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Flo & Joan are the multi-award winning British musical comedy duo, and sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey
Flo & Joan
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless!
Lost Voice Guy
Nima is a BBC World presenter and respected middle eastern journalist based in Dubai.
Up and coming comedian who has supported the likes of Milton Jones and performed around the world. On TV James has appeared on Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, Qi, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave's One Night Stand, The John Bishop Show and Josh.
Maisie is a young comedian hailing from Yorkshire whose anecdotal material and witty charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country. She also is a writer and appears on many TV panel shows – recently co hosted a virtual with Josh Widdicombe to great acclaim.
Jayde Adams is an Award-winning comedian, actress and proud Bristolian. She will star in her first major acting role this year in a BBC 2 series called "Alma's Not Normal" and has also appeared in Good Omens on the BBC this year.
BBC Test Match Special commentator affectionately known as 'Aggers'. A former professional cricketer with Leicestershire, Aggers is very much voice of summer for many!
Former Athlete and renowned motivational speaker. Kriss is a 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion.
Sometime actor and comedian who's been on McIntyre's Roadshow and Live at the Apollo. Terry's act is unique: a mixture of the surreal, part physical comedy, part beatbox, infused with clever satire and even the odd observation. Was on Let's Dance for Sport Relief as Tina Turner and has been in Eastenders.
Comedian, writer and presenter renowned for his withering, Joan Rivers-eque put downs! Can currently be seen on Bake Off Extra Slice, plus the Professionals spin off
A brilliant impressionist (he was a semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent) who has good corporate /awards experience. As a Voice of God he can either present it straight, or add some voices and comedy as required.
Stephen K Amos is supremely warm and wickedly funny with an ability to charm onlookers right into the palm of his hand. A natural for corporate events he is always in demand. TV appearances include "Mock The Week", "Have I Got News For You" and "QI".
Stephen K Amos
Popular impressionist from the BAFTA award winning show The Big Impression (BBC1) as well as her highly acclaimed sketch show Ronni Ancona & Co, also for the BBC. She’s also an accomplished actress most recently appearing in Last Tango in Halifax.
Clive Anderson presents Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4. He is a former lawyer who is a popular corporate host and after dinner speaker.
Actor and comedian who presents Pointless on BBC1. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller but he has also found fame in dramas and sitcoms. A regular host on Have I Got News for You.
TV/radio/online journalist, producer, presenter, writer, motivational speaker, business and ideas person who really understands, and can communicate with a sense of humour, the world of social media and digital communications.
Financial adviser and media pundit. Emmanuel is recognised for providing his expertise on Channel 4 Save Well Spend Better, BBC1 programme’s Your Money, Your Life, Watchdog, Morning Live and Rip Off Britain, alongside ITV’s This Morning.
Mike enjoyed an illustrious career that saw him graduate from Cambridge University to England captain via Lancashire CCC, accumulating 115 Test caps and 7,728 runs (at 37.69) in the process.
Mike Atherton OBE
Best known for The IT Crowd, he has presented numerous travel documentaries and has recently become the new host of The Crystal Maze.
Shaista Aziz has worked as a communications specialist for a number of international organisations including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam. She has also worked extensively across the Middle East, Pakistan, East and West Africa. Also a stand up comedian!
Came to fame on TV as one half of the comedy duo Baddiel & Skinner, with Frank Skinner. As well as being a highly successful post-alternative comedian and TV personality, David has written numerous books for both adults and children as well as a comedy film "The Infidel".
Bill is one of the country's best loved comedians. His unique brand of stand-up and musical comedy has taken him around the world and earned him a huge international fanbase. Bill is also a TV presenter, personality and was Winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2020.
Stephen's friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK's most exciting up and coming comedy acts. He also has been a series regular on "Weekend with Aled" (ITV) and "Big Brother's Bit On The Side" (C5)
Cognitive psychologist and one of the foremost specialists in leadership performance. Javier helps organisations to build powerful alignment between their beliefs, intentions, promises and actions.
Stand up comedian, actor, singer and musician and a regular on panel shows including Buzzcocks. His debut show in Edinburgh was a hit, with his own brand of observational comedy, mixed with Jazz outbursts.
Poet, comedian and maths geek. Harry brings a fresh approach to comedy and poetry.
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".
Dragon's Den panelist. A poverty-stricken childhood steeled Duncan's drive to make his fortune from an early age. From an ice cream van he changed the course of his life, going from being the king of the '99' to a successful businessmen with interests spanning property, health clubs and hotels.
Duncan Bannatyne OBE
Up and coming comedian in the style of Jo Brand. Good all round fun.Has been on Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Alistair Barrie is a comedian, actor, writer and MC. Member of The Cutting Edge team at The Comedy Store. In addition to performing his own stand up he writes regularly for TV and radio comedy shows.
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.
Author of The Dark Net and Radicals and Director of the Centre for the analysis of social media ,Jamie speaks expertly on important topics such as cyber security, internet cultures and surveillance technology.
Helen Bauer is a brilliant comedian and award nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer in 2019.
Former Rugby player who has gone on to have a multi faceted career taking in roles in Harry Potter and presenting World’s Strongest Man and Crimewatch, as well as Rugby. At 6”10, he certainly has presence, and has become a fixture on the corporate circuit.
Brilliant Irish comedian, writer and actor whose credits include QI, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Brilliant comedian, raconteur and mind coach. Cally is a senior media exec by day, and stand up by night, so understands events from both client and performer side. Currently Cally is offering an inspiring discussion based workshop to clients for groups of up to 25 people. These are done on a Zoom based platform and titled "Negotiating With Your Lockdown Demons".
Popular comedian who plays on his working class roots. An ever increasing number of credits including 8 Out of 10 Cat, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Sports presenter who has covered some major events including the Burghley Horse Trials, British Touring Car Championships, Royal Ascot and the Grand National. Lead presenter on ITV Racing.
Scott is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK stand up circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. Also an established writer who has written for the likes of Jason Manford. We saw Scott on a showcase a couple of weeks’ ago, and was the stand out act of the night.
An ambassador for social awareness, Munroe utilities the power of social media, television and film to inspire and educate others on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics. Most recently was appointed an UN Women UK Changemaker.
Broke the now legendary Watergate story, with fellow journalist Bob Woodward, which led to the resignation of President Nixon. A keynote speaker on American political/media culture.
Bob is probably the only person ever to have been awarded an MBE by the Queen for after dinner speaking. Has made appearances on Countdown and has lots of sporting stories …always a hit with men of a certain age!
Bob 'the Cat' Bevan MBE
Best known for his roles in Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No. 42, Sanjeev is an experienced actor and screenwriter who is chancellor of Canterbury University . A popular awards host, presenter and speaker.
Iconic former cricket umpire with a nice line in anecdotes that underline his status as a professional Yorkshireman
One of the best-known faces on television in Scotland, presenting the BBC's Reporting Scotland and a regular on their election and Hogmanay coverage.
Andrew Bird is a top headline comedy act, up and down the country and has performed all round the world.
Markus Birdman is a brilliant stand up who works across the Globe telling jokes, stories and anecdotes. A hit at all the major Comedy Festivals. Markus spoke at our Speaker Drinks on in January 2019.
Liverpool comedian with his own BBC 1 Show whose break through came on Michael McIntyre's TV show. His gift for storytelling and his own unique brand of observational humour make him a top choice for corporate events
Legendary actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning a distinguished and varied career, which has encompassed all media. Brian is now one of this country's best known and most highly respected actors.
Brian Blessed OBE
Henry Blofeld is an Eton-educated former cricket commentator dubbed Blowers by the Test Match Special team. An authority on cricket, he's written several books on the subject and is an entertaining after dinner speaker.
Henry Blofeld OBE
Former Home Secretary and a leading Blairite who, despite being blind from birth, was highly regarded as an effective reformer and parliamentarian
A stand-up comedian and speaker who was also a professional footballer. A regular on Sky Sports, and son of legendary club comedian, Stan.
Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and author of 'Which Way's Up? The future for coalition Britain and how to get there'. Nick's themes for public speaking include the future of the coalition; modernising the tory brand; brics -an opportunity for Britain
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.
Broadcaster and writer Edith Bowman has been working in TV and radio for over 20 years.
An established and memorable name in the world of comedy, he is the sometimes controversial comedian best known from BBC2's Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. He's appeared on many comedy shows including They Think It's All Over and Have I Got News For You.
One of the triumphant members of the World Cup winning England team. Since retiring he's taken part in Dancing on Ice and is a regular sports pundit.
Ray Bradshaw is an exciting comedian who created a ground breaking show performing in both sign language and English which enabled hundreds of deaf people to come to a comedy show for the first time.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRSL, FRTS (born 6 October 1939) is a British author and broadcaster best known for the London Weekend Television (LWT) arts programme The South Bank Show, which he wrote and produced for 30 years. He is also known for his many programmes on BBC Radio 4, including Start the Week, which he presented for ten years, In Our Time, and The Routes of English, a history of the English language.
Popular comedian and actress who has been on everything from Question Time to Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo etc. A safe pair of hands for corporate events who knows the boundaries.
Katy Brand is a Comedian, Actor and writer. She has been writing and performing from a very young age and starred in her own award winning ITV sketch show “Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show” which ran for three series. Since then has published three books and written a film screenplay.
Author and One Show contributor, not to mention former MP, actor and all round polymath. A hugely popular choice for corporate events such as after dinner speaking, awards hosting and more. Particularly good for international audiences.
Benet is an expert on persuasion - the power of language to move, to delight and to teach. An accomplished performer, his workshops and keynotes on putting that power in your hands are as entertaining as they are educational, and work equally well in an after dinner setting. Son of Gyles, they share both looks and a similar sense of humour…
Benet Brandreth QC
Everyone's favourite impressionist who is a popular choice for corporate events.
Glaswegian comedian who has been on many TV shows including Michael McIntyre and Stand Up for the Week and now has his own show.
A regular on TV and radio with credits including Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI. He has also had his own show on Radio 4.
Lord Brocket first hit the headlines when he was sent to prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud an insurance company. He served two and a half years in seven prisons. The former army lieutenant says his time in prison was something which, whilst he wouldn't wish to repeat it, made him a much better person, with a much greater tolerance of others.
Adger Brown is one of the most versatile comedians on the mainstream circuit of cabaret and variety. A veteran of the after-dinner circuit and a consummate professional, he has performed with many sports stars and celebrities at events up and down the country.
Beginning life as an underground rapper Doc Brown, Ben Bailey Smith has diversified profoundly, moving into mainstream TV and film acting, stand up, screen writing and children’s books. He has a host of notable television performances under his belt including a starring role in ITV’s Law & Order, C4’s The Inbetweeners and Derek, BBC thriller Hunted, BBC comedies Rev, Miranda, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Apollo and ITV’s Midsomer Murders, and is highly regarded for his ongoing work with Ricky Gervais.
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.
Frank Bruno is possibly the most popular boxer Britain has ever produced. A loveable personality, he sprung to prominence during his interviews with BBC Television's Harry Carpenter.
Nick Bryant is the BBC's New York & United Nations correspondent. Before that he was posted in Washington, Delhi and Sydney. One of the BBC's most senior correspondents he's reported from the White House, the Kremlin, Downing Street, Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula, Rwanda, the Middle East and the UN.
Rob Brydon is a welsh actor, writer, singer and comedian. His characters include Marion and Geoff and Keith Barret amongst others! Known for performing with Steve Coogan on the hit BBC TV series "The Trip".
