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Introducing our New Year Health & Wellness Speakers for Events 2022

26th Nov 2021

Get A Health-Kick this January with our Health and Wellness Speakers…

We all know the feeling – Christmas is over and you’ve had one mince pie too many, and now you feel like it’s time for a bit of a health kick… and you’re not alone.

This January thousands of us will make resolutions to become healthier, making this a fantastic opportunity to boost employee wellness.

Or maybe you run a health business and wish to engage with more clients and run more health-based events this year, then booking one of our health and fitness speakers could be the answer…

Whether you’re interested in taking part in one of the big events like ‘Veganuary’ or ‘Dry January‘ – or simply wish to boost your own physical health or mental wellness, our speakers are available to hire for motivational, team building talks that will give you the drive to achieve any health and wellness goal in 2022.


View our Top 10 Speakers for Health & Wellness Events this New Year –

1. Alex Staniforth
– Mental Health Speaker & Fundraiser.

Alex Staniforth is an adventurer who is no stranger to adversity. While battling his own mental health issues, Alex took to the outdoors and now encourages others to do the same. He is now a founding director of Mind Over Mountains, a charity to restore mental well-being and resilience through outdoor experiences.

Discover more about Alex Staniforth or contact us for more info or to book.

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2. Lauren Vaknine
– Holistic Health & Wellness Coach.

At age 2, Lauren Vaknine was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and by 18 she was wheelchair-bound and riddled from head to toe with the debilitation condition. It was only later in her life that Lauren realised the only way to get better was to take her health into her own hands, so she set about learning everything she could about the body and how to heal naturally from the root cause. It worked – and she went into remission.

Discover more about Lauren Vaknine or contact us for more info or to book.

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3. Kate Quilton
– Channel 4 Health Reporter.

What are we really putting into our bodies? Well, Channel 4’s ‘Food Unwrapped journalist Kate Quilton could provide the answer. In 2017, Kate also filmed the feature-length documentary World’s Best Diet (channel 4), investigating where in the world you can find the healthiest diet, so if you’re after a presenter with a background in food and health, Kate is a great choice!

Discover more about Kate Quilton or contact us for more info or to book.

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4. Pixie Turner
– Vegan Nutritionist.

Having a good mental mindset is also about eating well too – Pixie Turner AKA ‘Plant-Based Pixie’ is a registered nutritionist (RNutr) and science communicator. She graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction. She is the brains behind the brand – ‘Pixie Nutrition’ which aims to encourage a healthy relationship with food and debunk nutrition misinformation online. Pixie is a valuable speaker for events this Veganuary.

Discover more about Pixie Turner or contact us for more info or to book.

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5. Dean Edwards
– Masterchef Finalist & TV Chef.

A well-known face on the foodie festival scene, TV chef Dean Edwards is the author of three cookbooks Cook Slow, Mincespiration and most recently released Feel-Good Family Food. Dean aims to help get everyone cooking well with budget-friendly, nutritious ingredients.

His recipes may not always be the healthiest on the menu, but Dean’s recipes are sure to inspire you to pick up your apron and get creative in the kitchen. Just check out this gorgeous Apple Tart!

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Dean is also highly popular with our cruise ship clients having been re-booked many times travelling around the world, creating compelling cookery demos and chats for guests.

Discover more about Dean Edwards or contact us for more info or to book.


6. Lauren Windle
– Addiction Recovery.

Lauren Windle is a journalist, author and public speaker specialising in addictions. Working as an event and marketing executive in the City during her early 20s, Lauren developed a cocaine habit that quickly spiralled into an addiction.

In 2014, Lauren got clean and sober and started to put her life back together.  She now runs a recovery course for others who also struggle with unmanageable behaviours. The Recovery Course has seen many people recover from addictions to substances, food, gambling, sex, pornography and co-dependency, among others. The perfect motivational speaker for Dry January.

Discover more about Lauren Windle or contact us for more info or to book.

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7. James Wong
– TV Chef & Botanist 

Tv Chef, botanist and author James Wong provides a few ridiculously easy tips to dramatically improve the nutritional value of everything you eat from fruit and veg to carbs and coffee, thanks to the miracle of kitchen chemistry – the perfect way to optimise your health this year with a few neat tricks!

