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Lalage 'Lally' Snow

Photojournalist, writer and filmmaker. An original, creative and intrepid storyteller.

Georgie Ainslie

Television presenter and host best known for sports broadcasting with Sky Sports and as co

James Alexander

Formerly co-founder and CEO of the innovative lending company Zopa. He is expert at examin

Kirsty Allsop

Television presenter specialising in property shows and home-made arts and crafts.

Anita Anand

Has worked extensively for BBC Radio, presenting BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive and Double Take,

Kate Ancketill

With enormous shifts in consumer expectations, retail and technology, Kate Ancketill shows

Jacques Attali

Political strategist, scholar and economist and was the first head of the European Bank fo

Imran Awan

Author, academic, researcher, commentator and advisor to Government on hate crime, Islam,

Richard Ayoade

Multi award winning comedian, actor, writer and director nominated for best debut writer/d

Clare Balding

First Lady of British Sport. Began her career as a jockey, she transitioned into the world

Ed Balls

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

Faye Barker

Journalist and news presenter who has at times found herself working on Five News, Sky New

Emma Barnett

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker, columnist for The Sunday Times a

Jamie Bartlett

Author, journalist and researcher focusing on cyber security, privacy, analysis and inter

Martin Bayfield

Former top England Rugby and the British and Irish Lions player, now co-presenter for BBC

Maxim Behar

leading Public Relations expert, Founder, Chief Executive of M3 Communications Group, Inc.

Lucy Beresford

Writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist best known for her work on relationships, mental h

Mary Berry

Cookery writer, broadcaster and bone fide Queen of Cakes.

Claire Bertschinger

Famously inspired Bob Geldof to create Live Aid after her work in Ethiopia. Advocate of ed

Christopher Biggins

An ever-present feature of TV output and a significant figure in the consciousness of the

John Biggs

Entrepreneur, writer, and technophile, John Biggs Editor-At-Large for , is

Andy Bounds

Enterprise Editor and North of England correspondent at the Financial Times

Karren Brady

First woman to break through into male world of soccer, Karren is a powerful speaker with

Jo Brand

One of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated comediennes, named by The Observer as one

Raina Brands

Dr Raina Brands speaks on organisational behaviour and women in leadership. She specialise

Colin Brazier

Interviewing some of the most significant statesmen and women of the last twenty years and

Arturo Bris

Professor Arturo Bris, speaker on financial regulation, insider trading, and A&M legislati

Jean-Charles Brisard

Expert in the financing of terrorism and money laundering in France, Switzerland, the UK a

Jen Brister

Versatile comedienne Jen has performed across the UK and internationally as a solo artist,

Elizabeth Burton-Phillips

Elizabeth Burton-Phillips speaks powerfully about addiction issues and how best to help fa

Camilla Cavendish

Award-winning investigative journalist and former Head of the Downing Street Policy Unit,

Natalie Ceeney CBE

Chair of Innovate Finance, the members body for FinTech. Former CEO of The Financial Ombud

Nicki Chapman

Former top publicist and PR executive, now a popular presenter of factual and entertainmen

Jason Choy

Jason Choy, leading industry expert in security systems and solutions.

Sir Clive Woodward

Former head coach of the Rugby World Cup winning England team of 2003 and Team GB Director

Tony Conigliaro

'The UK's pre-eminent bartender' - excellence in flavour and in customer service. Heston B

Paul Connolly

Experienced television, radio broadcaster and investigative journalist focussed on underco

Peter Conradi

Worked in national and international journalism for more than three decades. Author of 'Wh

Ed Cooke

Create mind boggling feats of memory, feats that can change lives, prompting success in le

Brian Cox

Britain’s foremost expert on the wonders of the universe, the man responsible for delive

James Cracknell

Double gold medal winning Olympic athlete who has taken part in grueling endurance races a

Jon Craig

Reporting from Westminster for over three decades, a highly experienced print journalist a

Sarah Cruddas

Space journalist, broadcaster and award-winning author, an authority within the world of s

