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The Tempest Two is made up of friends James Whittle & Tom Caulfield. In 2015, the pair boarded a 7 metre rowing boat, and rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, totally unaided, having never rowed or sailed before. 54 days later, with a lifetime of stories, they landed in Barbados. Since then, the pair left their jobs in London to become full-time adventurers and speakers.
The Tempest Two
Flo & Joan are the multi-award winning British musical comedy duo, and sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey
Flo & Joan
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.
Dr Acaroglu has become a major thought leader in sustainability and design. Her talks and workshops are often described as "mind blowing" as she weaves fascinating examples that equip people with the thinking tools to create their own change in the world, as witnessed by over 1.4m who have watched her TED talk.
Michelle is a broadcaster who made her name with popular shows on CBBC and then went on to present a wealth of shows across multiple genres including Entertainment, Children’s, Factual & Current Affairs.
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
Kaye anchored the ITV daytime talk show Loose Women for 7 years, where her journalistic training, incisiveness, and humour combine with the rest of the female panel to create a popular and engaging mix of topical issues and entertainment.
Manager of Portsmouth. Former Arsenal & England captain.
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.
Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award winning journalist, presenter and social commentator best known for Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible which she co-authored in 2018.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster who people refer to as the BBC’s ‘face of space’. She is the presenter of the astronomical institution The Sky at Night, has fronted a number of space documentaries, and regularly appears on science and non-science programmes.
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.
After winning double gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she famously received a pair of Jimmy Choos from the mayor of Mansfield. She won bronze medals in the women's 400m and 800m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics. Rebecca announced her retirement from competitive swimming in 2013, aged 23.
Olympic gold medal winner, Ben Ainslie is the most successful competitive British sailor in history.He gained this title through being one of only three athletes to win medals in sailing at five different Olympic Games.
Former Athlete and renowned motivational speaker. Kriss is a 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion.
Chemmy is a 4 x Winter Olympian, 7 x British National Overall Champion and the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup. She has 44 gold medals!
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.
Sameena is the friendly ITV Central newsreader with the big smile who loves hosting events. She has won the "RTS Best On Screen Personality" three times and is an ambassador for Breast Cancer Research.
Alex Alley's challenge came during the Global Challenge Round the World Yacht Race, where he led his team in some of the world's most hostile environments, non-stop 24 hrs a day for eight weeks.
Popular property presenter best known for Channel 4's Location and Relocation shows. A lively personality for corporate events.
Maggie Alphonsi MBE is an England World Cup Winner and the face of International women’s rugby. Arguably one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports on the planet.
Eni Aluko is a British-Nigerian football executive, commentator, and former professional player, who is the director of women's football at Aston Villa. Before retiring from professional football Aluko last played as a forward for Juventus. She has over 100 caps for England.
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.
Following Jo’s career as an internationally acclaimed athlete for Team GB and Adidas, during which time she held three British records, Jo hung up her running spikes and dove into the world of broadcasting. Now after years of broadcasting overseas, she returned home to London to connect her vast international broadcasting experience with her journalism experience. Great choice for red carpet hosting, panel discussions, awards, speeches and interviews at a variety of corporate sporting events.
Legendary singer, songwriter and musician whose eclectic style ranges from jazz and soul to pop. With 21 albums to her credit, her subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people worldwide.
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.
Mike enjoyed an illustrious career that saw him graduate from Cambridge University to England captain via Lancashire CCC, accumulating 115 Test caps and 7,728 runs (at 37.69) in the process.
Mike Atherton OBE
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.
Shaista Aziz has worked as a communications specialist for a number of international organisations including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam. She has also worked extensively across the Middle East, Pakistan, East and West Africa. Also a stand up comedian!
One of Britain's most consistent and popular athletes Steve is firmly established as one of the all time greats of javelin. He is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympics,Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney. He has recently created a speech specifically aimed at getting teams to adapt and thrive under the changes brought about by COVID lockdowns.
Steve Backley, OBE
Experienced TV current affairs presenter on BBC World News Today. Previously presented Channel 4 News and The World Tonight on Radio 4.
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.
Natasha Baker is a 5 time Paralympic equestrian champion. She works tirelessly to change the perception of disability, to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes and to show the world that despite people's challenges, incredible things can be achieved!
Natasha Baker MBE
Clare Victoria Balding OBE is a broadcaster, journalist, and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport, is the current president of the Rugby Football League. She is a popular and versatile choice for the corporate market who is comfortable hosting, chairing or speaking. Very inspirational.
Clare Balding OBE
Zoe Ball is best known to be the first female DJ to host her own breakfast show on Radio 1. Zoe has also presented and narrated a range of prime time television shows, including Strictly Come Dancing and It Takes Two. She now hosts the Breakfast Show on Radio 2 every week day.
Ed Balls was UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary for Children, Schools and Families. He was the UK Minister for Financial Services and the Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Treasury during which time he was Chair of the IMFC Deputies and UK G20 Deputy. While Shadow Chancellor he was co-Chair with Larry Summers of the Centre for American Progress Inclusive Prosperity Commission. Appeared on "Strictly".
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
Chris Barez-Brown is a specialist in brand management, innovation and leadership, inspired by Bono’s signature question Who’s Elvis round here? (meaning who’s the maverick around here that makes things happen), and driven by the belief that everyone has a bit of Elvis in them, he established the global consultancy Upping Your Elvis. As a speaker, Chris challenges people to embed a more human and energetic culture at the heart of everything they do
Chris Barez -Brown
Sue's bubbly personality and professionalism have made her the UK's leading female sports presenter. Over the last twelve years she has established herself as a key figure on the BBC Sports team, fronting such television coverage as The Olympics, Grandstand and of course, Wimbledon. She is also the presenter of the ever-popular sports quiz A Question of Sport.
Sue Barker 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.
One of the first high profiles black footballers who made his name at Watford before moving to Liverpool in 1987. His international career with England started at the age of 19 and he went on to win 79 caps before retiring and becoming a TV pundit.
Tech journalist and television presenter, best known as a presenter on The Gadget Show, Channel 5
Andy is a Paralympian who regularly speaks to corporate audiences about performance and has also taken his presentations international, where he specializes in creating bespoke itineraries for organisations.
Keith Barry is a world-renowned Mentalist, Magician & Subconscious Mind specialist. His entertaining keynotes and live performances inspire audiences to break through performance barriers and re-programme their subconscious minds to accomplish their biggest goals.
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.
Jeremy Bates is a former professional tennis player. During his career, he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. After retiring from the professional circuit, he served as the captain of Britain's Davis Cup team.
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
Brilliant Irish comedian, writer and actor whose credits include QI, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
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".
Chris is best known for Gardener's World and the Flying Gardener while being a regular voice on Gardener's Questions Time on Radio 4.
Brilliant comedian, raconteur and mind coach. Cally is a senior media exec by day, and stand up by night, so understands events from both client and performer side. Currently Cally is offering an inspiring discussion based workshop to clients for groups of up to 25 people. These are done on a Zoom based platform and titled "Negotiating With Your Lockdown Demons".
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.
Tanya is an experienced business journalist, anchor-woman and reporter. She presented the BBC World News Today: Business Edition and the business section on Radio 4 Today programme. An Oxford graduate, Tanya spent 3 years broadcasting from New York for the BBC. She has chaired a number of virtual events over the last few months, including an event with 2000 watching, and contributors from 5 different countries.
Nicola Beckford is an award-winning BBC Journalist. She is the face of the West Midlands' award-winning regional flagship television news programme, ‘Midlands Today’ at breakfast on BBC One. Also has been host of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.With more than a decade’s experience in broadcasting, Nicola was one of the first BBC journalists in the UK to discover the power of the Freedom of Information Act to uncover stories. As a reporter she was keen to tell the stories of people who are not usually heard.
Well known property developer and presenter of Channel 4's Property Ladder among many other property related programmes.
Adventurer and the only British woman to have climbed K2. She climbed Everest just weeks after having a serious operation. Inspirational storyteller
Olympic skier, TV presenter, adventurer and journalist, regarded as one of the finest downhill skiers the UK has ever produced. Five time Olympian, he was named Ski Champion of Britain eight times during his competitive career.
Sports presenter who has covered some major events including the Burghley Horse Trials, British Touring Car Championships, Royal Ascot and the Grand National. Lead presenter on ITV Racing.
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.
Rob Bell is an engineer, adventurer and TV presenter. He has presented travel, lifestyle, engineering and history shows on Channel 5, the BBC and the Travel Channel. He is an exciting speaker and even more of a thrill seeker!
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.
Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger.
Jonny Benjamin MBE
Entrepreneur and business networking guru who now helps companies and individuals develop and grow.
An ambassador for social awareness, Munroe utilities the power of social media, television and film to inspire and educate others on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics. Most recently was appointed an UN Women UK Changemaker.
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.
Simone Bienne is a sex and relationship therapist, media personality and lifestyle host.
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.
Diana is a trained journalist and presents British Formula 3 and GT Championship in conjunction with Channel 4 and Hay Fisher Productions. She is also the face of 'Motorsport UK for ITV1 and currently fronts the 'Late Night Sport' for Channel 5.
Founder of The Big Issue in 1991, now the world's most successful street magazine. An inspirational business leader and advocate of social change.
One of the best-known faces on television in Scotland, presenting the BBC's Reporting Scotland and a regular on their election and Hogmanay coverage.
Founder and director of Clean Air in London. After a long career in banking he took up campaigning for the environment, and is now internationally recognised for championing the fight against pollution and the campaign for clean air.
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!
Financial expert, TV presenter, author, journalist, business commentator and humourist. She de-mystifies money and gives practical advice to help people get out of debt and manage their finances. Money expert and TV personality who puts the ‘funny’ into ‘money’.
Jack Black is a motivational speaker, with a reputation for entertaining his audiences and inspiring them to make massive changes in their ways of thinking. He has regularly featured on TV, radio and in newspapers and magazines.
Former athlete turned commentator and popular motivational speaker. Roger's most memorable victory was as part of the 4 X 400m relay team in the Tokyo World championships – for the first time ever, they reversed the order of the runners (instead of slowest first, they went for the fastest) and succeeded in beating the Americans who were completely thrown by it!
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.
New Zealand born Erin Boag is a professional dancer who has shot to international fame through her partnership with Anton du Beke exemplified by their frequent appearances on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Chris is a former English racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and broke the world hour record three times as well as wearing the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France. Possibly best remembered for his revolutionary bike designs.
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.
A runner up on ITV1's "I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here!", Jennie Bond is one of the most familiar faces on British television having been the the BBC's Royal Correspondent for over thirteen years.
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.
Liz Bonnin studied biochemistry at Trinity College, Dublin. She later completed a Masters in wild animal biology with the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London and went on from this to become a well known and loved presenter of science and natural history programmes.
Susan is a media trainer, having been a broadcast journalist for over 20 years. She presented the early morning business show on LBC radio having previously worked for the BBC, Sky and ITV. Experienced host, VOG and presenter.
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.
Psychologist and presenter who actually started out as a comedian! Paul uses his background in psychology, along with his experience of performing to help companies better communicate and perform as a team. His clients include broadcaster such as the BBC, along with companies such as Google – he first worked with Google when they were still a startup, and is still a regular go to for them. Paul was on Sky’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’, while one of his regular sayings is ‘the communication is only good as the person receiving it…if they don’t understand what you’re saying, the problem lies with you, not them’.
Sir Ian Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all-rounder and remains well known by his nicknames "Beefy" and "Guy the Gorilla". He is a committed charity fund raiser.
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.
Broadcaster and writer Edith Bowman has been working in TV and radio for over 20 years.
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.
Julia is one of television's most experienced and versatile presenters. She co presented Countryfile for many years and has presented numerous consumer programmes such as Watchdog and Are We Being Served? Recently has concentrated on the great outdoors, nature and walking programmes!
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.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRSL, FRTS (born 6 October 1939) is a British author and broadcaster best known for the London Weekend Television (LWT) arts programme The South Bank Show, which he wrote and produced for 30 years. He is also known for his many programmes on BBC Radio 4, including Start the Week, which he presented for ten years, In Our Time, and The Routes of English, a history of the English language.
Popular comedian and actress who has been on everything from Question Time to Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo etc. A safe pair of hands for corporate events who knows the boundaries.
Katy Brand is a Comedian, Actor and writer. She has been writing and performing from a very young age and starred in her own award winning ITV sketch show “Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show” which ran for three series. Since then has published three books and written a film screenplay.