Up and coming award winning Scottish comedian.
arriving on our TV screens in 2010 Paul cemented a career of over twenty years hard work as an impressionist and comedian with the exposure and recognition he had always wanted, reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.
Brilliant silhouette artist. Perfect for corporate events, drinks receptions and dinners.Also a great after dinner speaker on the history of Silhouette Artistry.
Greg Burns is a Radio DJ, Comedian and a brilliant host for any corporate event. Currently can be heard on "Hit Radio"
CEO of WGSN, former Global Editorial Director of HuffPost Lifestyle and editor-in-chief of the news website The Huffington Post UK.
Popular Irish comedian with big followings in the UK and Australia. A team captain on Mock the Week who has appeared on everything from Question Time to Live at the Apollo.
Popular Irish comedian who is a regular at comedy festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal and Melbourne.
Combining off-beat jokes with songs about dying pets and choice fatigue, Pat Cahill's unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win a fistful of awards. His speciality is dry, absurd philosophical theories and silly songs.
Actor, theatre director, writer and biographer. Renowned for his mastery of Dickens and Shakespeare.His films include Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View, Amadeus and Shakespeare in Love.
Feisty Glaswegian who gave up a lucrative career in corporate law to become a comedian. She is a stand up comic, writer, TV Presenter and actress who hosts a number of events and custom write after dinner speeches for corporate events. Most recently seen hosting Great British Menu on BBC Two.
Former No 10 Spin Doctor for Tony Blair and prolific writer, having published his diaries and books on mental health. A regular contributor to the media, he has talked openly about his depression and the mental breakdown he suffered in his late twenties. Currently editor at large of The New European.
Brilliant comedian and writer with deadpan delivery and superb observations he spins into flights of fancy.
Jimmy hosts 8 out of 10 Cats on Channel 4 and is a regular on many panel shows. He tours tirelessly, while in the corporate market he is in constant demand as a speaker and host.
Brilliant comedian who started out as a folk singer. Has had numerous programmes on TV over the years, including most recently as host of Golden Balls. Lesser known is he owned the production company behind Who Wants to be a Millionaire?!
Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live broadcasters in the UK. After retiring from professional tennis in 1992, the former men’s singles UK No. 1 has gone on to work with the UKs most respected broadcasting companies including Sky, the BBC, ITV, Smooth radio and LBC. Castle currently hosts LBC’s weekend breakfast show covering a range of major stories both in the UK and worldwide.
Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio. Within his first few years on stage, he had picked up various accolades and coveted plaudits including the Chortle Student Comic of the Year award and Broadcast Hotshot and written and starred in a pilot for Paramount Comedy (now Comedy Central) entitled The Nathan Caton Show.
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.
The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a good time. A brilliant and versatile comedian, Jo is particularly adept at tailoring her material to the event in hand. TV Credits include Apollo and HIGNFY.
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.
Son of a Malawian policeman, his comedy career began in Canada, moved to South African and he now lives in Manchester. Came 3rd in Britain's Got Talent 2017, but don’t hold that against him, he is great comic!
Comedian and actor who started out as a performance poet. He is possibly best known as Dave Lister in Red Dwarf, and Lloyd in Coronation Street. Now a renowned DJ, with a show on 6 Music.
Brilliant Chinese Comedian. Having dropped out of a Cambridge Mathematics degree, he became a professional poker player and bring an analytical approach to comedy.
A highly popular member of the 1980's English Rugby Team, as a prop forward he played for Bath Rugby Football Club winning a host of medals.
British comedian and actor of Indian descent. Host of Ch4's Stand Up for the Week and has appeared on Live At The Apollo. Described by Eastern Eye as a "dangerous comic genius".
Winner of the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award for the best show at Edinburgh with her feminist comedy show 'A Bic for Her'. A regular on TV and radio comedy shows.
New Zealand born stand up comic and host. Also part of the Cabernet of Comedy which he presents with vintner Giles Walker Smith.
Former CNN International Correspondent who is comfortable chairing conferences and speaking on world issues
Veteran Conservative MP and former cabinet minister who has served in a number of administrations as Chancellor, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Justice Minister; keen jazz fan
Popular Scottish comedian who presents Capital FM in Scotland's breakfast show, a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and regular contributor to Youth TV.
Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, Ray Clemmence is a popular performer on the after dinner circuit.
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
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. He’s been on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and is also often seen on Eight out of Ten Cats and Mock The Week.
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.
BBC Legal Editor and Law in Action presenter who is also a comedy writer! Can speak seriously about Brexit, but equally comfortable with a witty anecdotal speech.
Former musician with The Communards who left the went on to become a Church of England Vicar in rural Northamptonshire! Now best known for hosting R4's Saturday Live, and even appeared on Strictly Come Dancing a few years’ back.
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.
Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, actress Joan Collins has international star quality. An icon and a living legend, her career has evolved into superstar status. She has appeared in over 60 films and dozens of TV series, including Dynasty - the highest rated TV drama of all time.
Canadian comedian, now living in the UK, with a unique story telling style. He has appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and received rave reviews in Edinburgh.
Philip Collins is a former columnist on The Times and the chief executive of the writing and rhetoric company The Draft. In 2021 Philip’s sixth book “To Be Clear” was released. It's an inspiring manual for all companies and communicators to speak or write clearly and renounce the boring jargon of contemporary business writing.
The Comedy Store Players are the improvisational team that inspired the hugely successful Channel 4 series Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted by Clive Anderson.
The Comedy Store Players
Stand Up Comedian & Awards Host, Roisin Conaty is a rising star comedian - recently appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Taskmaster and Have I Got news For you. She was also winner of the Fosters Comedy Award in 2010.
Paul Connolly is an investigative broadcast journalist, television presenter and documentary maker. Specialising in covert filming and undercover work. His new series "Undercover: Nailing The Fraudsters" started in February 2018 on Channel 5.
Peter Conradi has worked in national and international journalism for more than three decades. As Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times and a former foreign correspondent, he can speak authoritatively on many aspects of international affairs.
A charismatic keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his personal knowledge of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses and consumers. Alexis is an assured host, and also an actor having had roles in The Durrells.
Former boxing champion and one of Britain's great sporting characters. He had 39 fights with 34 wins and was British and European Champion. He had three successful defences before retiring in 1980 and as an actor has appeared in the West End in â€œBlood Brothersâ€.
Modern ventriloquist and stand up, who has a host of puppets including old favourite Monkey. Absolutely brilliant, great fun and a bit different.
Popular comedy actor whose Alan Partridge character has entered popular consciousness. Runs his own production company, Baby Cow. Doesn't do many corporates, but can be persuaded on occasion to do a turn as Alan.
BBC World Service presenter who has had extensive experience reporting across the world. Speaks Russian.
Naomi Cooper is an up and coming comedian who has performed all across the UK. One of my choices from the Fringe in 2018, very approachable yet with hidden depths. Was a hit at our Speaker Drinks in 2019. Did 3 virtuals for us in the Autumn (including 2 from our studio) and was very impressed.
An acclaimed writer, critic, columnist and television presenter. He regularly writes for The Times and most recently he co-presented Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby.
A career diplomat with particular knowledge and experience of the Middle East and south-east Asia. Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles has been British Ambassador in Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Now working for BAE Systems as international business development director in the Middle East and south-east Asia.
Seasoned broadcaster and print journalist. Prior to being Chief Political Correspondent for Sky News, he was at the BBC and before then he had been political editor of the Sunday Express, the Daily Express and Home Affairs correspondent at the Sunday Times.
Comedian, writer and actor who won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2009. Now a regular on TV and on the stand up circuit, Fergus supported Russell Kane on tour in 2011.
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.
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.
Popular stand-up comedian who has been on Michael McIntyre and had his own show on Radio 4.
Star of The Impression Show with Debra Stephenson and Dead Ringers on BBC, Jon has a catalogue of over 350 impressions and is regarded by many to be the best impressionist in the UK. He is brilliant for award ceremonies, after-dinner speaking and personal appearances.
Former MP and minister who is now a popular broadcaster and author. Recently appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.
Journalist and award-winning political columnist, was Sunday Telegraph political columnist for 19 years, and former editor of the Spectator. Author of several books. Broadcast work includes Newsnight's film on David Cameron on the eve of the 2015 general election.
Iain Dale is one of Britain’s leading political commentators, with a daily show on LBC. He has been a contributing editor for GQ Magazine and currently writes for various national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Spectator and Attitude. In 2019 he chaired the Tory Leadership hustings between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
His 1976 New Faces win propelled him to TV, followed by his own show and a couple of sitcoms before becoming a game show host with Big Break and The Generation Game.
He continues to work for the BBC on a freelance basis, covering the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and in the summer of 2012 could be heard commentating on the women's hockey. He has also appeared as a guest panellist on the long-running BBC game show, Call My Bluff.
Comedian, actor and QI panellist. An assured presence at corporate events.
Writer and performer 6' 8" Greg is fast becoming one of the UK's most popular comics. Best known as the psychotic head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners he has also appeared on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Buzzcocks, Opinionated and Would I Lie to You.
LLB (Hons)Barrister and author of 'How to be Great at the Stuff you Hate: the straight-talking guide to persuading, selling & networking Nick established The Really Great Training Company in 2008.
Originally called to the bar, Graham has forged a great reputation as a corporate presenter, facilitator and speaker. Has provided media and presentation training to most of the Cabinet.
Marlon Davis is a talented comedian, improviser and actor whose recent TV appearances include BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live.
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.
Legendary snooker player who is renowned for his dry wit. Steve has also been a successful pool and poker player. He's also a radio DJ, and has played at Glastonbury!.
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.
Former HR manager who has been in comedy for 20 years. Stand up performer and writer for shows such as Have I Got News For you and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Zoe De Pass is a London based fashion and lifestyle content creator who has changed negative connotations about how mums dress and the way that brands view the mum demographic.
Zoe De Pass
Winner of Chortle's Student Comedian Award in 2007 Tom has done stand up in Edinburgh taking part in longest running group comedy show the Comedy Zone. He has hosted his own show on Radio One and appeared on BBC2's Rob Brydon Show.
Young Glaswegian Larry who is in hot demand. He won the Amused Moose Comedy Competition in Edinburgh this year having previously been Scottish comedian of the Year.
Since The Jack Dee Show hit the small screen in February 1992, its eponymous star has become a household name. He wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Lead Balloon, and started the whole Live at the Apollo phenomenon!
Popular musical comedian famed for his use of a loop pedal (like Ed Sheeran uses) to become a one man band! Great fun and a bit different.
Comedy writer and razor sharp one-liner comedian, widely regarded as being one of the most quotable comics on the circuit.
Award-winning writer, author and broadcaster. A controversialist and public speaker who has dabbled in politics. Best known for his weekly column in The Spectator and his blogs for Breitbart London.
Lawyer and businesswoman who has been no stranger to the front pages. Fascinating and enigmatic, this highly intelligent woman is an interesting speaker and host.
Actor and comedian, possibly best known for gameshows but more recently seen in theatre and on Coronation Street.
Popular comedian and actor best known for Mock the Week, Outnumbered and as one half of Punt & Dennis.
A passion for words has taken Susie from Editorial Director at Oxford University Press to Countdown. Her mission is to help people appreciate the power of words in all forms of communication.
Omid Djalili is a stand up comedian and actor. He has had his own show on BBC One and been featured on Live at the Apollo. On the big screen he has appeared along side the likes of Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.
