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Rob and Paul founded the brand Gandys in order to support their Orphans for Orphans foundation after their parents were killed in the devastating Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. For corporate events their unique story will keep your audience spellbound.
The Gandy Brothers
Keith is an award winning author, educator and speaker specialising in bringing the best out of businesses and their employees by harnessing passion, focus and goals. The first speaker to really ‘get’ virtual presentations, Keith has a bespoke set up in Australia from where he presents, and has spent Lockdown helping companies to not just get through Lockdown, but grow through it.
Nima is a BBC World presenter and respected middle eastern journalist based in Dubai.
Michael Acton Smith OBE is a highly successful technology entrepreneur and leader. He is the co-founder and Co CEO of Calm, whose mission is to make the world a happier and less stressed place by bringing meditation and mindfulness to the mainstream.He is also the creator of Moshi Monsters and CEO and Founder of entertainment company, Mind Candy and Co-founder of Firebox.
Michael Acton Smith OBE
Lucy Adams is CEO of ‘Disruptive HR’ and a former BBC HR Director during a turbulent period of change. Gives a fresh perspective on business leadership in times of change in major organisations.
Corporate whistleblower whose story is one of courage and endurance. She reported corruption at LeisureNet in South Africa, facing danger and becoming unemployable as she battled for what was right.
Co-founder and Head of Design at Kickstarter, the groundbreaking crowdfunding website which has raised over $752m for over 50k projects from computer games and music to technology and feature films. An innovator passionate about the internet.
Ash is an entrepreneur who found his way into digital entrepreneurship when he sold his first award-winning internet business at the age of just 19. Serial tech master known for his high-speed innovative growth hacking.
John Amaechi is a former NBA player and now Best selling Author, Psychologist and strategic consultant. John helps organisations and business leaders to identify and implement ways to increase productivity by improving communication & leadership skills, organisational culture and climate – often where mainstream options have failed.
John Amaechi OBE
CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence research. She speaks on business and innovation and shows how innovation from one sector can be applied to another e.g. how a technological advance found in retail can be tweaked and applied to investment banking.
Former easyJet and Egg bank director who has also worked for the Children's Mutual and Bell Group, an education business. Regular media commentator and corporate speaker. Tony was easyJet's 3rd employee and so built a team from scratch and had to ensure collaboration at all levels of the business.
Bestselling author and lecturer on motivation, performance development and leadership. He has trained top athletes and business leaders, and translates the secrets of high performance into usable strategies for leaders and businesses.
Gerald Ashley is a business speaker, advisor, broadcaster and writer on change, risk analysis, strategy, behavioural economics and decision making. Experienced in international finance and business.
TV/radio/online journalist, producer, presenter, writer, motivational speaker, business and ideas person who really understands, and can communicate with a sense of humour, the world of social media and digital communications.
Financial adviser and media pundit. Emmanuel is recognised for providing his expertise on Channel 4 Save Well Spend Better, BBC1 programme’s Your Money, Your Life, Watchdog, Morning Live and Rip Off Britain, alongside ITV’s This Morning.
James Averdieck founded Gü Chocolate Puds, a successful premium brand he has mainly grown through supermarkets. Hailing from Yorkshire originally, he is a popular speaker who talks about innovation and his pursuit of perfection. His latest venture is coconut juice!
Azeem Azhar is the Founder and author of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society. Azeem is also on the board of the Ada Lovelace Foundation, the leading independent research institute focussed on the ethics of AI. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, a generalist early stage VC fund, and an advisor to Fabric Ventures, a blockchain-focused VC fund. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future's Council on the Digital Economy and Society.
The Retail Champion. Best selling author, regular TV commentator, business influencer and entrepreneur.
Cognitive psychologist and one of the foremost specialists in leadership performance. Javier helps organisations to build powerful alignment between their beliefs, intentions, promises and actions.
Dragon's Den panelist. A poverty-stricken childhood steeled Duncan's drive to make his fortune from an early age. From an ice cream van he changed the course of his life, going from being the king of the '99' to a successful businessmen with interests spanning property, health clubs and hotels.
Duncan Bannatyne OBE
Co-Founder and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers, Hayley is a business communications expert who focuses on the need to develop and nurture diversity across businesses.
Tech journalist and television presenter, best known as a presenter on The Gadget Show, Channel 5
The young CEO of Europe’s fastest growing marketing agency, Social Chain. By harnessing social media he has created the most cutting-edge agency and works with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Author of The Dark Net and Radicals and Director of the Centre for the analysis of social media ,Jamie speaks expertly on important topics such as cyber security, internet cultures and surveillance technology.
Peter has recently become Chairman of Arts Council England. Bazalgette was one of the leading figures in international TV production and media convergence, becoming global head of programme creation for Endemol and was responsible for hits like Big Brother and Deal or No Deal, as well as formats of his own such as Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms
A charismatic TV presenter, Mary Beard is Professor of classics at the University of Cambridge and Royal Academy of Arts professor of ancient literature and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog which appears in The Times as a regular column entitled "A Don's Life".
Former captain of the British Lions and Question of Sport team captain for 10 years. Also a successful businessmen with a thriving export textiles business for which he has won a Queen's Awards for Export Excellence.
Well known property developer and presenter of Channel 4's Property Ladder among many other property related programmes.
Award-winning journalist, charismatic public speaker and published author Poorna talks about women in business, welfare and mental health. She is currently offering inspiring workshops in reaction to the Coronavirus crisis.
Self styled Historian of the Future. Happy to write a specific speech to a brief such as future trends in a specific market; issues that are likely to affect certain sectors etc.
Entrepreneur and business networking guru who now helps companies and individuals develop and grow.
Broke the now legendary Watergate story, with fellow journalist Bob Woodward, which led to the resignation of President Nixon. A keynote speaker on American political/media culture.
Cambridge Educated, former professional poker player, Caspar uses poker as a metaphor to look at our attitude to Risk Taking & Decision Making, and "Why We Do What We do" and how we can conquer our fear of failure. A thought provoking speaker.
Richard Bevan is Chief Executive of the League Managers' Association an organisation he joined on the 1st January 2008 after 11 very successful years as Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association.
Cobra Beer founder. Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea is an entrepreneur and business, leadership and marketing speaker.
Simon Biltcliffe, Founder and CEO of Webmart is a business speaker with a difference. Direct, fun, challenging hairy and off-the-wall, he is a great motivator in a business environment.
Founder of The Big Issue in 1991, now the world's most successful street magazine. An inspirational business leader and advocate of social change.
Dave's mission as a motivational speaker and thought leader is to demystify creativity and help both companies and individuals learn new skills as well as fresh thinking to achieve better results. Amazing virtual speaker and trainer!
Dr Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, keynote speaker, social entrepreneur and Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University.
Sue Black OBE
Karen Blackett is the former CEO of Mediacom and currently the UK Chief Executive of Group M. An avid champion of diversity she has been consistently delivering business growth and success during her 22-year career in media. As a keynote speaker she energises teams and promotes diversity throughout the advertising and media industry to create vibrant company cultures.
Karen Blackett OBE
Born in Besancon, France in 1949, Raymond Blanc is acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. His exquisite cooking has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence.
Former Home Secretary and a leading Blairite who, despite being blind from birth, was highly regarded as an effective reformer and parliamentarian
Former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England, Nils Blythe has extensive experience as a keynote speaker and conference chairman.
Daniel is the founder of Coded Futures, a creative technology advisory firm focused on the future of retail, and is formerly the co-founder and Investment Director of ASOS Ventures, the online fashion company’s venture capital division. He is a thought leader and great keynote speaker.
Not only one of the best female poker players around with over $3.7m in live tournament earnings, she has a first class degree in Astrophysics! A great keynote speaker.
Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and author of 'Which Way's Up? The future for coalition Britain and how to get there'. Nick's themes for public speaking include the future of the coalition; modernising the tory brand; brics -an opportunity for Britain
Steve is a property entrepreneur and successful businessman, with a keen interest in personal development. He left school at 16 with no formal qualifications, yet built a series of successful businesses - like all entrepreneurs there have been setbacks along the way, but he has dealt with them, which is what has ensured his route back to success.
Former Chief Executive of BRE, and current Vice-Chancellor of Westminster University he is a materials engineer with a PhD in wind energy, with a passion to improve sustainability, particualrly in buildings. Seconded to the Olympic Delivery Authority, to lead on construction projects. His views are regularly sought by the media.
Managing Director of Capital Economics and Telegraph columnist. Roger won the Wolfson Economics prize last year for his analysis of how the Eurozone could break up, while his latest tome, The Trouble with Europe provides a thorough analysis of Europe: its history, its structures and its potential future. Very popular business and keynote speaker.
Patti Boulaye is best known as an actress and performer in shows such as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, however she is also a successful businesswoman and a popular speaker at corproae events.
Entrepreneur and a much sought after speaker Deirdre Bounds emphasises the importance of self belief and success in both one`s personal and business life,
American businesswoman, model, actress and television personality. She lives in London where she runs her company, ByCaprice Lingerie. Passionate about business she is a role model for women in business.
Journalist and broadcaster who was the first woman to edit a broadsheet. Rosie was Boris Johnson's food Tsar and also involved in social and sustainability issues - she once lived rough for a week for a BBC documentary.
One of the triumphant members of the World Cup winning England team. Since retiring he's taken part in Dancing on Ice and is a regular sports pundit.
Sir Alan's assistant on The Apprentice and Vice Chairman of West Ham. Previously at Birmingham City, she turned the club form bankruptcy to profit, especially exploiting affinity deals - everything from credit cards to funerals! She was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014.
Benet is an expert on persuasion - the power of language to move, to delight and to teach. An accomplished performer, his workshops and keynotes on putting that power in your hands are as entertaining as they are educational, and work equally well in an after dinner setting. Son of Gyles, they share both looks and a similar sense of humour…
Benet Brandreth QC
Founder of Plant for Peace – creative horticultural co-operatives in conflict-torn countries like Afghanistan. His powerful personal story, from drug addiction and homelessness to founding Plant for Peace, is inspiring and enlightening.
Seán Brickell is a full time corporate host and presenter. Author of ‘Don’t Shoot, I’m not Well! Confidence for when you really need it’, he applies tried and tested practical and psychological techniques (used in war zones, undercover work and successful businesses) to transform confidence, communication and personal impact skills to make a profitable difference to individuals and businesses.
Rachel Bridge - Business writer, speaker and author who talks about business and entrepreneurship. Formerly enterprise editor of the Sunday Times she now writes books about entrepreneurs and personal development. She also makes speeches and advises businesses about their digital marketing strategy.
Business leader and former MD of Metro Bank. He is a leading authority on Customer Experience, Leading Teams, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Sales Management particularly within organisations where change is on the agenda.