Author and One Show contributor, not to mention former MP, actor and all round polymath. A hugely popular choice for corporate events such as after dinner speaking, awards hosting and more. Particularly good for international audiences.
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.
Fern Britton is one of Britain's best-loved television presenters having made her name alongside Philip Schofield on This Morning as well as on BBC 2's Ready Steady Cook before moving to Channels 4 and 5. Also a very poplar author and host.
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.
Boris Brott is one of the world's most internationally recognised conductors and a motivational speaker, presenting around the world to Fortune 500 companies. Using music he demonstrates how creativity and innovation combine for success.
Craig made his name internationally as Scottish national team football manager a post he was appointed to in November 1993 where he was both International Team manager and Technical Director. Craig had an outstanding record as Scotland Team Manager losing only five games in 27 competitive matches.
Bob Brown is an ultra distance runner. In 2004 he won the "Run Across America" which is a 3100 mile run from Huntington Beach, California on the West coast to New York on the east completed in 71 days (that's the equivalent of running 2 marathons a day for 71 days!). This follows coming 7th in the 2001 Trans-Australia Footrace in which he ran 50 miles per day for 65 days in the middle of the Australian summer (The heat was 50c at times).
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.
Steve is an award-winning TV presenter, public speaker, wheelchair rugby player and coach. Having competed in the Paralympics, he is a regular presenter on Countryfile.
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.
International speaker, author and executive coach who uses his business experience in his presentations on leadership and business transformation.
Richard J Bryan
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.
Former presenter of BBC's All Over the Shop. Geoff Burch is an extraordinary speaker whose unique and refreshing outlook on customer care and sales has made him one of the busiest of speakers. He is the author of Resistance is Useless - the Art of Business Persuasion.
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.
Andrea is a journalist and is the face of Wales Tonight. She presented the arts programme The Wales Show and also guests presents on Good Morning Britain.
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.
Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times..Dee speaks on self-belief, overcoming fears, motivation, teamwork & leadership.
Dee Caffari MBE
An accomplished professional athlete and motivational and inspirational speaker. Daniel has won World, European and Commonwealth titles as well as having competed in 2 Olympics.
Since graduating from BBC Radio 1 in 2016, Gemma has successfully migrated to BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 4. She is a multi award winning broadcaster and author and is passionate about empowering young women.
Travel writer for The Independent and regular media commentator on travel and consumer rights.
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.
Unquestionably one of Britainâ€™s most successful and well known male sprinters who also had a career in football, spending two successful seasons with Newport FC and Weymouth FC. Currently presents Gamechangers on Sky.
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.
Dynamic, young, approachable NHS GP who is the regular GP health expert on Sky News and Daybreak. Is also the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday, Mailonline and Woman magazine.
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.
Led England's revival in the late 1980s to become a world force in Rugby. After being appointed captain of his country in 1988, Will became England's longest-serving and one of the most successful skippers ever.
Former professional footballer and chairman of the Professional Footballer's Association. He has battled injury and depression, including a suicide attempt in Dec 2014, but has bounced back following a spell in rehab and is an inspiring speaker who can talk candidly on the subject.
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.
Born in Stirling, Scotland on 16th November, 1942, it took a while for Wilie to take off in racing. He readily admits that in the early days he thought of quitting. However, he plugged on with the determination that was so evident in his energetic riding style. Willie was definitely the punter's pal as he gave all horses a ride.
Pat was a very successful tennis player during the 1980s and 1990s. Although he only won only one major Grand Slam Title, Pat`s flamboyant nature made him an exciting player to watch.
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.
Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live broadcasters in the UK. After retiring from professional tennis in 1992, the former men’s singles UK No. 1 has gone on to work with the UKs most respected broadcasting companies including Sky, the BBC, ITV, Smooth radio and LBC. Castle currently hosts LBC’s weekend breakfast show covering a range of major stories both in the UK and worldwide.
Currently rugby Attack coach who played a crucial role in winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He went on to successfully coach London Irish. He writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is Brand Ambassador for Clydesdale Bank. An inspirational after-dinner and motivational speaker.
Now a world class mountaineer, Andy started out as a Yorkshire coalminer. With a PhD and two award winning books to his name, Andy delivers speeches that capture the drive and spirit necessary to succeed when the stakes are high.
Scottish TV Presenter and Former Royal Marine Commando with a remarkable story of rehabilitation and new beginnings. His media career took off by accident, after he competed in the Invictus Games and has led to roles on Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage, and even Strictly Come Dancing. Wowed us at a recent Speaker Taster Session.
Led the first successful British team to walk unsupported from Canada to the geographical North Pole. A former Royal Marine Commando, he is a qualified diver, parachutist, paramedic and ski survival instructor. He delivers inspirational team management and leadership talks as well as organising business leadership challenges and expeditions.
A successful jockey who was given just 6 months to live when he was diagnosed with cancer. But after chemotherapy he returned to racing, most famously winning the Grand National on Aldaniti in 1981. His incredible story of courage and endurance was portrayed in the film Champion.
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.
Former CNN International Correspondent who is comfortable chairing conferences and speaking on world issues
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.
Professor Roland Clift - a member of the UK Ecolabelling Board and of the "Groupe des Sages" which advises the European Commission on aspects of Ecolabelling
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
Competed with James Cracknell and Ben Fogle in a gruelling race to the south pole in 2009, overcoming frostbite and the bitterest conditions to finish 2nd. A doctor of obstetrics, Ed talks on becoming learner to leader, knowing when to change strategy and how to work in newly formed teams.
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.
Buttonwood columnist of The Economist who was previously the FT's investment editor. He was Senior Financial Journalist of the Year 2009.
Registered sport and exercise psychologist who is the head of the London Sport Institute at Middlesex University. An expert on the psychology of enhancing performance, she has worked for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Saracens and has appeared on the BBC's Inside Sport programme.
Uses his various talents as a motivator, business consultant, life strategist and bestselling author to be one of the most sought after speakers on personal development.
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.
Ben Cohen MBE, is among the world's greatest athletes. He enjoyed a highly successful rugby career; scoring 31 tries and earning 57 caps; making him the third top try scorer behind Rory Underwood and Will Greenwood in the list of all-time England try scorers. In 2011, Ben retired at the top of his game to found the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation;the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying.
Ben Cohen MBE
BBC Legal Editor and Law in Action presenter who is also a comedy writer! Can speak seriously about Brexit, but equally comfortable with a witty anecdotal speech.
Pierluigi Collina was widely regarded as one of the world's best football referees before his retirement in 2005. A financial advisor by profession, Pierluigi is a popular speaker on crisis management and high pressure situations.
Professional racing car driver, ex-Stig, writer, TV presenter, world record breaker and Hollywood stunt driver. Ben is most famous for his role as the Stig, but is now a respected and successful businessman.
Garden designer with a growing TV profile, probably best known as the Blue Peter gardener, Chris has appeared on many programmes including Gardeners World, BBC Breakfast and This Morning.
Came to prominence due to his stirring eve of battle speech of the second Iraq War. Prior to this he commanded the Royal Irish Regiment which he turned around following losses during an operation, returning morale and focus to the regiment. A powerful speaker who is particularly good on leadership, which for him is all about establishing from the outset the overall goal and communicating its implementation effectively.
Philip Collins is a former columnist on The Times and the chief executive of the writing and rhetoric company The Draft. In 2021 Philip’s sixth book “To Be Clear” was released. It's an inspiring manual for all companies and communicators to speak or write clearly and renounce the boring jargon of contemporary business writing.
Chloe Colliver is the Head of Digital Research and Policy at ISD she leads a global team of analysts studying disinformation and extremism online. A perfect keynote speaker for events focusing on disinformation, technology and digital policy, fake news and extremism.
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.
Paul Connolly is an investigative broadcast journalist, television presenter and documentary maker. Specialising in covert filming and undercover work. His new series "Undercover: Nailing The Fraudsters" started in February 2018 on Channel 5.
Peter Conradi has worked in national and international journalism for more than three decades. As Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times and a former foreign correspondent, he can speak authoritatively on many aspects of international affairs.
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.
Extreme endurance adventurer who has swum the length of Great Britain, cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats and in 2015 ran the same route. In 2016 he took on the Ultra Triathlon - a continuous version.
World Mountain Guide which has led to him having 10 Everest summits to his name. He has taken numerous teams up Everest including Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls.
BBC World Service presenter who has had extensive experience reporting across the world. Speaks Russian.
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.
Dave helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it. Inspiring corporate choice!
Scottish Formula One racing driver who won 13 Grands Prix in a career spanning 15 seasons during which he raced for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull. By the time he retired from driving in 2008, he was the highest scoring British F1 driver. He has gone onto found a number of successful enterprises – including the production company that produces Channel 4’s coverage – and talks about how he’s transferred F1’s focus on performance and marginal gains, to other aspects of his life.
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.
As a member of the legendary coxless fours alongside Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave, James is a Double Olympic Champion and World Record holder. One of Britain's true sporting heroes he is a popular motivational speaker who has gone on to tackle numerous feats and fought back from serious brain injury.
James Cracknell OBE
Seasoned broadcaster and print journalist. Prior to being Chief Political Correspondent for Sky News, he was at the BBC and before then he had been political editor of the Sunday Express, the Daily Express and Home Affairs correspondent at the Sunday Times.
British middle distance runner from the Coe Ovett era who is now a commentator on BBC Sport and popular motivational speaker. Very good at relating sporting success to commercial success, and in particular developing teams working towards a shared goal. For my money, one of the best value Olympic speakers.
Danny Crates is a Paralympic gold medallist, World champion, European champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder. He lost an arm in an accident when he was 21. An inspiring speaker and a top motivator.
Caspar Craven is a motivational speaker who challenges conventional thinking on how leaders and teams become truly effective and create extraordinary results!
John Craven is the presenter of "CountryFile" having made his name on Newsround.
Nicole Crentsil is a Ghanaian-British entrepreneur, angel investor and cultural curator.
Former Tottenham player who has become an integral part of the BBC's football unit. He is a regular reporter for Match of the Day and Football Focus and has presented a variety of sports programmes for BBC TV and radio. During the South Africa World Cup we supplied him to Castrol who were holding an event for senior management drawn from across the globe, and they were delighted with him.
Norman Croucher is a powerful motivational speaker who has proved that teamwork and persistence do indeed pay. Despite having lost both legs in a railway accident, he decided to seek adventure in the mountains - and he certainly found it.
A lively and engaging science broadcaster, journalist and astrophysicist. A space specialist, she’s worked at NASA and been involved with the various private space initiatives currently in development in the US including programmes backed by Amazon, Virgin and Elon Musk, and has even conducted interviews with Buzz Aldrin!
Steve holds the fastest blind man, land speed record (172mph), and is the former holder of the World Junior Blind Sprint Title.
Former MP and minister who is now a popular broadcaster and author. Recently appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.
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.
Emma Dabiri is a social historian and writer whose bestselling debut book "Don’t Touch My Hair "has been critically acclaimed. She speaks out on diversity, inclusion and cultural-appropriation.
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'.
Iain Dale is one of Britain’s leading political commentators, with a daily show on LBC. He has been a contributing editor for GQ Magazine and currently writes for various national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Spectator and Attitude. In 2019 he chaired the Tory Leadership hustings between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
Now retired himself, Lawrence Dallaglio was a key member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup and was re-appointed as captain after Martin Johnson retired.
Camilla Dallerup became Strictly Come Dancing champion in 2008, GMTV's Dancing Queen in 2010 and has also appeared on 'I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here.' The fashion icon and TV presenter also hosts live events.
One of Britain's leading female explorers and is among the very few people in the world who have walked to both the North and South Geographical poles. Her presentations cover leadership, teamwork, motivation and environmental issues.
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.
Paraplegic adventurer and athlete who has pursued an ambitious programme of challenges with remarkable determination and won silver in the 2012 Paralympic Games. Karen is an extraordinary human being and is a highly sought after motivational 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
Former World, Commonwealth and Olympic swimmer, Sharron is now a popular commentator and sports journalist across the media.
LLB (Hons)Barrister and author of 'How to be Great at the Stuff you Hate: the straight-talking guide to persuading, selling & networking Nick established The Really Great Training Company in 2008.
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
For over thirty years Jacquie Davis has survived as one of the top operators in a male-dominated profession — the secretive, often dangerous world of being a bodyguard. Her story became a highly acclaimed Netflix film last year.
