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During these times of remote working and increased isolation it’s never been more important to provide leaders with access to the latest thinking, inspiration, and applicable tools and ideas. This can now be done very effectively, virtually. 

Wavelength’s eSpeakersHub provides your leaders with facilitated access to world-class practitioners they can question, probe, and debate with live. Practitioners who can talk authentically, from first-hand experience – providing your leaders with inspiration, education and provocation.

Our speakers can share lessons learned and top tips on fully interactive virtual platforms. Our facilitators will dive into areas of particular interest, ensure no questions go unanswered, and engage audiences with votes and polls.

 

"The ability to hear world- class leaders share their honest and insightful stories and interact with other likeminded leaders on Wavelength webinars is a unique and powerful way to equip yourself with the knowledge to lead effectively through challenging times."
Paul Bufton, Vice-President, EMEA NBCUniversal Brand Development

 

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Whether it’s a virtual fire-side chat for senior leaders to access peers or a webinar to provide stimulation for your whole workforce, we have the perfect speaker.

As a specialist leadership business providing leaders with access to some of the world’s most progressive organisations, not a speaker’s bureau, all our speakers have contributed to our own programmes. As such we have a deep understanding of their themes and insights and know the best format for them to deliver their messages.

To find out more about how we can deliver for you in a virtual setting, click below to download our eSpeakersHub brochure.

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Adrian Simpson

Co-Founder and Chief Connector, Wavelength

Innovation and Disruption

Culture

Customer Centricity

Adrian Simpson

Wavelength Co-founder Adrian shares insights and stories gathered from over 25 years of visiting the boardrooms and shop floors of some of the world’s most innovative, successful and admired companies, including; Alibaba, Netflix, Apple, Tesla, Airbnb, LEGO, Google, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

 

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Alison Platt

Non-Exec Director, Tesco & Former CEO, Countrywide

 

Leadership in Uncertainty

Resilience and Wellbeing

Personal Leadership

Alison Platt

Alison is one of UK’s most experienced corporate leaders. A former CEO of FTSE 250 organisation, Alison is a NED on the main board of Tesco’s, Chair of a division of Legal & General, and a NED at Dechra – the world’s leading manufacturer of veterinarian drugs. A fantastically energised, insightful, honest speaker.

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Antonia Hock

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

Culture

Customer Centricity

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. 

 

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Dr Aravind Srinivasan

Director of Projects, Aravind Eye Care System

Purpose

Personal Leadership

Dr Aravind Srinivasan

A top leader at the iconic Aravind Eye Care System, the world’s largest eye care provider. No other organisation combines such clarity of purpose (to eliminate needless blindness) with world-beating operational excellence, productivity, and profitability to achieve social impact at staggering scale. Harvard, Wharton have both done case studies.

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Barbie Brewer

CPO at LoveToKnow Media, Former CPO Git Lab, Former VP of HR at Netflix

Leading Virtually

Barbie Brewer

Barbie has unparalleled, practical experience on how to lead a virtual-organisation - as CPO at Git Lab, with over 1k employees operating across 55 countries and a $2bn valuation with NO offices! She can provide tangible top tips on every aspect from how to communicate, appraise, build teams, measure culture through to how to present.

 

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Chris Moran

Editor Strategic Projects, The Guardian Media Group

Culture

Building Agility

Customer Centricity

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.

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Christina Boutrup

Leading China Analyst and Thought-Leader

Innovation and Disruption

Inside China

Building Agility

Christina Boutrup

Without any fanfare China is taking a quantum leap. In recent years it’s been experiencing a tech revolution that is set to shift the world’s balance of power and post COVID-19 Chinese companies are already creating new business models that will affect us all. Christina is a journalist, TV host and best-selling author of The Great Tech Revolution: How China is shaping our Future.

 

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Dan Cobley

Entrepreneur, NED at Admiral Insurance & former Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland 

Innovation and Disruption

Building Agility

Dan Cobley

A former Google Exec, Dan has been at the fore of FinTech since 2014, is co-founder of ClearScore, and Salary Finance and is an advisor and investor in a number of start-up’s. Dan is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and his TEDTalk on Physics and Marketing has been watched by over a million people.

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Dave Ridley

Senior Advisor to the CEO of Southwest Airlines

Culture

Personal Leadership

Customer Centricity

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.

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Professor David Gosset

Global Affairs & Expert in International Relations

Innovation and Disruption

Inside China

Professor David Gosset

Professor Gosset, is the founder of the Europe-China Forum and is a global-affairs and international relations expert who has written extensively on China’s transformation and its global impact.

 

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David Gram

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

Innovation and Disruption

Building Agility

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”.

