After Dinner speakers
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Together frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox are Abandoman.
The multi-award winning troupe duo – made up of Rob Broderick and James Hancox – create off-the-cuff raps and songs from a handful of audience suggestions with astonishing results, and each year their show has a different format, theme or narrative running through it.
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.
“Next generation leadership” expert speaker, author and advisor. Adam Kingl has researched the paradigms of work and leadership for Generation Ys. Leadership and work-life as we know it are changing fundamental ways.
Adam’s keynote presentations are an illuminating conversation that not only inspire strategic innovation but also unleash personal and team creativity and improve organizational culture. He speaks with warmth and compassion on generational paradigms of work and leadership encouraging organisations to have different and better conversations, creating a simple approachable path to transforming business success.
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.
Fascinating insight into leading from within, round the world yachtsman who has circumnavigated the globe 'the wrong-way' against prevailing winds, tides, disasters and succeeded.
Success, in our professional and personal lives, is dependent on teamwork, leadership, communication and fun. Drawing on a depth of experience, including a psychology degree, circumnavigation in a round the world yacht race and as skipper on ocean racing yachts, Adam shares his learnings from disaster and the impact on survival.
Travel and sports presenter, Ade Adepitan MBE has succeeded as an international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and has built up a wealth of broadcasting experience.
Flashback to his early presenting days and some of you may remember Ade Adepitan from the CBBC series X-Change and the BBC ‘dancing wheelchairs’ idents. An instantly recognisable face, Ade has travelled the world for his work including the BBC’s internationally known Travel Show exploring the history and cultures behind the globe’s most enticing countries.
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.
Adrian Gilpin is the Chairman for the Institute of Human Development - Developing the next generation of leaders & entrepreneurs.
Adrian Gilpin is best known for working with Chief Executives and their Senior Management Teams on their personal leadership qualities, and on finding new and effective ways of leading their organisation through times of unprecedented change and uncertainty. He helps organisations develop and implement a coaching approach to managing and lead their people.
One of the UK’s most popular motivational business speakers - Adrian delivers powerful messages on behalf of clients in a completely unique and truly unforgettable, fun way.
Drawing on his vast amount of practical experience as a motivator, high performance team builder, leadership, behavioural change and customer service expert, Adrian takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride as he brings to life a whole new world of motivational terminology and characters that everyone can instantly identify with, take away and put to good use. A world not a million miles away where TNTs rule, SONAR is the key, Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS reside, Planet Complacency is to be avoided and Sleepwalkers are woken - all of whom you will no doubt instantly recognise!
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.
Ajaz Ahmed is successful in business and is best known for being the founder of 'Freeserve' which revolutionised the internet in the UK.
Ajaz Ahmed is the “Chief Provocateur” at “CUT THE CR*P”, a provocateur is a person who deliberately behaves controversially in order to provoke argument or other strong reactions. He also gives talks, interviews and sits on business panels at events all over the world.
His award winning and endless popular alter ego creation, The Pub Landlord
The Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier Awards) was nominated to Al Murray so frequently that the experts deemed him too favored to actually win! However, the Pub Landlord is a comedy and entertainment phenomenon that has swept the nation. When Al Murray did finally win the award for his character, he was considered by Times Magazine as a character of national importance.
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.
Alain is the legendary free-climber and human Spiderman.
Alain is famous in hundreds of countries for managing to climb 141 of the world's tallest buildings with his bare hands. Alain is a legendary free-climber, referred to as the hymn Spiderman. He has thousands of YouTube hits that have amassed millions of hits each. Alain has achieved global success in free-climbing despite a career ending injury at 19, leaving him 66% disabled. Alain also, shockingly, suffers from vertigo, yet he preserves on with his passion.
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.
Alan is one of the most famous players in football history and a respected pundit since his retirement from play, he has had an inspirational career and is equally an inspirational speaker
Alan Hansen was one of the most successful British soccer players of all time until tragically injured. He is the only person to have won all of the honours available at club level at least twice and captained the Liverpool side to historic double victory in 1986. A keen tactical understanding of the game has made him a firm favourite on BBC TV Match of the Day, Grandstand, and Sportsnight. He also contributes a weekly newspaper column on soccer and is establishing a reputation as a motivational speaker
Alan Moore is best known for changing the way people understand and think about the world, and how their businesses thrive in that world.
Alan Moore helps create and design unique and outstanding customer experiences that deliver high yield commercial returns. In essence Alan helps craft beautiful businesses. He is particularly valuable when working with organisations that are at a critical inflection point, when they are paying close attention to transformation, change, and disruption. Or need to communicate that to their stakeholders in a credible way.
Alan is a former England football captain, world's most expensive player, and current TV pundit.
lan Shearer is one of the most feared and respected strikers of the modern era and a wonderful ambassador for the game. His debut was an indication of the wealth of talent Alan has when he scored a hat trick for Southampton against Arsenal on 9th April 1988 (4-2 victory) and went on to became the only player in English football history to score 30 or more goals in three consecutive seasons. On 6th August 1996, after Alan’s successful Euro 96, where he finished the tournament’s top goal scorer, Alan joined his beloved Newcastle for a world record fee of £15.6 million, fulfilling his childhood dream to play for his local side.
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.
Alastair Humphreys is one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year, an accomplished speaker, and a best-selling author.
Alastair’s expeditions are a call to arms that nothing is achieved without being bold enough to begin it and that the first step need only be a tiny one to set us on the way to realising that we are all capable of more than we imagine.
Alastair Lukies CBE is a British entrepreneur.
In 2003, Alastair Lukies founded Monitise with Steve Atkinson when they saw the potential of using the mobile phone for more than a text or call.
In depth knowledge of South Africa.
Alec Hogg is a media entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster who lives in Surrey. His speciality is South Africa, a country where he was raised and spent decades as a leading financial journalist and publisher. He is a student of the history, economy, people and politics of South Africa and for 15 years presented a nationally broadcast nightly business radio show in prime time. He visits the country often and remains closely connected. Through Biznews.com, he is tapped into the country's business, social and political leadership. Biznews.com is an online news portal run from London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition to being a popular keynote speaker, Hogg is an adept MC and interviewer with skills honed through decades of live television and radio broadcasting.
Alex covered a distance of 10 million metres (6,214 miles) across some of the Earth’s toughest terrain by running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and climbing an epic distance where only the races count and every second fighting Parkinson’s disease.
All it took was a cup of coffee to change Alex’s life forever and set in motion the indomitable will and desire that lead him to realise an astonishing adventure that Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE has described as “seriously hard”. An experienced speaker, whether for a keynote address, conference, school or community events, Alex’s presentations have brought humor, insight and adventure to audiences around the world.
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.
Alexander Bard is a Swedish cyberphilosopher, music producer, television show host, and highly sought-after international lecturer.
Alexander Bard s the author of the globally successful The Futurica Trilogy - co-written with media theorist Jan Söderqvist, and so far translated to over 20 languages - consisting of The Netocrats (originally published in 2002), The Global Empire (2004) and The Body Machines (2009). October 2014 sees the release of Bard’s fourth book with Söderqvist: Syntheism - Creating God in The Internet Age, in which the authors set out to construct a complete new metaphysical system for the digital age, covering everything from the inner existential truths of the new physics to the radical utopian potential of participatory culture.
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.
The British newspaper The Times, writing about business gurus, called him a “star of the future”.
Alf Rehn has a professorship of innovation and entrepreneurship, and an odd outlook on life. In addition to this he is active as a columnist, an author, and a sought-after speaker. As a thought-leader and a trickster he has challenged and amused people in a plethora of fields and in a number of countries.
Alfie Moore is a police sergeant and successful stand-up comic.
Taking two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows in his stride and acting as a self-serving police sergeant at the Humberside Constabulary, Alfie Moore offers an innovative and unprecedented insight to the world of modern policing.
Alison is a professor of public sector management at King’s College, London, education policy adviser to the U.K. government, and author.
Alison is an economist and Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London. Alison's study focus is based upon the relationship between education and the labour market. Her latest book is The XX Factor, from this basis, turns to focus upon the current reality that is the relationship between women and work. Alison discusses how women are moving boldly into the ranks of the power and business elite, but at the cost of creating a new society.
Alistair Darling is best known for being a British Labour Party politician.
Alistair Darling is a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2015.
Alistair is best known for his unprecedented impersonations, especially on the BBC show 'Alistair McGowan's Big Impression'.
Alistair McGowan is probably most famous for his TV show 'Alistair McGowan's Big Impression' which aired on the BBC between 2000 and 2004. However, there are more strings to an already well-strung bow! After leaving The Guildhall School of music and Drama in 1989, Alistair began working as a stand-up comic, playing every club from Balham Banana to The Comedy Store. He soon became known for his excellent impressions and began working on Radio Four’s 'Weekending' and then from 1992 - 1996 on Spitting Image, where he provided voices for Tony Blair, John Major, Chris Eubank, Prince Charles and Hugh Grant, among many others.
Allan Leighton is the former CEO of Asda.
Allan Leighton is an English businessman, former CEO of Asda and former non-executive Chairman of the Royal Mail. He is currently the CEO of the Danish jewellery company Pandora.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is the Founder and CEO of International Marketing Partners.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned marketer, whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.
Alun Cochrane is a Scottish-born stand-up comedian. He was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
Alun is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.
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.
Amanda Stretton is best known for being a female motorsport and motor industry presenter.
Amanda Stretton is the UK’s leading female motorsport and motor industry presenter. She is renowned for her knowledge of contemporary and historical racing series and her understanding of the international car industry.
Amar Latif is a blind traveller, entrepreneur and TV personality with an astonishing track record of facing up to major challenges.
Amar became known to millions through the groundbreaking BBC2 reality show ‘Beyond Boundaries’ (series 1), and despite losing 95% of his sight by the age of 18, through determination, he managed to turn an unpromising loss into a truly inspirational achievement.
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.
Amir is a world class boxer and Olympic silver medalist.
Amir Khan is one of the most talented sportsmen of his generation. Catapulted into the limelight from the 2004 Silver medal Olympic podium, Amir has become Britain's highest-profile boxer racking up an impressive professional fight record; having become the World Light Welterweight Champion in July 2009 after his life changing fight against Andreas Kotelnik.
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 Kirkpatrick, usually known as Andy Kirkpatrick, is known as one of the UK's toughest mountaineers, as well as an award winning author, motivational speaker and monologist.
Andrew Kirkpatrick’s speciality is big wall climbing and winter expeditions, which involves pitting himself against a vertical climbs of over 1000 meters often in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees. Andy has scaled Yosemite's El Capitan - one of the hardest walls in America - over twenty four times, including three solo ascents and a one day ascent (18h), as well as climbing it with a paraplegic climber, his thirteen year old daughter and a blind friend. One of these ascents was a 12 day solo of the Reticent Wall, viewed at the time as perhaps the hardest climb of its type in the world, and the subject of his award winning book Psychovertical.
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 McMillan specialises in employee engagement, customer experience and the leadership required to create the link between the two.
Andrew McMillan spent 28 years working for the John Lewis Partnership, starting as a management trainee to becoming responsible for customer experience across the department store division. Andrew's aim is to make individuals and organisations happier and more fulfilled through a sense of collective purpose, so they engender trust, loyalty and advocacy from their customers while becoming more productive and, as a consequence, more profitable. He helps organisations join up their own internal dots to create their unique link between employee engagement and consistently great customer experience.
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.
Andrew Ryan is an Irishman comedian.
Irishman Andrew Ryan made his comedy circuit debut in 2008 when he spontaneously entered an open mic contest.
Andy Green is "the fastest man on earth." He set the world's first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph.
Andy is a Royal Air Force fighter pilot and as the holder of the World Land Speed Record, is "The Fastest Man on Earth.", Driving Richard Noble's Thrust SSC in 1997, Andy set the world's first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph. He went on to drive the JCB DIESELMAX car in 2006. He and the team overcame some difficult and equally challenging problems to smash the diesel record, setting the new mark at a remarkable 350 mph. Andy is now the chosen driver for the new BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car, which aims to exceed the incredible target of 1000 mph.
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.
Andy Parsons is an English comedian and writer.
Andy regularly appeared on Mock the Week until he announced he was leaving in 2015. With comedy partner Henry Naylor, he has written and presented nine seasons of Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections for BBC Radio 2.
Angela Barnes is best known as a comedian.
Angela Barnes is a BBC New Comedy Awards winning English Comedian who has appeared on topical shows such as Stand Up for the Week.
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.
Anil K Gupta
Regarded as the world's leading expert on emerging markets and globalization.
As the author of “Getting China and India Right” and “The Quest for Global Dominance”, as well as the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Anil has been recognized by BusinessWeek as an outstanding faculty in its ‘Guide to the Best Business Schools’. He is ranked by Management International Review as one of the ‘Top 20 North American Superstars’ for research in strategy and organisation. He has written or contributed to over 70 academic papers, seeking to advance economic and strategic theory as well as practice. He is a regular contributor to the Wall St Journal, the Financial Times and numerous other newspapers and major management journals. A regular speaker at major conferences, Anil also serves as an adviser and director for corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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).
Rower Anna Watkins played her part in a hugely successful London 2012 Olympics not just by winning gold, but by partnering three-time silver medalist Katherine Granger to a long awaited Olympic win.
Anna was introduced to rowing when she studied at the University of Cambridge. Moving up to the full international squad, Anna's rise to winning ways had begun. With the world famous partnership with Katherine Grainger, the two were unbeaten in their first season rowing together and they went on to claim two World Championship golds before entering and championing the London 2012 games. Setting a new Olympic record on the way the pair convincingly won their Olympic final to take gold and provide one of the most memorable moments of the games.
Anne Lise Kjaer
Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist. She delivers out-of-the-box thinking and is an extremely sought after inspirational speaker.
Anne Lise Kjaer specialises in future trends and their impact on tomorrowʼs consumer behaviour and needs. She manages a wide range of client briefs, from corporate presentations to customised trends research. Kjaer is renowned as a motivational speaker and her inspiring presentations communicate concepts in a stimulating and engaging format.
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.
Anthony Hilton is an Author, Broadcaster and Journalist.
Former City Editor of The Standard, Anthony Hilton has won the World Economic Forum’s most prestigious press award. He offers an instant analysis of the indicators, and the challenges facing business leaders.
Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy is a now retired Champion Jockey and living legend with over 4300 winners, the most celebrated jockey of all time.
Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy OBE, MBE is a Northern Irish Champion horse racing jockey legend. AP McCoy OBE retired from racing in April 2015 having dominated his sport for over 2 decades, making him not only the world's greatest ever jump jockey, but also one of the UK's most talented sportsmen. In April 2015, AP was crowned Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year, and ended his truly phenomenal career on 4348 wins (which includes the 2010 Grand National, the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase & King George VI Chase). This incredible man and BBC Sports Personality of the Year spent his career setting records we will not see broken in our lifetimes. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we will never have another AP McCoy. AP's achievements were acknowledged by the Queen with a Knighthood in the 2016 New Years 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.
Aric Dromi is a Futorologist and Digital Philosopher.
Aric Dromi is proud to explain that he built his career on things that he knew that he didn’t know, and always took an assignment that pushed him to explore new fields, tools and methods that would redefine his vantage point on any given challenge.
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.
Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer.
Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer. He has developed signature mentoring programs that help both aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established and seasoned ones build insanely successful businesses and become even more successful in both business and life.
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.
Astro Teller is best known for his expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
Astro Teller is an entrepreneur, scientist, and author, with expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
Augusto Lopez-Claros is the director of Global Indicators and Analysis at the World Bank.
Augusto Lopez-Claros was chief economist and director of the Global Competitiveness program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and is also a former Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Russia.
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.
Successful business advisor, serial Non Exec and Chairman and Management Today's Madame Guillotine.
Avril is an embracing combination of business adviser, occasional interim for step-change and serial Non Exec and Chairman. She is a regular columnist for Management Today 'Madame Guillotine', December 2012 achieved her first TEDx and in June 2013 published The Kama Sutra of Work which is both cheeky and will open your eyes to the possibilities of great work that you have never thought of!
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.
Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor and #bestseller geopolitics author. He produces Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society.
Azeem Azhar (UK) explores the intersection of technology and society. He is the founder of Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast building which explores the political economy of the exponential age. He is also an active angel investor, as well as an advisor to the top management of a number of global firms. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, an early-stage VC firm. He sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute, and of Beit, a quantum computing startup. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm which was acquired by Brandwatch. He has had senior roles in global media businesses and started his career as a journalist where he was a writer The Economist and The Guardian.
Barbara Cassani has held a number of leadership positions in consumer services throughout her career – from big corporations, to a start-up company, to founding London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ms Cassani is a regular speaker and commentator on leadership and managing for growth. She is known for her straight-talking approach to leadership that keeps the focus on clear objectives and building teams.
Barnabas is the Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association.
Barnabas started working in Lloyd’s in 1975. After five years as a broker he then spent 20 years underwriting a wide range of Marine and Non-Marine classes. At Limit (previously Janson Green) he started Syndicate 1215 for the 1994 year of account and was the Active Underwriter. Following the syndicate’s merger into Syndicate 79 he concluded his underwriting career as Active Underwriter of the merged syndicate. Barnabas was a member of Lloyd’s for the underwriting years 1984-1998 and served as a member of the Lloyd’s Market Board as of 2000.
Baroness Catherine Ashton
Catherine is the European Unions’s first High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
Catherine has been appointed as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Catherine has been European Commissioner for Trade since October 2008. During her time as Trade Commissioner she has initiated an ambitious and far-reaching free trade agreement with South Korea, and solved a number of high-profile trade disputes with major trading partners. She has also championed trade as a means of promoting development around the world, putting the EU's economic relationship with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on a firmer footing.