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.
Part of the England squad that took the country to victory in the 2003 World Cup, and now a popular motivational speaker. He is immediately recognizable as team captain on BBC's 'A Question of Sport' as well as a rugby commentator for the BBC and Radio 5 Live.
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
Zoe De Pass is a London based fashion and lifestyle content creator who has changed negative connotations about how mums dress and the way that brands view the mum demographic.
Zoe De Pass
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
Rachel is a regular Gardeners' World presenter and has also filmed her own series, Small Town Gardens.
Rachel de Thame
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.
Ortis Deley is a British television presenter, radio DJ and actor. As of 2016, he is a presenter on The Gadget Show.
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.
Algerian-born French solo rock climber and mountaineer. The first woman to complete a solo ascent of the north face of the Eiger.
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.
Renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, his presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational, making uncomfortable listening for anyone prepared to accept second best. Most memorably he made one small change at the '92 World Championships, reversing the order of the relay team (Akabusi, Black et al) to astonishing results.
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.
An internationally renowned conductor, choir master, musician and teacher, the founder of Singing4Success with her top team of experts they offer inspirational and motivational singing based workshops for team building and leadership exercises both in the UK and internationally with an emphasis on active listening and confident communication.
Jonathan Dimbleby has a long distinguished career as a TV and radio broadcaster and writer. He has chaired 'Any Questions' since 1987 and presented series including 'First Tuesday' and 'One the Record' as well as being the anchor for General Election coverage.
Josceline Dimbleby has been one of Britain's most popular food writers for nearly thirty years. Her inventive cookery books have sold well over 2 million copies in the UK alone, and been translated into many languages. She also an advisor to healthy fast food chain Leon.
Lord Michael Dobbs is best known as the writer of House of Cards, the Netflix series that was originally adapted by the BBC. Michael was an advisor to numerous prime ministers including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron and now sits in the Upper House
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.
Monty's personal story is one of triumph over adversity including overcoming bankruptcy and depression to the glittering career he has now. He's incredibly engaging, charismatic and passionate about how we can all make the world a better place through reconnecting with each other.
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.
Stacey Dooley- Popular Journalist, TV and Radio Presenter known for over 90 documentaries.
Senior Presenter and Correspondent for BBC World News TV and BBC World Service radio who is often deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. The Middle East is her speciality, having given a number of speeches in recent times on the Arab Spring, the rise of IS/Daesh and its aftermath.
Kitrina has won at every level in golf. As an amateur winning 5 County Championships in succession, the Scottish Girls, Portuguese Ladies and British Amateur Championships in 1982. She represented England in three home internationals, the European U23`s Team Championships, the Ladies European Team Championships and represented Great Britain in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy.
popular Irish TV presenter with numerous credits to his name including Tomorrow's World and the Holiday Programme and ITV rugby shows; excellent corporate host
Nancy Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist with varied experience in developing coaching interventions at individual group and organisational level.
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.
Headteacher of Brentwood County High School in Essex and 'star' of Channel 4's reality programme 'Mr Drew's School for Boys'.
The most successful jockey in English National Hunt Racing. Richard has gone on many challenges, including a 350-mile cross-country ski race to the Magnetic North Pole and 2,000 mile hike the length of Japan. A very lively and popular motivational speaker.
Broadcaster and former BBC Director General who led wholesale change at the corporation, although was forced to leave after the Hutton report.
Former foreign correspondent (beats have covered the US and Middle East) who is now a regular contributor to BBC news, including Radio 4’s Royal coverage.
Known as “The Entrepreneur’s Godmother” to a plethora of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, brings a matchless amalgamation of outside of the box thinking, insight, and knowledge to large organisations.
Fitness expert and adventurer, best known for becoming the first person in history to swim 1780 miles in 157 days around Great Britain.
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.
Conference speaker, boardroom coach and author of "What Can Chief Executives Learn From Stand-Up Comedians?"
Roger Edward Jones
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.
Battling perilous seas around Cape Horn was easy compared to fighting off creditors and winning back her reputation after a massive dispute with the Qatar officialdom forced round the world yacht hero Tracy Edwards into bankruptcy.
Infamous British ski jumper who took part in the Winter Olympics against all odds, the worse he performed, the more the public loved him! His story has recently been made into a film. Really lovely speaker who charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds. Spoke at our Speaker Taster Session in Dec ’20 to great acclaim. He charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards
Became blind at 17 and now is a presenter, social media influencer, YouTuber and disability rights campaigner
Founder of the popular #SaggyBoobsMatter campaign, Chidera is also known online as 'The Slumflower' and is a powerful millennial influencer encouraging women to embrace and practise self love as well as challenge society expectations on the female form and behaviour.
Shaun is a wolf behaviour expert who conducts research in a unique and sometimes controversial way
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.
Badminton player who has achieved international success at the very top of the game. World Champion, No. 1 in the world rankings at mixed doubles, European, Commonwealth and All England Champion and Olympic silver medallist in Athens 2004.
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.
Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. A former member of the Newsnight presenting team. He also anchored BBC News 24 since 1997 and reported for news and documentary programmes across Europe, Russia, China and North and South America.
Ieuan has made seven appearances for the British Lions and is a member of the elite band of Triple Lions Tourists, touring in Australia 1989, New Zealand 1993 and South Africa 1997, where a groin injury ended his trip prematurely.
BBC Radio Host, DJ and TV Presenter
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.
Pint-sized comedian and writer from Manchester
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.
Former Lord Treasurer, and member of Blair's inner circle (he has known Blair for over 35 years, and even shared a flat as students). Oversaw wholesale reform while a minister, when he was responsible for Â£10bn budgets and over 22,000 employees.
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
A genuine sporting great who excelled in rugby league before switching to rugby union. He played a key role as interim England rubgy union coach, refocusing the team in 2012.
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.
Actress and broadcaster who has starred in Dangerfield, Spooks and Holby City and who won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010. Currently presenting John And Lisa's Weekend Kitchen alongside chef husband, John Torode.
Revered scholar and historian and author of The Ascent Of Money and a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics.
From Jamaica to the Arctic, Dwayne is the first young black Briton to walk to the North Pole. A victim of gangs, and gun and knife crime - he has turned his life around. An inspiring motivational speaker.
The World's Greatest Living Explorer. Sir Ranulph holds the current world record as being the only person ever to have climbed Mount Everest and crossed both Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean via the Poles.
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 All Blacks captain whose a highly motivational speaker. He draws on his experiences with the All Blacks, one of the most feared rugby sides in the world famous for their war dance before each match, drawing analogies between business and sport; in particular the turn around of the All Black fortunes under his leadership.
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.
Paul built and ran the Ricoh Arena, Reebok and McAlpine Stadiums. A former Burnley footballer, he has had success on both the team sheet and the balance sheet. He's recently written a thriller alongside Alastair Campbell, a Burnley fan. Excellent speaker and very good on teamwork.
Former British Ambassador to Lebanon. Was foreign policy adviser to PMs Blair, Brown and Cameron. Global Strategy Director for the Global Business Coalition for Education.
Pioneering expert in robotics and AI. Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Lausanne.
A member of the Henry Doubleday Research Association and the Soil Association, Bob practises what he preaches with his own organic garden in Norfolk. He lectures widely and can be heard on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.
BBC Five Live lunchtime show presenter. An experienced radio broadcaster and journalist who has covered many international events and reported on TV for Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and The One Show.
Ben originally came to fame on BBC series Castaway, and has subsequently made his name as a rural presenter on programmes such as Countryfile. He is also an explorer/adventurer having rowed the Atlantic naked with James Cracknell and also raced to the South Pole.
Former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, Mike is recognised for driving innovation and cutting edge methods across the high performance world of European soccer. Mike Forde helps today's leaders understand best practices in leadership, talent and data management and how to create a competitive advantage.
Former Tomorrow's World and Robot Wars presenter. Philippa has a degree in environmental science and now produces and presents wildlife programmes for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
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.
Former Olympic and international swimming star, Mark has developed a career as TV presenter, model, and motivational and after dinner speaker. He is passionate about inspiring people, especially children, to be active and 'reach for the stars'.
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.
Equestrian. An all time great who won his 50th international 3-day event in 2012. He has represented GB for 17 years and was the first British rider to reach world rankings. Has Olympic team silver at Athens and London 2012.
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.
BBC Senior News Correspondent who was a foreign correspondent for over a decade in Nairobi, Rome and Paris. Now presents "Beyond 100 Days" alongside Katty Kay on BBC America that provides a global news round up but with an American spin.
Former top athlete and four time Olympian, Donna holds the rare distinction of representing Great Britain at four successive Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008). She now focuses on motivational and inspirational presentations to companies, schools and universities. Olympian – Keynote Speaker – Strategist!
Donna Fraser OBE
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.
Presents a daily show on Times Radio and has presented numerous chat shows and programmes across all of the channels over the years.
Bernard Gallacher is synonymous with professional golf. He has played in the Ryder Cup eight times, was captain in 1995 and has notched up many victories on the European Tour. He is regarded as a "golf day specialist", is an accomplished speaker and a leading media commentator.
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.
A prolific county batsman who amassed nearly a hundred centuries over his long career, Mike captained England and was the last English Captain to retain the Ashes in Australia.
With twenty years experience in Specialist Security with extensive experience providing and advising international corporations, high-net worth individuals, celebrities, heads of state and foreign royal families, Will is perfectly placed to talk about security and the world's hotspots.
The Juggling Coach and Environmentalist. Dusty has been a professional juggler and delivers juggling workshops and sessions for corporate events to demonstrate accelerated learning. Dusty is also a founder of Green Roofs and passionate environmentalist.
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.
Former Director of Communications to Theresa May who talks candidly on what went wrong with her premiership and EU deal, and reflects on the current political turmoil.
Sir Robbie Gibb
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.
Double Olympic medallist and former World, European and Commonwealth swimming champion. Nick is also a sports commentator and broadcaster as well as having his own sports communications and development business.
Nick Gillingham MBE
James Glancy is wildlife conservationist and former military commander. A proven leader, James served in the British Special Forces and Royal Marines, deploying on multiple tours around the world.
Broadcaster, journalist and writer who has covered wars in the Middle East, Eritrea, Rhodesia, Somalia, Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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.
A former Digital Security Journalist of the Year, Misha is an author and journalist with a rich background in cyber security, geopolitics, criminology and broadcasting. His non fiction book, McMafia was turned into a thriller by the BBC.
Fi Glover has hosted 'Broadcasting House' and 'Saturday Live'on BBC Radio 4. Described as 'velvet voiced' by The Guardian and voted number 9 in the Radio Times 'Favourite Voice' in Britain, Fi has worked across a wide range of radio and TV programmes. An experienced event host, conference chair and awards host.
The charming straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman is one of our country’s best performers. Appearances include Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, while acting credits include Bad Move with Jack Dee, and After Life with Ricky Gervais
Stuart has been a comedian for 12 years. He hosts the Comedian’s Comedian podcast, where he has interviewed the good and the great of the comedy world, and has distilled their insights into an inspiring talk, looking at what business can learn from comedy, whether it’s dealing with rejection, developing resilience or even tackling mental health and general wellbeing. Since lockdown he’s had to pivot his whole approach as he tackled the prospect of no income from live events for potentially a year or more!
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.
Professor of Politics and International Relations, and renowned researcher into British and European Politics, including immigration and extremism.
Telegraph journalist, columnist and features writer. Author of Mad Girl.
Pete Goss knows better than most people the risks and dangers having already clocked up well over 250,000 nautical sea miles.
Lucy Gossage is a 12 x Ironman champion and oncologist. With little sporting background she entered her first triathlon as a dare while working as a junior doctor in 2006. Over the following decade she became one of the most well-known, popular and successful professional long distance triathletes in the world.
Grace is the founder of School of the Digital Age, a retail destination for new technology products. She’s a keen proponent of femtech – tech gadgets specifically designed for women from the start, and not just tech specifically for women, but more generally so avoiding issues of smaller hands/pockets etc
Former England Cricket captain, and one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation. Recently retired as a commentator on Sky, he is an amusing speaker, and bit of a throwback to the Gentleman and Players era; David very much the former!
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.
Arguably the first Trans power couple! Captain Hannah Graf transitioned in the British Army and is part of the Army’s LGBT Forum, while her husband Jake is an award winning film director who transitioned 10 years ago. Both have attracted a lot of media interest, and they are keen to share their experiences by seizing every opportunity to increase acceptance and understanding.
