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After Dinner Speakers

‘The perfect after dinner speaker is a wit, an entertainer, a teacher and a pal.’ The centuries-old tradition of after-dinner speaking is as alive as ever. Our specialist after-dinner speakers will make your evening rather special.

 
 
 
 
David Aaronovitch Profile image

David Aaronovitch

Orwell Prize-winning journalist, author and long-running columnist for The Times. ...

 
Katie Adie Profile image

Katie Adie

Legendary Chief News Correspondent for BBC, renowned for her reporting of major wars including the Gulf War, the Rwandan Genocide and the war in the former Yugoslavia....

 
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Andrew Adonis

Lord Andrew Adonis is a politician and former journalist who held several key roles in government during the Labour party's time in government....

 
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Bob Ainsworth

Bob is a former Defence & Armed Forces Minister. His experience within Whitehall is extensive, he speaks at both day conference and after dinner events with equal knowledge, enthusiasm and wit....

 
Chemmy Alcott Profile image

Chemmy Alcott

As Britain’s Number 1 female alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott is the golden girl of British winter sports....

 
Buzz Aldrin Profile image

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men to walk on the surface of the Moon on July 20th 1969. The experience which changed their lives forever has been at the core of Aldrin’s talks for forty years....

 
Benedict Allen Profile image

Benedict Allen

One of Britain's leading adventurers, Benedict Allen, is particularly known for his television programmes - occasionally made with the help of a film crew but more typically without. He paved the way for the current generation of TV adventurers. ...

 
Clive Anderson Profile image

Clive Anderson

Barrister turned comedian Clive Anderson made his mark on British television as the moderator and host of 90's improvisational comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway?...

 
Alexander Armstrong Profile image

Alexander Armstrong

Comedian, actor, broadcaster and brilliantly witty, accomplished and highly experienced awards host....

 
Ed Balls Profile image

Ed Balls

With 20 years’ experience of government and politics, from Treasury to celebrity dancer!...

 
Martin Bayfield Profile image

Martin Bayfield

Former top England Rugby and the British and Irish Lions player, now co-presenter for BBC 1's Crimewatch....

 
Derek Bell Profile image

Derek Bell

Derek Bell is a British born racing legend and the supreme endurance racing driver. Derek won the Le Mans 24-Hour race 5 times, the Daytona 24 Hour race 3 times and racked-up impressive sports car and endurance race wins.

The twice World Sportsc...

 
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Roger Black

Roger Black MBE was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and successfully gained a place to read medicine at Southampton University in 1985. By then, however, he had already demonstrated considerable athletic talent and he decided to rescind his pl...

 
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Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc opened his first restaurant which, 'Les Quat' Saisons' in Summertown, Oxford. After just one year, the restaurant was named Egon Ronay Restaurant of the Year and a host of other accolades including Michelin Stars and Pestle & Mortar awa...

 
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Jennie Bond

Jennie Bond is one of the most familiar faces on television. The BBC former Royal Correspondent also has a wide breadth of experience on general news, documentaries and factual programmes. This has helped make her a much sought-after facilitator of b...

 
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Frankie Boyle

Frankie's highly original, well-honed and intelligent material is punctuated by copious amounts of topical content. ...

 
Kyran Bracken Profile image

Kyran Bracken

Kyran Bracken has experienced the highs and lows of first class rugby union and has witnessed first-hand the transition to the professional game. During his time at Bristol Kyran continued to have a successful career in law until the advent of profes...

 
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Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is an acclaimed author, broadcaster, MP, interviewer and record breaking speaker. He won his first prize for public speaking aged 15. Since then he has spoken all over the world, to audiences ranging from executives of Coca-Cola to a ...

 
Rory Bremner Profile image

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is the safest pairs of hands on the after dinner circuit. He is the favourite of both corporate clients and the public alike. Britain’s sharpest impressionist – a one-man opposition party even....

 
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Ev...

 
Rhona Cameron Profile image

Rhona Cameron

Rhona Cameron is a leading stand-up comedienne, writer and TV host. A popular choice for after dinner entertainment for corporate audiences....

 
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Jo Caulfield

Jo Caulfield is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours. A fourth tour commences April 2008. Recent international performances include New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Hong Kong, Singa...

