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Adam Henson is an English Farmer and Television Presenter.
Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to millions of viewers each Sunday evening.
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and television presenter.
Adam Hills has appeared on Australian and British television and is best known in Australia for his role hosting the music trivia show Spicks and Specks.
Self-educated food expert, Adam is known as being the host of the hit food travel show ‘Man Vs. Food’.
Adam Richman grew up in the food Mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all. A self-educated food expert and trained sushi chef, since 1995 he has kept a travel journal including each of the restaurants he visited and what he learned from the trip. Adam has subsequently worked in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world coast-to-coast. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for discovering the best local dishes across America, all of which found their way into his ever-expanding food journal. Although described as a bit on the husky side, to maintain his health while indulging for his show on The Travel Channel’s Man v. Food (which he began hosting in 2008), Richman exercises twice a day while he is on the road.
Adam Savage is best known for his work in Sci-Fi movies and his role in MythBusters.
Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his mind and make it real. Adam is a maker, a dreamer, a cinephile, a craftsman and a tireless advocate for getting one’s hands dirty. He has multiple hobbies and is passionate about restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle, and researching and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. But his true love is his family. He lives with his wife, twin boys, and their two amazing dogs.
Adil Ray OBE is the creator and star of BBC1’s primetime sitcom Citizen Khan. He is also a versatile broadcaster and presenter.
Adil Ray is a British actor and radio and television presenter. He stars in the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, which he created and co-writes, as well as presenting on various BBC radio stations and regular to ITV Good Morning Britain filling in for Piers Morgan.
Adrian is a popular British television and radio presenter particularly in current affairs and politics. He is also working for ITV Sport covering top football matches.
Adrian initially started working for the BBC by carrying out work experience on the Business Breakfast show. He was successful and soon switched to working for the BBC’s radio channels, working on Radio 4’s Financial World Tonight. He soon moved to Radio 5 Live and had his own show – Chiles on Saturday – which was awarded a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award in 2002. In 2010, Adrian left the BBC and began working as a sports presenter for ITV. He was a presenter on Daybreak (a breakfast show) for about a year. He also presents That Saturday Night Show.
Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, behavioural psychology and cultural diversity.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992-2018. He has lectured and given keynote speeches globally in many of the World's largest organisations.
Aisling Bea is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
Since winning prestigious comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? in 2012, Aisling Bea has become one of the most in-demand performers in UK and Irish comedy, a status cemented when she won the British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic in 2014.
Alain de Botton
"Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance." Alain is known as the peoples' philosopher and best known for his aim to bring philosophy to the masses in a non-threatening or intimidating manner. Also a best-selling author.
Described as the "peoples' philosopher", Alain has written a panoply of successful books, ranging in topics from love, architecture, travel, literature, and religion. His books have gone on to be best-sellers in 30 different countries. When Alain is not writing, he can be found at 'the School of Life', a book store and workshop dedicated to a new vision of education, which aims to expand on his mantra that our purpose can be found in seeking answers to intellectual questions.
President, private international security consulting company and expert in international counter-terrorism.
Alan W Bell's distinguished career includes more than 22 years of UK Special Forces military experience related to global terrorist and security issues with MI5 and MI6. Mr. Bell has trained close protection (bodyguard) teams for two kings, two presidents, and has been involved in counter-terrorist operations and training throughout the world.
English announcer for programmes on BBC One and BBC Radio 2; he is probably best known as the "Voice of the Balls" on the National Lottery programmes on BBC One.
Alan Dedicoat is known to millions of viewers as 'The Voice of the Balls', providing instant commentary for the National Lottery Draw, he is also the voice of Strictly Come Dancing.
Producing rock concerts, theatre shows, outdoor events, as well as Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village of 1066 Plus the House on the Hill Toy Museum.
Alan’s history, as a rock ‘n’ roll promoter from the 1960′s to the present day, lends a unique understanding and experience of this particular field, as well as specialising in early tinplate toys.
Former Director of Communications and Strategy Prime Minister’s Office and now author and columnist.
Alastair is a media communicator and strategist best known for his role as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He played a key role helping to create New Labour and return them to power. Alastair did this job for Labour's first term but after helping Tony Blair win a second landslide election victory, he became Director of Communications and Strategy until 2003. He is also an advocate for mental health issues due to facing his own battles with depression and alcoholism.
Alex Horne is a British comedian. He is the host of “The Horne Section”, a live music variety show which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Award-winning comedian Alex Horne has established a reputation among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up comedian and writer.
Alex Macqueen is best known for being an actor, with appearances in ‘The Thick of It’, ‘Inbetweeners’ and numerous others.
Alex Macqueen is an action, comedian, presenter and former lawyer best known for his roles as Julius Nicholson in ‘The Thick of It’ and Neil’s Dad in ‘The inbetweeners’. He is also a superb conference chair, awards host and after dinner speaker.
Alex Polizzi is an hotelier and a television presenter.
Alex Polizzi is an English hotelier and the presenter of the British television series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5.
Alex Salmond is a politican and is best known for being the former leader of the Scottish National Party.
Alex Salmond is a politician who served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014, he has held seats in both the Scottish and United Kingdom parliaments.
Alexander is best known for being a part of the comedy duo, Armstrong and Miller and longstanding Host of BBC's Pointless.
Alexander is a presenter, comedian, actor and more recently singer. He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge where he read English. It was at the Cambridge Footlights where he met Ben Miller and formed the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller. Xander is also one of the country’s most popular hosts - fronting Pointless and regularly taking on the Have I Got News presenter role. He has explored Italy for BBC One, portrayed David Cameron, and recorded Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Alexandre Amjad Katrangi
Expert in Economics, Marketing, Business Opportunities & Investments analysis & macro analysis on the Middle East & Africa.
Alexandre Katrangi is highly regarded & consulted for his consultancy and advice in the Middle East & Africa. Optimistic, insurance and clarity makes for his socialism and respect with his work. His straight forward approach, expert analysis and macro analysis on Middle East Area, Africa within the fields of Geopolitics, Geostrategic, Governmental Relations, Politics, Economics, Market specialist, cartography of economic actors and competitors, Advisory and Consultancy services, local practices, uses and habits, network and relations.
Amanda Holden is an English actress, singer and presenter, best known as a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent since the show began in 2007.
Amanda Holden played the role of Sarah Trevanion in Wild at Heart (2006-2008) and the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for Laurence Olivier Theatre Award. More recently she has presented various television shows for ITV including Superstar (2012), This Morning (2014-2015) and Give a Pet a Home (2015.
Amber Case is best known for being a cyborg anthropologist.
Amber Case is an anthropologist who specialises in observing the symbiotic relationship between people and technology.
Amol has presented the ‘The One Show’ for BBC 1 and is a regular presenter on Radio 2, on both ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’ and ‘Drivetime’.
Amol Rajan is the BBC's first ever Media Editor, covering the global impact of the rapidly changing media landscape across politics, business and culture for the BBC's biggest outputs: ‘Today’ on Radio 4, and ‘Six O'Clock News’ and ‘Ten O'Clock’ News.
Andrea Catherwood is a well regarded international television presenter and journalist.
Andrea has anchored ITV News, been a regular on This Morning, presented business briefings for Bloomberg and interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi.
Andrew Marr is best known for being the host of the TV Show, The Andrew Marr Show.
Andrew Marr is one of the most familiar reporters, journalists, presenters and interviewers on television. He was the host of weekly BBC ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ up to December 2021, during which Andrew conducted live interviews with a host of high profile guests on topical issues and he also current presents the Radio 4 programme, ‘Start the Week’, on a regular basis. Prior to this, Andrew spent five years as Political Editor at BBC News.
Andrew Neil is a British journalist, writer, and broadcaster, forensic political analyst for ITN and formerly presenting BBC TV shows 'This Week' and 'Daily Politics'.
Andrew Neil is a publisher, editor, writer, broadcaster, public speaker and business consultant on media matters working out of London, New York, Edinburgh and France. During his career he has been UK Editor of The Economist, Editor of The Sunday Times, Executive Chairman of Sky Television, Executive Editor of Fox Television News of America and a leading anchorman of political programmes on British television.
Andy Hamilton is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, and radio dramatist.
Andy Hamilton is an award winning comedy writer and stand up comedian, perhaps best known for co-creating and writing Outnumbered, who has recently been working on satirical television shows such as Ballot Monkeys and the comedy film What We Did On Our Holiday with fellow writer Guy Jenkin. Now he is back on the road with a new stand up show: Change Management.
Angellica Bell is an award winning British television and radio presenter.
Angellica Bell is currently a regular reporter for The One Show and has been part of this show since it began in 2005.
Anita Rani is an English radio and television presenter and journalist of Indian descent.
Anita Rani is the presenter of the RTS award winning Four Rooms, the antiques show with a twist on Channel Four. She is a member of BBC1’s The One Show presenting team and reporting team, fronts Escape To The Continent and has presented numerous documentaries for the BBC.
Anjum Anand is best known for being a British Indian chef.
Anjum Anand is a British Indian food writer and TV chef of Indian cuisine.
Anna Richardson is an experienced presenter, television producer, writer and journalist.
Anna Richardson is a well-known presenter known for hosting Secret Eaters (2012), The Sex Education Show (2008) and My Big Fat Diet Show (2010).
Annie Lennox OBE is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist
One of the finest and most outstanding musical voices of our time, singer, songwriter, campaigner and activist, Annie Lennox OBE is celebrated as an innovator, an icon, and a symbol of enduring excellence. Annie’s music career is peerless with over 80 million record sales to date and winning countless awards, while her tireless charity work is widely praised receiving prestigious awards and honours.
Archie Norman is best known for being the chairman of ITV plc.
Archie Norman is a British businessman and politician. He is at present the only person to have been a FTSE 100 chairman and a Member of the House of Commons (MP) at the same time. On 18 November 2009, Norman was announced as the new chairman of ITV plc. He took up his post in January 2010.
Ardi Kolah LL.M is Executive Fellow and Director, GDPR Programme, Henley Business School (UK).
Ardi is Executive Fellow and Director, GDPR Programme, Henley Business School and the founder of GO DPO®, which is the strategic partner for many multi-national clients in data protection, privacy and security. He’s the first privacy practitioner to have guided the global company Hitachi Consulting Corp (NYSE: HIT) in achieving BS10012:2017 Personal Information Management System (PIMS) in the UK.
Armando Iannucci is a writer and producer, best known for his work on Alan Partridge, In the Loop and Veep.
Armando Iannucci is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated British satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent.
Arthur is a prestigious playwright, author, and comedian.
Arthur Smith has become one of comedy's elder statesmen: an Edinburgh Fringe stalwart and a club compere since the early days of the alternative scene. As a comedian he has played all over the country, including the Comedy Store, Jongleurs and assorted West End Theatres. His show Arthur Smith Sings Andy Williams played Edinburgh and then the Comic Strip in New York.
Austin Healey is a former English rugby union player.
Austin Healey is a former rugby player and has represented the England national rugby union team.
Ayesha Hazarika is a former senior Labour advisor and stand up comedian.
Ayesha Hazarika was a senior Labour adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband and is now a political commentator.
Baroness Susan Greenfield
Susan is a neurobiologist and international expert on the Brain, author and broadcaster.
Baroness Greenfield is former Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (the first woman to hold that position) and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team investigating neurodegenerative disorders. In addition she is Director of the Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind, exploring the physical basis of consciousness. Susan Greenfield is an outstanding keynote speaker on creativity and leadership, human behaviour, science and the future.
Barry Humphries CBE is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author.
Barry Humphries CBE is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer, and an accomplished landscape painter.
Barry McGuigan, also nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a retired Irish professional boxer.
For almost 20 years, Barry McGuigan has been commentating and writing on boxing and has developed into one of the leading figures of the sport.
Bear Grylls OBE
Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter with worldwide acclaim.
Bear Grylls OBE has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and sail.
Broadcaster, traveller and adventurer Ben Fogle is best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV.
Ben Fogle has rowed the Atlantic Ocean, crossed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara and crossed the Empty Quarter on camel. He has presented numerous hit programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 including, New Lives in the Wild, Extreme Dreams, Countrywise, Harbour Lives, Through Hell and High Water and Crufts. He writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph and has written six Sunday Times bestseller books. He is an ambassador for WWF, Medecins Sans Frontier and Tusk, Centrepoint and the Princes Trust, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of The Royal Parks Foundation. Ben is a special correspondent for NBC News in the United States, reporting from all over the world for Today, Dateline and MSNBC Nightly News.
Ben Thompson is best known for being a Business Presenter for the BBC.
Business presenter, Ben Thompson, has reported from all over the world for the BBC covering stories in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America. It’s a job that’s seen him interview world leaders, company bosses and a fair few showbiz names along the way.
Ben has been a political correspondent for the BBC since 2008, and appears regularly on the BBC News at 6 and News at 10, as well as Radio 4 programmes such as Today and the World at One.
Ben Wright has worked extensively for the BBC, covering stories around the world, including India, the United States and mainland Europe. Ben currently focuses primaily on issues relating to British politics.
Regarded as one of the most talented conductors of our time.
Benjamin Zander is known throughout the United States as one of the most inspiring teachers and trainers of young musicians, as well as a musician at the cutting edge of interpretation of music of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Now as well regarded for his work as a speaker as for his teaching and conducting, Zander has been invited to share his knowledge and experience with organisations the world over. As a lecturer to corporations, he reveals the distinctions of leadership, teamwork, creativity and coaching gained in a life-time of conducting.
Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate.
For over 20 years, Bianca has campaigned for social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world. She is Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA and Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. Her work has been award-winning, receiving the Earth Day Award from the UN in the 1990s, as well as the Green Globe Award from the Rain Forest Alliance, and an 'Abolitionist of the Year' award from the US National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Bob “The Cat” Bevan is a Broadcaster, Author and After Dinner Speaker.