James is a unique blend of explorer, anthropologist, gardener, and ethnobotanical adventurer. His passion brings a new sense of life to old ways of cooking, and his sense of adventure is infectious.

Discover more about James Wong or contact us for more info or to book.


8. Lauren Mahon
– Cancer Awareness

How do you begin to describe the achievements of Lauren Mahon?

Lauren’s self-made female boss who took a devastating cancer diagnosis and; turned it into an online platform with a following of thousands, started a fundraising community that raises money for fellow cancer sufferers and created a successful merchandise company, all whilst also hosting her award-winning podcast, ‘You, Me & The Big C.’

Discover more about Lauren Mahon or contact us for more info or to book.  

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9. Ben Smith
– Mental Health, LGBTQ+

Growing up, Ben Smith wasn’t a runner. In fact, he wasn’t very sporty at all. Growing up, Ben suffered at the hands of bullies, picked on because of his weight and because he was gay. This hugely knocked his confidence and self-esteem. However, after suffering from a Transient Ischemic Attack (aka. an “incomplete stroke” at 29) Ben, who was 17 stone at the time, felt he needed to change the way he led his life for both his physical and mental health.

In 2015, Ben took on the incredible challenge of running 401 marathons in 401 days. Over the course of the challenge, he raised £330,000 for two anti-bullying charities. And from here the 401 Challenge was born.

Today, Ben is an inspirational keynote speaker who has delivered motivational talks to audiences all over the world, covering important issues of physical wellness, resilience, LGBTQ+ and mental wellbeing.

Discover more about Ben Smith or contact us for more info or to book.

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Recently, Great British Speakers director sat down with Ben for an episode of ‘A Chat With…’ a series where we interview some of the most inspirational and motivational speakers on the circuit. Watch the interview here.


10. Roman Kemp
– Men’s Mental Health

Back in March (2021), event host and radio presenter Roman Kemp hosted the hard-hitting documentary, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, which explored the growing concerns of mental health and suicide among young men. The documentary, which was highly praised, was a personal journey for Roman after his friend took his own life last year.

Discover more about Roman Kemp or contact us for more info or to book.

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Notable Mental Health Speakers

The hard-hitting truths in Roman’s documentary led us at Great British Speakers to dedicate a whole series of blogs around men’s wellness. These included; ‘Speaking up on Male Mental Health,’ ‘Losing Everything to Find Myself‘, with suicide awareness speaker Steve Carr and ‘Domestic Violence isn’t Gendered‘ with male domestic abuse survivor Andrew Pain.

Plus we also have ex-footballer turned professional mental health speaker Clarke Carlisle, who along with his wife Carrie delivering powerful, emotional, educational and inspiring speeches, which give an insight as to what it’s like to live with a mental illness and what it is like to live with someone with a mental illness.

Discover more about Clarke and Carrie Carlisle or contact us for more info or to book.

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Make an Enquiry.

If you’d like to book any of our talents, for our Top 10 Health and Fitness speakers, virtually or live, do get in touch.

Alternatively, if you need help finding a speaker then email us or call 01753 439 289 to speak with a member of the team, and we’ll happily help you with your search.

We look forward to helping you with your next project.


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A Chat With Motivational Speaker Claire Lomas MBE.

23rd Nov 2021

Introducing the Inspirational Claire Lomas…

In 2007, Claire Lomas was in a freak horse-riding accident that left her paralysed. After years of physiotherapy, Claire’s story made national headlines when she completed the 2012 London marathon, over a 17-day period, all while wearing a robotic ReWalk suit (pictured below) to help her walk to the finish line.

Today Claire is one of the most inspirational speakers on the circuit.

Through her talks, Claire demonstrates the utmost determination to succeed, no matter what obstacles life throws your way. Claire speaks openly about the challenges faced when turning her own life around after the accident and her truth, combined with her amazing sense of humour is just what makes Claire a truly engaging, motivational and inspirational speaker.