Martin Brooks is an inventor, entrepreneur and motivational speaker with an unique and inspirational story. He runs his own management training business, focusing on top-level communication skills.
Gavin Brown is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool University. He is also a Co-founder and Director of Blockchain Capital Limited – a London based cryptocurrency & blockchain hedge fund.
Former CEO of BP. Keynote business speaker who transformed a national company, challenged a global industry and changed corporate culture.
Presenter of Small Talk on Radio 4, The creator of The Guardian's Office column and author of a collection of best-sellers, his latest book is 'The Pocket Guru', a brilliantly accessible guide to enterprise. Guy's expertise lies in the use of creativity in business. He now runs the Smokehouse consultancy, helping companies conceive more innovative products, services and processes.
Nick Bryant is the BBC's New York & United Nations correspondent. Before that he was posted in Washington, Delhi and Sydney. One of the BBC's most senior correspondents he's reported from the White House, the Kremlin, Downing Street, Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula, Rwanda, the Middle East and the UN.
Business speaker. He was part of the management team that setup the low cost airline bmibaby in 2002, and served as both Commercial Director and Managing Director.
Sally Bundock is a presenter and Journalist who focuses on Business matters. She is a keen proponent for part time working, having successfully built up her career while working part time.
Tech entrepreneur who has some challenging ideas about the future of work. She abolished emails from her companies to improve productivity and has done groundbreaking research on Deliberate Practice. Now based in the USA.
American financial news anchor and presenter Erin Burnett is focused on global business reporting. She is currently the anchor of CNN's 'Erin Burnett OutFront'.
Author, journalist and campaigner with Spanish connections. Was a journalist for the Financial Times for thirty years, working as a foreign correspondent and specialist in intelligence.
The UK's Number 1 Motivational Business Speaker, Personal Development Coach and Entrepeneur
Martin is a leading retail guru and author of The Art of Being Chosen' Secrets of Success from the Giants of Retail'. He has an impressive global speaking track record including Retail 2010 in Australia. He is a regular speaker at Oxford University's Summer School and Henley Business School.
CEO of WGSN, former Global Editorial Director of HuffPost Lifestyle and editor-in-chief of the news website The Huffington Post UK.
Best known as a Dragon's Den panellist and CEO of private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw. He founded the Alexander Mann Group in 1985, an executive head hunting firm with a turnover in excess of £300m and operations in 50 countries, which he sold in 2002.
James Caan CBE
Former Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997-2015 and was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. An authority on economic and finance topics.
Tim Campbell has come a long way since winning The Apprentice. He is a favourite with Sir Alan Sugar one and has set up a number of ventures, including a charity to encourage entrepreneurship.
Versatile and well travelled factual presenter who has filmed in some of the world's most extraordinary and challenging locations. From presenting the Gadget Show to Stargazing Live, he makes science accessible for all ages.
Ceril Campbell, author of ‘Discover the New You, celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life and style,’ is an expert speaker and motivator with over 31 years’ experience in all aspects of life style, image and life change.
Former No 10 Spin Doctor for Tony Blair and prolific writer, having published his diaries and books on mental health. A regular contributor to the media, he has talked openly about his depression and the mental breakdown he suffered in his late twenties. Currently editor at large of The New European.
Luxury Content Director of the Sunday Times and Editor in Chief of Style. Formerly Editor in Chief of Elle Magazine, which she led through a complete˜reboot" to make it a cutting edge publication across all media platforms with an unprecedented social media reach.
An associate of Cass, former Non-Executive Director of the Inland Revenue, chair of Leaders in London and author of Corporate Voodoo. René argues that markets are too fast moving for one person to get it right all the time and leadership is not an individual pursuit.
Thought leader, futurist and trend and innovation expert. Global trends are his specialty, along with fast paced innovation and his unbroken track record is a testament to his professional financial background, and his deep understanding and impressive analysis of trends and business strategies.
Founded the low cost airline Go for British Airways (it was successfully sold to EasyJet, and coincided with the rapid rise of online bookings). Currently, she is working on developing new business ventures - both start-ups and existing companies in the travel and leisure sectors.
Leading writer and thinker on technology and digital culture, he is a cutting edge thinker on how the internet is fundamentally changing society, business and politics.
A real GP with a passion for the holistic approach, Dr Chattergee is fast becoming the best known doctor on TV through his frequent appearances on Doctor in the House on BBC television.
Theresa Cheung is an author & speaker specialising in dream decoding, spiritual and self-help concepts.
Managing Director of a Chester based company specialising in business and personal development coaching.
Co-founder of OLIO- a hugely popular app which enables users to locate persons to share their unneeded food. Through her philanthropic efforts, over 1 million users have given away 3 million portions of food and counting. Tessa's goal for OLIO is to create a world where every single person has enough to eat.
Veteran Conservative MP and former cabinet minister who has served in a number of administrations as Chancellor, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Justice Minister; keen jazz fan
Successful business author and speaker who spent many years as a project manager, integrating change in complex organisational settings.
Inspirational and motivational speaker who teaches people to create inspiration, focus and motivation for themselves. His consulting, coaching and inspirational speaking career has seen him work with over 300 clients in more than 20 countries.
Young and exciting physicist, who is a speaker and curator of the Collider exhibition. Makes complex science accessible.
Brand guru, author and international speaker on leadership, corporate reputation, innovation and communicating sustainability, as well as all aspects of branding and marketing.
Winner of The Apprentice 2014, Mark Wright is now CEO of a highly successful digital marketing agency, Climb Online, which he launched with Lord Alan Sugar’s backing after winning in 2015.
Mark Wright Climb Online
Dan Cobley is the former head of European Marketing and Managing Director for the UK & Ireland at Google. Now CEO of the newly-launched Brighbridge Capital
Sara is a freelance broadcaster who works with the BBC on a variety of business programmes including BBC's World's World Business Report.
The former Head of Research at BT and one of the world's most respected and sought-after futurists. He speaks on technology, change and the future effects of change on corporations, individuals and society.
Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work and the disruptive forces that are shaping it. As an author and researcher, his insights and analysis are sought after by business schools and CEOs around the world, with five degrees, four best selling books and a full-time research team at his company, TomorrowToday.
Led and delivered the London 2012 Olympics, perfectly demonstrating his sporting, political and business skills. He is now at the IOC where he is undertaking a huge turnaround programme, again drawing on his many diplomatic skills which has seen him go from Olympic Gold Medallist to successful businessman, politician and now sports administrator.
Communications entrepreneur and humanitarian, Simon Cohen; gave £1m company away rather than 'selling out'. Putting the best interest of the company ahead of Financial gain. Now TED speaker and international event host, Simon gives keynotes on Leadership, Core Values and advises social leaders and activists to help multiply their impact.
Geoff is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues.
Best known for his creation of the Comic Sans typeface. As a designer for Microsoft in the USA, he was at the forefront of delivery of their font designs and describes the creation of the world's most loved (and loathed) font.
Since starting his entrepreneurial career aged 19, Sam has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs and hustlers around the world.
A charismatic keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his personal knowledge of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses and consumers. Alexis is an assured host, and also an actor having had roles in The Durrells.
Author of the 'Financial Times Guide To Business Development: How To Win Profitable Customers and Clients', Ian is an internationally acclaimed business and personal success speaker. His lively, humorous, down to earth and anecdotal style inspires, educates and entertains.
Presenter on BBC5 Live’s Wake Up To Money and BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live.
Was Jaguar Land Rover's highly successful and respected Global Director for Sponsorships and Brand Partners with extensive international business expertise having been based in both the USA and Japan. Geoff now works as a consultant for JLR and speaks around the world about employee engagement and building brands, with an emphasis on sponsorship
A career diplomat with particular knowledge and experience of the Middle East and south-east Asia. Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles has been British Ambassador in Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Now working for BAE Systems as international business development director in the Middle East and south-east Asia.
Nicole Crentsil is a Ghanaian-British entrepreneur, angel investor and cultural curator.
Former BBC Financial presenter (credits include 'Working Lunch', BBC Breakfast and 5 Live) who is a popular presenter and speaker at corporate events. As well as chairing, he can provide economic analysis/reviews of the economy.
Journalist and award-winning political columnist, was Sunday Telegraph political columnist for 19 years, and former editor of the Spectator. Author of several books. Broadcast work includes Newsnight's film on David Cameron on the eve of the 2015 general election.
Former England Basketball Player, expert on mental resilience, stress management and confidence building, and author of 'Off the Wall - How to Develop World Class Mental Resilience'.
Serial Entrepreneur whose price comparison website Simply Switch, was sold to DMGT for £22m. Her most recent venture, CrowdMission is a crowd funding site. A great speaker.
One of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist & author Susan David describes the psychological skills critical to these current times of complexity and change. Has virtual offerings for clients.
Susan David PhD
Originally called to the bar, Graham has forged a great reputation as a corporate presenter, facilitator and speaker. Has provided media and presentation training to most of the Cabinet.
Head of Macroeconomics at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, He is Economic Advisor to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Over the past ten years Andrew has become one of the UK’s most prolific social media trainers, keynote speakers and consultants; working with large brands, across multiple sectors. He knows first hand the disruption the digital sector can cause having been at MySpace through their early exponential growth, before being crushed by Facebook.
Will is the Sustainability Adviser to PwC UK. In this role he works regularly with senior staff at Board and Executive team level of global and large national companies, and governments around the world to help them better understand and identify the strategic risks and opportunities that accompany the rapidly evolving global context.
Broadcaster, philosopher, best-selling author, journalist and TED global speaker. Speaks about 'a kinder, gentler philosophy of success'.
Alain de Botton
His fast moving presentations powerfully teach client engagement skills. He has worked with blue chip companies as well as international sports teams.
Bernie De Souza
David is a football entrepreneur and successful businessman who speaks about the business of football and the formation of the Premier League, of which he was a key instigator. The Premier League is now the most successful football league in the world while the story of its inception takes in subjects such as change and communication.
Award-winning writer, author and broadcaster. A controversialist and public speaker who has dabbled in politics. Best known for his weekly column in The Spectator and his blogs for Breitbart London.
Lawyer and businesswoman who has been no stranger to the front pages. Fascinating and enigmatic, this highly intelligent woman is an interesting speaker and host.
The first female winner of The Apprentice. Michelle now runs her own business consultancy, has set up a new business, Chiconomy, and is a popular speaker at business events.
Founder of ebookers.com, who has gone on to invest in sustainable education and ecotourism.
Award winning disability campaigner, social entrepreneur and changemaker. Has been the face of LinkedIn’s nationwide campaign recently.
Lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, business angel, entrepreneur and creative business thinker.