Jake and Hannah Graf
Probably the best known pop vocal coaches in the UK, appearing on Fame Academy and Pop Idol. Using the medium of music they deliver key messages about strategy, leadership, change management and team building.
Carrie and David Grant
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.
David Graveney is recognised as the secret power behind the 2006 Ashes success and has prospered both on and off the field.
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.
Author of 'Mum's List' which charted a list of experiences his late wife put together when she was dying of cancer, that she wanted their children to experience; it was subsequently turned into a film starring Emilia Fox and Rafe Spall. Very inspirational.
St John (Singe) Greene
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.
Former Rugby player who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2003. His speaking topics include leadership, teamwork, attitude and the importance of self-belief.
Germaine Greer - Journalist, broadcaster and populariser of feminism.
At the London 2012 Olympic Games Alex raced in the men's four and won gold. The crew led from the start in a magnificent final. Alex has also twice won gold in the rowing World Championships.
Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete ever! She is now an active member of the Upper House and a popular speaker.
Tanni Grey Thompson
Sought-after coach and trainer, equally at home working with CEO's and frontline staff who was invited to launch 'The Mark of a Leader' in the UK. It offers new take on the age-old power of stories and storytelling to motivate and inspire leadership.
Practical futurist and internationally renowned thought leader in the fields of digital eminence, social business and digital disruption.
Kristina Grimes is an inspirational business woman who stepped into the limelight as the star of the hit BBC1 show 'The Apprentice' in 2007. She excelled at every task and displayed a steel-like determination to succeed. The nation was shocked when Sir Alan Sugar did not choose her as the winner but she accepted defeat with dignity.
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.
At twenty-three, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest.Two years before, he had broken his back in a parachuting accident. Since then he has circumnavigated Britain on a jet ski powered by renewable fuel, and was the first person to canoe the antarctic and to paraglide over Everest. A born adventurer
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’
Sally has a special place in the nation's hearts as one of Britain's most popular female sportspeople. She is the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently - Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth - and yet had to fight back from numerous injury setbacks. Does a lot of consultancy work with clients, setting up programmes to get their staff more engaged in physical activity and health.
Polar explorer and an authority on Climate Change, having seen its effects first hand. Pen is unique in combining a business background, and exceptional team leadership experience, with recent, world class, ground-breaking achievements in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Recently retired Foreign Secretary, William Hague was also Leader of the Opposition from 1997-2001. He is perhaps best known for his skill in parliamentary debate, particularly in some 200 exchanges and debates with Tony Blair who considered him his fiercest adversary.
Eddie Hall is the World's Strongest Man. The number one. He can lift cars, pull planes, throw beer barrels. He is the only person ever to deadlift half a tonne - 500kg!
Former Royal Marines Officer who has presented a number of TV series from remote locations. Monty has led teams through some of the world's most demanding environments. He draws on these experiences to demonstrate the principles of good leadership and effective crisis management. Monty's new series comes out on Channel Four this Summer. Called “My Family and the Galapagos” it explores the issues that affect us all - how to keep moving forwards in a world that is changing so rapidly.
Happiness coach and writer. As a positive psychology practitioner, she uses the science of happiness and human performance to help people live a happy, passionate life. She shows how to demolish self-doubt, eliminate bad habits, embrace positive thinking and build a lifestyle to love.
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.
Appears regularly on TV and radio on everything from "Have I Got News for You" to "This Morning", "Any Questions" to "Newsnight". She also writes for various newspapers and magazines and was a finalist in Celebrity Masterchef.
Nutrition expert, broadcaster, writer and consultant whose passion for her subject coupled with her professional and engaging approach have made her a media favourite and respected businesswoman.
Born with Spastic Diplegia, Nic Hamilton was told that he would never walk and would spend his life reliant on a wheelchair. Today he is a regular in the British Touring Car Championship. Nic talks candidly about the many challenges he has faced throughout his life, and the mindset and techniques he has used to overcome them.
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
GP and comedy writer. A regular on BBC comedy as well as on medical programmes, and a very popular after dinner speaker and awards host. He has won the Writers' Guild and a Silver Sony Award for a Radio 4 series. A brilliant speaker.
Former John Lewis Chairman who talks about corporate turnaround, business competitiveness and retailing.
Dave Hampton's career spans design, engineering, architecture, property, construction, facilities and innovation and he has advised on sustainability, social responsibility, and environmental and energy management. As the Carbon Coach he is equally at home in the boardroom and the boiler room.
Acclaimed actress on stage and screen and now a director of note. Sheila was married to John Thaw for 28 years.
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.
Julia Hardy is an experienced TV Presenter, writer, radio presenter and live host, specialising in technology, video games and YouTube. Her years of experience in front of the camera, teamed with her depth of knowledge and lively personalty makes her a fantastic choice for hosting live corporate events, from Awards Ceremonies to Product Launches. She is an experienced host of both conferences and awards and has given keynote speeches.
Presents More or Less on Radio 4 and writes The Economist's 'Undercover Economist'column
Dr Dawn is a part time GP in Gloucestershire, co-presenter of Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies and regularly appears on TV and in the media, talking and writing on medical issues.
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.
For over a quarter of a century Roger Harrabin has been one of the media's most influential voices on environment, transport, energy and related topics. He is currently the BBC's Environment Analyst, working across all media from the Today Programme to the Ten O'Clock News, Newsnight and BBC World.
Former England Rugby Captain who racked up almost a century of caps, winning three Six Nations titles including the Grand Slam in 2016, three months after he was appointed Captain. A great choice for inspirational speaking.
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.
Gavin retired from International rugby after the 1995 World Cup in South Africa having played 61 times for his country, 20 of them as Captain. He scored over 700 points in official Test Matches, placing him second behind Australia's Michael Lynagh in the list of all time record point scores.
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.
Emma is the first team manager of Chelsea FC Women and is the only female manager to win the Double - the FAWSL title and FA Cup.
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.
Oliver is a key proponent of sustainable living and eco design. In recent years Oliver has acted as a media spokesperson for both the Waste and Resources Action Programme and the Energy Saving Trust. He has written green design features for Friends of the Earth and currently writes a weekly design column for The Observer magazine.
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.
Polemical columnist in the Daily Mail and formerly Telegraph. Also successful author and media contributor.
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.
Experienced TV presenter (From Countrywise to That's Life, Watchdog and Food and Drink) Paul is an excellent speaker and host, a natural story teller, and also a very experienced sailor. His latest venture is to circumnavigate the treacherous waters around Cape Horn.
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.
Anna Hemmings was 6 times World Kayak Champion and is a truly motivating speaker. Anna fought back from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) to regain her European and World titles. Drawing on her own experiences, she inspires her audience and shows how you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Melissa Hemsley is a cook, writer and champion of sustainable, nourishing food. She is passionate about the importance of creating extraordinary food that is sourced from suppliers that care and released her first solo cookbook In January 2018.‘Eat Happy’ was published to great critical acclaim and shows you how to make healthy food in 30 minutes.
Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to millions of viewers each Sunday evening. But farming and conservation are Adam's first passions.
Olympic and World Champion gold medallist cox, Garry is the BBC's chief rowing correspondent. His role as cox in a rowing team is all about providing the leadership and focus around which the individual rowers come together as a team working in unison. Garry has carried over his success into other areas of his life and is a speaker not defined by his sports past but his future based on the setting of new challenges!
Michael Heseltine resigned his Henley-on-Thames constituency at the 2001 election but remained outspoken on British politics. He was given a life peerage as Baron Heseltine, of Thenford in the County of Northamptonshire.
Working in the heart of government through a period of key European negotiation has given Lord Hesketh a unique perspective on the current turmoil surrounding Brexit.
BBC News24 and BBC World News presenter. Aaron, a native Australian, is a popular international conference and seminar host.
Ex army officer, injured in Afghanistan, who went on to become a world class adventurer and led the Walking with the Wounded team which took HRH Prince Harry to the North Pole. One of a few disabled people to experience the arctic, the jungle, the desert and high altitude!
Alex is a world record holding polar expedition leader. Oxford-educated and a former Royal Marines Officer, Alex is now attempting the record for the fastest speed crossing of the polar ice-cap. An inspiring and motivating speaker.
One of the UK's first female RAF fast-jet pilots to operate in highly hostile environments. Her story inspires both young persons, businesses and encourages women to 'break the glass ceiling'
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.
Keegan is a professional rugby league footballer, currently playing for Wakefield Trinity. He was the first British professional rugby league player to come out as gay. His talks on the corporate circuit are inspiring; showing how you can overcome mental health issues.
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.
Popular presenter on BBC World's Asia Today based in Singapore. Rico is a popular choice for corporate events either hosting awards or chairing conferences.
An ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years experience, Marc was bet he could not become a stand up comedian in one year and performing in Edinburgh. He won the bet! Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S and Inspirational Communication are dynamic presentations that can be tailored to meet specific needs.
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.
Kelly Holmes victory in the Athens 800 and 1500 metres Olympic finals proved one thing that her fans always knew: she's one of the most talented middle distance runners Great Britain has ever had. Since retiring she was a tireless supporter of London 2012, and is a popular motivational speaker.
The first disabled yachtsman to sail solo around Great Britain. Geoff Holt has faced adversity, challenged limits and inspires others to maintain a positive attitude no matter what the challenges ahead. He is passionate about creating opportunities for others.
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.
Sharon is an Anglo Irish, award winning comedienne, actor and writer. Starred in and co wrote sitcom Catastrophe with Rob Delaney, and wrote sitcom Divorce which featured Sarah Jessica Parker.
John Hoskison was a professional golfer whose world was shattered when he hit and killed a cyclist. He received a 3 year sentence, served in some of the toughest prisons. Now he teaches, plays on the PGA seniors tour but also talks about his career, prison and the extreme highs and lows of his life to help motivate and inspire others.
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.
A speaker and magician who specializes in creative thinking and communication. His entertaining talks and workshops teach valuable skills to help delegates innovate, solve problems, think more creatively ‘like magicians’ and clearly communicate with their audiences.
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.
As a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, Justin Hughes is no stranger to high performance in the most demanding of environments. And after a further 15 years as a consultant on building high-performance cultures, he is uniquely placed to both inspire and offer practical insights into the drivers of excellence.
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
Versatile presenter best known from the BBC's Springwatch and numerous wildlife programmes.
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.
Alastair Humphreys is one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year, an accomplished speaker and a best-selling author. Alastair’s expeditions are deliberately varied but all are a call to arms that nothing is achieved without being bold enough to begin.
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.
Former Today programme and Mastemind presenter, now on Classic FM. A popular addition to corporate events, he is regularly asked to chair events, host awards and speak after dinner. Always happy to take questions from the audience, so your chance to interrogate the great interrogator!
Gloria Hunniford was born in Northern Ireland and was the first woman to have her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2 and has presented numerous chat shows on TV.
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.
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. Best known for his hat trick in the 1966 World Cup final. A successful business career followed and he was knighted in 1999 - a popular after dinner speaker
Nadia Hussain was the winner of Great British Bake Off in 2015. Since then she has become an author and TV Presenter. An inspirational celebrity chef who came from humble beginnings to international acclaim, Nadiya is the ideal after dinner speaker.
Nadia Hussain MBE
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
Best known as an agony aunt and columnist, Virginia is a very entertaining and humorous public speaker. She can talk, with humour, on the subject of growing old and what fun it is, but she can also give a laughter and tears history of the problem page, in her own inimitable style.
Young entrepreneur and CEO of his own company 'The World at Your Feet,' author and global motivational speaker. He is also the creator of the 'Teen-Trepreneur' Board Game and the Success Kit trilogy of books and DVDs.
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!"
In 2019 Hannah completed the selection process for SAS-Who-Dares Wins. Surviving in arctic conditions in the Chilean Andes, Hannah was the first intake which included female recruits and was one of the only 2 females to complete the course. An inspirational speaker.
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.
Laura is a popular British broadcaster, and now is a very sought after style & home influencer and chef.
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.
Maya Jama is a TV presenter and radio DJ who has amassed a large following on Instagram, thanks to her bubbly and honest personality
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.
Tom James - Double Olympic Gold Medallist rower 2012 & 2008 in the coxless four
Tom James MBE
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.
Probably most widely known as The One Show's very own GP, Dr Sarah Jarvis appears regularly on TV and radio and is Good Housekeeping's resident doctor.