Bob 'The Cat' Bevan MBE – recently inducted as a celebrity ambassador for Variety the global children’s charity, is one of the most versatile and popular entertainers on the after dinner and conference circuits. Starting with tales about his hopelessness as a goalkeeper he has developed into an all-round comedian, presenter, interviewer and auctioneer suitable for any audience.
Boy George is a British singer, known for his flamboyant and androgynous image, who once fronted the band Culture Club.
Boy George's band Culture Club released their debut album, Kissing To Be Clever, in 1982, and their third single, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" was a huge hit, reaching the No. 1 spot in 16 different countries. More recently he has been set to join Paloma Faith and Rita Ora as judges on The Voice.
A light hearted but informative view of life as seen through a Mariner’s eye.
Captain Brian Nibbs draws upon his several years’ experience of a sea-going career and his marine-related experiences in positions ashore. His talk is specifically tailored to the audience and is interspersed with maritime anecdotes and memories.
Brian Turner is best known for being a Chef.
Brian Turner is a British chef, based in London. He has appeared as a cook on BBC2's Ready Steady Cook since 1994 as well as presenting other cookery programmes.
Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brewmaster, entrepreneur and creative business thinker.
Bruce delivers world-class speeches to corporations around the globe. He compares the challenges of operating in the world of rock music and commercial aviation with those in the business world; from teamwork, forward planning and the ability to learn from setbacks and move on successfully. Bruce’s speeches are a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration that will energize and intellectually refresh listeners with a world-class delivery of the spoken word.
Bruce Sterling is best known for his work on the Mirrorshades anthology.
A futurist, journalist, science-fiction author and design critic, Bruce Sterling is best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre.
Cally Beaton is best known for being a comedian, media business leader, performer and coach.
After joining the board of ITV, Cally went on to set up her own company and serving as an SVP in charge of International Sales at media giant Viacom, she also started a parallel career in comedy. Cally brings humour and energy to workplace insights ranging from how to foster a creative, positive environment to how to inspire and lead through change.
Camila Batmanghelidjh is best known for leading a major children's charity while rocking a multicoloured Turban.
As founder of two leading children's charities, the Place 2 Be and the now defunct Kids Company. Place 2 Be is continuing to deliver services and Kids Company closed "following false sexual abuse allegations, which were taken to the media. The police investigated, and found no crime had been committed. They stated they "found no fault with Kids Company's safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults". Camilla continues her pioneering work in collaboration with several charities and her new book 'Kids' also a collaboration will be out soon.
Carol is best known for being a weather presenter for the MET office.
Carol is a multi-award winning weather forecaster and TV presenter, having appeared regularly on the BBC Breakfast show since 2008. Carol has also made guest appearances on TV shows such as the hit BBC One show, ‘Would I Lie To You’.
Caroline Hyde is a Berlin-based European business correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
Caroline Hyde regularly interviews chief executives, finance officers, politicians and research analysts across the region. Hyde has also provided in-depth reports on the UK property sector, charitable institutions and developments in digital, music and visual technology.
Catherine captained her country to the 2010 Rugby World Cup Final on home soil before retiring from the sport in 2011 after gaining 63 caps for her country.
Following a successful on pitch rugby career Catherine has now made the bold move to transfer from the sports pitch to the business pitch as she has made her move to set up and run her own company Inspiring Women. Inspiring Women is a platform to encourage female speakers, mentors and ambassadors from the sports and adventure world to provide insight and share valuable lessons learnt with the business world. Alongside this Catherine has made sure that she is continually challenging herself and has taken part in a filmed mountaineering challenge in the Swiss Alps, has completed 2 marathons and entered a third and is taking on the task of coaching women’s rugby premiership side Aylesford ladies for the 2015/16 season. Catherine is also patron of the charity Tag Rugby Trust where she has volunteered her time in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Mexico and India.
Catherine Tate is a well loved English comedian and actress.
Catherine Tate is an English comedian, actress and writer, best known for writing and acting in the successful The Catherine Tate Show.
Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006 and is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News.
She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of investigations and scoops. She was also the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of a campaign against sexual violence.
Cesar Millan is a Mexican American self-taught dog trainer.
Cesar Millan is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012.
Charlie Browne has had 30 years of success and experience working with sustainability for IKEA and leading the drive that has put IKEA in the forefront of sustainable retailers.
Charlie was IKEA UKs first Sustainability manager in 1998, led the UK sustainability organisation for over 15 years and was an IKEA global sustainability auditing leader.
Charlotte Smith is best known for presenting Farming Today on Radio 4.
Charlotte Smith is a Radio Presenter with experience as a reporter, producer and presenter.
Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of Hillary Rodham Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Chelsea Clinton spent part of her youth as a public figure as the daughter of President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She attended Stanford University before becoming an NBC News correspondent in 2001. She is an advocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.
Cherry Healey is a British television presenter.
Best known for her hugely successful and immersive BBC3 documentaries, Cherry is now a well-known consumer presenter for the BBC.
Cheryl Baker is best known for being in the 1980’s band Bucks Fizz.
Cheryl Baker is an English television presenter and singer, best known for winning Eurovision in 1981 with the band Bucks Fizz.
Chicco is best known for being the Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane.
Chicco is Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane, the company in charge of the construction of the new underground lines in Rome. He is also a Senior Partner at Rothschild Italia, a member of the Board of Directors of Lloyd Adriatico and RAS, Chairman of the Board of Telit Communications PLC and Chairman of the Board of E.V.A., a company developing hydropower generation plants. He is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the European Carbon Fund and also Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 20th World Energy Congress.
Chris Evans is the host for the Breakfast Show on Radio 2.
Chris Evans is an English presenter, businessman and producer for radio and television. Best known for his career on Radio 2, hosting the Breakfast Show since 2010.
Chris Hughes is best known for co-founding the social networking site Facebook.
Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook.
Chris Packham is an English television presenter.
Chris Packham is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author, best known for his television work including the children’s nature series The Really Wild Show in the 1980s.
Christian O'Connell is a British radio DJ.
Christian O'Connell presents the The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio weekday mornings.
Christian Wolmar is best known for his books and commentary on transport.
Christian Wolmar is a British journalist, author, politician and railway historian of Swedish and Russian descent.
Former President of The Law Society, leading the Society through its biggest diversity and inclusion programme in history.
Christina was the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and the fifth woman to hold this office. During the presidential year 2018/19, Christina's main priorities were: diversity and inclusion - focusing on social mobility and women in leadership in the law; the future of the profession - including legal technology and leading the LawTech Policy Commission; promoting access to justice for all and mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession. Christina has been at the heart of UK law, law tech and women in technology, chairing government panels and thought leadership.
Clare Balding OBE is one of the UK’s favourite and leading broadcasters.
Clare Balding began her career as an amateur flat jockey, becoming Champion Lady Rider. The transition from competing to presenting began with her television debut at Royal Ascot. Clare is now an established name in BBC sport, winning several awards. She has also written regular columns for the Observer and Sunday Telegraph, as well as Racing Post.
Claudia Winkleman is one of the most sought after television presenters, renowned for her work in fashion.
Claudia Winkleman presents the Great British Sewing Bee and is co-host of the Strictly Come Dancing results show. She also hosts the BBC's Film Programme and has been known to appear as a panelist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.
English actress, novelist, journalist and radio presenter including BBC3 Breakfast, The Culture Show and BBC Proms.
Clemency presents Breakfast on BBC Radio 3 and numerous other arts and music programmes for TV and radio including The Culture Show, the Proms, BBC New Generation Artists and BBC Young Musician of the Year, which she has fronted since 2010. In the current affairs sphere, she is a reporter on Channel 4’s award-winning documentary strand Unreported World and a regular commentator on Sky News Sunrise and BBC Radio 4.
Clive Myrie is best known for being an English television news journalist.
Clive Myrie is an English television news journalist.
Craig Revel Horwood
Craig Revel Horwood is best known for being a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.
Craig Revel Horwood is an Australian-British dancer, choreographer and theatre director in the United Kingdom. He is a patron of the National Osteoporosis Society.
British television presenter, television and stage actor best known for the Gadget Show, Culture Show and Bang Goes The Theory. Dallas won Celebrity Mastermind 2015.
Dallas is one of the most versatile and well travelled factual presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary & challenging locations all over the world - Sewer diving in Mexico City, scaling the world’s tallest building in Dubai, exploring secret chambers in Egypt’s Great Pyramid, filming rocket launches to the International Space Station in Kazakhstan and diving for lost Spanish treasure off the coast of Cuba.
Daniel Finkelstein OBE is a British journalist and politician. He is a former executive editor of The Times, remains a weekly political columnist, and is now associate editor.
Lord Finkelstein's career is as broad in its scope as it is distinguished. It has encompassed being Editor of Connexion - Britain's first internet and data communications newspaper, directing the Social Market Foundation think tank and acting as a key advisor to the Conservative Party.
Danny is a loved Chef and TV Host.
As star of the Food Network's hit show Rescue Chef, Danny Boome is a superhero in the kitchen, able to solve any kitchen crisis while pleasing the pickiest of eaters. Incredibly charismatic and energetic, Boome provides practical eating advice for aspiring cooks of any skill level. A strong believer that a healthy meal enhances both body and mind, his handy tips are designed to provide essential nutrition on the go.
Danny Boyle is an English film director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director.
Danny Boyle is well known for his films such as 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.
David is an award winning journalist and novelist, his success propelling him to being one of the best-known journalists and current affairs broadcasters in the UK. Also he was the producer of the BBC 1 series, The Blair Years and a regular BBC television
David Aaronovitch is one of the best-known journalists and current affairs broadcasters in the UK, winning awards for political journalism and being named 'Columnist of the Year' by What The Papers Say. David’s fascination with some of the more arcane aspects of public life and debate led to the Voodoo Histories book on the impact of conspiracy theories.
David Baddiel is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter.
David Baddiel is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank Skinner. Besides comedy, Baddiel is also a published novelist and a screenwriter.
Best Selling author of PATHFINDER, also known as 'Ghost Platoon' which is his first hand account of fighting deep behind enemy lines on a Black Ops Mission I lead in Iraq.
Best Selling author of PATHFINDER: David’s first hand account of fighting deep behind enemy lines on a Black Ops Mission he lead in Iraq. It is a story of Triumph Over Adversity and details how his team of elite operators were abandoned by higher command and ambushed, alone and surrounded had to fight to survive - 9 men against 2,000 enemy.
David is a well respected psychologist and author.
David began his career as an architectural psychologist studying the interactions between people and buildings, publishing and providing consultancy on the designs of offices, schools, prisons, housing and other building forms. His work in architecture led to studies of human reactions in fires and other emergencies. David went on to pioneered investigative psychology in Britain, setting up journals and aiding the police in 1985 on the Railway Rapist case. He was the Professor of Psychology at the University of Surrey for ten years, where he developed investigative psychology. David went on to set up the Centre For Investigative Psychology which is based at the University of Liverpool. Since 2009 he has been at the University of Huddersfield and is the founder and director of the International Academy for Investigative Psychology, a professional academy for researchers seeking to apply social science to investigative and legal processes.
Dean is a British actor and singer, best known for his appearance on Life On Mars.
Dean is best known as DS Ray Carling from BBC's best drama in years 'Life On Mars' and is soon to be seen in the spin off series 'Ashes to Ashes' in the spring of 2008. Life On Mars won countless awards and regularly had a viewing audience of over 7 million each week. Dean Andrews is an accomplished Actor and After Dinner Speaker and continues to be a huge favourite with the public.
Dean Atta is best known for being a writer and performance poet. He won the 2012 London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012.
Award winning inspirational Poet and Spoken Word Educator. Dean is both charismatic and reflective in his writing and delivery. Available for keynotes, readings, workshops and Masterclasses on a range of creative, artistic and LGBT briefs. Atta's debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014 sponsored by Société General UK LGBT Network.
Dharshini is a broadcaster, economist and author, who has extensive experience as a keynote speaker and conference chair.
Dharshini is a presenter of financial programmes, who has fronted shows across the BBC and Sky News. She’s a highly experienced business and economics journalist who is as comfortable at analysing and debunking economic developments as she is probing business leaders about their accounts.
Dominic Frisby is a multi-talented individual who not only is a comedian, but a writer, actor and finance guru as well.
Comedian, speaker and author Dominic Frisby is well versed in economics, politics and current affairs – as well as being an extremely charming comedian and compere.
A comedian who makes you feel glad to be alive
Dominic has a very personable stage presence and always makes his shows relaxing, intimate and hugely enjoyable. He is now one of the most most respected comedians.
Dominic Littlewood is best known for being a TV Presenter.
Dominic Littlewood is an English television presenter and journalist who specialises in consumer affairs.
DP Fitzgerald is a television presenter and co-founder of mooVmoo.com.
DP combines the adaptability and professionalism of an experienced presenter with the lighthearted wit and humor of a curious worldly Irishman.
Dumi Oburota is an inspirational entrepreneur who is co-founder of Disturbing London which Dumi describes as an “entertainment and lifestyle company.”
Dumi Oburota is the Nigerian-British entrepreneur credited for engineering Patrick Okogwu AKA Tinie Tempah's rise to stardom. He is also attributed to being behind strong acts like WizKid and asides music, he boasts a clothing label under his "Disturbing London" company. Now he is on a mission to make Disturbing London "a stamp of coolness for millennial, urban culture".
Duncan Campbell is an investigative journalist, author, consultant and television producer specialising in privacy, civil liberties and surveillance issues. His best-known investigations led to major legal clashes with successive British governments.
Campbell now also works and is recognised as a forensic expert witness on computers and communications data. He has providing specialist testimony in over a hundred criminal and civil cases and has given evidence to the House of Commons and the European Parliament on surveillance legislation.
Best Selling Author of First Into Action: autobiography of life in the Special Boat Service as its youngest ever member. 8 books on his fictional hero, John Stratton. Maritime Security advisor and Crisis Manager/Responder to multi-national companies.
