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Wavelength's speakers are the best in the business – they are world-class leaders, from world-class organisations who have first-hand experience in the leadership themes most pertinent today; from digital disruption to diversity and inclusion.

We have a niche offering compared to other speaker bureaus: we don’t do entertainment and we don’t do celebrity. We believe leaders learn best from other leaders.

If you want a speaker to inspire change, engage and educate your audience, provide practical advice and solutions, then please take a look through our speakers here.

“Always a pleasure to engage with SpeakersHub – not just a fast response but a well-considered one too. They really do know their speakers and I can rely on them to propose speakers who really do 'hit the mark'. Great feedback from our delegates, time and time again…”
Peter Hallard, Learning & Organisational Development Director, Biffa

 

 

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Dr Aravind Srinivasan

Director of Projects, Aravind Eye Care System

Culture

Innovation

Leadership

Purpose

Social Innovation

Dr Aravind Srinivasan

Dr Aravind is a highly engaging, thought provoking and candid speaker who captures the hearts and minds of his audiences world-wide sharing his wisdom and insights on how to create purpose and impact in the world.

We say:

• Candid & humorous
• Great with Executive audiences

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Sue Garrard

Former EVP Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever

Leadership

Purpose

Resilience

Sustainability

Sue Garrard

Sue worked closely with Paul Polman, former CEO of Unlilever, for 8 years to build and deliver his vision of a Purpose led business. She is a leading authority on how businesses can prepare and take charge on creating and maintaining sustainable business models.  Her talks leave audiences with tangible actions and top tips on how to stay resilient in tough business environments.

We say:

• Authority on sustainability & resilience
• Candid & humorous
• Great with Executive audiences

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David Pemsel

Former Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Media Group

Digital Disruption

Innovation

Leadership

Transformation

Purpose

David Pemsel

The Guardian is one of the best stories of digital transformation out there, in the industry sector most disrupted by the digital and software revolution and David brings this story to life through a candid and insightful talk.

We say:

• Authority on leading through disruption
• Hugely engaging and candid speaker
• Great with Executive audiences

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Dr Wanli Min

Former Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba & Founder, CEO of North Summit Capital

Innovation

Leadership

Digital Disruption

Transformation

Dr Wanli Min

Dr Min is one of the world's leading authorities on AI who brings a wealth of first class experience to his talks.

We say:

• Leading authority on AI and digital transformation
• Great with Executive audiences

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Paul Campbell

Chief Innovation Officer, W.L. Gore & Associates

Innovation

Leadership

Transformation

Paul Campbell

Most companies don’t go far enough in the pursuit of new business creation. Large companies often see good projects fail.  Paul talks about how & why companies fail with new business creation because they don’t go far enough in assembling the right business model in support of the new product or technology.

We say:

• Authority on lean innovation
• Great with Executive audiences

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Sari Brody

Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Ingka Group (Ikea)

Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership

Culture

Purpose

Sari Brody

Diversity and Inclusion in business has never been more pertinent. As society strives to be more inclusive we need to start to replicate in business.  Sari talks about how D&I can not only create a positive impact on your colleagues’ lives at work and in society on the whole, but also to your bottom line.

We say:

• Provocative and highly engaging speaker

• Great with Executive audiences

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Antonia Hock

Vice President, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Centre and Human Capital Performance Advisory Marriott International

Culture

Innovation

Leadership

Service Excellence

Antonia Hock

Antonia is a global expert & speaker on customer experience and the experience economy. A highly engaging and thought provoking speaker she shares her experience of developing software and service businesses for some of the world’s largest companies. 

We say:

• Authority on experience economy
• Hugely engaging and honest speaker
• Great with Executive audiences

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David Gram

Former Head of Venturing Europe, LEGO Ventures, Co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels

Digital Disruption

Leadership

Innovation

Transformation

David Gram

Through his experience, David has obtained several unique insights and developed approaches to how businesses can stay afloat in an ever-changing world and transform the organisation into a change-leading innovator. He believes that anybody can become an innovator in their own organisation or as he calls it a “Diplomatic Rebel”.