 
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Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles is one of the BBC's most versatile and admired presenters, and is famously football-mad – in particular about West Bromwich Albion. He currently presents the BBC daily magazine programme The ONE Show and is a former presenter of Work...

 
Kenneth Clarke Profile image

Kenneth Clarke

Former Minister for Health, Trade & Industry, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Business Secretary. One of the most experienced figures in British politics. ...

 
Michael Cockerell Profile image

Michael Cockerell

Legendary award-winning BBC documentary maker who has interviewed 9 PM's, written about British political leaders and their image-makers....

 
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Reverend Richard Coles

Musician, journalist and Church of English priest. Richard is the presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and presents BBC One’s Big Painting Challenge....

 
Kevin Connelly Profile image

Kevin Connelly

Kevin Connelly is a leading impressionist and after dinner speaker. He was one of the stars of BBC2's highly acclaimed Dead Ringers TV series as well as the original Radio 4 series. His impressions of public figures including Andrew Marr, David Dimbl...

 
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Gennaro Contaldo

Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the man who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about cooking, often appearing with him on TV. Gennaro's famous restaurants 'Passione' are a Mecca for gastronauts from across the globe. Described by clients as ...

 
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Jane Cordell

Jane Cordell lost her hearing as a young adult but rose to a senior position in the Foreign Office. She is on the Board of Disability Rights UK and a Trustee of Manchester Deaf Centre. Described as ‘gloriously inspirational’ and ‘particularly g...

 
Giles Coren Profile image

Giles Coren

Columnist, television presenter, author and satirist. He is restaurant critic and writer for The Times....

 
William Crawley Profile image

William Crawley

Irishman William Crawley is a BBC broadcaster, journalist and blogger. His many programmes broadcast across the UK and investigate contemporary moral debates and Irish culture and society....

 
Dan Cruickshank Profile image

Dan Cruickshank

Author, Broadcaster and Professor, Dan Cruickshank is a regular on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us....

 
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Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie has taught economics, served as MP for South Derbyshire and as a junior Health Minister, written several books and is a regular feature on both TV and radio. Time Out magazine said of her "Frank and funny, you can't put her down"....

 
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Iain Dale

Iain is one of Britain’s leading political and current affairs commentators, on Radio, online and through his regular columns in the press. ...

 
Lawrence Dallaglio Profile image

Lawrence Dallaglio

Former captain of the England Rugby team, making more than 200 appearances for his club and earning 85 caps...

 
Stephen Dalziel Profile image

Stephen Dalziel

Former BBC Russian Affairs Analyst and Director of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Worked with Russia as a military analyst, political commentator....

 
Matt Dawson Profile image

Matt Dawson

A member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, now presenting BBC Radio 5 Live's rugby coverage....

 
Michael Dobbs Profile image

Michael Dobbs

Raconteur and storyteller whose life has orbited around so many great political events. Creator of House of Cards, now a massive Netflix series....

 
Gavin Esler Profile image

Gavin Esler

Award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. He is the author of five novels and two non-fiction books....

 
Roger Evans Profile image

Roger Evans

Former Deputy Mayor of London with insights into the workings and politics of one of the world’s most sophisticated cities....

 
Tim Ewart Profile image

Tim Ewart

ITV News Royal Editor, author and former international reporter for ITN....

 
Roger Field Profile image

Roger Field

Soldier, lawyer, author, journalist, sporting enthusiast; Roger Field is a sometimes adventurer and raconteur....

 
Ranulph Fiennes Profile image

Ranulph Fiennes

As a motivational speaker popular with both UK and European audiences, Sir Ranulph demonstrates how the qualities of the explorer can be applied to achieve success in the business world....

 
Rick Findler Profile image

Rick Findler

Award-winning photojournalist who covers the most dangerous stories and most violent conflicts from around the world...

 
Daniel Finkelstein Profile image

Daniel Finkelstein

Politician and journalist who is associate editor with The Times....

 
Brendan Foster Profile image

Brendan Foster

Brendan Foster is a former Olympic athlete and world record holder. Having successfully crossed the boundary between sport and business, he founded and heads an eminent sports marketing company and is a respected sports commentator and conference spe...

 
Mairi Fraser Profile image

Mairi Fraser

Scottish journalist Mairi Fraser has covered major news stories including Labour's 1997 momentous election victory, Princess Diana's death, 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq for such eminent titles as The Scotsman, The Times, Telegraph and Independent. N...