 

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David Pemsel

Former Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Media Group

Innovation and Disruption

Leadership in Uncertainty

Building Agility

David Pemsel

As CEO of Guardian Media Group, David was responsible for the remarkable digital transformation of the business by adopting agile working methodologies and putting data driven, customer centric practices at the heart. This resulted in The Guardian going from a forecast loss of $100m in 2015 to its first operating profit for 25 years in 2019.

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Dawn Airey

Chair, FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship Board & Former CEO Getty Images

Diversity and Inclusion

Personal Leadership

Leadership in Uncertainty

Dawn Airey

Dawn is a candid and engaging speaker who talks about the lessons she's learned being one of the UK’s most senior media figures.  

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Drew Povey

Leadership and Transformation Specialist & Author 

Culture

Leadership in Uncertainty

Resilience and Wellbeing

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.

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Edleen John

Inclusion Advisory Board at The FA & Former Director, Co-Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality at KPMG

 

Personal Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion

Edleen John

Edleen John FCIPD is a multi-award-winning Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging & Culture Expert & Consultant.  She is an engaging, open and thought-provoking speaker who shares her experience and knowledge of the challenges, benefits and solutions to diversity and inclusion within organisation.

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Faisal Rahman

Founder & MD, Fair Finance

Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership in Uncertainty

Faisal Rahman

Faisel has worked in the field of financial exclusion for 20 years designing financial products for the ‘unbanked’. He is an occasional columnist for The Guardian on financial exclusion issues and was elected President of the European Microfinance Network in 2012 where he has helped develop EU wide policy on fostering financial inclusion across the continent.

 

 

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Geoff McDonald

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

Resilience and Wellbeing

Purpose

Sustainability

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.

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Guin Batten

Head of Strategy and Development, British Canoeing

Leadership in Uncertainty

Resilience and Wellbeing

Teamwork

Guin Batten

Guin is an Olympic silver medalist in the quadruple scull, world record holder for the fastest solo crossing of the English Channel and skippered the first British women’s crew across the North Atlantic. Her stories about leading teams into the extreme provides powerful insights into how female teams have survived and flourished doing the apparently impossible.

 

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Helen Hyde

Portfolio Woman and coach, former Board a member of the John Lewis Partnership

Culture

Leadership in Uncertainty

Personal Leadership

Helen Hyde

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

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Hilary Berg

Social Change and Communications Specialist

 

Sustainability

Hilary Berg

Hilary is a social change campaigner and communications strategist who leads on Sustainability and CSR for Iceland Foods. She has twice been named ‘UK outstanding independent practitioner’ by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and her work has won multiple industry awards.

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Ian Rowe

Emmy Award winning CEO, Leader, Social Entrepreneur and Author 

Purpose

Personal Leadership

Ian Rowe

A fantastic orator and proud product of the NYC public school system, Ian subsequently graduated from Harvard and has spent 20+ years working for iconic organisation including MTV, Gates Foundation and The White House to effect positive change in the lives of young people worldwide.

 

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Jude Kelly CBE

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

Diversity and Inclusion

Resilience and Wellbeing

Personal Leadership

Jude Kelly CBE

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. 

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Kresse Wesling

Co-Founder of Elvis and Kresse

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.

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Lars Kolind

Chairman, Serial Entrepreneur, Professor, Author

Leadership in Uncertainty

Innovation and Disruption

Personal Leadership

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.

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Liam Black

Co-Founder Wavelength & Former CEO, Fifteen

Culture

Sustainability

Innovation and Disruption

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!

 

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Lisa Gansky

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Instigator

Innovation and Disruption

Building Agility

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.

 

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Lucy Adams

CEO of Disrupted HR, Speaker and Writer & Former HR Director, BBC

Leadership in Uncertainty

Resilience and Wellbeing

Personal Leadership

Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams is one of the most innovative and inspirational speakers in the HR profession. Having led HR in major organisations such as the BBC she knows why HR has to change and offers genuinely fresh perspectives on how to do it.

 

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Mike Barry

Former Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer

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.

 

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Dr Myriam Sidibe

Founder, Brands on a Mission & Former Exec at Unilever

 

Purpose

Dr Myriam Sidibe

Dr Myriam Sidibe is an articulate and passionate speaker on how organisations can do tremendous good in the world, while promoting their long-term profitability.  She goes beyond the passive, tired philanthropy of corporate social responsibility, and talks about how businesses can directly engage in addressing major social problems.

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Nick Walkley

Social Change and Communications Specialist

 

Leadership in Uncertainty

Personal Leadership

Nick Walkley

Nick is widely seen as one of the country’s leading public sector innovators and change makers. He has been at the helm of two of the country’s most diverse and challenging local authorities – Haringey and Barnet Councils – before joining the Homes and Communities Agency.