We say:

• Radical innovation through intrapreneurship mindset
• Insight driven with practical takeaways
• Great with Executive audiences

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Lisa Gansky

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Instigator

Innovation

Digital Disruption

Leadership

Transformation

Lisa Gansky

Lisa is an instigator, serial entrepreneur, best selling author, TED speaker, podcast host, international keynote speaker, investor and business strategist. She has extensive expertise in the creation of new business categories, models and innovation development platforms, practices and teams.

We say:

• Authority on digital, sharing economy, blockchain and innovation strategy
• Engaging and humorous
• Great with Executive audiences

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Professor David Gosset

Global Affairs & Expert in International Relations

Innovation

Leadership

Transformation

Digital Disruption

Professor David Gosset

Professor Gosset is prominent thought leader on the transformation of China and it's global impact.

We say:

• Leading authority on China
• Great with Executive audiences

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Lucy Adams

Consultant, Speaker and Writer & Former HR Director, BBC

Leadership

Purpose

Resilience

Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams was the HRD at the BBC during one of its most turbulent periods and found herself in the media spotlight as the face of the BBC payoff scandal. She shares her experience of finding herself part of the story and how she has rebuilt her personal purpose and her resilience.

We say:

• Practical insights on HR and future thinking
• Leading change
• Personal purpose and resilience

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Dan Cobley

Entrepreneur & former Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland 

Digital Disruption

Innovation

Leadership

Dan Cobley

Dan is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. He speaks on technology, innovation, and Google’s unique ‘pretotyping’ approach to innovation. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker.

We say:

• Authority on disruption
• Expert on innovation culture, including pretotyping
• Great with Executive audiences

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Jude Kelly

Former Artistic Director, Southbank Centre & Founder, Women of the World Festival

Culture

Diversity and Inclusion

Resilience

Social Innovation

Purpose

Leadership

Jude Kelly

Jude’s passion is getting the best out of people and how to create cultures and environments where women and men can truly thrive and be confident in their abilities. Drawing on her years of experience directing theatre and opera, Jude explores how to harness the ability and energy of teams from diverse backgrounds to deliver success. 

We say:

• Women in leadership
• Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
• Great storyteller – honest and open
• Great with Executive audiences

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Drew Povey

Leadership and Transformation Specialist & Author 

Transformation

Culture

Leadership

Social Innovation

Drew Povey

One of the UK’s most influential Leadership authorities, with a unique multi-sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change that can help prepare and empower individuals and teams for our ever-changing world.

We say:

• Compelling story of leading sustainable change
• Experienced in a cross-section of industries
• Highly engaging style, with great energy and humour

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Guin Batten

Head of Strategy and Development, British Canoeing

Leadership

Purpose

Resilience

Guin Batten

Guin won silver for Britain as a rower at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Following her retirement from rowing, she has set the record for the fastest solo crossing of the English Channel in a rowing shell and skippering the first British women’s crew across the North Atlantic the ‘wrong’ way. 

We say:

•Powerful and transferable stories of overcoming the “impossible”
• Resilience and resourcefulness
• Building and sustaining teams

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Adrian Simpson

Co-Founder and Chief Connector, Wavelength

Digital Disruption

Innovation

Service Excellence

Transformation

Culture

Purpose

Adrian Simpson

Adrian shares insights and stories gathered from over 25 years of visiting the boardrooms and shop floors of some of the worlds most innovative, successful and admired companies, including; Netflix, Apple, Tesla, Airbnb, LEGO, Google, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Pret a Manger, Four Seasons, Grameen Bank, IKEA and Zappos.

We say:

· Thought leader on service excellence, employee engagement, innovation, digital disruption and leading change
· Highly engaging storyteller
· Inspiring and practical take aways

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Christina Boutrap

Leading China Analyst and Correspondent

Innovation

Digital Disruption

Transformation

Christina Boutrap

Christina talks candidly about what companies in Europe and US can learn from China’s leading tech companies – and why we need to keep a closer eye on developments in China.

We say:

• Great with Executive audiences

• Expert on the technological revolution

• Candid & insightful

 

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Geoff McDonald

Former Global VP HR, Marketing, Communications, sustainability & Water, Unilever

Culture

Leadership

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sustainability

Resilience

Geoff McDonald

Geoff is a much sought-after speaker who talks about the power of purpose in driving business performance and to how challenge the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

We say:

• Challenging and provocative on ending the stigma of mental health issues in the workplace
• Great storyteller with great humility and humour
• Great with Executive audiences

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James Leeson

Founder HAJOSO online consultancy, former Amazon & Wal-Mart.  