Lord Michael Dobbs is best known as the writer of House of Cards, the Netflix series that was originally adapted by the BBC. Michael was an advisor to numerous prime ministers including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron and now sits in the Upper House
Best known as the host of Channel 4’s iconic comedy series Balls of Steel, Mark also fronted three hit series of globetrotting documentaries of The World’s …and Me in which he met the most extraordinary people on the planet. Inspired by the hit series, The World’s Most Extraordinary People …and Me was published in 2010 and became a Sunday Times bestseller. A follow-up edition, Do You Mind If I Put My Hand On It was released two years later.
Host of ITV’s unlikely hit “The Masked Singer” having been a finalist on 2017’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Also one of the most exciting comedians in the UK.
Former US National Security Advisor to President Obama. He provided the president's daily national security briefing and was responsible for the co-ordination and integration of the Administration's foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts.
Stacey Dooley- Popular Journalist, TV and Radio Presenter known for over 90 documentaries.
Senior Presenter and Correspondent for BBC World News TV and BBC World Service radio who is often deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. The Middle East is her speciality, having given a number of speeches in recent times on the Arab Spring, the rise of IS/Daesh and its aftermath.
Kitrina has won at every level in golf. As an amateur winning 5 County Championships in succession, the Scottish Girls, Portuguese Ladies and British Amateur Championships in 1982. She represented England in three home internationals, the European U23`s Team Championships, the Ladies European Team Championships and represented Great Britain in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy.
popular Irish TV presenter with numerous credits to his name including Tomorrow's World and the Holiday Programme and ITV rugby shows; excellent corporate host
A highly skilled film marketing professional who has worked closely with Steven Spielberg amongst many others. His talk could be entitled "How I Forrest Gumped my way to the top!" Hilarious, moving and motivational in equal measures. His book "50 Things" out now is a beautiful ode to having children and advice we could all give.
Former foreign correspondent (beats have covered the US and Middle East) who is now a regular contributor to BBC news, including Radio 4’s Royal coverage.
Stand up comic, author, actress and the first woman to win the Perrier Award. Regularly featured on TV in Grumpy Old Women, This Morning and Loose Women and in theatre, including the acclaimed Vagina Monologues.
US comedian and writer who splits his time between here and the States. Alex is one of the comedy industry’s fastest rising young stars. Previous winner of the Fosters Comedy Award for best newcomer.
Frances's latest book, "Winning The Game of Life" suggests tools for personal success and motivation and embraces techniques employed by many of Britain's foremost captains of industry and top sportsmen and women. Author and highly talented public speaker who speaks 6 languages.
Winner of the 2018 Amused Moose comedy award, Tania Edwards is a hugely talented stand-up comedian and writer.
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
Anarchist Cook and a performer like no other. A unique stand up comedian who often cooks using hotel-room equipment (iron, kettle, trouser-press etc.)
Rachel is an International conference speaker and author. As an executive leadership coach she works with individuals and teams in commercial, public and third sector organisations. She was awarded an MBE: 'For the promotion of human rights and the self-empowerment of women in Afghanistan’.
Rachel Ellison MBE
Former editor of Glamour magazine, the highest-selling monthly women's magazine in Britain and Europe and now Editor of YOU Magazine. Jo has won editor of the year 5 times and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and corporate events about the magazine business, women in business and finding the right work/life balance.
Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. A former member of the Newsnight presenting team. He also anchored BBC News 24 since 1997 and reported for news and documentary programmes across Europe, Russia, China and North and South America.
Ieuan has made seven appearances for the British Lions and is a member of the elite band of Triple Lions Tourists, touring in Australia 1989, New Zealand 1993 and South Africa 1997, where a groin injury ended his trip prematurely.
Les flew Concorde with British Airways as a Senior First Officer for 4 years between 1999 and its end of service in 2003. He was privileged to fly the last commercial Concorde service from London to New York in October 2003.
Commanding a strong stage presence and an excellent audience rapport, John exudes professionalism to captivate audiences everywhere. A regular on the corporate circuit he has spoken for numerous companies and trade associations.
Established act on the stand-up comedy circuit and well known to listeners of Radio 4 comedy programmes. TV includes The Michael McIntyre Roadshow and Celebrity Mastermind; most recently heard on Radio 4's Simon Evans Goes to Market in which he satirised business markets such as property and oil.
Pippa is a very experienced corporate performer. She’s a brilliant stand up and a regular on The Now Show, in addition to other guest appearances on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and Just A Minute. Pippa is able to write and perform a song tailored to the awards so there’s a strong element of personalisation available which always goes down brilliantly.
The distinctive voice of Clive Everton has been heard commentating on snooker for the BBC and other broadcasters since 1978.
Former Lord Treasurer, and member of Blair's inner circle (he has known Blair for over 35 years, and even shared a flat as students). Oversaw wholesale reform while a minister, when he was responsible for Â£10bn budgets and over 22,000 employees.
Brilliant football impressionist who has appeared on Football Focus, Soccer AM and Match of the Day having originally found fame on YouTube.
Legendary former captain of the Australian rugby union team which won the 1991 World Cup at Twickenham
Author and journalist best known for the companion books to the Downton Abbey TV drama series.
Nick Ferrari is the well known personality and radio presenter of the daily breakfast talk show on LBC. He has a media career that spans TV, radio and press. Known for his knowledge and love of tabloid stories, Nick Ferrari is an entertaining after dinner host!
Executive Editor, columnist and chief leader writer of The Times. He writes a popular weekly political column and "Fink Tank", a statistical column on football. A regular guest on Newsnight and The Daily Politics, Daniel is an engaging public speaker.
Daniel Finkelstein OBE
Michael Fish was Britain's longest-serving TV weather forecaster, and thanks to the 1987 hurrcane, probably the best known, before retiring in 2004. Still a recognisable face, he is an amusing after dinner speaker, and popular face for Personal Appearances.
Best known for taking on the banks in his Channel 4 challenge 'Bank of Dave'. An entrepreneur who now owns the biggest minibus supplier in Britain. A lively after dinner and business speaker.
From local radio to television, and from writing and presenting, David has a host of amusing stories from his diverse media career. A highly entertaining after dinner speaker
Eccentric Englishman who is an actor and performer. He has completed such feats as rowing the Channel in a bath as well as being one half of a Flanders and Swann tribute act.
Cockney comedian who is a regular in the clubs as well as TV appearances such as Michael McIntyre, Mock the Week etc.
Former British Ambassador to Lebanon. Was foreign policy adviser to PMs Blair, Brown and Cameron. Global Strategy Director for the Global Business Coalition for Education.
A member of the Henry Doubleday Research Association and the Soil Association, Bob practises what he preaches with his own organic garden in Norfolk. He lectures widely and can be heard on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.
BBC Five Live lunchtime show presenter. An experienced radio broadcaster and journalist who has covered many international events and reported on TV for Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and The One Show.
Former political adviser, Matt is passionate, opinionated and excitable. Writer, comedy stand up performer and a regular on Talksport radio, Matt's latest comedy show was a hit at the Edinburgh festival.
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.
Deborah Frances-White is an award-winning comedian, podcaster, screenwriter, public speaker and activist.
BBC Senior News Correspondent who was a foreign correspondent for over a decade in Nairobi, Rome and Paris. Now presents "Beyond 100 Days" alongside Katty Kay on BBC America that provides a global news round up but with an American spin.
Matt leads Channel 4's coverage of the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world. He was formerly anchor for BBC World News America bulletin and the BBC's Washington correspondent.
Stephen Fry is one of Bitain's most popular TV presenters, panel show hosts and multi-talented bon viveur
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.
Rising comedy stand up star who has become a regular on Mock The Week. He has supported Greg Davies on tour and appeared on Russell Howard's Good News Series.
Frank Gardner is the BBC'S security correspondent and was the first network TV journalist in Britain to cover the War on Terror full-time around the world which led to him being paralysed during a terrorist attack in Saudi. However, he has bounced back from that and determined to make the most of the rest of his life; he's even ski-ing again!
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.
Writer actor and director Ricky Gervais became the first British person to write an episode of the The Simpsons.
Former Director of Communications to Theresa May who talks candidly on what went wrong with her premiership and EU deal, and reflects on the current political turmoil.
Sir Robbie Gibb
Leslie was a runner up on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. A brilliant impressionist who always goes down well.
Welsh comedy sensation who is one of the UK's leading comedy talents. A regular on TV, featuring on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You? as well as hosting his own BBC series Ask Rhod Gilbert and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience.
Broadcaster, journalist and writer who has covered wars in the Middle East, Eritrea, Rhodesia, Somalia, Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
A former Digital Security Journalist of the Year, Misha is an author and journalist with a rich background in cyber security, geopolitics, criminology and broadcasting. His non fiction book, McMafia was turned into a thriller by the BBC.
The charming straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman is one of our country’s best performers. Appearances include Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, while acting credits include Bad Move with Jack Dee, and After Life with Ricky Gervais
Popular South African comedian who has toured extensively.
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!
Will Gompertz is the multi-talented, fabulously recognisable former Arts Editor for the BBC and world-renowned arts expert, imbued with charm and wit which, coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of Arts and Culture, makes him a uniquely entertaining speaker. Recently has taken the post of Director of Arts and Learning at The Barbican.
Professor of Politics and International Relations, and renowned researcher into British and European Politics, including immigration and extremism.
Telegraph journalist, columnist and features writer. Author of Mad Girl.
Renowned stand up comedian and author. Dave’s will write a bespoke piece about the event with accompanying PPT, like his shows.
Former England Cricket captain, and one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation. Recently retired as a commentator on Sky, he is an amusing speaker, and bit of a throwback to the Gentleman and Players era; David very much the former!
Known to millions around the world through his distinguished career as a main anchor on BBC World News, Nik is the co-author of the acclaimed book "Thinking the Unthinkable", which looks at why current leadership is struggling with the disruptions of Unthinkable events. An eye-opening keynote speaker, Nik is also a highly-sought-after conference host and moderator and very experienced at virtual events, gaining many plaudits during Lockdown.
Young, up and coming Eton and Oxford educated award winning comedian. A regular on 5 Live’s Fighting Talk among other programmes.
Popular Brighton based comedian who is a regular at the Comedy Store and Edinburgh Fringe.
Easy going and confident, he creates a natural rapport with the audience and a comfortable atmosphere with crowds of all ages.
Former Everton & Scottish Footballer, Andy is a Sky Sports Pundit and now based out of Qatar but has returned to commentate for several games for BT Sport - an after dinner speaker.
Comedian who has had his own hit shows at Edinburgh and has supported Russell Kane and Simon Day on tour. Has a noted online and web presence.
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
Former Rugby player who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2003. His speaking topics include leadership, teamwork, attitude and the importance of self-belief.
Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, presenter, actor and a choirboy. He has co-hosted "Soccer Am" every Saturday morning for Sky One/ Sky Sports alongside John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard since 2017. He is also one of the hosts of new Netflix comedy action game show "Flinch" with Desiree Burch and Seann Walsh.
Emma (@emmaguns) is the host of The Emma Guns Show podcast and an experienced journalist, specialising in beauty, wellness and first-person features who has written for Red, Sunday Times Style, Stylist and Women’s Health. She established her podcast, which has 100+ 5-star rated on iTunes, to create an honest, open resource able to go deeper than the written word and provide inspiration and community for her listeners.
Emma Gunavardhana ‘Emma Guns’
An air traffic controller at Birmingham Airport for 22 years, until he retired in 1992, David's entertaining speech, entitled "What goes up doesn't necessarily come down" draws on his wide experience of near misses and narrowly averted disasters, with his tongue firmly in his cheek!