Best selling author of an autobiography describing life in the Special Boat Service and 3 years as an undercover operative in the highly secretive 14th intelligence detachment where he was Mentioned In Despatches. Falconer was the youngest member of Britain’s modern Special Forces. Author of 9 novels, 8 of them on his fictional hero, John Stratton. Falconer is a Maritime Security Specialist and a Crisis Manager and Responder to high profile organisations, and has worked as a specialist security advisor to international news, the UK government and others, the FBI, major airlines, NGOs and charity organisations. His first novel is being filmed soon.
Eamonn Quinn is a “Dragon” on the Irish version of Dragons’ Den.
Eamonn Quinn is currently an Executive Chariman of Kelsius Limited and has a wealth of experience within the food retail sector.
Ed Coats is best known for competing in a race to the South Pole alongside James Cracknell and Ben Fogle.
Ed is a doctor in Nottingham with degrees in Medicine, Extreme Human Physiology and Medical Law. In 2009 he took a break from Medicine to join James Cracknell and Ben Fogle on the first ever race of its kind to the South Pole. Ed completed a two-day selection course beating over 650 applicants to win his place on the team. The expedition and selection process was filmed for a 5-part TV series for BBC2 called ‘On Thin Ice’.
Eddie Mair is a Scottish broadcaster who presents on national radio and television.
Eddie Mair is, by his own account, one of Britain’s most beloved broadcasters.
Eddie the Eagle
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski Jumper.
Eddie Edwards, nicknamed "Eddie the Eagle" by the media, is a British ski jumper and skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.
Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body".
Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television. She oversees one of the most well-known, and expanding, brand names in apparel and women’s fashion. More importantly, she is the mother of two sons and an ambassador for three global charitable organisations.
Emily is an Award-winning journalist and broadcaster.
Emily Maitlis started her career in news at NBC Asia as a business correspondent, but also presenting key events such as the transfer in sovereignty in Hong Kong, and the collapse of the tiger economies in 1997. Emily then moved to the UK, acting as a business correspondent for SKY News. In 2001, Emily transferred to BBC News, where she remained, presenting a range of news shows, becoming one of the main and most popular news presenters in the country. Having departed the BBC and signed with Global, the media and entertainment group, the next chapter of her career.
Eve Pollard is a British author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.
Eve Pollard is often referred to as ‘The First Lady of Fleet Street’. She was one of the first female editors of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987-1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991-1994.
Farrah Storr is the current Editor of Cosmopolitan UK.
Farrah Storr has a history of revamping magazines from Women and Home to Good Housekeeping, to Eve, to Glamour, to Women's Health, and finally to Cosmopolitan U.K.
Fearne Cotton is best known for being a former Radio 1 presenter.
Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer.
Felicia Day is an American actress and she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural.
Fergal Keane OBE is a Special Correspondent with BBC News.
After joining the BBC in 1989 as a Northern Ireland Correspondent, within less than a year Fergal Keane was appointed to become the BBC correspondent in South Africa where he covered stories including townships unrest, the first multi-racial elections at the end of the apartheid and genocide in Rwanda.
Fergus Walsh is a medical journalist for the BBC and has reported on a wide range of issues, from medical research to ethics and both domestic and global disease threats.
Fergus Walsh has been the BBC medical correspondent since 2006. He has won several awards for medical journalism, and has been commended for his work in making important health topics more understandable to the public.
Fiona is an award winning news presenter, being one of BBC's most experienced and high profile newscaster.
Fiona is one of the BBC's most experienced and high profile news presenter, being named the 'Newscaster of the Year' in 2003 at the Television and Radio Industry Awards. Since joining the BBC in 1989, Fiona has presented multiple programmes, including BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, CrimeWatch, and most recently the Antiques Roadshow.
Fiona Glover is best known for being the host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.
Fiona "Fi" Glover is a British BBC journalist and presenter and, until March 2011, the host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live.
Frances is the chair of the Court of Heriot-Watt, one of Scotland's top universities.
Dame Frances Cairncross is an economist and former journalist with a strong interest in higher education, in the future of the press, and in the impacts of technological change on society and on the global economy.
Francine Stock is a former BBC TV current affairs reporter.
Francine Stock is a British radio and TV presenter and novelist, of part-French origin.
Francis is the co-director of the film, Il Etait une Foret.
A botanist and biologist, Francis is specialised in tree architecture and the ecology of the tropical rainforests. An outstanding professor and researcher, he led the Radeau des Comes scientific missions from 1986 to 2003. He has written several books including "In Praise of Plants", "Advocacy for the Tree" and "The Tropical Condition". Far from a technocratic speech, Francis Hallé knows how to get his audience interested in tree science, floral structures and even the architecture of vascular plants.
Frank Gardner is well known for being the current Security Correspondent for the BBC.
Frank Gardner is a British journalist and correspondent. He is currently the BBC's Security Correspondent. He was appointed an OBE in 2005 for his services to journalism.
Celebrated international rugby star, former Welsh Rugby Captain and former British and Irish Lions Captain
Gareth is an engaging speaker on his experiences as both an international sports star and his personal story of coming out, as a member of the LGBT community and on living with HIV.
Garry E Hunt
Former NASA scientist, Imaginative, inspirational and engaging business, space exploration and climate change communicator.
Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed at such diverse places as the London Palladium, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society, company Boardrooms, Universities & TV studios throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster, author & speaker.
Gavin Duffy is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Gavin Duffy is best known for taking businesses from concept in the Den to success in retail or online in just a matter of months.
Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist.
Gavin Esler is also an event host, a moderator for business conferences and a lecturer on subjects as diverse as British and American politics, communications and the future of the media. He delivered the prestigious 2017 Magnusson Lecture on how institutions and individuals can build trust — and how to recover if they lose it. He has spoken on similar themes with groups as diverse as senior British military officers, financial consultants, lawyers, senior public officials, politicians and leaders of international corporations. He has hosted conferences with business and political leaders in venues in the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Turkey, the UAE, and all across the UK and Europe.
George Alagiah currently presents the Six O'clock News (Britain's most watched news programme), and World News Today for the BBC's global channel.
Before going behind the studio desk, George was one of the BBC's leading foreign correspondents, recognised throughout the industry for his reporting from around the world on some of the most significant events in recent history including the trade in human organs in India, the civil wars in Afghanistan, the Kosovan refugee crisis, the farm invasions in Zimbabwe, the aftermath of the terror attacks on New York and the Asian tsunami.
George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer.
Between the general elections in 1987 and 2015, with a gap between 2010 and 2012, Galloway represented four constituencies as a Member of Parliament, elected as a candidate for the Labour Party and later the Respect Party.
George Magnus is widely credited for with having identified the trigger points leading to the Great Financial Crisis in 2008.
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and an adviser to some asset management companies.
George McGavin is best known for his research into insects.
George McGavin is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer.
Georgie is a leading technology journalist and broadcaster. Every week she presents Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show', the UK's best loved consumer tech program.
Georgie Barrat writes about tech for a range of publications including The Mirror, Marie Claire, Huffington Post & Tech City News and has spoken on the subject for the likes of ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.
Gerard Lyons is a British economist.
Gerard Lyons is currently economic adviser to the Mayor of London. He is a regular commentator for Bloomberg and Sky News.
Professor Greer is best known for being a major feminist voice of the mid-20th Century.
Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th Century.
Gethin Jones is a Welsh television presenter.
Gethin Jones is best known for his children’s television career presenting popular shows such as Popty and Blue Peter.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her work on the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII and its long-term legacy.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge; she is also a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has published widely in the fields of history, archaeology and the heritage of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. She also regularly speaks at international conferences in these areas. She is particularly passionate about victims of Nazi persecution and has pioneered the concept of ‘Occupation Archaeology’, the archaeology of military occupation during WWII. She is a firm believer in the role of academics as activists and interventionists in the memory and heritage of those they study.
Gino D’Acampo is an Italian celebrity chef.
Gino D'Acampo is an Italian celebrity chef and media personality, best known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks. D'Acampo rose to fame as a regular chef on the ITV show This Morning.
Fashion expert, award-winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK’s most sought-after entertainers.
Thanks to the overwhelming success of his Channel 4 series, How To Look Good Naked, which ran for six series, acclaimed fashion stylist and on-screen consultant, Gok Wan, is now an institution on our screens.
Greg Davies is a Welsh stand-up comedian.
Greg Davies is a Welsh stand-up comedian and actor known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and Ken Thompson in Cuckoo as well as for his guest appearances in Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? and Fast and Loose.
Greg James is best known for his career as a Radio 1 DJ.
Greg James, is a British radio DJ and TV presenter, most famous for hosting the drivetime show on BBC Radio 1.
Gregg Wallace is best known for co-presenting MasterChef.
Gregg Wallace is an English television presenter known for co-presenting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef.
Guy Browning has two key characteristics necessary for great business communication: a thorough understanding of commercial issues and a highly developed sense of humour.
Known as the ‘David Attenborough of the business jungle’, Guy Browning is the creator of The Guardian’s Office column, presenter of Small Talk on Radio 4, and author of a slew of bestsellers. His latest book is The Pocket Guru, a brilliantly accessible guide to enterprise.
Guy Standing is Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.
Guy Standing is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences and co-founder and now honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international NGO that promotes basic income.
Gyles' has a dynamic career history, ranging from the former Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major's government, to a West End performer.
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got New For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and two recent best-sellers.
Hannah Fry is best known for being a mathematician, science presenter and all around badass.
Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL.
Hardeep Singh Kohli
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Scottish broadcaster and writer who has appeared on radio and television.
Hardeep Singh Kohli was born in Glasgow in 1969. A BAFTA-winning broadcaster, he was the writer of the Channel 4 hit Meet the Magoons, a presenter of Radio 4's Saturday Live, Midweek and The Food Programme, as well as contributor to numerous radio programmes such as Radio 4's Front Row and Radio 3's Nightwaves, and a movie reviewer on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Harry Enfield is a BAFTA award-winning English comedian, actor, writer and director.
Harry Enfield is an actor and writer, best known for Kevin and Perry Go Large, Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul and Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
Harry Hill is best known as the narrator of You’ve Been Framed!
Harry Hill is a former physician who began his career in comedy when he began hosting his popular radio show Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner.
Harvey Goldsmith CBE, is a legendary and visionary producer and promoter of concerts, charity events and television.
Harvey is a world-famous music mogul and visionary producer and promoter of rock concerts, Charity events and television broadcasts. He has produced, managed and promoted shows with most of the world’s major artists. He has worked with, among others; Andrea Bocelli, Muse (band), Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Sting, and many other.
Hayley is best known for being the Fairy Job-Mother.
Hayley is the renowned Fairy JobMother, who takes on the challenge of getting the unemployed of Britain back into work. Appearing on a Channel 4 series 'Benefit Busters' projected Hayley into the limelight and public domain. Since then, she has travelled across the UK and over the water into the USA to pass on her advice and help people back into jobs.
Heather Rabbatts is best known for being the former Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth.
Heather Rabbatts is a Jamaican lawyer, businesswoman, and broadcaster, who rose to prominence as Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth, the youngest council chief in the UK.
Helen Skelton is a British television presenter.
Helen Skelton is best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and as a regular relief presenter on Countryfile since 2008.
Holly Walsh is best known as a comedian.
Holly Walsh is an English comedian and comedy writer, known mainly for her work on TV and radio in the UK.
Holly Willoughby is an English television presenter.
Holly Willoughby is best known for her television work with ITV. She has presented a number of television programmes alongside Phillip Schofield such as Dancing on Ice and This Morning.
Hope Powell is the former Coach for the England women’s national football team.
Hope Powell is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until August 2013.
Hugh is a hugely successful comedian, being the star of Mock The Week and BBC’s Outnumbered.
Hugh Dennis is an actor, comedian, voice-over artist and writer. He currently hosts BBC2's improvisation show Fast And Loose and Radio 4's long-running satirical series The Now Show. He has guest hosted, Have I Got News for You and has also appeared as a team captain in every episode of the risqué Mock The Week. He plays the lead in Outnumbered - the wonderfully inventive semi-improvised BBC sitcom.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is best known for being a British Chef.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist and food writer. He has also become a well-known campaigner on issues related to food production and the environment, such as fisheries management and animal welfare.
“The only good thing I've ever noticed about money, the only positive aspect of an otherwise pretty vulgar commodity, is that you can use it to buy things.” Hugh best known for playing the lead character on the recent hit U.S. drama, ‘House’.
Hugh shot to fame recently for playing the much loved character of Dr. House, the arrogant yet brilliant diagnostician. Hugh has appeared in numerous roles, being a prominent figure in the Blackadder series with Rowan Atkinson, and appearing with Stephen Fry in the hugely popular ‘A Bit of Fry and Laurie’ as well as ‘Jeeves and Wooster’. In his acting career, Hugh has received multiple awards, including two Golden Globes for his role in House, and five time winner of the Peoples Choice Award for favourite TV and Male actor. Since the end of the series ‘House’, Hugh has become an internationally critically acclaimed musician, producing two bestselling albums.
Ian Morley is the founding Chairman of The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), and is one of the world's leading figures and inspirational speakers on the subject.
Ian Morley is one of the leading international figures in the field of Alternative Investments. His experience covers most areas of financial markets and one of his specialist presentation is: 'Capitalism. My part in its downfall, The history of frauds and failures.' He takes you through all the key events, the characters, anecdotes, and war stories in a most amusing and educative manner. He has advised the Bank of England, the Central Bank of Ireland, the OECD, the EU and other international institutions about the managed derivatives and the Hedge Fund Industry.
Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience.
Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a graphic designer at White Space Creative Agency. He facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores reoccurring themes in his work - Identity, Displacement and Destiny - in accessible, enjoyable ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds.
Isabel Oakeshott is a political journalist and commentator.
