Authors, writers and journalists make fantastic and entertaining speakers when they take their words off the page and speak them just for you.
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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.
Having been crowned Queen of Shops by the British media and widely recognized as the UK’s foremost authority on retail and brand communication, Mary Portas has a multitude of expertise; business woman, advertising executive, retail expert, Government adviser, broadcaster and consumer champion.
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.
Daily Mail feature writer, speaker, author, mother and now housemate to her 97-year-old father, Tessa juggles her highly successful writing career with running a chaotic household that spans three generations. Her memoir Take Me Home was published in 2012.
Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK, championing for the success and sustainability of smaller, independent retailers and suppliers to retail. A child born into a family of retailers and entrepreneurs, she is passionate about retail and business: it is in her blood.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Britain’s best loved gardeners and experts on water features, Charlie Dimmock is a great speaker and lecturer.
Chris Addison is a critically acclaimed stand up renowned for his versatility, his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery.
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.
Health Writer, Broadcaster, Psychotherapist and Life-Coach Christine Webber is an expert on relationships and mental health issues.
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.
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.
Consumer credit expert Sue Hayward is an Author, Speaker, Broadcaster and Journalist. Working with corporations, SME’s, print, radio and television Sue specialises in getting customers through the door, improving customer service and getting good value for money. Her book How to get the best Deal was published by Prentice Hall Life and is available now.
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.
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.
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.
Rob Rees MBE
Leading British Chef Rob Rees MBE AKA ‘The Cotswold Chef’ is the current chairman of The Schools Food Trust. Renowned for championing locally sourced produce at his headquarters in Cirencester where he has a renowned Cookery School and Food Centre, he is passionate about inspiring everyone in the revolution in British food.
Steve Backley OBE
Olympic medallist, corporate speaker, sports commentator, presenter and author Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
Former City lawyer Musa Okwonga is an impressive and entertaining speaker, a poet, author, sportswriter, broadcaster, media commentator, communications adviser and musician. He was a scholarship student at Eton College and studied law at Oxford University.