Polar explorer and an authority on Climate Change, having seen its effects first hand. Pen is unique in combining a business background, and exceptional team leadership experience, with recent, world class, ground-breaking achievements in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Recently retired Foreign Secretary, William Hague was also Leader of the Opposition from 1997-2001. He is perhaps best known for his skill in parliamentary debate, particularly in some 200 exchanges and debates with Tony Blair who considered him his fiercest adversary.
Young stand up comedian who has supported Russell Howard on his national tours. Also a writer for Radio 4's Now Show.
American comedian and master of deadpan delivery and absurdist irony, Rich has appeared regularly on Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His own TV shows include How the West Was Lost, Rich Hall's Cattle Drive and Rich Hall's Election Show.
A high-energy, affable and delightful Welsh-Egyptian young comic who makes the personal political and the political personal.
Appears regularly on TV and radio on everything from "Have I Got News for You" to "This Morning", "Any Questions" to "Newsnight". She also writes for various newspapers and magazines and was a finalist in Celebrity Masterchef.
GP and comedy writer. A regular on BBC comedy as well as on medical programmes, and a very popular after dinner speaker and awards host. He has won the Writers' Guild and a Silver Sony Award for a Radio 4 series. A brilliant speaker.
A presenter, comedian, actor and DJ, Ryan is a jack of all trades and perfect for hosting corporate events.
Former Liverpool and Scotland football international who is now a Match of the Day pundit.
For over a quarter of a century Roger Harrabin has been one of the media's most influential voices on environment, transport, energy and related topics. He is currently the BBC's Environment Analyst, working across all media from the Today Programme to the Ten O'Clock News, Newsnight and BBC World.
A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge. He has appeared on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week and has hosted Newsjack on Radio 4.
Miranda Hart has forged a niche as a comedy character actress as well as being a writer and stand up comedienne. Best known on TV for her own series Miranda.
Popular TV and radio comedian. He is also the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge which has been adapted for radio and the big screen, as has the follow up, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis. A popular after dinner speaker and host, he is always well received.
Ayesha Hazarika is a Political Commentator, Comedian, Author and Journalist. She has many strings to her bow including being a round the clock advisor to leading members of the Labour party including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. She also performs stand up comedy making her a great humorous and intelligent speaker at corporate events.
Former Managing director of commercial and online at ITV. Before that was Chief Executive of GCap Media, the largest commercial radio company in the UK, CEO of Virgin Radio and MD of Yahoo UK and Ireland. Media industry speaker
Following a successful rugby career, he wowed TV audiences on Strictly Come Dancing. With over 50 international rugby caps and over 200 appearances for Leicester he has become a popular choice on the conference circuit. After retirement from rugby he worked for Credit Suisse.
Polemical columnist in the Daily Mail and formerly Telegraph. Also successful author and media contributor.
Lorraine was the first female controller of BBC1, who went on to be CEO of Talkback Thames and most recently CEO of The Royal Foundation of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex. She talks about leadership, women in business and mental health. Lorraine did one of our Speaker Taster Sessions back in May ’20.
Since starting out in stand-up in 2007, Nick has been quickly gaining attention for his unique, powerful and hilarious blend of one-liners, stories, poems and songs. He is also a strong, energetic compere and host.
Henry's TV work started with his own self-titled show, which has appeared in variant forms ever since. He was also a part-time member of The Comic Strip.
Renowned comedian and writer who came to prominence with comedy partner Stewart Lee. Has a successful and popular podcast series.
Michael Heseltine resigned his Henley-on-Thames constituency at the 2001 election but remained outspoken on British politics. He was given a life peerage as Baron Heseltine, of Thenford in the County of Northamptonshire.
Working in the heart of government through a period of key European negotiation has given Lord Hesketh a unique perspective on the current turmoil surrounding Brexit.
Best known as Lord Sugar's side kick on the Apprentice who is now the presenter of Countdown.
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.
Award winning British comedian, author and television presenter best known for narrating You've Been Framed since 2004, and hosting Harry Hill's TV Burp for eleven years from 2001 to 2012 on ITV.
Popular Australian comedian best known for The Last Leg on Channel 4. Also been on Live at the Apollo and McIntyre's Roadshow.
Chris is a highly respected communicator and driver of positive change; famous surfer, Former sustainability director of The Eden Project, Chris Hines MBE now has a new initiative Grain of Sand.
Editor of Private Eye and known to millions as team captain on Have I Got News For You?
Author and comedian who has appeared on the usual TV and Radio panel shows. He is now best known as the father of Spiderman (Tom Holland ) something he reflects on in his set, while not taking away from Juniors achievements
Sharon is an Anglo Irish, award winning comedienne, actor and writer. Starred in and co wrote sitcom Catastrophe with Rob Delaney, and wrote sitcom Divorce which featured Sarah Jessica Parker.
Can do stand up, and is renowned for his surreal style, however he also appears with his band The Horne Section with whom he performs on Radio 4 in the 6.30 comedy slot. They can do a full cabaret performance which is very funny and a bit different.
Actor and presenter with numerous credits including Argumental, Thank God You're Here and BBC's Sports Relief, performing as Cheryl Cole. A regular on Radio 4 comedy programmes and has also worked at the Science Museum creating and performing science presentations for kids.
Morgan Housel is a Partner at The Collaborative Fund and former columnist for the Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. Also a multi award winning financial writer.
Popular comedian from Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre among others.
Andrea Hubert started out on the comedy circuit in late 2009, and within 20 gigs gained second place in a national competition. She’s since performed alongside some of the UK’s best comedians at prestigious comedy clubs all over the UK.
For 10 years he was the Director of Live Events for the British Government. He had access to the very heart of power and first hand insights into the centre of the Whitehall. With a wealth of anecdotes and insights, Simon provides a fascinating look into a world very few people get to see, let alone begin to understand.
Former Today programme and Mastemind presenter, now on Classic FM. A popular addition to corporate events, he is regularly asked to chair events, host awards and speak after dinner. Always happy to take questions from the audience, so your chance to interrogate the great interrogator!
Reginald D Hunter has become an established headline stand up comedian. His powerful, straight-talking approach, coupled with his unique brand of social commentary has won him awards, acclaim and a fast-growing reputation.
Reginald D Hunter
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
Popular comedian and comedy club owner, best known for They Think It's All Over. A popular choice on the corporate circuit.
Presents the Infinite Monkey Cage on Radio 4 alongside Prof. Brian Cox. Robin is also a superb comedian.
John has presented Five Live's coverage of many major sporting events including Wimbledon, the Olympic Games, World Cups (both football and rugby)and the Ryder Cup.
One of Britain’s foremost and highly regarded television presenters and sports broadcasters. From the Olympics, to Golf to Snooker to BBC news. Could do a speech on women in broadcasting/media drawing on her own experiences and career which has resulted in position as one of the BBC’s senior sports anchors.
A comedian popular on the corporate circuit for dinners and golf days. Originally seen on New Faces, he has supported the likes of Jim Davidson, Bradley Walsh and Elkie Brooks.
Romanian stand up comedian who has successfully made the transition into English speaking comedy.
Renowned comedian and actor who is starting to take on a few select events.
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!"
Precociously talented, young up and coming comedian. Can be seen on Mock The Week. We’ve seen him grow and mature over the last few years, and he’s definitely ready for more. Recently did a Great Room gig and made a great job of it. Was the star of our Speaker Drinks back in ’18.
'The world of sport will never be the same again once you've listened to him' Taking Stars from a wide range of sports - boxing, athletics, snooker and darts - and adding hilarious comedy, makes Aaron James a speaker not to be missed!
Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the Evening Standard, as well as broadcasting for the BBC.
Comedian and comedy host, Julie is down to earth, very quick and a great improviser. She has Northern charm by the bucket load. A regular in comedy clubs round the country and a popular choice for corporates.
Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life!
Professional after dinner speaker and compere. One of the most talented, versatile and funniest comedians in show business. Perfect for corporate events.
From postman to MP to Home Secretary but Alan's early political career began with his Trade union involvement. His achievements within the labour government included Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Secretary of State for Trade & Industry; Secretary of State for Education and Skills; Secretary of State for Health and Home Secretary.
Paul has been the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK's leading economic research institute since 2011.A frequent contributor to broadcast media has published extensively on the economics of public policy.
Graham P. Jolley is an extremely engaging mind-reader, psychologist, entertainer, cabaret artiste and conference speaker with a stream of TV credits and a flair for keeping audiences enthralled.
Comedian and writer best known for Trigger Happy TV and his character with the oversized mobile. Will write a specific piece for your event.
Popular comedian and writer best known for regular appearances on Mock the Week and numerous radio 4 comedy programmes. Clean humour, with lots of one liners and puns, making him an ideal addition to corporate events
Dr Kevin Jones has been an after-dinner speaker for 20 years. He has spoken at all types of events - all male, mixed and female. His speech is a completely non-serious look at medicine through the eyes of a hospital consultant.
Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Sanderson Jones is far from your average comedian. He knows how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it and is the Co-Founder of a non-religious church The Sunday Assembly; of which there are now 28 assemblies worldwide.
Gethin Jones is a popular Welsh presenter who presents a range of programmes and is a very lively awards host. Bringing his experience from TV, Radio and personal achievements to corporate events means he is always a great choice for awards or key speaking events.
With her infectious laugh and high energy Rosie Jones brings huge laughs to her audiences and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. A regular contributor to the Last Leg, she supported Josh Widdicombe on his last tour.
Aled has had an extraordinary career over the past three decades. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family; has received an MBE and released over 30 albums, with over 10 million album sales.
Popular team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and one time breakfast DJ on BBC 6 Music. He also regularly appears on QI on BBC2 and I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue on Radio 4
Popular actor, comedian and writer who plays on his upper class background to self-deprecating effect. A former host of Radio 4’s Newsquiz, he is a regular on panel shows.
Acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and performer who has won The Edinburgh Fringe Comedy award. Credits include 'Live at the Apollo' and Comedy Roadshow. Has been very active during lockdown, and even helped us with our Lockdown Dine In last Summer.
Influential macroeconomist, financial sector expert, development practitioner and international think tank blogger. Ex-investment banker and former adviser to the European Commission and Parliament, IMF and OECD
Within a year of launching himself onto stand up circuit, Kay won the 1997 Channel 4 'So You Think You're Funny?' competition. From there his rise to the top was rapid. Along the way there were Perrier nominations, the Big Breakfast, The Peter Kay Thing, sell out tours, British Comedy Awards and, his best work to date, Phoenix Nights.
Award winning comedian, formerly a junior doctor, whose book This Is Going To Hurt is a best seller. Passionate and hugely knowledgeable about his subject matter, whilst unfailingly funny.
Best-known as a journalist specialising in TV columns and celebrity interviews. He has been published in everything from The Sun to The Daily Telegraph, The Mirror's Celeb Magazine to TV Choice. His claim to fame is spotting the potential of Oprah Winfrey in the UK market, leading to a very memorable encounter!
New presenter on the Radio 4 Today programme who moved from the World at One.
Associate Editor and management columnist of the FT, she has poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life for the past 15 years in her weekly Monday column.
From playing Grant Mitchell in Eastenders, Ross has gone on to become a successful documentary maker with award-winning series on Afghanistan and Gangs. Also a writer of novels and active supporter of service charities including Help for Heroes.
Luke Kempner has quickly established himself as the UK’s hottest new impressionist for the millennial comedy generation, amassing over 3 million views online, through his viral sketch videos . Luke is part of the new Spitting Image which premiered in Autumn ’20 on Britbox, and was on our virtual New Speaker Drinks in Jan ’21.
