, Toyah is spunky, energetic, passionate, motivational, stimulating and a great believer in re-invention being the key to survival. She is a captivating and outstanding speaker on motivation, diet, education, the music business and much more.
Nicholas Parsons OBE
Nicholas Parsons is one of Britains best known and much loved entertainers and he has worked in every branch of show business. A great raconteur he is also in great demand as event chair and host.
Graham is the proud father of the world famous Liverpool Sextuplets born 27 years ago. He has amassed a truly wonderful collection of stories and observations which are totally inspiring and very funny.
Dr David Bryon is the former Managing Director of bmibaby, which grew to become one of the Europe’s largest low cost airlines under his leadership. He now enjoys a successful speaking career that includes professional business speaking, awards hosting, conference facilitating and has a highly popular after-dinner comedy routine (based around flying!).
David Battie F.R.S.A.
Acclaimed Speaker and Leading Ceramics Expert David Battie is an ex-director of Sothebys with a worldwide knowledge of works of art and has appeared on the BBCs Antiques Roadshow since the very first programme.
Award winning TV and radio Presenter, Writer and Comedian Jimmy Carr is being hailed as one of the most original and distinctive new stars on TV. He is continually in demand as event host as well as proving to be hugely popular as after dinner entertainment
Lewine Mair has been the Daily Telegraph’s golf correspondent since 1997 and is the first woman to have held that position. She travels the world writing about Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomerie, Michelle Wie and other household golfing names.
Esther Rantzen CBE
A factual, funny and fearless speaker/presenter, Esther Rantzen is one of the best-known faces on British television. For twenty-one years she produced and hosted ‘Thats Life!’ the most successful consumer programme in the history of television, and is a patron and president for many children’s charities.
Willie Thorne former World Seniors Snooker Champion Willie Thorne is one of the UK’s leading after dinner speaker, auctioneers, hosts & MCs.
Bill Turnbull is presenter of BBC Breakfast, Britain’s favourite morning TV show. He’s been waking up the country from the sofa for seven years, helping it to win three TRIC Awards for Best Daytime Programme and take the No 1 spot in the ratings. Previously, he was a stalwart presence on the BBC’s News 24 and Radio Five Live. He’s also presented the One and Six O’Clock News.
Head Golf Professional at the world renowned Belfry, since 1981, the only venue to have staged the biggest golf event in the world, The Ryder Club Matches for an unprecedented 4 times.
Steve Cram MBE
World Record Holder and Olympic Medalist, Journalist and BBC Chief Athletics Commentator Steve Cram is one of the world’s most successful middle distance athletes of all time.
Jean Smith is a social anthropologist currently researching a book on flirting in five different cultures. She interviewed singletons in London, Dublin, Stockholm, Paris, Chicago and New York studying how different cultures use attraction.
Ben is one of the UKs most talented drivers and has achieved success both here in Europe and in America. He currently presents motorsport on Sky and also has performed numerous stunts and tested cars on BBCs Top Gear.
Professor Greg Whyte PhD FACSM
Olympic Sport Scientist, Celebrity Trainer and Adviser has coached Little Britain star David Walliams and the BBCs Christine Bleakley on their cross channel swims as well as guiding actor Eddie Izzard to run 42 marathons in 51 days.
One of Britains best loved TV presenters Eamonn is a popular choice of speaker for all types of events as well as being in great demand as an events facilitator and awards host.
From the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, to the USA Masters Golf in 2007, to BBC Sports Personality of the Year, to the sports news on BBC Breakfast, Chris is recognised as one of televisions most popular sports presenters.
Appearing in the hugely successful Extras with Ricky Gervais, Shaun Williamson is a very versatile, entertaining and incredibly talented corporate and after dinner speaker.
Diane Louise Jordan
Former Blue Peter presenter Diane is an exceptional Motivational, Work/Life Balance, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence and Celebrity Speaker. She has also presented Songs of Praise and is often seen doing crazy things like Coasteering on the Country File. Uplifting, informative and fun to listen to Diane is an impressive speaker and host.
Expert conference facilitator Huw Edwards is known to millions of viewers as main presenter of the BBC’s flagship 10 O’ Clock News, Britain’s most popular television news programme.
British adventurer and endurance skier, Hannah McKeand became the fastest person ever to trek to the South Pole, solo and unaided in December 2006. She is an accomplished speaker on the arctic and climate change.
Sir Tim Rice
Author, broadcaster, writer awards & conferences host and after dinner speaker Sir Tim Rice’s distinguished career includes collaborations with Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber on many musicals such as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and EVITA and spans several decades.