Here, Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farhman chats to Claire about her accident, overcoming challenges and how she became one of the country’s top motivational speakers.

Read More about Claire Lomas.

Disability History Month

November 18th – December 18th is Disability History Month and Claire’s motivational story is sure to inspire. From discussions on motivation, teamwork, overcoming adversity, to equality and prejudice identity, self-acceptance and so much more…

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Make An Enquiry

So if you’d like to book Claire Lomas – or perhaps you have another motivational speaker in mind, then do get in touch. Great British Speakers directors Jane Farnham and Steve Denison are on hand to help with any enquiry you may have – email bookings@greatbritishtalent.com or call +441753 439289 to speak to a member of the team directly.


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Motivational Disability Speakers for Equality and Inclusion

15th Nov 2021

The theme for this year’s Disability History Month is ‘Disability: Leadership, Research and Culture’ – and this is how our motivational disability speakers can help…

Hire Claire Lomas – Motivational Disability Speaker at Great British Speakers

People with disabilities still often face prejudice; in a world made for able-bodied people,  people with disabilities are often overlooked.

But we know that businesses and events are adapting and wanting to be more inclusive. Whether that’s making sure your venue is wheelchair and guide-dogs friendly or putting extra measures in place so you could hire someone who’s deaf or blind. 

And with a better understanding, we can provide even more opportunities and support to those with a disability. 

Our disability speakers are available to share their own experiences and discuss topics that are of everyday concern for disabled people.  From equality and prejudice to overcoming adversity, identity, self-acceptance and so much more…

Hire Sophie Morgan, Disability Rights Campaigner, Presenter and Business Woman at Great British Speakers

We are fortunate enough to be working alongside some incredible talents for this year’s Disability History Month, including; Claire Lomas (pictured top), Winston Ben ClementsKatie PiperMichael McgrathAde Adepitan (pictured below), Steve BrownLiz JohnsonAmit PatelSophie Morgan (pictured above), Stef ReidAmar LatifChris Fisher and Giles Long just to name a few…

Hire Paralympian turned presenter and motivational speaker Ade Adepitan at Great British Speakers

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So if you’d like to book any of these incredible speakers – or perhaps you have someone else in mind, then do get in touch.  Great British Speakers directors Jane Farnham and Steve Denison are on hand to help with any enquiry you may have – email bookings@greatbritishtalent.com or call +441753 439289 to speak to a member of the team directly.


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10 Reasons to Hire a Business Speaker

22nd Oct 2021

Whether it’s for a corporate event or company training day, hiring a professional business speaker can be extremely beneficial, so it’s important you choose a speaker who is going to engage and add value to your company and/or event.

So, here’s our top ten reasons as to why you should hire a business speaker for your next corporate event –

1. To Inspire 

One of the top reasons companies hire a speaker is to engage with and inspire their audience and/or staff. Inspirational talks are often antidotes of the speaker’s own life experiences and about overcoming adversity. As well as offering positivity and motivation, they also teach other essential skills relevant to business, such as perseverance and problem-solving. Many of these talks focus on mental health, achieving a better work-life balance and personal development.

2. To Motivate / Encourage Success

Inspirational and motivational speakers usually go hand-in-hand, as stories of inspiration are often used to motivate too. However, motivational talks do not always need to come from a place of self-discovery and adversity. Corporate speakers are often hired to give motivational talks to their clients on how to achieve in business in the form of a motivational keynote talk. They can also be useful for employee training – used to encourage success, create engagement, boost team skills and improve leadership.

Our motivational speakers are renowned for their knowledge, passion, and most essentially, their ability to coax the best out of those around them – whatever it takes, whatever and wherever the challenge. They’ll make a memorable and lasting impression on you for the unforgettable motivation they’ll have inspired within you.

3. For Resilience 

During challenging times (especially in the wake of lockdowns and Covid-19) speakers who offer talks on resilience are very empowering. A mix of story-style inspiration and motivational keynote, these speakers teach us that we can overcome trials whether within our personal lives or business lives.