Crista Cullen

Three time Olympian, outstanding speaker on peak performance and being the best you can be

Lawrence Dallaglio

Former captain of the England Rugby team, making more than 200 appearances for his club an

Alastair Darling

Former Labour MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer who steered the United Kingdom through th

Dan Davies

The author of 'Lying For Money', a study of commercial fraud, Dan Davies speaks on financi

Richard Davies

Former economic advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne at HM T

Stephen Davies

Award winning social media strategist and expert in the rise of social networks, particula

David Davis

David Davies served as Secretary of State for Exiting the EU [DexEU] following the UK Brex

Matt Dawson

A member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, now presenting BBC Radio 5

Julie Deane

Established The Cambridge Satchel Company with her mother in 2008 with £600, today it is

John Denham

In the United Kingdom ‘English identity’ is on the rise and is playing an increasingly

Dana Denis-Smith

High-profile campaigner for helping women in the legal and other professions to balance pr

Katie Derham

Fronts television documentaries, is the face of the BBC Proms and is a presenter on BBC Ra

Hilary Devey

Entrepreneur, businesswoman and well known TV personality.

Luke Dormehl

Technology author and journalist, with a background in documentary film. Expert in technol

Michael Driver

People often become very wealthy after they meet Michael Driver. Mike is a practitioner in

Jonny Dymond

A reporter of enormous experience. Now BBC Royal Correspondent and presenter on BBC Radio

Mark Earls

An adman who has run advertising agencies both large and small. A speaker whose award-winn

Tim Ewart

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

Rick Findler

Award-winning photojournalist who covers the most dangerous stories and most violent confl

Danny Finkelstein

Politician and journalist who is associate editor with The Times.

Stephanie Flanders

Former BBC journalist, now the chief market strategist for Britain and Europe at J.P. Morg

Dario Floreano

Professor Dario Floreano is one of the world's leading experts in robotics and artificial

Helen Fospero

Journalist and presenter, regular on BBC1’s The One Show, and reporter for Watchdog. Hos

Peter Frankopan

One of the world’s leading historians of the future – wrote The Silk Roads: A New Hist

Sally Gethin

Highly experienced journalist working in the airline and aviation media.

Michael Grade

A distinguished management and leadership career at the top of British broadcasting featur

Katherine Grainger

Britain's most decorated female Olympian, offers insights on team-work and communication f

Will Greenwood

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

Andrew Grill

Andrew Grill is a renowned speaker on social media, the power of digital disruption and th

Sarah Guedj

Fast-track senior female exec speaks on the challenge of developing an executive career in

Sally Gunnell

Gold medal winner at the 1992 Olympics. Showing an audience how she works to maintain her

Jo Hardy

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

Tim Harford

FT writer and BBC Radio 4's More or Lesspresenter. His expertise lies in taking c

Harriet Harman

The longest serving female MP in the British House of Commons, first ever Minister for Wom

Charles Hendry

Charles Hendry was UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and speaks on renewa

David Henig

A leading expert in Brexit negotiations and the trade policy issues arising from Brexit. E

Hal Hodson

Tech Correspondent at The Economist speaking and writing on some of the most exciting and

Juergen Hoebarth

International speaker and expert in trading cryptocurrencies and successfully investing in

Karina Hollekim

Norwegian author and athlete who suffered a near-fatal crash after her chute failed during

William Hopkins

William Hopkins is a global leader in the field of smart homes and future technologies. H

Jeremy Hunter

Photo-journalist, writer, broadcaster and lecturer, noted for his acclaimed illustrated Fi

Suzie Imber

Winner of the BBC 2 series entitled ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes and Associate

Sir Ivan Rogers

Formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU and one of the foremost experts on

Catharina James

Trail blazing scientist in the field of the twenty-first century wonder material, graphene

Steph Jeavons

Traveller and adventurer speaking on cultures and communication. The first person to circu

Martin Johnson

Led England to glory in their victorious 2003 World Cup campaign and was England manager b

