Motivational and Inspirational
Motivating and inspirational speakers from every walk of life such as ocean rowers and disabled athletes, Olympians and famous entrepreneurs, incredible explorers and mountaineers inspiring injured military personnel, motivating sports men and women, inspirational youngsters and victims of crime.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE
Inspirational speaker Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE is Britains most successful Paralympic athlete ever!
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.
Jo Malone MBE
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***
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.
One of the world’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Jones CBE
Best known for his appearances on Dragons Den Peter Jones has tremendous entrepreneurial instincts and is a phenomenal business success.
Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that 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.
Alec Stewart OBE
England’s most capped test cricketer of all time and affectionately known as the ‘gaffer’ of English Cricket, Alec has a lot to offer on leadership skills.
Co-founder of the organic chocolate company Green & Black’s, journalist and business speaker Jo Fairley is also the co-author of the bestselling Beauty Bible series of books.
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.
Business Speaker and Former Managing Director of Birmingham City FC and now Deputy Managing Director of West Ham Karren Brady is also Lord Sugars right hand woman in the Apprentice. She is a world class Business and inspirational speaker, covering subjects such as Motivation, Goal Achieving, Leading a Team, Delivering Change, Marketing, Business, Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, Women in Business, Team Building as well as after dinner speaking.
Denise Lewis OBE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sharron Davies MBE
Britain’s most successful all round swimmer; Sharron Davies was the youngest member of the 1976 Olympic team in Montreal, at just 13, and the eldest member of the 1992 Olympic team in Barcelona.
Sharron is an inspirational and motivational speaker.
Leading business woman and highly respected agent Sylvia Tidy-Harris is known for speaking her mind and she does frequently on various TV and radio programmes as well sharing her inspiring story.
A champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but an inspirational leader who demonstrates wit, candor and sheer motivation.
Martina is a fantastic speaker for a variety of events.
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.
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.
Nicholas is a successful stage and screen actor. He is perhaps best known as Dr Anthony Trueman on BBC’s ‘Eastenders’. Having completed an MBA, Nicholas has now the added career the 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.
CEO and founder of the MOBO Awards, Kanya King MBE is an internationally recognized entrepreneur and innovator in the British music industry. She is the dynamic force behind the awards and has played an instrumental role in elevating black music and culture to mainstream popular status in the U.K. A fabulous speaker Kanya has a hugely inspirational story and receives outstanding feedback.
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 Scotland’s 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.
Richard Dunwoody MBE
Three times Champion jockey Richard Dunwoody is one of Britain’s most successful jockeys ever. He was at the forefront of English National Hunt racing in the 80’s and the 90s, winning the Big Three races – the Grand National (twice on Miinnehoma and West Tip), the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A passionate speaker, Sahar inspires her audiences leaving them mesmerised with a ‘vitamin shot’ and ‘kick-start’. She motivates people to stop ‘thinking about’ that great idea they have and just ‘get on with it’. She knows because she stopped ‘thinking about it’ and achieved her goals learning a lot along the way.
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.
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.
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.
Willie Thorne former World Seniors Snooker Champion Willie Thorne is one of the UK’s leading after dinner speaker, auctioneers, hosts & MCs.
Pete Cohen is a life strategist, dynamic motivational speaker, business consultant, health and fitness professional and author.
Jim is one of the most inspiring and highly sought after speakers and coaches in Europe. Feedback from his appearances around the world is consistently excellent with agencies, conference organisers and the business leaders being thrilled with the result. It has even been known for them to cry. His book Taming Tigers: Do Things You Never Thought You Could is out now.
Shirley Robertson OBE
Shirley Robertson is one of Britain and Scotland’s greatest ever Olympians. She won her second consecutive Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Athens Games. She is an accomplished speaker and event host.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helen Colley has been in business for over 20 years, setting up her own corporate catering company in 1984. In 2002 she launched Farmhouse Fare Ltd, which makes premium puddings and chilled desserts for supermarkets and specialist shops.
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.
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.
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
Business speaker and event host, Katie Hopkins is a branding and employability expert as well as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
Averil Leimon is a no-nonsense leadership psychologist who has transformed individuals and teams over 20 years using her unique blend of positive psychology and business insight. She developed the WWS Balanced Leader system of coaching as a result of her experience with a wide range of business leaders.
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.
UKs best known Security expert Michael Fraser was the co-presenter of the BBCs Beat the Burglar as well as Principal Mentor in C4s Going Straight.
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.
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.
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.
A motivational and inspirational Executive Corporate Coach, Training Specialist, and Keynote Speaker, Amanda delivers programmes on management / leadership issues including mind management, behaviour analysis, communication, and many more.