Michael’s remarkable life story is one of consistently overcoming incredible odds. British born with a cocktail of Irish and Brazilian blood and educated by the Jesuits, Michael describes himself as the black sheep of his family, a catalyst for change and a champion of difference; most of his family are in medicine. Michael made history in January 2004 by becoming the only disabled person in the world to have reached both the North and South Poles ~ by any standards, an extraordinary example of determination, courage and singular achievement.
David has a passionate interest in all aspects of gardening and garden history. He has lived and worked in rural and urban Britain and also in France, Hong Kong and New Zealand. David’s career in gardening includes working as a planting adviser, lecturing on a wide range of garden-related topics and leading specialist garden tours
One of Britains best known businessmen, Gerald is famous for being the head of the major 1980s jewellery businesss Ratners. Its sudden and dramatic decline following his own tongue-in-cheek criticism is now legendary.
Sally Kettle speaks and writes about her adventures at sea. The first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice from East to West, Sally tells of rough seas, wild storms, harsh living and encounters with sharks. It is her experiences of people, though, that provide illumination, inspiration and insight.
Paul Heiney is a well respected, versatile and experienced broadcaster and writer, who over 30 years has appeared on all Britain’s major television and radio networks. In recent years, his speciality has been consumer affairs and rural issues.
Horse racing pundit and commentator, James is best known for The Apprentice Series 5 (2009), where he quickly became known as the wittiest and nicest candidate ever. He talks about the business lessons to be learned from The Apprentice and the Game Theory – how to alter perceptions and decision making.
JazzBizz featuring Frances Edmonds
Ever the one to continually produce unique and exciting new concepts in the world of speaking truly phenomenal all rounder Frances Edmonds recently created JAZZBIZZ, an exciting new idea which delivers powerful business messages through the medium of music and the metaphor of jazz. Rated by the Times as Britain’s most entertaining female, Frances is a best selling author, broadcaster a humorous and motivational cross cultural communicator who consistently receives top ratings for her humorous and motivational presentations. A gifted, multilingual communicator, she also uses her linguistic, creative and broadcasting skills to deliver relevant, inspirational and, above all, realistic strategies for personal and professional fulfilment and hilarious after dinner speeches.
JAZZBIZZ - OUR BAND IS YOUR BUSINESS
Steve Williams MBE
Double Gold Medal winner (2008 & 2004) in the Men’s Coxless Four Steve is an excellent corporate speaker and ambassador. He has worked with several blue-chip companies, as a team building/motivational speaker at sales conferences and award ceremonies. Steve is also available to host ‘learn to row’ team building days at the world’s most famous rowing club, Leander, in Henley on Thames.
Clive is the BBC’s Legal Correspondent, a role he arrived at via a career as a barrister, Principal Lecturer in Law, and then one of the country’s leading comedy writers.
Jane is a writer, journalist and presenter who appears regularly on radio and TV. She is the author of four best-selling novels and two non-fiction books - Wannabe a Writer? - featuring contributions from a wide array of big name authors and journalists from Jilly Cooper to Frederick Forsyth to Michael Buerk with a foreword by Katie Fforde; and Wannabe a Writer Weve Heard Of? which includes tips from a variety of celebrities.
Event host, conference facilitator and one of TVs most versatile presenters Mark Durden-Smith is a stirling all rounder for any event.
Outstanding football player for Hartlepool United, Derby County and Nottingham Forest. Today John is a commentator and coach as well as a highly entertaining after dinner and inspiring motivational speaker.
One of the victorious 2003 Rugby World Cup squad, Matt is also immediately recognised for his stirling efforts on the BBCs 2006 Strictly Come Dancing and as one of the team captains of A Question of Sport.
Jonathan Shalit is a true impresario in the old fashioned sense of the word, working in all areas of the entertainment industry as both a highly regarded Manager of talent in Music and Television, and running his own Music Production and Publishing company.
Assistant Editor and columnist on The Sunday Express newspaper, Julia also makes a regular appearance as a panellist on Have I Got News For You and is recognised as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
After making her name with Radio 4, Radio Times voted Fi Glover ninth out of the top ten British voices, with her weekend breakfast show attracting over a million listeners. Her mix of serious journalism with a sarcastic touch makes her an ideal after dinner speaker.
Lord Charlie Brocket
Colourful, charismatic aristocrat, best selling author, TV presenter and highly entertaining After-dinner speaker who starred in ITV1s Im a Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here .
Lady Marie Stubbs
Former Head Mistress of the infamous St Georges School and author Lady Stubbs is a motivating speaker on transformational leadership and education. Portrayed by Julie Walters in the screen adaptation of her book Ahead of the Class
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.
Entertaining After Dinner Speaker and outstanding Conference facilitator Frazer is best known for his roles as Jamie in Dr Who and Joe Sugden in Emmerdale Farm.