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.
Barry O’Sullivan is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Barry O’Sullivan is the CEO of Altocloud and is an active technology investor.
BassToneSlap was co-founded by Richard Enion.
BassToneSlap is a high-energy drumming team that offers performances, team building and experiential marketing specially tailored for your event.
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.
Ben Cryan is living proof that life can change in a second, of how a perfect life can be turned upside down.
Ben Cryan achieved the unachievable. After falling from his surfboard onto a coral reef, he overcame all adversity to survive over 30 operations. His incredible story will inspire and motivate all who have the opportunity to hear it.
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 Hammersley is a Journalist and Applied Futurist.
Ben Hammersley is an Applied Futurist, who broadcasts, writes and lectures internationally to explain the effects of the post-digital post-internet age to people, corporations, governments, and international organisations, and is the author of many books and articles on modern technology.
Inspirational Olympic Rower, author and coach, Ben has delivered keynotes in more than 30 countries.
Ben spent nine years as a member of the Great Britain rowing team, competing at six World Championships and three Olympics - culminating in gold in the coxed eights in Sydney. Before they did anything during training, Ben and his team asked themselves the question: “Will it make the boat go faster?” He encourages audiences to apply the same question to their own goals.
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.
Benjamin is best known for his book and movie "We Bought A Zoo."
Zoo Director, journalist, and author Benjamin Mee is the man behind bestselling book and Hollywood movie "We Bought A Zoo". His inspirational story is of one man's leap of faith, triumphing over personal tragedy, and the battle to succeed, whatever obstacles stand in the way.
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.
Bernardo Moya is best known as an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Publisher, and TV Producer & Seminar Promoter.
Bernardo is the CEO of The Best You, including The Best You Magazine, The Best You Expo Europe, the UK’s largest personal development and self-help event and now The Best You Expo USA.
“The adventure of the 21st century consists in using human creativity and the pioneering spirit to develop the quality of life to which present and future generations are entitled.”
With his dual identity as a medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader in progress and sustainability. He is independent, not affiliated to a particular party or lobbying group, and as such is a trusted adviser and influencer for the development of new societal solutions, and a very sought-after speaker for private and public audiences.
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.
Bianca Miller is the founder of The Be Group and was a finalist on The Apprentice 2014.
Bianca Miller is an award-winning entrepreneur also known for creating the brand “Bianca Miller London” which launched in November 2015, a hosiery company which caters to women of all skin complexions ranging from English Rose to Sub-Saharan African.
Bill is a nationally loved comedian, best known for his role as a team captain on the hit panel show, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks!”
Aside from his talent as an entertainer, for which he received a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up, Bill Bailey has also made his mark as an actor. He starred in the Channel 4 sitcoms Black Books and Spaced, and in the feature films Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Burke and Hare and Hot Fuzz. Bill is best known as a former team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Other TV credits include Monster Night, Is It Bill Bailey?, The Stand Up Show and Space Cadets, as well as numerous spots on Have I Got News For You. He regularly pops up on QI and radio panel shows, and presented the nature programme Wild Thing I Love You.
"It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates is the iconic face and founder of Microsoft.
Bill Gates is a world famous and iconic business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Bill is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. Bill stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has already given more than $28 billion, but said in his fifth annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the total amount invested is less important than precise measures of impact.
Blaire Palmer is the Chief Executive of That People Thing.
Blaire Palmer is a three times published Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach and Agent Provocateur.
Bob Anderson is the Managing Director of Navigant Consulting.
Bob is a recognized as an expert in cyber security, incidence response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage. He has directed strategic initiatives and operations for high-profile international investigations in partnership with several Fortune 50 companies, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, Energy, and Treasury, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies.
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.
Bob Etherington is an author, trainer and business speaker. He is acknowledged as one of the 21st century’s leading authorities on modern face to face selling, negotiating and public speaking.
Bob has been developing his reputation for sales success since the 1970’s in a career that has spanned many key global markets and several recessions. He has sold products and services from Houston to Tokyo and from Norway to Johannesburg. He was also a Main Board Director of Reuters Transactions Services Ltd and since 2001 has run his own training company.
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.
Bradley Wiggins is best known for being the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France in 2012.
Bradley Wiggins established himself as one of the world’s finest track endurance riders by collecting six Olympic medals across three Games, including individual pursuit gold at Athens 2004 and individual pursuit gold and team pursuit gold at Beijing 2008.
Brendan O'Caroll is an Irish BAFTA-winning writer, producer, comedian, author, actor and director. He is best known internationally for portraying the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in the award winning sitcom 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'.
An amazing story of triumph over adversity and cultural criticism, driven by a positive mental attitude and a phenominal comic talent, Brendan O’Carroll has enchanted audiences with his creation “Mrs. Browns Boys”. His control of an audience and motivational rise to success make him the perfect speaker for your corporate events.
Brent Hoberman is best known for founding the website lastminute.com
Brent Hoberman shot to fame as one of the bright young faces of the 'dot-com' boom, when he co-founded lastminute.com. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Brent's venture survived after the boom subsided, and he has strengthened and broadened his company since. Operating across multiple markets, lastminute.com has established approximately 13,600 supplier relationships and over 10 million subscribers.
Brian McBride is one of Britain’s foremost digital business leaders, Deputy Chair at Trainline PLC, NED at WiggleCRC and Kinnevik AB, former chairman of ASOS.com and Wiggle Ltd.
As Chairman of Asos and CEO of Amazon UK Brian has been at the forefront of digital retail. He led Amazon through a period of extreme growth, oversaw the acquisition of LoveFilm and the launch of Amazon Prime, and was instrumental in launching T-Mobile’s direct web and telesales customer-facing business. He now looks at how ecommerce businesses have grown, how to best engage with customers, and at lessons in leadership and change from Amazon and IBM.
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.
Baron Paddick was the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK.
Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012.
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.
Brian is a European Champion.
Brian is famed for winning the 4x400m relay with only one shoe. He is a two time European gold medalist, and goes down in the hearts of British fans as the epitome of perseverance and determination. Brian is now a coach and mentor.
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.
Bryony Gordon is best known as a Telegraph columnist and interviewer.
Bryony Gordon is the bestselling author of The Wrong Knickers on living with depression and OCD and a Sunday Times bestseller.
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.
British stand-up comedian and writer.
Carl is a stand up comedian who describes his style as “silly comedy,” and has appeared in a number of television sows including Mock the Week and Grouchy Young Men.
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.
His advisory role in the Bond movie, Casino Royal, due to his expertise in poker, risk, and decision making.
Caspar Berry is the poker expert for several television shows, with his most recent credit being the poker adviser on recent James Bond movie, Casino Royal. Managing risk and decision making is key to Caspar's work and therefore his speaker ability allows him to direct the corporate world with a greater understanding of their decision making process.
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.
Chandran is the CEO and founder of GIFT - The Global Institute For Tomorrow.
Chandran leads what he believes is a pioneering concept - an organisation focused on the relationship of Asian society and values with those of the rest of the world. He is the founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow, which is a think-tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation through thought leadership and positive action to effect change. Nair is a renowned international speaker, writer and facilitator and leading expert on globalisation and development in Asia.
Chanelle, Lady McCoy recently ranked no 23 in the ‘50 incredible people shaping modern Ireland’.
Chanelle co-founded Chanelle Medical, part of the multi-million pound global company Chanelle Pharmaceutical Group based in Galway. Chanelle is the newest dragon on the TV series Dragon’s Den in Ireland and is also married to horseracing legend Sir AP McCoy.
Charles is a British sociologist and technology entrepreneur, founder of Trampoline Systems and The Trampery
Charles Armstrong is CEO of Trampoline Systems, a software developer specialising in large-scale social network analysis. Also founder of The Trampery, a specialist in property for innovation communities.
Charles Bean is a British economist.
Charles Bean was Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England from 2008-2014. From 2000 – 2008, he served as Chief Economist at the Bank.
Charles Morgan is the former Executive Director of the British motor company, Morgan Motors.
As a figurehead and former Executive Director of Morgan Motors, Charles Morgan led the team that developed the first aluminium intensive vehicle and designed a chassis that meets world safety standards but is 20% lighter than comparable steel production. He also pioneered bodywork of superformed aluminium, making Morgan the first automotive manufacturer to assimilate this technology from the aircraft industry. Charles is also a talented speaker, presenting on topics including change management, people management, export and sales, and marketing.
Charlie Baker is "a superior take on the modern showman" GUARDIAN
Award-winning stand up comedian Charlie Baker regularly performs at the world's best comedy venues including The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Comedy Cafe, Highlight and Just the Tonic. His 2009 debut Edinburgh show The World's Greatest Show Off won the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe award.
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.
Chemmy is Britain's number one and favourite alpine skier.
Chemmy is Britain’s number one female alpine skier. She started skiing as a toddler aged 18 months and began competing seriously at the age of 8. From this committed early start to her career, Chemmy has progressed in every discipline and has worked her way up to be ranked 8th in the world. She was the first British woman to qualify for the World Cup Finals, the first British skier to win a run in a World Cup race and the first British skier to win the British Land National Ski Championships six times in a row. Chemmy has competed in three consecutive Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City, Turin and then Vancouver, where at both Turin and Vancouver she finished an impressive 11th place. Despite a horrific accident in Lake Louise in 2010, Chemmy has embarked on a remarkable road to recovery to head for her fourth Olympics: Sochi 2014. As well as being ranked in the top 30 in the world for Super G, Giant Slalom and Combined, she is an excellent ambassador for British sport, encouraging younger athletes to pursue their dreams.
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 is a successful comedian and star of the BBC Two multi award winning comedy 'The Thick of It'.
Chris Addison is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor with a career that has spanned over a decade. Chris is known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4, as well as for his roles as Ollie in the BBC television satirical comedy The Thick of It and Toby in its spin-off film In the Loop. He also starred in and co-created ‘Lab Rats’, a sitcom that aired on BBC2 in 2008.
Chris is an Olympic gold medalist in cycling, being Britain's first cycling gold in over 70 years.
Chris Boardman won the 4km individual pursuit at the Barcelona Olympics and broke the world hour record three times. His was the nation's first gold in cycling for over 70 years. The iconic image of the Lotus machine and pointy helmet linked Chris forever with cutting edge technology. This was reinforced with Chris leading the research & development team for GB Cycling in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where they became the most successful British sporting team of all time. He is now Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner and intends to bring continental levels of bike use to the UK.
Chris Brindley MBE is a prominent UK Business Leader, Chairman of GreaterSport Manchester and former MD of Metro Bank.
Chris is a leading authority on Sales Management, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement & Satisfaction particularly within organisations where change is on the agenda.
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 Griffiths is the CEO of OpenGenius, the company behind ThinkBuzan, creators of Mind Mapping tool, iMindMap and Think Productivity, creators of visual task management app, DropTask.
Chris Griffiths is a world-renowned expert on creativity and innovative thinking skills and shares his expertise and insights in a number of best-selling books and through his work as a business consultant and universal public speaker.
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 is best known for presenting British football.
A former 'hard man' defender and midfielder, Chris played for eleven different clubs during his long and successful playing career. The highlight was winning the First Division Championship with Leeds. On Soccer AM Chris provides entertaining links from whichever ground he happens to be at that day. He also co-presents the morning review show, Goals on Sunday.
Chris Moon MBE exists to help people do what they do better, drawing on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives.
Chris Moon MBE is one of the most fortunate people to be alive you’re likely to meet and should be dead many times over. He’s a former British Officer who left the Army to work for a charity clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance.
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.
Chris fits more into a year than most do in ten. He is impressive and the most inspirational speaker - he really gets people motivated and actually doing something about it!
Named one of the top 7 most powerful part-time working men in the UK, Chris developed the ‘Out Of Office’ framework - working where he likes so that he can achieve more – productivity and creativity at work and lifetime ambitions and bucket list activities. The most frequent word that crops up in the reviews is ‘inspirational’. Chris has been there and done it, from founding and selling companies for multi-millions to cycling the whole of the 100th Le Tour de France route.
Chris Wilkinson is the founding director of Gifted Recruitment.
Chris Wilkinson has a wide-ranging CV from a commercial pilot, to financial sales to setting up his own recruitment company. These achievements are born from a desire to overcome the challenges and difficulties of dyslexia.
Christian is the Team Principal for the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
Christian Horner OBE is the Team Principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team, a position he has held since 2005. His motorsport career started as a race car driver, before he switched roles to become Team Principal of FIA F3000 and later GP2 Series team Arden International Motorsport in 1999.
Best known for gifting the world with LEGO, as the companies Senior Director.
Christian Majgaard is best known for gifting the world with LEGO as the companies Senior Director. Christian was responsible for their global brand, product and campaign development of their core business (toys) as well as their Theme Park and Media divisions. Acclaimed by Fons Tompenaars as one of 21 leaders for the 21st century, Christian is a highly respected figure in marketing and innovation. At Lego Christian's 25 year career with the company took in positions including Head of International Market Research and Head of EU Marketing. Christian now divides his time between creative and brand consulting, non-executive roles, writing and speaking.
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.
Christopher is a leading voice and researcher in energy use, energy technology, and the climate crisis.
Christopher is a leading voice on the potential for new energy technologies and strategies to replace fossil fuels - increasing energy security and avoiding dangerous climate change. Christopher’s two decades of energy research and writing encompasses solar energy, wind power, bio energy, geothermal power and energy efficiency. He is President of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based international research organisation focused on energy, resource and environmental issues.
Christopher is a world leading economic forecaster.
Christopher Thornberg is a founding partner of Beacon Economics and widely considered to be one of California’s leading economic forecasters. He is also Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. An expert in economic forecasting, regional development, real estate dynamics and labor markets, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the housing market crash and of the economic recession that has followed. In 2008, he was appointed as chief economist for California State Controller John Chiang as well as chair of the Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors. He also serves on the advisory board of Paulson & Co. Inc., one of Wall Street’s most successful hedge funds. Thornberg holds a doctorate in business economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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.
Claude Littner is best known for his appearances on The Apprentice, interviewing for his former boss Lord Sugar.
Claude Littner is a British business executive and the current Chairman of Viglen, also known for his appearances on The Apprentice. In early 2015 it was announced that Littner was to become Lord Sugar’s aide for the 2015 series, replacing Nick Hewer.
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.
Best known for being the former World, Commonwealth, and European 110m hurdle champion, currently holding the World Championship record time for 20 years.
Colin Jackson CBE is ranked as being one of most successful British athletes of all time. His athletic prowess gained him World, Commonwealth, and European champion. His world record 110m time was unbroken for an astonishing 13 years, but still remains the World Championship record time. Colin still holds the 60m hurdle record time, which has now been unbeaten for nearly 20 years. Since retiring from athletics, Colin was a natural choice to become one of the key members of the BBC's sports production team and he continues to cover all of their Athletics output as a BBC pundit and presenter.
Colin Shaw is the CEO of the company Beyond Philosophy.
Colin Shaw is without question a world leader in Customer Experience. Since 2002, Colin has helped shape the whole industry with his four-bestselling books and thought leading work.
Colonel Stuart Tootal
Colonel Stuart Tootal is the first senior commander to provide an account of the fighting in Afghanistan.
The author of the Sunday Times best seller "Danger Close – Commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan", Stuart Tootal was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his outstanding leadership of the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) in Afghanistan.
Conrad guided Prince Harry to the South Pole with the Walking With The Wounded Team and is the first and only Briton to have completed the Polar Grand Slam.
A born and bred Northumbrian, Conrad has enjoyed the outdoors since he was a boy. Conrad is the first and only Briton to have achieved the ‘Polar Grand Slam’ – completing the World’s recognised three hardest Polar journeys, crossing Greenland; the Antarctic plateau to reach the South Pole and the Arctic to the North Pole, all unsupported. Conrad became a Captain during his Short Service Commission in the Army and specialized in Arctic Warfare whilst training in Norway. In 2011 Conrad trained the BBC film crew and Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton for her successful trip to the South Pole.
Internationally renowned Professor of Strategic and International management, with an innovative edge. His main research interests are corporate entrepreneurship, corporate strategy and disruptive innovation.
Professor Constantinos 'Costas' Markides is a world leading business and strategy speaker. He is a professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.
Craig Hill is a Scottish comedian, TV presenter and actor known for his cheeky, irreverent and camp act.
Craig Hill is Scotland’s brightest comedy star. Cheeky, irreverent and, of course, wonderfully camp, his hilarious blend of incisive stand-up, fabulous musical characterisations and improvisation has earned him rave reviews.
Sir Craig Oliver is a British news editor, producer and media executive.
Sir Craig Oliver is David Cameron's former Director of Communications and former Controller of English at BBC Global News.
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.
Bestselling Author, Speaker & Strategic Advisor on Innovation.
Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. He is now recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation strategy, leadership and culture.
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.
Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE
Highly decorated round the world yachtswoman now thought leader passionate about the circular economy.
She is a founder of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, set up in 2003, a charity which takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illnesses. Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing in 2009 to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation following 4 years traveling the world and researching the challenges facing our current global economy.nd the circular economy to life.
Dame Kelly Holmes
A double Olympic gold medallist, Kelly Holmes became only the second woman in history to claim the 800m and 1500m titles in the same Games.
The Athens Olympic Games was the pinnacle of a long but frustrating international athletics career for Kelly Holmes. Her Double Olympic Gold triumph changed her life forever and fulfilled her second childhood dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. She became the first British female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m. Since retiring from international athletics, Kelly has started a new chapter in her life in the business world; establishing her own company Double Gold and her charity the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust. She has also been active in raising the profile of school sport up the political agenda. Kelly became National School Sport Champion in 2006 for three years and pioneered the creation of National School Sport Week. She also led the creation of Girls Active set up with the Youth Sports Trust to capture the interest of disengaged female teenagers. She now has a number of ambassadorial positions for TeamGB, London 2012 sponsor BT, the Jaguar Academy of Sport alongside the honour of being President of Commonwealth Games England.