Paul Johnson

Former director of public spending at HM Treasury. Speaker on the economics of public poli

Gethin Jones

Familiar in both the UK and the USA Gethin Jones is a favourite go-to-guy for hosting tele

Neira Jones

More than 20 years experience in financial services and technology advising on mobile tech

Natasha Kaplinsky

News anchor, celebrity, patron of the medical relief agency Merlin and The Willow Foundati

Ian King

Two time winner of the British Journalist of the Year Award, superbly informative about bu

Laura Kuenssberg

Probing political interviewer, BBC Political Editor, and the first woman to take the role

Joan Latta

Inspirational speaker with Cerebal Palsy, who shares insights on the realities of living w

Jim Lawless

Taming Tigers: principles for life and for both personal and corporate achievement.

Nigella Lawson

Journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, author, self-proclaimed Domestic

Marie Le Conte

French political journalist based in London she tells Brits what their politics look like

George Lee

George Lee began his career in the Metropolitan Constabulary and rose to Chief Inspector.

James Levelle

Going out into the wild and doing adventure for real, turning expeditions into charismatic

Martyn Lewis

Legendary journalist and newsreader who presented a multitude of programmes for the BBC th

Tamara Lohan

The savvy entrepreneur behind the ‘aspirational but still accessible’ travel accommoda

Claire Lomas

The first (and only) paralysed person to walk the London Marathon using a pioneering robot

Jeff Lynn

One of Business Insider's Ten Coolest People in UK Tech, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder o

Desmond MacCarthy

Charismatic star of BBC2's series Normal for Norfolk. Desmond is a businessman with a twis

Jason MacKenzie

President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2017. He is a specialis

George Magnus

An economist and commentator, George Magnus is an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford Un

Sally Magnusson

Highly experienced, award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, skilled interviewer, co

John Major

John Major was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jose Maria Aznar

Former Spanish Prime Minister, who stood firm against corruption and terrorism.

Brian McBride

Brian McBride has run a major part of one of the most disruptive and innovative companies

Perry McCarthy

Unique ex Formula One driver, bestselling author and the original 'Stig' from one the mos

Kevin McCloud

The definitive name in sustainable architecture and self-builds, presenter of Channel 4's

Peter McDonald

Consultant surgeon, author, broadcaster and brilliant wit. He is funny, intelligent, infor

Steph McGovern

Business Presenter for BBC Breakfast, which she has hosted since 2012.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey worked for 12 years as a broadcaster and producer and was the youngest female

Douglas McWilliams

Author and economist Douglas McWilliams seeks to explain and to present the challenges, an

Anand Menon

Professor Anand Menon is a leading analyst of British and European politics, and one of th

Jane Merrick

Former political editor and is now a contributor for The Independent and co-editor of the

Gemma Milne

Speaking on the cultural impacts of science and technology focusing on innovation in busin

Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is a radio broadcaster, author, television presenter, event host, and a tri

Anthony Monckton

Expert in the areas of risk, security, negotiation, conflict resolution, counter terrorism

Kevin Murray

Business leader, best-selling author and speaker on strategic communications, reputation m

Dr Myriam Francois

Dr Myriam Francois is a TV presenter, producer and writer with a focus on current affairs,

Catrin Nye

Catrin Nye is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary maker and presenter f

George Osborne

Former United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, editor of the London Evening Standard.

Arni Pall Arnason

Iceland Minister of Economic Affairs 2010-2011, responsible for co-ordination of the IMF p

Simon Parker

Foreign correspondent, newspaper columnist and travel writer who reports from over thirty

Andy Parsons

Host of Slacktivist Action Group podcast, featuring guests MPs, experts, journalists and e

Jeremy Paxman

Charismatic award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster.

Rita Payne

Former BBC Asia Editor and news editor, producer and presenter at BBC World Service radio.

