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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The Retail Champion. Best selling author, regular TV commentator, business influencer and entrepreneur.
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
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Ed has also done workshops.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
Steve holds the fastest blind man, land speed record (172mph), and is the former holder of the World Junior Blind Sprint Title.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Broadcaster, philosopher, best-selling author, journalist and TED global speaker. Speaks about 'a kinder, gentler philosophy of success'.
Alain de Botton
His fast moving presentations powerfully teach client engagement skills. He has worked with blue chip companies as well as international sports teams.
Bernie De Souza
David is a football entrepreneur and successful businessman who speaks about the business of football and the formation of the Premier League, of which he was a key instigator. The Premier League is now the most successful football league in the world while the story of its inception takes in subjects such as change and communication.
Algerian-born French solo rock climber and mountaineer. The first woman to complete a solo ascent of the north face of the Eiger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitness expert and adventurer, best known for becoming the first person in history to swim 1780 miles in 157 days around Great Britain.
Conference speaker, boardroom coach and author of "What Can Chief Executives Learn From Stand-Up Comedians?"
Roger Edward Jones
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, both for people transitioning themselves, and demystifying for the rest of us.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Former John Lewis Chairman who talks about corporate turnaround, business competitiveness and retailing.
An internationally recognised speaker, author and business coach who helps individuals, teams, and organisations develop a more entrepreneurial mindset for success. His best-selling book is Black Hole Focus.
Business improvement specialist, author, consultant, speaker and an expert on customer service, culture and competitiveness.
Co-founder of the business transformation organisation Insight with Passion, the only female non-exec director in Rugby league for the Bradford Bulls and Tesco Enterprising Mum of the Year 2013. Founder of the Positive Image campaign. A businesswoman who regularly appears on TV and is in demand as a business and motivational speaker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global adventurer who overcame serious road accident injuries to climb Everest and cycle round the world. Motivational and inspirational.
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.
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
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Achieved the first non stop solo circumnavigation of the globe. Inspiring motivational speaker.
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.
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.
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.
Gary Leboff - world class business coach and sports psychologist who is a popular public speaker and has a monthly column in Golf Monthly.
Super mum, social influencer and fashion blogger @Stylemesunday. Natalie is passionate about her #WarriorWoman project, taking personal experiences as well as what she is seeing in the world today, and trying to create a positive environment for women to share and support one another via social media and beyond. She is also a great lover of fashion and trends and has a unique and fashion-forward way of taking high-street clothing and styling it in exciting and new ways.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Around the world skipper and extraordinary female sailor.
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!
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!
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
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).
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.
Inspirational choirmaster whose fronted numerous programmes building choirs with people from various walks of life.
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
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.
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 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 paratrooper, SAS soldier and adventurer Tom was the first person ever to row the Atlantic Ocean single handed from Canada to Ireland.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Three-time Winter Olympian and Sochi Winter Olympic 2014 curling silver medallist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Owen O’Kane is a Psychotherapist, former NHS Clinical Lead for mental health and Sunday Times Bestselling Author.
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).
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker
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.
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.
Ever popular former judge on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Arlene is an enormously successful international theatre director, choreographer and TV presenter
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.
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.
GP and medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show and presenter of Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Jez Rose turns ordinary conferences, awards ceremonies, training workshops and keynote speaker slots into extraordinary, unforgettable experiences.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Prossional 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Record breaking explorer who trekked alongside Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Brilliant inspirational speaker.
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
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
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.
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.
Fiona holds the record as the fastest person to reach the South Geographic Pole unsupported.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Polar explorer who, in January 2012, became one of only eight people in history to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole.
YO! Entrepreneur. Having started with sushi restaurants, Simon's latest project - Yotels have been launched at Gatwick, Heathrow, Amsterdam and, most recently, New York.
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
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.
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.