Dame Laura Kenny DBE
Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Great Britain’s most successful woman Olympian, cyclist Laura won double-gold at both London and Rio in the team pursuit and the omnium. She won her fifth gold in the women's Madison during the 2020 Tokyo games.
Dame Stella Rimington
Dame Stella Rimington is the Former Director of the Security Service (MI5)
Dame Stella speaks about her life and career at a wide range of events for audiences worldwide: for major national and international corporate clients, business professionals, the public and private sectors, trades associations and schools. Her straightforward approach and friendly, candid manner are combined with an informed view and intelligent judgement.
Dan is an entrepreneur and angel investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.
Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending.
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.
Known as one of the world's leading and innovative business minds.
Dan Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His books have been translated into over 33 different languages, including being published in the unorthodox style of Japanese Manga. His writing spans a multitude of topics, from the art and science of sales to a modern behavioural economical view on motivation. Dan is a prolific speaker, working in both public and private events, including many talks on TED. Dan held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government.
Daniel Tammet is a writer, essayist, translator and autistic savant. Best known for his 2006 memoir, Born On A Blue Day.
Daniel Tammet is an English writer who has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world.
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.
Danny Crates is best known for being a Paralympic icon and former world record holder who is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all time.
After losing his right arm in a horrific accident in 1994 at just aged 21, Danny was determined to overcome this huge hurdle in his life, focusing on the future and regaining his positive attitude.
Dara O'Briain is internationally renowned for his quick wit and silver-tongued comic delivery as a stand-up comic and host of Mock The Week.
Dara O'Briain has built up a reputation and prestige as being one of the finest comedians in the world. His quick wit and silver-tongue has been the regular host of hit TV show 'Mock The Week', as well as being a guest presenter on 'Have I Got News For You'. Dara also hosts Ireland's popular show RTE 2's The Panel, becoming one of very few actors to successfully and simultaneously host shows in the UK and Ireland. Dara's role has recently gone beyond comedy, implementing his degree in mathematics and theoretical physics by co-hosting Stargazing Live with Brian Cox, and a host of other science-based shows including 'School of Hard Sums'.
One of the World's best emerging talent in illusion - Darcy is the new generation of contemporary mysticism.
Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by classic sleights of hand techniques, Darcy transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
Dave Gorman is an English comedian, author and television presenter.
Dave Gorman has performed comedy shows on stage in which he tells stories of his extreme adventures and presents the evidence to the audience in order to prove to them that they are true. He was a stand-up comedian before he became famous for Are You Dave Gorman?
Dave is regarded as a leading figure in Human Resource Management.
Dave Ulrich is an academic advocating a radical transformation in HR, stating it is time for HR to step up and take a seat with the decision makers. Dave has published over 25 management books and over 200 articles and book chapters. His teaching and research addresses the question how to create an organisation that adds value to employees, customers, and investors? Dave studies how organisations change fast, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries, and leverage human resource activities. Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 corporations.
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 Blanchflower is a leading Labour economist, currently a tenured economics professor at Dartmouth College.
David Blanchflower is a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and most notably was the first influential person within UK banking to raise the alarm about the credit crunch.
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.
David Clive Price
David Clive Price PhD is an international bestselling author, speaker and CEO advisor.
David Clive Price is a global executive coach who is passionate about leadership and management development, talent and engagement, he brings 30+ years experience of senior leadership coaching, strategic advisory and change management roles to his delivery of global leadership programs.
David Magliano played a lead role in two of the highest-profile campaigns of recent times as Director of Marketing of the London 2012 Olympic bid, and as Director of Commercial and Marketing for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid.
In July 2017 David was appointed by Warner Bros and the Blair Partnership (agents for JK Rowling) in what is set to be a landmark role leading digital innovation across the Wizarding World franchise, including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Prior to that David was Managing Director of Membership, Marketing and Consumer Revenue at the Guardian, responsible for all reader revenue. David played a key role in two of Britain's most high-profile campaigns: Director of Marketing at the London 2012 Olympic bid, and Director of Commercial and Marketing at the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid.
David Millar is the only British cyclist to have worn ALL four Jerseys from the Tour de France and ALL three of the Leader’s Jerseys in the Grand Tours.
David Millar is former British National Road Champion and Time Trial Champion, the only British Rider to have worn all the Leaders Jerseys from the Tour de France and one of only six British riders to have worn the Yellow Jersey. He was also the first of only two British riders ever to have worn the Leader’s Jersey in all three Grand Tours. Millar was banned for two years in 2004 after admitting taking banned performance enhancing drugs. During his ban and on his return to cycling in 2006 he worked with WADA and UKAD on various anti-doping initiatives and has become a voice for anti-doping within the sport. His final chapter in cycling saw him win Silver in the World Championships, stages of all three Grand Tours and write a best selling Autobiography. David retired from cycling at the end of 2014 season but remains actively involved in the sport.
David Rebbettes is the founding Director of BCMS Corporate.
Through David Rebbettes wealth of experience, he offers his unique industry insight into how an intelligent sale can revitalise a business.
David Rowan was the founding editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine UK’s edition and is the author of amazon’s number 1 business bestseller ‘Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds’.
David Rowan was the founding editor of WIRED UK until 2017 and has spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, BuzzFeed and Spotify to name just a few. He has since invested in more than 60 early-stage tech companies, including two that become billion-dollar ‘unicorns’, and is an adviser to Lakestar, one of Europe’s largest venture-capital funds.
English television presenter most well known for presenting Big Brother.
Davina Lucy Pascale McCall is an English television presenter. She has hosted Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live, Five Minutes to a Fortune and The Jump, Sky1's Got to Dance, as well as ITV's Long Lost Family and Stepping Out.
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.
Dean is best known for coming runner-up in MasterChef 2005.
Bristol born Dean was a digger driver before he applied to appear on Masterchef in 2005. Dean was narrowly beaten in the final, causing thousands of loyal Dean-fans to bombard the BBC with complaints that he should have taken first prize. Since then, Dean has gone from success-to-success. Dean is now a resident chef for Lorraine Kelly's cooking team on the ITV show Daybreak, and has his first cooking book was released in February of last year.
Successful business woman and self-made millionaires who rose to TV stardom as a BBC Dragon’s Den investor.
Deborah Meaden is a British multi-millionairess who launched her own glass and ceramics export company whilst still in her teens and straight out of business college, before setting up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK. She became a household name through her presence on BBC2's Dragons Den.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Gender Diversity Ambassador and Professional Adventurer, best known for being the third and youngest woman to row the Atlantic solo.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. She has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a presenter for the BBC and is a trusted corporate speaker. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She was later awarded an MVO in the 2014 New Year’s Honours. In Spring 2015, Debra and her company combined her two passions for adventure and gender equality by organising and leading an all-female team on an expedition in the Arctic Circle. The movie of Debra’s Atlantic story is currently in development in Hollywood.
Derek is a British Olympic gold medalist, coach, and motivational speaker
Derek is a retired British athlete who epitomises the Olympic spirit. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games. Since retiring from athletics, Derek has played basketball for England and professionally for the Birmingham Bullets and has played competitive rugby union for Coventry RFC and Stow RFC. He is also a respected coach and advisor for international athletes.
Des Bishop is an Irish-American comedian.
Irish-American Comedian most known for his entertainment documentaries The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and In the Name of the Fada (2008), all of which aired on Irish Network RTÉ.
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.
Diane is a loved comedienne, writer, and actress.
Originally from Bolton, Diane studied at East 15 Acting School before getting the role of Dawn in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights'. Her work as a stand up comedienne has seen her placed second in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award 2006 and runner up in the Funny Women Awards 2006, for new and aspiring female comedy talent. Since then she has appeared on numerous episodes of BBC's 'Mock the Week' and has continued to work with fellow comedian Joe Wilkinson as part of the deadpan sketch group 'Two Episodes of Mash'.
Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom are a comic double act consisting of the presenter Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood.
Dick and Dom are primarily known for presenting the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings. The show ran for 5 series between 2002 and 2006 and was a massive hit. They are also known for presenting a wide range of other children's and family television shows.
Ben Bailey Smith, best known by his stage name Doc Brown, is an English rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, radio presenter and voiceover artist.
Doc Brown is the stage name of Ben Bailey Smith, the younger brother of novelist Zadie Smith. He was born in December 1977 to Jamaican and English parentage and began his professional career as a rapper. Following the release of his short film 'Blighty' he moved into the realm of stand-up comedy, appearing in the So You Think You're Funny contest as well as supporting Ricky Gervais on tour.
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.
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is a leading economic expert in the MENA region.
With a wealth of experience and an unparalleled depth of research into the macroeconomic and the geopolitical landscape of the MENA region, Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is highly sought-after by audiences eager to benefit from her considerable expertise. An accomplished speaker, Eid-Oakden's presentations are seamlessly put together. Her messages are powerful and effective, delivered in her personal and highly professional style. She presents in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle
Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle is one of the world’s most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers.
Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan
Dr. Margaret Heffernan is an international businesswoman, author, interviewer, and TED speaker.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan is the CEO of five businesses and blogs for Huffington Post and Inc.com.
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".
Serial Entrepreneur and One of the Dragons from BBC 2's The Dragon's Den.
Duncan Bannatyne OBE is a successful businessman and is one of the stars of the popular BBC TV series Dragon’s Den. He has a chain of well-known health clubs and is involved in multiple other businesses, with his main areas of business interest being property, hotels, media, transport and stage schools. Despite the fact Duncan is now a successful multimillionaire, he came from humble beginnings and is a true example of entrepreneurial spirit overcoming adversity.
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.
Duncan is best known for his focus on a unique value proposition where professionals learn to brand themselves based on what they are worth rather than what they cost.
Duncan is CEO of Pareto Systems, a leading business development firm for professionals and corporations in knowledge-for-profit industries. Duncan is also an industry author and has published several books including the best-seller: BREAKTHROUGH Business Development, Take Your Business to The Next Level. As a speaker in high-demand, Duncan travels extensively throughout North America and around the world, conveying dynamic and fact-rich presentations. Duncan has a way of leaving his audience excited about implementing his processes that have been proven to pave the way to meaningful and measurable results in both their personal and professional lives.
Duncan Slater is best known for being an Afghan veteran who has overcome adversity to raise thousands of pounds for charity, Overall Champion Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons 2021 and awarded highest civic honours a town council can bestow.
Former military sergeant who broke almost every bone in his body and lost both legs in 2009 when the armoured vehicle he was travelling in was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. After spending five months in hospital he undertook several gruelling challenges including Lands End to John O'Groats, London Marathon, South Pole and Marathon de Sables. Named Overall Champion Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons 2021.
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 is a nationally loved comedian.
Ed is one of the most successful stand-up Irish comedians who has appeared on television shows such as Uncut! Best Unseen Ads, Just For Laughs and BBC2's Mock the Week. Ed has been a panelist on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and has also done voiceover work in prominent television ad campaigns. Ed's material is famed for its quick fire wit and acute insight into a world that is clearly mad from his sane vantage point. His observational stand up is regarded as unrivalled, instinctively sensing the ridiculous in everything.
Ed has presented sports for Sky since 1999.
Ed first appeared on Sky Sports in 1999 as the resident bookie stats expert alongside Matthew Lorenzo and Kirsty Gallagher every Friday night on the Sports Centre.
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.
Paralympic Gold Medalist, fantastic role model and personality - Britain's golden girl.
Ellie is four times Paralympic Champion and current multiple world record holder. The youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year in 2008 and then the youngest recipient of the MBE at the age of 14 years. Now an OBE she has a world class reputation and huge personality.
Transformational leader who has turned-around, rebranded, overhauled, reinvigorated and expanded businesses from entertainment to transport through launching numerous cutting edge initiatives.
Ellis has headed a national newspaper business, turned around the Greyhound Bus operation in the US and ran Simon Cowell’s Syco Corporation before he took charge of Scottish media group DC Thompson, steering them into the digital age with interests from local newspapers to cloud computing. Highly engaging speeches, full of original thinking and humour, Ellis shows how to deal with disruptive forces, create a positive culture and inspire enthusiasm throughout the organisation.
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.
Faisal Islam is a political and economics journalist who, since 2014, held the role of Political Editor for Sky News. In 2019 he took over from Kamal Ahmed as the BBC's Economic Editor.
Faisal Islam has interviewed many high profile names and is not afraid to challenge in difficult interviews; winning the Royal Television Society Award for the interview of the year in 2017 for his interview with David Cameron.
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.
"Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are... I'm coming home now." 2013 Laureus World Action Sportsman of the Year. Felix Baumgartner is best known for breaking three world records by base-jumping from a capsule in Space
Felix Baumgartner broke three World Records by base-jumping from a capsule in Space down to Earth: the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, the highest manned balloon flight, and the highest skydive. Outside of his penchant for daredevil acts, Felix was named to Vienna's Street of Champions and nominated for a World Sports Award and two categories in the NEA Extreme Sports Awards, Felix is also an advocate for the nonprofit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.
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.
Fleur Sexton is the UK Businesswoman of the Year 2017/2018 and has recently become the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands representing Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands.
Fleur Sexton is an inspirational Businesswoman who is the founder of PET-Xi Training, a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award-winning training teams have, since 1995, worked to help over 150,000 people identify training goals and unlock their potential. Starting from humble beginnings, Fleur has built up a company from her bedroom into a multi award-winning company and is now dedicated to motivating women to find their voice and fulfill their potential.
Floyd Woodrow MBE
Truly, one of the elite. Floyd has served in the SAS for more than 20 years, inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations. Awarded the distinguished Conduct Medal for Bravery, he operated at the level of elite. A true inspirational speaker
Floyd Woodrow, the MD of Chrysalis worldwide coaches elite international athletes and sporting teams, the worlds leading banks, financial services companies, governments, education institutions, police forces, emergency services and international corporations on all aspects of elite performance and leadership. Floyd's extraordinary experiences and skills give him a unique and diverse speaking ability.
Fran Millar is Chief Executive Officer of Belstaff, former CEO of Team INEOS and one of the founding members of Team Sky.
Now CEO of Belstaff, Fran Millar was CEO of Team Ineos and former TEAM Sky's Head of Winning Behaviours and Director of Business Operations and later CEO, Fran headed up the business and people functions within the world’s most successful cycling team. Fran is a huge hit with audiences both in the UK and internationally. Her passion for her subject coupled with her natural delivery style is always well received. She is one of the most engaging speakers that we have ever worked with and which an entire audience can relate to.
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.
Francois is the former South Africa Rugby captain that led the team to their World Cup victory in 1995.
Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. He reached the highest peak in rugby union when he captained his country, South Africa, to World Cup victory in 1995. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela.
Frank Bruno MBE is a former professional heavyweight boxer.
Frank Bruno is an English former professional boxer who was known for his good punch power and whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995 against Oliver McCall at Wembley Stadium.
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.
Fraser Doherty is one of the UK's most successful businessmen as the founder of SuperJam.
Fraser Doherty is an entrepreneur and the founder of SuperJam. He started at the age of 14 selling home-made jam to neighbours, and now supplies over a million pots each year to 2,000 supermarkets across the world - from Russia to Australia.
Gabby is a TV sports presenter, being the first female presenter of a live football match and Match of the Day.
Gabby was the first female presenter of a live football match and the first woman to host Match of the Day. She currently works for the BBC hosting Inside Sport and has her own show on BBC radio 5 live on Sunday mornings. A former Welsh international gymnast, Gabby has twice been named Sports Presenter of the Year by the TV and Radio Industries Club.
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.
Gary Lineker OBE is a TV presenter and former footballing legend.
Gary Lineker OBE is one of the most popular TV sports presenters and former captains of the England football team. Gary has presented various BBC sports related programmes such as Match of the Day and is a regular on the comedy show, They Think it's all Over. Gary is also passionate about golf and in 2005, Gary was unveiled as the BBC's main presenter for major golfing events.
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.
General Sir Mike Jackson
Former Chief of the General Staff and Head of the British Army.
General Sir Michael "Mike" Jackson, GCB CBE DSO DL, is a retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War.
Geoff Burch is an internationally renowned and highly motivational business speaker, television presenter and author.
The leading authority on sales, customers, leadership and change, Geoff is a best-selling author and business guru. Recently voted ‘Business Communicator of the Year’ by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, Geoff is considered to be one of Europe’s most exciting and motivational experts.
Geoff Holt is a Disabled Seafaring Explorer.
Geoffrey Holt is an English sailor from Portsmouth, Hampshire. Paralysed in an accident at the age of eighteen, in 2007 he became the first quadriplegic yachtsman to sail solo around Great Britain.
Geoff is an acclaimed international marketing and customer service speaker and published author.
Geoff is the creator of 'Celebrity Service' and ‘Observational Marketing’. He is also the author of OMG (Observational Marketing Greats) and an multi-award winning keynote speaker who has inspired audiences around the world including North America, South Africa and Asia.
Geoff is a sports interviewer and reporter.
Geoff is a reporter on Sky Sports. He joined the channel in 1992, the first season of The Premiership. He made his reporting debut in 1999 alongside Clare Tomlinson. He can now be seen on the touch-line in key matches notably on Sky Sports UEFA Champions League and Ford Super Sunday live games.
Geoff Whiting is a hugely successful stand-up comedian and developer of new acts.
Geoff Whiting is a hugely successful stand-up comic, being one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye, as well as developing and supporting comedians, such as Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre, and Sarah Millican, to their rise to fame.