Former Newsround host Ellie is a journalist and television presenter who currently works on the BBCs 8pm news summary, and as a relief presenter on the BBC News Channel.
A well known presenter with Sky Sports and ITV Central, Gary has been an established after dinner speaker at business and sports clubs for over 30 years.
James Cracknell MBE
After dinner and motivational speaker, James Cracknell needs no introduction. As a two time Olympic Gold medallist and British International Rower, his exuberant charisma, charm and intelligence make him a perfect choice for corporate events.
Adrian Chiles is an excellent events & awards host, conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. He is also signed to ITV to present a range of high profile programming, including the Champions League and FA Cup.
Jeremy Vine is best known for his Radio 2 12-2pm weekday show and his global reporting when he was Africa correspondent for the BBC. He is also an very entertaining after dinner speaker as well as a highly regarded event host and facilitator.
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.
Ciarán O Keeffe PhD.
Lecturer, Events Host and After Dinner speaker, Dr. Ciarán O’Keefe PhD is best known for providing a sceptical voice to various paranormal shows e.g. Living TVs Most Haunted, and Jane Goldman Investigates.
Former Editor of the Today programme, speech writer, journalist, presenter and brilliant raconteur Rod Liddle is an excellent choice for after dinner entertainment
Antony Worrall Thompson
Celebrity chef Anthony Worral-Thompson is a TV presenter, speaker and awards host presented BBCs Saturday Kitchen for a number of years before moving on to ITV.
Dee Caffari MBE
After 29,100 miles and 178 days with little sleep (and having to cope with some terrifying moments in the Southern Ocean), Dee Caffari is the first woman to sail solo non-stop the ‘wrong’ way around the world and has sailed into the history books.
Best recognised as ‘Rimmer’ from Red Dwarf and as Gordon Brittas the incompetent manager of Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. Chris Barrie’s comedy background is the foundation for his entertaining yet professional after dinner speeches.
Dickie Arbiter LVO
The most famous former Buckingham Palace press secretary to HM The Queen, Dickie is still the man the media turn to for comment on the Royal Family and is in huge demand as speaker. He has over thirty five years experience covering royalty.
Renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter Monty Don is one of the UKs favourite and most respected Gardeners.
Journalist and presenter, James May is relaxed and professional with a sharp dry wit and an exuberant personality. He is the ideal choice for after dinner speeches, wine tasting and facilitator at corporate events.
Al Murray is best known for his alter ego, multi award winning character creation, The Pub Landlord.
An inspiring speaker, combining extensive experience of active service with broad and detailed knowledge of global military and political history, Tim is in demand as an authority on teamwork, leadership and motivation.
The original reality TV star, Jane remains one of Britain’s most loved performers and TV personalities as well as being an inspiring speaker.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE
Inspirational speaker Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE is Britains most successful Paralympic athlete ever!
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.
Jacqueline Williams is a keen advocate of women’s rights and the empowerment of women, particularly those in and from, developing countries. She is active in the international development arena seeking to help build the leadership capacity of those in positions of influence, especially women as a means of improving the lives of many and developing their communities and nations as a result.
Pam Ayres MBE
Pam does wonderful things with words. Her show is an amalgam of stories, jokes, poems, and anecdotes which make an unforgettable evening of laughter.
Comedian and actor Dominic Holland is also a published author, writer and media contributor. As well as after dinner speaking Dom has become one of the most sought after awards hosts. He weaves material and pertinent observations ensuring that the ceremony is memorable for all.
Aggie MacKenzie co-presented ‘How Clean is Your House’ and is known as the queen of cleaning remedies for household spots and stains, Aggie is also a journalist and speaker.
Former Head of Media for The Conservative Party under William Hague, Amanda is a regular TV presenter, corporate host and entertaining speaker.
The former MP for Maidstone, Ann Widdecombe is an author, writer, broadcaster and outstanding speaker who is also extremely well known for her many TV appearances and strong opinions.
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.
Outstanding speaker and crowned Queen of the jungle in the 2005 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Carol Thatcher is also a best selling author, journalist and broadcaster.
Known as the Green Goddess – broadcaster and author specialising in health and fitness, Diana is a most motivating and entertaining speaker.
A personality profiler with a sense of humour and a fund of anecdotes to curl the straightest hair! Diane’s work ranges from ‘helping the police with their enquiries’ to assisting with putting of the right person into the right job. She writes regular columns for magazines such as Marketing and Legal Week and offers a range of lively interactive talks that can be mixed and matched according to the occasion.
Described as Frank and funny, you cant put her down, Writer, Broadcaster, Reality TV Star and Politician Edwina Currie is an incredible communicator and powerful speaker.
Eve is an extremely funny, interesting and insightful After Dinner Speaker entertaining audiences as diverse as BT, Manchester Chamber of Commerce and NCH, being described as hitting the perfect note and highly appreciated by the audience.
