Rob and Paul founded the brand Gandys in order to support their Orphans for Orphans foundation after their parents were killed in the devastating Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. For corporate events their unique story will keep your audience spellbound.
The Gandy Brothers
Nima is a BBC World presenter and respected middle eastern journalist based in Dubai.
Creator of Moshi Monsters; CEO and Founder of entertainment company, Mind Candy; Co-founder of Firebox
Michael Acton Smith
Former BBC HR Director during a turbulent period of change. Gives a fresh perspective on business leadership in times of change in major organisations.
Just days from the end of a tour in Afghanistan in 2009, a bomb exploded underneath his vehicle leaving him severely wounded. The story of his battle to recovery makes him an inspiring motivational speaker.
Corporate whistleblower whose story is one of courage and endurance. She reported corruption at LeisureNet in South Africa, facing danger and becoming unemployable as she battled for what was right.
Co-founder and Head of Design at Kickstarter, the groundbreaking crowdfunding website which has raised over $752m for over 50k projects from computer games and music to technology and feature films. An innovator passionate about the internet.
Invited by Robert Swan OBE, Ghazala joined the SPEC (South Pole Energy Challenge) expedition at 60 nautical miles from the South Pole; The Last Degree. The challenge was to walk to the South Pole, using only renewable energy, with the message that, if they could survive this way in Antarctica, the coldest, driest and most inhospitable place on Earth, we can easily make sustainable changes in our everyday lives.
Ayo is an incredibly versatile BAFTA nominated and RTS award winning broadcaster. With an array of credits to his name, Ayo has worked across several genres and shows, starting his presenting career on the iconic national institution that is Blue Peter.
Scottish Liberal Democrat who was Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2010 and 2015
Chair of GEN Community Ventures. Co-founder of Zopa and a Trustee and former CEO of Green Thing. He was a Partner of The Foundation, a leading growth and innovation consultancy.
He uses music and takes a classic and jazz approach to generate learning experiences for the business world, to help develop leadership, innovation and teamwork.
The only Britain to have played in the NBA in America and at 6ft 10 certainly makes an impact! Following retirement, he came out as Gay, becoming the first NBA player to do so. He works as a broadcaster and business leadership consultant in Europe and the United States.
John Amaechi OBE
CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence research. She speaks on business and innovation and shows how innovation from one sector can be applied to another e.g. how a technological advance found in retail can be tweaked and applied to investment banking.
Former easyJet and Egg bank director who has also worked for the Children's Mutual and Bell Group, an education business. Regular media commentator and corporate speaker. Tony was easyJet's 3rd employee and so built a team from scratch and had to ensure collaboration at all levels of the business.
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, actor, author and stand-up comedian, but came to prominence when his identity was hacked. What followed was a two year battle to get his identity back, during which time he was almost bankrupted by the identity thieves. Has made a number of documentaries on the subject, and showed how easy it is to steal identities by taking the, then, Home Secretary’s (Theresa May, now the PM)
Military historian and author who specialises in recollections of the First and Second World Wars. A leading authority on Churchill. Talks on leadership and lessons to be learnt from the battlefield.
Business speaker, advisor, broadcaster and writer on change, risk analysis, strategy, behavioural economics and decision making. Experienced in international finance and business.
TV/radio/online journalist, producer, presenter, writer, motivational speaker, business and ideas person who really understands, and can communicate with a sense of humour, the world of social media and digital communications.
James founded Gü Chocolate Puds, a successful premium brand he has mainly grown through supermarkets. Hailing from Yorkshire originally, he is a popular speaker who talks about innovation and his pursuit of perfection. His latest venture is coconut juice!
The Retail Champion. Best selling author, regular TV commentator, business influencer and entrepreneur.
Cognitive psychologist and one of the foremost specialists in leadership performance. Javier helps organisations to build powerful alignment between their beliefs, intentions, promises and actions.
Dragon's Den panelist. A poverty-stricken childhood steeled Duncan's drive to make his fortune from an early age. From an ice cream van he changed the course of his life, going from being the king of the '99' to a successful businessmen with interests spanning property, health clubs and hotels.
Matt Barbet is a news broadcaster and journalist. He presented 5 News Tonight on Channel 5 for a decade. Matt has also previously presented Breakfast, BBC London News (BBC 1), The Cycle Show (ITV 4), The Wright Stuff, The 5 O'Clock Show (Channel 5) and News Hour (Daybreak). A popular conference presenter and awards host.
MD and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers, Hayley is a business communications expert who focusses on the need to develop and nurture diversity across businesses.
Tech journalist and television presenter, best known as a presenter on The Gadget Show, Channel 5
The young CEO of Europe’s fastest growing marketing agency, Social Chain. By harnessing social media he has created the most cutting-edge agency and works with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Author of The Dark Net and Radicals and presenter of the BBC Two Documentary Series Secrets of Silicon Valley. Jamie speaks expertly on important topics such as cyber security, internet cultures and surveillance technologies.
