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Nov 11 2016

Peter Waterman

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Record Producer, Songwriter, Radio and Club DJ, Television Presenter

Peter WatermanPete Waterman rose from a working class Coventry kid to the global pop phenomenon today, producing and writing over 200 hit songs in the last 25 years, including smash hits for Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Steps. In recent years, Pete’s celebrity status has soared thanks to his involvement in TV talent shows Pop Idol, Pop Stars – the Rivals and Pop Idol 2. A very successful entrepreneur, Pete has many business interests.

“Music Legend”


In detail

A late developer who couldn’t read until he was thirteen, Pete started his working life as a fireman in Wolverhampton in 1961. He subsequently worked as a gravedigger and for General Electric, where he became a shop steward aged 19. As a boy, born in 1947 amidst the war-shattered ruins of Coventry, he had sold coal from the back of a pram to augment the family income. Most people will know Pete from his success in the 1980s when he was a member of the highly successful music trio Stock Aitken Waterman.


What he offers you

After spending more than four decades in the entertainment business, Pete Waterman’s depth of knowledge and his breadth of experience is unsurpassed. His passion, drive and talent have helped ensure that he remains a musical force to be reckoned with. Amongst his many awards and accolades he has been a winner of British Phonographic Industry Award for Best British Producer in 1988 and was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2005 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to music as composer and producer.


How he presents

Pete Waterman’s speeches are full of anecdotes and little-known pop facts about his incredible journey that took him to the multi-millionaire record producer and celebrity status he now enjoys.

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Nov 07 2016

Roberto Saviano

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Italian Journalist & Writer

Roberto SavianoRoberto Saviano is the author of the book that inspired the prize-winning movie Gomorra. He uses literature and reportage to analyse reality and his first book, ‘Gomorra’, soon became a bestseller. In 2008, six Nobel Prize-awarded authors and intellectuals (Orhan Pamuk, Dario Fo, Rita Levi Montalcini, Desmond Tutu, Günter Grass, and Mikhail Gorbachev) published an article in which they say that they side with Saviano against Camorra.

Because of his courageous stance, he is considered a “national hero” by author-philosopher Umberto Eco


In detail

Roberto Saviano graduated in philosophy at the University of Naples Federico II. As a journalist, he collaborates with L’Espresso and La Repubblica, and other magazines including: Nuovi Argomenti, Lo Straniero, Nazione Indiana and Sud. The New York Times placed ‘Gomorrah’ amongst the most important books of 2007, while The Economist included it among the hundred books of the year. Saviano is the only Italian to be placed in both lists. As a consequence of the book’s outstanding success and of its uncompromising attack on organized crime, Roberto Saviano received a number of serious death threats that obliged the Italian authorities to provide him with 24-hour police protection.


What he offers you

Roberto Saviano employs prose and news-reporting style to narrate the story of the Camorra (a powerful Neapolitan mafia-like organization), exposing its territory and business connections. He provides insights into his personal journey into the violent international empire of Naple’s organized crime system. With his shaved head, dark close-cropped beard and piercing eyes, Saviano has become a symbol of the fight against organized crime for a new generation of Italians.


How he presents


Roberto Saviano’s presentations are fascinating and delivered in his unique style, powerful and intriguing.

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Nov 04 2016

David Almond

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British Award Winning Author

David AlmondDavid Almond is an acclaimed author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim. He is one of thirty children’s writers to win the biennial, international Hans Christian Anderson Award, “the world’s most prestigious prize in children’s literature”. For the 70th anniversary of the British Carnegie Medal in 2007, his debut novel ‘Skellig’ (1998) was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works. David’s work is translated into more than 20 languages.

“One of the finest British writers”


In detail

Educated at the University of East Anglia and Newcastle Polytechnic, after graduating, David worked as a teacher before moving to a remote artists’ commune in Norfolk to concentrate on his writing. He is an experienced creative writing teacher and has worked for the Arvon Foundation, for schools, colleges and universities and is in demand as a speaker at festivals and conferences around the world. David is the recipient of numerous prestigious global awards.


What he offers you

A powerful storyteller, David has lectured, done extensive book tours and has taught at several educational institutions around the globe. His emotional and magical writing make him an extraordinary guest at a wide range of events.


How he presents

David Almond is a wonderful writer whose highly popular and critically acclaimed work have made him a firm favourite among young readers, teachers and parents and a sought after speaker at conferences around the globe.

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Jun 20 2016

Lars Ulrich

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Metallica’s Drummer

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal/thrash metal band Metallica. He is a vital part of the songwriting core and also a supreme communicator, adept at handling all matters out of the studio and off the stage, and being the self-confessed biggest fan of Metallica, it has seen him surface at critical points in the band’s career to both protect and inspire the creative interests of the band.