The quintessential attention-seeker, Jane is addicted to comedy. Like Billy Connolly, she simply walks on stage and spins out umpteen autobiographical anecdotes, laced with mordant wit... Godley is a unique talent.
A successful and versatile television presenter, actress, author and columnist, Julie is also an outstanding event host/facilitator and a sparkling after-dinner speaker.
One of TV and radios best known presenters, John has made a name for himself hosting coverage of events such as The Olympics and Grandstand and is currently the face of Rugby on the BBC.
Co-presenter of How Clean is Your House and runner up in the 2009 ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, Kim is highly entertaining speaker with a very funny collection of anecdotes picked up along the way.
Linda Ormiston OBE
Its not over till the fat lady speaks! - Linda Ormiston, operatic singer and entertaining after-dinner speaker
Angus Scott is Al Jazeeras main presenter for the English language sports channel. Having previously worked for Setanta and ITV Sport, he has provided coverage of numerous sports across the networks, including football, rugby union and motorsport.
Perry McCarthy (A.K.A Black Stig)
At the age of 46, Perry McCarthy is one of Britain’s 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.
Jason is the UK’s 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 Radio’s ‘The Steve Wright Show’.
Known around the world as the main presenter of BBC televisions Songs of Praise, Pam is also a Compere, Presenter, Expert Facilitator and humorous, moving and entertaining speaker.
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.
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..
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.
Llewela Bailey is one of the most familiar faces in regional television and has a wealth of experience in broadcasting, having worked in the industry for more than twenty-five years.
TV Chef, Restaurateur and TV personality Aldo Zilli is a fantastic speaker
Dr David Bull
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 award-winning columnist, presenter and producer, Paul’s caustic, and very funny interviewing technique has seen him tackling subjects ranging from Mike Tyson, Sandra Bullock and Jean Claude to Van Damme, Dennis Hopper and Arnold Schwarzenggar.
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.
Graeme Le Saux
Widely known for being one of the UK’s 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.
Outrageously funny comedienne, TV personality and author Jo Brand is a fantastic host and cabaret artist for corporate events.
Award winning newspaper editor turned top PR man, Phil Hall edited both the News Of The World and Hello! magazine before starting his own PR agency PHA Media 4 years ago. He is an outstanding speaker who entertains his audiences with tasty morsels about life as a tabloid editor interlinked with the trials and tribulations of a PR guru.
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.
Simon Schama CBE
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.
Will Greenwood MBE
Will Greenwood is one of England’s greatest ever rugby players as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters.
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.
Writer and presenter Eric Knowles is one of the nation’s 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.
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.
Don Hale OBE
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.
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’.
Andy Green OBE
Wing Commander Andy Green set the world’s 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.
There are lots of people who speak about wine but there is no-one with the same blend of wit and authority on the subject as Wine Explorer and presenter Graham Mitchell.
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
The UKs most respected news and current affairs presenter Sir Trevor is also an outstanding and hugely popular speaker, event host and facilitator.
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 nation’s favourite steeplejack.
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.
Sir Chris Hoy MBE
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.
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.
Roger Black MBE
Leading Motivational speaker Roger Black is one of the country’s 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.
Joe is the presenter of BBC2s flagship gardening show, Gardeners World and also appears in the BBCs coverage of Chelsea, Hampton Court, Blenheim and Tatton Flower shows.
John Prescott was Britains longest serving Deputy Prime Minister, and a key player in the Blair government. Few people can speak about leadership, politics and policy making with as much authority.
As Home Secretary at the time of the 9/11 attacks, David Blunkett served through some of the most turbulent events of recent years. He is a charismatic and gifted speaker on politics, security and management.
Sir Christopher Meyer
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.
Charles Kennedy MP
Charles Kennedy, the youngest MP of his generation at the time of his election is the former Liberal Democrat leader and is a high profile speaker on UK politics.
Dr David Perl MB BS, MBCI
Leading specialist in crisis and stress management and workplace health, Dr David Perl (CrisisGuy) regularly delivers keynote talks globally and in the media. An innovator by nature, he led the development of Green Light Solutions.
Steve is one of the countrys best and most sought after motivational speakers, a highly successful high jumper who won medals at every major championship.
Chef to the Royal Household, Colin’s fascinating stories about the ins and outs of a palace kitchen will leave you breathless at the extent of work required to run one of the oldest monarchies.
Dr Paul Bahn
One of the world’s leading popularisers of archaeology, through books, articles and broadcasting, Dr Paul Bahn is a highly informative and entertaining speaker. He is also Britain’s foremost specialist in prehistoric art and Easter Island.