4. To Increase Business Communication

If you’re looking to communicate an idea to your employees and/or audience, then hiring a corporate speaker, is a great way to do this. Perhaps, it’s a new business module you wish to pitch or a new commercial campaign – but having an experienced business speaker on board, who’s known for their success within your industry, can be a great way to increase your business profile and generate new ideas. Often a Q&A between the speaker and audience can also enhance communication and help circulate ideas also, as well as inspire, motivate and even challenge ideas from competitors.

5. To Enhance Leadership and Team-building Skills

Companies with poor management will struggle to succeed. But, by hiring a professional business speaker – like , you can improve your leadership skills and change the way you do business for the better. Leadership speakers also offer valuable information on team building, the future of business, communications, personal development, workplace equality and so much more…

To enhance your business management hire a one of these Leadership Speakers

‘Leading in the Next Normal‘ author R. Michael Anderson offers an experts Post Covid Leadership Talk for businesses learning to adapt from the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns. Or ”Navigate the Storm” with business expert Mark Denton; discover how to be an inspirational leader under pressure with RAF female front line pilot Mandy Hickson or challenge your ‘mental toughness’ with world-class business speaker, Penny Mallory (below).

Similarly, if your team does not have the knowledge or skills required in business, then this can really be detrimental to your company also.

Many business speakers offer tried and tested team-building exercises that can help overcome these obstacles, giving your employees practical skills to use within the workplace and out.

Furthermore, strong team communication and trust are also important, and building that trust should be a priority within any business. Not only will this help your business succeed, but is also extremely important that employees feel comfortable for their own well-being too.

6. To Facilitate Events

Hiring a professional conference facilitator to moderate your event can help to ensure your event runs smoothly and that the purpose of the engagement is met. It’s the facilitator’s role to introduce the session and any other speakers, to help keep to schedule, and to act as mediator so everyone gets heard.

7. To Entertain

Looking to lighten the mood? Then a corporate entertainer can offers something , but still can add immense value to your business event. Whether it’s a comedian, a magician or an uplifting after-dinner speaker, a corporate entertainer can ensure your event is one to remember.

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CLICK HERE to see how doctor turned magician Aaron Calvert is working with us, to offer our clients some truly unique corporate entertainment

8. To Promote Positive Mental Health

With one of the main causes of poor mental health being contributed to a negative and/or stressful work environment, business speakers are now being booked to discuss more often mental health within the workplace and its effect on business success and employee wellbeing. Furthermore, with men being significantly less likely to discuss their mental health with friends and family, it’s important that we (as employers, colleges and friends) encourage everyone to feel confident in speaking up when it comes to their own emotional wellbeing.

9. To Make Diversity, Equality & Inclusion (DEI) a Priority

Is your business really doing everything it can to be inclusive? With the aim to educate and inspire – diversity, equality and inclusion speakers have a resounding impact, helping businesses achieve inclusivity. These speakers are able to offer a true insight into DEI issues and culture, and offer valuable insight as to how your business take action against inequality.

By sharing their own personal tales, DEI speakers have tackled the challenges of discrimination in the workplace first-hand, making them powerful, emotive advocates for DEI for business and cultural change.

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Presenter & Author June Sarpong –  BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity and W:IE Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Network Co-Founder.

10. For Endorsement and Promotion.

If you’re looking to promote your brand or product, then hiring a well-known speaker or ‘Influencers‘ can help to enhance your business and sales through endorsements and promotion. On social media, influencers are extremely beneficial at attracting specific audiences and promoting your product and/or brand to them.

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TV personalities/Celebrities are often chosen here because they have a large online following which greatly indicates that audiences relate to, and trust in them, which then only reflects positivity on the brand also.

Influencers are often hired to also attend and speak at public events and company product launches, and may even work alongside your company to collaborate on new ideas and future products.


Make An Enquiry

If you’re looking to hire a business speaker for your next corporate event then get in touch with us! We have 100’s of business keynote speakers, after-dinner, conference facilitators, entertainers, hosts and more, so pop us your brief and we’ll provide you a personalised shortlist to match.

Contact janeandsteve@greatbritishuk.com or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Group Team.