Chris Kent is an up and coming comedian. In 2015 he made his UK TV debut on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Shortly afterwards, he moved to the UK to try and establish himself on the UK comedy scene, where he has quickly become a favourite at some of the top clubs.
Film critic, TV and radio presenter, writer, and musician, Mark is a popular awards host and commentator on popular culture
Guz Khan is a comedian and writer who first came to prominence through his online videos which are performed in the guise of Guzzy Bear. He has gone on to write and perform for various TV shows.
Comedian, host and social commentator, Shappi Khorsandi is known for her razor-sharp wit and eloquent presenting style. She is also the author of the best-selling book A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English, a memoir of adjusting to life living in London in the 1970’s having fled Iran with her family.
Established comedian and presenter from Northern Ireland who is married to Cat Deeley. Very solid and reliable pair of hands!
Scottish TV presenter best known as the LA Correspondent for ITV's Lorraine and Good Morning Britain.
Is a member of the House of Lords and was head of Diversity at Channel 4 before taking a role at YouTube. She was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister on Equalities and Diversity and was the elected MP for Bethnal Green & Bow. She is a broadcaster, writer and political campaigner.
Russian comedian who studied computer science in the States. Reflects on being a woman with traditionally male orientated interests such as STEM subjects and comedy.
Nish Kumar - Presents critically acclaimed The Mash Report on BBC. Great comedian and stand up.
Jake Lambert fell into a career as a stand up, after gaining a following on Twitter under the pseudonym @LittleLostLad he decided to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone. It has proven to be a great choice with him making it to the final of many, many stand up competitions!
David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham and the Shadow Justice Secretary. He is one of the leading agenda setters in the fields of social activism, diversity and multi-culturalism. Was a member of the previous Labour Government (2001-2010), is respected across the party spectrum and is a well-known figure amongst the general public!
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer on Black Wednesday whose staff included David Cameron. Now in the Lords, Lord Lamont is still a regular contributor to economic debates and a sought after commentator.
Kirsty Lang is a highly experienced interviewer, presenter and moderator with 30 years in journalism, both as a foreign correspondent and a TV news anchor for BBC World and Channel 4 News.
Andrew received rave reviews as a new act and is now a regular favourite on the comedy circuit, gigging at all the major clubs across the country and building a base of discerning fans addicted to the bleakly dark comic world he creates. Also had his own R4 comedy show in the 6.30pm slot.
Journalist, broadcaster and author, Mark presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine 'Front Row' and has been in conversation with personalities from all walks of life in BBC4's TV series 'Mark Lawson Talks To'.
Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain’s best known comedy character actresses. She is also known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. Less known, is that she is also a wine expert and conducts light hearted tastings for the corporate market.
North Korean defector living in Seoul, South Korea. Speaker on human rights and north Korean refugees.
Olivia Lee is a female comedian and writer. She got her first big break on Channel 4’s hit comedy show “Balls of Steel” with her own slot called “Prank TV with Miss Lee”, where she demonstrated her fearlessness and ability to boldly go where many others would not dare! A feelgood fun act for corporates.
The comedy creation character of Leigh Francis who featured in Bo Selecta and now hosts Celebrity Juice
Best known for his acerbic parliamentary sketches in the Daily Mail and is also the paper's theatre critic as well as contributing travel pieces. A riveting after dinner speaker with some fascinating political anecdotes.
Popular British TV and radio presenter, and comedian.
Tony Blair's Middle East envoy. Lord Levy is a successful businessman and one of the UK's top fundraisers, having raised millions for both political and charitable causes.
Up and coming comedian who presents Top Gear companion programme, Extra Gear. Appeared at our Speaker Drinks on 14th January 2019
Up and coming delightful young comedian who has been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Former Scottish Labour MP and businesswoman, she held a number of Ministerial appointments before becoming a Cabinet Minister. She was British High Commissioner to Australia and was elevated to the Lords in 2010. With decades of experience in chairmanship, politics and HR management, Helen is much in demand as a speaker.
Rod Liddle is a journalist and broadcaster. He writes for numerous papers and magazines and was the Editor of BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Always outspoken and lively, he is a popular panelist.
Renowned actress and writer. Also a witty after dinner speaker and raconteur. Arguably best known for her role in the BT adverts! Currently in Coronation Street.
The first Mayor of London until he was defeated by Boris Johnson, Ken's biggest challenge was to tackle the capital's aging transport infrastructure and introduced bendy buses, Oyster cards and the congestion charge. A champion of the environment, he is now a regular radio presenter on LBC, covering just about everything.
From 1981-85 Roddy was gardening correspondent for 'The Star', and from 1987-1999 for the 'Mail on Sunday'. In 1982 and 83 he was gardening writer for 'Oracle'. During 1996 he wrote a monthly series for 'Country Homes & Interiors'
Best known for playing Kryten in the popular sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and the presenter of Scrapheap Challenge. Robert is also a comedian and writer, with an interest in science and he is a champion of electric vehicles..he has a YouTube series where he interviews people driving around in a Tesla
David Lloyd - former England cricket team coach and brilliant after dinner speaker.
QI Creator. John Lloyd created and produced the television programmes Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder among many others.
Regarded as one of Britain's greatest opera singers, Robert's repertoire as principal bass is vast. He has performed all over the world from Covent Garden to the Kirov, La Scala to the Met. As an after-dinner speaker he is amusing and engaging, regaling his audiences with tales from the world of music and opera.
8 out of 10 Cats team captain and popular stand up comedian.
Stand up comedian. Named best newcomer in the Chortle awards 2005. Her enthusiasm for the seemingly insignificant things of life, together with a whimsical style, intelligent observations and cutting put downs make her a unique talent.
Jon Long is a stand up and musical comedian, telling jokes and singing songs. A modern day Troubadour, Jon’s laid back, affable style and sharp writing have helped him find success in several new act competitions.
His working life was dedicated to the loss adjusting profession, with 40 years in the industry. Now extremely well-known as a leading business guru, he is an after dinner speaker who reveals some of the inanities and pure daftness of big business and the people who seem to make it tick.
Straight- talking Judi Love takes everyday situations and makes them hilarious- regular Loose Women presenter and up-and-coming comedian. Was the toast of our Speaker Drinks in Jan ‘21
Lateef is multi-talented Actor, Stand Up Comedian, and Creator. He is also one of the most distinctive acts on both the black, mainstream and International Comedy circuits.
Matt Lucas is a comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer as well! He first came to prominence in ‘Shooting Stars’ with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Together with David Walliams, he reaped massive success with the smash hit series ‘Little Britain’. The three BBC series and 2 Christmas specials won nearly every award for which they were nominated including 3 Baftas. He is a charismatic personality and great for corporates in many different forms.
Former winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Following sell out tours at the Edinburgh Festival, he has supported Jack Whitehall on his UK & Ireland arena tour
Chortle Best Newcomer nominee just eight months after her first stand-up, writer and presenter Nat took her debut stand up show to Edinburgh in 2010 and has written and starred in Girl Friday on Channel 4.
Chortle Best Newcomer in 2010, Joe is unaffected, relaxed and natural comedian with am engaging story-telling style. Hilarious, charming and entertaining.
Elf Lyons is an award winning comedian, actor and writer. She is known for her distinctive and unique voice and mixes stand-up, clowning, drag and astute social commentary to create surreal comedy spectacles on stage.
Zoe Lyons is a familiar face on TV comedy shows, appearing on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, The Wright Stuff and Mock the Week. Was a semi-finalist on Celebrity MasterChef 2018, and hosted our two virtual Lockdown Dine Ins last year. Currently she is hosting a new gameshow on BBC2 - "Lightning".
Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is considered the future of Scottish comedy. Born and bred in Glasgow, Christopher has performed stand-up internationally everywhere from downtown Toronto to the Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals in Australia.
Formerly an accountant, Fred is now one of Scotland's best-loved comedians. He has regularly performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured with his own stand up show. He's appeared on 'Have I Got News For You' and 'The Newsquiz', and co-hosted the hugely popular show 'McCoist and MacAulay' north of the border.
Jamie MacDonald is a Scottish comedian, writer and voiceover artist.
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.
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
Sally Magnusson is a journalist, broadcaster and writer, much in demand as an after-dinner speaker and conference and award ceremony host. She presents a range of programmes for the BBC in Scotland and UK wide.
Irish stand-up comedian, writer and podcaster. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, she has toured extensively and appeared on Radio 4’s The Now Show, Breaking the News and Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience. Writing credits include Channel 4's The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Alternative Election Show and Radio 4's The News Quiz.
Sir John Major - Former prime minister and international keynote speaker on globalisation and the changing world.
Lord Peter Mandelson Former Labour Party's Director of Campaigns & Communications. He served in a number of Cabinet positions under Tony Blair playing a leading role in his leadership campaign and was the UK's Deputy Prime Minister under Gordon Brown.
Popular stand up comedian best known for 8 Out of 10 Cats and former One Show presenter who tours extensively.
Presented The World This Weekend on R4 alongside other things. Prior to this he was BBC North America Editor having previously been Europe editor. Very comfortable doing geo/political round ups.
Veteran character actress of stage and screen. Award-winning performances include The Age of Innocence, Little Dorrit and Oliver Twist. She was Professor Sprout in Harry Potter. A legendary voice in Mulan, Babe and as the Cadbury's Caramel bunny!
Tim Marlow is an art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene with impressive and wide-ranging experience in broadcasting and writing. He is currently Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Gary is a third generation comedian, son of the late great Jimmy Marshall, of Granada TV`s 'The Comedians'. He is a popular choice for corporate events.
A new and exciting act on the comedy circuit. Chris's wholly original social commentary, observations and anecdotes are his trade mark. He has supported Jack Whitehall, Terry Alderton and Milton Jones on tour.
The world of corporate entertainment discovered John's talent early on his career and he has been very much in demand ever since as a stand up comedian.
Maxine Mawhinney broke through into the predominantly male dominated Northern Ireland media and rose to become one of the BBC’s top news anchors.In a career that has taken her around the world, in the last 40 years she has worked for BBC, UTV, SKY, ITN, GMTV and Reuters TV. She has many keynote speeches.
He was a semi-finalist in the first series of The Apprentice. With a background in business, property and finance, James presents Early Breakfast on Talk Radio every morning and is a columnist for The Financial Times. He regularly appears on Channel 4, Sky News and ITV's This Morning. An accomplished interviewer, after dinner speaker, presenter and awards host.
Award winning Comedian who was our pick of the fringe in 2017. Very well received at the London Venue Awards, recently on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Television presenter and award-winning journalist and writer, best known as a co-presenter of the motoring programme 'Top Gear'. He writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph`s motoring section.
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.
Relative newcomer on the comedy stand up circuit, Paul was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival and has appeared with Russell Kane.
Former motor racing driver and the original Stig on Top Gear. Perry talks about the tiny error of margin in Formula One where millions are spent on finding savings of fractions of a second. On a lighter note, he's also an amusing speaker and host.
Former hostage turned author. He spent 5 years in captivity in the Lebanon. John presents a variety of radio programmes on R4 often with a travel theme.
John McCarthy CBE
Blind comedian, writer and actor who is a regular on the live comedy circuit and recently seen on Live at the Apollo.
Mike McClean is a British Comedian, television presenter and actor. Most notably recognised for presenting on "The Big Breakfast" and being the roving reporter on "Richard & Judy" for 6 years.. He is popular on the stand-up comedy circuit and regularly performs across the UK.