Best known as PC Tony Stamp in ITV’s the Bill for the past 25 years the very versatile Graham Cole is a much in-demand after dinner speaker and event host.
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.
Winner of two Sony awards and three British comedy awards, the Scottish born writer, director, producer and performer Armando Iannucci’s 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.
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.
Easily recognisable from his appearances on BBC’s The Speaker Jeremy is an exceptionally talented speaker. An expert in Inter-personal communication and presentation, Acting for stage and screen, Creativity and Performance at Arts, Media, Educational, and Corporate events, his style combines academic reasoning with theatrical flair. In Japan he is regarded as a philosophical entertainer.
Rachel Agnew is a broadcaster, writer, speaker, marketing consultant, ex-comedienne and Mum. She can be seen regularly reviewing the newspapers on Sky News and on ITV’s This Morning and has appeared on BBC Breakfast and Loose Women. In addition, she is often heard discussing many and varied topical issues on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and on The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5live.
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.
Experienced broadcaster, journalist and former MP David Mellor is a highly regarded after dinner speaker due to his wealth of knowledge regarding business, politics and sport.
Popular broadcaster, journalist and musician Nicky Campbell presents BBC 5 Live’s Breakfast on weekdays and BBC1’s Big Question on Sunday mornings. A consummate professional he is highly suited to facilitating conferences and he is also an entertaining after dinner speaker.
The man behind the stimulating cigarette brand ‘death cigarettes’, BJ Cunningham is an innovative marketing and communications specialist and has built up an entertaining reputation as a thought provoking after dinner speaker.
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 Andre’s manager.
Award winning journalist, broadcaster and leading economist Tim Harford presents Radio 4’s 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.
Established and popular entertainer once hailed by the Guardian as the mascot of a magical renaissance John Lenahan, former holder of the title Street Magician of the Year is a highly entertaining speaker and cabaret artist.
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.
Proving great value for his worth, Lee Hurst claimed to fame on the BBC quiz show They Think It’s 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.
Lord John Stevens QPM
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.
Presenter of a live phone-in show broadcasted on LBC 97.3 FM, after dinner speaker and event host Clive Bull has succeeded in building a loyal fan base and developed an admirable reputation for blending current affairs with light-hearted daily topics.
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.
Jonny is best known for the Channel 5 show Fifth Gear alongside Tiff Needell, Jason Plato, Vicki Butler Henderson and Tom Ford
Vicki Butler Henderson
Vicki is best known for the Channel 5 show Fifth Gear alongside Tiff Needell, Jason Plato, Jonny Smith and Tom Ford
King of the Jungle and star of TV, Radio and the West End stage, Christopher Biggins is hugely talented and entertaining.
He is an excellent After Dinner speaker and Event and Awards Host.
Zeinab Badawi is a television and radio reporter and news presenter, she was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News and she co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow for several years, anchoring the show in his absence before joining BBC News.
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’.
Best known for her character Dolly Skilbek in Emmerdale Farm Jean has been an actress, presenter and voice-over artist, speaker and event host.
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.
Best-selling author and international speaker, Margaret Parkin motivates and mobilises, challenges and inspires individuals, teams and organisations through her unique use of stories and metaphors.
One of the nations most popular authors and broadcasters, Penny is a renowned writer on the subjects of the UK monarchy and celebrities.
Baroness Heyhoe Flint MBE DL
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 women’s 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.
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.
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
Dynamic Business and After Dinner speaker, Sports Psychologist, Life Coach, Author and media personality, Garry Leboff is regularly invited to explain how a company can apply his techniques and the mindsets of world class sportsmen for business success.
Simon King is one of the world’s leading wildlife film makers, most recently seen contributing to BBC2s ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Autumnwatch’ series.
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.
Alvin D. Hall is a financial adviser, author and presenter of the BBC television programme Your Money or Your Life.
In great demand for corporate cabaret and awards ceremonies Rory Bremner is a consummate performer and entertainer making him the perfect after dinner speaker, host and facilitator.
Lenny Henry CBE
Comedian, presenter, writer, producer and one of the founding members of ‘Comic Relief’, Lenny Henry’s 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.
Nick’s 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
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
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.
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE
Across the world, Sir Geoff Hurst certainly needs no introduction, as he is a sporting legend, who is still the only player to ever score a Hat Trick in a World Cup final.
Actor, producer and writer Gary Webster’s career has spanned over twenty years and included playing Ray Daley in Minder, East Enders, Inspector Morse, the Bill and Taggert. In 2010 he started working with legendary director John Landis on a film adaptation of the Rivals which is due to be released in 2011.
The inspiring and motivational Bel Mooney is one of Britain’s most successful journalists, has written for nearly every national newspaper and many magazines as well as branching into fiction writing.