Digital Disruption

Leadership

Service Excellence

Innovation

James Leeson

James has led customer change at Amazon, Wal-Mart and John Lewis and now describes the challenges ahead in the digital retail space. James believes a combination of Tech culture, following consumer trends (fuelled by social) and disruptive leadership are critical for tomorrows winners.

We say:

• Authority on digital transformation in retail
• Highly engaging  speaker
• Great with Executive audiences

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Helen Hyde

Partner and Acting Partners Counsellor and Partnership Registrar, Group, John Lewis Partnership

Culture

Leadership

Purpose

Service Excellence

Helen Hyde

Helen is a fantastically engaging, candid speaker who talks about authentic leadership, leading change, engaging employees to achieve service excellence and feel ownership for the success of their business and creating a positive culture.

We say:

• Authentic and candid speaker
• Great with Executive audiences

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Sir Martin Narey

Former CEO, Bernardo's & Former Director General, The Prison Service  

Culture

Leadership

Purpose

Resilience

Transformation

Sir Martin Narey

Martin speaks with profound honesty and authenticity about the challenges of trying to stay true to your personal values when the culture you lead is doing everything it can to undermine and destroy them.

We say:

• Honest, thought-provoking and brilliant storyteller
• Provides leadership insights and tips to implement straightaway
• Great with Executive audiences

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Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Caffeine Partnership

Leadership

Transformation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Service Excellence

Purpose

Resilience

Sophie Devonshire

Sophie is an engaging, sought-after speaker, facilitator and moderator on leadership, disruption, women in leadership, the role of brands and purpose, innovation and how to create ‘Superteams’.

We say:

• Inspiring speaker for women in leadership
• Engaging and impactful storyteller
• Great with Executive audiences

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Dave Ridley

Senior Advisor to the CEO of Southwest Airlines

Culture

Leadership

Service Excellence

Dave Ridley

Dave is one of our most sought-after speakers. He has a wealth of experience of advising and inspiring organisations from a cross-section of industries. His high-profile career in People and Leadership Development at Southwest Airlines makes him an authority on service excellence, leadership and culture.

We say:

• Authority on service excellence, leadership and culture
• Fantastic storyteller, humorous and engaging
• Great with Executive audiences

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Chris Moran

Editor Strategic Projects, The Guardian Media Group

Digital Disruption

Culture

Innovation

Chris Moran

Chris is an experienced and highly engaging speaker with a unique perspective on disruption, data, innovation and culture change in an organisation that has moved from being one of the smallest newspapers in Britain to one of the most respected, recognised and trusted news brands in the world.

We say:

• Provides unique insight into making sense of big data
• Using big data to drive transformation 

• Compelling and passionate storyteller

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Rob Burnet

Chief Executive, Well Told Story

Leadership

Purpose

Resilience

Social Innovation

Rob Burnet

Explores multiple themes from behaviour change at huge scale to multi-platform communication strategy via the power of brilliant story telling. 

We say:

• Great insights into creating a multi-platform communication strategy
• How to use research data to understand target audiences and to measure impact and effectiveness
• Fantastic storyteller – charismatic and humorous

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Lynne Weedall

Senior Executive Business Advisor & Former Group HRD for Selfridges Group

Culture

Leadership

Transformation

Purpose

Resilience

Lynne Weedall

Lynne shares insights into how you actually transform a business and navigate the human dynamics of complex change  (whether its culture, acquisition, merger, analogue to digital, new strategy). Avoiding short term fads and addressing root causes not symptoms to actually turn strategy into reality.

We say:

• Hugely experienced on change and transformation
• Candid & humorous
• Great with Executive audiences

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Dr Zella King

Executive Fellow, Henley Business school & Co-Founder, Personal Boardroom

Innovation

Leadership

Purpose

Dr Zella King

Zella is the co-author of Who is in Our Personal Boardroom? She challenges audiences to stop networking and start thinking strategically about the network of people you need to surround yourself with to be a truly effective leader.