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.
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
Yorkshire-based entrepreneur Carl Hopkins is a marketing ‘expert and since selling his multi-million pound marketing agency in 2007 he has turned his hand to promoting entrepreneurship and become an ambassador for enterprise. Always opinionated and outspoken, he is a dynamic speaker.
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.
Despite falling pregnant at 17 and with just 4 GCSEs to her name, the birth of Jessica’s beautiful daughter Monet inspired her to change her life and ultimately her destiny. Hugely successful in the field of international PR Jessica is also the successful entrepreneur behind Colourblind Cards.
Presenter, Producer, Facilitator and Property Developer, Russell Harris is best known as The Diceman in the quirky travel show of the same name - charismatic, intelligent and dynamic.
Media Correspondent from around the Globe and fascinating speaker Rageh is also an outstanding event host and facilitator.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
Amanda has skills in leadership, skills development and social transformation, enhanced by working across different sectors and an academic background in law. She is passionate about personal empowerment, diversity and social justice.
The original reality TV star, Jane remains one of Britain’s most loved performers and TV personalities as well as being an inspiring speaker.
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.
Simon Woodroffe OBE
Leading Entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO! is an exceptionally entertaining and leading business/ motivational 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.
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.
Elaine is author of Managing the Diversity Maze and the leading independent authority on the diversity concept, management and practice in the UK.
Listed as one of the UK’s Top Ten Coaches by the Independent on Sunday and coach to politicians, celebrities and senior business people, Galdeana combines academic rigour with down-to-earth communication skills.
Jacqueline, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, is one of Britains most successful businesswomen. She has turned the companies, run by women, for women into profitable high street brands and earned herself a reputation as one of the UKs most successful and powerful executives.
Described as One of the 50 most inspiring women in the world, Harpers & Queen, ex Tornado GR1 female fighter pilot, Jo Salter is an associate lecturer for the Open University’s Business School and is a truly amazing business and motivational speaker.
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.
Marie-Noëlle Barton MBE
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’.
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.
Newspaper columnist and nutritionist, Monica is also best-selling author with eight books to her name including Five Days to a Flatter Stomach
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.
Sally is the inspirational Managing Director and founder of Babylicious Ltd and has a superb entrepreneurial story to tell.
Author, adventurer - explorer and documentary filmmaker, Benedict Allen is well known for the expeditions he has depicted in his nine books - including two best sellers - and five major BBC TV series.
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.
Founder of King of Shaves, leading entrepreneur Will Kings personal motto is ‘Enthuse, Exceed, Enjoy!’
Jason Gardener MBE
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.
Karen Darby is a highly successful serial entrepreneur with a classic rags to riches story. Her speeches are inspirational, high-energy, imaginative, refreshingly honest and highly entertaining.
Rev Ruth Scott
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 2’s ‘Wake up to Wogan’. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At 22 Martyn realised that working for someone else was not for him, and so began his path to entrepreneurship. After initially setting up a consulting firm advising small businesses, he became restless. With a clean slate, he travelled to Manhattan and found his inspiration, an idea that has grown into the hugely successful ‘Coffee Nation’. Now a non-executive of the firm, his unwavering persistence is truly remarkable and his new challenge is to be a successful serial entrepreneur.
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.
Phenomenally talented Advertising Entrepreneur, Presenter, Writer, Motivational Speaker and Event Host John McWilliams is known on TV as the Work Guru.
Dr Suzy Walton PhD
Suzy is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Chartered Director. She has a portfolio of board roles and over a decade’s experience in central government.
She has also enjoyed a career that’s spanned acting on the West End stage, producing and presenting for Sky News, the BBC and LBC Radio. A touch schizophrenic is how Suzy describes her work life and that’s before she confesses to also managing five children.
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.
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.
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.
Named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK, Shahid’s story is a true rag-to-riches tale. Leaving school with no qualifications he has run a string of multi-million pound businesses, was named the Asian Entrepreneur of 2006 and was star of Channel 4’s Millionaire’s Mission. Shahid is a straight talking businessman who is heavily involved with charities both at home and abroad.
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.
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.
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.
Roger has led major transformational change at Virgin, British Airways, Prudential and the BBC. He is an extremely engaging and thought-provoking speaker.
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.
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 20 he has won contracts with almost all of the major UK supermarkets and is selling over 750,000 jars a year. He also runs a hugely successful project that provides tea parties for lonely elderly people all over the UK.
Nayla Al Khaja
Captivating speaker Nayla Al Khaja’s ground breaking achievements inspire audiences around the world. Based in Dubai she is a successful film director and works hard to help change the way the west views the Middle East.