Ed JC Smith is the Author of "Money Mindfulness" and founder of the Champion Academy, whose mission is to help its members be what they want to be and live life on their terms.
Ed JC Smith
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.
First female to skipper in the Clipper Round the World yacht race when she was 28, guiding a team of amateur sailors and battling ferocious storms. Her motivational and inspirational speeches are inspired by the drama she has experienced on the high seas.
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.
Lecturer at the LSE specialising in international macroeconomics, finance and the Chinese economy. Her global banking experience includes working for the New York Fed, the World Bank, IMF, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.
Ashley John-Baptiste is a young BBC broadcast journalist and presenter who has a remarkable story of how he overcame his troubled childhood to study at one of the world’s best universities. He was nominated for the Young Talent of the Year award at this year’s RTS Television Journalism Awards.
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.
He is mostly known for captaining England to victory in the World Cup in 2003. He became the new England team manager in July 1st 2008
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.
Four times Olympic Gold Medallist and 200/400m sprinting legend, Michael Johnson is the best 200m/400m sprinter in the history of track and field. Now a leading corporate motivational speaker.
In March 1999 Brian Jones and his co-pilot Bertrand Piccard achieved the first non-stop balloon circumnavigation of the world on board the baloon Breitling Orbiter 3. Establishing seven world records and acheiving the Harmon Trophy, the Hubbard Medal, the FAI Gold Air Medal and the Charles Green Salver.
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.
With her infectious laugh and high energy Rosie Jones brings huge laughs to her audiences and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. A regular contributor to the Last Leg, she supported Josh Widdicombe on his last tour.
Aled has had an extraordinary career over the past three decades. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family; has received an MBE and released over 30 albums, with over 10 million album sales.
Currently Diane is a regular face on Songs of Praise (one of the BBC's longest running programmes) and a popular motivational speaker on both sides of the Atlantic. At the start of her television career, Diane initially challenged boundaries by becoming the first black presenter on Blue Peter.
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.
Former Director of the John Lewis Partnership and consumer journalist. Penny is also well known as a royal commentator, and has been writing well-respected, best-selling biographies for over 20 years.
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
Anchor for BBC World News America in Washington. Author of The Confidence Code and Womenomics. Katty has interviewed prominant politicians and world leaders including Christine Lagarde.
Best-known as a journalist specialising in TV columns and celebrity interviews. He has been published in everything from The Sun to The Daily Telegraph, The Mirror's Celeb Magazine to TV Choice. His claim to fame is spotting the potential of Oprah Winfrey in the UK market, leading to a very memorable encounter!
New presenter on the Radio 4 Today programme who moved from the World at One.
Legendary footballer and England international, arguably the best player/manager of his generation. Kevin managed Newcastle, Fulham and England and is keynote speeches are always very well received including insights into teamwork, leadership and man management. He even speaks German following his stints in the country when he won European Footballer of the year.
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.
Disability and LGBT+ Advocate, Jessica is creates content for social media and candidly speaks about her life as a deaf, disabled and gay content creator.
Founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems, an innovative clean technology company. Passionate about entrepreneurship and technology, he is a regular speaker at global events.
Film critic, TV and radio presenter, writer, and musician, Mark is a popular awards host and commentator on popular culture
Global adventurer who overcame serious road accident injuries to climb Everest and cycle round the world. Motivational and inspirational.
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
Comedian, host and social commentator, Shappi Khorsandi is known for her razor-sharp wit and eloquent presenting style. She is also the author of the best-selling book A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English, a memoir of adjusting to life living in London in the 1970’s having fled Iran with her family.
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.
Lead business presenter on Sky. A former analyst at HSBC, Ian entered journalism with the Daily Telegraph and has worked at The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and was Business and City Editor at The Times where he was named Business Journalist of the Year.
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
Musician, TV & radio presenter, designer, model and singer, Myleene has presented primetime TV and radio shows, released three hit classical albums, designed her own range of baby clothes and fronted some of the UK's highest profile advertising campaigns.
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.
A leading technology journalist and presenter with a real passion for all things tech and over ten years of broadcasting experience. Regular presenter of OS, a 2 hour live global current affairs radio programme on the BBC World Service.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Achieved the first non stop solo circumnavigation of the globe. Inspiring motivational speaker.
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.
Explorer, model & entrepreneur who, with husband Tarka, was one of the first people to walk 3,000 miles along the Great Wall of China. She has cycled across Ethiopia and braved the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap.
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
Amy has a long and successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries. She is co-founder of the Olivier Award-winning arts company and club night Duckie, and co-founded RVT Future, a voluntary LGBT+ community group campaigning to preserve the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She served as Mayoress of Camden in 2010/11 and spent her year highlighting the history and culture of live music and nightlife in the borough. Amy is a familiar presence on TV, in print and on radio. She broadcasted for a decade on BBC Radio London, and now hosts Sunday afternoons on BBC6 Music. She was appointed by mayor Sadiq Khan as London's first 'Night Czar' in November 2016.
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.
Christine Bleakley is a Northern Irish TV presenter who has presented various television programmes with Adrian Chiles, such as The One Show and Daybreak while with Phillip Schofield she has presented Dancing on Ice and This Morning. Lampard has also presented various factual series as well as being a regular presenter on Loose Women on ITV.
Kirsty Lang is a highly experienced interviewer, presenter and moderator with 30 years in journalism, both as a foreign correspondent and a TV news anchor for BBC World and Channel 4 News.
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.
Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents. Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Global and Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.
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.
Nigella Lawson, famous for her contributions in the food industry, is also a successful writer, broadcaster and well known personality! Nigella has had ten bestselling books over the years and has made a beloved name for herself worldwide.
Journalist, broadcaster and author, Mark presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine 'Front Row' and has been in conversation with personalities from all walks of life in BBC4's TV series 'Mark Lawson Talks To'.
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.
Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain’s best known comedy character actresses. She is also known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. Less known, is that she is also a wine expert and conducts light hearted tastings for the corporate market.
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.
North Korean defector living in Seoul, South Korea. Speaker on human rights and north Korean refugees.
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.
Best known for his acerbic parliamentary sketches in the Daily Mail and is also the paper's theatre critic as well as contributing travel pieces. A riveting after dinner speaker with some fascinating political anecdotes.
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.
Popular British TV and radio presenter, and comedian.
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.
Olympic gold heptathlete, presenter, broadcaster, and President of Commonwealth Games England.
Denise Lewis OBE
Former Head of Rugby at the Welsh Rugby Union and elite sports professional. A popular speaker who also draws on his life experiences from Sandhurst to taking on the challenges of Everest and the North Pole and has 14 yearsâ€™ experience as a management consultant.
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.
Rod Liddle is a journalist and broadcaster. He writes for numerous papers and magazines and was the Editor of BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Always outspoken and lively, he is a popular panelist.
Michael Liebreich is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory services and speaks on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development.
Pinky acts as development consultant with some of the major food companies in Europe including Sharwoods, and advises on a range of Indian food products stocked by Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco. She also founded and chairs The Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
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.
Per Lindstrand - record breaking around the world balloonist and motivational speaker.
Renowned actress and writer. Also a witty after dinner speaker and raconteur. Arguably best known for her role in the BT adverts! Currently in Coronation Street.
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.
Best known for playing Kryten in the popular sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and the presenter of Scrapheap Challenge. Robert is also a comedian and writer, with an interest in science and he is a champion of electric vehicles..he has a YouTube series where he interviews people driving around in a Tesla
Sian Lloyd is probably best known for her distinctive presenting style on ITV National Weather. She was also seen on ITV's second season of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Sian has also appeared on Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes!
QI Creator. John Lloyd created and produced the television programmes Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder among many others.
A real life bionic girl! Having suffered with meningitis at 15 months, Tilly had to have her hands, forearms and toes amputated. Now travelling the globe and inspiring millions of people with her positivity, determination and drive.
Former International gymnast who is married to Scottish Rugby International Kenny Logan. Gaby presents Inside Sport on BBC and is a popular event chair and host.
Former gang leader turned activist, influencer, poet, public speaker, philanthropist and adventurer. Karl is a gifted orator and poet and his exceptional ability to captivate and connect with an audience means he is regularly invited to speak at corporate, public and charity events including TEDx Talks.
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.
Straight- talking Judi Love takes everyday situations and makes them hilarious- regular Loose Women presenter and up-and-coming comedian. Was the toast of our Speaker Drinks in Jan ‘21
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
Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes. He is passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design.
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.
Around the world skipper and extraordinary female sailor.
Highly respected thought leader and digital strategist. A creative thinker, he enables people and organisations to manage change and seek new opportunities.
Former Radio 4 Today Programme and Woman's Hour host. Sue now presents The Reunion on Radio 4.
Renowned Investigative Journalist, Broadcaster and Criminologist. He is Europe's best known reporter, and has worked for all the UK broadcasters, most famously ITV and the BBC where he has won awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work. He has many stories of working undercover and tales of death threats.
Took part in the closing ceremony of the London Paralympics, flag bearing for Help for Heroes. Rory is a South African born former Army medic who lost a leg in Iraq. Following 2 years rehabilitation he has taken up ski-ing and rowed the Atlantic for charity with a team of Amputees. Truly inspirational with a wicked sense of humour!
James Mackintosh is the Financial Times' Investment Editor and has been a reporter and editor at the FT for 18 years, he writes and presents the daily Short View column on markets and economics.
Alex MacPhail is a passionate and compelling motivational speaker. His great expertise is empowering large audiences to master their motivation - allowing them to achieve their full potential renowned for getting members of the audience to split a piece of wood with their bare hands!
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.
Based on the science of psychology, Mads and Chris combine academia and freestyle rap to demonstrate the mechanisms of creative thinking – the foundation of all human innovation. Their equally thought-provoking and entertaining “lecture-shows” explore exciting issues such as the associative basis of novel ideas, how constraints can facilitate invention and the neuropsychological secrets behind the famous flow state. Mads provides the academic explanation, while Chris demonstrates it with his lightening quick raps!
Mads Korsgaard and Chris Turner
He was Director of Marketing for London 2012, helping to deliver the most successful games in history. A superb business keynote speaker.
Sally Magnusson is a journalist, broadcaster and writer, much in demand as an after-dinner speaker and conference and award ceremony host. She presents a range of programmes for the BBC in Scotland and UK wide.
Reza Mahammad - celebrity TV chef and popular Indian restauranteur.
BBC News and Newsnight presenter, much output of which also appears on BBC World. Also a popular conference chair and host.
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 ladies rally champion and TV presenter. Penny is an accomplished and powerful motivational speaker who has set up a number of businesses. Her latest book “World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour” has just been published. Since lockdown she’s been doing lots of online webinars for companies, helping people to adjust to the new normal and getting CEOs to create the support teams need to allow their creativity to flourish even when working remotely.
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.
Former boxing promoter who came out as transgender in 2014. Speaks candidly about her transition and challenges faced, while still happy to reflect on her career as a boxing promoter.
Dr Makaziwe Mandela is a female empowerment consultant. She is a director of the House of Mandela Family Foundation. The ambition of the Foundation is to improve the livelihoods of poor communities and globally advocate for social issues that affect African communities including; HIV and AIDS, education, health, agriculture, women empowerment and promoting alternate energy sectors. An inspiring 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.
Presented The World This Weekend on R4 alongside other things. Prior to this he was BBC North America Editor having previously been Europe editor. Very comfortable doing geo/political round ups.
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 ITN News presenter and journalist who is a popular conference chair and facilitator.
Richard McCann - expert in resilience, he brings his experience of childhood tragedy from the hands of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper and translates this into buildable skills for many industries and individuals
Former motor racing driver and the original Stig on Top Gear. Perry talks about the tiny error of margin in Formula One where millions are spent on finding savings of fractions of a second. On a lighter note, he's also an amusing speaker and host.
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
Blind comedian, writer and actor who is a regular on the live comedy circuit and recently seen on Live at the Apollo.
Former paratrooper, SAS soldier and adventurer Tom was the first person ever to row the Atlantic Ocean single handed from Canada to Ireland.
Broadcaster and journalist specialising in technology, gadgets and science. He has appeared on BBC television and radio, as well as on Channel Four, Bloomberg and CNN. He is the regular consumer technology expert on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain.
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.
Explorer, entomologist, zoologist and TV presenter whose programmes include Ultimate Swarms, Planet Ant and After Life - The Science of Decay.