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Entertainment For Your Work Christmas Events at Great British Speakers

11th Oct 2021

Last year even lockdown couldn’t dampen the Christmas Spirit as we all tried to celebrate with virtual Christmas celebrations! However this year, as businesses have re-opened, many are hoping to hold their Christmas events again in-person – and we couldn’t agree more!

So this year, we’re working alongside some of the most magical entertainers in the business, such as doctor-turned-mindreader and hypnotist Aaron Calvert. After swapping his stethoscope for the stage, Aaron now uses his charm and showmanship to fill theatres around the UK, on TV and at corporate events. This Christmas, Aaron is working alongside us to offer our clients something completely unique this festive season.
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And Aaron isn’t our only trickster proving that a corporate magician is a great way to entertain and intrigue your guests. Ben Hanlin (left) is just one of our close-up magicians – you may recognise him from the 12th season of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC, 2020).

View all of our Magicians available for Christmas events HERE

Looking for something different?

Well, at Great British Speakers we work alongside some of the country’s top comedians, corporate musicians and the best motivational after-dinner speakers too. So no matter what kind of end of year celebration you wish to hold, we’re certain our celebrity entertainers will captivate, inspire and ensure you have an event to remember!

Check out the best of British talents below…


Comedians

Hiring a popular comedian is one sure-fire way to spark some energy into your office Christmas party and we’re fortunate enough to be working alongside some of the best Comedians in the UK. From those listed below to the well-known talents of Lenny Henry, David Walliams and impressionist Debra Stephenson – all available to hire here for your Christmas event.

View all of our Comedians available for Christmas events Here


Musicians

Alternatively, if you want to get everyone up on the dance floor this Christmas, why not consider hiring a corporate band such as Get Funked (right) who are one of the most sought after and highly acclaimed bands in the events industry, with a reputation for excellence that precedes them around the corporate world.

View all of our Musicians available for Christmas events HERE


Interactive Demos and Tastings

Want to do something slightly different to bring your team together at your work Christmas party this year? Then why not book Wine Expert Joe Wadsack for a live (or virtual) winter wine tasting spectacular. Or perhaps a cosy Christmas cuppa with Jane Maylon’s afternoon tea is more your team’s style? Or would you rather bake some festive treats this Christmas, with TV Chef Dean Edwards or chocolatier Marc Demarquette? –

No matter what entertainment you’re after for your work Christmas event this year, directors Jane Farnhan and Steve Denison are here to help, contact janeandsteve@greatbritishuk.com to start the search to find your perfect interactive Christmas event entertainment.


After Dinner Speakers

Finding the perfect after-dinner speaker for your event can be difficult with so many options to choose from. Luckily, at Great British Speakers, we only work with the crème de la crème of the speaking world, making the decision far easier for busy event planners like you. After all, hiring an after-dinner speaker for a Christmas event can be a great way to motivate and inspire and promote positivity after a tough year re-adjusting to ‘the new normal.’


Event & Award Hosts

If at the end of another pretty tough year you’re looking to award your team, why not add a bit of Hollywood glamour and hold a very glitzy Christmas awards ceremony. What the prizes are is up to you, but when it comes to hosting, why not hire a presenter who is experienced in speaking with stars…

Event hosts such as Craig and Amy are no strangers to live hosting and will help ensure your event runs smoothly to see them in action – click on the links above to view their showreels. Alternatively, we have hundreds of voiceover artists who are experienced Voice of God announcers. Able to record live or provide pre-recorded audio, our artists have been announcers for the biggest events worldwide, including the Olympics 2012 Games and BAFTA.

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And if you’re after a recognisable voice, then you can now hire a Celebrity Voiceover with us too!

Just contact Great British Voicesalex@greatbritishvoices.co.uk for more info on how to hire a Celebrity Voiceover or ‘Voice of God‘ Artist for your Christmas event.


Make An Enquiry

If you wish to book any of our talents for your Christmas and/or New Year event, then do get in touch with Jane Farnham on 0044 1753 439289 or email jane@greatbritishspeakers.co.uk for more info.


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A Chat with Mark Denton – Sailing, Leadership and ‘Navigating the Storm.’