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.
Gerald Ratner is best known as the former millionaire chief executive of the major British jewellery chain Ratners Jewellery.
Gerald Ratner is a British Businessman who took over the family business of Ratners Jewellery, becoming one of Britain's most high-profile businessmen. He took the company from 130 stores to one with over 2,500, and increased its revenue by over tenfold. Despite losing his business, he has been immensely successful with his string health clubs and new jewellery store, 'Gerald Online', which is the largest in its sector.
Transformational Director of Glenisk, Ireland's largest yogurt maker and one of its most recognised sustainable food brands.
After been reared in a family of 14 who grew up & lived on the farm before expanding into the businesses, Gerard Cleary has 40 years experience of navigating the family business model. Heading a successful ‘€20m family company’ driven by innovation & a will-to-do attitude is rare in the corporate world today ‘the day you become complacent is the day you go backwards’.
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.
Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Strategist.
Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the discovery of digitally native business models.
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.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) for the International Olympic Committee. Former CIO for the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), providing the most technologically connected games ever.
Gerry Pennell OBE is a truly inspirational and motivational Team Leader, with an immense knowledge, understanding and experience of IT. His appointment as CIO with LOCOG affirmed his position as one of the worlds leading authorities in the implementation and successful delivery of consumers expectations of technology and information delivery in the 21st century. The achievement of the IT team, led by Gerry Pennell at the London 2012 Olympic Games has set a new gold standard for future Games to aspire to. Awarded European CIO of the Year 2013.
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.
Giles Long MBE is one of the most successful Paralympic swimmers of our time.
Giles is a motivational speaker who energises organisations large and small with his speech Changing to Win across the world. Each organisation faces a unique set of challenges and Giles works to ensure he reflects these to illustrate a way forward.
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.
Glenn is the former British Middleweight and WBC Super-Middleweight World Champion.
Glenn Catley was the WBC World Super-middleweight Champion. By his own admission, never the best fighter technically, Glenn got to the very top of his sport with determination and confidence. As a qualified psychotherapist he now understands the value of belief in your own abilities and how to handle the pressure of expectation.
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.
Guto is a writer, broadcaster, strategic communications consultant best known for being the current Communications Director No 10 Downing Street, London.
Guto Harri is the Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street and a key adviser to Boris Johnson having also worked for him at London’s City Hall. Prior to that he spent 18 years at the BBC.
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.
Haka is best known for being a fierce display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. With their actions including foot stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a rather loud chant.
Haka is a spine-tingling symbol and Maori posture dance that involves the entire body encased in vigorous rhythmic movements, which has been made famous all around the world with thanks to the New Zealand national rugby team who perform the most famous haka “Ka Nate” as their pregame ritual. They are also very popular for team building events, energizers, Christmas parties and award nights.
Hal Cruttenden is best known as a Stand Up Comedian.
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
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.
Hannah is a broadcaster, sailor, and adventurer
Having sailed the Atlantic alone twice, Hannah is one of Britain’s most inspirational women. Sailing solo for weeks at a time and coming 2nd in a transatlantic race, Hannah has faced icebergs, intense sleep deprivation, technical failures and the worst that the North Atlantic Ocean can muster. Hannah has led others through hostile conditions, inspiring fellow crew members in some of the world’s toughest oceans.
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.
Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents.
Harriet Green OBE has a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. Harriet received her OBE for services to electronics in 2010.
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.
Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent
Hayley Mulenda is a Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent who has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the world sharing her story on how she turned her pain to purpose.
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.
Hazel is one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and is the current face of its snooker coverage.
An integral part of the BBC’s coverage of all major events, Hazel presented at Rio in 2016, marking her eighth consecutive Summer Olympic Games. She has worked on every Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games since 1994 and, in addition to presenting and reporting, Hazel is an experienced commentator on many sports and events.
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 Fospero is best known for her sofa appearances on ITV’s GMTV, Lorraine, BBC One’s The One Show and regularly in Dictionary Corner on Channel 4’s Countdown.
Helen Fospero is a trusted and familiar face on British TV. She is an accomplished awards host and conference chair with a background in journalism.
Olympic Gold Medal winning rower.
Helen Glover MBE was one of the most prominent sporting stars to emerge from the 2012 Olympic Games, typifying the ideal that hard work breeds success. Alongside her rowing partner, Heather Stanning, Helen wrote herself into the British history books by not only winning Team GB’s first Gold of the Games but claiming British Rowing’s first ever female Gold medal.
Helen Sharman OBE became Britain’s first Astronaut when in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.
A superb speaker, Helen Sharman OBE enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth. Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen Sharman is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, a role model for young people (of all ages!) and an inspiration.
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.
Henning Wehn is a German stand-up comedian who has taken Britain by storm.
Henning is the German Comedy Ambassador to The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning, however, does not find that funny.
Herman is best known for founding the cosmetics company Black Like Me
A true rags-to-riches story, Herman Mashaba created the cosmetics brand Black Like Me. He started by selling his products from the boot of his car, and it mushroomed into the multimillion Rand enterprise it is today. Recently, he has also started up operations in the UK.
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.
Sir Howard Davies is Chairman of The Phoenix Group, one of the largest providers of insurance services in the UK.
Howard Davies is Chairman of the Phoenix Group and of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Davies is also Professor of Practice at the Paris Institute of Political Science.
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 Bremmer is best known for being the founder of Eurasia Group.
Ian Bremmer is an American political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk. He is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm.
Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
Ian Goldin is Director of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. Ian was Vice President of the World Bank from 2003-6 and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy from 2001-3. From 1996 to 2001 he was Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to President Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa.
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.
Ian is a former Arsenal and England footballing legend, television and radio personality and football commentator.
Ian Wright MBE has an electric personality that used to light up the matches in which he played and now brings radiance to his appearances as a TV and radio performer.
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.
Ivo Graham is an award winning English stand-up comedian.
Despite extensive grooming for more serious careers at Eton and Oxford, Ivo Graham (now 31) has spent his entire adult life on the comedy circuit, establishing himself as, if not the UK’s poshest, then certainly its most apologetically posh comedian.
Jack Dee is Britain's most loved misanthropist, pessimist, and negativist, playing a key role in comedy and entertainment for over 20 years.
Britain's favourite misanthropist, pessimist, and negativist, Jack encapsulates audiences with his dry wit and dead-pan delivery. Jack Dee is also the writer and star of the hit BBC sit-com Lead Balloon, and has a string of comedy credits to his name. Jack has won multiple awards including the British Comedy Awards, which he has won three times. In 1998, Jack followed this up and fulfilled a dream and performed in a West End play for the first time, as Yvan in Yasmina Reza's award-winning play Art. The director Matthew Warchus was so impressed with Jack's performance, he asked him back to play the part of Serge for a 13-week run. The BAFTA nominated Jack Dee Live at the Apollo, saw him at the forefront of the recent comedy boom and the fashion for stand up on TV as he hosted shows featuring acts including Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Lee Mack and Russell Howard.
Jack is a nationally loved comedian; being hugely successful in anything he touches, including stand-up tours, panel shows, and TV series.
As a successful and much sought-after stand up, actor, writer and presenter, Jack Whitehall has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting and successful new comedy talents.
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 Bellini has over 25 years of experience in future analysis, his work challenges organisations and to better anticipate change and adapt faster. He has been seen to present popular shows, such as The Money Programme, Tonight, and Panorama.
With over 25 years experience in future analysis, James is a remarkable record as a writer, analyst, and presenter. James is also a leading futurologist and author of considerable reputation. James has a zealous interest in key trends and statistics facing current and future businesses. James' work challenges organisations to better anticipate change and adapt faster.
As Founder of Plant for Peace, James Brett is an inspiration to the nation with his extraordinary story of how he went from his lowest point to a full recovery.
As Founder of Plant for Peace, James has overseen its strategy since early 2007. James passionate journey determining the Plant for Peace strategy involves farmers, Taliban and Government of Afghanistan. James’ drive and motivation stem from the environment and nature and understanding people and a natural food chain.
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.
His role on the BBC programme, Dragon's Den, James Caan is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs.
James Caan has been developing and selling businesses for over 20 years, and has become one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. His success sparked from the international blooming of recruitment companies including the Alexander Mann Group and Humana International. Recently he has been seen to invest over £1million in his role on Dragon's Den over 4 series.
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.
James Timpson is Chief Executive of Timpson, a family retail business.
James Timpson is not only the Chief Executive of Timpson but also a cobbler and prison recruiter with a firm belief in upside down management.
James Woudhuysen is a journalist and the author of several books specialising in future trends.
James Woudhuysen expertise spans IT, energy, construction, manufacturing and retailing. He has a knack for spotting trends before others, frequently offering counter-intuitive proposals on what action to take.
Jamie Andrew OBE is best know for being the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro and the first to complete a marathon and Iron Man Triathlon.
In January 1999, Jamie and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. Despite surviving, both hands and feet were amputated. Since this he has learned to walk again, take up skiing, run marathons and iron man triathlons and remarkably returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much.
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.
Olympic and World Championship Welsh & British sprint athlete, TV presenter and investor in young peoples development.
Jamie Baulch enjoyed a career spanning 15 years at the top of world class athletics. Since retiring in 2005, he has starred in several reality TV shows and directed several business ventures including the Jamie Baulch Academy and a great contestant on Dancing on Ice!
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.
Jane Martinson is the head of media at the Guardian.
Jane Martinson is the head of media and was the Chair of Women in Journalism.
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.
Jasmine is a financial expert, with huge success in setting-up and developing the lifestyle-based money website, MoneyMagpie.com.
Jasmine Birtles is a financial expert, TV presenter, author, journalist, business commentator and humorist. Jasmine is also responsible for the set up and running of the lifestyle-based money website, MoneyMagpie.com; the country's leading site for safe and legitimate money-making opportunities. Having written 38 books, Jasmine is in high demand by government organisations and companies for speaking events regarding the promotion of key money-saving and -making messages.
Jason is best known for his contributions to the global HR community, being named one of the most influential HR Technology minds around.
Jason Averbook is a leading analyst, thought leader, consultant and keynote speaker in the area of human resources, the future of work and the impact technology has on the future.
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 is an award-winning explorer, author, and voice for global sustainability. He is the first person in history to circumnavigate the world using only human power - no use of motors or sails.
Jason Lewis is an award-winning adventurer, author, and sustainability advocate specializing in human-powered expeditions. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as being the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedaling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the London Sunday Times.
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.
Jason Vale, also known as The Juice Master, is an author, motivational speaker, and lifestyle coach.
Jason Vale, aka ‘Juice Master’, is the best-selling author of eleven books on health, addiction and juicing. His books have now sold over 3 million copies and have been translated into many languages. His most well known book - 7lbs In 7 days: The Juice Master Diet - went to number one of all books on Amazon and on Play.com it even knocked the Da Vinci Code from the top spot.
Jasper Carrott is an English comedian, actor and television presenter.
Jasper Carrott graduated from the 1970s club circuit to become one of the most prolific television performers, writers and producers of the following three decades.
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.
Known for hosting SKY News' Jeff Randall Live and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
Jeff Randall is one of the UK's leading business commentators. He is Editor-at-Large of The Daily Telegraph, and a regular presenter on Sky News and Five Live. Known for speaking his mind, Jeff's speeches mix crystal ball gazing with an insider's take on the runners and riders. As one of the UK's best known and most influential business commentators, Jeff proves to be an ideal moderator and host at various conferences throughout the country. Being relaxed and highly professional he draws on his extensive media experience to provide audiences with a truly memorable event.
Jeff is best known for presenting Gillet Soccer Saturday.
Jeff Stelling is the near legendary presenter of Sky Sports News' football coverage. With an incredible memory and attention to detail, Jeff leads his loyal audience through six continuous hours of discussion and match reports on Gillette Soccer Saturday.
One of the World's most important financial crime journalists.
Jeffrey has been hailed by bankers as ‘the world’s most important financial crime journalist.’ With his trademark New York humour, he points out what legitimate business can learn from organised crime. The Laundrymen author may also refer to the novel he was asked to write in the name of Donald Trump.
Jeffrey Sachs is internationally renowned for his work as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa.
Jeffrey is the President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance a non-profit organisation aimed at ending extreme global poverty, as well as being the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and other key roles in organisations involved with environment and sustainability. Jeffrey has spent much of his career wrestling with the issues of world poverty and health and environmental sustainability but he made his name in the mid 80's and 90's as an economist working with countries undergoing massive upheaval. His best-selling books include Common Wealth (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011) in which he turns his attentions homewards and calls for a kinder more responsible society in the wake of repeated economic crises. He has also written hundreds of learned articles and a text book on macroeconomics that is used worldwide
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.”
Jeremy Dale is best known for being the CEO of OTRO, launching Pokémon and running Microsoft’s $12B global consumer business.
Jeremy Dale is the launch CEO of OTRO which is a new digital fan club for 17 of the world’s top footballers. He is also the Corporate Vice President at Microsoft with revenue responsibility in excess of $12bn.
Jeremy Kingsley is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and one of the most sought after speakers in America.
Since 1996 he has spoken to over 500,000 people at live events and given over 2000 keynote speeches. You may have seen Jeremy on television or online this year. He has been featured in/on Fox, CBS, CNBC and many more large media outlets.
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.
As poster-girl for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to victory in the Heptathlon to bring home her first Olympic gold medal.
One of the stars of the London 2012 Olympics, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was not just the 'poster girl' for the games, she also demonstrated the determination, competitiveness and sporting behaviour with which the games is synonymous. When Jess stormed home in first place in the 800m, her final event, it secured the gold medal for her, and in doing so captured one of the most memorable golds of the Olympics and providing one of the highlights of the London games.
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.
Jim is a leading global thinker, and author of the number on bestselling book, "Blindsided!"
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk
Jim Lawless is best known for being an architect of high performance and change who has delivered in global organisations, government departments and Olympic teams.
Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. Over half a million people on five continents have been inspired by Jim’s presentations and countless thousands more by his book “Taming Tigers”.
Jim McNeill is an extreme Explorer and the Founder of Ice Warrior.
Jim McNeill is a British polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker, with over 30 years of experience travelling in the polar regions.
Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.
Jimmy Carr is a well known stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Often seen presenting Channel 4 quiz shows.
Joe Caulfield is an award nominated comedian, regarded as one of the best female stand-up comics in the country.
Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is regarded by the Observer as one of the finest female comics at work, and has recently been nominated as the best female Stand-Up in the country. She is also Graham Norton's head writer. Jo is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours and successful shows at the Edinburgh festival.
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.
Jo Fairley co-founded the pioneering and world famous chocolate company, Green & Black's.
Jo Fairley is co-founder of the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s, which has gone from a niche organic and Fairtrade brand to a global chocolate name - voted ‘Coolest Food Brand in the UK’ for the sixth year running, by Coolbrands. Engaging and passionate, Jo never fails to inspire – and is always happy to network with attendees, offering more direct input to individuals.
Entering the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest female to ascend the Seven Summits.
Jo and her husband Rob took on the monstrous task of ascending the Seven Summits, breaking records by being the fastest couple to ever ascend it, as well as Jo entering the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the fastest female ascent time, also being the second British woman to ever scale Everest's North Ridge.
Jo Wimble-Groves is a global award-winning entrepreneur, Business Director and Writer committed to inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Jo Wimble-Groves is a successful business woman, runs a blog called 'guilty mother’ which has over 26,000 followers, she’s a writer, featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and she’s a key note speaker who’s recently joined forces with former England Women’s Rugby captain Catherine Spencer to create Inspiring women workshops to encourage women to have the confidence to succeed in business.
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.
Joanna Roswell Shand
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE is an English cyclist on the Great Britain Cycling Team who competes on track and road.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE is a GB Cyclist, Olympian and 5x World Champion.
Joe Lycett is a British Comedian.
Joe Lycett is a British comedian from Birmingham. He has appeared on television shows including, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Live at the Apollo.
Joe McEwan is the Head of Digital and Communities for Innocent smoothies.
Joe McEwan is a knowledgeable keynote speaker who tells the inspiring story of his journey from a university student to the Head of Digital and Communities for Innocent smoothies.
Joel Dommett is an English comedian and actor known for his television roles in Skins, Live in Chelsea and Impractical Jokers UK.
Joel is an exciting and fresh talent on the UK stand up comedy circuit who gained rave reviews for his Edinburgh shows, Neon Hero in 2011, Nunchuck Silver Medalist in 2012, and 2014’s Finding Emo.
Joel Harrison is best known for being the editor in chief of B2B Marketing and one of its founders.
Joel Harrison plays a strategic role in the company, focusing on the development of all B2B Marketing's content, products and services.
Joff Sharpe is a business man who takes "daring approaches to complex business issues"
Joff Sharpe is one of Britain’s more colourful businessmen. Unusual entries on his CV include: a year living amongst the Iban headhunters of Borneo, running an internet company for Rupert Murdoch and being Piers Morgan’s HR director.
John Amaechi OBE is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author and CEO of Amaechi Performance Systems.
John Amaechi OBE partners with organisations to help leaders move from being transactional to transformational. He focuses on improving performance, solving intractable people problems and creates thriving workplaces despite the challenges and disruption of the modern world. Prior to founding his own firm, John spent several years as a professional athlete, becoming the first Brit to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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.
Mobile phone retail billionaire and philanthropist.
The success of Phones 4U was as much the barometer as anything else. Starting with the opportunistic sale of a job lot of bricklike Motorola handsets, Mr Caudwell tapped into the sudden boom in mobile communications to build a national retail chain selling 26 phones every minute and employing as many as 3,000 in his home town of Stoke alone.
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 Gieve served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2006 to 2009. He was also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and sat on the board of the FSA.