We say:

• Provides unique insight into strategically building your network instead of just networking
• Delivers workshops as well as keynote speaches
• Great with Executive audiences

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Faisal Rahman

Founder & MD, Fair Finance

Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership

Social Innovation

Faisal Rahman

In 2000 Faisel set up the first microcredit program in London’s east end, and in 2005 launched Fair Finance, a social enterprise tackling financial exclusion in the UK.

We say:

• Authentic & Inspiring Speaker

• Purpose driven leader

 

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Liam Black

Co-Founder Wavelength & Former CEO, Fifteen

Digital Disruption

Culture

Leadership

Purpose

Sustainability

Social Innovation

Innovation

Liam Black

Liam is passionate about culture, talent and the ‘digital revolution’ and how to lead better in these changing times.  He is an authority on leadership and lessons learnt from being a CEO!

We say:

  • Great with Executive audiences
  • Talks with great humour and candour
  • Thought leader on social innovation
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Sue Stephenson

Former Executive, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Culture

Leadership

Purpose

Service Excellence

Social Innovation

Sue Stephenson

During her time leading The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company global Human Resources team, Sue oversaw rapid global growth of the organisation. She provided strategic direction to strengthen the Great Place to Work culture and the delivery of service excellence. 

We say:

• Practical insights on creating a Great Place to Work culture and service excellence
• Inspiring storyteller
• Great with Executive audiences

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Jonny Combe

UK CEO, PayByPhone

Digital Disruption

Innovation

Leadership

Jonny Combe

Jonny is an engaging and charismatic speaker who will energise your audiences with his fun yet insightful learnings. He helps audiences find creative ways to do new and exciting things within the often rigid confines of a large corporation.

We say:

• Highly engaging and humorous
• Authority on innovation and digital disruption
• Innovating the business from the inside

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Lars Kolind

Chairman, Serial Entrepreneur, Professor, Author

Leadership

Purpose

Innovation

Social Innovation

Transformation

Lars Kolind

Lars is a prolific speaker, philanthropist and author, his book is Unboss and its thesis is as straightforward as it is radical: the purpose of business is to be useful, and if the business really is useful and well run, it will end up making lots of money.

We say:

• Authority on disruptive change
• Provocative and challenging, but always humorous
• Great with Executive audiences

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Peter Keen

Director of Sport Advancement, Loughborough University & Former Performance Director, UK Sport

Leadership

Purpose

Culture

Transformation

Peter Keen

Peter is a visionary speaker, coach and leader with a background in international high-performance sport. He has a proven track record in using sporting techniques and insights in a business setting.

We say:

• Authority on high-performance
• Provides practical tools to implement straight away
• Great with Executive audiences

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Simon Calver

Chairman, Moo.com

Leadership

Transformation

Innovation

Digital Disruption

Simon Calver

Simon has a wealth of experience in leading early stage businesses and as CEO of LOVEFiLM, the online DVD and digital entertainment company, which he led for seven years from post venture capital-backed start-up to the sale to Amazon.

We say:

  • Provides valuable insight and leanings
  • Great with Executive audiences
  • Highly engaging
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Sophie Patrikios

Former Senior Director, Workplace Strategy, LEGO Group

Culture

Transformation

Sophie Patrikios

Sophie shares how organisations should change from traditional ways of working to more productive workplaces, technology and behaviours. At LEGO Group, her work resulted in Activity Based Working,  which combined improvements in online collaboration, inspiring physical work environments and behavioural change interventions to create the best possible work experience.

We say:

• An authority on change management
• Inspiring workplace environments & impact on culture 

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Steve Cadigan

Silicon Valley based Thought Leader, Advisor and Coach

Culture

Digital Disruption

Innovation

Leadership

Steve Cadigan

Steve is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest properties when it comes to people, talent and culture. As Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC, a Silicon Valley-based talent strategies advisory firm, Steve talks to organisations worldwide on how to develop winning talent solutions.

We say:

• Insights into people, talent & building great cultures
• Authority on the future of work & the workplace
• How to leverage culture to scale profitably 
• Great with Executive audiences

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Stuart Tootal

Former Commander 3 PARA in Afganistan

Leadership

Resilience

Purpose

Culture

Stuart Tootal

Stuart builds a candid and self-effacing portrayal of his experiences to focus on leadership, planning and decision making, team building and succeeding in challenging environments by placing an emphasis on the importance of organisational culture and ethos. 