Isabel Oakeshott is a political journalist and commentator. She was Political Editor of the Sunday Times from 2011 until 2014.
Jackie Ashley is best known as a journalist.
Jackie Ashley has most recently been a regular columnist for The Guardian and a presenter of BBC Radio 4's "The Week in Westminster" having previously been Political Editor of the New Statesman and Political Correspondent for ITN.
Jameela Jamil is best known for being a presenter for Channel 4.
Jameela Jamil is a British television presenter, radio presenter and model. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes and has been a presenter of T4 from 2009 until 2012 when T4 ended.
James Brown is the former editor of the ‘lads’ magazine LOADED.
As the founding editor of Loaded, James Brown redefined magazine publishing and set the cultural agenda for a generation of young men.
James Landale is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. For more than two decades James has reported on British politics and world affairs, covering five general elections and interviewing every prime minister since John Major.
James Landale is currently Diplomatic Correspondent for BBC News where he is in the thick of the corporation’s coverage of Brexit, the Trump presidency and other global issues. Prior to this position, James was the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor, at the forefront of the BBC’s political news coverage; covering politics primarily for the BBC's flagship Six and Ten o'clock news and Radio 4 news programmes.
James Naughtie was one of the main presenters for Radio 4’s Today programme from 1994 - 2015.
James Naughtie is a British radio presenter and radio news presenter for the BBC. From 1994 - 2015 he has been one of the main presenters of Radio 4's Today programme.
James is a BAFTA-award winning TV and film actor.
James Nesbitt is one of the most popular and familiar actors on British television. Cold Feet made him a household name and he has since excelled in everything from Gothic horror to wacky comedy. On the big screen he's starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus, and plays one of the dwarves in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.
Jamie Bartlett is a journalist and author.
Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos. He specialises in online culture and the dark net.
Jamie Carragher is a retired English footballer.
Jamie Carragher played as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool for 17 years and is now currently a pundit for Sky Sports.
Janice Meek is a Guinness World Record holding adventurer, ocean rower, international motivational speaker and polar adventurer.
Janice Meek is an unlikely adventurer who can proudly claim to be the only woman on the planet to have rowed across an ocean and walked to two poles. Janice now dedicates her life to public speaking, motivating others to achieve goals they never dreamed of, inspiring people regardless of their age, gender or size and fundraising for charity.
Jason Bradbury describes himself as a “first generation geek” and is fixated with tech and all things web-related.
Jason Bradbury is an English television presenter, best known for presenting shows such as the Channel 5 technology programme The Gadget Show and the BBC One game show Don't Scare the Hare.
One of the most exciting comedy performers, Jason Byrne is a 'must see' comedian.
Jason's innovative and fresh comedy style endorsing high-active lunacy engages audiences and promises that their is no comedian currently that compares to him. His fast, free-wheeling style, fused with an array of off-beat props, makes his act a helter-skelter of a show – where the audience are promised the ride of their lives. He has been one of the fastest selling performers at the last 11 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, where his sell out shows have attracted Best Headliner Chortle Award in 2007, a nomination for 1998 Perrier Newcomer Award, and then a much revered Perrier Award Nomination for his outstanding 2001 show.
Jason Manford is an English comedian, television presenter and actor.
Jason Manford is best known for his roles on comedy panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats on Channel 4 and Odd One In for ITV.
Jay Rayner is The Observer's restaurant critic and a novelist.
Jay Rayner is a British journalist, writer, broadcaster and food critic. His television appearances have earnt him the nickname Acid Rayner due to his sour demeanour.
Jaymi Hensley is a member of boy band Union J.
Jaymi is a singer who is most known for his work in Union J alongside Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley and JJ Hamblett. They first came to public attention after competing on the X Factor in 2011 and came in fourth place. The band has released two albums together and last year were working on their third.
Jean-Christophe is a nationally adored and world-class chef.
Jean-Christophe was born in France where he left school at the age of 14 to become a baker. From there, Jean-Christophe has excelled to the top of the culinary world. Becoming a professional chef at the age of 20, winning his first 2 Michelin stars as Chef Patron at the Gordleton Mill. Jean-Christophe now owns restaurants all around the world, and has opened his own cookery school to pass on his gift to others.
Jeff Banks CBE is a Welsh designer of men's and women's clothing, jewellery, and home furnishings and co-presented The Clothes Show for the BBC.
Jeff Banks CBE has been at the forefront of British fashion throughout the past five decades. He has won numerous awards and citations around the world. His career can truly claim he has changed the course of fashion, as we know it today.
Jennifer Pahlka is best known for founding the company Code for America.
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America and is known for her TED talk “Coding a Better Government.”
Dr Jeremy Leggett is a British green-energy entrepreneur, author and activist.
Jeremy Leggett is the founder of Solarcentury and is an activist for green and renewable energy. He also lectures at Oxford and Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on Solar Power.
Jeremy is a public speaker and executive editor of Wired, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future.
Jeremy is in charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will affect consumers and businesses alike. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, flying cars to passenger drones, Jeremy has first-hand experience of emerging trends as well as personal contact with the business leaders driving them.
Jessica Fellowes is an English author and freelance journalist.
Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker, best known as the writer of the official companion books to the hit telelvision programme Downton Abbey.
Jim Davidson, OBE is an English comedian and presenter. His highest profile roles came on television when he hosted Big Break and The Generation Game.
Jim Davidson OBE is firmly established as one of Britain's top stand-up comedians and he is well known to TV viewers as host of BBC TV game shows Generation Game and Big Break. He received an OBE for his services to charity and has three coveted Showbusiness Personality of The Year' Awards - from the Variety Club of Great Britain; The Grand Order of Water Rats and Comic Heritage.
Jo Elvin is the Editor of Britain’s biggest-selling fashion magazine, Glamour.
Editor of the market-leading GLAMOUR magazine Jo Elvin knows better than most the characteristics and tools required for success; from ambitious young world-traveller to one of the most successful magazine editors in the UK, Jo is the perfect example of where persistence can get you, motivating audiences with her passion for publishing as an inspirational keynote speaker.
Joan is regarded as one of the most iconic television actresses of all-time.
The inimitable Joan Collins is, quite simply, a legend. Actress, author, producer, entrepreneur and devoted mother, Joan has been successful in whatever she does. Nominated for an Emmy award and winner of Golden Globe and People's Choice awards, as well as numerous other awards worldwide, Joan has appeared in more than 55 feature films and dozens of television programmes. She has acted with many screen legends, including Richard Burton, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, James Mason and Paul Newman.
Joanna is one of Britain's best loved actresses, best known for her role in the situation comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
Joanna Lumley OBE is an esteemed TV and stage actress, voice-over artist, author, comedienne, and former model. Her most remembered role is as 'Patsy' in the nationally loved 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Beyond her acting roles, Joanna has worked alongside multiple charities and has been an avid activist for campaigns such as Survival International, the Gurkha Justice Campaign. Joanna is also the Patron for multiple charities, including PENHA, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, and Trust in Children. In early 2013, Lumely was ranked as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4's Radio show, Woman's Hour.
John Barnes MBE is an English former footballer, rapper and manager.
John Barnes MBE is of Jamaican and Trinidadian origin, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport.
John Barrowman is best know for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in BBC’s Torchwood and Doctor Who.
John Barrowman MBE is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975.
John Craven OBE is a nationally loved broadcaster and author.
Every Sunday, millions tune in to John Craven OBE as he highlights rural and environmental issues in Britain on the BBC broadcast CountryFile. John has been a part of the CountryFile team for nearly 25 years. However, what made John a household name was his role in presenting and editing John Craven's Newsround - the first TV news show for children.
John Humphreys is best known for his controversial journalism.
John Humphreys is a Welsh author, journalist and presenter of radio and television, who has won many national broadcasting awards.
John Inverdale is best known for his broadcasting.
John Inverdale is an English broadcaster. During his radio career, he has presented coverage of many major sporting events including the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, the Grand National and the FIFA World Cup.
BBC's Chief political correspondent 1992 until 2000, his unexpected success on the TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and his regular appearances on The One Show, and many significant roles in BBC broadcasting.
John is best known for his role as the BBC's chief political correspondent, a position that he held from 1992-2000. John was voted the "Best Individual Television Contributor of the Year" at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards for 1999. John's long dormant career in comedy was revived in 1998 when he appeared in an edition of "Have I Got News For You" on BBC 2. Ian Hislop said he had been one of the funniest guests in the history of the program. John is a highly acclaimed corporate speaker, brilliant awards host, challenging conference chair and excellent anecdotal after-dinner speaker.
BBC News World Affairs Correspondent
John has worked for BBC all of his life, and since becoming the BBC News World Affairs Correspondent, he has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and has interviewed many world leaders. His impressive reporting career has seen him avoiding bullets in Tiananmen Square Massacre, being one of the first reporters in Afghanistan in 2001 disguised by wearing a burka, and being hunted by Robert Mugabe's forces in Zimbabwe. With over 40 years experience in international journalism he has the ability to cover topics from highly factual and intense World Affairs to more light-hearted and amusing tales from his extensive travels.
John Torode is house-hold name in the cooking world, and is best known as a presenter of the BBC’s Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef.
Australian chef John Torode is the co-presenter of the MasterChef programmes. He and co-presenter Gregg Wallace have become household names guiding and judging nervous chefs as they aim to become MasterChef. John is also a successful restauranteur.
Since 2014, Jon Sopel has held the prestigious post of North America Editor, the most senior foreign posting in the BBC.
Since moving to Washington, Jon Sopel has conducted an exclusive interview with President Obama, has travelled on Air Force One – and famously clashed with President Trump at a White House news conference. His book 'If Only They Didn't Speak English, notes from Trump's America' is due to be published autumn 2017.
Jon Stewart is best known for hosting 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'
Jonathan "Jon" Stewart is an American political satirist, writer, producer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian.
Jonathan Agnew – or “Aggers” as he is known to his many fans – is the BBC’s cricket correspondent and the senior member of the award-winning Test Match Special team.
Jonathan’s distinguished playing career began in 1978 when he made his debut for Leicestershire following impressive performances in club cricket. He was to stay with the county throughout his playing career before retiring aged 30. Jonathan played in 218 matches and took 666 wickets in his first-class career. During the 1987 season he took 101 wickets and his career-best bowling figures were 9-70. He took six ten-wicket hauls and was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1988.
Jonathan Ball MBE is best known for Co-Founding The Eden Project, the largest greenhouses on planet Earth.
Jonathan Ball’s story tells of the extraordinary events, which were part of the evolution of the Eden Project and the passion and commitment he has to ensure that no harm can come to this project, which does so much for Cornwall.
Jonathan Watson is a Scottish actor and comedian.
Jonathan Watson is best known for his comedy sketch show Only an Excuse?, which parodies people and events from the world of Scottish football, and the BBC comedy Bob Servant Independent in which he appears with Brian Cox. Jonathan plays one of the series leads in the BBC comedy/drama Two Doors Down which will premiere in Spring 2016.
Jonty Bloom is a well-known Business Correspondent for the BBC, working mainly in radio.
Jonty Bloom is a BBC correspondent currently working as Business correspondent on radio and online. He also covers the EU and Eurozone and has worked as Europe Correspondent for the BBC based in Brussels.
Julia Bradbury is best known for co-presenting Countryfile.
Julia Bradbury is an English television presenter, specialising in documentaries and consumer affairs.
Juliet Mann is a broadcasting journalist who has worked in newsrooms around the world for CNN International, Sky News, Reuters, CNBC, BBC and LBC Radio.
Juilet Mann was a business correspondent for CNN. Previously as Reuters Television’s Paris Correspondent, Juliet contributed to the daily Equities Briefing and Opening Bell, hosting two-way links with London and Tokyo.
Juliette Foster is a British journalist and television news presenter.
Juliette Foster is an award winning television and radio journalist who has worked with some of the world’s leading international broadcasters including BBC World, Bloomberg Financial Information Television and Sky News.
June Saprong Is an English television presenter of Ghanaian descent.
June Saprong has had a flourishing 12 year career which began at MTV UK and has already seen her become a media phenomenon and is the only presenter of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public alike.
Justin King CBE
Prolific retail business leader and advisor, former CEO Sainsbury's and now Vice Chairman Terra Firma.
With over thirty years of experience working in and leading large businesses, Justin brings in-depth knowledge of retail transformation and operations as well as a good historic understanding of the M&S business and values. Justin is currently Vice Chairman of Terra Firma, where he acts as an adviser to the General Partner. Prior to this, Justin was the CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, where he led the business through a major turnaround which led to nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer where he was one of the pioneers of the development of the Simply Food business. He held prior roles at Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars and was a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Justin was also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Kanya King CBE
Kanya King is the founder of the MOBO Awards.
Kanya King CBE is the founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, launched in 1996 to celebrate and celebrate urban music. She now employs hundreds of people and The MOBO Awards is Europe's largest urban music awards show, attracting the largest primetime multicultural audience of over 250 million people around the world.
Karen Darke is a British Paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author.
Karen has the philosophy that to have the most impact in life we should challenge our constraints, adopt a positive mindset and support each other to be the best we can be.
Kate Humble is best known for presenting wildlife and science programmes.
Kate Humble is an English television presenter, specialising in wildlife and science programmes. She was also the President of the RSPB until 2013.
Kate Russell is an English technology reporter.
Kate Russell is a technology reporter often seen on the BBC television programme Click.
Kate Silverton is an English journalist, news presenter and herapist
Kate has presented all the network bulletins. Away from the news desk she’s been off-road for Top Gear, kayaked for Ultimate Wild Water and has qualified as a counsellor.
Kathy Lette is a best selling Australian-British author.
Kathy Lette is a comedy writer and novelist. She is best known for her international best seller books including Courting Trouble and Men: A User’s Guide.
Katty Kay is best known for her work for BBC World News America.