 
Mark Gallagher Profile image

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher is ranked in the top five most inspiring management speakers available today. Renowned in F1 for his dynamic and innovative management style. The 'Head of Making Things Happen' has achieved even greater potency in his talks....

 
Dave Gorman Profile image

Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman has emerged as one of the most unique, original and exciting comedy minds that the UK has produced. Not only is he one of the biggest contemporary comedians and sharpest raconteurs but he is also a hugely successful author....

 
Will Greenwood Profile image

Will Greenwood

One of the true Rugby greats, he provides analysis for Sky on rugby and presents Sky TV's School of Hard Knocks....

 
Viv Groskop Profile image

Viv Groskop

Writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. Viv writes for the Guardian, Observer and the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Financial Times....

 
William Hague Profile image

William Hague

Former secretary of state, foreign secretary and leader of the Conservative party. A renowned and outstanding speaker and political insider....

 
Ken Hames Profile image

Ken Hames

Major Ken Hames is a British former Special Air Service's officer,highly rated motivational speaker and specialist television presenter. Ken Hames has 25 years military experience under his belt, and is almost unique in having served in The Parachute...

 
Andy Hamilton Profile image

Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton creator, speaker, writer and producer of DROP THE DEAD DONKEY, one of the original writers of NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS, and he was also a writer and co-producer of C4’s first successful comedy series, WHO DARES WINS....

 
Phil Hammond Profile image

Phil Hammond

GP, writer, broadcaster and possibly the only comedian to appear at a public inquiry. He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent....

 
William Hanson Profile image

William Hanson

Trusted authority on etiquette & manners. He works with VIP households, diplomats, businessmen and has advised multi-national brands....

 
Jeremy Hardy Profile image

Jeremy Hardy

One of Britain's best known radio voices and a stalwart of Radio 4 satire and comedy....

 
Jo Hardy Profile image

Jo Hardy

Clinical veterinarian, author, humanitarian worker and one of the stars of BBC 2's Young Vets documentary. ...

 
Julia Hartley-Brewer Profile image

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer is the new presenter of LBC 97.3FM radio’s afternoon show and former Assistant Editor and political columnist on The Sunday Express, a regular guest on programmes such as Have I Got News For You and Question Time and an enterta...

 
Ian Hawkins Profile image

Ian Hawkins

Ian Hawkins is writer, performer and one of the most entertaining speakers to have emerged in recent years. Having cut his comedy teeth writing for performers and programmes including Griff Rhys Jones, The Politics Show, Stephen K Amos, Chris Barrie,...

 
Tim Healy Profile image

Tim Healy

Tim Healy is one of the most famous Geordie faces in the country. Most famous for his role in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Tim speaks passionately and interestingly about his life, career and his homeland in the North East. A true raconteur and a gentle and ...

 
Roger Hearing Profile image

Roger Hearing

Roger is one of the BBC's most experienced presenters and correspondents. Since 1999 he has been presenting the World Today, Newshour and other BBC World Service programmes, along with the World Tonight on Radio Four, and Talking Point on BBC World T...

 
Anthony Hilton Profile image

Anthony Hilton

Author, Broadcaster, Journalist and Lecturer, Anthony Hilton joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on The Guardian. Anthony Hilton was City Editor of The Times, 1981 to 1983 and City Editor of The Evening Standard from 1984 to 1989 and in November...

 
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Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop is a writer, humourist and popular broadcaster. He has been Editor of “Private Eye” since 1986 and has written extensively for television and radio comedy. His regular appearances on humorous current affairs quiz shows such as Have I G...

 
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Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson is the Executive Editor of the Scotsman Newspaper with specific responsibility for the paper's business and economics coverage. Bill was formerly the Economics Editor of the Sunday Telegraph for seven years. He is a regular commentator ...

 
Alan Johnson Profile image

Alan Johnson

The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP is the shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Member of Parliament. He rose to power in the Blair New Labour Government, eventually becoming Home Secretary, the office he held until Labour's defeat in the 2010 election. ...

 
Martin Johnson Profile image

Martin Johnson

Led England to glory in their victorious 2003 World Cup campaign and was England manager between 2008 and 2011....