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.
Dan Snow is a historian, broadcaster and television presenter and has presented numerous historical documentaries as well as appearing on BBC Breakfast, This Morning and the One Show.
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.
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.
David Dimbleby has presented Question Time on BBC1 since 1994, and has hosted the BBCs Election coverage since 1979.
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.
Award winning TV personality and West End performer Phillip Schofield is an excellent After Dinner speaker and adds humour and wit as an Event and Awards 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.
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’
Author and broadcaster Jonathan Aggers Agnew is a former professional cricketer who is best known for his commentary on the BBC’s 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.
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.
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.
Bear Grylls is one of the most well known and successful, young adventurers in the world. At just 23 years old, he became The Youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest.
Lesley does a large amount of voiceover work for various productions both sporting and otherwise and would be interested in other areas of broadcasting in addition to Sport. Lesley regularly speaks on the After Dinner circuit and would like also to gain experience at motivational events. Lesley’s other interests involve Literature, DIY and Outdoor pursuits of all kinds
Winner of BBC Radio 5’s award for the Best Tweeter 2009 actor, writer and comedian, and best known for I’m Alan Partridge, Knowing Me Knowing You, and The Day Today, David is very funny awards host and after dinner speaker.
Alain Robert is the French rock and urban climber famous for scaling skyscrapers using just his bare hands. Having climbed over 85 of the worlds tallest structures Alain feats have earned him the moniker the French Spider-Man.
Award-winning television comedian, journalist and author Dom Joly is a fantastic speaker whose speeches keep his audiences entertained from start to finish.
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.
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.
Vic Reeves was first presented to the TV public as ‘Britain’s Best Light Entertainer’. Now his humourous actions make him a perfect events host and facilitator.
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 work records and a ‘cycle ride’ to the South Pole, and she is a charming, warm and fascinating speaker and event host.
Suggs is a singer, songwriter, actor and TV presenter who is best know as the lead singer with Madness.
He is an excellent host for any event.
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today. Housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, megastar, celebrity spin doctor and icon.
Barry Humphries is an Australian comedian, character actor, film producer and script writer, an award-winning writer and a star of Londons West End musical theatre.
SKY News presenter, event host and conference facilitator, Dermot Murnaghan is one of the best known newscasters in Britain whose charm and professionalism delight a whole variety of clients.
Accomplished actress and presenter, Daisy Donovan is an entertaining host for any event.
Danny John-Jules and Graham Hoskins
Danny John-Jules and Graham Hoskins left their day jobs behind to complete the adventure of a lifetime circumnavigating the Mediterranean Sea by motorbike – in just 16 days!
Lynn Faulds Wood
Speaker and event host, Lynn Faulds Wood is an award winning TV presenter and health campaigner. Her story is one of inspirational survival and her subsequent campaigning to save lives from cancer.
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.
Multi award winning Talk radio Presenter and national newspaper columnist Jon Gaunt is also an entertaining speaker, awards host and conference facilitator.
Tricia Walsh-Smith is a comedienne/writer/singer and star of Sky 1’s Pineapple Dance Studios and Louie Spence’s Showbiz. She is also known globally as the YouTube divorcee because of the infamous video she posted on YouTube informing the world that her husband was evicting her from the marital home. She has spoken at functions in New York and also at top private schools such as Spence and Dalton in Manhattan.
The creative brain behind the landmark television series Victoria’s Empire with Victoria Wood, The Million Pound Property Experiment and Panic Mechanics Sonia is passionate about innovative thinking, big ideas and taking risks.
Dr John Paul Leach
Glasgow born John Paul Leach spent a great deal of time during his teens weighing up whether to become a comedy actor/stand up comic or a doctor. He became both!
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.
Pauline’s 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 World’s Longest Climb.
Grooming and etiquette expert Diana is descended from Edward Weissmuller von Wimmis, an envoy to the Court of St James in London in the 20th century.
She is a regular contributor to television and radio programmes.
Event host and conference chair, Eddie Mair’s 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.
International founder of refuges for battered women and children, international author, published poet, playwright and raconteur Erin is an outstanding after dinner speaker as well as a passionate speaker on a variety of subjects including parenting, the penal system, the elderly and much more.
Fearne Cotton is one of the UK’s most in-demand TV and radio presenters. She is an excellent Event and Awards host and her natural charm makes her a firm favourite for any event.
Presenter and writer Yvonne Finnerty is the charismatic host of the prime time television series ‘Nanny 911’ and an expert on child behaviour and family cohesion.
Gethin presented Blue Peter for 3 ½ years before leaving CBBC’s 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.
Creator of House of Holland, DJ and friend of model Agyness Deyn, Henry is a keen speaker and one of Londons chief architects in the wave of creative talent sweeping the capital.