Katty Kay is an English journalist. She is the lead anchor of BBC World News America and was previously the BBC News Washington correspondent from 2002. Until 2009 she also blogged at the website True/Slant and is a Board Member at IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation.
Reporting in possibly the most turbulent times on this continent since the Second World War, BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler has become one of the most popular and well-known of British broadcast journalists.
Katya Adler is the BBC's leading voice on Brexit and the EU, populism across Europe, the future of the EU, Europe's relations with Trump and Putin and much more. Recently Katya has broadcast her own documentary on BBC examining the mounting challenges facing the European Union over the next few years in the light of Brexit, entitled "After Brexit: The Battle for Europe". Katya provides analysis and context on TV, radio, online via her ‘Europe Editor’ blog on the BBC news website and, in social media via Twitter.
BBC television news presenter and reporter for 40 years. Chairman of the Birmingham Assay Office, 2006 - 2012, the first woman to chair any British assay office.
Kay Alexander MBE was a BBC Midlands news presenter, working as Anchor on the Midlands Today flagship programmes. She is very proud to have been the face of Midlands Today News for 40 years. In 2013, Kay was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity, and given an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham University, recognising services to broadcasting. Kay won the Royal Television Society Award in 2003 which marked 30 years in the business. In 2016 she presented a feature film "The Path of Inspiration" premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
With both style and substance, Kelly Lundberg is not only a stylist to royalty and celebrities but also an award-winning business owner, business mentor and international speaker.
From the stage of TED to the catwalks of New York, London and Milan, Kelly Lundberg styles and inspires people and their business to be the best they can be.
Ken is a world class chef.
Ken Hom OBE was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona – his Cantonese parents emigrated to the US in the 1920s. Growing up, he found American food unpalatable compared with his mother's cooking, so she sent him to school with a flask of hot rice and stir-fried vegetables, much to the envy of his friends. In 1969, Ken went to university in California, where he funded his tuition by giving cooking lessons. They proved to be so popular that he was recommended to the BBC by Madhur Jaffrey; Ken’s first Chinese cookery programme followed soon after. Ken has also taught many great chefs, including Charlie Trotter, who went on to open the famous Trotters restaurant in Chicago. Ken has cooked for many politicians, including Tony and Cherie Blair, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the presidents Taiwan and France, as well as the Sultan of Brunei.
Ken is best known for being the first Mayor of London, as well as taking the decision to bid for the London to host 2012 Olympic Games, where he was instrumental to the bid's success.
Ken Livingstone was the first Mayor of London, a role he held from 8 years, only recently being narrowly edged out of the position by current Mayor, Borris Johnson. His time in office saw important moments, including the introduction of the congestion charge and advocation of public transport in an attempt to tackle London's traffic problems, the expansion of social housing in London, and successfully winning the bid for London to host the Olympic Games in 2012. Ken has also written three successful books, including "If Voting Changed Anything, They'd Abolish It".
Professor Kevin Fong OBE is best known for being both an astrophysicist and medical specialist who worked alongside NASA.
Kevin has worked as a doctor with NASA and now he currently flies as part of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) crew in the UK. He is a frontline emergency physician whose expertise lies in understanding teamwork, risk management and decision making under extreme pressure.
Kevin McCloud MBE is best known for presenting the internationally acclaimed series Grand Design.
Through campaigns such as the Great British Refurb and his regular columns for Grand Designs Magazine and national newspapers Kevin McCloud now champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment and ecological construction.
Kimberley Wilson is best known for being a finalist on The Great British Bake Off 2013.
Kimberley Wilson, Waitrose/The Good Food Guide Restaurant Inspector Competition finalist, presenter on BBC2's Food & Drink, and finalist on The Great British Bake Off 2013.
Kirsty Wark is known for being a television presenter.
Kirsty Wark is a Scottish journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review from 2002 to 2014.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy is the EMMA award-winning broadcast journalist and a specialist news presenter. He has also made guest appearances on TV shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and made a cameo appearance in Shaun of the Dead.
One of the brightest new talents to ascend through such programmes as Newsround and Newsnight, Krishnan brings great flair to his reports and presentation- flair borne of intelligence, knowledge and sound programming instinct. The range of his work- as producer and journalist for BBC Television News and as a presenter on World Service Television News and until recently location reporter on National Lottery Live- underlines Krishnan's unique talent and versatility. He is now a lead presenter alongside Jon Snow.
Kristiane Backer is a German television presenter, television journalist and author residing in Europe.
Kristiane Backer is one of the very first presenters of MTV Europe. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press.
Lauren Laverne is best known for hosting a daily show on 6 Music.
Lauren Laverne began her career in indie band Kenickie while still at school. Following their split in 1998 Lauren moved into broadcasting. In radio her highly acclaimed stint as a DJ for leading London radio station XFM was followed by a move to BBC 6 Music, where she hosts a daily show.
Laurie Taylor is a legendary English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.
Laurie Taylor’s career has included stints as a teacher, a salesman, and actor, and as a lecturer and Professor of Sociology at York University, where he supposedly became the model for Howard Kirk in Malcolm Bradbury’s 1975 campus novel The History Man.
Lenny Henry CBE
Lenny Henry is a national icon in comedy.
Lenny Henry is the founding member of Comic Relief and an award winning comedian. His media career spans over 30 years as a documentary maker and communicator. Lenny has recently completed a BA Honours in English Literature with the Open University.
Linda Davidson is best known for being a former actress, best known for her role as Mary Smith on EastEnders and for being a digital and social media specialist.
Linda Davidson launched E4 and Channel 4’s digital offerings and then became European IT Director for Discovery Networks. She now lectures and helps companies to deliver ROI from their online platforms.
Linda Papadopoulos is a one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today.
Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist of Greek Cypriot descent, based in England. She is the author of books such as Psychodermatology, Becoming a Therapist, Psychological Approaches to Dermatology, the popular psychology books The Man Manual and What Men Say what Women Hear, which make the claim that there are inherent gender differences in relationships, and Mirror Mirror: Dr. Linda's Body Image Revolution, a book on using CBT to promote a healthy body image.
Lloyd Griffith is a Grimsby-born Comedian.
Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, a choirboy and an ‘aspiring’ goalkeeper. He’s the co-host of Soccer AM on Sky Sports every Saturday morning and also co-host of FLINCH on Netflix. You may have also seen Lloyd in 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Bounty Hunters (Sky), Comedy Central Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Taxi To Training (BBC3), Football’s Funniest Moments (Sky), The Premier League Show (BBC2) and many more.
Lord Digby Jones
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate 'In a fiercely competitive world we should not compete on cost along but on our ingenuity.' Baron Jones of Birmingham is renowned for his lifelong experience of business and values and his opinions
Lord Digby has been at the forefront of Britain and International trade and investment for decades. He is a business ambassador of UK Trade & Investment, Former Director General of the CBI and Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He is an engaging speaker and valuable mentor.
Lord Paddy Ashdown
Paddy Ashdown is best known as a former Liberal Democrat leader.
Paddy Ashdown, is a British politician and former diplomat. He was the Chair of the Liberal Democrats' 2015 general election team.
Lord Stuart Rose
A leading light in retail, former CEO and Chairman of Marks & Spencer, now Chairman of Ocado.
tuart Rose has spent all his career in retail joining Marks & Spencer plc in 1971. He left to join the Burton Group in 1989, becoming a director in 1993. Following the Group’s demerger in 1997 he became Chief Executive of Argos plc during the bid by GUS. In 1998 he became Chief Executive of Booker plc which was merged with the Iceland Group in 2000. He then became Chief Executive of Arcadia Group plc in November 2000 and left in December 2002 following its sale to Sir Philip Green. He was named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and became Chairman in 2008, standing down in January 2011. He was Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 – 2008, Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008 – 2010 and a Non-Executive Director of Land Securities from 2003-2013. He is Chairman of Ocado, Fat Face, Oasis Healthcare Group and a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths (South Africa). He is also Chairman of The Healing Foundation, a medical charity.
TV Chef selling almost one million books in the UK alone on cooking made easy.
Lorraine is a British former model and television cook and is very supportive of the charities Barnardos and Tact which both deal with fostered and adopted children. She is also an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine, The Prince’s Trust and Sutton Community Farm. At the end of last year, Lorraine was also named as the government’s first Fostering Ambassador.
Louise Minchin is best known for being a journalist and presenter within the BBC.
Louise Minchin is a British journalist and news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC.
Lucy Porter is an English actress, writer and comedian.
Lucy Porter has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Festival and many clubs around Britain. She has also a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 in various panel shows.
Luke Johnson is the Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP. He is Chairman and part-owner of Patisserie Holdings, Bread Ltd (the firm behind the Gail’s Artisan Bakery chain.) He is also Chairman and majority owner of Neilson Active H
As a leading figure in private equity and the man behind several instantly-recognisable high street brands, Luke Johnson is one of the few entrepreneurs whose speeches resonate with on-man-band businesses and Sunday Times readers alike.
Maayke Damen is a passionate advocate for sustainability with ambitions of a world where waste does not exist.
To turn this passion into a reality, Maayke Damen co-founded ‘Excess Materials Exchange’ (EME) which aims to reinstate waste to the valuable resource that it is by developing a circular economy and turning their waste to wealth. EME has created a secured marketplace, where companies can exchange any type of excess materials, business to business. Functioning as a dating site, EME uses data to match supply and demand and help identify the highest reuse potential for any given material. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Sustainability and Innovation Fund Port of Amsterdam, Project Manager at INSID, and Member of the Young Club of Rome. She was also the winner of the Dutch Singularity University innovation contest with the idea of a “Google for Materials” which she developed into the ‘Resource Passport’ that has now been made into Dutch and European policy.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock is best known as an English space scientist and co-presenter of the programme The Sky at Night.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock is an English space scientist. She is a research fellow in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies. Since 2014, she has co-presented the long running astronomy TV programme The Sky at Night.
Maggie Philbin OBE is a broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech.
Maggie Philbin OBE has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes. She is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers and co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people, their parents and teachers understand more about the real opportunities in Science,e Technology and Engineering. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences and award ceremonies, bringing a unique and insightful perspective on technology, diversity and innovation.
Urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City.
Majora Carter is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Marcus Brigstocke is best known for his comedy career.
Marcus Brigstocke is an English comedian, actor and satirist who has worked extensively in stand-up comedy, television, radio and theatre.
Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy is best known for being an expert Mathematician and Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. A natural communicator, he is especially passionate when it comes to popularising maths - showing how it affects every aspect of our lives from simple counting to any form of trade and even the homes in which we live. He looks at the maths that underpins the everyday world, from the internet, data analysis and communications to more surprising areas like sport and art.
Mariella is an acclaimed and respected journalist and TV presenter
Mariella has firmly established herself at the top end of opinion forming journalists and TV presenters in the UK. Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella has made her mark on a wide variety of programmes and writes regularly for the Observer, and other publications.
Mark Champkins is best known for his work at London Science Museum.
Mark Champkins, is a product designer and the London Science Museum’s first “Inventor in Residence”.
Mark Gallagher is a renowned public speaker on a range of business topics relating to experience gained while working in senior management roles within Formula One over the last 30 years.
Mark Gallagher’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990, later joining the team’s management board. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of one-third of the teams on the starting grid.
Mark is a critically acclaimed chef and restaurateur.
Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark is known for his original take on British gastronomy, after 17 years as Chef Director at Caprice Holdings, he opened his first restaurant in 2008 - the distinguished Hix Oyster & Chop House in Smithfield, and has since opened a further five establishments including Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis and the award-winning Mark's bar, and of course the latest Tramshed all to great critical acclaim.
Mark Jones is an award-winning broadcaster and author.
Mark Jones has worked for many years as live MC for Sky Sports Masters Football Tournaments around the world, and hosts prestigious award ceremonies and events across the UK and Worldwide.
Mark Mardell has been at the forefront of reporting and analysing major word events for radio and TV for twenty five years.
Mark Mardell now presents the ‘world at one’ and ‘world this weekend’ on BBC Radio Four, and in 2019 broadcast a documentary series on the 45-year relationship of the UK in the EU, called “Brexit – a love story?” uncovering the factious yet intriguing story of Britain's relationship with the EU.
Mark Miodownik is best known for being a Materials Scientist.
Mark Miodownik is a British materials scientist, engineer, broadcaster and writer at University College London.
Mark Powell is best known for being a bespoke British fashion designer.
Mark Powell is a British fashion designer whose emphasis on bespoke clothing has gained him a celebrity clientele.
Martin is best known for being Britain's UNICEF Ambassador former battlefields reporter and newsreader.
In 1997, Martin Bell OBE broke the trend and became an Independent MP; the first in 50 years. Martin Bell, a widely respected former BBC reporter and a tireless campaigner for trust in politics. Martin Bell was the BBC's War Correspondent and has covered some of the worlds most difficult and dangerous news stories. Martin is currently the British ambassador for UNICEF. He is also a author, with multiple successful books being published.
Mary Nightingale is a newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles within ITV.
Mary Nightingale is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles within ITV, as a newsreader for ITN, and as a presenter of the daytime cookery series Britain's Best Dish in 2011.
Mary Rhodes is known as the main presenter of the BBC’s Midlands Today.
Mary Rhodes is a journalist and presenter who has hosted a daily sports magazine programme and now presents bulletins across the BBC’s news outlets.
Matt Frei is a presenter at Channel 4 News and the current Europe Editor.
Matt Frei is part of the wider presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning ‘Dispatches’ programme. From September 2016, Matt also started presenting the 10 o’clock show every Saturday on LBC Radio, discussing issues with callers and using his wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of politics on both sides of the Atlantic to share his own opinions on worldwide matters of interest.
Matthew Fort is a British food writer and critic.
Matthew Fort is best known as The Guardian Food and Drink editor for 15 years, author of several award-winning books on food and expert judge on popular TV series, The Great British Menu.
Maxine Mawhinney is a BBC News anchor, award winning international television and radio journalist and broadcaster.