The greatest jump jockey of all time - 18 times champion jockey who has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George V1 Chase and the Grand National. In November 2013 he recorded his 4,000th win.
Anthony McCoy OBE
One of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 and recently seen on Masterchef, The Chase and Antiques Road Trip. Widow of Paul Daniels.
A highly regarded young stand-up and comic performer, Jimmy performs on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim. A big hit in Edinburgh for the past 3 years.
Brilliant impressionist and comedian. Popular after dinner speaker.
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.
Popular stand up comedian who has gone from strength to strength from panel shows such as Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You to Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.
RTS award winning producer; McQueen is a lead anchor on Sky Sports News & current the presenter of flagship Saturday evening Football First Premier League highlights show Match Choice, she also presents a live 3 o'clock Premier League game which is shown exclusively in Ireland with full build up & post match, as well as Game of the Day for both the UK & Ireland.
An hilarious raconteur who spent twenty years on the cricket circuit and who roomed with Ian Botham on tour. Now chairman of selectors.
Her unmistakable north east accent and quirky style make Sarah Millican an unforgettable stand up comedy performer. Appearances on Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week have made her a favourite with audiences.
Craig is currently a presenter on The Premier Leagues show Kick-Off and co-hosts content for JD Sports’ online YouTube football channel JD Football alongside Stevo The Madman. Craig has also been named as the Global Representative for New Balance Black Out Squad campaign which went live in July last year.
Popular comedian and presenter, best known for his show with Robert Webb as well as contributions to numerous panel shows.
His sharp one-liners, brilliant turn of phrase and clever wordplay has made Stuart a perfect choice as the longest serving panellist on BBC Radio Scotland's satirical comedy show 'Breaking the News'. Stuart is also a regular on BBC Radio Ulster ‘The Blame Game’ and has written for 'Mock the Week' (BBC1), Newsquiz (BBC Radio 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
A professional comedian for over twenty years, John has entertained audiences across the globe with his crafted, intelligent and original stand-up routines.
Irish/Iranian stand up comedian from the north east of England. A regular in the comedy clubs and on TV, having won ITV's "So You Think You're Funny" and is always a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. A superb awards host.
With a background in music and entertainment and a unique set of compering skills, Tony is a great event host. He uses his experiences as a singer/songwriter, compere, broadcaster, motivational speaker, actor, magician, pilot, entrepreneur and after dinner speaker, coupled with his confidence and quick wit, to communicate on every level whatever the occasion.
Almost single-handedly leading the resurgence of all things mod, comedian Ian has achieved great success on the London and national circuits and is a regular headliner at London's famous Comedy Store.
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.
Brilliant up and coming comedian who plays up to his upper class background to hilarious self-deprecating affect - been on Mock the Week and reads the news on Absolute Radio's breakfast show.
Alfie is a police sergeant who is also a popular comedian on the after dinner circuit. His debut Edinburgh show 'I Predict a Riot' was postponed by a year on account of riots in London(!), yet he's gone on to have his own Radio 4 comedy series. His speeches draw on his decades as a Police sergeant, and the often comical experiences he has had dealing with criminals.
One of the brightest stars working on the British comedy circuit, Manchester based Justin Moorhouse is a talented stand-up comedian, writer and actor - not to mention an award-winning radio presenter. Has done a load of virtual events for us over the last few months and always goes down well.
Best known for playing Philomena Cunk in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe and the End of Year Review with her own popular Moments of Wonder segment (when she memorably channelled Professor Brian Cox.
Science presenter, journalist and executive producer. He recently presented Inside the Human Body and the BAFTA nominated Young Ones for BBC1, as well as the acclaimed Story of Science for BBC2. He is renowned for exposing himself to medical conditions for his programmes including taking up vaping, and even becoming infected with worms!
Author, journalist and politician - an MP for 23 years. Chris was a minister in three Government departments, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, a judge of the 2011 Man Booker Prize and he is author of three acclaimed volumes of diaries.
Up and coming stand up comedian and star of "those Plus.net adverts".
Al Murray - the pub landlord. One of the most recognisable and successful comedians in the UK. A popular choice for corporate events.
Clive is a Multi award winning journalist, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC News presenter. In 2021 he takes over as Host of the BBC series, Mastermind. He brings professionalism, knowledge and intelligent analysis to corporate events. He has also led much of the BBC’s Black Lives -Matter coverage.
Editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, he has also written extensively on international politics and economics. He has been an executive director of the World Bank, is an authority on globalisation and served as Venezuela's Minister of Trade & Industry in the 1990s.
Hosts "Fifth Gear" on Discovery and is a former Motor Racing driver. Brilliant raconteur whose remarkable life has taken him from civil engineer, to racing driver to TV presenter. Along the way he has worked with characters such as James Hunt, Murray Walker and Jeremy Clarkson to name but a few!
Andrew Neil is chairman of the TV news channel GB news and is the former editor of the Sunday Times. He presented the Daily Politics and This Week shows on the BBC and is often asked to chair conferences and speak, either keynote or after dinner.
Simon Brodkin is behind alter ego Lee Nelson who has developed a reputation as a hoaxer: He has ‘money bombed’ Sepp Blatter, stage invaded Kanye West at Glastonbury and handed Theresa May a P45 at the Conservative Party conference! Now performing as himself, for corporates, he is all suited and booted while maintaining his trade mark quips!
Popular actor and presenter known for a host of roles including Cold Feet.
Formerly an engineer at British Coal(hence the tagline The Man from the Coal Board) Brian's sense of humour led him onto the after dinner circuit. He's entertained across the board from golf clubs to the Royal Variety Club.
Award winning UK based, Malaysian comedian. Popular on the stand up circuit and YouTube viral star.
Brilliant comedian and actor who can incorporate music and improvisation.
Jeremy Nicholas is a Sony Award Winning Radio Presenter and Broadcaster. An experienced After Dinner Speaker, Jeremy has been the main stadium announcer at West Ham United since 1998.
Juliet Nicolson is the author of several best-sellers including 'The Perfect Summer' Radio 4's Book of the Week and the Daily Mail Book club choice. She is the granddaughter of the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and the diarist, historian and politician Harold Nicolson
Ed Night is a prodigious talent and one of the youngest stars of the UK comedy circuit. In 2017 he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer.
Dan Nightingale - One of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today.
Roya is a leading Royal Commentator on TV, working alongside Huw Edwards on the BBC's coverage of major events like the Duke of Edinburgh's Funeral and in high demand on the US networks with Gayle King on CBS, as well as ABC, NBC and CNN.
Ross Noble - Geordie comedian with followings in Australia and the UK.
Comedian and writer who finds himself on the centre right side of politics. Has extensive experience of corporate gigs, and was a huge success at our Speaker Drinks in Jan '18
Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. Author of biography of Edmund Burke.
Former transport secretary who unsuccessfully ran for London mayor twice. A colourful character who has had a successful business career before and since leaving politics.
Popular camp Irish comedian, TV presenter and host
Rob Nothman has been a Sports Broadcaster and Producer for BBC Radio for over 20 years. He's covered Olympic Games, World Cups and Wimbledon, however Golf is his real passion having covered Ryder Cups, all the golf majors and interviewed the likes of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
Brilliant up and coming comedian who reflects on being a South African brought up on the Isle of Mann. Numerous TV and Radio credits.
Irish comedian and hugely popular host of the topical show Mock the Week (BBC2) and a regular on Have I Got News For You, and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Kirsten O'Brien - One Show regular and popular presenter and stand up comedian.
Simon presents "Find it, Fix it, Flog it" for Channel 4. He has a strong interest in ecology and is uncompromising in his attitude towards our interaction with the natural environment. He speaks on his acting and presenting career and subsequently on his beliefs in corporate social responsibility.
Paul O'Grady - Popular Birkenhead born comedian with a regular talk show on Channel 4.
Irish comedian with rapid fire delivery; was the toast of our Speaker Drinks in 2016.
Keith O'Keefe - Popular after dinner speaker and raconteur.
Stand up and improv comedian. Her show What Would Beyonce Do? was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe
Up and coming British Nigerian comedian. A breath of fresh air, who performed at our Speaker Drinks in Jan 2015.
Former Lib Dem MP and lively character. While best known for his colourful private life, there is much more to Lembit, with interests ranging from nuclear to aviation to astronomy.
Actress and comedian who has appeared in many soaps and dramas including Eastenders, Footballers' Wives and Waking the Dead. A regular on the stand up circuit too.
Mike's an hilarious impressionist and former Capital Gold breakfast host. He has a huge catalogue of impressions, and can also appear in character as either Donald Trump or Boris Johnson – both feature full make up and wig, and really have to be seen to be believed! Rest assured he’ll still go into other impressions while in character, making for a truly memorable evening.
Anglo-Turkish young stand up who has hit the London comedy circuit running. Winner of the Amused Moose laugh off competition, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2010 and runner up in So You Think You're Funny.
Renowned Welsh Rugby referee who was the first openly gay man to come out in professional Rugby. Nigel is the only person to have refereed 6 European Cup Finals, including 2 consecutive Heineken Cup Finals. A brilliant speaker and host, equally happy as a light hearted after dinner or serious LGBT keynote.
Hilarious Irish actor and stand up comedian. Played Father Dougal in Father Ted and George Sunday in My Hero.
Former computer animator turned stand up comedian.
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.
Former Arsenal football player who is now a commentator and host on TalkSport. An immensely likeable character, Ray has a treasure chest of tales to share and is also an adept motivator.
Former Conservative Member of Parliament, Matthew is a broadcaster, columnist for the Times and The Spectator and parliamentary sketch writer for the Times.
Award-winning musical comedian, actor and improviser. Her solo shows have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and in the West End and she is a regular on BBC 2's The Mash Report.
As Rear Admiral, he was responsible for determining the future strategic context for all three armed forces to 2030. Nowadays he runs his own strategic forecasting company. A regular broadcaster and media commentator.
Comedian and writer he has penned material for Spitting Image, Smith & Jones and Lenny Henry. A regular on Mock The Week, he has also appeared on Live at the Apollo and The Comedy Store. A great awards host he was brilliant at our Speaker Drinks in January 2019
Actress and comedian, whose credits include Live at the Apollo and Buzzcocks as well as appearances in 'The Thick of It', 'Being Human' and the BBC's hit comedy 'Twenty Twelve' and 'W1A'.
Comedian, best known for his cockney accent and high pitched voice, his big break came in 1987 when he was runner up in New Faces, and in 1993 he returned to the show and won it. Stage appearances include The Producers and on TV he's hosted The Price Is Right and BingoLotto.
Journalist and broadcaster best known for presenting Newsnight and University Challenge and his sometimes brusque manner. He has presented documentaries on the British Empire, the Great War and The Victorians.
Sue began her career as one half of comedy duo Mel and Sue appearing on TV on 'Light Lunch' and 'Late Lunch' before the huge success of Bake Off. She has written for French and Saunders and Ab Fab. Regular on the likes of 'Have I Got News For You', 'Argumental' and 'Supersizers' as well as radio shows 'Just a Minute' and the 'News Quiz'.
Former Police Officer with particular expertise in Counter Terrorism. Regular contributor to ITV, Sky and BBC on terrorism related issues
Graham Poll is one of the most well known and experienced English football referees of all time. Now he speaks on team work and working under pressure, while on a lighter note, hosts events and speaks after dinner.