John Gieve is a former British Civil Servant, who served as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England and an ex officio member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2006 to 2009.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist John Griffin founded Addison Lee in 1975, starting in Battersea with a single car, but expanded to over 4,500 minicabs in service today.
After beginning a career training as an accountant, John was forced to give up his apprenticeship and focus his efforts on rescuing his father’s business, working as a minicab driver to make ends meet during this period. Having helped his family firm and following the birth of his two sons, John was inspired to start his own business and came to the conclusion that he could run his own minicab business a lot more successfully than the companies he had worked for. Founded in Battersea in 1975 with just one car, Addison Lee now carries 10 million passengers and couriers 1 million deliveries a year.
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.
Professor John Kay CBE is one of Britain's leading economists.
John is a world leading management thinker and economist; his work has been mostly concerned with the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industrial structure and the competitive advantage of individual firms. John is a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, an adviser to companies and governments around the world, and an acclaimed columnist. Looking at all aspects of economics from investment to monetary supply, industry and markets to government and world finance, John provides an illuminating, accessible, and often surprisingly amusing analysis of the complexities of money.
John is a world-renowned expert on leadership, and Business Week magazine's "Leadership Guru".
John Kotter spent over 30 yrs at Harvard studying change before forming his own organization Kotter International which helps leading companies implement their change strategies. His internationally bestselling "Leading Change", which outlines an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations, became the change bible for managers around the world. His academic articles in the Harvard Business Review have sold a million and a half copies and have been reprinted many times. His influence has been hailed by BusinessWeek, Fortune, The Financial Times and countless other publications around the world, being ranked number 34 in the Thinkers50 list of top business gurus 2011, as well as Business Week magazine's number 1 "leadership guru" in America 2001.
John McCarthy CBE is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster.
John McCarthy CBE was one of the hostages in the Lebanon hostage crisis. McCarthy was the UK’s longest-held hostage in Lebanon, being held for more than five years.
John Moore is the former Starbucks Marketing Executive.
John was instrumental in Starbucks’ growth from a single premises in Seattle to a colossal global brand. He then headed marketing at Whole Foods Market. Given the value of word-of-mouth to any successful brand, John emphasises the need to use social media to engage fully with your customer base.
John Peters is a former pilot of the Royal Air Force and came to the worlds attention when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.
To become a Tornado pilot, you have to be a part of the creme de la creme, with very few being able to withstand the immense levels of G-force needed to control and pilot successfully. John Peters was drafted into the Gulf War as a fighter pilot in 1991, where his story becomes macabre. John, and fellow navigator John Nicol, were shot down and captured by the military of Iraq. Their bruised and battered faces were broadcasted to the world as a symbol of Saddam Hussein's tyranny and ruthlessness. John now runs his successful company, Monkey Business, advising, coaching, and consulting major companies on leadership issues including uncertainty, organisational learning, and trust and failure.
John Petter is the Chief Executive of BT Consumer.
John Petter is the head of BT’s Consumer division and specialises in consumer proposition development, marketing and commercial strategy and call centre management.
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.
Jon Adler Masterclass - Golf Psychology: When Positive Thinking Doesn't Work
Jon is a golf coach and author of 'Golf Psychology - When Positive Thinking Doesn't Work'.
A master golf coach and mentor he'll have your mind and swing in synch in no time.
Jon is best known for being on of the UK's best impressionists.
The star of the award winning, hit TV show Dead Ringers, is seen to many as Britain's best impressionist. Jon Culshaw's repertoire includes over 350 individuals, ranging from Ozzy Osborne, to Dale Winton, to Russel Crowe. His impressions have been seen on a host of TV shows, starting with Spitting Image, and going on to appear in shows such as The Policeman's Ball, Alter Ego, and Jon Culshaw's Commercial Breakdown.
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 is regarded as the finest triple jumper of all time.
The finest triple jumper of all time, Jonathan Edwards is the former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Champion - and the current world record holder. He was an ambassador for the London Olympics bid before becoming a key member of the Organising Committee.
Jonathan is a stuntman, escapologist, and the renaissance man of danger.
When Jonathan was seven years old he read a book about the first escape artist Harry Houdini. From that moment Jonathan knew that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of such a great man and be an escape artist too. While performing his escapes Jonathan has been hanged, buried alive, locked in a box covered in 200,000 bees and burned at the stake to name just a few. Jonathan has also developed his ability to withstand pain. From being hit with a baseball bat to handling hot coals, pushing needles through his skin, and even walking on tacks in bare feet; Jonathan somehow seemingly has the ability to disconnect his bodies pain receptors.
Jonathan Margolis writes for the Guardian and Financial Times.
Jonathan Margolis is a journalist for The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times (UK). He has been a contributor to Time as well as several other online magazines.
John is best known for his distinctive and enthusiastic voice in sports commentary.
John is a British football commentator for the BBC. Known for his loud, exuberant commentaries, he has worked for both Radio Five Live and Match of the Day, as well as participating in other lower-profile sports programmes and Robot Wars.
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.
Joseph is a celebrated Nobel Prize winner, former chief economist at the World Bank and Clinton White House adviser
Joseph is the co-founder and co-president of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue; as well as a University Professor and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought for New York University. He is regarded worldwide as a leading economic educator, and his textbooks are available in over a dozen languages. He is also the founder of The Journal of Economic Perspectives, one of the leading journals of economics.
Josh Littlejohn MBE is one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Josh Littlejohn MBE is the co-founder of Scottish social enterprise Social Bite, a national chain of sandwich and coffee shops, which shot to global fame when Holywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in 2015. Another Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio then visited the social enterprise in 2016.
Calling up and getting through on the Danny Baker show when he was 12. Josh is a really cool award winning young at heart comedian - recently turned 30!
Josh is now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the UK circuit Josh has supported Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre
Jude Ower MBE
Serial digital entrepreneur changing the world through game play.
A BAFTA Games Awards judge, former marketer and serial entrepreneur, Jude Ower founded her gaming-for-good company Playmob in 2011. The startup works with games studios like Niantic, EA, and Rovio to engage millions of players to take positive social action. The London-based company has raised millions for charities and non-profits like WWF, Oxfam and The Cybersmile Foundation. Jude was Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to entrepreneurship
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 Hughes is a former RAF fighter pilot and Deputy Team Leader of the Red Arrows.
Justin gives an extraordinary insight into the behaviours, processes and leadership issues which make for a world class team. With breathtaking cockpit footage, he shows how to reproduce performance year after year, in spite of manifold risks and a constantly changing team.
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.
Justin Osmond has a unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive.
Justin Osmond offers his audience an extraordinary experience by sharing life lessons and translating his life experiences into an entertaining and motivational keynote that is relevant to his audiences from academic and government to corporations worldwide.
Justin is one of Britain's most familiar stockbrokers
Justin is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio, and in the press. Originally trained as a lawyer, he has observed a unique understanding of the market's roles and benefits for the private investor. Having trained as a barrister, Justin took up international corporate finance, working in both Africa and Singapore then back in the UK. This led Justin to help found Broker Services in 1986, which went on to become Barclays Stockbrokers where he was Corporate Development Director.
Kamal Ahmed is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The News Movement and former Editorial Director and Economics Editor for the BBC.
Kamal Ahmed is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The News Movement, a new media business headquartered in London and New York focused on social media channels, new audiences and digital consumption.
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.
Karan is the founder of the internationally sold beer, Cobra.
Lord Karan founded Cobra Beer in 1990 when he was £20,000 in debt and up against all odds. Since that time, Cobra has grown into an operation with offices on four continents and exports to over 45 countries, with brewing operations in five countries. Cobra Beer is now one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK and one of the most innovative young companies in the country. Karan is widely respected for his entrepreneurial spirit. He is one of the first two Visiting Entrepreneurs ever appointed at Cambridge University and serves as National Champion of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
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.
Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is one of the most influential, high profile and respected female business leaders in the UK.
Lady Karren Brady CBE is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world and has travelled the globe inspiring and motivating audiences. She has, for the past decade been considered as one of the best speakers in the world on a range of topics that leave audiences inspired and motivated.
Kate Anketill is best known for her role as a futurologist in technology and retail and is the founder of GDR Creative Intelligence.
Kate is a futurist with a technology, consumer, retail and brand specialization, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
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.
Katie is best known for being a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner.
Katie is one of the most inspirational women in the UK. Having rebuilt her life following and acid attack in 2008, model and now successful TV presenter decided to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5 million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.
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.
Internationally renowned designer and investor on BBC Two’s hit entrepreneur show, The Dragon’s Den.
Kelly Hoppen is at the forefront of the design industry, publishers and businesses continually seek her unparalleled expertise, allowing her to indulge her entrepreneurial instincts including The Dragon's Den and fronted the Channel 5 Design Series, Superior Interiors, in 2011.
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.
Kelvin is known for being a Media Executive and Former Sun newspaper editor.
Kelvin MacKenzie is an English media executive and former newspaper editor. He is best remembered for being editor of The Sun newspaper between 1981 and 1993, an era in which the paper was firmly established as Britain's best selling tabloid. No stranger to controversy, MacKenzie was responsible for some of the Sun’s most famous stories and headlines including: ‘Gotcha’ in reference to the sinking of the Argentinean battleship General Belgrano, the controversial coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, and probably the most famous headline in the Sun’s history ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster'.
Ken Blanchard is an author and management expert.
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today.
Best known for leading a dozen women through the rainforests of Borneo in the Channel 4 show, 'Jungle Janes'.
Ken Hames, is the former S.A.S Major whose Herculean tasks have included leading a dozen women through the rain forests of Borneo in Channel 4's 'Jungle Janes', guiding expeditions of physically disabled teenagers in Beyond Boundaries and building the first ever eco-lodge and game reserve in Kenya in BBC 1 "Mission Africa". The year-long training programme and the expedition that followed revealed hidden strengths and weaknesses amongst the women, none of whom had ever faced real danger. Ken's presentations provide a fascinating insight into how individuals learn to tackle pressure and work as a team.
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".
Kevin is known as being one of the biggest comedians in the UK, with multiple national sell-out tours.
Kevin's reputation as a world-class comedian has lead him to being the fastest act to sell out all 28 nights of his 2009 Edinburgh Festival run and adding a staggering 15 extra shows, which also sold out! 2005 saw Kevin reach the finals of every New Act competition, most notably Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny?' In 2006 Kevin performed his first full length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009. With a huge following and reputation carved out before his 25th birthday, Kevin is undoubtedly set to be the next big thing in comedy.
Kevin is an angel investor and founder of GreyBella Ventures.
Kevin Eyres is the former European managing director of LinkedIn and the Talent Champion for the Tech City Investment Organisation. Kevin is currently angel investor, board member of Essentia Analytics and CDI Apps for Good, as well as the founder of GreyBella Ventures.
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.
An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch.
As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor Kevin has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees. One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies.
Kevin was a European Cup winner with Liverpool, European Player of the Year, and one of the few to have both captained and managed England.
Kevin is a Liverpool and footballing legend. With his crazy hair styles and fantastic football, Kevin is never without something to talk about in his after dinner speeches. An incredibly passionate and renowned communicator, Kevin Keegan is one of the most recognisable faces in British football. Kevin's illustrious playing career included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle as well as the national side, captaining England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup.
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.
Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker.
Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations of the latest hacks and cyber threats.
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.
Kjell A Nordström
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the interpreter of the new world of business. He speaks to audiences all over the world, writes books and articles and reads – everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with time. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world.
Kresse Wesling MBE is an environmental entrepreneur who builds businesses that both make money and have a positive impact on the environment.
Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience.
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.
Kriss is a British World Champion and nationally loved athlete.
Kriss began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
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.
Lara Morgan is the Founder of Pacific Direct and a serial Entrepreneur.
Lara Morgan is widely known for building her own global leading licensing business, Pacific Direct. Over 17 years, she made luxury toiletry products for YSL, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Aveda, The White Company, Elemis and many others while steering Pacific Direct to become a world leading licensing business. In 2008, she sold her majority shareholding for £20million.
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer who was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, and since then his stardom has continued to rise.
Laura Kuenssberg is the Political Editor for the BBC.
Laura Kuenssberg has been the BBC 's Political Editor since 2015, when she became the first woman, and youngest journalist to take on the role; leading the corporation's political coverage.
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.
Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid.
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.
Award winning entrepreneur Lena Bjorck, Managing Director of Alexander and Bjork.
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.
Leo Johnson is the Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, now a part of the PwC group.
Leo Johnson is a Sustainability expert. He is the Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, and advisor to over fifty global banks and businesses. He helps pinpoint trends, and presents the risks and opportunities for business and finance.
Levi is the creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce.
In 2006, Levi became a Dragon Slayer; he won the heart and investment of Peter Jones with his Reggae Reggae Sauce pitch. Since then, the sauce has become a nationally loved product, seeing Levi venture into releasing cook books and recipes with his new-found culinary acclaim.
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.
Lior Suchard is best known as a supernatural entertainer and mentalist.
Do you believe someone can read your mind? Lior Suchard can. He can delve into your innermost thoughts, and know what you are going to say even before you do. His outstanding performances of mind reading, thought influencing, predicting and telekinesis have earned him international acclaim as a top class supernatural entertainer and mentalist from members of the public, to the best- performing CEOs worldwide and Hollywood celebrities.
Inspirational speaker and adversity and resilience role model, Liz Jackson appeared on Channel 4's Secret Millionaire and founded and led the telemarketing business Great Guns.
Liz Jackson is an inspirational figure with an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business, and in 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and for inspiring others.Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp! which provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere.
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 Alan Sugar
"Pan Am takes good care of you. Marks & Spencer loves you. Securicor cares. I.B.M. says the customer is king. At Amstrad, we want your money!" Highly successful entrepreneur and self-made millionaire and heads up the UK's famous Apprentice on BBC
When thinking of Lord Alan Sugar it is difficult not to imagine the dreaded words ‘you’re fired’. However, it’s good to learn that although he doesn’t mince his words and definitely doesn’t suffer fools gladly, Lord Sugar is actually a considerate man and a philanthropist. He says what he means and can come across as abrupt at times, but his sense of humour is evident, as is his genuine desire to improve both the business and life experience of others.
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 George Robertson
George Robertson is best known for being the former Secretary General of NATO, and regarded as being 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world'.
George Robertson is a British Labour Party politician who was the tenth Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, between October 1999 and early January 2004. As Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson was described as 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world.' George believes that greater cooperation is needed between EU states, particularly on security and defence issues, as well as argueing for collaboration to counter several other threats, from global pandemics to organised crime and climate change.
Lord Jim O'Neill
Lord Jim O’Neill is best known for coining the term BRIC, the acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China - the four rapidly growing counties that symbolise a shift in global economic power.
Lord Jim O’Neill is a retired chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a British economist.
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.
Lynda Gratton consults globally on human resource strategy.
Lynda Gratton a British organisational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, known for her work on organisational behaviour.
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.
Best known for helping small businesses grow their sales rapidly.
Mac Attram is the CEO of Mac Attram Group and is a multi-award winning Investor, Mentor, Incubator, Educator and Author. He has been featured as an expert advisor across a string of media platforms, including Sky TV, The Guardian, Forbes, The Huffington Post, VOX Africa & Real Business Magazine.
Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker.
Mac Macartney champions a new story of sustainability, one that emphasises the importance of leadership and action alongside social and environmental focus.
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.
Magnus Lindkvist is a futurologist and Director for Trendspotting and Future Thinking.
Magnus Lindkvist is a renowned trendspotter and futurologist. He challenges audiences to pose new questions, shake things up and change their thinking.
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.
Mandy Hickson, a former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot, is now a motivational and keynote speaker.
Mandy was only the second woman to fly a Tornado GR4, completing three tours of duty and 45 missions over Iraq. Mandy shares the strategies, tactics and behaviours adopted for high stake missions for the benefit of today's and future business leaders.
Manfred Kets de Vries
Manfred Kets de Vries is best known for being an author, leadership and the psychodynamics of individual and organizational change.
Manfred Kets de Vries bears knowledge and experience of economics, management and psychoanalysis in which he explores the interface between management theory, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, executive coaching and evolutionary psychology.
Sales and inspirational communication expert.
Marc’s Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges and improve their communication and influencing skills.
Marc is a Paralympic swimmer, winning 12 medals from 5 games.
Marc competed internationally as a swimmer for 17 years, winning 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games and a further 21 from either World or European Championships. In the past he has held world records for 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle and as well as being part of the team that held the world record for 4 x 100m Freestyle. Marc Woods was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 and had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing whether he had 6 months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he had.
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 Buckingham is a British-American New York Times best-selling author, researcher, motivational speaker and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "Strengths."
In 2007, Buckingham started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) to create management training programs and tools dedicated to promoting the strengths revolution. The company helped him to launch a coordinated series of products in conjunction with the publication of Go Put Your Strengths to Work.
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.
Maria Kempinska is the CEO and founder of Jongleurs Comedy Clubs.
Maria Kempinska is an award-winning businesswoman, a mother of two and a tireless charity worker.
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 holds the Guinness World Record for cycling an 18,000 mile circumnavigation of the world. In 2017 Mark officially made it around the world in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes a staggering 18,032 miles / 29,020 km.
Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra endurance and adventure, Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this title having averaged 240 miles a day, becoming the first person to cycle ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ His epic documentaries have taken views to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the High Mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving capsize in the mid-Atlantic.
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 is a TV sports presenter and journalist
Mark is a BBC sports presenter and reporter most often heard on Radio 5Live and seen hosting BBC One's Football Focus and Final Score. He will also front Match of the Day 2 from next season.
Mark Cuban is best known for being an American businessman and the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.
Mark is known as the most decorated British swimmer of all time.
