"First choice in television and radio presenters for corporate events" - Speakers Unlimited

Business Speakers

Speakers Unlimited work with an extensive range of business speakersDr Barbara Wilding (former Chief Constable); Abi Carter (Forensic Scientists); Geoff Hughes (former Governor of the UKs highest security prison; Dr Paul Thomas (BBC Business Doctor); Justin Urquhart Stuart; Rory Cellan-Jones; Sarah Dickins and many successful entrepreneurs. For more information on the availability of a business speaker or assistance in finding the perfect speaker for your event please contact one of the Speakers Unlimited team on 01792 536120 or email enquiries@speakersunlimited.co.uk

Forensic Scientist Abi Carter runs her own successful company offering a range of expert witness services to legal teams throughout the UK. Working mainly with defence solicitors and private investigators within the fields of criminal investigation. She has dealt with many high profile cases, including Ralph Moat.

World Champion sailor, Round the World Yachtsman, and co-author of 'Boat to Boardroom' Alex Alley has seen it all. Having been three crew down, with one seriously injured, sub-zero temperatures and waves pounding the boat day and night, thousands of miles away from civilisation, he relives how motivating the team was pivotal to their safe return.

Alex now delivers interactive workshop and learn about the '7 Racing Rules' on how to win in business and in life.

Andrew Price is a renowned Survival Expert.  Andrew's interest in all things outdoors started at the tender age of five, when his grandfather showed him how to collect periwinkles and mussels from the rock pools close to Mumbles. Andrew's father used to take him fishing off the Gower Coast for mackerel and sea bass from an ancient and slightly leaky Canvas and Wood Kayak. Those early experiences sowed the seed of Andrew's enthusiasm for wilderness living skills and outdoor pursuits.  Andrew Price runs his own successful Bushcraft company and presents an on-line series called A-Z of Bushcraft.  Andrew has a large number of television and radio appearances to his credit – the latest being ITVs Coast and Country but also ‘Time Team’ and BBC’s Four Seasons where Andrew forages for food and demonstrates living off the land.

At 23, Dale Williams established Yolk Recruitment Ltd.  Employing over 20 full time members of staff, and in its 4th year of business, Dale has guided Yolk to more than 100% annual turnover growth year on year.

 

Now 27 Dale is considered a future serial entrepreneur and has recently been named a Rising Star of the business community by the Insider group and is a finalist for the institute of Welsh Affairs Young Achiever of the Year Award 2012.

 

Barbara Wilding started her career in the police force as a constable. Barbara served as an operational detective and on a specialist units in New Scotland Yard.  Barbara rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in Kent and Chief Constable of South Wales Police.  The police force was an extremely male dominated profession at this time and Barbara is a true inspiration.  Barbara Wilding has also been appointed Lord Lieutenant.

Dr Paul Thomas is one of those rare speakers and academics who are placed not only at the cutting edge knowledge and company development but has spent many years managing companies in both private and public services. Dr Paul Thomas has also spent many months/years overseas consulting in India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and parts of Europe, gaining significant experience in development and implementation of leadership within varying cultural environments.  Paul did several series with BBC Wales radio and television as ‘the Business Doctor’.

Elin Rhys is a graduate in biochemistry and began her career as a scientist in the water industry where she worked for five years. She joined HTV Wales in 1984 as a freelance journalist on science magazine programmes. She continued with HTV for 5 years working on science, health and environment features until 1990, when she became a regular freelance presenter for the school's science department in BBC Schools in London. During her time in London she also presented a magazine series taking a serious look at adult education for the BBC, 'The Education Programme'. Returning to Wales in 1992 she presented live magazine programmes in the Welsh language for S4C and several outdoor pursuit series and documentaries for S4C and BBC Wales, before establishing her own company in Wales.

Geoff Burch is considered to be Europe's most exciting business speaker and writer. A phenomenon who delights audiences throughout the world, Geoff is a remarkable speaker whose unique and refreshing outlook on all manner of business topics has made his name into a global brand and himself into someone who is constantly in demand for his memorable and uplifting presentations. His credentials are impressive, working extensively with the world's major blue chip companies to motivate and inspire their people and as a regular contributor on television and radio.

Geoff was born and raised in Usk and was educated at Monmouth School. He has lived, intermittently, in Llansoy for 34 years. Former Governor of HM Prison Belmarsh , the highest security prison in UK, former Governor of Cardiff prison and Drake Hall women's prison and recently retired Area Manager for all public sector prisons in Wales. He trained as a teacher and taught for 9 years in comprehensive schools and a secure unit for disaffected adolescent boys.

Jamie Owen is a familiar face to viewers of the country’s most watched TV news programme BBC Wales Today. But he is also an experienced host for business conferences and business speaker.

Guess who worked at Colonel Gaddafi’s television station in Libya? Made the definitive documentary about Landrover’s roots? And was the man in the middle between billionaire Sir Terry Matthews and David Cameron?