Former editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express, she was the first woman to edit a national newspaper and worked for both Maxwell and Murdoch, but was sacked by neither! Mother of Claudia Winkleman.
Chatty and charming stand up comedian and comedy writer whose TV appearances have included QI,Mock the Week, Argumental and Have I Got News for You to name but a few. She also has won Celebrity Mastermind for Children in Need. Lucy appeared on our Step Right Up showcase back in October where she helped run a quiz and perform a bespoke lockdown monologue to great acclaim.
Former MP and cabinet minister who has now built a successful career in the arts and media as a popular BBC TV presenter, particularly with his series Great British Railway Journeys.
Combines stand-up with tales of his former exploits as a teacher. His one man stand-up comedy show ‘Not Appropriate’ has been performed at teacher conferences and in schools as well as corporates.
John Prescott rose from ship's steward to Deputy Prime Minister, via a degree in economics and a spell in the European Parliament. Perhaps his most significant achievement was to lead negotiations at Kyoto, resulting in the first international treaty on climate change.
Matthew Price is an award-winning broadcast journalist and presenter with over two decades of experience covering some of the biggest stories of the last 20 years. Is presenter of the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4.
Former England and Lions tight head prop and hilarious after dinner speaker.
Stand up comedian who has become a familiar face on TV comedy shows. Played the lead in his own BBC sitcom, and was successful on Strictly. Currently co hosts a podcast with his wife, which has brought him a whole new audience.
Romesh is in demand for club and TV appearances alike - Mock the Week; Live at the Apollo; Stand Up for The Week to name but a few- and as a comedy writer too!
Pav Rao is an award-winning stand-up who's been performing for over seven years in clubs across the UK and Europe.
Famously almost sank his business due to an ill judged comment at the IoD Annual Convention (he described his company's products as crap!). Since then he has bounced bank with a chain of sports clubs and a new online jewellery company, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experiencecompany, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experience – he’s done retail in the States, while his jewellery firm has recently opened in India.
Actress and impressionist, best known for her voices on Spitting Image and Dead Ringers. Does an unbelievably good Theresa May!
Tom is a quadruple amputee, having contracted Sepsis which resulted in a 5 month coma and almost killed him (he is one of very few people who survive this condition if not spotted immediately). His remarkable story of learning to live, walk and love again, was turned into the film Starfish based on his memoir, and starred Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.
Award-winning stand-up comic, writer, song-writer, actor and animator. He is best known for his unique creation Little Howard, an animated six-year-old boy, with whom he performs on stage and screen as Big Howard Little Howard.
Former professional footballer and Premier League Manager and winner of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!"
Award-winning rising star of stand up who has performed all over the world, including sell-out tours in the UK and Australia.
Surreal comedian and performer best known for his partnership with Bob Mortimer and as host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Award winning young Irish comedian, writer and broadcaster who has gained a reputation for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up.
John Reid served as an elected MP for over 23 years and served as a Government Minister for more than a decade under Blair in various posts. He really impressed by the way he handled a rowdy Hedge Fund Awards, and he had really done his home work; this former Marxist was congratulating the audience on how the Hedge Fund world works, and is an example for the financial system!
During the 80s and 90s, Griff Rhys Jones was probably best known for his comedy sketch work on the BBC, most notably Not the Nine O'Clock News and Smith and Jones.
Griff Rhys Jones
His engaging observational comedy and inspired one liners have made him a hit on the comedy circuit and a hot ticket at Edinburgh. Co-presenter on Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show.
Micah is known for his brilliant and comical personality, he is a Former Premier League Champion turned football pundit.
400m athlete who is a regular on A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over. A powerful speaker.
Popular comedian from Liverpool whose been on Michael McIntyre, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You among other programmes.
Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit currently rising through the ranks. Matt was a Virgin Radio DJ for a number of years, which is good experience for Virtual as he’s used to having an audience he can neither see nor hear.
Garry presents the sport on the Radio 4 Today programme and is the longest serving member, having appeared on the programme for over 40 years! A very popular after dinner speaker and host, who has a wealth of anecdotes based around his broadcasting exploits, and the fascinating people he’s interviewed and worked with, from Seb Coe to David Cameron to Bill Clinton!
Beth Rigby is Sky News’ Political Editor. The first women to ever hold the position, she is a leading face of the channel and ever-present on our screens, covering political news not just from the heart of Westminster but around the country. She has been described as “ the stand out political broadcaster of our times” by the RTS magazine.
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.
Winner of 'Stand Up Britain' with modern approach to traditional northern humour, Lea is now a regular on the after dinner entertainment circuit and a popular choice for corporate bookings.
Property, travel and lifestyle TV presenter and journalist. Martin's programmes include 'Wish You Were Here?' and 'Homes Under the Hammer'. He is a popular choice as event host, interviewer and after dinner speaker.
Former Scotland Rugby international who was the BBC's main rugby correspondent before retiring in Autumn ‘18. A very popular after dinner speaker.
Best known for presenting Time Team and playing Baldrick in Blackadder. A prolific author of books for adults and children - many on aspects of history.
An expert on Money Laundering and international best-selling American author of 20 books. A frequent guest on television and radio talk shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Often lectures to companies, particularly financial, on risk and how to avoid unwittingly getting involved with money laundering.
Musical impressionist who can sing one song in the style of a completely different singer; Edith Piaf doing Reggae? Katherine Jenkins does Kylie Minogue? You’ve got it! Credits include Deadringers, the Impressions Show, Newzoids and even Britain’s Got Talent. She can get people to select from 8 singers and then 8 songs, and she’ll sing the song in the style of the singer; could do it through polling on whatever system you use or just Twitter if you prefer.
Former US Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State
BBC Panorama reporter who has reported for Today and the Six O'Clock News. At the age of 19 he was wrongly imprisoned for a murder and robbery he didn't commit. In prison he studied journalism and the criminal justice system. 12 years later he was freed after the Court of Appeal quashed his wrongful convictions.
Exciting young comic and winner of the Best Joke of the Fringe ‘18. Laid-back but hilarious ad-libber.
Arguably the UK's leading warm-up man, comedian Ian has been with both The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent since the very beginning, working on all of Simon Cowell's shows on both sides of the Atlantic.
Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world.
Irishman Andrew Ryan is one of the most exciting talents in recent years; in demand as an act and an MC at the biggest comedy clubs across the UK & Ireland. Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural stand up.
Canadian stand-up comedian, writer and actress based in London. A regular on Mock the Week and the usual comedy panel shows.
Stephen Sackur presents BBC Hardtalk which is broadcast on BBC News 24 and BBC World News. He is a former foreign correspondent who had postings in Washington, Brussels and the Middle East, having started his career in Eastern Europe. Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of world events and what makes the world go around.
Former First Minister of Scotland. Now a regular pundit in the media with his own show on Russia Today!
Art History and History Professor at Columbia University. Author of many books on history and art including the History of Britain and The Story of the Jews.
Brigitte Scheffer is a journalist and award winning documentary maker whose work can be found on Amazon and Netflix. She has worked for the likes of Bloomberg, CNN and the BBC World. She has also held communication roles for NGOs and the Saudi government. Her areas of expertise include marine conservation, the Arab world and the energy sector. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic (3 dialects); she also speaks some Russian.
David is a comedy writer, performer and director who has written and appeared in some of the most iconic programmes of recent years. A familiar face from TV, he wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice. David featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. The second series of his sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages in which he starred, recently aired on Radio 4.
Founder and chairman of The Doha Debates, the award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent and best selling author is a popular conference chair and awards host.
Former political editor for the BBC and ITV, who has gone on to present and appear on numerous programmes from Question Time to Strictly Come Dancing!
Exciting young, sharp and intellectual comedian and comedy writer. A bit like a young Ed Byrne - he goes off on flights of fancy but there's a hard edge to it. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with his show Machines.
Oliver Shah is the Business Editor of The Sunday Times and a best selling author. He was named business journalist of the year at the 2017 Press Awards for his investigation into Sir Philip Green’s £1 sale of BHS. He was also named business journalist of the year at the 2017 London Press Club Awards.
Scottish golfer Gordon Sherry uses his career experience to entertain as he talks about his journey to the top, with anecdotes about many of the stars he played alongside Woods, Watson, Nicklaus, Palmer, Player and many more. Mixing facts with humour, Gordon has become one of the best golfing after-dinner speakers on the circuit.
Political Editor of the Sunday Times and author of All Out War, the definitive account of the Brexit referendum. A national newspaper journalist with a wealth of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations. Gives the lowdown on Brexit.
Alexandra Shulman is a British journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue.
Well known face on TV and theatre, including stints in Netflix hit, The Crown. He has written 2 best selling books and has been described as "One of the funniest writers in Britain" by The Daily Mail. Michael draws on a treasure trove of anecdotes from the acting world, be it stage or screen, both big and small.
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.
With charm and idiocy in abundance, and an excellent set of one-liners, Mark Simmons takes his audiences on a gentle jaunt through the meandering labyrinth of his pun-ridden consciousness.
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.
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a regular figure on British television, writer, presenter, comedian and broadcaster known for his love of food and sense of humour.
Medically qualified professional quizzer who is a regular on Radio 4 with his Citizenship Test and History Revision. Also frequently heard on the News Quiz, Fighting Talk and Just a Minute, he is also one of the Chasers on ITV’s The Chase. His most recent Radio 4 Series was recorded on Zoom, with the audience recording their responses which were dropped into the mix.
Writer, presenter and journalist Martin was BBC foreign correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. He covered the end of the Cold War, the Solidarity uprisings in Poland and the election of President Clinton. He was Director of Communications for Tony Blair's government and has worked extensively in the former Soviet Union. A fascinating speaker who can talk about all manner of geo political issue – he is also the author of Philomena, which was turned into a film with Steve Coogan playing him!
Stand up comedian and one half of Baddiel & Skinner. Comedian and writer, he hosts Fran Skinner's Opinionated on BBC2 and Room 101.
Will Smith is one of the most in-demand stand-up comedians and comedy writers in the UK today. He is a regular on Radio 4 comedy programmes.
Adam is Head of Boxing at Sky Sports and one of the most established sports broadcasters in the industry. He talks about the business of sport, and how the finances work for top level boxing matches while also has a treasure trove of anecdotes from both inside and outside of the ring.
Ross's personable, relaxed style and contemporary material, underpinned by clever wordplay and self deprecating humour, makes him one of the country's most exciting emerging acts.
Jon is the long standing anchor of Channel 4 News. he's also an enthusiastic adoptor of social media describing the current social media led world "the most exciting time in history to be a journalist".
Dave Spikey is in great demand on the corporate circuit having first found fame as Jerry St Clair in Channel 4's comedy Phoenix Nights. He has mastered the art of making even the dreariest of subjects hilariously funny and creating hilarious stories out of seemingly mundane events.
Left wing comedian and writer. His Radio 4 comedy programme "Mark Steel Comes To Town" sees him travel the country, discussing the quirks of the town he's in that night. TV credits include "Have I Got News For You", "QI" and even "Question Time". He has written for Socialist Worker, The Guardian and The Independent.
Matt Stellingwerf is one of the newest stars on the UK comedy scene, having dominated the comedy stages of New Zealand for the last five years. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, and been nominated for the much coveted Billy T Award.
Actress and impressionist who stars alongside Jon Culshaw on Dead Ringers and Newzoids. Her career spans stand up and acting in shows including Bad Girls and Coronation Street. A brilliant speaker and presenter who appeared at our Winter Speaker Drinks.