Since Mark burst onto the International swimming scene, at the age of 16, representing England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, he has gone on to represent his country more times and been decorated more than any other male swimmer. Throughout his impressive three decade career he has won 47 international medals; competed in 5 Olympics, been 8 times Commonwealth champion, 10 times European champion and 8 times World record holder.
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 is a former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland international, and now a popular pundit on Match of the Day.
Mark began his career at Preston North End, and also played for Brighton and Hove Albion before moving to Liverpool in 1981. He won many honours with the Liverpool and formed a defensive partnership with Alan Hansen that is still regarded as one of the best-ever in English club football. Mark was capped 39 times by the Republic of Ireland, before an Achilles injury brought his playing career to a premature end at the age of 30. Mark has been a regular BBC football pundit since 1997, often teaming up with old club-mate Hansen.
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 Palmer is the Marketing Director for Pret A Manager.
The former Marketer of the Year now advises other rapid growth consumer businesses. Mark advocates outsourcing to increase speed, investing in brand as opposed to machinery. He also argues that nobody should be afraid of niche markets.
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.
Martha Lane Fox
Martha Lane Fox is the co-founder of Lastminute.com
Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, CBE is a British businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant. Lane Fox co-founded Lastminute.com in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects.
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.
Martina Navratilova, tennis player extraordinaire, took women's tennis to a new level with her speed, determination and agility.
Martina Navratilova won the Wimbledon women's singles title a record nine times and has been described by many as "the greatest singles, doubles, and mixed doubles player who's ever lived". In all, Martina has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
Martine Rothblatt is best known for being an American Lawyer and entrepreneur.
Martine Rothblatt is an American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur.
Martine is a 7/7 bombing survivor and Paralympian.
Martine Wright lost both legs in the 7/7 terrorist attacks on the London underground. She has since rebuilt her life, skydived, learned to fly, and become a member of the British 2012 Paralympic volleyball team.
Marty Wilson is a former Australian Comic of the Year who has interviewed over 1,000 inspirational people for his bestselling book series.
Marty’s keynotes and workshops are rammed full of scientific knowledge and takeaway tips and strategies, but they are delivered with countless hilarious stories that can keep even the most cynical audience on side.
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 Portas is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail- and business-related television shows, and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets
Retail expert Mary Portas is probably the UK’s foremost authority on retail and brand communication. As founder of one of London’s most respected retail & brand communication agencies, Yellowdoor, Mary is recognised throughout the trade as the Queen of Shops.
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 Forde is a comedian, impressionist, comedy writer, and radio presenter.
Matt Forde began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 16, performing at gigs in his hometown of Nottingham while working for the East Midlands Labour Party. With his political views forming the backbone to his stand-up, Forde debuted his hour-long show, Dishonourable Member, at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe.
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 d'Ancona has been The Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for over a decade and is renowned for his Westminster contacts.
Matthew d'Ancona writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He was previously editor of the Spectator and also writes for the Evening Standard and GQ. He was the Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for 19 years. He is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition, and chairman of the thinktank Bright Blue.
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.
“Blue Labour” guru Maurice Glasman is a political activist and social thinker.
Maurice Glasman is an English academic, social thinker and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is a senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University and Director of its Faith and Citizenship Programme. He is best known as the originator of Blue Labour, a term he coined in 2009.
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.
Megan Greene is the chief economist at Maverick Intelligence.
Megan Greene is the chief economist at Maverick Intelligence, which advises governments and companies on political, policy and macroeconomic developments.
Mel Carson is a Digital Marketing Strategist, Personal Branding Expert, Published Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker.
Mel Carson is the founder of Seattle-based consultancy – Delightful Communications - his mission is to educate and inspire businesses and individuals make the most of the explosion of digital media and technology and successfully apply strategies that focus on Social Media, Content and Influencer Marketing, Digital PR and Personal Branding.
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.
Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's most experienced consultants, researchers, lecturers and trainers in managing customers.
Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's top experts in marketing, customer management and customer insight. After a long career in management, research, management consulting and universities, he now runs his own consulting, research and training practice.
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 Hay is a former IKEA Creative Director.
Former IKEA Creative Director Michael looks at the lessons the furniture giant can teach from embracing creative thinking and simplicity to maintaining a customer focus.
Michael Hudson is one of the world's leading economists.
Michael acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Greece, Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and taxation.
Michael is a global speaker on sales, change and strategy and has been hugely successful in presenting all across the planet.
Over his speaking career, Michael has successfully presented at over 2500 conferences in the last 15 years as a speaker at events around the world. As a professional speaker Michael shows audiences how to clearly understand the future of their own role in business, the changing requirements of the workplace and how to connect more with their company and colleagues.
Michael McIntyre is arguably one of the biggest stars of British comedy currently performing.
Ask anyone on the street to name a stand-up comedian and chances are 8 out of 10 people would first think of Michael McIntyre. Arguably the UK's most successful stand-up comedian of the last few years, Michael McIntyre has catapulted himself to super-stardom. Host of his own Comedy Roadshow, holder of the UK record for fastest-selling arena tour, and now a Britain's Got Talent judge, Michael is certainly in demand. From hosting the Royal Variety Show to numerous panel show and guest appearances, Michael has become one of the most familiar comedians on television. As confident as he is quick-witted, Michael is a boyish, likeable chap who improvises as effortlessly as Eddie Izzard and Ross Noble except with an additional knack for characters and accents. No comedian makes his job look easier.
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.
Baroness Mone is a former model, now successful entrepreneur and parliamentarian.
Michelle Mone is the creator of Ultimo, the UK's leading designer lingerie brand. Listed as one of the top 3 female entrepreneurs in the UK, Michelle has built a hugely successful career on an incredibly simple concept: giving today's women what they want. 2009 was a giant milestone for Michelle professionally; not only was Ultimo the first UK lingerie brand to debut on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, but she opened 20 'shop in shops' within Debenhams in key cities throughout the UK and landed a mammoth deal with Tesco clothing to develop, design and manufacture 'Diamond Boutique' lingerie.
Micky is a one of the nations favourite comedians.
With bundles of self-deprecating charm and perfect timing, Micky wins over any audience with his stream of observations on life's little absurdities. He's been described as 'gut-wrenchingly hilarious' by The Mirror, and simply 'the future of comedy' by Frank Skinner. Micky claims an East End upbringing so impoverished that Alphabetti Spaghetti was a luxury. He's since gone from Billingsgate fish porter to appearing in Sainsbury commercials and marrying into the middle classes. Micky affectionately mocks the more rarified world he now inhabits and the characters he's (almost) left behind.
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.
World’s leading authority on elite talent and high performance operation from recruitment to performance.
'The Game Changer' Mike Forde is former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, responsible for all areas of Chelsea FC's performance and team operations. Mike is widely recognised as a World authority in the British Premier League and European soccer and elite US professional sport for driving innovation and cutting edge methods.
Mike Harris is a serial entrepreneur.
Mike Harris is the Executive Chairman of online identity experts Garlik and Chair of Group Innovation at RBS. Prior to this he was founder of internet banks Egg and Firstdirect.
Best known for partnering Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his grand expeditions.
Professor Mike Stroud OBE, MD, DSci is an expert on human health under extreme conditions, seeing him joining Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his adventures across the world. Stroud, together with Fiennes, is a supporter of rigorous exercise to help slow down the aging process. He points out that historically the human body is pre-tuned to undergo bouts of hard work and in particular can cope remarkably well with endurance events in hot climates. As a leading authority of survival, nutrition and endurance Mike is asked frequently to appear on television and radio. He presented his own BBC1 series, ‘The Challenge’ and was the endurance and medical expert on all three series of BBC TV’s, ‘Are You Tough Enough for the SAS’.
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.
Described by the Telegraph as “a very British tour-de-force”, Miles Jupp has appeared as a performer across a wide range of genres – from stand-up comedy and theatre to major television series and Hollywood films.
Miles Jupp started performing stand-up comedy in 2000 when he won both So You Think You’re Funny and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He became a regular performer on BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show and he earned a nomination for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut solo show, Gentlemen Prefer Brogues.
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.
Miranda Hart, is an English actor, comedian and writer.
Miranda Hart is best known for her role in the self named television series “Miranda”.
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur, author of Solve for Happy and founder of One Billion Happy.
As Chief Business Officer for Google [X], the search giant’s very much-envied R&D division, Mo led some of the tech world’s most innovative projects at a time that was becoming the climax of a successful career in technology. Whilst on paper he was doing well, he often felt unfulfilled. He applied his engineering skills to the problem and after almost a decade developed a model which placed happiness in overall context of the experiences and expectations of life. His work became the international bestseller, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy.
Molly is best known for founding Global Angels in 2004.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield.
Monty Halls is a former Royal Marines Officer who worked on the peace process under Nelson Mandela.
Monty Halls has presented television series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and Discovery, and has written eight books covering his travels.
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.
Murray Shanahan is Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London and Senior Researcher at Google DeepMind.
Murray Shanahan is a Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, in the Department of Computing. He researches artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive science.
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.
Nadine B Hack
Master at engaging wildly divergent stakeholders for the benefit of each and all!
Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common ground and achieve great goals. Named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Hack works with executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of global organizations.
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.
Nassim is a bestselling author and a world leading epistemologist of randomness.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge.
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.
Nev is an author and TV personality, but is best known for founding the Save Britain Money group.
Following the success of the Call Centre TV show and his other media appearances Nev has become a highly sought after business, motivational and after dinner speaker. Whether its informed opinion for a key-note address or a burst of energy and a song to start a conference that you need, Nev is guaranteed to make an impact.
Niall Ferguson is one of the world’s leading historians.
Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing importance as a keynote speaker.
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.
Professor Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk and AI as well as his work on the DeepMind Ethics board.
Nick Bostrom is a Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and works on AI policy and foundations of macrostrategy; advising some actors in the AI space as part of AI giant DeepMind’s ethics board.
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.
Best known for his revealing facial expressions, wonderfully dry wit, and a lifetime's worth of business expertise as Lord Sugar's right-hand man on the hit TV show, 'The Apprentice'.
Nick Hewer is the host of Countdown and was Lord Sugar’s right-hand man on The Apprentice for almost ten years. On the business reality contest Nick’s wry looks and deadpan comments became a favourite part of the show and revealed exactly what he thought of the contestants.
Founder of online personalised greeting card website Moonpig.com and now a Dragon’s Den Investor.
Nick Jenkins is the founder of Moonpig.com, the online greeting card website – an idea that started whilst at university.
Probably the most famous rogue trader in the world.
Long before it became fashionable, the original ‘rogue trader’ lost £860m of Barings’ money - and spent four years in a Singapore jail. Nick tells his compelling and still cautionary tale without making any excuses for his wrong-doing.
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.
Nigel has risen to international prominence as an inspirational speaker and peak performance coach. His high energy messages show both companies and individuals exactly how to achieve long term success.
The only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from both the Academy for Chief Executives and Vistage.
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.
International comedienne and ventriloquist.
Nina and her independently minded friend Monkey thrill audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in the sitcom Family Tree and on tour. As the cheeky monkey puts it they are ‘genre-defying,’ but what does he know? He’s not even real! They’re joined onstage by Lydia and a mask-wearing volunteer from the audience.
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.
Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that (Time Out).
Nish Kumar is a British stand-up comedian, actor, and radio presenter. He currently hosts The Mash Report on BBC Two, and has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack.
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.
Norma is an ultra-marathon runner and philanthropist.
Norma is an ultra-marathon runner, and a woman who is determined to make and break records, whilst being a single Mum. Norma started out her mission to fight blindness, but now realises that she is here to show her kids to live life with passion. In 2014 Norma is setting a Guinness World Record triathlon; swim 80 miles, biking 3700 miles, and running 865 miles from Cancun to Washington DC.
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.
Otmar Issing has been President of the Center for Financial Studies since 2006.
For almost 20 years Otmar Issing has been one of the most influential European central bankers. Otmar holds honorary doctorates from several universities, and is the author and publisher of important economic literature (Monetary Policy in the Euro Area, Cambridge University Press, 2001). The architect of the 'Two Column Strategy': Economic indicators as well as monetary criteria (i.e. growth of money supply) have to be considered for any decisions on interest rates.
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.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveller and best-selling author.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency.
Dr. Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist, and chairman of the trends forecasting company Global Change Ltd.
Dr. Patrick Dixon is a futurist keynote speaker, Chairman of Global Change Ltd and author of 16 books including The Future of Almost Everything, Futurewise and Building a Better Business. He is ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today.
Patrick Holden is best known for being the founder and chief executive of Sustainable Food Trust
Patrick Holden is the founder and chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, an organisation founded in 2012 and working internationally to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems.
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.
Internationally renowned comedian.
Patrick Monahan is a regular on the UK comedy circuit, playing venues such as the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee club to name just a few, Patrick has also performed in Europe and on the International comedy scene. A great observer of life and people, Patrick's mixture of charm, cheek and improvisation has made his a popular live performer with over half a dozen Edinburgh shows and performances from Luxembourg to Qatar to his name.
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 Johnson is one of the UK's leading economists and a hugely engaging keynote speaker particularly tax, pensions, climate, finance, education, welfare and housing.
Before heading the independent research institute Paul was the Treasury’s Director of Public Spending. Now heading arguably the country’s leading economic research organisation, Paul considers the size of cuts to come, welfare and tax. He also examines radical changes in pension policy and how well pensioners are doing relative to those of working age; the behaviour of the labour market; and how we have witnessed a fall in living standards combined with a fall in inequality.
Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster.
Paul Mason was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, becoming the programme's Economics Editor 2014, a post he formerly held on BBC2’s Newsnight programme. He is the author of several books, and a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.
Charming award-winning comedian, entertainer and awards host.
Paul is an award-winning comedian who charms audiences with all-too-relatable frustration at the world around him and the people inhabiting it. With a warm, chatty style he takes shots at everything from humble-brags to hangovers.
Paul Merton is a British writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter.
Paul Merton is known for his improvisation skill, his humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy.
Paul is best known as a TV Explorer and Environmentalist.
A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers and polar travellers, Paul Rose has been helping scientists unlock global mysteries for the past 30 years in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. Paul’s other ventures include a series of television presenting credits, which include; Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, Meltdown and Wind. He reports for BBC News and has made live appearances on BBC Breakfast, BBC 24 News, Sky News and local TV News. With unique access across a wide range of expert fields, Paul is constantly working to raise awareness of global issues such as the understanding and protection of our ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change and sustainability. He is an award-winning champion for inspiring and motivating the next generation of field scientists and explorers.
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.
Paula Radcliffe is an English long-distance runner.
Paula Radcliffe is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
Paula Reid is best known for competing in the 'World's Toughest Yacht Race' around the world with no prior sailing experience.
Paula Reid is an inspirational speaker, adventurer, and best-selling author. Paula, with two months notice and no sailing experience, became a core crew member of the Global Challenge 2004-5: the ‘World’s Toughest Yacht Race’, Paula raced 35,000 miles the ‘wrong way’ around the world. Paula has completed 91 things on her list of things to do before she dies – including walking on hot coals, paddling down the Mekong, walking across the country, running the marathon and kayaking the length of the Thames. Paula combines extreme sailing stories and analogies with business expertise to create leadership and performance development that is unique, powerful and deep rooted. She influences and inspires at conferences, meetings and events as a keynote speaker and through interactive workshops. She has also been a shareholder and director of three businesses, and understands about Leadership, Strategy, Motivation & Mental Toughness from both an extreme adventure and a business-leader point of view.
Pen Hadow is a World Class Explorer.
World Class Explorer Pen, is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and pioneering founder of Geo Mission, the environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist Polar guide service. Pen is an established and talented speaker, executive coach and business mentor, and has worked with Coutts Bank, Team GB, British Airways and Savills to name a few.
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.
Pervez Hussain is a blind motivational speaker.
Pervez Hussain is a truly inspirational speaker who believes that like him, you can achieve your full potential with the right knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour.
Pete Cohen is a motivational speaker with knowledge in leadership and team work.
Pete Cohen is a talented corporate performance and motivational speaker with expert specialised knowledge on individual development, leadership and team work. He is experienced in coaching Business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best.
Pete is recognised as the UK’s leading comedy magician. He starred in BBC1’s prime-time Saturday night programme ‘The Magicians’.
Since performing dubious exercises with animals in Dirty Tricks, Pete has starred in The Magicians and Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular. He’s also performed with Rihanna, stormed Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and produced his first book: Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends. Described by The Telegraph as ‘the new poster-boy for British comedy magic,’ Pete is about to set off on tour in Trickster
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.
Peter is the leader of Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock, author, business academic and life-long musician
Author of eight books, including "Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise", Peter delivers bespoke masterclasses that fuse together his passion for music to facilitate businesses with leadership, strategy, innovation and creativity. Peter uses a rich mix of business intelligence with the power of music to inspire, inform, and engage his audience in ways that stay with them forever.
Legendary former England International Football goalkeeper and motivational speaker.
England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton OBE has gained more caps for England than any other player. Peter was also the youngest player to play League football for Leicester City at the tender age of 16 years old - taking over from the equally legendary Gordon Banks. Throughout his amazing 30 year career he played for 11 English league clubs through which he accumulated a record 1005 League appearances. Since his retirement, Peter has appeared on the hit TV show 'Strictly, Come Dancing' in 2010.
Dr Phil Hammond is a journalist, author, comedian, and GP.
Dr Phil Hammond can talk seriously or humorously, and usually both, about any health and lifestyle topic. He has been an NHS doctor for 31 years, a comedian for 29 years, a BBC broadcaster for 28 years and Private Eye's medical correspondence for 26 years.
Outstanding former international rugby player and BBC Celebrity Master Chef Champion.