Award winning businessman with a background in Formula One. MD of Xtrac, the world's largest and most successful motorsport transmission supplier with nearly 300 employees and a £40m turnover.
Young entrepreneur who set up SuperJam at the age of 14, using his Gran's jam recipes. His company now supplies over 2,000 supermarkets around the world (incl. Tesco, Asda Wal-Mart, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Waitrose) in countries including Australia, Russia, Denmark, Finland and Ireland.
David is a familiar face on TV. He presents Love your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh and was the resident garden designer on ITV1's This Morning.
Former US National Security Advisor to President Obama. He provided the president's daily national security briefing and was responsible for the co-ordination and integration of the Administration's foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts.
Tim started out in advertising, before moving setting up cobra sports, described by 3i as 'a gem of a company'. He is now a bestselling author and business speaker whose book called "I want to make a difference" is all about understanding people's need for personal and professional excellence.
Broadcaster and former BBC Director General who led wholesale change at the corporation, although was forced to leave after the Hutton report.
Frances's latest book, "Winning The Game of Life" suggests tools for personal success and motivation and embraces techniques employed by many of Britain's foremost captains of industry and top sportsmen and women. Author and highly talented public speaker who speaks 6 languages.
Former American tennis player whose business career began in the oil industry. His passion for art and architecture led him to research and write about the Monuments Men, who saved the world's greatest art treasures during WWII.
Jonathan Edwards' extraordinary achievements on the track have earned him a place in history as one of the World's greatest and most loved athletes. Since retiring he was instrumental in the London 2012 bid and is a BBC commentator. He talks about the business of 2012.
Rachel is an International conference speaker and author. As an executive leadership coach she works with individuals and teams in commercial, public and third sector organisations. She was awarded an MBE: 'For the promotion of human rights and the self-empowerment of women in Afghanistan’.
Rachel Ellison MBE
Former Dragon's Den member. She came to fame setting up experience company Red Letter Days which ignominously went bust and was sold to fellow dragon Peter Jones and Theo Pathitis. She talks about bouncing back from failure.
Former editor of Glamour magazine, the highest-selling monthly women's magazine in Britain and Europe and now Editor of YOU Magazine. Jo has won editor of the year 5 times and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and corporate events about the magazine business, women in business and finding the right work/life balance.
Co-founder of Bremont Chronometers with his brother, he tells the inspiring story of how they overcame tragedy to follow their passion for watches and create a truly unique world class brand.
A visionary strategic thinker and leader, with proven capability delivering strategic and operational transformation. Diplomatically trained with outstanding inter-personal and media communication skills; uniquely capable of uniting stakeholders (national and international), in common purpose. Awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – Military Division (CBE) in June 2017.
Yossi is Head of Digital at Electra Consumer Products who also managed the ao.com brand across Europe. He shares his experiences and case studies at events all round the world.
Les flew Concorde with British Airways as a Senior First Officer for 4 years between 1999 and its end of service in 2003. He was privileged to fly the last commercial Concorde service from London to New York in October 2003.
Co-founder of Green & Black's, the world's first organic chocolate, and the first Fairtrade marked product. The tale of how it all began has become a blueprint for sustainable business everywhere, studied in business schools and featured in countless newspaper stories, from Newsweek to the UK's The Daily Telegraph.
Author of Taming the Lion - 100 secret strategies for Investing and was one of the panellists on the BBC's Dragon's Den. Despite an impoverished up bringing, Richard has gone onto be one of the most acclaimed investors around.
Legendary former captain of the Australian rugby union team which won the 1991 World Cup at Twickenham
An award winning entrepreneur and disrupter, Jackie’s latest venture is REBEL Pi an ice wine brand. She is also the “Former Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Media Disrupter of the Year” recipient.
Revered scholar and historian and author of The Ascent Of Money and a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics.
An academic, writer and businesswoman and an authoritative speaker on the Millennial Generation. She speaks eloquently and with authority on what employees can expect from the Millennial Generation in terms of their attitude to work, their consumer habits, voting preferences and their role as citizens. Hosted and spoke at our Millennial Speaker Afternoon Tea.
Courtney Fingar is the editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication from the Financial Times, and the head of content for its associated data division, fDi Intelligence.
Executive Editor, columnist and chief leader writer of The Times. He writes a popular weekly political column and "Fink Tank", a statistical column on football. A regular guest on Newsnight and The Daily Politics, Daniel is an engaging public speaker.
Daniel Finkelstein OBE
Acclaimed expert on stress management for executives, Sue is a business and occupational psychologist and an internationally respected presenter to businesses and organisations.
Best known for taking on the banks in his Channel 4 challenge 'Bank of Dave'. An entrepreneur who now owns the biggest minibus supplier in Britain. A lively after dinner and business speaker.
Former BBC Economics editor who is now Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg, having had a brief sojourn as Chief Market Strategist for J.P.Morgan.
Pioneering expert in robotics and AI. Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Lausanne.
Business speaker who demonstrates that determination and will to win are the keys to success. Highly sought-after as a speaker. His Success Masterclasses in demand by top companies.
Lisa founded Red Goat Cyber Security in 2017 to teach companies about the methodologies used by cyber criminals. Her areas of expertise include social engineering, the psychology of persuasion, insider threats and rehearsing for a cyber attack. She has conducted ground-breaking research into the psychology behind insider threats and created the first ever GCHQ certified social engineering course.
Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant. He has gone on to work in film and television both behind and in front of the camera, giving the audience a taste of action and adventure around the world.He presents Channel 4's hit show, SAS: Who Dares Wins and, also fronted Meet The Drug Lords: Inside The Real Narcos.
Expert on digital, social media, tech and marketing for tech and media start-ups
Author and entrepreneur. A high profile businesswoman and founder of Lynne Franks PR and the SEED empowerment programme for women.
Matt leads Channel 4's coverage of the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world. He was formerly anchor for BBC World News America bulletin and the BBC's Washington correspondent.
Involved in Formula One for over 25 years, Mark combines his media broadcasting background with his vast knowledge of the inner workings of Formula One. He is one of the most prolific speakers from the exciting world of Grand Prix racing.
A highly respected conductor and renowned management coach. A brilliant communicator, Gansch inspires audiences with his insightful, innovative and unconventional addresses as he compares communication, motivation and leadership in organisations with an orchestra.
An entrepreneur, international speaker, author of the best-selling book, 'The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing' and the founder and chief instigator of Mesh Labs. An investor and board member of more than forty companies, she is hailed as a revolutionary thinker on the implications of the internet for 21st century business.
Frank Gardner is the BBC'S security correspondent and was the first network TV journalist in Britain to cover the War on Terror full-time around the world which led to him being paralysed during a terrorist attack in Saudi. However, he has bounced back from that and determined to make the most of the rest of his life; he's even ski-ing again!
Former UK MD of Porsche GB and MD of BMW (GB) Ltd. An energetic and passionate business leader whose proven track record of management skills and team building expertise make him one of the most recognised business leaders of his generation.
Founder of the Global Brainstorm, Celia is energizing fresh thinking around the world. Award winning inventor, author and entrepreneur, her lateral thinking and ‘designer decision’ techniques interactively amplify the mindset of any audience.
Rock musician, songwriter, and political activist, Sir Bob Geldof is the rare combination of musical talent and a successful businessman, whose passionate delivery of messages of social and economic justice, has touched tens of millions around the world.
Karl George can be booked to deliver keynote presentations, facilitate strategic workshops and one to one coaching. He specialises in business strategy, leadership principles and entrepreneurship.
Serial businessman and entrepreneur PY Gerbeau is credited with the success of 9 turnarounds including Disney Land Paris. PY Gerbeau is now a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Rescue at London Business School and Imperial College. Brilliant speaker on leadership and teamwork.
Former Group Head of Brand and Creative at Innocent, the smoothie company. His presentations cover entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.In 2014 he was named designer of the year at The Drum Design Awards, beating Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive and Sir Paul Smith among others.
Business speaker and original thinker on leadership, organisational transformation and embracing change. He shares his experience of cultural and organisational transformation, human development and management.
David Gillespie reveals the secret of inspired speaking and presentations in short charisma. He uses case studies ranging from the worlds of acting, business and politics to show how leadership requires strong, yet authentic communication skills.
Founder of Peace One Day (POD) which created and promotes the UN backed Peace Day on 21st September each year. A big part of PoDs awareness campaign is through educational materials which are supplied to schools around the world, including many online learning tools.
Former CEO of the Football Association, having previously led United Biscuits and Birds Eye Igloo for private equity ownership where he was credited with refreshing stale brands with a combination of slick marketing and most importantly empowering and inspiring leadership.
The twin misfortunes of losing his hair when he was 10 years old and being dyslexic spurred Duncan on to win Olympic Gold for the 100m Breaststroke in Moscow.
Known to millions around the world through his distinguished career as a main anchor on BBC World News, Nik is the co-author of the acclaimed book "Thinking the Unthinkable", which looks at why current leadership is struggling with the disruptions of Unthinkable events. An eye-opening keynote speaker, Nik is also a highly-sought-after conference host and moderator and very experienced at virtual events, gaining many plaudits during Lockdown.
Carrie Gracie was formerly the BBC's China Editor. Now a senior Presenter on the BBC News Channel.
Former chairman of both ITV and the BBC Board of Governors, Michael is currently on the board of Pinewood Studios. In an extensive career he is been involved with numerous company turn arounds and restructurings often in the B2B space. A brilliant speaker who is very good at tailoring to a brief.
In his speaking work and his book Better Decisions, Chris Grant draws on his experience of working with thousands of leaders in business, sport and elsewhere, with a particular focus on effective leadership and cultivating a diverse workplace culture.
Marketing and social media specialist who has been a consultant to blue chip companies including Starbucks, Canon, T-Mobile, Deutschebank and Sainsburys.
Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association - an online platform that inspires and empowers over 350,000 women from around the world to build successful businesses through videos, courses and an online community.
Real estate futurist and industry trends presenter - topics include innovation, disruption, IoT, sustainability, design thinking, future workplace, robots, cities, architecture and the built environment.
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
Practical futurist and internationally renowned thought leader in the fields of digital eminence, social business and digital disruption.
An award-winning comedian, author and TV presenter. In the corporate sector she is an executive performance coach, specialising in training senior women for advanced leadership roles.
Jeff is an acclaimed speaker on all matters to do with people management recruitment, peak performance and career development. He was also business manager for Sir Clive Woodward and has released a number of books, most recently drawing on insights from leading figures in business and sports.
Emma (@emmaguns) is the host of The Emma Guns Show podcast and an experienced journalist, specialising in beauty, wellness and first-person features who has written for Red, Sunday Times Style, Stylist and Women’s Health. She established her podcast, which has 100+ 5-star rated on iTunes, to create an honest, open resource able to go deeper than the written word and provide inspiration and community for her listeners.