We say:

• Unique story of leading challenging environments
• Insights into decision making, team building and organisational culture
• Highly engaging and impactful storyteller

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Ray Davis

Executive Chair, Umpqua Holdings Corporation & Umpqua Bank

Culture

Leadership

Service Excellence

Transformation

Purpose

Ray Davis

Ray pioneered a customer-centric banking strategy and culture that transformed Umpqua Holdings Corporation and challenged the industry as a whole. In 1994 he reimagined how a bank delivers its products and services, and set out to reinvent what a bank could look like and operate, and how it engages the communities it serves.

We say:

  • A brilliant storyteller, speaking with authenticity and humour
  • Authority on service excellence and culture
  • Great with Executive audiences
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Mark Palmer

Co-Founder, Cawston Press & Former Marketing Director, Pret A Manger 

Culture

Leadership

Service Excellence

Sustainability

Mark Palmer

Mark’s shares his insights from Pret A Manger of how creating a Great Place to Work culture drives employee engagement, service excellence and ultimately sales.

We say:

• Practical insights on creating a Great Place to Work culture and service excellence
• Insightful and engaging speaker

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Mike Barry

Former Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer and Director at Mikebarry.co Limited

Culture

Leadership

Purpose

Sustainability

Mike Barry

Mike Barry is a change agent, committed to helping business big and small, new and established to prepare for and succeed in the great sustainability disruption that will wash through the economy in the 2020s.

We say:

• Insightful and candid
• Authority on sustainability

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Kresse Wesling

Co-Founder of Elvis and Kresse

Leadership

Purpose

Sustainability

Kresse Wesling

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.

We say:

• Engaging and thought-provoking
• Authority on sustainability

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Tessa Clarke

Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO

Leadership

Purpose

Sustainability

Tessa Clarke

Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, with over 1.5 million users worldwide. Tessa’s passionate and thought provoking presentation style consistently gets rave reviews from audiences, and guarantees that they will leave thinking about the world, and their organisation, differently.

We say:

• Engaging and thought-provoking
• Authority on sustainability

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Alison Platt

Former CEO, Countrywide

Leadership

Transformation

Resilience

Alison Platt

How do you cope when things don’t go as you were expecting? As CEO of Countrywide, the UK listed residential and commercial property group, Alison was driving a change programme through the organisation including a ‘retail’ approach to selling homes. She talks candidly about the challenges she faced.

We say:

• Engaging and thought-provoking
• Candid and humorous

Booking Information

Why Wavelength?

Wavelength is first and foremost a leadership business and we research, approach and use all the speakers we represent for our own events - as such we understand their strengths, the optimum format for their sessions and can vouch for their credibility.

We can discuss reduced rates for charities and social enterprises.

If there is a speaker you have in mind but you cannot see them on our site, please do ask us as invariably we will be able to get in touch with them.

The booking process

Upon your initial call with us we will go through all the details of the event: objective, audience, theme and budget and suggest speakers who we believe fit your requirements. We then liaise with the speakers to ascertain their availability and will make sure they provisionally hold the date in their diaries.

Once you have decided who you would like to move forward with, we will issue you a contract for signing. We will confirm the date with the chosen speaker.

Upon signing of the contract we require 50% of the speaker fee to be paid in advance.

Speaker fees vary according to the length of the presentation and the experience of the speaker, so we will discuss all fees with you over the phone. Fees are exclusive of VAT. You will also be liable to pay for any expenses incurred by the speaker such as travel, accommodation and subsistence. These costs are billed after the event with the final 50% of the fee.

To book a speaker please email Sarah Dryden or call 07717 716952.

Briefing your speaker

Once we have received the signed contract we will organise a briefing call with you and the speaker.

Once all timings and logistics have been discussed we will manage all the speakers’ logistical requirements. We will also ensure you receive any AV requirements and presentations in good time for your event.

We do require you to seek permission up front if you want to film or otherwise record our speaker at your event. Please ask to see our full terms and conditions for more information.

Cancellation terms

Please ask to see our full terms and conditions.

For more information on any of our speakers please contact Sarah

If you would like more information on any of the speakers featured on SpeakersHub please do complete the contact form with the name(s) of the speakers you are interested in and I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

Alternatively call me on +44 (0)7717 716952

 

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