Economics & Finance
We have an extraordinary line up of economics and finance experts ready to talk at your business event, from financial journalists,to successful business entrepreuners and captains of industry.
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Finance with a twist from a financial expert, journalist, TV pundit, author and corporate host. Managing director of web-based business Moneymagpie.com, Jasmine can speak on a range of financial matters such as debt, money-management, family finances, money and sexual politics, consumer rights and the retail side of insurance, pensions and banking. And she can make it entertaining!
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.
Business speaker and event host, Katie Hopkins is a branding and employability expert as well as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker.
The Rt Hon the Lord 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.
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.
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.
Ayo Johnson is an award winning specialist in African Affairs. He is a dedicated campaigner for jusice and human rights around the world, an international broadcaster, keynote speaker and writer.
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.
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.
Liam is Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management - one of the worlds leading asset-management firms, with investments worth more than $5bn across Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
Daily Telegraph columnist and Sky News journalist Jeff Randall is a highly astute reporter recognised for his powerful business influence. His professional yet calm approach has proven his undoubted ability as a superb facilitator.
Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, Julie Meyer has 18 years of investment and advisory experience, helping start-up businesses and industry standards to emerge and establish themselves. She is a hugely successful entrepreneur and a prolific speaker whose speeches truly inspire and inform.
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.
A reporter for the BBC and others for over a decade, Libby has presented The Money Programme on BBC One and Two for the past 3 years. Travelling extensively within the UK and abroad as a business and consumer affairs specialist she has covered a huge variety of business stories and reported on market trends.
Business journalist Tanya is currently one of the most experienced TV anchor and reporters around on British TV. She currently presents on BBC World and Newsnight.
Adam Shaw is an award winning financial reporter and presenter. He is one of the best known financial faces on television.
Anna Watkins is an Olympic gold medallist and the current Olympic record holder in the women’s Double Scull at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highly accomplished, versatile journalist and a rising star of the BBC, is renowned for delivering highly professional, warm and engaging performances as conference chair, event facilitator, host and speaker.
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
Newsnights Economics Editor Paul is a renowned speaker on current economic trends and the world of business and industry. He is also a published author and an excellent host/facilitator.
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.
Ross Westgate is one of CNBC’s most experienced business journalists with 15 years in financial broadcasting. Every day Ross talks to key market players, chief economists and CEOs across industry sectors, bringing the news to an audience of business leaders and investors in Europe and across the world.
C4 News’s first technology correspondent’s own experiences in the industry provide him with a unique insight into new business and technology. Benjamin is also a member of Channel 4 Newss growing business and economics unit, regularly reporting on consumer issues.
Simon Woodroffe OBE
Leading Entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO! is an exceptionally entertaining and leading business/ motivational speaker.
Robert Peston is an award winning journalist who has been the BBCs Business Editor since 2006. He has become known for a number of exclusives including the Northern Rock crisis and for his reporting of the financial crash from 2008 onwards.
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.
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.
Founder of King of Shaves, leading entrepreneur Will Kings personal motto is ‘Enthuse, Exceed, Enjoy!’
Jamie Robertson is a highly experienced presenter of business programmes for the BBC, specialising in international finance, business and economics.
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.
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.
Dr Noreena Hertz
Noreena Hertz is a leading political economist, a Distinguished Fellow at Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Utrecht. As a strong advocate of ethical globalisation, she speaks about her beliefs that Corporate Social Responsibility can deliver increased profits.