 
Kevin Jones Profile image

Dr Kevin Jones

Dr. Kevin Jones is a practising consultant at a busy northern hospital, by night (and occasionally by day), his comedy routines delight corporate audiences. ....

 
Maria Kempinska Profile image

Maria Kempinska

A renowned entrepreneur & businesswoman, she speaks on issues including branding, business leadership & what they don't teach you at business school. ...

 
Sally Kettle Profile image

Sally Kettle

Sally Kettle is the thoroughly modern interpretation of an adventurer. She rowed 3,000 miles with her mother across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West. She is a Guinness World Record holding rower and a refreshingly frank and open speaker....

 
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Mervyn King

Mervyn King is the former Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the MPC (the Monetary Policy Committee). After two terms in office, he retired from those positions in June 2013, having held significant posts including Deputy Governor, Chief...

 
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Simon King

Simon King is known to millions of viewers worldwide as one half of TV presenting duo The Hairy Bikers. Simon is a big, blond-bearded biker from Newcastle....

 
Robin Knox-Johnston Profile image

Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the first person to complete a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe between June 1968 and April 1969 in 'Suhaili' as winner of the Golden Globe Race. ...

 
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Hardeep Singh Kohli

Writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli originally studied law, but moved into broadcasting as the wig and the turban together didn't really work together and the gowns were cut really unflatteringly.

Hardeep has written and presented many do...

 
Helen Lederer Profile image

Helen Lederer

She acts, she's funny, she writes columns, TV , radio , one woman shows, she does voices, she does speeches, she talks about wine, she writes about wine, and she drinks wine. ...

 
Quentin Letts Profile image

Quentin Letts

The Daily Mail’s star Parliamentary sketch writer and regular guest on progammes such as This Week, Newsnight, Have I Got News For You and Question Time....

 
Mark Lewis Profile image

Mark Lewis

Uncovered phone-hacking by News International and fought the first case in a scandal which went to the heart of Government, Police and the Press....

 
Robert Llewellyn Profile image

Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn is host of the Channel 4 series Scrapheap Challenge and star of the cult TV series Red Dwarf. The former screen-writer and stand-up comic is much sought after for humorous after dinner speaking and entertainment....

 
Fred MacAulay Profile image

Fred MacAulay

Legendary Scottish comedian who appears regularly on radio panel shows, including Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz. ...

 
Donal MacIntyre Profile image

Donal MacIntyre

Donal MacIntyre is a Journalist, adventurer and Europe’s best known investigative reporter. He has won awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work for both BBC and ITV. Donal is an accomplished after dinner and conference speaker....

 
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Dr Denis MacShane

Europe expert and political insider specialising in penetrating analysis. Offers frank insight into how ministers and politicians arrive at decisions....

 
Liz Mackean Profile image

Liz Mackean

Liz Mackean was best known on Newsnight for her coverage of Northern Ireland issues. She also won the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigation for a series of exclusive reports on toxic dumping in Ivory Coast. Then the BBC decid...

 
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James May

James May Top Gear Presenter and Speaker made the move to a car magazine. This gave him a reputation for knowing about motoring, and the opportunity to work on the launch of other motoring journals in an editorial capacity. James has presented Inside...

 
Trevor McDonald Profile image

Trevor McDonald

An institution on UK television. The legendary broadcaster Joined ITN in 1973 as their first black reporter....

 
David Mellor Profile image

David Mellor

David Mellor was born in Dorset and educated at Christ’s College Cambridge and the Inns of Court School of Law. David won the marginal seat of Putney from Labour in 1979. He joined Margaret Thatcher’s Government in 1981 serving in six Departments...

 
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Eleanor Mills

Editorial Director of The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s most high profile commentators....

 
Brian Milton Profile image

Brian Milton

Brian Milton's first major expedition was in 1968, when he drove a battered Austin 7 Ruby across the Sahara Desert to meet his fiancée! In 1998 he became the first person to fly a microlight around the world in Global Flyer.

His passion for f...

 
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Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore is best known for playing the part of British spy, 007 James Bond. Sir Roger is Special Representative for the Film Arts for UNICEF, raising funds for children in underdeveloped countries and was awarded a knighthood in 2003 for his w...

 
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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is the former Editor of News of The World and The Mirror newspapers. Since then, he has presented a number of TV shows and shot to fame as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. He is an entertaining raconteur and ...