“Passionate, driven and a dynamic force at the heart of Metallica”


In detail

Lars was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the summer of 1980 to train in the sport of tennis. However, rather than playing tennis, he began playing the drums. He became known as a pioneer of fast thrash drum beats, featured on many of Metallica’s early songs. He has also been considerably influential due to both the popularity of his band, as well as his drum techniques, such as the double bass drum in the song “One” (…And Justice for All) and Dyer’s Eve


What he offers you

Lars Ulrich offers unique and flexible corporate events customised for individual organisations. He teaches how to play the drums on his own drum kit while telling stories from the world of rock n roll, with the opportunity to build energy, encourage team work, break down corporate barriers and just generally have the best time ever.


How he presents

Using his own life experiences, Lars engages and motivates and encourages, challenges and inspires participants to step beyond their perceived limitations.

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Apr 29 2016

Neal Fullerton

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Highly Engaging and Sought After Presenter Using “Music to Motivate”

Neal FullertonNeal Fullerton is passionate about the power of music to engage us. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences throughout Scandinavia and his dynamic interactive musical sessions are a powerful metaphor to explore teamwork. Using the simplest of musical instruments – (tuned plastic tubes called “Boomwhackers”) handed out to each member of the audience – Neal can get 500 people working together to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

“A unique and highly interactive musician”


In detail

Neal brings to his talks a wealth of very diverse experience. His journey has led him from the Royal College of Music, to music therapy and then real-world experience as a musician and entertainer. Along the way he has also run successful sales teams with several international blue-chip companies in the UK such as Pilkington and Bausch & Lomb. In Scandinavia he has developed and taught international courses on business presentation skills for major oil companies such as ConocoPhillips and Statoil. This combination of experience in entertainment, business and communication makes for a very compelling speaker.


What he offers you

Neal’s interactive musical sessions will give any companies a tremendous boost of positive energy and vividly remind them of what can be done with effective teamwork. He will transform the “audience” into “participants”, actively engaged in the session. This atmosphere of engagement and participation can also spread to benefit the entire conference.


How he presents

Audiences enjoy Neal’s passion, sense of humour and his genuine pleasure at sharing his knowledge. He presents in an entertaining way using music as a metaphor for teamwork and demonstrates how the skills needed to play music together are also transferrable to working together.

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Apr 20 2014

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity Chef and TV Personality

Jamie Oliver SpeakerJamie Oliver, the Naked Chef, was named the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry when he topped the inaugural CatererSearch 100 in 2005. He has also written columns for The Times newspaper, GQ, Marie Claire and Delicious magazines. In 2003, he was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. His television programmes include The Naked Chef, Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s Kitchen Australia, Jamie’s School Dinners, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape and Jamie’s Ministry of Food (2008).

The first man on the GH cover since King George V in 1937


In detail

Jamie grew up surrounded by good food: his parents ran the Cricketers pub in Essex and, from the age of eight, he started cooking and helping the chefs. The first series that featured Jamie’s cooking was the Naked Chef, an overnight success, attracting the kind of audience that wouldn’t normally watch food programmes. The book that accompanied the series became a bestseller and the young chef, always fully clothed, was catapulted into the limelight. Wanting to create something positive using his wealth and fame, Jamie conceived and established the Fifteen charity restaurant where he trained 15 disadvantaged young people to work in the hospitality industry. Following the success of the original restaurant in London, more Fifteens have opened around the globe.


What he offers you

A great proponent of fresh organic foods, Jamie believes it’s crucial to get people excited about cooking good food again and to pass it on to as many friends, colleagues and family as possible. Having been the public face of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain in the UK since 1998, appearing on television and radio advertisements and in-store promotional material he is known both in the UK and internationally, having starred as one of the judges in the 2008 US series The Big Give hosted by Oprah Winfrey on ABC among other appearances.


How he presents

Jamie’s natural charisma, charm and down-to-earth style in front of live audiences make him a highly sought-after personality at any event, wowing all generations of food lovers with his fresh, no-nonsense cooking style and his inspiring recipes.

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Jul 10 2013

Kate Adie

Award Winning Television Journalist; Chief News Correspondent for BBC TV

Kate Adie SpeakerKate Adie is the award winning journalist. Kate became the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent in 1989. Since then she has covered major international crises, including the Gulf War, conflicts in former Yugoslavia and events in the Gulf, Armenia, Albania, Rwanda, Kosovo, China and Sierra Leone. Kate won awards for her coverage of Northern Ireland, the American bombing of Tripoli and the student uprising in China in 1989 and in 1993 was awarded an OBE.