Emma Gunavardhana ‘Emma Guns’
Former SAS solider turned TV Presenter on shows including Beyond Boundaries and motivational speaker. Ken Hames is passionate about giving people the opportunity to do extraordinary things.
World-renowned futurologist, technology analyst and commentator on the digital age. He is a natural and charismatic performer; his speaking style is spontaneous, interactive and entertaining
Former John Lewis Chairman who talks about corporate turnaround, business competitiveness and retailing.
An internationally recognised speaker, author and business coach who helps individuals, teams, and organisations develop a more entrepreneurial mindset for success. His best-selling book is Black Hole Focus.
Business improvement specialist, author, consultant, speaker and an expert on customer service, culture and competitiveness.
Co-founder of the business transformation organisation Insight with Passion, the only female non-exec director in Rugby league for the Bradford Bulls and Tesco Enterprising Mum of the Year 2013. Founder of the Positive Image campaign. A businesswoman who regularly appears on TV and is in demand as a business and motivational speaker.
Presents More or Less on Radio 4 and writes The Economist's 'Undercover Economist'column
Claire Harper is a marketing and retail authority with the success of some of the UK’s top brands to her name, including Argos, Ocado, Sainsburys and Mamas & Papas.
Journalist and presenter who has a daily show on Talk Radio. A former political editor and LBC Radio presenter, she is a regular on TV shows such as Question Time, Have I Got News For You, and on Radio 4’s Any Questions and the News Quiz.
Coffee Republic founder and creator of Skinny Candy. After floating Coffee Republic she wrote "Anyone can do it". Her book 'Switched On' is about developing the entrepreneurial mindset in large corporations. She speaks with passion about building an entrepreneurial spirit within organisations.
Record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer.with a corporate background. A keynote speaker, business coach, author and campaigner. A keen follower of international affairs and economic, social and environmental sustainability issues.
Designer of Extreme experiences has been named the top female International speaker by The Drum magazine. Recently announced as advisor to the united nations Dr. Nelly will join the team at the UN’s Virtual Reality Lab in NYC founded and lead by Gabo Arora. As an advisor, she will foster critical debates on immersive experiences and their roles in politics, engaging diplomats and the public through events and talk series at the United Nations HQ.
American best-selling author, business change agent, marketing expert and thought leader, Jeffrey Hayzlett offers leading companies some of the most innovative approaches to marketing. His book 'The Mirror Test' is hailed as one of the best business books written.
Jeffrey W. Hayzlett
Ayesha Hazarika is a Political Commentator, Comedian, Author and Journalist. She has many strings to her bow including being a round the clock advisor to leading members of the Labour party including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. She also performs stand up comedy making her a great humorous and intelligent speaker at corporate events.
Conductor whose musical performances shake up tradition. He has done opera in South African townships and formed the Paraorchestra which performed at the Paralympics. His mission is to bring orchestral music alive for new audiences and is an inspirational and motivational performer. A bit leftfield admittedly but the make up of an orchestra and the skills to lead it are very transferrable to a corporate setting.
Former Managing director of commercial and online at ITV. Before that was Chief Executive of GCap Media, the largest commercial radio company in the UK, CEO of Virgin Radio and MD of Yahoo UK and Ireland. Media industry speaker
Social Pantry not only produces delicious food but works with the charity Key for Life, employing ex-offenders and helping to rehabilitate young men post release from prison.
Editor of City AM and contributing editor of The Spectator. His columns provide penetrating insights on economic and financial affairs. He is a regular on TV and radio, appearing on Newsnight, the Daily Politics and the Today programme.
Lorraine was the first female controller of BBC1, who went on to be CEO of Talkback Thames and most recently CEO of The Royal Foundation of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex. She talks about leadership, women in business and mental health. Lorraine did one of our Speaker Taster Sessions back in May ’20.
One of Britain's most acclaimed designers, co-founder of Red or Dead, who set up Hemingway Design following it’s multimillion pound sale. Hemingway Design has numerous projects including affordable, yet well designed social housing - The highest profile project being The Staiths South Bank, a 800 property mass market housing project – and the Vintage Festivals.
Founder of The Next Big Thing consultancy who has worked with diverse blue chip clients across a wide range of sectors - from Finance to FMCG, Media to Music, Publishing to Personal Technology. A trend expert, futurist and marketeer.
Financial editor of the London Evening Standard, PR Week columnist and regular contributor to the media on financial and economic matters.
Chris is a highly respected communicator and driver of positive change; famous surfer, Former sustainability director of The Eden Project, Chris Hines MBE now has a new initiative Grain of Sand.
Ruth is the founder luxury chocolate brand, Cocoa Black. She has been awarded UK Chocolate Master and despite working in a predominately male industry, she has an inspiring story of beating the odds and becoming one of the globe's most sought-after talents in the culinary arts.
Afua Hirsch is a journalist and author who has worked in International Development and Human Rights.
Chris Hirst is CEO and Chairman of Havas UK and Europe, a multi-disciplinary marketing services network. He has just published ‘No Bullsh*t Leadership’ which is the antidote to management books full of jargon. A straight talker who is a regular commentator in national press including BBC News, The Politics Show, Evening Standard, FT and Sky News.
Christer is a top ranked serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur offering insight about future trends. He represents a new generation of inspiring business innovators, with 15 years experience. He is chairman of First Tuesday, Europe's largest network for high growth technology companies and investors.
A judge on BBC 2's BAFTA Award winning The Great British Bake Off, Paul has written best-selling books about bread and baking and is a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and BBC and ITV. A celebrity chef and popular awards host.
Julie Holmes is a powerhouse speaker and the founder of Ambassador Selling. This American based in London is an award-winning speaker (audience selected) who has worked with audiences on five continents to sell way more to their very best customers.
Scientist, writer and presenter interested in the mind, consciousness, belief in the supernatural and brain development. He looks at how the brain works, how it relates to people's thought processes and approach to life; his most recent high profile project was a collaboration with Red Bull.
Jan is a former managing director of Citigroup Private Bank and was president of the Economic Club of New York from 2008-2015. She anchored CNN Financial News show "Street Sweep" from New York Stock Exchange and now has her own strategic communications and marketing company which specializes in deepening relationships with high - net - worth clients.
Designer, Entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den panelist. Interior design entrepreneur.
Larry spent 10 years as a Director of British Airways and the loyalty management company, Air Miles, in both New York and London.
Morgan Housel is a Partner at The Collaborative Fund and former columnist for the Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. Also a multi award winning financial writer.
Christian is a data scientist who uses it to create stories. He has worked on some of the biggest platforms on TV, turning social media data and statistics into engaging content, and is particularly good at detecting trends well ahead of traditional reporting processes
For 10 years he was the Director of Live Events for the British Government. He had access to the very heart of power and first hand insights into the centre of the Whitehall. With a wealth of anecdotes and insights, Simon provides a fascinating look into a world very few people get to see, let alone begin to understand.
Professor Damian Hughes is an international speaker and bestselling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.
Formerly one of the Metropolitan Police Service's most senior officers and an experienced advisor on transformational change. She led The Met's major structure and delivery programme.
Maxine Hulme QPM
Leading marketing analyst, with a blue chip client list, Clive is a specialist in customer retention and was the chief architect of Tesco's Clubcard and segmentation programme.
Inspirational team leader and world-class British yachtsman;Conrad has had a lifetime of adventure and achievement. He draws on his experiences to motivate, inspire and instill leadership and self-belief.
Alex Hunter launched the Virgin America brand and was global Head of Online Marketing. Now an angel investor and company incubator, he has insight into the future of technology as well as brand experience and customer service.
A regular contributor to television and radio news and current affairs programmes, Chris illustrates a gruelling journey of bravery, strength, leadership and skill where every decision made during his time in Iraq could have been his last.
Was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1989 to 1991. He is an architect, writer and regular radio and television broadcaster. Very good at speaking to a specific brief.
Will Hutton is CEO of the Work Foundation and is a former economics journalist. Authoritative speaker on all things work/life related, and future trends surrounding them
Having held positions at Goldman Sachs, HP and Deutsche Bank, Anne-Marie founded STEMettes, an award winning social initiatives to inspire and promote young women in STEM.
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
BBC Business editor who was the Business and Economics Presenter on Radio 4's Today Programme for many years
General Sir Mike Jackson is a former head of the British Army. Combines a powerful talk on leadership and man management with humour and a look at the lighter side of military life.
Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute, Stanley’s first career was in financial services, specialising in executive pension scheme. After 25 years he made the inevitable leap into show business(!), and has spent the last 25 years as a celebrity booker, chronicled in his acclaimed book, "Get Me A Celebrity!"
Ed Jackson’s professional rugby career spanned ten years. He played for Bath, Wasps, London Welsh and the Gwent Dragons before suffering a spinal cord injury In April 2017, which left him paralysed. Since then, he has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation and has defied the odds after being told he may never walk again.
Former child soldier from South Sudan, turned international recording artist, activist and philanthropist. He is owner of Gatwitch Records, Jal Gua Foods and founder of Gua Africa charity. Jal’s vision is to share his experiences for social emotional learning through the Arts Business and Philanthropy, in order to create a higher state of conscious global awakening.
From bass player in Blur in the 1990s to farmer, cheese-maker and newspaper columnist, Alex has packed a great deal into his life. He left the hedonistic lifestyle of a rock star behind, to move to the country and although Blur are back together Alex's heart remains in cheese.
Poppy Jamie is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and entertainment presenter. At 25 Poppy founded her first start-up, an accessories brand “Pop and Suki” with best friend and model/actress Suki Waterhouse. At 26 Poppy founded Happy Not Perfect (HNP) a mental well-being start-up application and corresponding product line which is being launched in 2018.
Executive Editor of The Scotsman writing regularly on finance and economics as well as covering politics and current affairs. A regular contributor to Scotland on Sunday and Spectator Business and a regular on BBC Scotland radio and television.
Founder of his own pioneering innovation consultancy, Nick Jankel has worked with leading brands such as Nike, Xbox, Playstation and built up expertise in culture change and set up innovation programmes for Cadburys and Oxfam. Helping others to think differently, Nick is a leading speaker on change, innovation and collaboration.
Founding CEO of the Invictus Games who is an experienced strategy and management consultant. Business and leadership speaker with emerging markets expertise.
Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker Mark Jeffries has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world's largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships.
Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the Evening Standard, as well as broadcasting for the BBC.
Named one of the most creative entrepreneurs for 2020, Shivvy Jervis is an award-winning Trends Forecaster, Broadcaster and the Founder of forecasting lab FutureScape 248.