One of the UK's leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant best seller. Drawing on his degree in social & behavioural psychology, he enables his audience to focus on the elements of their life, be it social or business, that are holding them back from fulfilling their potential. Paul is very much in demand on the international speaker circuit, and is a regular contributor to the media. Paul delivered his session How to Cope in a Crisis with us over lockdown.
Scottish former rugby player and coach. He played with the British and Irish Lions in 1974 and 1977 and was later their coach. He has been director of rugby for the Scottish RFU and for Wasps and managed the British and Irish Lions tours, restoring national pride in the teams
Award winning former BBC Breakfast business presenter who now hosts Channel 4’s “Steph’s Packed Lunch”. Steph is a trained engineer, school governor and renowned for her northern vowels.
Record-breaking disabled polar explorer, role model and inspirational speaker, named one of Britain's most influential disabled people in the 2016 Power 100.
Former British, European and World Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan was undisputably one of the best boxers of his generation. Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year he's now a boxing commentator, writer and driving force behind the Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy.
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.
RTS award winning producer; McQueen is a lead anchor on Sky Sports News & current the presenter of flagship Saturday evening Football First Premier League highlights show Match Choice, she also presents a live 3 o'clock Premier League game which is shown exclusively in Ireland with full build up & post match, as well as Game of the Day for both the UK & Ireland.
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.
The man behind the bestseller and film 'We Bought a Zoo' which starred Matt Damon as Benjamin. His story about buying a zoo while coping with a terminally ill wife and two children, is both motivating and inspiring.
Successful businesswoman and adventurer. Jan was one half of the first mother and son team to row the Atlantic, who then went on to walk to the magnetic North Pole. In March 2008 Jan walked to the geographic North Pole with explorer David Templeman Adams. Very amusing and lively speaker.
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.
Andy is founder and Director of the TYF Group, an award winning education, adventure and development provider based in St.David's on the west coast of Wales. TYF employs 30 people and is one of the UK's leading examples of sustainable business.
Ant Middleton is an English former soldier, adventurer and television presenter. Best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS: Who Dares Wins.
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
Mission Excellence are a team of former Red Arrows, fighter pilots and training experts, who now deliver high-impact Conference Events and Training & Development Masterclasses, focused on results.
Craig is currently a presenter on The Premier Leagues show Kick-Off and co-hosts content for JD Sports’ online YouTube football channel JD Football alongside Stevo The Madman. Craig has also been named as the Global Representative for New Balance Black Out Squad campaign which went live in July last year.
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
Jack Monroe is a celebrity chef, author and poverty campaigner. Her first cookbook, A Girl Called Jack, was published in 2014, and went straight to the top of the paperback charts. She has gone on to become an active poverty campaigner.
Former army officer who lost his lower right arm and leg while clearing mines. He has gone to become a well-known speaker on the subjects of change management, motivation, leadership and the concept of limitation.
Chris Moon MBE
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.
Retired in 1992 from a career unparalleled in British swimming, with 12 years at international level highlighted by an Olympic title, several world records and almost a clean sweep of British breaststroke records. Now a highly sought-after motivational speaker and TV sports broadcaster, he is also patron of the SPARKS charity and fellow of the RSA.
TV presenter and adventurer. A World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, who has participated in some of the most extreme races in the World.
Sophie is an award-winning campaigner who embodies her values; finding creative opportunity in diversity and adversity, and daring to be different, she proves the value and power of true disability representation in all areas of her work and life.One of the only Television presenters with a disability in the world she fronts the Live Coverage of all Paralympic sport for UK broadcasters and makes award wining current affairs
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.
A self help and motivational speaker. Tony is a sales training specialist who shows how companies can increase their bottom line, build long-term customer loyalty, sales, and gain referrals. He is all about changing people's beliefs and mind sets.
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.
Andy Mouncey successfully completed the 300 mile Arch to the Arc triathlon between London and Paris where he run to Dover, swam the cahnnel and then rode to Paris. Inspiring speaker.
Olympic medallist, PhD in Genetic Engineering, a science teacher, inspirational speaker and leadership development consultant. She uses her sporting and science background to deliver entertaining talks and workshops on nutrition and exercise.
Best known for presenting Channel 4's Superscrimpers and as an FT Columnist.
Fabrice famously suffered a heart attack playing for Bolton against Spurs at White Hart Lane. His heart stopped beating for 78 mins, but remarkably he recovered to tell his tale.Fabrice was a refugee from Congo who despite coming to the country with no English at 7, went on to gain 10 GCSE's and 3 A Levels before embarking on his football career.
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-founder of the world famous improv troupe, the Comedy Store Players, now business author and communication expert using his unparalleled on-stage expertise to inspire people and businesses around the world to enhance their communication and leadership skills in an uncertain and changing environment.
Author, journalist and politician - an MP for 23 years. Chris was a minister in three Government departments, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, a judge of the 2011 Man Booker Prize and he is author of three acclaimed volumes of diaries.
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.
Three-time Winter Olympian and Sochi Winter Olympic 2014 curling silver medallist.
Presents Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 and is a respected journalist and broadcaster who has interviewed PM's, Cabinet Ministers, church and business leaders and the Royal Family.
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
Clive is a Multi award winning journalist, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC News presenter. In 2021 he takes over as Host of the BBC series, Mastermind. He brings professionalism, knowledge and intelligent analysis to corporate events. He has also led much of the BBC’s Black Lives -Matter coverage.
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.
A champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but an inspirational leader who demonstrates tenacity, candor and sheer motivation.
Senior Independent Director of Dyson and former government minister.
Former editor of the Sunday Times and BBC political presenter whose shows included The Daily Politics and This Week. Is often asked to chair conferences and speak, either keynote or after dinner.
Head coach of England Netball who won golf at the Commonwealth Games last year, and won team of the year at Sports Personality of the Year. Sister to the Neville brothers
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.
Images of John Nichol as a prisoner of war during the first Gulf War shocked the world. He had been shot down, tortured, beaten and humiliated by the Iraquis. Now he is a consultant, commentator and public speaker.
Juliet Nicolson is the author of several best-sellers including 'The Perfect Summer' Radio 4's Book of the Week and the Daily Mail Book club choice. She is the granddaughter of the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and the diarist, historian and politician Harold Nicolson
After a distinguished career at the helm of two American orchestras, Roger Nierenberg emerged as a creative force for innovation in the presentation of symphonic music. A regular visitor to the UK, Roger can provide a highly stimulating addition to conferences and corporate events.
Roya is a leading Royal Commentator on TV, working alongside Huw Edwards on the BBC's coverage of major events like the Duke of Edinburgh's Funeral and in high demand on the US networks with Gayle King on CBS, as well as ABC, NBC and CNN.
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.
Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. Author of biography of Edmund Burke.
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.
Aged 23, she was the youngest person to have stood at both 'tops of the world', the summit of Mt Everest (2010) and the geographic North Pole (2011).
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.
Kirsten O'Brien - One Show regular and popular presenter and stand up comedian.
Simon presents "Find it, Fix it, Flog it" for Channel 4. He has a strong interest in ecology and is uncompromising in his attitude towards our interaction with the natural environment. He speaks on his acting and presenting career and subsequently on his beliefs in corporate social responsibility.
Owen O’Kane is a Psychotherapist, former NHS Clinical Lead for mental health and Sunday Times Bestselling Author.
In 1950, Kathleen O'Malley and her two sisters were legally abducted from their mother and placed in a school run by the Sisters of Mercy. It was a harsh and cruel regime but Kathleen survived. Her story is a brave one.
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.
Professor Eddie Obeng is Founder Director of Pentacle, not only a virtual business school, but also the first organisation to offer an integrated management approach specifically designed to meet the challenges of our fast changing, complex 21st Century. He began his career with Shell, and went on to serve as an Executive Director at Ashridge Management College, which he turned around from a failing business to a successful enterprise in 18 months. An inspirational speaker.
Graeme is a truly unique motivational speaker and inspires audiences with his life story, his journey to becoming the cycling World Hour Record holder (x2) and World 4000m Pursuit champion (x2).
Leading French journalist best known for France-Europe Express. Popular host and chair European events.
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.
Popular presenter and broadcaster best known for her work with Simon Amstell on T4.
As one of the first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to the media and reveal their true identity, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton has an incredible story to tell. He is a regular on SAS: Who Dares Wins and is a brilliant inspiring speaker. He has done 2 online speeches for us in the last month alone!
Dr Stephanie Ooi is a doctor who has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health as well as mental health. She set up an Instagram page to help provide parents with accurate evidence based general information.
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.
The UK's leading expert in charisma. She teaches international business leaders at Henley Business School to increase their natural charisma.
Seriously injured while on operational duty, he suffered trauma and catastrophic damage to his spinal cord. A year later he became the inspiration for millions when he took on daunting physical challenges.
Phil Packer MBE
TV presenter, naturalist, wildlife expert, photographer and author.
Engineering graduate, and award-winning investigative journalist Andy is an innovative Eco-Adventurer. His expeditions include driving a cooking oil powered bus round the world; a chocolate powered lorry to Timbuktu and organising the Grease to Greece rally. He talks about sustainability, challenges and teamwork.
Business motivational speaker, change and change management, leadership, teamwork and collaboration. She is at the forefront of new thinking about leadership in the 21st century, busting the myths in her keynote speeches and development sessions.
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
Using his experience and knowledge from making the transition from the high performance sport of rugby to pioneering expeditions, Richard is in great demand for motivating presentations, keynote speeches and workshops.
Former Arsenal football player who is now a commentator and host on TalkSport. An immensely likeable character, Ray has a treasure chest of tales to share and is also an adept motivator.
Former Conservative Member of Parliament, Matthew is a broadcaster, columnist for the Times and The Spectator and parliamentary sketch writer for the Times.
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.
The first female paramedic with the RAF Regiment and was operationally deployed with the Medical Emergency Response Team. She suffered PTSD but now talks about her struggle to overcome it, becoming and instructor, facilitator and conference presenter
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.
Journalist and broadcaster best known for presenting Newsnight and University Challenge and his sometimes brusque manner. He has presented documentaries on the British Empire, the Great War and The Victorians.
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.
Award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker
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.
The schoolboy who sailed round the world. At 16 Mike Perham battled with the elements and lived his dream to become the youngest round the world yachtsman and an inspiration to young people.
Sue began her career as one half of comedy duo Mel and Sue appearing on TV on 'Light Lunch' and 'Late Lunch' before the huge success of Bake Off. She has written for French and Saunders and Ab Fab. Regular on the likes of 'Have I Got News For You', 'Argumental' and 'Supersizers' as well as radio shows 'Just a Minute' and the 'News Quiz'.
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.
John Peters came to the world's attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world his Tornado bomber was shot down over Iraqi territory he was captured with John Nichol.
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
Former GMTV presenter and broadcaster. A popular awards host and conference chair
Swiss psychologist and balloonist who made the first non-stop balloon flight around the world.
A victim of the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attack which left him disabled, Will is a presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner.
Nisha is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the BBC, on the Money Programme, Panorama and as a news anchor on BBC World News. A popular host, she is also an experienced speaker, talking about how to improve your presentation and networking skills, so to better engage with your colleagues and clients.
Four times Olympic gold rower. Now a popular motivational speaker and sports commentator.
Matthew Pinsent CBE
Author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. She rebuilt her life after surviving a brutal attack in 2008.
Graham Poll is one of the most well known and experienced English football referees of all time. Now he speaks on team work and working under pressure, while on a lighter note, hosts events and speaks after dinner.
Former editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express, she was the first woman to edit a national newspaper and worked for both Maxwell and Murdoch, but was sacked by neither! Mother of Claudia Winkleman.
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.
GP and medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show and presenter of Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health
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.
Former nursery teacher, injured in 1996 whilst protecting children in her care from a machete attack. Awarded the George Medal by the Queen. She has now trained as a nurse.
Leadership coach, trainer and facilitator. She works with leaders and teams to develop resilience andto make them agile and self-aware to create and sustain peak performance.
John Prescott rose from ship's steward to Deputy Prime Minister, via a degree in economics and a spell in the European Parliament. Perhaps his most significant achievement was to lead negotiations at Kyoto, resulting in the first international treaty on climate change.
Matthew Price is an award-winning broadcast journalist and presenter with over two decades of experience covering some of the biggest stories of the last 20 years. Is presenter of the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4.
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.
The only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world,as well as at the north pole. Lewis Pugh campaigns for the protection of the environment and is an acclaimed motivational speaker on the international circuit.