Phil Vickery MBE is as happy and inspiring in front of a corporate audience as he is back home on the farm. Capped 73 times by England and also capped with British & Irish Lions he now commentates, presents and delivers after dinner speeches as well as awards hosting he remains a dab hand in the kitchen and enjoys country life.
Philip Coggan is a British columnist and author of books on economics.
Philip Coggan currently writes for The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years.
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.
President Ricardo Baretzky
President European Centre for Information Policy & Security ECIPS & CyberPOL Organisation.
Ricardo Baron Baretzky, the first Democratic President of European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS), led the International Policy and Security Council (IIPSC), the New World Council of ECIPS to the longest global Cyber policy expansion in our history, including the creation of CyberPOL. He is the founder of Baretzky Foundation which focuses on tackling a number of the Worlds' greatest challenges.
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.
Professor Steve Peters
Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and best selling author of the personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ working in Elite Sport.
Steve has an unparalleled reputation for giving people an edge – as well as the confidence to overcome defeat. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life. He works with Liverpool Football Club, England Football and Sky ProCycling, and has current and past involvements in many other Olympic and non-Olympic Sports, including British Cycling, England Rugby, World Championship Snooker and Premier league Football.
PY Gerbeau is a French businessman, based in the United Kingdom.
PY Gerbeau explains how every tier of management must be accountable and agile to improve the organisation’s prospects for growth; and with some companies still on life support, it’s up to managers to see that core values are upheld by everyone.
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.
Ravi Chaudhry is best known for his transformational dialogues with CEOs, corporate Boards, Family enterprises and government leaders, on "Navigating the Leadership Challenge During and Beyond COVID-19", and help you "SHAPE YOUR FUTURE BEFORE IT SHAPES YO
Ravi, a former Chairman of Tata Group companies, is an author, speaker, mentor, and strategy advisor to corporations, civil society, governments, and families, on 'asking the right questions, and nurturing a new AWARENESS to revamp strategy'. A fellow of World Business Academy, he is the founder Chairman of CeNext Consulting Group.
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 is known to be one of Britain's most successful swimmers, still holding the world record time for the 800m Freestyle.
Great Britain's most successful ever swimmer, Becky Adlington, announced her retirement from international competition in February 2013, and immediately set out her vision for her legacy, which she sees as her greatest challenge in swimming. During a stellar career, Adlington won multiple Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games gold medals. She competed in four Olympic finals, winning two Gold and two Bronze medals in Beijing and London respectively. She remains the current world record holder in the 800m Freestyle, and undoubtedly the greatest swimmer that Great Britain has ever produced, not to mention one of the most successful female athletes in British Olympic history.
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.
Reg Athwal is best known for the remarkable success he has achieved in his business ventures, as well as being a best-selling author on topics such as human potential development.
Having worked with over 10,500 CEOs and 150,000 managers in 36 countries, and having built up multiple start-up companies in the UK, Dubai, and Bahrain, Reg has developed into an influential and profound businessman, and a specialist in human capital management and human potential development. Reg is also a best-selling author, having huge success with multiple books on the topics of corporate social responsibility and maximizing human potential.
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.
Reginald D Hunter
Reginald Darnell Hunter is an African-American best known for his stand-up comedy globally.
Reginald D Hunter is a writer, actor and comedian from Georgia, USA and is one of a very select group of comedians to be nominated for the Perrier Award three years running.
René is the author of the hugely popular "Corporate Voodoo" and "Spikes", and recently presented the BBC series, "Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years?"
René has the experience of serving as a main board director for blue-chip companies, managing massive investments. René is also one of the UK's leading business gurus specialising in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences at Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, IPC Media and the Inland Revenue. He is author of Corporate Voodoo and Spike with a unique style that is dynamic, assertive, authoritative and interactive, René brings together the gravitas of blue chip business with the theatre of television and radio.
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.
Welsh sensation Rhod Gilbert is one of the UK's leading stand-up comedy talents.
Rhod Gilbert has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio and continues to uphold his esteemed reputation as a prolific writer and first-class live performer.
Rich Hall is an American comedian, writer and musician.
Comedian and writer who was featured on SNL from 1984 to 1985 and who was a regular guest on Late Night with David Letterman. He has had four BBC TV series of his own including Rich Hall's Badly Funded Think Tank, Rich Hall's Fishing Show, and Rich Hall's Cattle Drive.
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 the founder of the internationally successful Virgin Group.
Richard Branson is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Richard's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Richard is now the 6th richest person in the UK, according to the Forbes 2013 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of £2.8 billion.
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.
Best known for being project director of ThrustSSC, the vehicle that holds the world land speed record of 763mph, breaking the sound barrier in 1997.
Richard Noble achieved the World Land Speed record in 1983 of 633.468mph on Nevada's Black Rock Desert, with the vehicle Thrust2. Richard then lead the team that smashed that record 4 years later with ThrustSSC, achieving 763mph and breaking the sound barrier. Richard's current project is to create the world's first Mach 1.4 car, the BloodhoundSSC, aiming to exceed 1,000 mph on land. Richard's presentations are deeply thought provoking, are presented at a fast pace and feature amazing video inserts. The idea is to inspire the audience to realise that their true potential is likely to be way ahead of their current levels of personal ambition and to encourage original thought, action and to understand true teamwork.
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.
Richard Reed is an entrepreneurial business speaker and co-founder of Innocent Smoothie Drinks.
Richard Reed is the co-founder of Innocent drinks, the UK’s fastest growing food and drinks company and the no.1 smoothie brand in the UK.
Richard is best known for his writings and speeches on the future of lawyers, the courts, and the professions.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He has advised on numerous government inquiries and, since 1998, has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, and has written around 150 columns for The Times. His work has been translated into 10 languages and the latest book The Future of the Professions is co-authored with his son Daniel Susskind.
Richard is a British Paralympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, and world record holder
Winner of the T42 200m Gold at the London 2012 Paralympics, Richard is the current world record holder for leg amputees in both the half and Olympic marathon distances. He is also the first ever leg amputee to complete the marathon in under 3 hours. Richard recently completed a mammoth challenge of 40 marathons in 40 days in Britain, seeing him run from John O'Groats to Land's End.
Richie Contartesi is a former professional football player and a Keynote Motivational Speaker.
Richie Contartesi is former Ole Miss football walk-on and through hard work earned a full football scholarship. Richie has written a number 1 best seller about his journey and has been speaking at conferences and leadership oragnisations all over the world motivating and inspiring people to achieve the dreams they think are impossible.
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.
Rita McGrath, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams.
Rita McGrath is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organisations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailing stimulating. She fosters a fresh approach to strategy amongst those with whom she works.
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 Deering is an award winning comedian who combines sharp wit, physical comedy, and virtuoso musicianship.
Rob Deering is an award-winning guitar-playing comedian. Over the years Rob has cemented his reputation as one of the country's finest stand ups, taking six solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival, headlining all the major comedy clubs throughout Britain. Combining jokes, a cheeky grim and some impressive guitar and singing skills, Rob wins over audiences of any background. Using a battery of effects pedals, Rob creates whole songs live on stage to help him look at how ludicrous rock music can be, the worst song lyrics ever written, and highlight wildly inappropriate songs to accompany certain moments in life. He also points out how many performers sing with bread in their mouths and the similarity of songs previously consider worlds apart - such as Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Abba's Dancing Queen.
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.
Best known for his reporting for the BBC and now ITV, in particular his accounts of financial and Northern Rock crisis in the late-2000s. More recently he has moved from BBC to ITV where he will present his own popular talk show and continues political re
Robert Peston is ITVs Political Editor and host of their new flagship politics and current affairs show, Peston on Sunday. He covers the latest happenings in Westminster and beyond, interviewing the important players on the national and international political scenes.
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.
Roberta Lucca is best known for being the founder of the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios.
Roberta Lucca is the founder of Bossa Studios, a London-based games developer and publisher renowned for their iconic, viral and category defining games.
Robin Sharma is one of the world’s top experts on leadership, change management and personal mastery.
Robin Sharma is a respected global leadership expert and motivational speaker. He has a proven record of success in the field, and is a bestselling author of 11 books on the subject. During the last fifteen years, Robin has been sharing cutting-edge leadership insights, helping organisations grow leaders at all levels, and bringing their high potential employees to their next level of excellence. He is ranked as one of the top 5 leadership gurus in the world in an independent global survey of over 22,000 businesspeople by leadershipgurus.net.
His reputation as a success strategist has lead Robin to be regarded as a peak performance 'guru'.
Robin is an inspirational, successful businessman, best selling author and storyteller, and broadcaster with offices in the UK and USA. He is a leading success strategist and developed a reputation within media and circles as a peak performance 'guru'.
Rocco Forte is an English hotelier.
Rocco Forte is Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels. Son of the late Lord Charles Forte, Sir Rocco founded the luxury hotel company in 1996.
Roger Black MBE was part of the famous team that clinched gold from the Americans in the World Championship 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo.
Roger Black is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. Still one of the UK's most popular speakers, Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil ones potential. Roger's presentations are designed to motivate people to become more successful both as individuals and as members of a team. All world-class teams are comprised of world-class individuals. Roger shares strategies to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his "Five Fundamentals" for success.
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.
Best known for being the former Chief Executive of BBC Ventures Group
An accomplished businessman and public speaker whose experience is unique having worked at a Director/CEO level in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between £400m and £2bn, with millions of customers and thousands of staff. Whilst at BBC, Roger delivered 3 successful businesses creating and adding over £750m of value to the BBC. He was also instrumental in the overall BBC wide change programme.
Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist turned strategist.
Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist who combines insight into the financial and policy worlds with management strategy.
Roger Tilling is best known for being the leading British voiceover artist, television announcer and broadcaster.
Roger Tilling is one of the most well-known and trusted voices on British television being a Voice of God. He is the legendary voice of BBC’s University Challenge, the world’s longest-running TV quiz, pronouncing names like Rubio-Gorrochategui, Tyszczuk-Smith, Garčević, Bhattacharya, Warnakulasuriya, Drnovšek-Zorko and Papaphilippopulos at lightning speed.
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.
Resilience expert with an inspiring story of how to cope with adversity.
Overnight, Ronan Harrington went from senior leadership positions at the British Foreign Office and Extinction Rebellion to being diagnosed with a debilitating lifetime chronic illness. He’s learned the hard way how to lead under pressure and stay strong in the face of adversity. Ronan now teaches on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme and is a resilience specialist at Tough Cookie, advising leading organisations including Sky, Meta and Accenture on how to create healthy, high performing cultures.
Impressionist, actress, comedienne and writer becoming a household name in the BAFTA winning Big Impression.
Born in Scotland, Ronni Ancona is a British Comedy Award Winning impressionist and comedienne. She is an entertaining and charismatic performer be it after dinner or stand up to hosting corporate awards.
Rory Bremner is one of Britain's best-loved impressionists.
Impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter, ballroom dancer; Rory Bremner is either multi-talented, indecisive, or both. With a repertoire of over one hundred characters, he impersonates everyone from film stars to chat show hosts, sportsmen to newsreaders and politicians to fellow comedians. He frequently appears on a range of both comic and serious programmes including "Question Time", "The One Show", "QI", and "This Week". He was a regular on BBC 2's "Mock the Week", and partnered Erin on the Saturday night hit show "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2011.
Rory has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.
Rory now covers technology for BBC television, radio and online. He also blogs regularly on "dot rory", the BBC’s popular technology blog, and is a prolific tweeter – you can follow him at @ruskin147 or @BBCRoryCJ. In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme ‘Tech Tent’ on the BBC World Service. He is also the author of "Dot.Bomb ", a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble.
BBC Pablo writer and voice actor, EMMY winning documentary 'My Autism and Me' only surpassed by her TEDMED speech delivered in Washington USA.
BBC Presenter, illustrator and public speaker, Rosie King has achieved great things at the young age of 23. She diagnosed her own autism at the age of nine (a diagnosis that was later confirmed by specialists) and dedicates her considerable talents to raising positive awareness about autism. With a younger brother and sister severely affected by the condition, this has always been a subject close to Rosie's heart. She is an ambassador for the National Autistic Society, and has worked closely with professionals to improve the quality of education for young people with additional needs in mainstream school. After speaking about her condition and the way that it effects her at the TEDMED convention in Washington DC 2014, Rosie received a standing ovation. Graduating with first class honours in Creative Writing from Roehampton, Rosie enjoys being part of the BBC Pablo writing team and voice actor.
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.
Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”
He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on strategy and enterprise innovation, which have been published to date in over 20 languages. Rowan is co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the online home of the global innovation community. The portal, which builds on an international group of around 5,000 members from over 150 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today's innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence.
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.
Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of Odeon Cinemas.
Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of the Odeon Cinema Group, the largest cinema group in Europe. Prior to that he was head of BBC Worldwide, responsible for all their commercial activity whilst overseeing a huge and controversial programme of diversification.
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.
Russell Kane is a well-known stand up comedian.
Russell Kane is an English writer, comedian and actor. He was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the main prize in 2010.
Sahar is best known for being the founder of the UK's first US style coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic.
Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK's first US style coffee bar chain. Sahar and her brother built it into one of the UK's most recognized high street brands with a turnover of £30million and gave up her career as a lawyer to make Coffee Republic one of the main players in the 'coffee revolution'. Sahar was named 'Pioneer to the life of the nation' by Her Majesty The Queen and Yong Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sahar has gone on to write many successful books and start new companies, such as 'Skinny Candy', a high profile brand of lower calorie candy which she sold to confectionery conglomerate Glisten Plc.
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 Gunnell OBE DL
Sally is the only woman to ever hold the Big Four concurrently - Olympic, World, European & Commonwealth Gold Medalist.
Sally Gunnell OBE DL is the only woman ever to hold the Big Four concurrently (Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles), Sally remains a towering figure in British athletics. She has more than 15 years’ experience in addressing a wide variety of corporate audiences. She has covered global conferences of thousands and senior leadership teams of just 6. Her natural, easy-going style belies her relentless focus on achieving and sustaining excellence.
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.
Sanjeev Bhaskar is a British Comedian.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE is a British comedian, actor and broadcaster, best known for his work in the BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and as host of The Kumars at No. 42.
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.
Sarah Willingham is an entrepreneur, investor and former Dragon.
Mumpreneur, Investor and Dragon, Sarah has won multiple entrepreneurial and business awards and has appeared on television programmes as a business expert including 'The Restaurant' and Dragon's Den. Sarah is a popular speaker in the UK and internationally on topics including all aspects of money saving, Leadership and Teamwork, Business Turnarounds, Food, Restaurant, Retail, Leisure industries and Entrepreneurism.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of Unruly.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah was named one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. and one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes.
Glaswegian critically acclaimed stand up comedian and compere performing around the UK and internationally.
Former journalist, Scott achieved heroic status in 2008 named Scottish Comedian of the Year. Considered one of the best story tellers in the business and is a former journalist with TV presenting credits (MTV, BBC Three, STV) and also radio appearances (BBC FiveLive, BBC Radio Scotland, Clyde 1, Galaxy FM) under his belt.
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.
Shane Feldman is best known for being the Founder and CEO of COUNT ME IN and is the visionary behind the world's largest millennial-led movement.
Over the past decade, COUNT ME IN has initiated tens of thousands of projects worldwide, contributing a value of over $2.6 billion to the global economy through service.
Shane Richie is an English actor, comedian, singer and media personalilty.
Shane Richie is well known for his portrayal of the character Alfie Moon in the television programme Eastenders.
Shappi is a internationally loved comedian
Shappi, the acclaimed Iranian comedian, grabbed the comedy world's attention with her original sell-out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. Both feisty and flirty, she softens a razor sharp wit with a deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.
Sharron Davies MBE is a immensely successful British swimmer and broadcaster.
Sharron Davies MBE occupies a unique position in British life. She has occupied a position as one of the UK’s best known and most popular women since she burst onto the scene as a 13-year-old Olympian in 1976. Sharron Davies MBE is the ultimate Olympian. She has attended 9 Olympic Games – three as an athlete and six as a broadcaster, and has unparalleled experience over the past 35 years as a competitor and broadcaster.
Shaun Keaveny is a British broadcaster.
Shaun Keaveny presents the breakfast show on digital radio station BBC Radio 6 Music.
Shaun Smith has been a key catalyst in expanding management attention from the narrow focus on customer service to the much wider and strategic issue of customer experience.
Shaun Smith has developed some of the latest thinking and practice around this subject, helping organisations world-wide create a compelling customer experience that achieves brand differentiation and long-term customer loyalty.
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.
Shini is known for adventuring around the world, reporting on cutting-edge engineering, innovation and technology.
Engineers are passionate about finding solutions and Dr. Shini Somara is no exception. She qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and Fluid Dynamicist at a very young age, but her thirst for knowledge and curiosity for human advancement sent her traveling around the globe discovering cutting-edge science, technology and innovation. Shini translates what she finds into inspiring and engaging television for all ages, and is a spirited advocate for the fascinating work being done to push the boundaries of human scientific progress.
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.
Sigi Osagie is a leading expert on effectiveness in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. He helps organisations and individuals achieve enhanced performance growth to accomplish their business and career goals.
Sigi has extensive leadership experience across most Operations and Supply Chain areas, and previously held senior executive and board roles with several blue-chip multinationals and SMEs. Today Sigi works as a writer, speaker, business adviser and coach, drawing on insights from his atypical life journey and career success to inform and inspire others.
Simon Anholt is best known for his involvement as a government policy advisor and his work on the image and reputation of countries, cities and regions.
Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who has worked to help develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries.
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 Evans is an English comedian.
Hugely popular both in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word.
Simon Jack is a well-known BBC presenter, speaker and moderator.