Comedian and writer who has been on the likes of Mock the Week and Russell Howard's Good News. She’s been very active during lockdown,both performing for corporate events and running virtual comedy nights!
The woman responsible for creating the world famous alternative WI calendar and inspiration for the film and play 'Calendar Girls'.
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
The Scotsman dubbed him one of Scotland's hottest newcomers. Young stand up comedian who is the voice of ITV2 hit programme, Love Island.
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.
Stand up comedian and Talk Sport regular. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-deprecating style, Ian is at ease bantering with an audience.
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.
An energetic and versatile presenter, Dick is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and man of many interests. Coming to prominence on 'Scrapheap Challenge' and 'It's Not Easy Being Green', he is now being followed around his renovation of an historic French Chateau which he has tuned into a wedding and events venue for ‘Escape to the Chateau’.
Dick Strawbridge MBE
Media personality, journalist, television presenter and after dinner speaker. Her numerous TV appearances include I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Have I Got News For You, The Money Programme and Grumpy Old Women, Loose Women and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She is Vice President of the Ramblers Association.
Business woman, entrepreneur and writer who regularly hosts corporate events. Julia’s team have always worked remotely, something she introduced as she saw it was a way of avoiding the loss of female talent due to family commitments, and so is experienced in leading and inspiring a remote team.
Moira reads the news on the Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show. Previously she presented numerous news bulletins on BBC TV. A real broadcasting icon.
Neil Stuke is a popular actor best known for his role in sitcom "Game On" and legal drama "Silk". Neil has had a remarkable career that has taken in the role of chef and barman, and even took part in Celebrity Masterchef!
Popular stand up comedian and raconteur. Brilliant for corporate events.
An after dinner speaker with a background in banking, whose entertaining after dinner tales of the financial collapse from the front line have proved a hit with corporate audiences.
After 35 years in the entertainment business, variously as promoter, manager and agent, Howard is now a popular after dinner speaker with his stories about the celebrities he has encountered during the course of his showbiz career.
Veteran comedian whose been in the business for 4 decades. Had numerous shows on all the main channels and still a favourite at golf days and corporate events.
Popular stand up comedian and writer with followings on both sides of the Atlantic and even appeared in Harry Potter! A natural choice for corporate events.
Stand up comedian, writer and actor Ellie Taylor made her Edinburgh Festival debut in 2014. TV work includes hosting "Snog, Marry, Avoid" and "Family Tree".
Former MP and chairman of the Conservative party under the great Lady Thatcher and one of Britain's most outspoken conservative commentators and politicians.
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.
Ben Thompson presents on BBC Breakfast as well as co-hosting Business Live, the BBC's daily business programme broadcast around the world on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
Helen Thorn @helenwearsasize18 is a comedian, writer and wearer of size 18 high street clothes. Being the proud owner of a curvy body, Helen is taking the hard work and research out of whether high street brands are successfully producing clothing for a size 18 woman. With a keen eye for a bargain, she is constantly on the lookout for sales, deals and finding that item that might have been overlooked on the brand site, but demonstrating how it looks on a realistic body shape might change perceptions.
Former England cricketer who appeared in 100 Test matches. The left-handed batsman was one of the biggest figures in the game. He now coaches and is a popular after dinner speaker.
Irish comedian, actor and writer, renowned for his hilarious recollections of growing up in rural Ireland. His comedy credits include a Perrier award, international tours, a role in Father Ted and appearances with Michael McIntyre.
Brilliant Irish comedian who actually studied STEM subject at university and was a civil engineer before changing tact to become a comedian.
Up and coming comedian from Bexleyheath who is a regular at the Edinburgh and Leicester Comedy festivals.
This writer and comedienne is a familiar presence on numerous programmes and took over the chair of QI from Stephen Fry.
Popular comedian with a large live following and start of McIntyre's Roadshow.
Phil Tufnell is a regular contributor to the One Show on BBC 1 and Test Match Special on 5 Live. A popular addition to corporate events, he memorably won I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here.
Bill Turnbull is a former BBC Breakfast presenter and popular event host. Now a regular presenter on Classic FM who has successfully recovered from Prostate Cancer
Young, up and coming stand up comedian and freestyle rapper. Brilliant for virtual events, not only can he take words from the audience and create a Rap immediately to order, he can rap about the company or even get people to hold up items. Very experienced at corporate events, Chris divides his time between LA and the UK.
Chuka Umunna is a sought-after keynote speaker and strategic corporate advisor to companies on business-critical issues that impact on long term value, reputation and narrative – environmental, social and governance factors in particular.
Kitty has 25 years’ experience at the forefront of UK economic policy, and was a city minister during the financial crash. She is currently Chief Economist at think-tank Demos and advises individual firms and trade associations on Britain’s economic outlook and the likely implications for their sectors from future changes to government policy
Award-winning Australian stand-up comedian now based in the UK, Kent tells stories full of jokes and his infectious mix of irreverence and enthusiastic optimism makes him one of the most dynamic comedians on the comedy landscape.
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
British based stand-up comedian who grew up in India. TV includes Have I Got News For You, QI and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, while on radio she has appeared on Quote... Unquote and The Unbelievable Truth
Johnny is a highly accomplished and versatile comedy actor having co-starred in Happiness on BBC2 with Paul Whitehouse and appeared with Simon Munnery in Attention Scum both shows being nominated for The Golden Rose Of Montreux.
Record breaking comedian renowned for his puns.
Very experienced radio and TV presenter. Jeremy now presents The Jeremy Vine Show on Channel 5, alongside his own daily R2 show for which he was won a Sony Award (radio's Oscars).
Comedian from northern Ireland, he is known as the host for TV's game show Catchphrase, and also an entertainer, awards host and after dinner speaker. Always in demand, he is a regular performer on TV, in cabaret and theatre.
Carole Walker is a high-profile journalist and presenter with an inside knowledge of politics, excellent contacts and a keen understanding of policies and legislation. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a BBC Political Correspondent, and now presents the late show on Times Radio, including the nightly paper review.
Dan Walker is a BBC sports presenter and anchor of BBC Breakfast. Dan has also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind and is a regular guest on A Question of Sport.
Award-winning journalist and writer, whose book Yes Man was turned into a film with Jim Carrey. A comedy scriptwriter and producer, he has written and produced for TV, radio and the stage, and contributed to dozens of publications, including the Independent and the Guardian.
David Walliams - Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Television personality. Best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch comedy shows Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. A very successful children's book author too.
A regular Radio 4 broadcaster on You've Got To Be Joking, Adrian is a great after dinner speaker and stand up comedian.
Up and coming stand up comedian and writer. Holly is a regular on Mock the Week, The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth, as well as chairing her own comedy panel show based around manners on Radio 4. Co-creator of the hit BBC sitcom, Motherland.
David Walsh is chief sports writer at The Sunday Times, who helped to expose Lance Armstrong as a Drugs Cheat
Charming and charismatic, a natural motor-mouth, Brighton's Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages. Came to prominence on Strictly, the year before last, and helped reinforce the so called “Strictly Curse.
Malaysian born, Cambridge educated. Now a regular on TV and at International comedy festivals and has even been on Live At The Apollo.
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.
Observational comedian, writer and presenter Danny Ward's humour is up-beat and well honed, and his manic style of delivery is both endearing and very funny.
Comedian, writer, filmmaker and voice-over artist who has made a name for himself in comedy. Winner of Chortle Best Newcomer Award 2017 and official support for Joe Lycett, 2018.
Scottish actress and comedian.
Popular comedian whose credits include Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and McIntyre's Roadshow as well as being a regular panellist on 5 Live's Fighting Talk and Taskmaster.Really top notch.
BBC Newsnight political editor who was previously at the Guardian as Chief Political Correspondent and European Editor based in Brussels
Fashion Model, Sports journalist, and co-presenter on the Sky Sports television show Good Morning Sports Fans.
Olivia J. Wayne
Popular comedian, best known for his work with David Mitchell, contributions to numerous panel shows, and of course "that flashdance" parody on Comedy Relief a couple of years back!
Justin presents the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 having returned from the States where he was North America Editor. He is a popular conference and awards host.
German stand-up comedian based in London. A regular on TV in 'FAQ U' (Ch 4) and 'QI' on BBC2. Henning's act plays on the British stereotype of Germans.
Joe Wells is an up and coming comedian making a name for himself as a political comedian.He also has more personal material about mental health and being autistic.
Financial Services Trainer, Compliance Consultant and after dinner speaker. Jonathan’s engaging and humorous style is fuelled by his passion about the importance of education in financial services in a professional context. Jonathan has presented to fund managers on anti-financial crime and broader compliance issues and is able to utilise practical examples from his many years as a practitioner. He has written for industry journals such as Compliance Institute's "The Gazette" and leading financial crime publication "Fraud Watch
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.
Jack Whitehall is an award-winning actor, comedian, presenter and writer. Widely celebrated for his hit show Travels With My Father (Netflix, 2017-19), his starring role in the BBC’s adaptation of Decline & Fall (2017) and Bad Education (BBC 2012-14)
Former MP, broadcaster, author and guest speaker, Ann Widdecombe won the hearts of the nation with her performances on Strictly Come Dancing.
Popular comedian who co presents the Last Leg on C4 and Fighting on Talk on 5 Live. He is also a regular on Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and been Live at the Apollo.
Actor, singer and all round entertainer, best known as Barry Evans in EastEnders. He appeared in Extras, Scoop and Life's too Short. He regularly comperes and hosts and is a master at multi tasking.
After Dinner Speaker and awards host, Quentin is a Former Top Gear and Fifth Gear host. He is one of the best-known motoring authorities in the UK and an established television personality who specialises in consumer journalism. Particularly keen on green motoring!
Former Sky News presenter, Andrew covered almost every major conflict around the world, from Kuwait to Bosnia, and from Haiti to Chechnya.
Alexandra first came into the public eye when she was mistaken for a defendant three times on the same day in court. She has made it her mission to challenge discrimination in the courtroom. She has used her knowledge of this discrimination to talk on radio on BBC News, ITV News, Good Morning Britain and Women’s Hour to name but a few.
David Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Director of the University’s Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research. He regularly appears on TV and radio talking about the criminal justice system and is the author of numerous books.
Dean Windass' football career encompassed Hull City, Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and Bradford City but his off-pitch battle with alcohol and depression made headlines.. Has been a pundit for Sky Sports and is a funny after dinner speaker.
Jeff Winter was a regular Premiership referee for seven seasons, before reaching the standard FA retirement age of 48. Since retirement he has become a fixture on the after dinner circuit.
Popular presenter of antiques programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadshow.
Popular Welsh comedian and speaker who has toured with Paddy McGuinness and been on Live from the London Palladium and the Royal Variety Show. Perfect for corporate events either as himself, or alter ego Mario de Nero.
Gina Yashere - Stand Up Comedian, Actor and Presenter who has made a name for herself in the USA. Has appeared on various TV shows and can currently be seen on the CBS sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola which she also co-writes.
Emily is an ambassador for accessible transport and international travel; now Founder and Director of Globe Hopper Guides, an accessible travel guide company which launched this year.
Toby Young is one of Britain's best-known journalists and is a regular contributor to publications such as the Evening Standard and The Spectator magazine. His book "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" was turned into a Hollywood film.
Host of Radio 4’s The Newsquiz, and regular on Test Match Special. He is known for his satirical work with Rory Bremner and has appeared on various TV shows including Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) and 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4).
Popular adult ventriloquist and comedian with his characters Sam, Baby and Albert. A favourite cabaret act for corporate events who won America's Got Talent in September 2015.