Maxine Mawhinney is one of the most experienced journalists in the UK. In a career spanning more than 35 years she has reported from across the world.
Meera Syal is best know for her comedy.
Meera Syal is a British comedian, writer playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress.
Writer and performer Mel Giedroyc is best known as being one half of the hugely successful double-act, Mel and Sue.
Mel Giedroyc is an English presenter, actress and comedienne, best known for her comedy work with Sue Perkins, co-hosting series including Light Lunch for Channel 4 and The Great British Bake Off.
Michael Buerk has probably won more international awards for television reporting than any other British journalist.
Michael Buerk is a British journalist, who has internationally won multiple television reporting awards . He presented BBC Television's flagship news programme, The Ten O'clock News and he also presented the peak-time BBC 1 programme about emergencies, 999. He is chairman of the BBC's discussion programme on moral and ethical issues The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4), and, also for Radio 4, presented The Choice, a single interview programme about individual dilemmas.
Michael Collie is a British television journalist who presents for BBC News.
Michael is a former presenter of the regional opt-out on the weekly politics programme The Politics Show. He also presents BBC Midlands Today.
Michael Finkel is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Stranger in the Woods" as well as the author of "True Story" which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture.
Michael Finkel is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit,” about a highly intelligent man who lived alone in the forest of Maine for 27 years, as well as the book “True Story,” about Finkel’s bizarre and unhealthy friendship with a murderer, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt and starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Michael O’Neill has been manager of the Northern Ireland senior men’s international team since December 2011.
Michael O’Neill is a Northern Irish football manager and former professional footballer. Michael currently manages the Northern Ireland international football team.
A plethora of influential radio and television documentaries including his BBC 2 series "Great British (and recently Continental) Railway Journeys", BBC 1's sardonic political "This week", and Radio 4's "Moral Maze".
Since leaving politics, Michael has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. Charming and charismatic, he is a regular on both BBC 1's "This Week" programme and Radio 4's "The Moral Maze". He has made radio and television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including three series of "Great British Railway Journeys" for BBC 2.
Michel Roux Jr
Michel Roux Jr is best known for being a world renowned chef.
Michel Roux, Jr., is a French-English two-star Michelin chef at the London restaurant Le Gavroche.
Mike Bushell is best known for being a sports journalist.
Mike Bushell is a sports presenter. He presents the sport on BBC Breakfast on Fridays and at the weekends, and sometimes on other weekdays.
Computer Security and Privacy Researcher
Mikko has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. He named the infamous Storm Worm, was part of the Conficker Working Group and he has done classified briefings on the Stuxnet worm.
Perrier and Sony award-winning comedian, writer and star of three series of The Very World of Milton Jones on Radio 4.
Milton's wonderfully creative use of language has been showcased repeatedly on Radio 4 (over 9 series), but has also been seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week, and in his first novel, Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? He's also a regular writer on BBC1's hit Not Going Out.
Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist, who forecasts trends and enables companies to develop what we will all be eating in the coming years.
Trend forecaster, academic, product developer, writer and broadcaster, Morgaine lives and breathes ideas and future trends. She asks the question 'why' so that she can deliver the 'what'. Identifying why people aspire to new things, she discovers what will be desirable and aspirational in the future. She endeavors to make food fun, informative and a social commentary on culture, class, behaviours and belief. She is the founder and director of Bellwether: Food Trends, a fashion/design/food/social trend (digital and print) compendium for global markets.
“Kids can and will thrive in the right conditions, but it all seems to start with the teachers, and giving those teachers the resources to teach- and not just to test.”
Morgan Spurlock is a documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films “Super Size” Me and “This Is Us”. Spurlock was the executive producer and star of the reality television series “30 Days”. As of June 2013, Spurlock hosts and produces the CNN show “Inside Man” and is the co-founder of short-film content marketing company cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE.
Myleene Klass is best known for being a member of pop band Hear’Say.
Myleene Klass is an English singer, pianist, media figure and model, best known as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say.
Nadiya Hussain is best known for being the winner of much loved programme The Great British Bake Off,
Nadiya Hussain won the sixth series of BBC's The Great British Bake Off in October 2015 and subsequently wrote for The Times Magazine, and signed a publishing deal with Penguin Random House.
Naga Munchetty is best known for being a British journalist and television presenter.
Naga Munchetty is a British journalist and television presenter. She presents BBC Breakfast regularly from Thursday to Saturday.
Natasha Kaplinsky OBE is known as one of television's best-loved broadcasters.
Natasha Kaplinsky OBE is currently a news broadcaster and a part of the ITN news team. Having since presented all of BBC One's main news bulletins, as well as broadcasts for Channel 5 and ITV, Natasha has also co-hosted Children in Need, The Proms and New Year Live for the BBC and appeared on Have I Got News For You. She also hosted the LWT current affairs show Seven Days, putting health, transport and housing ministers on the spot. Recently, Natasha reached national fame in another medium via winning the 2004 BBC talent series, 'Strictly, Come Dancing'.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator.
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosted NOVA ScienceNow and appeared on such shows as The Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.
BBC Royal and Diplomatic Correspondent and one of the original presenters of BBC television's Six O'Clock News.
For a time earlier in his career, Nicholas Witchell was a newscaster, but he is currently one of the diplomatic and royal correspondents for BBC News. He was the first reporter to relay the news of the Lockerbie disaster, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Nick Butter is best known for his numerous ultra endurance expeditions around the world. Nick is the first and only person to have run a marathon in every country in the world achieving this epic feat on 10th November 2019 after just 23 months.
Nick's passion for running is clear, but his meaningful topics are the basis of some truly inspirational messages too. He covers areas such as understanding potential; embracing failure; perseverance and determination, and how to value the time we have on our planet. His personal stories bring these issues to life with enthusiasm and character. Nick may be a runner first and foremost, but his messages reach further. He’s not on a crusade to get everyone into lycra, but simply to spread the message that everyone, regardless of age, background, and commitments can excel at anything they put their minds to.
Nick Ferrari is best known for his radio breakfast show.
The outspoken and humorous presenter of LBC’s flagship radio show Nick Ferrari entertains corporate audiences as an after dinner speaker; he takes them on a journey through his life and times, enriched with ‘behind the microphone’ stories of those in the spotlight.
Nick Grimshaw is a British television and radio presenter.
As well as hosting various shows for BBC Radio 1, Nick Grimshaw is notable for his work on Channel 4, E4, BBC One, BBC Two and Channel 4 youth strand T4.
Nick is a well-respected and familiar face and voice on television and radio with over 30 years’ experience in reporting and broadcasting.
Nick Robinson joined the flagship Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme as a presenter in November 2015, after a decade as the BBC’s Political Editor covering Prime Ministers Blair, Brown and Cameron. Nick’s Twitter feed is followed by 750,000 people. His ‘Election Notebook’ was a Sunday Times bestseller.
Nicky Campbell OBE is best known for presenting programmes such as the consumer affairs programme Watchdog from 2001 until 2009.
Nicky Campbell OBE is a Scottish radio and television presenter and journalist and he currently presents both the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast programme and the BBC One’s Sunday morning show The Big Questions.
Nigel Barden is best known for being a food and drink broadcaster.
Nigel writes and presents on food and especially drink. He also narrates power boat racing for Channel 4 and occasionally acts as rugby correspondent for BBC London. His passion for all kinds of booze has even taken him to the Edinburgh Fringe in a theatrical mission to make sherry trendy.
Nigel Gifford OBE
Nigel Gifford OBE is a passionate silver surfing disruptor and innovator with a penchant for exploration and adventure.
Championing dyslexia through a dynamic and diverse career that encompasses the world of the agile entrepreneur, international exploration, high altitude elite adventures, and innovation in aerospace and humanitarian aid. Mentor for the UK charity Heropreneurs.
Nigella Lawson is a writer and broadcaster.
Nigella Lawson is the bestselling author of ten books and is one of the most recognisable names and faces in the food industry across the globe.
Nina Hossain is best known for presenting ITV News London with the capital’s main stories of the day.
Nina Hossain is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITN as a main newscaster on ITV Lunchtime News and lead anchor on ITV News London.
Nina Nannar is a British Asian journalist and Arts Editor for ITV.
Nina is Arts Editor for ITV News. She was previously a News Correspondent. Nina covers stories in the world of arts and entertainment and interviews the industry's big names. Nina's interviewees have included Daniel Craig, Karl Lagerfeld and Dame Helen Mirren.
Nina Wadia is an Indian-born British actress, best known for playing Zainab Masood in the soap opera Eastenders.
Nina Wadia has many television credits to her name, including Goodness Gracious Me, Waking the Dead, Skins and the four-part TV adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth.
Professor Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader and economist with an impressive track record in predicting global trends.
Former ITV Economics Editor, Noreena is a leading economist and international bestselling author. Her work focuses on the socioeconomic implications of artificial intelligence, the lack of trust and existential threat felt by ‘Generation K’ and its connection to populism. With a track record of predicting national and global trends, Noreena has a profound understanding of the geopolitical and economic climate, examining the effects of the rise of populism on globalisation and business.
Norman Lamont is a British politican and former Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Norman Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, is a British politician and former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames. He is best known for his period serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer, from 1990 until 1993.
Ortis Deley is a British television presenter, radio DJ and actor.
Ortis Deley is in his sixth year of hosting Channel 5’s very popular The Gadget Show a role which Ortis loves and which has helped him develop a strong following. Ortis has also recently joined the team on Channel 5’s Police Interceptors.
Paddy O'Connell is an English television and radio presenter.
Paddy O’Connell presents Radio 4's Broadcasting House programme each Sunday morning. He is also an occasional presenter of Radio 4's PM programme.
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.
Paola Antonelli's goal is to promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.
Patrick Kielty is a Northern Irish comedian and presenter who is one of the most recognisable names on TV and having appeared on prime time celebrity shows and late night standup and topical panel shows.
Patrick Kielty started his comedy career whilst a student at Queens University, Belfast. He started his own night at the city’s famous Empire club, which spawned a one-off BBC television special ‘The Empire Laughs Back’ which in time won him a Royal Television Society award for best regional presenter.
Patricia "Patti" Russo is an American singer/songwriter/actress. She is perhaps best known as Meat Loaf's former female lead vocalist as she toured the world with his Neverland Express band between 1993 and 2013.
After working with high-profile bands and musicians around the world for twenty years, singer / songwriter Patti Russo is launching her solo career with a tour of the UK and an EP of her own music. Patti is best known as a duet partner for Meat Loaf, with whom she has toured the world for two decades. She has also worked with Cher, Queen, Bryan Ferry, Betty Harris and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, to name a few. Patti Russo is also no stranger to the theatre stage, having appeared as Esmeralda in the London production of Notre-Dame de Paris and as Killer Queen in the Las Vegas production of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You.
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy.
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
Paul Hollywood is a Baker and celebrity Chef.
Paul Hollywood is an English Baker and celebrity Chef, best known for being a judge on The Great British Bake Off since 2010.
Paul Whitehouse is a British actor, writer and comedian.
Paul Whitehouse became known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show.
Having won the TV Show, The Big Big Talent Show, Paul's ventriloquist act has lead his career performances in a range of prestigious venues, from Royal Variety Performance to the BBC One's The One Show.
Paul Zerdin was the first winner of ITV programme, The Big Big Talent Show. The UK's number one ventriloquist's career has included appearances on everything from the Royal Variety Performance, Paramount and Comedy Central's, The World Stands Up to ITV Daybreak, BBC TV's The One Show, Sky News and Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks. With Paul’s winning combination of technical skill, hilarious ventriloquism, charm and impeccable comic timing, Paul Zerdin’s live shows see him bring to life a diverse range of characters.
Paula Pryke OBE is a successful author and florist.
Paula runs a successful flower business which has a reputation for innovative floral designs. She has been described as "the most brilliant florist in London". Paula runs a flower school in London and is the author of numerous best-selling books on the subject.
Penny Mallory is known for being the first woman in the world to drive a World Rally Car, and being a well known TV Presenter.
Penny Mallory is a former Rally Champion, and travelled the the World with the World Rally Championship. Penny delivers the keynote 'World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’ which is thought provoking and amusing delve into the psychology of success, and how the way we think can determine how much we achieve. Penny is also a sought after Performance Coach working with World Class teams and businesses across all sports and industries.
Peter Andre is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality.
Peter Andre gained popularity as a singer, best known for his successful singles Mysterious Girl and Flava. He is also known for appearing on the third series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, and Strictly Come Dancing.
Peter Casey is a “Dragon” on the Irish television programme Dragons Den.
Peter Casey is the Founder and Chairman of Claddagh Resources and is also a writer and business and political commentator.
Phill Jupitus is an English stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist and podcaster.
Phill Jupitus’s vast range of talents has allowed him to have a variety of careers from music to television to stand up comedy making him an excellent entertainer.
Piers is best known as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, after proving a big hit on the US version.
Piers Morgan was Editor of the Daily Mirror until his dismissal following a decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. He is now better known as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, after proving a big hit on the US version. On 17 January 2011, he began hosting Piers Morgan Tonight for CNN in the timeslot previously occupied by Larry King Live before the retirement of host Larry King. His book, The Insider, private diaries of a scandalous decade, became an instant number one bestseller and sequel Don’t You Know Who I Am? Insider diaries of fame, power and naked ambition topped the bestselling list as well as God Bless America.
Pippa Evans is an award-winning musical performer, songwriter and improviser.
Pippa Evans is an award-winning musical performer, songwriter and improviser who’s a core member of the Olivier award-winning, critically acclaimed Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
Pippa Malmgren is best known for being an American policy analyst, now living in the UK.
Pippa Malmgren is an American policy analyst. She served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets.
Prof. Lord Robert Winston
Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. A pioneering career in the study of fertility, pregnancy and conception, genetics, children and development and music.