Katie Piper

Television presenter, philanthropist and former model, was the victim of a shocking acid a

Mary Portas

Mary Portas speaks on consumer behaviour and the retail economy with a critical insight bo

Gerald Ratner

Former CEO of jewellery company Ratner’s Group and founder of Renowned

Jan Ravens

One of the country’s greatest impressionists and great stand-up host for intelligent cor

Robert Reiner

Robert Reiner pursues remarkable research into neuro-prosthetics. He specialises in human

Reverend Richard Coles

Musician, journalist and Church of English priest. Richard is the presenter of Saturday Li

James Robinson

Former senior political advisor who ran the media strategy at the heart of opposition as D

Philip Ross

Author, speaker, advisor and commentator, his predictions have helped shaped fundamental p

Daniel Sandford

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, where he reports on terrorism and crime, policing, prisons

Sue Saville

Specialising in medical and health coverage with more than twenty years of broadcast exper

Fran Scott

Pyrotechnician and Science Content Developer at The Royal Institution, face of science on

Debra Searle

Professional adventurer, diversity ambassador, entrepreneur and TV presenter.

Neil Seligman

One of the UK’s leading speakers on Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Happiness, and Resilience.

Tim Shipman

Political Editor of the Sunday Times and one of the most experienced reporters and observa

Richard Shotton

Richard Shotton explains the motivations and behaviours that drive people's buying decisio

Michael Sidgmore

One of the most experienced and respected authorities in the field of FinTech speaking tod

Samantha Simmonds

Journalist, broadcaster, influential blogger, motivational speaker and presenter Samantha

Antony Slumbers

Leading authority in the field of PropTech, founder of Estates Today, and

Jerry Smith

Specialises in the management of threats from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear

Martin Stanford

A highly experienced TV and radio presenter Michael Stanford is a superb anchor, moderator

Stefan Stern

Former director of the High Pay Centre, dedicated to the study of the future world of work

Jamie Susskind

How digital will shape our futures and how the ability of government and big business to u

Ellie Taylor

Ellie began her successful and award winning stand up career in 2011 and has rapidly becom

Laura Tobin

Weather presenter and meteorologist and a regular face on BBC News and Weather

Camilla Tominey

Journalist and broadcaster whose coverage of the royal family has made her one of Britain'

Joe Twyman

One of the UK's best known and most respected political and electoral pollsters, co-founde

Anthony Veitch

One of the few voice artists to work regularly on live event, he has voiced more than two

Lucy Verasamy

Lucy has fronted the national weather forecasts for ITV since 2012 and is weather expert f

Carole Walker

BBC Political Correspondent who has covered some of the biggest political stories in recen

Gabrielle Walker

Expert strategist, helping businesses to address global challenges of sustainability, ener

Jonathan Warburton

One of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authori

Richard Watson

Futurist, best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and scenario intellect

Nick Watt

Working in national journalism for almost 30 years, reporting on UK and EU politics and ex

Rob Waugh

Top technology and science journalist writing about the weirder and more outlandish side o

Ruby Wax

Three decades in television and Ruby’s career has constantly evolved. Today she's also a

Justin Webb

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

Ella Whelan

Ella Whelan writes for Spiked Online on political issues with a focus on feminism and free

Geoff White

Presents and explores technology news, breaking stories and analysis for Channel 4 News.

Jeremy White

Executive editor at Wired, has been writing on technology and design for over a decade. He

Kate Williams

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

Sarah Willingham

Successful business woman turned television personality, joined the team of dragons on BBC

Claudia Winkleman

Presenter of the flagship prime time Strictly Come Dancing, a versatile talent writing, br

Sarah Wood

Award winning female tech entrepreneur, author, digital advertising authority and Veuve Cl

Simon Woodroffe

Started YO! Sushi and Yotel. He appeared as a dragon in the very first series of BBC2's bu

Jamie Woodruff

The man who has found vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube and in a lo

Sam Wouters

International speaker on blockchain, bitcoin and digital transformation.

Emily Yates

Campaigner for disability rights, accessibility consultant, accessible travel writer and r

Kirsty Young

The presenter of the classic Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 has had the privilege of i
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