Throughout all of Britain’s big moments in the last 25 years - Brexit, Scotland’s Referendum, General Elections, Devolution, Obama’s visit to Wales, Devolution to Diana – Jamie has had a ringside seat – reporting and commentating on those landmark moments.

'Having trained as a barrister, Justin Urquhart Stewart took up corporate finance, working in both Africa and Singapore. Justin then went into marketing with a focus on corporate cash management facilities. This led him to help found Broker Services in 1986, which went on to become Barclays Stockbrokers, where he was Marketing Director. In early 2001, Justin co-founded Seven Investment Management, an investment management business that innovated the UK investment market with the introduction of the first Sterling Investment Wrap Account which now manages and administers in excess of £1.6 billion on behalf of professional financial wealth managers and intermediaries.

Kevin Green is one of the most sought after speakers – not only in Wales but throughout the world. A former dairy farmer turned property mogul and trainer, Kevin was on Channel 4's Secret Millionaires. He is Wales' most successful residential landlord. When you meet him and hear his fascinating story, not only will you be bowled over by his knowledge and enthusiasm for life and the property industry but you will find his 'rags to riches' story rather larger than life. Kevin, a property guru, social entrepreneur and trainer is the proud owner of 267 properties throughout Wales, worth in excess of £29 million.

From the minute Kristina Grimes hit our screens during the first episode of 'The Apprentice', the nation were left in no doubt that she was a force to be reckoned with.

Kristinawas, without doubt, the people's favourite. She excelled at every task undertaken and displayed a steel-like determination to succeed. Her outstanding business attributes were evident week after week and, unlike many of the other competitors, stayed clear of the back-biting that they appeared to thrive on. The viewing public were shocked when, during the final episode, Sir Alan Sugar did not choose her as the winner. Kristina, as always, accepted defeat with utter dignity, further endearing her to the massive 'Apprentice' audience.

Stunning television presenter Mai Davies has had an impressive career in television to-date. She was, for several years, the reader of the daily Sky Television news. Mai has also presented many other television programmes, including the weekly chat show/discussion programme 'On the Edge' featuring high profile celebrities and prominent figures; 'Wales This Week', the award winning weekly investigative current affairs programme; 'First Past The Post', a 'Pop Idol' type competition to find an 'alternative politician'; 'Sharp End Debates' studio debates during Assembly and General Elections as 'Question Time'; 'Sharp End', an issue based political discussion programme and 'Wales Decides', live Assembly Election results.

Michelle Mone grew up in the East End of Glasgow. Entrepreneurial Spirit was prevalent from an early age and whilst her friends had posters of Duran Duran on their wall, she had Richard Branson. When Michelle's father was struck down with an illness that left him confined to a wheelchair, in order to support her Mum & Dad, Michelle left school at age 15 with no qualifications to find full time employment.

Rachael wanted to leave College at 16. She had no idea what she wanted to do but fate intervened when, one day, their domestic cleaner did not turn up and Rachael offered to do the cleaning for her mother. She found that she enjoyed it and started cleaning for friends and neighbours. There seemed to be a good deal of interest in the service she offered so she invested just £20 to have flyers printed and distributed them around the houses in her locality. The response was better than Rachael anticipated and she was inundated with enquiries so decided to rope in some carefully chosen staff to help.

Rory Cellan-Jones has been a reporter for the BBC for more than two decades, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.

Rory's on-screen career began as reporter for 'Wales Today' in Cardiff, from where he moved to London as a reporter on 'Breakfast Time'.  Rory quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC's output from the 'Money Programme' to 'Newsnight', from the 'Today' programme to the 'Ten O Clock News'. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.

  

Rory has hosted many 'high profile' events throughout the UK and is always extremely well received.  Rory is also much in demand as an after dinner speaker.

 

Ruth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education, with just 3 GCSE's, to join a YTS in the Civil Service. Her first big break was when she got a job working as a processor for a local financial services Company.

Ruth quickly excelled, was promoted 4 times in just 18 months, and was awarded with four company awards for performance, including the fantastic accolade of National Employee of the year for GE Capital, receiving an all expenses cruise around Europe.

Ruth then doubled her earning potential by working for a national company based in Bury, selling loans and mortgages face to face in the home environment.

Sarah Dickins is one of the most established and experienced Presenters in Wales. For twenty years she has worked for the BBC presenting live network programmes on BBC 1 and 2 as well as a wide range of television and radio programmes for BBC Wales. She was the first Industrial Correspondent on British tv. She produces a variety of documentaries for her own independent production company. Sarah started out in journalism at Gwent Broadcasting just as the 1984 Miners Strike began. She was the radio stations sole reporter on the year long strike. She gained a huge amount of experience and won the trust of all sides of the dispute, leading politicians and communities. That trust then enabled her to break a host of exclusive stories across the UK.  She is co-owner of an organic sheep farm which supplies top restaurants all over the UK.