Prof. Lord Robert Winston is famous for his enormous work on gynaecology and fertility. He has written books on fertility, pregnancy and conception. He is best known on television for his pioneering series ‘Child of Our Time’ and is Patron of child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish.
Professor Green is an award-winning rapper, singer-songwriter with thought provoking documentaries on the modern face of society.
Stephen Manderson A.K.A Professor Green is an English rapper, singer song-writer and presenter with significant presence on BBC Three and increasingly on Channel 4. Stephen is an advocate for several campaigns on mental health awareness including depression, male suicide, poverty, working class white men and other challenges facing the vulnerable in society.
Quentin Wilson is a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain’s Worst Driver.
Quentin Wilson is an English TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain's Worst Driver and the original incarnation of Top Gear.
Rachel is a popular BBC television and radio weather presenter. She is currently based in the South East of England with five years of live presenting experience.
Rachel trained as a journalist, working as a producer, newsreader and weather presenter at ITV Anglia. She has been with BBC South East as the main weather presenter for the past three years and is responsible for the evening and late live forecasts, Monday to Friday.
Rachel is best known for her role on Channel 4's Countdown as a presenter and numbers expert.
Rachel Riley is the numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown. Rachel has a keen interest in promoting maths and science to young people. Rachel appeared in the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary ‘Kids Don't Count’ which asked how and why we are failing Britain's children when it comes to maths. Her other TV appearances include regular guest roles on the hit comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats on Channel 4, and has also competed in the special C4 mash-up shows 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats does Deal or No Deal.
Rageh Omaar is the former BBC war reporter who was dubbed the “Scud stud” during the Iraq war.
Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born British journalist and writer. His latest book Only Half of Me deals with the tensions between these two sides of his identity. He used to be a BBC world affairs correspondent, where he made his name reporting from Iraq.
Ramona Nicholas is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons Den.
Roman Nicholas is a self-made, award winning entrepreneur with an interest in retail.
Raymond is a world class and internationally renowned chef and restaurateur.
Raymond is a completely self-taught chef, inspired by his mother (fondly referred to as Maman Blanc). Raymond grew up in Besançon, near Dijon. He arrived in England in 1972 and became a waiter at the Rose Revived in Newbridge, Oxford. When the chef fell ill, Raymond took over, and in 1975, he was promoted to chef. The rest, as they say, is history. Raymond went from strength to strength, gaining the Rose Revived a Michelin Star two years later. He then worked all hours to save for his own restaurant; he opened Les Quat' Saisons in Oxford in 1977 and soon won a host of distinctions.
Rebecca Front is a comedy writer and performer, and an ambassador for the deaf-blind charity Sense.
Rebecca Louise Front is a BAFTA award–winning English comedy actress and occasional writer best known for her performances in The Thick of It, and a series of satirical comedies in the early 1990s.
Reema Al Saud
Reema Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian princess and entrepreneur.
Reema Al Saud is best known for her leadership skills within business innovation, with an emphasis on women in the workplace.
Reeta Chakrabarti is a BBC News presenter and correspondent.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents the One, Six and Ten O'Clock News on BBC1 and also reports at home and abroad. She was previously Education and Social Affairs correspondent, and spent many years reporting politics from Westminster.
Reggie is one of the most talented and versatile performers / presenters on British TV.
Reggie Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ, best known from his roles as Rastamouse, Leo Jones in Doctor Who, and for his work at the BBC in radio and television.
Reverend Richard Coles
Richard is a well known and much loved media personality, writer, actor, retired vicar, and former member of The Communards.
The Reverend Richard Coles is a broadcaster, writer, actor and retired priest and former pop star with The Communards. Following up on a successful media career Richard trained for a priesthood in the Church of England. Meanwhile he continues to work in broadcasting, with Newsnight and as an opera reviewer, Songs of Praise and as a panellist on Have I Got News For You. In 2011 he became the regular host of BBC 4’s Saturday Live programme.
Richard Ayoade is an English comedian and actor best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
Richard Ayoade is an English comedian, actor, writer, TV presenter and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
Richard Blackwood is a Stand-up Comic, Broadcaster, Actor and Presenter.
Richard Blackwood first set his sights on entertaining at the tender age of eight after watching comic, Richard Pryor live in concert on BBC 2.
Richard is a world renowned quality chef and entrepreneur.
Richard won his first Michelin star at Stephen Bull's Fulham Road restaurant in 1994, before launching the acclaimed Michelin-starred Lindsay House in London's Soho in 1997. In 2006, Richard took over the reins at the well-established London fish restaurant, Bentley's, opening a second Bentley's in Dublin in 2008. Richard has catered for numerous prestigious events, including lunch at 10 Downing Street for Tony Blair and the King and Queen of Jordan. He has appeared in several UK television cookery programmes and hosts the Irish TV series Corrigan Knows Food.
Richard Herring is best known as a stand up comedian
Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts. In 2016 he will be touring his new show Happy Now?, which will also be released on DVD. He premièred the show as part of a season of shows at the Leicester Square Theatre which saw him revive each of his eleven consecutive stand-up shows for just one night only before debuting a brand new hour on the final night.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones is the winner of the tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent 2016.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones is a Master Magician of the prestigious magic circle and represents the very best in cutting edge magic.
Richard is one of the UK's most prolific environmental speakers and nature writers.
Richard is the UK's most celebrated nature writer and a major voice in promoting environmental issues. He is an experienced speaker on topics such as the Environment and Nature. As well as delivering regular lectures, he contributes frequently to BBC radio.
Producer turned television and radio presenter Richard Osman is best known as Alexander Armstrong’s “pointless friend” on the BBC quiz show Pointless.
Richard Osman is an English television presenter, producer, comedian and director. He is the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless.
Rick Stein is known for being the chef and owner of “The Seafood Resturant.”
Rick Stein is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter.
Rita Clifton CBE is a speaker, writer & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. She is a writer, keynote speaker, conference chair & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rob Beckett is an English stand-up comedian and presenter.
Rob started performing stand-up in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions winning 4 competitions in his first year. Consistently impressive performances in these competitions, culminated in Rob finishing as a runner up in So You Think You’re Funny and winning the Amused Moose Laugh Off which earned him an invite to perform at Comedy festivals in Australia. At this festival in Adelaide Rob was nominated for the best newcomer award. He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 with his solo show Rob Beckett’s Summer Holiday.
Rob Brydon is best known as a Welsh actor and television presenter.
Rob Brydon is a Welsh actor and writer, known for Would I Lie to You?, The Rob Brydon Show and Gavin and Stacey.
Rob Delaney is an American comedian best known for his Twitter account.
Rob Delaney is a well-known American comedian, actor, and writer from Boston, Massachusetts but is currently residing in London.
Rob Law MBE is the founder and CEO of Trunki, the brand behind the much-loved ride-on suitcase for tots.
As the founder & CEO of Trunki, the brand behind the much loved children’s ride-on suitcase, his award winning company has pioneered a whole range of innovative travel gear and is fast becoming recognised as a global brand for families on the go After his famous rejection on BBC’s Dragons Den, Trunki is now widely regarded as ‘the one that got away’, having sold 3.5 million suitcases, exporting to 100 countries and winning over 120 awards. The Den was just one of the many setback’s Rob faced during his inspirational story to success. If you want a Keynote to motivate, inspire and entertain yet give audiences practical advice to empower, ask for the Trunki Daddy.
Robbie Fowler is an English former professional footballer and manager.
Robbie Fowler played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability.
Robert works at the vanguard of future thinking on trust, communications and activist business leadership.
Robert Phillips is the author of the ground-breaking and controversial Trust Me, PR is Dead; a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School; and co-founder of Jericho Chambers. Robert advises major companies and organisations committed to a better society and the common good – helping them navigate towards meaningful change through what they do, not what they say.
Roger is a noted City of London economist, economic advisor to government and companies and an award winning newspaper columnist.
Roger is Executive Chairman of Capital Economics and one of the most respected voices on the current turmoil. He is known for making bold calls on the global economy and markets – and usually being proved right.
Romesh Ranganathan is best known for his stand-up comedy.
Romesh Ranganathan is a British stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared on Mock the Week, Holby City, Soccer AM, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous.
His investigative journalism in the BAFTA award winning and inspirational series Gangs, illuminating the violence and trauma associated with gangs, and their profound impact on an individual, societal, and political level.
Having started his career as an actor, Ross Kemp has gone on to prove himself as a successful documentary maker having received a BAFTA for his series on gangs and many other nominations and awards for his television work. Ross now has his own production company so if you're looking for a speaker with a diverse career experience and equipped with motivational and teamwork skills, then Ross will be the perfect speaker for you.
Ross Noble is a stand up comedian.
Ross Noble rose to mainstream popularity through making appearances on British television, particularly interviews and on celebrity quiz shows such as Have I Got News for You.
Roy is a specialist conference moderator, an experienced speaker and the author of eight books.
As a moderator, Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world's largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate 'private' conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world's largest trade association - the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).
Roy Walker is best known for presenting the game show Catchphrase.
Roy Walker is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor.
Rt Hon Lord John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister and effectively EU rapporteur on climate change.
The UK's longest serving Deputy Prime Minister, since leaving the Commons John has acted as EU ‘rapporteur’ on climate change, and as himself in an ad for an online comparison site. With Pauline he’s also made films on the class system and the north/south divide.
Ruby Wax OBE is best known for her impact in the comedy scene; performing, presenting, and writing some of the UK's most memorable TV moments. Ruby is now a Mental Health advocate, providing workshops to businesses and clients.
Ruby Wax OBE had a prolific acting career: charming and chiding a melange of celebrities on her chat show, Ruby; acting as the voice of the Pope in BBC's animated series, Popetown; and performing as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since her acting career, Ruby has changed direction, now being a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and studied in Neuroscience. Ruby now offers business leaders and clientele workshops in developing a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues.
Rudy De Waele
Ruby De Waele is a futurist, change agent, transformation strategist, keynote speaker, author and curator.
Ruby De Waele assists companies and entrepreneurs to improve their business using Socratic Design. His unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels leaders to stay ahead of the technology game whatever their sector; by providing his clients with targeted advice and strategies to transform their business.
Rufus Hound is an English comedian, actor and presenter.
Former Science Museum guide turned stand-up comedian whose big break into show business was reaching the final of the Channel 4-sponsored So You Think You're Funny? competition at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival. He makes regular radio appearances on LBC and BBC London.
Russell Howard is an English comedian and television and radio presenter.
Russell Howard is an English comedian best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week.
Saira Khan shot to fame in the first series of the smash hit BBC 2 TV series “The Apprentice” in 2005 and has since taken the UK by storm never being off our TV screens.
Saira has presented ITV’s 25 episode lunchtime gameshow “Guess This House” and is a regular panellist on “Loose Women” (ITV- 12.30pm) and has also co-presented ITV’s hit consumer show, “The Martin Lewis Money Programme,” (ITV 8.00PM). As well as TV presenting Saira is a regular contributor to the UK’s media and writes guest columns in national newspapers and magazines and has a regular column in the Sunday Mirror.
Sally Bundock is an award winning financial journalist who presents the business news in the mornings on BBC1, BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
If you need to know the latest international business news before you go to work, Sally Bundock will inform you Monday to Thursday at 0530am on BBC1 and 0830am on BBC News Channel. Her programmes, World Business Report and Business Live are a must watch if you work in business or finance. Sally is a financial journalist who has been presenting live television programmes for 20 years.
Sally Magnusson is an award-winning Scottish broadcaster and writer, currently working as the presenter of Reporting Scotland.
Sally Magnusson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and writer, who as well as Songs of Praise has presented a range of programmes for the BBC, including news, current affairs and politics.
Samira Ahmed is a British freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC.
Samira Ahmed has presented Radio 4’s PM, The World Tonight and Sunday. She also presented two Proms for BBC Four and is one of the presenters of Night Waves.
Comedienne, writer, pundit and presenter.
Sandi Toksvig OBE is the former host of Radio 4’s News Quiz. She is also author of Girls Are Best, which shows how women have always pulled off the greatest feats and made the most important inventions. Witty, quick to challenge and charismatic for awards and after dinner she gives her take on current affairs, of one kind or another.
Sarah Montague is best known for her journalism work.
Sarah Montague is a British journalist, best known for her work on Radio 4 as one of the regular presenters of the Today programme.
Sarah Smith is a journalist for the BBC.
Sarah Smith is the Scotland Editor of the BBC, covering Scottish news, politics and current events for BBC TV news and radio.
Sean Fletcher is a well-known broadcast personality.
From Sean Fletcher's role as a broadcaster on BBC One’s ‘Countryfile’, one of the most watched programmes on British television, to his position in ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenting team; his hosting of popular quiz ‘Rebound’, to his writing on the Huffington Post website, Sean is a genuine, all round presenter/ journalist.
Seth Mattison is best known for being an internationally renowned expert and author on work-face trends, generational dynamics and business strategy.
For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world's best brands.
Shami Chakrabarti is a British Labour Party politican and member of the House of Lords.
Shami Chakrabarti CBE was, from September 2003 to March 2016, the director of Liberty, the British civil liberties advocacy organisation. In September 2014, she took up the role as Chancellor of the University of Essex.
Shaun Keaveny is a British broadcaster.
Shaun Keaveny presents the breakfast show on digital radio station BBC Radio 6 Music.
Shed Simove is best known for being a product innovator, marketing genius, maverick entrepreneur and The Ideas Man.
Shed is a hysterical entertainer, business speaker, perpetual entrepreneur, and motivational performer. Shed Simove’s expertise in creativity, innovation and idea generation inspires significant, profitable changes that equip audiences with the tools to generate new ideas for increased sales and opportunity.
Sheila has been a food journalist for nearly 30 years.