From postman to MP to Home Secretary but Alan's early political career began with his Trade union involvement. His achievements within the labour government included Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Secretary of State for Trade & Industry; Secretary of State for Education and Skills; Secretary of State for Health and Home Secretary.
Paul has been the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK's leading economic research institute since 2011.A frequent contributor to broadcast media has published extensively on the economics of public policy.
FT Columnist and serial entrepreneur. Luke took over the then small, struggling PizzaExpress which only had 12 owned restaurants and grew it to over 250.
Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Sanderson Jones is far from your average comedian. He knows how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it and is the Co-Founder of a non-religious church The Sunday Assembly; of which there are now 28 assemblies worldwide.
One UK's best known environmentalists, Tony is not only a speaker on such issues as sustainability and carbon reduction, but an empowering speaker on Leadership and leading change within an organisation.
Influential macroeconomist, financial sector expert, development practitioner and international think tank blogger. Ex-investment banker and former adviser to the European Commission and Parliament, IMF and OECD
Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion. A champion of technology
Founder of Tribewanted, a company which builds crowd-funded sustainable communities, made famous by the Fijian island venture on Vorovoro and now also in Sierra Leone. Ben is also an author, speaker and social entrepreneur.
Associate Editor and management columnist of the FT, she has poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life for the past 15 years in her weekly Monday column.
Founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems, an innovative clean technology company. Passionate about entrepreneurship and technology, he is a regular speaker at global events.
Irra Ariella Khi is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of multiple data security patents in USA and Europe. She is the only female CEO to successfully commercialise blockchain technology for international border management and identity.
Irra Ariella Khi
Founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, Kanya is also recognised as a superb keynote speaker, an internationally recognised entrepreneur and innovator in the British music industry.
Former CEO of Sainsburys, his background includes M&S, Asda, Haagen Dazs, Pepsi, and Mars. Now working as a consultant with Guy Hands venture capital business Terra Firma.
Is a member of the House of Lords and was head of Diversity at Channel 4 before taking a role at YouTube. She was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister on Equalities and Diversity and was the elected MP for Bethnal Green & Bow. She is a broadcaster, writer and political campaigner.
Adam Kingl has spent decades working in innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. Author of Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organisation he talks about the companies best placed to survive and thrive in the new business environment. Adam delivered his keynote How and why business as usual is no longer acceptable in our Speaker Taster Sessions
Iconic American designer and business visionary. His passion for creating a modern American style, combined with his innate business acumen, fueled the growth behind one of the worldâ€™s most recognisable brands.
Jacky Klein is an art historian, author and broadcaster. She co-presented ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ for BBC4 with Bendor Grosvenor in 2016, travelling the UK to discover some of the greatest lost paintings in our national collections.
Ardi Kolah is Executive Fellow and Director of the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School and the founder of GO DPO®, which is the strategic partner for many multi-national clients in the area of GDPR compliance.
Marc invented the K1 disposable syringe, as a reaction to the spread of HIV via the re-use of needles, especially in the developing world. This invention has saved millions of lives. He also founded SafePoint, to promote awareness of the dangers of unsafe injections, and received the OBE for his contribution to global healthcare.
Marc Koska OBE
Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. An acclaimed public speaker, his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California.
American inventor, IT guru, entrepreneur, author and futurist with fans including Bill Gates and Bill Clinton. He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time with a host of computer application developments including the first reading machine for the blind.
James is Emerging Markets Editor at the Financial Times, the main focus of which is in several areas: economic growth and development trends in emerging markets, connections between emerging markets (particularly China and the outside world), EM demographic themes and social trends.
Star of Made in Chelsea, who also set up and runs a successful confectionary firm, Candy Kittens
Founder and Director of Lalcap Ltd, a London based consultancy specialising in business with India. A stockbroker and accountant who is passionate about UK-India investments ties. An authority on India's economy.
Deepak Lalwani OBE
David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham and the Shadow Justice Secretary. He is one of the leading agenda setters in the fields of social activism, diversity and multi-culturalism. Was a member of the previous Labour Government (2001-2010), is respected across the party spectrum and is a well-known figure amongst the general public!
Angela is a very bright and personable presenter who is a specialist in IT and worked for IBM and British Gas before becoming a science presenter for the BBC. Popular corporate host.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer on Black Wednesday whose staff included David Cameron. Now in the Lords, Lord Lamont is still a regular contributor to economic debates and a sought after commentator.
Highly successful entrepreneur and adventurer who started life in the military where he trained as a Royal Marine Commando before being selected for the SAS. He has led teams to the summits of the highest mountains on 7 continents; walked across South Georgia in Antarctica and piloted the world's first flying car to Timbuktu.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, an internationally esteemed economist and renowned statesman who played a key role in the development of European economic and monetary union.
Former Chief executive of Tesco since 1997, Leahy is his own best example for his philosophy for a successful business career, having worked his way up from stacking shelves during school holidays. He is known for transforming the supermarket industry in Britain.
Gary Leboff - world class business coach and sports psychologist who is a popular public speaker and has a monthly column in Golf Monthly.
Super mum, social influencer and fashion blogger @Stylemesunday. Natalie is passionate about her #WarriorWoman project, taking personal experiences as well as what she is seeing in the world today, and trying to create a positive environment for women to share and support one another via social media and beyond. She is also a great lover of fashion and trends and has a unique and fashion-forward way of taking high-street clothing and styling it in exciting and new ways.
One of the most sought-after experts in security and technology, he has dedicated his career to improving technology and safeguarding others from the threat of cyber criminals; he sits on the Cyber Security Advisory Board for Imperial College London. Co-founder of several successful startups to date, including The Zebra alongside Adam Lyons, which has since become the fastest growing US car insurance comparison site. Cal took part in a Speaker Taster Session in May.
The collapse of Barings, and Nick Leeson's role in it, was one of the most spectacular debacles in financial history. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars? Hear Nick's honest and self effacing account.
Businessman who turned around ASDA and sold it to Walmart. Former Royal Mail Chairman and on the board of numerous companies.
Business speaker and one of the world's best-known experts on trends. Based in New York. A dynamic speaker with a high energy presentation style.
Tony Blair's Middle East envoy. Lord Levy is a successful businessman and one of the UK's top fundraisers, having raised millions for both political and charitable causes.
Former Scottish Labour MP and businesswoman, she held a number of Ministerial appointments before becoming a Cabinet Minister. She was British High Commissioner to Australia and was elevated to the Lords in 2010. With decades of experience in chairmanship, politics and HR management, Helen is much in demand as a speaker.
Rob Lilwall is an adventurer, author and motivational speaker, now based in Hong Kong. His expeditions have seen him travel, unsupported, on foot and on bicycle to Siberia and Mongolia.
The first Mayor of London until he was defeated by Boris Johnson, Ken's biggest challenge was to tackle the capital's aging transport infrastructure and introduced bendy buses, Oyster cards and the congestion charge. A champion of the environment, he is now a regular radio presenter on LBC, covering just about everything.
Business networking strategist who works with companies and shows them how to use networking tools to develop their businesses. He passionately believes that networking is a vital tool, not just for sales generation but for career development and motivation.
Dr Beau Lotto is an American neuroscientist, world renowned for his work in the science of perception. He is a creativity expert who shows audiences that perception is a key component to innovation and creativity. His talks are much in demand by businesses.
Founder of Bossa Studios, a BAFTA winning games studio in London. She has featured in Management Today's Top 35 Women under 35 and her forte is to create original products and concepts while inspiring people about making big things happen and being bold every day..Spoke at our Millennial Afternoon Tea in May ’18.
Stephen Lue is a specialist family law barrister. His practice covers a wide range of applications including public and private children law, ancillary relief and domestic violence. He also acts in Court of Protection cases. Stephen is a mentor with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards' LGBTQ Youth Programme. This involves attending sessions that are geared towards helping young people improve or learn a new skill, offering practical assistance with the programme and also introducing them to a diverse group of LGBTQ role models.
Entrepreneur, businessman and former rugby player. His expertise is in Financial Services & Fintech and he was appointed as Ambassador for UKTI under David Cameron.
Alastair (Al) Lukies CBE
Former BBC Business correspondent. Joe covered the Eurozone debt crisis during his time on Newsnight and was a regular on the Radio 4 Today programme business segment as well as an assured host at corporate events including the IoD Director of the Year Awards.
Highly respected thought leader and digital strategist. A creative thinker, he enables people and organisations to manage change and seek new opportunities.
Businessman Sir John Madejski, is chairman of Reading Football Club, but has a raft of commercial interests spanning property, broadcast media, hotels, restaurants, publishing and football to his name. His business background makes him a desirable keynote speaker.
He was Director of Marketing for London 2012, helping to deliver the most successful games in history. A superb business keynote speaker.
Creative genius and senior director at LEGO was responsible for the global brand, product and campaign development of its core business (toys) as well as their theme park, media and brand licensing divisions. Christian left LEGO to help international companies develop and implement strategies for customer focused growth (brand strategy, innovation and corporate vision/identity).
Sir John Major - Former prime minister and international keynote speaker on globalisation and the changing world.
Angelica has proven herself to be one of Britain's most exciting young entrepreneurs. Her inspiring story begins at the age of 22, when she started her career straight out of university with the vision of a curated lifestyle magazine- About Time has over 85,000 monthly readers and a team of 90 writers behind her. Angela delivers passionate keynotes about incredibly passionate about female liberation and entrepreneurship.
Former special Assistant to the US President for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council. Now a sought after speaker and advisor around the world.
Inspirational choirmaster whose fronted numerous programmes building choirs with people from various walks of life.
Entrepreneur who founded one of Britain's most famous fragrance brands in the 1990s. She sold the company to Estee Lauder before moving on to found her second fragrance business 'Jo Loves'. A talented businesswoman and speaker.
Lord Peter Mandelson Former Labour Party's Director of Campaigns & Communications. He served in a number of Cabinet positions under Tony Blair playing a leading role in his leadership campaign and was the UK's Deputy Prime Minister under Gordon Brown.
Former SAS officer and mercenary who led the failed "Wonga Coup" in Equatorial Guinea which led to him serving 15 months of a 34 year jail term. Now released, he has written a book about the coup "Cry Havoc" and is a consultant to private security firm, Moda Solutions
Nigel Mansell - Former F1 champion and successful businessman.
Digital Pioneer and A.I. Scientist, Member of the Expert Group at The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), an OECD and G7 initiative for A.I.
Former Economics Editor on Newsnight, Channel 4 News journalist, and editor of Computer Weekly . Now freelance. Very down to earth, yet incisive. His books include 'Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future'.