8th Oct 2021

Mark Denton’s story is a real-life case study of leadership and determination. Leading a diverse amateur team of sailors in the ”toughest around-the-world yacht race” – the BT Global Challenge, Mark had to endure and overcome some of the toughest hurdles and today shares his story.

As an award-winning leadership speaker, Mark is the perfect combination of motivational storyteller and insightful business expert, focussed on helping Leaders, Teams and Organisations ‘Navigate the storm’ through the turbulent waters of business today – as you can see from his talk below.

To find out more about Mark Denton’s motivational keynote talks, click here.


Want to hear more from Mark?

Well, Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farnham sat down with award winning leadership speaker Mark Denton as part of our interview series of “Great British Speakers” – Here’s what Mark had to say about how to overcome obstacles and how ‘ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things...’


Make an Enquiry.

To book award-winning Motivational Keynote Speaker Mark Denton, contact Jane Farnham and Steve Denison at janeandsteve@greatbritishuk.com or call  +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Group team.

Need advice on what Motivational or Keynote speaker is right for your business or event? Then Great British Speakers can help.

Just pop us an email or complete our enquiry form.

Did you know, you can even create your own shortlist with our convenient filter tool (just click on the star to add a speaker to your shortlist) – which you can then send to your team or clients?

It’s that easy!


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A Chat with Mandy Hickson – Motivational Female RAF Fighter Pilot.

27th Sep 2021

As a member of the Royal Airforce, Mandy Hickson was the only female pilot on the Front Line Tornado Squadron.

As a front line pilot, Mandy has navigated her way across some world’s most hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone over Iraq.  In charge of the latest weaponry, she and her unit were ready to drop ordnance on any target in support of operations.

Mandy now leads motivational keynote talks to businesses and leaders worldwide, sharing her experiences of working within an elite team of fast jet operators, to audiences with great clarity and humour, outlining how the same values apply within any environment.

As a keynote speaker, Mandy demonstrates only too well the importance of remaining calm under pressure and leading, quite literally, from the front, in order to get the best from herself and her team. You can read more about Mandy’s keynote talks here.


Here Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farnham had a chat with Mandy about her career as an RAF pilot and what makes her one of the most in-demand female Motivational Speakers in the UK.


Make an Enquiry.

To book motivational speaker Mandy Hickson to talk at your next live or virtual event, contact Jane Farnham at jane@greatbritishuk.com or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British UK Team.

Did you know?
You can now also create your own shortlist with our convenient filter tool (just click on the star to add a speaker to your shortlist) – which you can then send to your team or clients. But if you’re still unsure what motivational speaker is right for your live or virtual event, then don’t hesitate to get in touch!


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A Chat with Domestic Abuse Survivor, Inspirational Speaker Andrew Pain.

9th Sep 2021

Domestic Violence Isn’t Gendered – a Keynote

As a long-term survivor of domestic abuse in his former marriage, Andrew Pain knows only too well the impact of domestic abuse on performance at work: from the extraordinary levels of sick leave to the excessive and lengthy personal phone calls each day, and falling asleep on the phone to his clients mid-way through the conversation due to sheer exhaustion!

Andrew is keen to highlight that domestic abuse isn’t gendered – that men can also suffer from abusive partners…

Watch Andrew’s TEDx Talk below –

On leaving the abusive relationship, Andrew undertook life coaching and youth impact coaching qualifications, simply to become a better dad (he had no intention of becoming a professional coach or speaker) but once he explored the world of coaching, he never looked back.

Within 18 months, he’d set up his own coaching business, delivering stress management, influencing and time management programmes for his clients.

At Great British Speakers, Andrew delivers 5 thought-provoking and insightful keynote sessions for busy leaders who want to be more effective in their roles and more efficient with their time.

Visit Andrew’s Profile Page to find out how his keynotes will make a difference to your business and leadership.


With Mental Health Awareness Day Coming Up this October (10th), Andrew joins Great British Speakers’ Jane Farnham for a chat, to help raise as much awareness as possible…


Make an Enquiry.