Simon Jack is a British business journalist and Business Editor for the BBC, known for appearing on BBC Breakfast until September 2011 and on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme until February 2016.
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.
Simon is an inspirational speaker and Falklands War veteran
In 1982 Simon Weston OBE was aboard HMS Sir Galahad with his regiment of Welsh Guards when it was bombed by Argentinian planes. The horrific burns he suffered required a series of operations that continue to this day. Despite his injuries, as well as the physical and mental suffering, Simon's life is an example of great personal triumph and courage. After the Falklands campaign, Simon co-founded The Weston Spirit, dedicated to helping young people play an active role in their own communities. Until it ceased in 2008, he spent much of his time fundraising - enabling the charity to set up regional projects in Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.
Sindhu Vee is best known for her award-winning comedy, actor and writer.
Sindhu Vee swapped her career as an investment banker to become a comedian and has fast become one of the most exciting and sought-after talents on the UK circuit.
Sir Ben Ainslie
Ben is best known for his numerous sailing achievements, including quadruple Olympic gold and silver medalist, three time ISAF World Sailor of the Year, and 10 times Finn Class World Champion.
Ben Ainslie is the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, being a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He rose to prominence in the Atlanta Games after being beaten into silver by Brazilian Robert Scheidt. In Sydney he took his revenge, establishing a fourteen-point lead over his rival in the final race. Remarkably, he went on to win in Athens, Beijing and London.
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 Christopher Meyer
Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the US and chairman of the PCC.
Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and the former chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
Sir Clive Woodward
Sir Clive Woodward is best known for leading the England Rugby Union squad to a World Cup victory in 2003 when it was hosted by Australia, and delivering the most successful Team GB squad in the modern era.
Sir Clive Woodward saw a successful Rugby Union career playing for Leicester Tigers, England and the British and Irish Lions. Off the pitch, Clive experienced a flourishing career in coaching, at his peak leading the England International team to world cup victory in Sydney in 2003.
Sir Crispin Tickell
Sir Crispin in an author and pioneer in publicising the links between climate change and political and business actions.
Sir Crispin is a leading international authority on climate change and environmental issues, and is best known for bringing these issues to the attention of governments at the highest level, and thereby influencing policy. He is author of the ground-breaking book Climate Change and World Affairs (1977 and 1986) and Mary Anning of Lyme Regis (1996). He has contributed to many books on environmental issues (including human population, and conservation of biodiversity).
Sir Dave Brailsford
The force behind taking Team GB's cycling squad to the unprecedented heights they have recently achieved.
As Cycling Performance Director at Beijing, Dave Brailsford was widely credited as the driving force behind Team GB's phenomenal results. Dave himself was crowned BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year and this supreme success was repeated at London 2012; the team stormed home with twelve medals, including eight golds. Dave speaks proficiently about the importance of focus, motivation and teamwork, and how leaders must deal with different people and their reactions to success and failure.
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 John Timpson
Sir John Timpson CBE is Chairman of The Timpson Group, maverick businessman knighted for services to business and fostering.
Sir John Timpson is chairman of a close-knit family business that stretches back to the end of the 19th century. But it is one of the least traditional companies in the UK.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The only man alive to have travelled the surface of the World’s polar axis.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an adventurer whose dedication and passion have led him to reach both poles, circumnavigate the world’s Polar Axis and to reach the summit of Everest at the age of 65. He also made it into the record books by completing seven marathons on seven continents (including Antarctica) in seven days. To date, Sir Ranulph has, through his expeditions, raised over £14.2 million for UK charities. He has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world including both Poles. He is also the author of 18 books including The Feather Men, a UK No 1 Best Seller and which in 2011 was released as a major motion picture called Killer Elite.
Sir Richard Needham
"The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more."
Sir Richard Needham has spent over 45 years in business and politics. He has unrivaled access at the highest levels into both public and private sectors in Asia, Europe and the US. He was the Minister responsible for redesigning and rebuilding Belfast, and is widely recognized throughout Northern Ireland as the man responsible for turning round and regenerating both the North’s infrastructure and economic base. In his role as Minister of Trade, he overhauled and reinvigorated the whole of Britain’s export strategy. He is accepted in Whitehall as Britain’s most successful Minister of Trade since the War. In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI, he was made a Privy Counselor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.
Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou
Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou is best known for founding easyJet.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is a British entrepreneur of Greek origin, resident in Monaco. Stelios is the founder of easyJet, a low-cost airline and the Stelmar shipping line. EasyJet's foundation in 1995 marked the beginning of a series of ventures marketed under the "easy" brand, managed by easyGroup and chaired by Sir Stelios.
Sir Steve Redgrave
One of Britain's most decorated Olympians ever.
Sir Steve Redgrave is a Team GB rower, who successfully captured five consecutive gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. Known as one of Britain's greatest sporting personalities, Steve has also won nine gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the Rowing World Championships over a span of nine years. His record of 14 total Olympic and World Championship gold medals is unsurpassed by any other rower in history.
Sir Terry Leahy
"The workers have to believe in the business for reasons other than remuneration." Regarded as one of the most respected business leaders in Europe.
By the time Sir Terry Leahy stepped down as Chief Executive of Tesco in 2011, the company had become an international retail phenomenon. Attracting one in every eight pounds spent in Britain, it's now the UK's biggest supermarket chain and the third biggest in the world - with 350,000 employees and 2,000 stores.
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.
Spencer Kelly is presenter of the BBC consumer technology show, Click.
Spencer Kelly is a respected broadcaster and journalist with more than fifteen years experience in radio and television. Spencer is the current presenter of Click, the consumer technology show for BBC World and the BBC News Channel. Prior to this, he worked on Five's The Gadget Show. Spencer's previous experience presented the breakfast radio show for Ocean FM, part of the Capital Radio Group, for six years before joining the BBC. In this capacity, Spencer has interviewed a wide cross-section of celebrities from Sir David Attenborough to Phil Collins
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.
Stef is a Paralympic medalist for Team GB.
Stefanie is a Paralympic sprinter who, since 2009, competes for Great Britain in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Due to her place of birth, residency, and parents' nationality, Stef had the option to compete for one of many countries. In the 2008, Stef competed in the Paralympic Games for Canada and won a bronze medal in the women’s T44 200m. Switching allegiance, Stef began competing for Great Britain in 2010, breaking 3 World Records over a 2 months. In 2009, Stef decided to begin to compete for GB, going on to win a silver medal in the long jump at the London 2012 Paralympics, and is a strong multi medalist contender for Rio 2016.
Influential researcher and broadcaster in technology, politics and history.
Stephanie Hare is a researcher focused on technology, politics and history. Selected for the Foreign Policy Interrupted fellowship and the BBC Expert Women programme, she shares insights on television and radio and has published in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Project Syndicate, the Herald, CNN and the Guardian. Previously she has worked as a principal director at Accenture Research, a strategist at Palantir, a senior analyst at Oxford Analytica, and a consultant at Accenture. She has held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford, has a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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.
Stephanie is a British former broadcast journalist.
Stephanie Flanders, Managing Director, is Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management where she delivers insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie also recently chaired the Royal Society of Arts' Inclusive Growth Commission, which delivered its final report in the spring of 2017.
Stephen is a world leading business adviser and analyst.
A consultant to FTSE 100 and multi-national companies in the UK, USA and beyond at CEO level, Stephen is well placed to provide commentary on business, economic and business trends and offer insightful perspectives on the changing nature of the world economy and corporate world. Stephen talks both in the capacity of an advisor to businesses and from the perspective of a business owner and someone who has set up and sold businesses in the past – he provides an impartial, diverse and highly experienced voice.
Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material.
Instantly likeable, Stephen K Amos has built a reputation as a peerless compere, a popular stand up and an acclaimed comic writer. He's also been this star of his own BBC2 sketch and stand up show. A gifted actor, Amos has impressed audiences and critics with his performances on stage and screen and has proved not only a gift for comedy but also for more serious roles. Comfortable as a performer, presenter, actor and guest there is no doubt that Amos will retain his position as one of the nations favourite comedians for a long time to come.
Immensely successful actor, Stephen is best known for his role as 'Dr. Guy Secretan' in the hit Channel 4 show 'Green Wing'.
Stephen Mangan is an acclaimed actor who has appeared in some of the UK's best TV comedy of recent years, including Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc. Despite appearing in multiple school plays, growing up, Stephen never imagined he could be an actor, stating "I'd have put it in a category with astronaut or jockey." After studying law at Cambridge University, he auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and successfully won a place. He spent several years in regional theatre, playing in classics such as The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Hamlet, and his successful seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the touring company Cheek By Jowl earned him a nomination for the Ian Charleson award. He is now probably best known for his role as Dr. Guy Secretan in the TV comedy series Green Wing, a character who was voted 34th in Channel 4's The World's Greatest Comedy Characters. He has also filmed a full series of the comedy Free Agents, previously part of the Comedy Showcase season of Pilots and now currently being broadcast on Channel 4.
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 is a Team GB Olympic medalist.
Steve Backley OBE only turned to the javelin after competing in cross-country and middle distance running. He then went on to become four times European champion and winner of three Commonwealth golds, and the only British athlete to win medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. He was ranked in the top ten for a decade, three times as world number one. Steve identifies the three main attributes which lead to success: self-belief, motivation and application. Winning is more than just natural talent. We all have the ability to tap into these natural sources to make the ultimate difference on the day.
Steve Brown is best known for being the former captain of Great Britain's Wheelchair Rugby team.
Steve Brown is a British Wheelchair Rugby athlete and Captain of the Great Britain National Wheelchair Rugby Team. He led the team in Wheelchair rugby at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Brown broke his neck in a fall from a balcony in Cologne in 2005.
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 Davies is best known for being the former director of the National Railway Museum.
Steve Davies had had a lifetime of experiences operating in complex and challenging environments. He has held senior positions in the private and third sectors, and in the military, and has an incredible record of achievement in each.
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.
Stuart Goldsmith is best known as an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
Stuart Goldsmith has a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, with enthusiasm and natural charm to conceal a quick with and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.
Stuart Hampson is a successful and highly respected businessman, chairing John Lewis partnership for over a decade.
One of the longest serving and most successful leaders of a blue-chip company and a highly regarded businessman, Stuart Hampson was chairman of the John Lewis Partnership for 14 years.
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.
Becoming one of the nation's firm favourites, Sue Perkins has provided laughs and entertainment with her own TV shows, including Heading Out, panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, and presenting popular radio broadcasts. Developing a reputation as
As an individual and with her comedy counter-part Mel Giedroyc, Sue has entertained the nation and has been a firm favorite on British television for nearly fifteen years. Sue has recently developed a profile as a foodie, providing a dynamic, insightful, and comedic edge to TV shows such as The Big Food Fight and The Great British Bake Off. Sue is also a regular on current comedy panel shows, including TV's Have I Got News For You and Argumental, as well as radio's Just A Minute.
Sujo John shares his extraordinary story as a survivor of 9/11.
Sujo John was launched into an international evangelistic ministry following the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. Six months previous to the terrorist attacks on the two World Trade towers in New York City, Sujo had moved from India seeking adventure and prosperity in the United States.
Former lawyer turned critically acclaimed Scottish comedian.
The corporate lawyer turned comedian made the move to full-time stand up when clients started to attend her gigs. She hasn’t looked back, enjoying critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows, standing in for Mr MacAulay on Radio Scotland and guesting on The News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth.
Susannah Schofield is a senior leader within a national blue chip company, directly managing a successful sales team of over 200 people and responsible for the delivery of £200 million pound targets every year.
Susannah Schofield has held the position of Managing Director of a very large corporate company, she works with, amongst others, the new breed of online retailers who need to offer their customers the option of having products in their hands within a few hours. Working with innovative solutions and cutting edge technology.
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.
Susie Wolff is a retired British racing driver from Scotland and the first female to race in Formula 1 in over two decades.
After retiring in November 2015 from a long career spanning across a number of different motorsports, Susie Wolff joined Channel 4 for the launch of its F1 coverage as an expert analyst.
Suzi Ruffell is a comedian.
Performing all over the country, Suzi has quickly established herself supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour.
Tanni is Britain's best known and loved Paralympian.
11 Paralympic Gold Medals, 6 times winner of London Wheelchair Marathon Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times. Now retired, Tanni still plays an active role in the administration of sport.
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.
The Horne Section
The Horne Section is a live music variety show which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Alex Horne and his five-piece jazz band “The Horne Section” combine comedy, improv, storytelling and music.
Tim is the founder of the Bright Ideas Trust and an award winning author.
Tim is a speaker who is passionate about the power of business. Whether it be creating wealth and employment or changing the world, Tim believes that business is the catalyst of modern change. As the founder of the highly successful Bright Ideas Trust enterprise charity, owner of his own small business and co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’
Tim Harford is a world-renowned behavioural economist, an award-winning Financial Times columnist, and a BBC broadcaster.
Described as ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell,’ and by the New Statesman as ‘perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world’ Tim Harford brings storytelling, humour and intelligence to an oft-maligned discipline.
Tim is an award winning, world-class comedian and musician, best known for combining the two in his unique brand of musical comedy.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. In his performances, he typically goes barefoot with wild hair and heavy eye makeup, which is juxtaposed with a crisp suit and tails, and a grand piano. His current songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism). During 2009 and 2010, Tim wrote the music and lyrics for Matilda The Musical with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ran, from November 2010 until January 2011.
Tim is best known for his lookalike and impersonator work of Ricky Gervias and David Brent for the past 10 years.
Tim has been a professional, full time lookalike/impersonator of Ricky Gervais/David Brent since 2004. He has been on many TV shows including – Richard & Judy – Sky News – Weakest Link – Friday Night Project – This Week – The One Show etc, but most recently on Britain's Got Talent 2010 as one of the Chippendoubles. He has been the main content of viral videos for many websites and conferences, including Fujitsu in Australia to Microsoft Office 2010 in Basingstoke. Tim met Ricky when he was summoned to interview him for Total Film Magazine, they got on famously, in fact, well enough for him to have said "Tim is the best" in a small video clip. Subsequently to that, he told the commissioner for Sky1 that he is my biggest fan.
Tim Peake is best known for being a British astronaut and military officer who in 2016, while on a mission to the international space station, became the first official British astronaut to walk in space.
Tim Peake was the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47, where his work captured the hearts and minds of millions. He has a background as a test pilot and a British Army Air Corps officer and he is also a STEM ambassador and best-selling author. Tim shares all the unique insights on leadership, fear and risk management, motivation and collaboration that his incredible career as a test pilot and astronaut has afforded him. He draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and Peak(e) performance. Tim is a champion for science, innovation, exploration and adventure and delights audiences with his fascinating stories of life in space, breath-taking photographs and his unique perspective of planet earth.
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.
Tim Vine is an award-winning comedian who holds the world record for the most jokes (and laughed at) told in an hour: 499.
Tim Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012. He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books.
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 Allen is an English comedian, actor, and writer.
Tom Allen started as a stand up at the age of twenty-two and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
Tom Doctoroff is the CEO of J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific, a respected advertising firm.
Tom Doctoroff is a highly respected advertising professional. His unique combination of pan-Asian work, plus more than a decade based in China, has made him an expert in the cross-border management of brand architecture and brand building, as well as a leading expert in Chinese consumer psychology.
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.
Tom is one of the world's leading management thinkers.
Tom is the co-author of ‘In Search of Excellence’, the book that changed the way the world does business and is often cited as one of the best business books around. Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the management guru industry. Whilst some ‘gurus’ keep on repeating the same mantras year-in, year-out, CNN stated that Tom is one man that is constantly re-inventing himself and finding the newest ways to help business.
Tom Stade is an internationally loved comedian.
Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom Stade has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most distinctive and exciting stand-up talents around. He instantly made a splash on the UK circuit with his magnetic stage presence and first-class story-telling, and after years topping the bill and playing at international comedy festivals around the globe, he is now established as a leading touring act in his own right, and finds himself well on the road to being a household name.
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.
Veronica is Chair of Management Studies at the University of Bath, and has been named as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers currently.
One of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers, Professor Hope-Hailey is a leading researcher in the fields of business strategy, HR, and change.
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'.
Multiple award-winning Vikie Shanks is an author and expert on Autism and communication as well as an inspiring, motivational and hilarious lady. Vikie has seven children, six of whom have autism, one has dyslexia and the youngest two also have cerebral
No ordinary speaker, Vikie tells her story and experiences from the heart. From living with Autism and mental health issues, and the horrific suicide of her husband, Vikie has been there and lived through it all. Despite all that life has thrown at her, Vikie continues to bounce back. Despite all that life has thrown at her, Vikie continues to bounce back… In fact her inspiring journey has lead her to become an author, an expert in the field of Autism and a motivational speaker. If you need an engaging, inspiring and truly awe-inspiring person to speak on anything from Autism to communication or to tell her shocking but motivational story then you’ve just found her.
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.
Will Butler Adams is the Managing Director of Brompton Bicycles LTD.
Will Butler-Adams joined Brompton Bicycles in 2002, became a director in 2006 and took over as the MD in 2008. Over that period the company has grown from a £2million turnover with 27 staff to one of over £25million turnover with over 240 staff.
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.
Will is best known for being the former President of Virgin Galactic, and being Special Adviser to Sir Richard Branson at his peak.
William joined the Virgin Group in 1987, progressing his way through the ranks to eventually becoming Sir Richard Branson's Special Adviser and 'right hand man'. In his time at Virgin, he projected the Virgin brand into new ventures, including telecoms and financial services. He later became the President of Virgin Galactic, the companies spaceline business venture. Since leaving Virgin in 2011, Will went on to being non-executive director of Stagecoach Group plc., and then most recently appointed as Chairman of the British Government's Transport Systems Catapult, developing new transport technology.