Presents Midweek on BBC Radio 4 and is a popular author and journalist.
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.
Scott Quinnell is a legendary rugby player (union and league) and has represented Wales and the Lions as well as playing for Llanelli. Diagnosed dyslexic in his 30s, he is now a popular speaker on the subject as well as, of course, rugby. Presenter on Sky’s School of Hard Knocks.
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.
Jan is a well-being consultant, team coach and healer with a passion for supporting people and organisations that want to make the world a better place. A perfect choice for a team bonding experience.
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.
Steven Redgrave has proved himself one of the greatest athletes Britain has ever produced. He won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, the last three in the coxless fours with Sir Matthew Pinsent. He won Gold Medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, the last three in the coxless fours with Sir Matthew Pinsent.
Member of the legendary 4 X 400m relay team which beat the Americans in Tokyo at the World Championships, alongside Kriss Akabusi and Roger Black.
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.
In 2009 Corporal Andy Reid was blown up by a Taliban improvised explosive device while on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He lost both legs and one arm. His inspirational story is one of remarkable courage.
Paula has completed the world's toughest yacht race - the Global Challenge. and has skied from the edge of the frozen Antarctic to the south pole. Her inner strength, competitive attitude and massive resilience and mental toughness make her a memorable motivational speaker. Her new talk "Going Knowingly into the Unknown" uses new research in positive adventure psychology and combines topics such as leadership and resilience to create a great motivational speech.
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
Samantha Renke is a actress, presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner, and was named number 3 in the list of the UK's most influential disabled people
Mary was the main sports presenter on BBC Ten O'clock News and weekend bulletins on BBC 1. She now provides media training, is a regular host for conference and seminars as well as being a regular fixture on the BBC in the midlands.
During the 80s and 90s, Griff Rhys Jones was probably best known for his comedy sketch work on the BBC, most notably Not the Nine O'Clock News and Smith and Jones.
Griff Rhys Jones
Anneka Rice is an award-winning broadcaster and Britain’s favourite “Action Girl” since she shot to fame on Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt programme (still the Channel’s highest rating programme ever!). She went on to devise “Challenge Annkea!” for the BBC and has been a presenter of many other shows across the Channels
400m athlete who is a regular on A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over. A powerful speaker.
Anna is an established household name and award winning writer and presenter. Focusing on how "wellbeing" can change your life she is a brilliant motivational speaker.
One of the most experienced members of the GB women’s hockey team that won gold at the Rio Olympics. She and Kate Richardson-Walsh also made history as the first same sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team.
Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey and 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist. In winning gold Kate also made history (with Helen Richardson-Walsh) as one half of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing in the same team.
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
Beth Rigby is Sky News’ Political Editor. The first women to ever hold the position, she is a leading face of the channel and ever-present on our screens, covering political news not just from the heart of Westminster but around the country. She has been described as “ the stand out political broadcaster of our times” by the RTS magazine.
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.
Robert Rinder, also known as Judge Rinder, is an English criminal law barrister and television personality. He is best known for his role on the reality courtroom series Judge Rinder. He has been described as "the Simon Cowell of the bench ... in a British version of the hit American show Judge Judy.
Veteran journalist and broadcaster. A popular conference chair and facilitator.
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.
Nicknamed 'The French Spiderman' or 'The Human Spider', Alain is renowned for his record breaking free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers around the world. Alain suffers from vertigo but does not let that hold him back, a calculated risk taker he is not afraid of failing. A life motto and focus that is demonstrated at conventions and seminars around the world.
Businesswoman and speaker on ecommerce, technology, female leadership, startups. CEO and founder of interiors/furniture business The Longest Stay.
The greatest male paralympian whose medal tally equals Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Sarah Storey. Diagnosed with celebral palsy, he swam as part of his therapy. He has represented Wales and GB and has won multiple golds at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Paralympics.
David Roberts CBE
BBC World business reporter. A highly experienced presenter of business programmes, specialising in international finance and economics. Also an experienced event host.
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.
Actress and presenter, possibly best known for Birds of a Feather which has recently toured in a live theatre show.
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.
Vegan ultra athlete and motivational speaker who came from near certain heart attack to becoming a triathlon champion. Truly motivational.
Olympian and World Champion sportswoman in two disciplines, Rowing and Cycling
Cookery writer, businessman, musician and creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce.
A lifetime of exploring, adventure, travel and enquiry, make Paul Rose a popular business and motivational speaker. As a consultant he specialises in providing leading edge thinking to align business with global sustainability issues.
As a Paralympic silver medallist and former World and European Judo Champion, Ian Rose is highly self-motivated. Both in his sporting and vocational careers, he shows incredible willpower to reach for goals and achieve winning performance, traits he shares with his audience to motivate and inspire them onto ever greater achievements.
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.
Jez Rose turns ordinary conferences, awards ceremonies, training workshops and keynote speaker slots into extraordinary, unforgettable experiences.
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.
Multiple gold medal winning track cyclist and part of the GB Cycling Team. She speaks passionately about her career and overcoming setbacks, both personal and in her sport.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE
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!
Management speaker with first-class leadership, interpersonal, analytical and technical skills. She has a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering and an MBA. Jo was the first female fast-jet pilot in the RAF and is an imaginative, energetic and highly resourceful individual.
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.
Olympic and Commonwealth Gold medallist for javelin. since retiring Tessa has had a successful career in sports administration and is a regular broadcaster. She is also a very popular motivational speaker.
TV presenter and author who is an ambassador for The Princes' Trust and the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). She has made history this year after being appointed as the first ever Director of Creative Diversity for BBC.
June Sarpong OBE
Ocean Rower and Environmental Campaigner who holds four World Records, including First Woman to Row Three Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010. Quite a departure from her original career as a management consultant!
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.
Brigitte Scheffer is a journalist and award winning documentary maker whose work can be found on Amazon and Netflix. She has worked for the likes of Bloomberg, CNN and the BBC World. She has also held communication roles for NGOs and the Saudi government. Her areas of expertise include marine conservation, the Arab world and the energy sector. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic (3 dialects); she also speaks some Russian.
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!
Well known journalist and broadcaster who is a popular choice for corporate events. In recent years has become a campaigner against age discrimination.
Former Arsenal and England footballer, Alex has become a key member of the BBC football presenting team over the last few years and is the new presenter of Football Focus.She has been part of world cup games for both the Men's and Ladies' coverage and is also a member of Sky's Super Sunday team.
Alex Scott MBE
Debra is best known as the woman who rowed the Atlantic after her husband gave up in the first week. She has also had entrepreneurial success with the launch of two limited companies, is a published author, has medals at World Championship level and is on the board of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Debra’s just back from LA where she has sold the rights to her story which is set to become a Hollywood Movie.
Founder and chairman of The Doha Debates, the award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent and best selling author is a popular conference chair and awards host.
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.
Former political editor for the BBC and ITV, who has gone on to present and appear on numerous programmes from Question Time to Strictly Come Dancing!
Oliver Shah is the Business Editor of The Sunday Times and a best selling author. He was named business journalist of the year at the 2017 Press Awards for his investigation into Sir Philip Green’s £1 sale of BHS. He was also named business journalist of the year at the 2017 London Press Club Awards.
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
Capital Economics' Chief Emerging Markets Economist. Neil was formerly Economic Adviser on tax policy analysis and emerging markets research at HM Treasury.
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.
Observer columnist and science and environment specialist, Lucy is a journalist, author and broadcaster who specialises in ecological and ethical lifestyle matters.
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.
As one of the BBC’s main national news broadcasters, Kate currently presents the One, Six and Ten o’clock national news bulletins. During the past two decades she has reported from Iraq and Afghanistan - as well as presenting a wide range of prime time BBC One programmes. Recently qualified as a child psychologist counsellor.
Well known face on TV and theatre, including stints in Netflix hit, The Crown. He has written 2 best selling books and has been described as "One of the funniest writers in Britain" by The Daily Mail. Michael draws on a treasure trove of anecdotes from the acting world, be it stage or screen, both big and small.
Paralympic swimmer who won the heart of the nation during the 2012 Games.
Samantha Simmonds is a TV news presenter, journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years experience. Currently one of the presenters on BBC One's Sunday politics at 10am. A great host and moderator for conferences.
Professional speaker and host who started out as a Rugby player and went on to be a teacher before becoming a full time speaker. Has amazing powers of recall, and can thread in details about everyone in the room as part of the presentation.
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.
Former Blue Peter presenter who still contributes to numerous media outlets and is in much demand on the corporate circuit.
Fred is referred to as the 'Service Jedi' or 'Service Guru' by his peers and much of the British press. He has over 25 years of experience and is both an inspiring and very well respected figure in the Hospitality industry. He hosts the hit show "First Dates" on Channel 4.
With more than 20 years experience in environmental management and sustainability Phil regularly presents at conferences on topics ranging from climate change, CSR and sustainable development.
Writer, presenter and journalist Martin was BBC foreign correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. He covered the end of the Cold War, the Solidarity uprisings in Poland and the election of President Clinton. He was Director of Communications for Tony Blair's government and has worked extensively in the former Soviet Union. A fascinating speaker who can talk about all manner of geo political issue – he is also the author of Philomena, which was turned into a film with Steve Coogan playing him!
Known to many as The Voice of M People, Heather Small is a quintessentially British institution. With hits such as 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven' and 'Search For The Hero', M People achieved major worldwide success, with Heather becoming one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s. Since M People, Heather has had further successes with two solo albums.
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.
Lauren was captain of the Great Britain Synchronised Swimming squad and won the bronze medal for solo synchronised swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. An exceptional motivational speaker, articulate, energetic and with a lifelong passion for encouraging young people to participate in sport.
Lauren S Smith
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.
Economics editor of The Sunday Times since 1989. Also writes for Professional Investor, British Industry and The Manufacturer, and is a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice.
Charlotte presents Radio 4's Farming Today and is a regular contributor to Countryfile on BBC1.
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.
Penny Smith is one of Britain's most recognised TV presenters. She was the main presenter for GMTV News and is now a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines and a frequent guest on the Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Jon is the long standing anchor of Channel 4 News. he's also an enthusiastic adoptor of social media describing the current social media led world "the most exciting time in history to be a journalist".
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.
L Vaughan Spencer is the alter ego of the Comedy Store's Neil Mullarkey. The antidote for anyone who has attended too many personal development or management training courses.
L. Vaughan Spencer
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
Former Army Captain and adventurer who trekked the length of the Amazon. He presents survival programmes ‘Naked and Marooned’ and ‘Into the Unknown’, on Discovery, while in 2018 he spent 60 Days living on the streets for a Channel 4 Documentary. A popular speaker at awards, after dinners and conferences, Ed draws on his adventure survival skills with humour and insight to inspire others to stretch their horizons and believe that they can do so much more.
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.
A media background in television, she is now an impact coach and motivator, helping big names and corporate clients with communication skills.
Rebecca was the first British woman to have climbed Everest - an achievement recognised around the world. Rebecca then went on to become the first English speaking woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
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.
Four times Olympian and Team GB’s most successful ever taekwondo athlete. At the London 2012 Olympics she read the athletes oath. Twice world champion and she won the world title for the second time in the year she sadly lost both her mum and dad to cancer. An excellent inspirational and motivational speaker. Now taekwondo head coach for Team GB.
Sarah Stevenson MBE
The woman responsible for creating the world famous alternative WI calendar and inspiration for the film and play 'Calendar Girls'.
Motor racing legend, whose Formula One achievements place him among the top drivers of all time.
Retired English cricketer and former captain of the England cricket team. Alec is the most-capped English cricketer of all time in Test matches and 2nd most capped in One Day Internationals, having played in 133 Tests and 170 One Day Internationals.
Alec Stewart OBE
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.
Dudley Stokes is the founding member of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team, immortalised in the film ‘Cool Runnings’. Overcoming adversity he trained his team (who no one thought would get anywhere) to become 4 time Olympian winners. His keynote speeches highlight his extensive knowledge of all aspects of logistics, small project management and team building.
Paralympic cyclist who won gold and bronze at London 2012. His cerebral palsy disability hasn't stopped him from achieving success on the track and in his personal life. An inspirational character who talks about the challenges he has had to overcome.
David Stone MBE
Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most decorated Paralympian having recently added to the 11 golds, 8 silver and 3 bronze she had already accumulated over 5 Paralympic Games. Tokyo was her 6th Paralympics, after nearly 30 years! This includes 4 Golds at the London 2012 Games. Her achievement is all the more remarkable by the fact she has won the medals in two different sports - swimming and cycling.