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.
Former Dragon’s 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 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.
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.
Co-founder of Sustainable Finance, Leo worked alongside the Financial Times and IFC in establishing the Financial Times Sustainable Banking Awards, which now consists of over 180 entries. His expertise in sustainability and future trends provides highly intriguing and inspirational speeches.
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’.
One of Dragon James Caan’s Millionaire Mentor/Trainers at his new Entrepreneurs Business Academy Emma is the author of BOOM, Seven disciplines to control growth and add impact. She earned her entrepreneurial stripes and self-made millionaire status from Diva Cosmetics. Emma contributes regularly to the UK media and her unique and highly driven style makes her one of the UKs most entertaining business speakers.
With a talent for really making a difference this hugely inspirational speaker delivers her impressive presentations with real pazazz and motivates her audiences to shift their thinking.......
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
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.
Co-founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.
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.
A stunningly talented musician, TV presenter, model and singer, Myleene Klass is an all round entertainer who attracts press column inches whatever she does. In short, Myleene is a star.
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.
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.
Son of the late South African anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko and Chief Executive Officer of the Steve Biko Foundation Nkosinathi Biko is an truly inspiring and fascinating speaker.
Lord Digby Jones
Digby Jones was born into business. Some of his earliest memories are of life in a busy corner shop where he lived with his mother and father and older sister. The shop was, he says, within a spanner throw of the Austin in Alvechurch just outside Birmingham. He remembers fondly pressing his nose against the shop window watching the new Minis leave the factory destined for showrooms across the UK and the world. It was here he learnt the first rudiments of business – important values that were never to leave him.
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.
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.
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.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield
Television’s Ken Hames has 25 years Military experience, he is a leadership expert, skilled and proficient Mountain Guide as well as an inspirational, dynamic and motivational business speaker.
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.
Lisa is an enthusiastic and positive personality and a mother to four teenagers. She is on a mission to get people talking and believes that great communication strengthens relationships and enables society to raise confident, positive and sociable children
Initially recognised for dancing with Pans People on Top of The Pops for over a decade and being married to actor Robert Powell, Babs has spent the past couple of years taking on amazing challenges such as the BT Global Yacht Challenge and the Polar Race to raise money for charity. Her speeches are inspirational.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy Turner Webster
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Known as the Green Goddess – broadcaster and author specialising in health and fitness, Diana is a most motivating and entertaining speaker.
Serial Adventurer & Client Director at Henley Management College Paul is an entertaining, engaging and very knowledgeable speaker.
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.
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.
Millionaire Thinking® coach, Veronica Lim lectures on how to Be more, Make more and Work less
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.
Rosemary Conley CBE
Leading Diet and Fitness Expert, Businesswoman, Columnist & Radio and Television Presenter, Rosemary is a fantastic speaker who motivates audiences everywhere.
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.
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 doesn’t remember how she did it.
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.
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.
Terry Neason combines Motivation, Music and Comedy with Influential Communication Coaching……That’s Edutainment! She is described as an award winning street-wise Diva, with humour, vibrancy, positive energy and sheer wackiness, to a straight-talking corporate coaching Guru with a quirky cutting edge.
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.
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.
Years of working as an artist within the Criminal Justice System have given Angela unique insights into the lives and minds of offenders. Her inspiring and highly original talks and extraordinary images fascinate audiences of all ages leaving them with a completely new perspective on this hugely topical subject.
jellyellie is an inquisitive, creative 21-year-old entrepreneur and inspirational Speaker who loves people, the internet and making a difference.
Rachael Johnston is a speaker on the subject of anorexia and body image due to her own personal experiences. She is a staunch campaigner on the effects of airbrushing models on youngsters and is an ambassador for the Office for Disability Issues.
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.
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.
Dr Karen Moloney
Leading psychologist, Karen is also a futurist, HR keynote business speaker, consultant, writer and speaker.
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.
Known around the World as the Angel Mostar fascinating speaker Sally Becker went to Bosnia in 1993 and was resposnible for saving many wounded children and their families from the besieged city. She was one of eight people chosen to carry the Olympic Flag alongside Mohammed Ali at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games
Learning and development specialist Karen Darke is a Paralympian silver medalist 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.
Motivational speaker Sarah knows what it’s like to have to bounce back. Four years ago, she was a single Mum to a 9 year old son on Income Support. However, as founder of Simply Bows and Chair Covers, Sarah is now a nationally-acclaimed businesswoman, offering an insight into what it’s like to go from bankruptcy to be one of Britain’s brightest business stars.