 
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Jim Murphy

Former Cabinet Minister, leader of the Scottish Labour Party and voted the most effective Minister in government by politicians of all parties from the House of Commons and House of Lords....

 
Dave Myers Profile image

Dave Myers

Dave Myers is one half of the Hairy Biker's TV chef duo. His warmth and friendly nature have made him popular as an after dinner choice. He is both interesting and capable, entertaining and a refreshingly novel speaker....

 
Clive Myrie Profile image

Clive Myrie

BBC News presenter and correspondent with specialist interests include US politics. An accomplished conference chairperson and discussion panel host....

 
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Steve Nallon

Steve Nallon was the leading impressionist on the award winning Spitting Image series and is widely recognised as one of Britain’s most entertaining impressionists and satirists.

Famously donning a frock and wig, Steve's is the virtually perfe...

 
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Tiff Needell

Tiff Needell never really intended to be a Commentator, a Writer or even a Television Presenter and with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering he hadn’t exactly been trained motor racing either! ...

 
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Andrew Neil

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. His knowledge of global political and economic affairs is recognised as foremost i...

 
Richard Noble Profile image

Richard Noble

Richard Noble, entrepreneur and team leader specialises in developing high risk ventures. His Thrust 2 programme brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the Thrust SSC, the first ever supersonic land speed record. His team ach...

 
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Steven Norris

Former Conservative MP, self-confessed 'transport anorak' and twice a close contender for Mayor of London. Norris is a successful business operator in the fields of property, transport and chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association....

 
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Gavin Hastings OBE

Best known as an international rugby player. Former British Lions captain and motivational speaker and succesful businessman....

 
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Ken Olisa

Ken Olisa is founder of the ethical investment company Restoration Partners and the former Chairman & CEO of publicly quoted technology merchant bank Interregnum Plc, which he founded from a basement in 1992.

He is committed to the belief that t...

 
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Matthew Parris

Mathew Parris is a Times political columnist, political commentator and former Conservative MP. He is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 4, ITV and frequently appears on "Have I Got News For You". Parris is an accomplished and witty speaker, well inf...

 
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William Patey

Sir William is one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East after frontline diplomatic postings in Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and finally Afghanistan. He advises businesses working in the Middle East, in particular the oil and gas sector, f...

 
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Jeremy Paxman

Charismatic award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster....

 
Allison Pearson Profile image

Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson is a columnist and chief interviewer for the The Daily Telegraph as well as a radio presenter and novellist. Her bestselling novel, I Don't Know How She Does It (2002), is a lightweight 'chick-lit' take on the pressures of modern moth...

 
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John Pienaar

John Pienaar is the BBC’s Senior Political Correspondent, both on television news and Radio 5 Live. He interprets Government spin, offering the inside scoop on the political scene. He is an accomplished after dinner speaker and a popular conference...

 
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Eve Pollard

Eve Pollard is a legendary Fleet Street figure and the second women editor of a national newspaper in modern times. Honoured for her services to journalism and admired for her promotion of women's health and advancement....

 
Michael Portillo Profile image

Michael Portillo

Rt Hon Michael Portillo is a former Minister of State turned author, columnist, political commentator and broadcaster. He is a highly sought after conference, after dinner speaker and raconteur. ...

 
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John Prescott

Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, now serving as a life peer. A key figure within Tony Blair's New Labour government....

 
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David Pritchard

David Pritchard is known to many as the creator of TV chefs Keith Floyd and Rick Stein. An excellent speaker and raconteur, his book, 'Shooting the Cook' describes his often hilarious experiences in the starter, main and desert courses of his life in...

 
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Helena Kennedy QC

Acclaimed conference and after dinner speaker, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC speaks with passion and wit on topics such as social justice, women and childrens rights and current affairs issues such as terrorism and the changing society in which we live....

 
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Geoffrey Robertson QC

Human rights barrister, academic, broadcaster and author....

 
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Chris Hunter QGM

Major (Ret.) Chris Hunter, was one of the most experienced bomb-disabling operators in the British armed forces. During his 17 years in the Military he served in a variety of operational counter-IED appointments and saw active service in a number of ...

 
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Steve Redgrave

Steven Redgrave has proved himself to be the greatest Olympian Britain has ever produced having won world championship gold medals in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2000. He is Vice President of the British Olympic Association and...