Presenter of BBCs Small Town Gardens and expert on C4s Great Garden Challenge.
Former Blue Peter presenter, Janet is a regular on The Wright Stuff and also presenter of Five TVs holistic house makeover show Housebusters (coming back in June on prime time) and the award-winning Lifeblood series on Five. Host of UKTVs Mums Weekend. Presenting Great Garden Challenge on Channel 4 which goes out every weekday at 12.30 pm.
Expert event host and speaker Jeni is best known as the host and most essential ingredient of UKTV Foods Great Food Live , it’s most successful show since 2001. She has also hosted Loose Women and Too Many Cooks for ITV as well as working extensively for the BBC.
Up until recently Arlene Phillips was a judge on the BBCs hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing until she was shockingly dropped for a younger model. She is a cracking speaker and hugely inspirational woman.
Austin Healey is a former Leicester & England Rugby player straight out of the Phil Tufnell mould of ‘cheeky chappy’ sportsman.
26 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.
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.
A notable expert in ceramics, Lars Tharp is nationally known to viewers of the BBC Antiques Roadshow as well as being a popular and highly entertaining speaker to societies and special gatherings. He appears on numerous Radio and TV programmes, most recently presenting Inside Antiques, his own 12-part series on BBC Four and is a Director of the Foundling Museum in London.
Chris Addison is a critically acclaimed stand up renowned for his versatility, his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery.
Chris Frediani and Julian Perryman
Chris Frediani and Julian Perryman are Nick Knowles DIY SOS team mates and are in great demand as a duo for speeches and personal appearances.
Lucinda is the great, great, great grand daughter of Charles Dickens and is a biographer, travel writer and art historian. She inherited his skill at speaking to audiences and gives lively talks on a variety of subjects, including her books. Lizzie, The Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, 200 years of Charles Dickens, Princess Louise: Queen Victoria’s sculptor daughter and a book on the Women’s movement in Britain
TV Presenter, Property Developer, Speaker and Conference Facilitator, Lucy is a great choice for any event.
TV Presenter, broadcaster and conference facilities Maggie Philbin currently covers technology for BBC Breakfast News on their regular ‘Tomorrow’s World’ features, having spent ten years on the cutting edge science programme of the same name
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.
Colonel Bob Stewart
An army officer for 26 years, Colonel Bob Stewart is best known for his command of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. He has worked in some of the toughest circumstances in the world, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for leadership and gallantry.
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.
Monty Halls is not only an adventurer in the finest traditions of British exploration, he is an outstanding Speaker, Author, Film-maker & TV Presenter too.
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.
Birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, presenter, author and conservationist,
Bill is a truly unique character with enviable experience in a diverse range of fields.
Brian Ashton MBE
One of the UK’s most experienced professional Rugby coaches. His challenging approach to management, leadership and high level performance has as much resonance in the world of business as it does on the training pitch.
Brimming with energy, TV and radio presenter Caroline Feraday is also a conference facilitator and entertaining speaker.
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.
One of Britain’s best loved gardeners and experts on water features, Charlie Dimmock is a great speaker and lecturer.
Hugely popular with all ages and in great demand as a speaker Chris has appeared in Surprise Gardeners, BBCs Real Makeovers, Gardening Neighbours, House Call, UK Styles Weekend Gardener, BBC2s Gardener’s World Live and Gardeners World.
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’.
Health Writer, Broadcaster, Psychotherapist and Life-Coach Christine Webber is an expert on relationships and mental health issues.
Cyrus Todiwala MBE
The Proprietor and Executive Chef of London’s Café Spice Namaste, Cyrus Todiwala has over the years picked up a number of prestigious awards including British Curry Awards Industry Personality of the Year 2007 and Best Indian Chef in the UK.
Daley Thompson CBE
Daley is the world’s greatest ever all round athlete and Double Olympic Champion. He is the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record and was unbeaten in 9 years of competition. He is both motivational and inspirational.
David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE
The highly motivating speaker David Hempleman-Adams is regarded as one of the most successful and outstanding adventurers in the world today.
Debra Searle MBE
Adventurer, author, entrepreneur and TV Presenter Debra Seale MBE is a speaker par excellence whose story has captivated all who listen to it.
One of Britain’s best known and most trusted presenters Nicholas Owen has won international acclaim for his sincerity and professionalism throughout his career. He is currently with BBC News, which he re-joined in February 2007. For well over a decade before that he hosted all ITNs major bulletins, including Channel Four News and News at Ten. He has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes. He is a prolific conference facilitator and hosts many and varied corporate events. He is also an accomplished after dinner speaker.
TV diver, Paul is a man of many talents and has thrived on a lifetime of exploring, adventure and travel. Paul’s television presenting credits include; Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, Meltdown and Wind.