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.
Former British Special Forces Soldier and World Record holder for charity cycling events.
Michaela Strachan is a BAFTA award winning presenter. She presents Spring/Autumn/Winterwatch on BBC and was previously a regular presenter on Countryfile, along with various wildlife documentaries such as the Elephant Diaries.
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
England cricket captain who led England to Ashes victories and home and away. A sportsman at the top of his game, Andrew can give a real insight into leadership, motivation and success.
Andrew Strauss OBE
An energetic and versatile presenter, Dick is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and man of many interests. Coming to prominence on 'Scrapheap Challenge' and 'It's Not Easy Being Green', he is now being followed around his renovation of an historic French Chateau which he has tuned into a wedding and events venue for ‘Escape to the Chateau’.
Dick Strawbridge MBE
Media personality, journalist, television presenter and after dinner speaker. Her numerous TV appearances include I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Have I Got News For You, The Money Programme and Grumpy Old Women, Loose Women and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She is Vice President of the Ramblers Association.
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.
Record breaking explorer who trekked alongside Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Brilliant inspirational speaker.
Moira reads the news on the Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show. Previously she presented numerous news bulletins on BBC TV. A real broadcasting icon.
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.
Polar explorer and environmental campaigner who is a top international motivational speaker. First man to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles.
Robert Swan OBE
Author, actress and comedienne possibly best known for 'The Kumars at No 42'
Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change, and has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. Also a multi-award winning columnist for The Times and regular TV and radio broadcaster
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.
Best selling author of The Naked Leader who has also featured in a number of TV series of the same name. Very strong on leadership and the building of values.
Launched the MBA in football. A football consultant whose life experiences are vast and varied. An experienced broadcaster, author and motivational speaker.
Plainspeaking Yorkshirewoman Hayley, better known as Channel 4's Fairy Jobmother, is on a misssion to get the long term unemployed back to work.
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.
Gareth Thomas is one of the most iconic former Welsh professional rugby union and rugby league players of his time. His personal life hit the headlines in December 2009 when he revealed his sexuality to the world, making him the only openly gay high profile sportsman in the UK.
Daley Thompson claims more decathlon honours than anybody before or after him. He was the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record. He was unbeaten in competition for 9 years.
Joe Thompson is a recently retired professional footballer who played for Rochdale FC. He had to give up the game when he was diagnosed with cancer at an early age and thought he would never play again; but he made an incredible return to professional football. Joe has written a book called Darkness and Light: My Story, detailing his incredible story and is a confident and passionate speaker.
Ben Thompson presents on BBC Breakfast as well as co-hosting Business Live, the BBC's daily business programme broadcast around the world on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
Helen Thorn @helenwearsasize18 is a comedian, writer and wearer of size 18 high street clothes. Being the proud owner of a curvy body, Helen is taking the hard work and research out of whether high street brands are successfully producing clothing for a size 18 woman. With a keen eye for a bargain, she is constantly on the lookout for sales, deals and finding that item that might have been overlooked on the brand site, but demonstrating how it looks on a realistic body shape might change perceptions.
Fiona holds the record as the fastest person to reach the South Geographic Pole unsupported.
Kate Thornton is a TV Presenter and Journalist who found fame becoming the youngest ever editor of Smash Hits Magazine and presenting such shows as The Brits. She has presented "Top of The Pops", "Holiday" and "The Royal Variety Show" to name a few. A versatile presenter and writer.
This writer and comedienne is a familiar presence on numerous programmes and took over the chair of QI from Stephen Fry.
Underwater Explorer, Extreme Diver, Climber, Skydiver and Adventurer
An enduring image from the the London 2012 Paralympics was the spectacular arrival of the Paralympic flame via zip wire, carried by disabled Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend. Joe lost both legs in Afghanistan when an IED exploded yet takes part in Iron Man competitions now! His story of courage is truly inspirational.
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
Round-the-world yachtsman with a background in psychology. An inspiring motivator on teamwork and leadership.
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.
Beverley Turner is a popular sports and lifestyle presenter on numerous terrestrial and satellite channels. Married to James Cracknell, she is a popular host for corporate events and bit of a techy!
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.
Marketing director of Seven Investment Management, Justin is also one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio, and in the press.
Justin Urquhart Stewart
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.
Head Coach of UK Athletics who has transformed it, making sweeping changes which have made a dramatic impact on performance. His mission is to take the UK team to its most successful Olympics ever.
Charles Van Commenee
Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.His inspiring sessions and lectures on world trends, technology and marketing have been attended by over 420,000 people.
Richard van Hooijdonk
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
Stephen Venables one of the best known mountaineers of his generation and the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. He is also a highly successful photographer, writer, and motivational speaker.
Well known football pundit and former England manager. Popular for corporate events as a motivational speaker, for after dinner entertainment or as a pundit.
Very experienced radio and TV presenter. Jeremy now presents The Jeremy Vine Show on Channel 5, alongside his own daily BBC Radio 2 show for which he was won a Sony Award (radio's Oscars).
Carol is not only a national treasure from 'Countdown' and other TV hits, she is the best selling children’s education author of all time in the UK with her Maths, Science and English books. Carol is also a qualified pilot and holds a senior honoury position in the RAF. Carol is a formidable intellect and much sought after on the corporate market.
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
Channel 4 and BBC Sport broadcaster with more than 15 years experience in TV. He has memorably commentated on snooker, the 2012 Paralympics and 2016 Rio Olympics.
Carole Walker is a high-profile journalist and presenter with an inside knowledge of politics, excellent contacts and a keen understanding of policies and legislation. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a BBC Political Correspondent, and now presents the late show on Times Radio, including the nightly paper review.
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
Humphrey has been developing high performing teams and leaders for the last 30 years and specialises in developing winning teams and leaders within complex and competitive environments.
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.
Multi-award winning magician, he was the Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2009 and was chosen as the opening act at the Magic Circle’s 100th Birthday celebrations, performing in front of 1000 magicians from around the world.
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.
One of Britain's most highly regarded and versatile journalists and presenters, best known for Newsnight. On a lighter note, she was a finalist on Celebrity Masterchef and also hosted BBC cookery quiz A Question of Taste. In an after dinner setting she is remarkably lighthearted and amusing, drawing on broadcast anecdotes and experiences of the people she has interviewed over the years.
In 1999 Pam's life as a financial advisor was turned upside down when she was severely injured in the Paddington Rail Crash. She pulled through, after scores of operations, to become a leading campaigner for improving rail safety. Pam’s keynote speech delivers a motivating strategic message about overcoming the odds. Her years of leadership experience shine through in a carefully crafted speech that will inspire, uplift, energise and get the audience thinking. She shows how with teamwork, grit, determination and heart you can take on a challenge, however big or small. She provides a simple message of keeping things in perspective while thinking smarter, bigger, and going beyond what’s expected. Pam offers audiences not just inspiration but actual strategies to employ to overcome challenges.
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.
International rower for GB and Olympic champion. She won gold in the women's double scull with Katherine Grainger at the London 2012 Olympics. A confident, well-spoken and multi-talented individual who is an accustomed public speaker.
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.
BBC Newsnight political editor who was previously at the Guardian as Chief Political Correspondent and European Editor based in Brussels
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.
Fashion Model, Sports journalist, and co-presenter on the Sky Sports television show Good Morning Sports Fans.
Olivia J. Wayne
Premier league football referee Howard Webb became a household name when he refereed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the final, in South Africa.
Justin presents the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 having returned from the States where he was North America Editor. He is a popular conference and awards host.
Resident gaming expert on Channel 5's The Gadget Show.
Adrian is author of Polar Bear Pirates and their Quest to Reach Fat City, with its cast of characters to be found in every workplace. Originally a policeman, then head of a successful IT sales team, Adrian shows how to create winning environments and how to deal with the “Neg Ferrets" trying to block your path. He also presents virtual keynotes to clients.
Won 4 Gold Medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the 5000m and 1500m and is considered by many to be one of the best wheelchair athletes in the world. He won 4 medals (including 2 Gold medals) at the 2008 Paralympic Games, which was his third Games, and previous won Silver at the Athens Games in 2004.
David Weir CBE
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.
Falklands Veteran who suffered 46% burns to his body, Simon is an inspirational and motivational speaker whose message is one of overcoming adversity and how you can take on any challenges thrown at you. He also has a great sense of humour and can command an audience (he has real presence and has achieved legendary status in many ways), while managing to keep it light.
Jon White is an inspirational speaker, leadership consultant and property developer. A former Royal Marine, Jon lost three limbs when an IED exploded in Afghanistan. His story is an inspirational journey about how he overcame those injuries, on the way designing his own property and appearing on the TV Series Grand Designs and Grand Designs Revisited. A leadership consultant, Jon has interviewed many high level leaders including Kofi Annan, General Breedlove USAF and John Carter CEO TP Gp, on their thoughts about leadership. He has also successfully lobbied the government to improve their policy on veterans' prosthetic care.
Charlene presents the main ITV Weekend News, ITV London bulletins, and co presents News at Ten.
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
Former MP, broadcaster, author and guest speaker, Ann Widdecombe won the hearts of the nation with her performances on Strictly Come Dancing.
One of the greatest heroes of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Bradley has won seven Olympic medals, including four Golds. He was also the first British winner of the Tour de France in its 109-year history.
Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE
Legendary punk rocker and successful businesswoman who is still going strong in her 50s. Talks about the music industry, how it has evolved and how she has adapted and constantly reinvented herself, so to remain relevant, and successful, in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Had a number 2 album in the Amazon charts back in 2019!
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.
Sian Williams was BBC Breakfast's presenter for seven years, presenting the programme alongside Bill Turnbull. She is a key member of the BBC's newsreading team and presents Saturday Live on Radio 4.
Popular presenter on Good Morning Britain and This Morning as well as resident counsellor on Channel 4’s hit programme, “Celebs Go Dating”. Anna is an ambassador for Childline and is a trained counsellor. She is author of "Breaking Mad: The Insider’s Guide to Conquering Anxiety" which draws on her own experiences of Anxiety which almost derailed her career; she’s followed up with “Breaking Mum and Dad” charting her battle with post natal depression.
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.
After Dinner Speaker and awards host, Quentin is a Former Top Gear and Fifth Gear host. He is one of the best-known motoring authorities in the UK and an established television personality who specialises in consumer journalism. Particularly keen on green motoring!
Former Sky News presenter, Andrew covered almost every major conflict around the world, from Kuwait to Bosnia, and from Haiti to Chechnya.
Alexandra first came into the public eye when she was mistaken for a defendant three times on the same day in court. She has made it her mission to challenge discrimination in the courtroom. She has used her knowledge of this discrimination to talk on radio on BBC News, ITV News, Good Morning Britain and Women’s Hour to name but a few.
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.
Matt 'Poet with a Punch' Windle is a poet by day and boxer by night. He uses his words along with his sport to make an impact in young persons lives.
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.
Polar explorer who, in January 2012, became one of only eight people in history to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole.
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.
As a consequence of having cancer as a teenager he had his leg amputated but despite this he has competed in European, World and Paralympic Championships. As a keynote speaker Marc is known for his inspiring story, 'Path To Gold', which is delivered in a self deprecating, humorous and moving manner Marc has presented to companies all over the world.
Sir Clive Woodward OBE, former English Rugby Union player and former coach of the England Rugby Union team. He introduced business principles whilst coaching, transforming the traditional practices and making them the winners of the World Cup in 2003. Woodward is a highly sought after speaker on peak performance and team management.
Clive Woodward OBE
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.
Her story is a testament to hard work, courage and determination. Martine lost both legs in the explosion on the London underground on 7/7 in 2005 but considers herself to be a lucky woman. She took part in the London 2012 Paralympics in the Sitting Volleyball and is now a passionate campaigner for the families of the victims of the 7/7 bombing.
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.
Gina Yashere - Stand Up Comedian, Actor and Presenter who has made a name for herself in the USA. Has appeared on various TV shows and can currently be seen on the CBS sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola which she also co-writes.
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.
Kirsty Young is the presenter of Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 and former presenter of Crimewatch and Channel 5 News. She is the president of UNICEF UK.
Toby Young is one of Britain's best-known journalists and is a regular contributor to publications such as the Evening Standard and The Spectator magazine. His book "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" was turned into a Hollywood film.