Sheila Dillon is a food journalist who began her career writing about the politics and business of food in New York at Food Monitor magazine. On returning to Britain she began work as a freelance reporter for Radio 4's The Food Programme and was then hired as a reporter on the programme. She went on to produce it for a number of years while Derek Cooper was the presenter covering the early days of BSE, the commercialisation of organic food, globalisation of the food industry - stories that didn't then interest mainstream media. She's been the programme's regular presenter since 2001.
Shiulie Ghosh is a television journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English.
Shiulie Ghosh is based at the Al Jazeera English main bureau in Doha in Qatar. She is an anchor on the flagship programme Newshour and also hosts the programme Inside Story.
Simon Calder is best known for being an English travel writer and broadcaster.
Simon Calder is an English travel writer and broadcaster, currently senior travel editor for The Independent newspaper.
Simon Callow is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.
“Callow is not simply a terrific actor who happens to write - you could as well call him a terrific writer who happens to act.”
Simon Schama is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000) and The Story of the Jews (2013).
Simon Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
Sir Bob Geldof
Bob is a world famous singer, song-writer, author, political activist, and founder of Live Aid.
Sir Bob Geldof is one of the most fascinating public figures of our time. He's both an astute business mogul and one of the greatest humanitarians the world has ever known. As a tireless campaigner for numerous good causes and charities throughout the world, Sir Bob Geldof is able to use his high profile to great effect. From African famines and aid organisations to business, global politics and communications, Sir Bob has raised awareness of a wide range of causes.
Sir Ian McKellen
“Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There's more to life than you know and it's all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it.” Sir Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen's work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is best known for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as Magneto in the X-Men films. In 1988, McKellen came out and announced he was gay. He became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the United Kingdom's most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a prominent spokesman. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979, and knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for his outstanding work and contributions to theatre. In the 2008 New Year Honours he was made a Companion of Honour (CH) for services to drama and to equality. He has received a Tony Award and two Academy Award nominations.
Sir Tim Smit
Sir Tim is the co-founder of the Eden Project and Executive Chairman of Eden Regeneration Ltd.
Tim worked in the music industry as a composer/producer in rock and opera before moving to Cornwall and devoting his time to restoring the Lost Gardens of Heligan. He is now known the world over as co-founder and former Chief Executive of the award winning Eden Project. Sir Tim is now the Executive Chairman of Eden Regeneration Ltd.
Sir Trevor McDonald
Best known for his multi-award winning role as the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four news, and legendary career in the world of journalism and broadcasting.
Born and educated in Trinidad in the West Indies, Sir Trevor McDonald began a career in media as a radio reporter, news presenter and sports journalist. In 1969 Trevor worked as a Producer in the BBC Overseas Regional Service. He then went on to produce Current Affairs programmes for the BBC WORLD Service and in 1973 he joined the ITN as a General Reporter. After travelling all around the globe covering sports and politics, Trevor became the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four News in 1982 for which he has received many awards
Journalist, author and Blue Badge Guide.
Sophie has enjoyed a long globetrotting career as a travel journalist but moved closer to home when she trained as a London tour guide and wrote a book on the English summer season. She now combines writing and guiding with travelling at home and abroad and spends as much time as she can in her home town of London.
Sophie Walker is the first ever Women’s Equality Party candidate for London Mayor.
Sophie Walker is the current leader of the UK’s Women’s Equality Party, and was the party’s candidate in the London mayoral election held in May 2016.
Stacey Dooley is an English television presenter and journalist.
Stacey Dooley is one of Britain's most loved documentary presenters. Fashion conscious Stacey's life took an unexpected turn when she travelled to India in 2007 for the BBC3 series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts to live and work alongside the people in the Indian fashion industry making clothes for the UK High Street.
Company founder and CEO of ‘Laughology’, a unique, ethical, development tool built around the psychology of humour, laughter and happiness.
Company founder and CEO, Stephanie Davies has developed Laughology into the nation’s most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions for businesses, practitioners, clients, young people and adults.
Stephen Mulhern is firmly established as one of the most popular young presenters in the business.
Stephen Mulhern is best known for his smash hit television shows ITV1’s Saturday morning show Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown, Tricky, Fingertips, Globo Loco, the BAFTA award winning Quick Trick Show and Ministry of Mayhem. After stepping away from Saturday morning children’s TV he went onto host Dancing on Ice-Defrosted and Britain’s Got More Talent, the ITV2 spin offs from the massive ITV1 hit shows.
Steve Coogan is best known for playing the character Alan Partridge.
Steve Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, writer and producer who is well known for creating and playing the comedic character Alan Partridge.
Steve Cram is a British retired track and field athlete.
Steve Cram is a British Icon recognised as one of the finest athletes of his generation. He is a World, Olympic, European and Commonwealth medallist as well as 3 time World Record holder during his illustrious athletic career. He was recognised for his achievements by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the year in 1983, and receiving his MBE in 1986.
Steve Davis, OBE is an English former professional snooker player.
Known for dominating snooker during the 1980s when he won the World Championship six times and was ranked world number one for seven consecutive seasons.
Steve is best known for his role as Blue Peter's resident science expert. He is also known for incorporating humor into his knowledge of science, seeing the development of his hit show 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd'
With his role as Blue Peter's resident science expert, Steve offers a unique ability to communicate science, incorporating humor with his knowledge to generate a compelling speaking talent. This fusion saw the development and success of his hit show 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd'. He is involved with other big names in science, including Brian Cox when hosting Science Live! at the Science Museum.
Steve Rider is a sports presenter and broadcaster and anchorman of a vast range of football coverage for ITV.
Steve Rider is an English sports presenter, and was the anchorman of ITV's football coverage, which included the Champions League, England Internationals, the FA Cup and the 2006 World Cup.
Stewart Wood is a Labour member of the House of Lords.
Stewart Wood was an Oxford lecturer who became a full time political adviser to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, first at the Treasury and subsequently in 10 Downing Street. He then became a Shadow Cabinet member under Ed Miliband.
Sue Nelson is best known for being the BBC’s science and environment correspondent.
Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster, editor of The Biologist and a producer/presented of the Space Boffins and Planet Earth podcasters. A former BBC science and environment correspondent, Sue continues to present science programmes for Radio 4 and BBC World Service.
Susie Dent is best known for being a logophile, television celebrity, language researcher, etymologist and the resident dictionary expert on Channel 4’s Countdown.
Susie Dent is an author, linguist and resident expert in Channel 4’s long-running game show Countdown. Susie is a charming and sharp-witted presenter, host and after dinner speaker.
Tanya Beckett is an English television and radio journalist.
Tanya Beckett presents BBC World News Today: Business Edition and has anchored a wide variety of business and news programmes for the BBC.
Tanya Byron is a British psychologist, writer and media personality.
Tanya Byron is best known for her work as a child therapist and specialises in emotional resilience in both young people and adults.
Dr Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business, is an award winning author, and speaks globally on the brain in business.
The author of Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage and The Source. Tara examines the science behind leadership as well as offering fascinating insights in to resilience, performance, bias, stress and change. She considers what individuals and teams can achieve once they understand why they think, feel and act the way they do.
Ted is a world famous actor, best known for staring on Cheers!
There are few celebrities who take up an environmental cause and actually move beyond a superficial commitment. Ted is one of those celebrities. He is the co-founding member of the American Oceans Campaign (AOC), an organization established to alert Americans to the life-threatening hazards created by oil spills, offshore development, toxic wastes, sewage, pollution and other ocean abuses. Ted starred in the CBS series Becker, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Ted Danson is also well known for his role in the long-running series Cheers, for which he received two Emmy Awards as "Best Actor in a Comedy Series" and nine Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Sam Malone.
Terry Venables, often referred to as "El Tel", is an English former football player and manager.
Soccer pundit, Terry Venables has a warm, embracing smile and seemingly endless flow of anecdotes which keep him in high demand for both Media and corporate work.
Spending 1760 days in captivity, inspirational humanitarian.
Terry spent 1760 days in captivity in Beirut. Twenty years later he has travelled back to meet his jihadist captors. With spirit and humour intact, Terry shows that hardship can often be a source of strength; he also recalls how one guard unwittingly gave him a copy of The Great Escape.
The Hairy Bikers
The Hairy Bikers are best known for being British television presenters.
David Myers and Simon ‘Si’ King collectively known as the Hairy Bikers, are British television presenters who have fronted the series The Hairy Bikers Cookbook, The Hairy Bikers Ride Again, The Hairy Bakers and The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain.
Tim Sebastian is an award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent, and presenter of HARDtalk, the daily half-hour interview programme for BBC World and BBC News 24.
Tim Sebastian is a television journalist and novelist. He is the moderator of the New Arab Debates the Doha Debates, and the Outsider Debates, and was the first presenter of BBC's HARDtalk.
Highly engaging and talented science and technology influencer, broadcaster and occasional comedian.
Science writer, broadcaster, sometime comedian and co-host of Radio 4’s look into what the future holds, Timandra examines the effects of all areas of technology. She is the author of Big Data: does size matter? and has written for Wired, the Guardian and the Telegraph.
Todd was the anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer for CNN for 26 years.
Todd is known around the world for his position on CNN as anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer. In his 26 year career, Todd interviewed some of the biggest names in the world, including former USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Bill Clinton.
Tom Kerridge is the incredibly popular and loveable chef patron at the extraordinary two Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow.
Tom Kerridge is a professional English chef who has worked mainly in the UK. After initially appearing in several small television parts as a child actor, he decided to attend culinary school at the age of 18.
Tom Oliver is best known for being a coach to many of the world’s top CEO’s, a philanthropist and entertainer.
Tom Oliver has shared his secrets on leadership, innovation and creativity with Bono, Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and Richard Branson and is in high demand as a global keynote speaker and consultant.
Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.
Tony Hawks is a highly respected author and comedian. He is the author of the bestseller "Round Ireland with a Fridge", the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month in the unorthodox company of a fridge. After being serialized on Radio 4, the book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. He has appeared frequently on many TV shows including "Have I Got News For You", "They Think It's All Over", "A Bit of Fry and Laurie", as well as "Red Dwarf". Tony is a regular after dinner speaker at corporate events up and down the country and his warm, dry style and aptitude for ad-libbing makes him a popular choice as a host for award ceremonies.
Owner of fashion brands Hawes & Curtis, Ghost and Low Profile Holdings and now a Dragon’s Den investor.
Touker Suleyman has 40 years' retail and manufacturing experience and is best known as the founder of quintessentially British menswear brand, Hawes & Curtis and the man credited with reinventing the seminal 90s womenswear label, Ghost.
Trevor Eve is an actor most well known for his role in Shoestring and Waking the Dead.
Trevor Eve is a British film and television actor. In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the detective series Shoestring and is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead.
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are a well known comedy duo.
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, more commonly known simply as Vic and Bob or Reeves and Mortimer, are a British comedy double act whose comedy career stretches over 25 years.
Vicky Price is a British economist and business consultant.
Vicky Pryce is a Greek-born British economist, and former Joint Head of the United Kingdom's Government Economic Service.
Victor is a professor and director for innovation and social entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
Vic Strecher has been a Professor at the University of Michigan's Schools of Public Health and Medicine since 1995. Dr. Strecher founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research, a collaborative research-focused organization of health and behavioral scientists, educators, software engineers, and artists. Currently, as Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Dr. Strecher is working in the UM School of Public Health and the University of Michigan to create an environment that promotes more direct dissemination of research and teaching efforts to improve the public’s health nationally and globally.
Victoria Derbyshire is a journalist and broadcaster, best known for her Radio 5 Live programme.
Victoria Derbyshire is a British journalist and broadcaster. She formerly presented the morning news/current affairs and interview programme on Radio 5 Live between 10am and 12 noon each weekday. She was also a 5 Live presenter for 16 years.
Victoria Fritz is the BBC's first female transport correspondent.
Victoria covers the global impact of a shifting transport landscape across business, politics and culture for programmes such as 'Today' on Radio 4, 'The Jeremy Vine Show' on Radio 2, and the 'Six O'Clock News' and 'Ten O'Clock News'.
Walter Isaacson is best known for being an American writer and biographer.
Walter Isaacson is an American writer and biographer. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.
Wayne is recognised as one of Britain's most commended designer, building the label Red or Dead to global acclaim and winning British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for an unprecedented 3 consecutive years.
With a career spanning four decades in the design industry, Wayne Hemingway has a fair few stories to tell and lessons to give - and people love to hear them. His talks are insightful, thought-provoking, inspiring, often hilarious and always truthful, warts and all.
Wilfred Emmanuel Jones
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is best known under the name “The Black Farmer.”
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is a British businessman, farmer and founder of “The Black Farmer” range of food products.
Will Francis is the Founder & Creative Director at Vandal London, a digital innovation agency.
Will Francis is an expert on digital and social media, consumer and emerging tech, marketing and advertising as well as business, particularly small new businesses, such as tech and media start-ups.
Will Gompertz is best known for being the BBC’s Arts Editor.
Will Gompertz is an Arts Editor and previous director of Tate Media. In 2009 he sold out a one man comedy show called Double Art History at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Will Greenwood, MBE is an English former rugby union player who played for Leicester Tigers and Harlequins and was a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning squad.
Will Greenwood is one of England’s greatest ever rugby players. In a professional career that spanned 11 years and 55 international caps he established a reputation as an unsurpassed mid-field creator. The second highest international try scoring centre of all time, he was an integral part of England’s victorious World Cup campaign of 2003, a character and leader in one of the most successful team dynamics seen in recent times.
Will Hutton is a well-known public intellectual, and the author of a number of best-selling books on economics.
Will Hutton is a British political economist, writer, weekly newspaper columnist and former editor-in-chief for The Observer.
William is an award-winning editor, broadcaster, and writer.
In 2002, William was appointed as the editor of Waitrose's magazine that was then named 'Food Illustrated', where his work led to a string of awards for his editorials, writing, photography, and stories. William still writes for Waitrose and a host of other magazines, even making his was onto our TV screens as a food critic and journalist.