Leading keynote speaker on the sharing economy. She is the author of "Generation Share", a seminal book telling the awe-inspiring stories of the change-makers behind the Sharing Economy. Her keynote How to Weather Uncertainty was delivered to us over lockdown.
Maxine Mawhinney broke through into the predominantly male dominated Northern Ireland media and rose to become one of the BBC’s top news anchors.In a career that has taken her around the world, in the last 40 years she has worked for BBC, UTV, SKY, ITN, GMTV and Reuters TV. She has many keynote speeches.
He was a semi-finalist in the first series of The Apprentice. With a background in business, property and finance, James presents Early Breakfast on Talk Radio every morning and is a columnist for The Financial Times. He regularly appears on Channel 4, Sky News and ITV's This Morning. An accomplished interviewer, after dinner speaker, presenter and awards host.
Journalist, writer and co-founder with Sandi Toksvig) of the UK's fastest-growing new political party, the Women's Equality Party. Speaks on politics, feminist issues, and age - why we don't grow old as we used to and the benefits of age diverse work forces.
Former hostage turned author. He spent 5 years in captivity in the Lebanon. John presents a variety of radio programmes on R4 often with a travel theme.
John McCarthy CBE
From a computer science background, Ade is focused on helping organisations and their people to thrive in the digital age. Ade’s digital strategy perspectives embrace macroeconomics, technology, anthropology, biology and human performance.
Martin was the CEO of Dyson for 15 years, the ideas to market-leading consumer products maker. He has spent over 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for leading brands and speaks inspiringly on leadership and International development.
Record-breaking disabled polar explorer, role model and inspirational speaker, named one of Britain's most influential disabled people in the 2016 Power 100.
Specialising in customer experience, Andrew was with the John Lewis Partnership for over 20 years, taking the lead on customer service. Now a consultant with Charteris, he has helped many organisations including NHS Trusts, develop strategies to improve customer service.
Charlie spent more than 30 years in the Metropolitan Police where she set up and led the Police Central e-crime Unit, with the national remit to undertake cybercrime investigations that impact the UK. She is now Senior Cyber Crime Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
One of the world’s most experienced and respected polar explorers. Founder of the Ice Warrior project that gives ordinary people the chance to become polar explorers.
One of Europe's leading futurists. He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future "The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. He speaks on The Global Economic Boom, Davos, Brexit, Bitcoin and more!
Dominic McVey is an Entrepreneur and Business Leader. He started his own business at the age of 13, importing micro-scooters from the United States to the United Kingdom and now runs a portfolio of business interests from fashion, publishing and music to media and cosmetics. Hugely inspiring motivational speaker
Dragon's Den investor and successful entrepreneur.
Business, technology and leadership speaker. Julie has backed a swathe of tech entrepreneurs in Europe for 2 decades, and specialises in finding fast-growing tech firms that can both disrupt and help transform large established enterprises; she calls them David's versus Goliaths! She also talks about the need for feminine leadership skills in the modern world, especially when dealing with remote teams; that’s not to say only women can be leaders, many women don’t have them, while many men do, but it’s the mindset and focus on soft skills.
Thomasina is the co-founder of the Mexican food chain Wahaca, the 2015 winner of Master Chef, TV Presenter and writer of 7 cookery books. She gives talks on "Sustainability in Business","Overcoming challenges in Business"and "Leadership" drawing on her own mental health struggles in early life, and how they informed her approach to business challenges.
Gina Miller is a prominent businesswoman, a passionate philanthropist and responsible capitalist who has campaigned in the areas of investment and pension reform, political transparency and scrutiny, modern day slavery, social justice and the charity sector.
Carl speaks to audiences around the world about what the digital revolution really means to them and how they can keep ahead of it! He draws together immersive first-hand reporting from around the world with data and evidence to describe how every single aspect of our lives are changing in often unseen yet important ways.
Adrian is a multi-talented broadcaster, who is currently presenting Sky Travel, contributing to numerous shows on LBC radio, as well as hosting his own weekly show about buying property abroad.
Founder of People Tree and MD of ethical footwear brand Po-Zu. Over the course of her career, Safia Minney has been a pioneer in ethical business, establishing Fair Trade supply chain solutions, defining PR and marketing campaigns and defining the strategic directions needed to reach new markets.
Editor of The Economist. Before joining The Economist she worked for the IMF. A graduate of Oxford and Harvard, she is a regular media commentator on the world economy and international financial issues.
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Futurologist and gadget expert, Jonathan covers the whole range of futures topics, but has special interests in future gadgets and devices as well as the world of robotics and nanotechnology.
Once one of the FBI's 'Most Wanted' because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide.
Linda really understands customer service and has the track record to prove it with extremely successful spells at Virgin Atlantic and as head of the Event Services at the London Olympics
Professor Molyneux is widely respected as a key player in eLearning and is one of the UK's leading movers and shakers in the transformation of the UK towards the Knowledge-Economy.
Founder of lingerie firm, MJM International and popular motivational speaker. Her ranges include Michelle at George, Ultimo Bras and a chain of concessions at Debenhams stores. Spoke and hosted the IoD Jersey Awards to great acclaim.
Michelle Mone OBE
Former middle distance runner from the Coe/Ovett era. David was chief executive of UK Athletics for 10 years (1997-2007) taking the organisation from the edge of bankruptcy to one of the best funded sports bodies in the world by strong leadership, clearly defined objectives, and the development of excellent teamwork. He is a popular speaker at corporate events.
David Moorcroft MBE
British women's bobsleigher and sprinter. She competed in the 2-women bobsleigh event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea along with Mica McNeill. She also competed for Wales in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Founder of Pacific Direct, supplier of luxury branded amenities to the hotel and cruise markets, which was sold for £20m. She's gone on to investing, training and mentoring business to achieve success. She regularly speaks on her leadership and motivational skills.
HR Director with broad experience of a number of sectors including utilities (he is currently at Severn Trent), publishing (Penguin) and retail (Argos). At Penguin he instigated trying to recruit people drawn from outside the usual talent pool publishers draw from (typically Oxbridge, home counties) – they would have the same skill sets, but bring a new approach by having a different life experience. Also speaks on challenges companies face with the millennial generation, in particularly living costs when recruiting in London and major cities.
Financier, campaigner, author and mother of nine, Helena has a truly inspirational story of beating the odds in the male dominated industry of finance, she is regarded as one of the worlds greatest leaders. A feminist with a story of beating the odds.
Dame Helena Morrissey
Science presenter, journalist and executive producer. He recently presented Inside the Human Body and the BAFTA nominated Young Ones for BBC1, as well as the acclaimed Story of Science for BBC2. He is renowned for exposing himself to medical conditions for his programmes including taking up vaping, and even becoming infected with worms!
Brilliant science and technology presenter, and a memember of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
Best known for presenting Channel 4's Superscrimpers and as an FT Columnist.
Hayley Mulenda delivers inspirational talks to empower students and young adults to sustain a healthy mental well-being and turn their pain into purpose.
Co-presenter on Breakfast on BBC1 in the mornings. She previously presented The World Today on BBC World. Newspaper credits include financial columns in the Observer and Evening Standard. Has hosted a range of conferences for us around the world, for leading companies and NGOs.
Sara is a British entrepreneur and businesswoman who developed "Buddi", a miniaturised tracking device for vulnerable people and was also the founder of "Confused.com". She was awarded an OBE for services to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours 2012
Started Glasses Direct from the living room of his parents' home in Wiltshire while studying for his University finals, and it became the largest online retailer of glasses. After a successful exit from the company he now focuses on his new role as a full-time Industry Head of Retail at Google.
Jamie Murray Wells OBE
Editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, he has also written extensively on international politics and economics. He has been an executive director of the World Bank, is an authority on globalisation and served as Venezuela's Minister of Trade & Industry in the 1990s.
Founder and CEO of NY based strategy consulting firms BeyondGlobal. A former adviser to Nouriel Roubini and author of Superhubs: How the financial elite and their networks rule the world.
Senior Independent Director of Dyson and former government minister.
Andrew Neil is chairman of the TV news channel GB news and is the former editor of the Sunday Times. He presented the Daily Politics and This Week shows on the BBC and is often asked to chair conferences and speak, either keynote or after dinner.
Award-winning expert on Communication, Influence and Leadership. He won the Cicero Grand Jury Prize for Best International Speechwriter 2014 and is a guest lecturer at London Business School.
As the Consumer Champion and founder of Customer Service Action, and The Customer First Group, Martin is a force for positive change for both consumers and brands. As well as fighting for consumer rights Martin is an advocate for diversity, social responsibility and employee engagement for all consumer facing sectors.
The man behind the successful 'Thrust' project, which resulted in the first supersonic world land speed record. He is now behind the Bloodhound project to develop the first 1000mph car with the specific aim of promoting science and engineering to children.
A renowned speaker in the fields of strategic management, multinational corporations and globalisation, and author of Funky Business and Karaoke Capitalism.
Made his name turning around the then struggling ASDA and selling it to Walmart. His current turnaround role is as Chairman of ITV where he has brought in Adam Crozier as CEO.
Former transport secretary who unsuccessfully ran for London mayor twice. A colourful character who has had a successful business career before and since leaving politics.
Was Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture for the London Olympics 2012. He turned volunteers into Gamesmakers and coined the phrase 'Inspiring a Generation'. His fascinating presentations draw lessons from his Olympic experiences.
Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (2010-13); Head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research, Goldman Sachs (2001-2010). Creator of the BRICs acronym. Author of The Growth Map. Talks on international economics and financial topics.
Business guru, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. Rafe was Marketing and Innovation Consultant at Diageo, Coca-Cola & Walt Disney. He has addressed Microsoft, Aviva and Amazon, talking about innovation and inspiration, corporate venturing and company culture.
Former Lib Dem MP and lively character. While best known for his colourful private life, there is much more to Lembit, with interests ranging from nuclear to aviation to astronomy.
Abadesi Osunsade has been revolutionising the tech scene. With a steely focus on removing inequality by educating employees and employers alike with her company Hustle Crew. Abadesi also hosts a podcast Techish, and has written guide book for success aimed at women in technology.
Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian, #1-best-selling maths author and person who makes videos for the internet as well as an engaging, entertaining but technical keynote speaker for conferences and corporate events.
Denise Parkinson is Entertainment Director Global and UK at Telegraph Media Group. She has over 20 years experience in all aspects of Marketing and Distribution in the UK and International film distribution industry. An inspiring speaker
As Rear Admiral, he was responsible for determining the future strategic context for all three armed forces to 2030. Nowadays he runs his own strategic forecasting company. A regular broadcaster and media commentator.
Lord Chris Patten is Chancellor of Newcastle and Oxford Universities. He was the last governor of Hong Kong, after which he was European Commissioner for External Relations before authoring a report on policing in Northern Ireland.