To Book Domestic Abuse Survivor Andrew Pain for Mental Health Awareness Day (10th October) or perhaps you’re looking for a brilliant motivational leadership keynote, the contact Jane Farnham – jane@greatbritishspeakers.co.uk.

If you’re after a Mental Health Speaker to help engage, empower and motivate your audience or team contact us here or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Group team.  

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A Chat with Motivational Mental Health Campaigner, Speaker Ben Smith.

27th Aug 2021

Ben Smith – Anti-Bullying Campaigner.

Growing up, Ben wasn’t a runner, in fact, he wasn’t very sporty at all. He suffered at the hands of bullies throughout his time at school, and with his confidence and self-esteem knocked, he led a life dictated to him by others. However, after suffering from a Transient Ischemic Attack (aka. an “incomplete stroke” at 29) Ben, who was 17 stone at the time, felt he needed to change the way he led his life for both his physical and mental health.

Today, Ben is an inspirational keynote speaker who has delivered motivational talks to audiences all over the world, covering important issues of physical wellness, resilience, LGBTQ+ and mental wellbeing.

The 401 Challenge.

In 2015, Ben took on the incredible challenge of running 401 marathons in 401 days. Over the course of the challenge, he raised £330,000 for two anti-bullying charities. And from here the 401 Challenge was born. His drive and motivation have inspired thousands to embark on such adventures to raise money for mental health charities.

As a motivational keynote speaker, Ben now shares his own mental health experiences, from bullying at school to LGBTQ matters, all with the aim of helping everyone to ‘find your happy.’

In 2022, Ben will take on his next extraordinary adventure – running and cycling 14,000 miles across America in just 104 days to raise £500,000 for mental health support charities.


With Mental Health Awareness Day coming up this October (10th), Ben spoke to our Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farnham about mental resilience – his experience with depression, attempted suicide, sexuality and finding happiness…


Make An Enquiry.

To Book Motivational Keynote Speaker Ben Smith for Mental Health Awareness Day (10th October) or World Suicide Prevention Day (10th Sept) contact Jane Farnham – jane@greatbritishspeakers.co.uk.

If you’re after a Mental Health Speaker to help engage, empower and motivate your audience or team contact us here or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Group team.

Search for more Mental Health Speakers for optimal business wellness with us at Great British Speakers.


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Visit Great British Speakers at the UK’s Leading Events Show, Confex 2021 at EXCEL London

12th Aug 2021
Great British Talent at Confex International 2021 EXCEL London

We’re delighted to tell you we’re exhibiting for the 6th year running at International Confex London.

We can’t wait to get back out there in the buzz of a real live show again, the first time we are able since Confex 2020!

Literally days after we dismantled our Great British Speakers booth at Confex 2020, London’s EXCEL became the Nightingale hospital.

An exciting event lineup ready to go!

Now in its 38th year International Confex London, is the UK’s leading exhibition for event organisers, existing to create an environment to help support, inspire and drive the events industry forward.

300+ Exhibitors, over 100 conference sessions with 150+ expert speakers.

You can immerse yourself in the heart of the industry, International Confex is where event planners discover insights and trends that will improve their future events.

We have a particular affinity with this show, one of several we appear at throughout the events industry calendar.

That’s because only a few short years ago we launched Great British Speakers at the Confex show, which through lots of hard work and re-investment has morphed into one of the leading talent booking agents in the UK.

Great British Speakers is the latest in the Great British UK brand,  starting out 8 years ago with Great British Voices and Great British Presenters.

Our reputation for great service has secured us many repeat clients and has enabled us to represent some of the leading personalities in the entertainment and business world. People such as Ben FogleLouis TherouxDavid CoulthardChris BoardmanDame Kelly HolmesLenny Henry Alan Titchmarsh and Michelle Mone, just to name a few.

Great British UK is owned and managed by Jane Farnham and Steve Denison who have enormous passion and experience in the media and events industry ensuring that you receive a level of service and understanding second to none.

Register for International Confex Now

We’d love to see you at the show, if you’d like any advice or more information about attending get in touch GET IN TOUCH on 01753 439289 or email janeandsteve@greatbritishuk.com


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