“One of the best known female war correspondents of recent times”


In detail

Kate’s broadcasting career with BBC started in 1968 when she joined local radio in Durham as a studio technician. She moved to BBC Radio Bristol in 1970 as a producer specialising in farming and arts programmes before joining TV outside broadcasts to direct sport and religious programmes. She joined BBC TV News in 1979 from BBC regional TV, having been a reporter in Plymouth, Southampton and Brighton. She covered general news stories for the network, including many overseas and spent two years as Court Correspondent.


What she offers you

Kate uses her considerable experience to entertain and educate decision makers from all fields with her insight into world events many of which she has witnessed firsthand.


How she presents


A well known face to television viewers, Kate is an experienced speaker and continues to be in great demand at prestigious events world-wide.
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Apr 23 2012

Niki Lauda

Former Formula One World Champion

Niki Lauda speakerNiki Lauda is probably known as one of the best Formula 1 racing drivers the sport has ever seen. This three-time World Champion survived one of the worst, fiery crashes ever seen in Formula 1 only to walk away from a near-certain 4th title in 1976. His triumphant second career in the mid-1980s with McLaren saw him as the elder statesman of F1 and the tutor of young “Professor” Alain Prost.

“To finish first, one must first finish.”


In detail

After recapturing the F1 title in 1977 with Ferrari, Niki abruptly quit to join Bernie Ecclestone’s emergent Brabham-Alfa Romeo team. He won two races for Brabham before, once again, abruptly retiring in 1979 to devote all his efforts to his then-fledgling airline, Lauda Air. He could not resist the urge to make a comeback, and in 1982 he rejoined Formula 1, winning his third GP after returning and the 1984 title. Finally giving in to the years, he retired for good with 25 GP wins after the 1985 season. After retiring he returned to running his airline, Lauda Air. Ousted by boardroom politics after a sale to majority partner Austrian Airlines in 1999, he managed the Jaguar Formula One racing team 2001-2002. In late 2003, he started a new airline, Niki.


What he offers you

Drawing upon his experiences both as a world class racing driver and businessman, Niki entertains his audiences with his presentations in which he shows the importance of teamwork, motivation and success.


How he presents

Niki Lauda is a sought after speaker at company conferences and seminars around the globe. His entertaining and motivational presentations make him a popular choice.
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Mar 26 2012

Peter Waterman

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Record Producer, Songwriter, Radio and Club DJ, Television Presenter

Peter Waterman speakerPete Waterman rose from a working class Coventry kid to the global pop phenomenon today, producing and writing over 200 hit songs in the last 25 years, including smash hits for Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Steps. In recent years, Pete’s celebrity status has soared thanks to his involvement in TV talent shows Pop Idol, Pop Stars – the Rivals and Pop Idol 2. A very successful entrepreneur, Pete has many business interests.

“Music Legend”


In detail

A late developer who couldn’t read until he was thirteen, Pete started his working life as a fireman in Wolverhampton in 1961. He subsequently worked as a gravedigger and for General Electric, where he became a shop steward aged 19. As a boy, born in 1947 amidst the war-shattered ruins of Coventry, he had sold coal from the back of a pram to augment the family income. Most people will know Pete from his success in the 1980s when he was a member of the highly successful music trio Stock Aitken Waterman.


What he offers you

After spending more than four decades in the entertainment business, Pete Waterman’s depth of knowledge and his breadth of experience is unsurpassed. His passion, drive and talent have helped ensure that he remains a musical force to be reckoned with. Amongst his many awards and accolades he has been a winner of British Phonographic Industry Award for Best British Producer in 1988 and was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2005 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to music as composer and producer.


How he presents

Pete Waterman’s speeches are full of anecdotes and little-known pop facts about his incredible journey that took him to the multi-millionaire record producer and celebrity status he now enjoys.
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Oct 07 2011

Nigel Kennedy

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Multi-Award Winning Violinist

Nigel Kennedy speakerNigel Kennedy is a multi-award winning and world-wide renowned skilful violinist. For over twenty-five years, he has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. He made his reputation with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. More recently he has concentrated on composing and more pop influenced work.

“He is the best selling classical violinist of all time”


In detail

During his career Nigel Kennedy has undertaken countless international tours, performing with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, from Europe to the United States to Australia. Major debuts have included London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, his New York orchestral debut in 1987 and his 2004 French debut. His passion is jazz. He has a jazz quintet in Krakow, Poland, where he lives forpart of the year. He has attracted an enormous amount of worldwide media attention throughout his extraordinary career. His television appearances have been wide and varied and he has given numerous public and private performances for members of the British royal family.


What he offers you

Nigel’s virtuoso technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. His strength is his remarkable sensitivity in caressing a melody to life.


How he presents

Nigel is almost as well known for shunning classical-music traditions, his expletive-strewn “mockney” language and his shambolic attire, as he is for his fabulous, if sometimes controversial, interpretations of classical music.
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