Samantha is Co-Founder of Open Bionics; an award-winning start-up developing low-cost bionic hands that look and feel good, for amputees or those born without a hand. She is an entrepreneur, a journalist and a digital marketer.
International speaker and best-selling author Allan Pease is acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on Body Language and Human Communication. His books have all reached #1 best-seller status everywhere, selling over ten million copies and published in over 36 languages.
An award- winning Dance entrepreneur, author, mentor and cancer survivor, Leanne has faced many obstacles in her life, by using her experiences she inspires, guides and encourages other women using her social media platforms. So far she has fundrasied over £250,000 to run community dance programmes and events over Southern England.
Sports Psychiatrist and author of the Chimp Paradox, and credited with helping the Olympic cycling and Team Sky's recent success.
Popular science broadcaster and speaker. Best known for Tomorrow's World, Maggie is a top choice for corporate events.
Maggie Philbin OBE
Ever popular former judge on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Arlene is an enormously successful international theatre director, choreographer and TV presenter
Former Police Officer with particular expertise in Counter Terrorism. Regular contributor to ITV, Sky and BBC on terrorism related issues
Swiss psychologist and balloonist who made the first non-stop balloon flight around the world.
Having suffered from anaphylaxis since she was two years old, Julianne wanted to launch a range of “free from” foods with good nutrition. At just 22 years old, she acquired, via a Management Buy Out, Creative Nature, a superfood brand that was struggling with heavy losses and turned it around into profit within 24 months.
Programme Director of Forum for the Future and Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. Renowned environmental speaker.
Well known retailing authority who has presented various programmes on TV surrounding the High Street, and an advisor to David Cameron on urban renewal.
Former MP and cabinet minister who has now built a successful career in the arts and media as a popular BBC TV presenter, particularly with his series Great British Railway Journeys.
Theo Priestley is one of the most recognised independent technology industry influencers and evangelists, ranking in the Top 100 thought leaders across Virtual/ Augmented Reality, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things and future trends.
Former Director General for Economics, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who is on the board of the CEBR. Insightful economics speaker.
Anchor and news correspondent on CNN and host of 'Quest Means Business'. He is also an expert on business travel issues. He has been reporting on the financial markets on TV and radio for over 20 years.
Performance psychologist and business leadership and performance expert who has worked with some of the top sports and business people in the world.
Former Executive Chairwoman of Millwall and was CEO of the London Borough of Lambeth. She speaks on leading and managing change in the most demanding of environments.
Geoff is the creator and author of 'Celebrity Service' and 'OMG Marketing'. A multi-award winning speaker who has challenged and inspired audiences across five continents with his unique insights on customer service and marketing. Essentially he wants people to think about what extra they would do if a celebrity walked into their business, and therefore apply it to all their customers…easier said than done, however when done well, you create those OMG moments!
Sky business presenter and commentator. A regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and popular financial anaylst.
Famously almost sank his business due to an ill judged comment at the IoD Annual Convention (he described his company's products as crap!). Since then he has bounced bank with a chain of sports clubs and a new online jewellery company, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experiencecompany, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experience – he’s done retail in the States, while his jewellery firm has recently opened in India.
Tom is a quadruple amputee, having contracted Sepsis which resulted in a 5 month coma and almost killed him (he is one of very few people who survive this condition if not spotted immediately). His remarkable story of learning to live, walk and love again, was turned into the film Starfish based on his memoir, and starred Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.
Paul Redmond is one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change and the future of work. As a leading expert in generational theory and employability, Dr Paul Redmond’s research and keynote talks are at the forefront of what this means for managers, recruiters, HR specialists and individuals.
Co-founder of Innocent drinks which was successfully sold to Coca Cola. An inspirational speaker on encouraging creativity and building brands.
John Reid served as an elected MP for over 23 years and served as a Government Minister for more than a decade under Blair in various posts. He really impressed by the way he handled a rowdy Hedge Fund Awards, and he had really done his home work; this former Marxist was congratulating the audience on how the Hedge Fund world works, and is an example for the financial system!
Sharmadean is one of the UK's most bright millennial entrepreneurs at the moment. Bestselling authour and feminist, she founded WAH Nails as a side project whilst at university which went on to become an internationally successful concept nail salon. She went on to create Beautystack; a social network based beauty brand which exclusively connects beauty professionals to users.
Sharmadean Reid MBE
400m athlete who is a regular on A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over. A powerful speaker.
He was CEO of Virgin Atlantic for 12 years, from 2001-2013. Steve joined the airline in 1989 and saw it grow from two 747s to a fleet of 40 long haul aircraft flying 6 million passengers a year. A leading voice in the aviation industry, he is a keynote speaker on business topics and an after dinner speaker with a wealth of anecdotes.
Steve Ridgway CBE
Dame Stella speaks about her life and career at a wide range of events for audiences worldwide: for major national and international corporate clients, business professionals, the public and private sectors, trades associations and schools.
Popular and well known motivational speaker and trainer. Prior to becoming a full time speaker, Nigel ran a successful financial brokerage taking it from a one man operation through VC involvement to flotation. Nigel has written a number of best selling business books and DVDs and speaks around the world.
In her globally praised TEDx talk, best-selling author, entrepreneur and social media influencer, Mel Robbins introduced the world to the science-backed secret to change–The 5 Second Rule. Over 13 million views later, The 5 Second Rule has become an international best-selling book translated into 29 languages, the #1 Audiobook in the world and a life-changing global movement inspiring people to quit procrastinating, become more courageous, accomplish goals, and change for the better.
An expert on Money Laundering and international best-selling American author of 20 books. A frequent guest on television and radio talk shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Often lectures to companies, particularly financial, on risk and how to avoid unwittingly getting involved with money laundering.
Entrepreneur and former editor of Director Magazine and Real Business Magazine. Very experienced conference, seminar and awards host.
An acknowledged international authority on leadership. Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School and former Global Head of Leadership at UBS. He is regularly interviewed by BBC, ITV, CNN, Sky News, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera.
Cookery writer, businessman, musician and creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce.
Former Chief Executive and Chairman of Marks & Spencer. A stalwart of business, and a leading authority on retail and management with a reputation and track record for turning around struggling retailers. He is an impressive keynote speaker on business issues and has just been appointed to the House of Lords.
Former US Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State
David Rowan - Founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld, 2019)
BBC Panorama reporter who has reported for Today and the Six O'Clock News. At the age of 19 he was wrongly imprisoned for a murder and robbery he didn't commit. In prison he studied journalism and the criminal justice system. 12 years later he was freed after the Court of Appeal quashed his wrongful convictions.
Britain's best-known commentator on the law. He appears regularly on Sky News and the BBC news channel and on Radio 4. He also writes for The Guardian and the Law Society Gazette.
Chartered psychologist, Sarah specialises in guiding organisations through the process of change and demonstrating how effecting transformation can be achieved. She has over 15 years experience coaching senior business leaders and their teams, and her work with major organisations has taken her all over the world.
Commentator and lecturer on US foreign policy and world affairs; broadcaster, journalist and financial communications strategist. James P. Rubin served under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and has been a top policy adviser and special negotiator.
James P. Rubin
Journalist, reporter and author, who has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. A regular on BBC tech show Click.
Stephen Sackur presents BBC Hardtalk which is broadcast on BBC News 24 and BBC World News. He is a former foreign correspondent who had postings in Washington, Brussels and the Middle East, having started his career in Eastern Europe. Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of world events and what makes the world go around.
Former First Minister of Scotland. Now a regular pundit in the media with his own show on Russia Today!
Craig Sams set up Green & Black's with wife Jo Fairley. It was the world's first organic chocolate, and their Maya Gold bar was the first Fairtrade-marked product to be launched. The tale of Green & Black's has now become a blueprint for sustainable business everywhere, studied in business schools and featured in countless newspaper stories, from Newsweek to the UK's The Daily Telegraph.
Leading futurologist and business forecaster. Popular speaker for corporate events.
Art History and History Professor at Columbia University. Author of many books on history and art including the History of Britain and The Story of the Jews.
Drummer for Pink, who has also toured with the likes of Cher and Stevie Nicks. As an inspiring keynote speaker Mark is unique, relating his musical expertise as a performer to the corporate environment, and performs live from his home studio in LA, having really pivoted to Virtual!
Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. He is renowned for his ability to explain and contextualise constantly evolving global political events and crises.
Feargal delivers talks about the business of music, past and present, and how the industry has had to adapt and evolve to the many challenges from new technology. As a musician he had number one hits with Teenage Kicks (with the Undertones) and A Good Heart (as a solo artist) before going into management and subsequently regulation – he negotiated the extension of copyright.
Helen Sharman became the first British Astronaut when, in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station. An inspiring speaker for all events!
Helen Sharman OBE
Political Editor of the Sunday Times and author of All Out War, the definitive account of the Brexit referendum. A national newspaper journalist with a wealth of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations. Gives the lowdown on Brexit.
Alexandra Shulman is a British journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue.
A global thought leader on the relationship between public policy and innovation. Former senior policy adviser to David Cameron, focusing on technology, enterprise and innovation.
Entrepreneur, author and corporate speaker. His background is in TV (Big Breakfast; Space Cadets; Big Brother) and latterly in merchandising. Innovator and best selling author. A real ideas man.
Chief Executive and co-founder of the Award winning Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall. It has had over 13 million visits and contributed over £1 billion to the Cornish economy.
He is the inventor and entrepreneur who slayed the tycoons on Dragons' Den to become the TV show's most successful ever contestant. A keynote speaker.
Business speaker. A leader, creative strategist and designer. He was Head of Retail Experience for O2UK Telefonica and creative director for the Arcadia group.
Former Diplomat with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, negotiation skills, effective communication and resolving crises were a constant theme. Her keynote focuses on how businesses and organisations in ever-changing environments can apply these skills.
Adam is Head of Boxing at Sky Sports and one of the most established sports broadcasters in the industry. He talks about the business of sport, and how the finances work for top level boxing matches while also has a treasure trove of anecdotes from both inside and outside of the ring.
Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek and a respected commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance.
Merryn Somerset Webb
Popular speaker on entrepreneurship and sales. Mike is author of "The Beermat Entrepreneur" a series of business books based around sensible down to earth advice.He is also a very experienced speaker, having spoken at over 1,000 events to every type of audience. His talks are highly motivational, with many practical ‘take-aways’, as well as highly engaging music and video.
Achieving sustainable success by adopting a healthy corporate culture has been Carole Spiers' mission for the past 20 years. She brings together the often conflicting aims of individual empowerment and executive management - proving to corporate businesses that empowered employees improve performance and increase profit.