 
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John Reid

Rt Hon Dr John Reid's 10-year ministerial career saw him undertake nine different ministerial jobs. He has served at almost every level of the Labour Party and was tipped for success from his first election to the Commons in 1987. A robust speaker on...

 
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Ivor Roberts

Sir Ivor Roberts is one of the most experienced and highly respected British diplomats alive today. He first entered Her Majesty's diplomatic service in the West African Department in 1968. Since then he has traversed the globe through postings in Mi...

 
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John Sergeant

John Sergeant is a freelance broadcaster, writer and sometime dancer. After his best selling memoirs, 'Give Me Ten Seconds' he has written another book - describing the final part of Margaret Thatcher's career....

 
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Martin Smith

A former RAF fast jet pilot, counter espionage officer and distinguished spycatcher. Martin has had a varied and interesting career in both Cold War and more recent hostilities. As founder of The Security Co, he is an internationally respected adviso...

 
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Jon Snow

Jon Snow is one of the best known presenter and correspondents on UK television today...

 
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Prof Roger Steare

Professor Roger Steare is a leading practitioner in the development and delivery of Leadership, Culture and Ethics programs globally. He helps people develop good thinking, positive dialogue and ethical behaviour and to do the right thing. ...

 
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Ed Stourton

Ed Stourton co hosted the Today programme from 1999 to 2008 following an illustrious career as a foreign correspondent and television news presenter. He is a respected conference host, presenter and after dinner speaker....

 
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Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong is a prolific author, broadcaster and former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. One of Britain's best-known public figures, he is articulate, witty and a great communicator....

 
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Mike Stroud

Dr Mike Stroud is best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Mike Stroud is a leading authority on survival, nutrition and endurance and excellent motivational and after dinner speaker....

 
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Jonathan Tait-Harris

Played a key role in bringing Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali and other international criminals to justice. Leading war crimes investigator & criminalist....

 
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Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor is BBC Scotland's Political Editor, the author of two seminal works on the Scottish Parliament, and a respected speaker on Scottish politics and wider political matters....

 
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Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig is known to many as the Danish born host of BBC’s Radio 4 satirical current affairs programmes such as The News Quiz and for her numerous appearances on Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week and QI. She is an accomplished playwri...

 
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Phil Tufnell

Known to many as 'The Cat', Phil Tufnell is a popular after dinner speaker in addition to his wide ranging television, video and radio work. Phil's personality is extremely well suited to 'audiences with' and Q&A....

 
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Vitali Vitaliev

Commonly referred to as the “Russian Bill Bryson”.Vitali Vitaliev was the first investigative journalist in the old Soviet Union, he was forced to defect from the USSR in 1990 – the result of his ground-breaking and courageous ...

 
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Jonathan Warburton

One of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authority, knowledge, and passion....

 
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Nigel Waterson

Nigel Waterson is a former lawyer, Member for Parliament and Shadow Pensions Minister. He is a recognised expert on pensions and issues relating to ageing; as well as financial services more generally....

 
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Justin Webb

BBC news and radio stalwart, presenter on Radio 4's flagship Today programme....

 
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Henning Wehn

German Comedian and broadcaster Henning Wehn disproves the commonly held belief that German people have little or no sense of humour....

 
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Admiral Lord West

Expert on 21st Century security issues including cyber-warfare, asymmetric conflict and drones, as well as national and commercial risk....

 
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Kate Williams

Historian and broadcaster, specialist in modern history, royal and constitutional affairs....

 
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Robert Winston

Professor Lord Robert Winston of Hammersmith is well known to audiences throughout the world for his landmark BBC television series, The Human Body, Secret Life of Twins and Superhuman. He has shown a great capacity for communicating often complex sc...

 
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Toby Young

One of Britain's most controversial broadcasters, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, founder of the West London Free Schools group. ...

 
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Aldo Zilli

Aldo Zilli is chef patron of the Zilli Fish group and is one of Soho's most flamboyant restauranteurs. A constant face on television, he famously joined the ranks of other 'singers' in 2006, when he appeared on ITV's Celebrity X Factor....

 
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Patrick Poivre d’Arvor

Patrick is one of the longest serving and most respected broadcasters in the world. A household name throughout France and Europe. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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