Marie-Noelle is French by birth, but has lived in the UK for over 30 years. Originally a teacher, she was invited to be a director of the WISE campaign which encourages women into Science and Engineering. A motivational speaker for over 20 years, she is also a very amusing after dinner choice.
Marie-Noelle Barton MBE
Peter has recently become Chairman of Arts Council England. Bazalgette was one of the leading figures in international TV production and media convergence, becoming global head of programme creation for Endemol and was responsible for hits like Big Brother and Deal or No Deal, as well as formats of his own such as Ready Steady Cook and Changing Rooms
A charismatic TV presenter, Mary Beard is Professor of classics at the University of Cambridge and Royal Academy of Arts professor of ancient literature and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog which appears in The Times as a regular column entitled "A Don's Life".
Former captain of the British Lions and Question of Sport team captain for 10 years. Also a successful businessmen with a thriving export textiles business for which he has won a Queen's Awards for Export Excellence.
Well known property developer and presenter of Channel 4's Property Ladder among many other property related programmes.
Former deputy editor-in-chief of HuffPost, Poorna is a published author who talks about women in business, wellness and mental health.
Self styled Historian of the Future. Happy to write a specific speech to a brief such as future trends in a specific market; issues that are likely to affect certain sectors etc.
Entrepreneur and business networking guru who now helps companies and individuals develop and grow.
Broke the now legendary Watergate story, with fellow journalist Bob Woodward, which led to the resignation of President Nixon. A keynote speaker on American political/media culture.
Cambridge Educated, former professional poker player, Caspar uses poker as a metaphor to look at our attitude to Risk Taking & Decision Making, and "Why We Do What We do" and how we can conquer our fear of failure. A thought provoking speaker.
Richard Bevan is Chief Executive of the League Managers' Association an organisation he joined on the 1st January 2008 after 11 very successful years as Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association.
Cobra Beer founder. Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea is an entrepreneur and business, leadership and marketing speaker.
Simon Biltcliffe, MD of Webmart and IoD Director of the Year 2010, is a business speaker with a difference. Direct, fun, challenging hairy and off-the-wall, he is a great motivator in a business environment.
Founder of The Big Issue in 1991, now the world's most successful street magazine. An inspirational business leader and advocate of social change.
Crispin is an independent intelligence consultant. He is retained by the BBC as an expert in terrorism and intelligence and was extensively involved in their coverage of both 7/7 and 21/7.
Born in Besancon, France in 1949, Raymond Blanc is acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. His exquisite cooking has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence.
former Home Secretary and a leading Blairite who, despite being blind from birth, was highly regarded as an effective reformer and parliamentarian
Former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England, Nils Blythe has extensive experience as a keynote speaker and conference chairman.
Daniel Bobroff is the founder of Coded Futures, a creative technology advisory firm focused on the future of retail, and formerly the co-founder and Investment Director of ASOS Ventures, the online fashion company’s venture capital division. He is a thought leader and great keynote speaker.
Not only one of the best female poker players around with over $3.7m in live tournament earnings, she has a first class degree in Astrophysics! A great keynote speaker.
Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and author of 'Which Way's Up? The future for coalition Britain and how to get there'. Nick's themes for public speaking include the future of the coalition; modernising the tory brand; brics -an opportunity for Britain
Steve is a property entrepreneur and successful businessman, with a keen interest in personal development. He left school at 16 with no formal qualifications, yet built a series of successful businesses - like all entrepreneurs there have been setbacks along the way, but he has dealt with them, which is what has ensured his route back to success.
Managing Director of Capital Economics and Telegraph columnist. Roger won the Wolfson Economics prize last year for his analysis of how the Eurozone could break up, while his latest tome, The Trouble with Europe provides a thorough analysis of Europe: its history, its structures and its potential future. Very popular business and keynote speaker.
Patti Boulaye is best known as an actress and performer in shows such as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, however she is also a successful businesswoman and a popular speaker at corproae events.
Entrepreneur and a much sought after speaker Deirdre Bounds emphasises the importance of self belief and success in both one`s personal and business life,
American businesswoman, model, actress and television personality. She lives in London where she runs her company, ByCaprice Lingerie. Passionate about business she is a role model for women in business.
Journalist and broadcaster who was the first woman to edit a broadsheet. Rosie was Boris Johnson's food Tsar and also involved in social and sustainability issues - she once lived rough for a week for a BBC documentary.
One of the triumphant members of the World Cup winning England team. Since retiring he's taken part in Dancing on Ice and is a regular sports pundit.
Sir Alan's assistant on The Apprentice and Vice Chairman of West Ham. Previously at Birmingham City, she turned the club form bankruptcy to profit, especially exploiting affinity deals - everything from credit cards to funerals! She was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014.
Benet Brandreth QC 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.
Sir Richard Branson has built the Virgin brand from student magazine publishing initially into a global business incorporating modern media in all its formats, airlines, trains and space exploration.
Founder of Plant for Peace – creative horticultural co-operatives in conflict-torn countries like Afghanistan. His powerful personal story, from drug addiction and homelessness to founding Plant for Peace, is inspiring and enlightening.