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Paul Campbell

Chief Innovation Officer, W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore-tex)

Innovation and Disruption

Building Agility

Paul Campbell

A serial intrapreneur, advisor to World Economic Forum and lecturer at Berkley, Paul is currently Chief Innovation Officer for WL Gore & Associates, the legendary innovator behind Gore-Tex. 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.

 

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Per Hjuler

Former SVP & member of Corporate Management, The Lego Group

 

Innovation and Disruption

Culture

Leadership in Uncertainty

Per Hjuler

Per has worked at LEGO for over 21 years. He has seen the organisation through upturns and well as in crisis. He was a key player in the turnaround of the LEGO in the 2000’s. Per is passionate about strategy, business and talent development - always through the lens of the brand.

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Peter Keen

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

Teamwork

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.

 

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Ray Davis

Executive Chair, Umpqua Holdings Corporation & Umpqua Bank

Culture

Personal Leadership

Customer Centricity

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.

 

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Richard Addy

Director & Co-Founder, AKAS

 

Storytelling

Richard Addy

Richard is an expert in fusing together audience insights, strategy formulation, creative development and communications for greater business impact – all based on facilitation through creative storytelling.

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Rob Burnet

Chief Executive, Well Told Story

Storytelling

Rob Burnet

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

 

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Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Fire Officer, Author & Speaker

 

Resilience and Wellbeing

Leadership in Uncertainty

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is now one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK. She speaks with great eloquence on how to make decisions in a crisis.

 

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Sari Brody

Former Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manger at Inka Group (Ikea)

 

 

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

 

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Sir Martin Narey

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

Leadership in Uncertainty

Personal Leadership

Sir Martin Narey

As former Director General of the Prison Service and CEO at Barnardo’s, Martin has led in some of the toughest, most exposed environments. He speaks with profound honesty and authenticity about leading change, his struggles with leadership, and lessons learned.

 

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Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Marketing Society and Author of "Lead at Speed"

Building Agility

Resilience and Wellbeing

Sophie Devonshire

Sophie is the Author of Superfast –Lead at Speed, a bestselling leadership business book on how pace can drive performance. The book draws on hundreds of interviews with leaders of highly successful businesses and provides ideas and inspiration for leaders to grow their business fast.

 

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Sophie Patrikios

Former Senior Director, Workplace Strategy, LEGO Group

Culture

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.

 

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Steve Cadigan

Silicon Valley based Thought Leader, Advisor and Coach

Culture

Leadership in Uncertainty

Future of Work

Steve Cadigan

A former top LinkedIn HR executive and one of the world’s leading authorities on future of work and talent. Steve has worked with the likes of Amazon, Google, Twitter, Slack, and the BBC, and appeared on NBC, CNN and in the Harvard Business Review.

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Stuart Tootal

Former Commander 3 PARA in Afganistan

Leadership in Uncertainty

Resilience and Wellbeing

Teamwork

Stuart Tootal

Former Commander of 3PARA in Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his outstanding leadership, Stuart speaks with great eloquence about resourcefulness, resilience, leadership and teamwork in the toughest possible circumstances.

 

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Baroness Sue Campbell

Director of Women's Football, The FA & Former Chair of UK Sport

Culture

Leadership in Uncertainty

Personal Leadership

Baroness Sue Campbell

In the three years before the UK won the London 2012 bid, Sue took an existing organisation, UK Sport, and transformed it, culturally and organisationally, into an organisation fit and ready to be the driving force behind the UK’s outstanding medal success

 

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Sue Garrard

Former EVP Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever

Resilience and Wellbeing

Sustainability

Purpose

Sue Garrard

Sue was responsible for leading and embedding Unilever’s ambitious USLP (the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan) into the business and ensuring progress against its 70+ time bound targets.

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Sue Stephenson

Former Executive, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Culture

Customer Centricity

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. 

 

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Tessa Clarke

Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO & Former Exec at Dyson

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.

 

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Tom Xiong

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor

 

Innovation and Disruption

Inside China

Tom Xiong

Tom Xiong is a Swedish-Chinese serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience of start-ups and digital transformation in Europe, US and Asia. He is also a host of Digitally China, one of the world’s largest English language podcasts about the Chinese technology sector.

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Dr Wanli Min

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

Innovation and Disruption

Inside China

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.

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Dr Zella King

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

Connectivity

The Personal Boardroom

Dr Zella King

To be as effective leader as possible, what is the diversity of the eco-system you can access? Who do you call to access the latest thinking? Who’s your connector? Mentor? Co-author of Who is in Your Personal Boardroom? Zella challenges leaders to stop networking and instead start thinking strategically about the network of people they need to surround themselves with.

 

 

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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