Ian Hawkins: Business Lessons from Stand Up Comedy

Ian Hawkins worked as a TV and radio comedy script writer (11 o’clock Show, Loose Ends, The News Quiz) for twelve years before becoming a stand up comedian. He has performed sellout shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, toured the length and breadth of the UK, and accompanied Rob Brydon in a duet. As an account manager in a leading speaker and comedy agency, he closed two of the top five deals in the history of the company, brokered agreements with the likes of Gorbachev and gave bad news to HM The Queen. Once described as ‘an entrepreneur in denial,’ Ian has been a teacher, banker, call centre telephonist, newsagent, […] Read more »

Jez Bond: Artistic Director

Jez graduated Hull University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and gained the Channel Four Theatre Director Bursary, training as assistant director at Watford Palace Theatre. Directing includes: Fame Game (Tour of Austria), Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), Oliver! (starring Rowan Atkinson, Oxford), I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace Theatre), The Twits (Tour of Switzerland), Misconceptions (Hong Kong Arts Centre), Big Boys (Croydon Warehouse – Time Out Critic’s Choice), Shot of Genius (Leicester Square), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Kings Head/France) and Risk Everything (Old Red Lion). As Artistic Director of Stages International he worked with the Old Vic producing A Season […] Read more »

Iain Scott: Radio Presenter, Web Entrepreneur, Speaker & Blogger

Iain Scott is Director at award winning web design agency, Base Creative, Radio Presenter, Web Entrepreneur, Speaker and Blogger. Iain specialises in online and digital marketing and has spoken at seminars for Business Link, a London Chamber of Commerce, for Independent Seminars, and is a guest lecturer at London City University. Iain also speaks with great authority on the challenges, rewards and motivations of running and growing a business, and recites interesting and motivational stories, relying on over 12 years experience. Read more »

Roger Harding: Professional Speaker and Entrepreneur

Roger the Speaker’s Presentations, Conference Keynotes, After-Dinner & Seminar Speeches: Professional Speaker & Entrepreneur, Roger Harding shares his knowledge, inspiration, motivation and humour in his conference keynote speeches and after-dinner talks derived from varied experiences as a soldier, traveller, explorer, adventurer, property guru, businessman and, after twenty-eight years as a Financial Management Consultant, Roger probably knows a bit about other people’s money! These talks provoke, energise, enthuse and entertain his audiences – inspiring them to feel exuberant in their own lives, their work, and strategies – ultimately departing the hall or theatre feeling thoroughly enraptured with their firm or organisation. […] Read more »

Charlotte Kenyon: Explorer and Youth Expedition Leader

Charlotte Kenyon’s aim is to live life to the full. She has a life-long passion for exploring the natural world and a great belief in the value of personal development through outdoor activity. In 2003, Charlotte took a 15 month career break to fulfil a long-held ambition to undertake tropical rainforest expedition leadership and survival training. Since then, Charlotte has balanced a successful career as a management consultant with her role as a youth adventure training instructor and wilderness expedition leader. Charlotte’s business goals are to help people set targets and achieve them and to inspire and lead highly effective […] Read more »