An experienced fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) professional with a wide range of experience in a range of sectors. With over 25 years of public service where Asari was consistently involved in developing and advising on FREDIE policies and initiatives – including setting up staff networks; recruitment. Great motivational speaker.
Asari St Hill
Global Digital Strategist & Leading UK Digital Marketer. Group Chair of The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Founder and CEO, Transmute.
Tiffany St James
Miriam Staley reached the final five in The Apprentice UK and received a public apology from Sir Alan Sugar after he fired her. Now on a mission to 'communicate and inspire' Miriam is a dynamic presenter, speaker and facilitator.
Best-selling author, businessman, public speaker and futurologist. Mark is in high demand as a consultant and speaker on issues related to cultural change and technology trends. His first book An Optimist's Tour of the Future, has been translated into 10 languages.
Motor racing legend, whose Formula One achievements place him among the top drivers of all time.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned marketer and best-selling author of “Working with American”s, whose expertise in "Brand Internationalisation" is sought by leading businesses globally. She advises European and US organisations; growing their presence on either side of the Atlantic.
Since taking over Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2015 she has led the magazine through a dramatic new look leading it becoming the best-selling young women’s title in the UK and increasing circulation by an unprecedented 59%. In 2017 Farrah was named as one of only 36 BAME leaders in the UK. Of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities – and Farrah is one of only seven women.
TV presenter/producer, entrepreneur and Master of Ceremonies from South Africa. She has hosted and produced her own prime time TV show called "Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss" and also founder of modernmommy.co.za
Business woman, entrepreneur and writer who regularly hosts corporate events. Julia’s team have always worked remotely, something she introduced as she saw it was a way of avoiding the loss of female talent due to family commitments, and so is experienced in leading and inspiring a remote team.
John is an airline consultant. He has worked for a number of airlines including British Caledonian, British Airways, KLM uk and Buzz where he held senior management positions with particular responsibilities for revenue management and network development before it's sale to Ryanair.
Joe is a China expert, having lived and worked there for over ten years. He was editor-in-chief of the China Economic Quarterly (CEO), the leading journal of the Chinese economy and foreign investment in China. He was a founding director of the Asian advisory firm Dragonomics. He is a frequent public speaker worldwide.
Physicist, academic and broadcaster who is Professor of Sciences and Society at the University of Bristol. She has presented programmes for BBC2 and the Open University
Award winning global futurist, entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. Nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by The Independent. Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. His prime expertise lies in helping clients understand and shape the emerging future. He has a particular interest in how we can create a very human future by putting people at the centre of the agenda.
An expert in innovation/change, customer focus/brand management and performance. Held roles at BA where he introduced beds into First Class, Eurostar and Sainsbury’s bank. He is a great believer in thinking/looking outside of your business; for the beds in first class, he approached a yacht builder, while Disney was his port of call for tackling queues at Heathrow.
Former MP and chairman of the Conservative party under the great Lady Thatcher and one of Britain's most outspoken conservative commentators and politicians.
Founder and Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bebe Laura Tenison has grown the company to become the UK's leading mother and baby boutique brand.
Laura Tenison MBE
Motivational speaker who talks about improving your memory, providing practical tips and guides.
Director of the Greater London Group, a research centre at the London School of Economics. He is a regular contributor to the media on the economy and local government.
Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a leading London-based trendspotting consultancy. Presents on aspects of retail trends.
Founder of Europe's biggest small business marketplace, notonthehighstreet.com, and now Holly & Co, a creative brand consultancy and advice and inspiration hub for makers and creators; Holly has made small business her lifeblood.
Holly Tucker MBE
Former chairman of the FSA, now senior fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, founded by George Soros. An expert on global banking regulation, he also has a deep knowledge of China and its financial system.
Chuka Umunna is a sought-after keynote speaker and strategic corporate advisor to companies on business-critical issues that impact on long term value, reputation and narrative – environmental, social and governance factors in particular.
Josh Valman is a world leader in rapid innovation and manufacturing. He is the founder and CEO of RPD International, the consultancy powering more than 100 corporate R&D departments around the world. Josh began his engineering aged 10, in robotics, entering to the TV show Robot Wars. He went on to teach himself engineering using Google, designing complex components and systems whilst still at school. A great inspirational corporate choice.
Dr Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. He is a highly sought-after international public speaker, a Big Data and Blockchain strategist and author of the best-selling book "Think Bigger - Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business". He is co-author of the book "Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World", which details how blockchain can be used for social good and his new book "The Organisation Of Tomorrow" is now out.
Mark van Rijmenam
Award winning fashion designer and entrepreneur Amanda Wakeley OBE has styled and dressed the world's most glamorous women, including Meghan Markle and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. She has an thought- provoking story starting all the way from New York, to her ranges being sold in the biggest department stores around the globe.
Amanda Wakeley OBE
Finalist in The Apprentice in 2009, Kate has used her drive and enthusiasm to succeed in business. She is currently working as a consultant to design and project manage a new enterprise programme for the National Association of College & University (NACUE)to inspire young people in further education to think about starting their own business and improve their skills.
David Walsh is chief sports writer at The Sunday Times, who helped to expose Lance Armstrong as a Drugs Cheat
Sam Warburton is best known for captaining Wales at two Rugby World Cups and the youngest player to Captain the Lions, leading them to two unbeaten Test series in 2013 and 2017. Sam Warburton OBE has had a rugby career like no other, setting records and achievements that will likely never be broken or matched.
Renowned actor and writer who is studying a Phd in the narrative in philosophy of the mind – essentially looking at how the mind works, and how it affects you, which embraces mental health as well as wider well being. Also a champion of LGBT issues and a fascinating woman who will have the audience enthralled.
Actress, campaigner and film maker, Amanda Waring's portfolio includes speaking, presentations, training and workshops. She has been a passionate campaigner for older people's rights.
Lee was a professional magician for 20 years, then turned sales director and now has a reputation for energetic corporate audience engagement with hilarious delivery. His audiences learn to sell better, network better and communicate better – plus they have fun whilst doing it!
Entrepreneur founder of Waterstone books who is a sought after inspirational speaker and talks about the theatre of retail.
Author & Ted Speaker, Dr Alan Watkins is an honorary senior lecturer in neuroscience and psychological medicine at Imperial College, London and an affiliate professor of leadership at the European School of Management, London.
Hotelier, restaurateur, food writer and editor Ruth has established and refurbished restaurants amd created an acclaimed country house hotel. She was Channel 5's Hotel Inspector and currently presents Channel 4's Country House Rescue.
Author of What's Next, in which he successfully predicted the '08/09 crash; in 2019 he predicted a Global Pandemic to the Sunday Times. Richard advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on scenario planning and the impact of trends on long-term strategy. His latest book, Digital vs Human has just been published and looks at how the internet and data driven world we live in, has changed the way we think and work.
Best known as the fearless comedienne and interviewer, there is another side to Ruby. Having studied Neuro Science at University College London, Ruby talks about the make up of the brain, how it functions and how we can use this knowledge to handle and cope with change and handling creativity in the corporate world. Ruby’s a leading exponent of mindfulness.
Financial Services Trainer, Compliance Consultant and after dinner speaker. Jonathan’s engaging and humorous style is fuelled by his passion about the importance of education in financial services in a professional context. Jonathan has presented to fund managers on anti-financial crime and broader compliance issues and is able to utilise practical examples from his many years as a practitioner. He has written for industry journals such as Compliance Institute's "The Gazette" and leading financial crime publication "Fraud Watch
Former first Sea Lord, the professional head of the Royal Navy who was minister for National Security, Cyber Security, Olympic Security & Safety and Counter Terrorism 2007-2010. He has also taken part in a number of defence reviews and is no stranger to taking often unpopular decisions for the sake of the service.
Former Formula One executive who worked for McLaren, Arrows and Williams who was responsible for raising over $160m of sponsorship. Richard is now a sought after speaker and facilitator for corporate events.
Mother Pukka is a portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents. Created by journalist Anna Whitehouse.
A former modern pentathlete, Greg competed in two Olympic Games and has won European bronze and World Championship silver medals. Best known for his work with a variety of celebrities including David Walliams and Jo Brand through Comic Relief
Chairman of the Resolution Foundation, a think tank, and former MP and Minister for Universities and Science. Renowned as a big thinker, he was nicknamed Two Brains, and was a leading member of the HM Treasury and No 10 Policy Unit
His executive and non-executive business experience is extensive, including CEO of Selfridges, Alpha Airports Group and ASOS. Now chairman of Boohoo.com, Superdry and Sophia Webster. A top business keynote speaker.
Entrepreneur and investor, who was on two series of Dragon’s Den. She made her name in the restaurant industry, initially driving international expansion of Pizza Express and subsequently buying Bombay Bicycle Club. She also co founded and floated Nutrahealth.
David Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Director of the University’s Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research. He regularly appears on TV and radio talking about the criminal justice system and is the author of numerous books.
Dr Matt Winning is a comedian unlike any other; a stand-up comic by night, by day he works as an environmental economist at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.Powerpoint based comedy sets entertain and educate audiences, giving them a fast-paced look into the planet’s future if the human race doesn’t get its act together on climate change.
Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. Regular broadcaster who also contributes to Education, Science, Medicine and the Arts.
Co-founder and CEO of Unruly, the video ad tech company. Sarah is a force to be reckoned with! She has helped make 2 of the most successful ad campaigns ever.Sarah is a highly sought after speaker who talks on how to thrive in a male dominated sector.
Sarah Wood OBE
Economist and author, he recounts his adventures trading goods all over the world, conveying the message that trade and enterprise are the fundamental pursuits that connect us all. A popular speaker and host for corporate events.
YO! Entrepreneur. Having started with sushi restaurants, Simon's latest project - Yotels have been launched at Gatwick, Heathrow, Amsterdam and, most recently, New York.
One of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. He successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website. He is a director of both a cyber security company specialising in training, penetration testing and recruitment and an advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyber bullying.
James Woudhuysen is Visiting Professor at London South Bank University. He is a Futurist, a journalist and broadcaster with a reputation for registering trends well before others.
Richard has a background in consulting and financial services where strategy, customer focus, change implementation and leadership are the core focus of Richard's work. He has developed and implemented strategies with many companies and is an experienced conference speaker and chairman.
Emily is an ambassador for accessible transport and international travel; now Founder and Director of Globe Hopper Guides, an accessible travel guide company which launched this year.
Expert chocolatier and founder of Paul A Young Fine Chocolates. Paul is an award winning author and one of the UK's most foremost chocolatiers famed for his exquisite and ingenious flavour combinations.
Paul A. Young
Will's career started with winning Pop Idol and has since taken in music and film. Alongside his musical career he also hosts a podcast and talks about mental health,issues of bullying and mindfulness. He is also a best selling author.