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.
Phil is best known for his co-presenter if the C4 property series Location, Location, Location, now in its 12th series with his co host Kirstie Allsopp. Following the success of this show, spin-offs have followed: Relocation. Relocation, Location Revisited and a special – Location on first time buyers. Phil’s experience of business and presenting, coupled with a warm and engaging manner, make him a popular corporate choice for speaker and or event host.
Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton is a Swiss writer, television presenter and entrepreneur whose books and articles have made literature, philosophy and art more accessible to a wider audience
Duncan Bannatyne OBE
Tremendous entrepreneurial instincts, brilliant commercial nous and phenomenal business success confirms that Duncan is proof that rags to riches does exist and he is a completely self-made man in the truest sense of the word.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
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 also talks at company seminars on Teamwork and Motivation
Comedian & TV star Leigh Francis is the creator of BoSelecta! on C4 & Keith Lemon, the hilarious presenter of bang tidy show Celebrity Juice on ITV2.Particularly popular for hosting Award Ceremonies.
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.
Fascinating speaker and event host James has been the BBCs Sports News Correspondent for over a decade. An expert on the London Olympics he is now the BBCs Olympics Correspondent and has 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.
Quentin Smith, AKA Captain Q is a helicopter pilot of extreme excellence. He has done some of his most high profile work whilst filming for Top Gear and has been involved in numerous features for the show, including the now legendary tests for the Ferrari F458 and Buccati Veyron v the Euro Fighter. However like The Stig, he is the unsung hero who’s face is never shown.
A TV comedy writer whose acclaims include Next of Kin for the BBC and Duck Patrol for LWT. Jan is an amusing speaker and host facilitator.
Mich Turner is London’s 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, it’s no wonder Mich is often described as the ‘Queen of Couture Cakes’
Selina is one of the UKs most experienced and respected news anchors who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. She is an accomplished speaker and host.
Clare O Neill
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.
Appointed as the House of Commons first female Serjeant at Arms in 2008 Jill Pay is a great speaker with many an interesting story to tell.
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. Ripley’s story of dedication, disappointment, radical changes and pride appeals to audiences of all ages.
Musician, presenter and reality TV star Peter Andre is an impressive host and speaker.
Model, reality TV star, presenter, speaker and host Nicola McLean is also a mum of two.
Events and Awards Host, Davina McCall is best known for her witty presenting skills on the hugely successful reality show ‘Big Brother’. She is always a fantastic asset for any event.
Events and Award Host, Holly Willoughby is an award winning television host and presenter. She has fronted numerous shows including Dancing on Ice, This Morning and Celebrity Juice.
Star of Pineapple Dance Studios and Dancing on Ice Judge, Louie Spence is one of the dance industry’s most unique talents with a reputation that precedes him.
With a £2 billion budget, Jan was the head of catering for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and was responsible for organizing the biggest ever peacetime catering event in the UK’s history. She is a unique, powerful and entertaining 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.
Matt Le Tissier
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.
Sarah Gosling OBE
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.
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 Eliot’s Literary Festival for several years to rave reviews.
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.
Graham Bell is a former five times Olympic skier, TV presenter, adventurer and journalist and is regarded as one of the finest Downhill skiers the UK has ever produced.
Winner of the first Big Brother in 2000, Craig Phillips is an entrepreneur, property developer & TV presenter with a vast knowledge in construction.
A Leading Consultant to the world’s Top Tourist Attractions Shelagh is also Yoko Ono’s UK Representative/Advisor and an expert on the Amish culture.
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.
A noted writer and broadcaster, Victoria is one of the foremost social commentators of our time. She is the travel editor of Vanity Fair and has a column in the Daily Telegraph’s quarterly travel magazine called Victoria’s Secrets where she gives tips to the discerning traveller.
Neil Hanson is a prolific and successful author of over forty published novels and non-fiction books, under a variety of names, for as well as his own work, he is also a ghostwriter. His clients have included a treasure diver, a polar explorer, a round the world walker, a submariner, an England football coach, the captains of the England rugby union and Great Britain rugby league teams, a controversial historian, an undercover investigator, an IRA informer, a number of travellers and adventurers, two jet-pilots and several SAS men. His speeches are informative and very amusing.
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’.
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.
Sophia is a sprinter and a European World Record holder in the 100m and 200m in the T35 category.
Comedian, actor and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong is one half of the successful BAFTA winning comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and host for the BBC quiz show Pointless. He is also in huge demand as an awards host and after dinner speaker.
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.
Author, journalist, and award winning TV and Radio Presenter John Humphrys is renowned for his interview technique on Radio 4’s The Today Programme and as the host for BBC2’s longest running quiz show Mastermind.