Monday, 24 July 2017 12:33

Paul Coia

Paul Coia TV broadcaster Host at Great British Speakers

Following his own TV chat show in Scotland, Paul worked as a presenter for BBC 1 network on The Holiday Show, Pebble Mill At One and The Garden Party. On BBC 2 he hosted the long running Catchword quiz programme and Tricks Of The Trade, for ITV he presented Heaven Knows and The Birthday Show, and he was the voice that opened Channel Four and Disney’s ABC1 TV channel. Paul also presented Sky TV’s film review show, Preview, as well as their long running quiz, Spellbound.

Currently, Paul presents his own radio shows for the BBC in London and Berkshire, he writes a weekly celebrity interview column for the Scottish Sunday Post, and he travels extensively whilst coaching executives and hosting conferences.

His current corporate clients include Rolex, English Heritage, Shop Direct (Very.co.uk and Littlewoods), Nationwide Building Society, EE Mobile Phone Network, Barry Callebaut (the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer), The House Of Lords, English Mutual, Creditsafe and many more.

He has presented at conferences for a long list of clients including Barclays, BT, Credit Suisse, Emirate Airlines, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Bank, Philips Electrical, Thomas Cook, Unilever, Zurich Financial, and dozens of household name companies.

What the clients say:

“we think you are the best.... ever!”

Lord Sandy Leitch, Chairman BUPA

“can’t help but feel I wish I’d been coached by Paul years ago”

James Blendis, Legal Counsel, EE Mobile Phone Network

“Paul is frank, direct and refreshing...he made a huge difference”

Richard de Leyser, MD, Rolex.

“Paul is excellent...direct...knowledgable... imparts expertise brilliantly.”

Alex Baldock, CEO, Shop Direct

“unbelievable...paul is simply the best there is”

Heather Astbury, Director of Communications, Dubai Mercantile Exchange,

“hosted perfectly...Paul’s our first choice”

Bradey Dougan, CEO Credit Suisse, New York

“incredible...we have never seen presenter feedback like this...96% gave him full marks”

Hugo Johnson, HR and IFA Directors’ Forum

“consummate professional...perfect bridge...leaves others standing”.

Wallace Dobbin, Zurich Financial services

“brought professionalism that made the event stand out..... I want him to develop our people now they know what good looks like”

Gaynor Bradshaw, Head of HR Strategy, H. Samuel and Ernest Jones, London

“he so definitely added value...his rapport with our audience was perfect especially with the mix of nationalities among the 1100 delegates....top choice”

Sue James, Sales Development Manager, Emirates Airlines, Dubai

“extremely professional and well prepared...Paul showed a strong understanding of our business”

James Reeve, MD Barclays Bank Financial Planning, London

“extremely effective....I’d definitely work with him again”

Jasmine Holland, PR Manager, British Telecom, London

“a very satisfying experience....made the whole topic easier for the speakers and the audience”

Selina Thurer, Marketing Manager, Philips Shavers, Amsterdam

“not only productive, but fun too....Paul delivered”

Jan Von Der Muhll, Head of Communications, Credit Suisse, Zurich

Published in Event Hosts
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:43

Scarlett Moffatt

From Gogglebox fame to Queen of the Jungle, Scarlett Moffat has become a popular personality on British television. 

Scarlett, with her family, first appeared on the nation’s screens on Channel 4’s Gogglebox. Known for her witty one-liners, Scarlett was a popular presence on the show and became even more favourite by audiences when she signed up to participate in the 2016 edition of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Her down-to- earth nature, brilliant sense of humour and determination to tackle any bush tucker trails thrown her way, saw her crowned Queen of the Jungle at the series finale.

After winning the celebrity show, Scarlett landed her first presenting role, hosting live alongside Dermot O’Leary backstage at the National Television Awards. At the start of 2017, she began co-presenting Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) alongside Ant and Dec themselves and fronted the 90’s dating programme Streetmate (Channel 4).

Scarlett has a number of books published with Scarlett Says, topping the best-sellers list. She also has released a top selling fitness DVD, Scarlett Superslim – where viewers can see Scarlett’s own fitness transformation first-hand.

Scarlett’s light-hearted nature and comical style make her a fantastic choice for awards-hosting or personal appearances. She is a delightful after-dinner speaker and is a true motivational story of how to transform your health and your career goals.  
Published in Event Hosts
Monday, 10 July 2017 15:51

Ashling McCloy

Ashling McCoy fashion speaker blogger host Speaker at Great British Speakers

With over 15 years the fashion industry, Ashling McCloy is an acclaimed editor, style writer, blogger and vlogger.

She has interviewed and styled celebrities, designers and models, such as Cheryl, Alice Temperley and Milla Jovovich and worked with several top publications including Red, Marie Claire, Elle, Reveal, Heat and Stella.

She has also appeared on television, presenting specials for MTV, ITV, QVC and Channel 5.

In 2016, she launched her own lifestyle blogzine TripleMelt, a women’s fashion, books and beauty blog. They have worked with the likes of M&S, Sainsbury’s Magazine and the UK’s top bridal magazine, Brides and appeared on Push PR London, Wandsworth Radio and Yahoo Style.

Ashling currently edits the fashion site Endource.com and regularly presents for QVC. 

Published in Event Hosts
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:36

Francine Lewis

GBS Francine Lewis

The UK’s best loved impressionist took us all by storm in 2013 on Britain’s Got Talent series by making it all the way to the final with her incredible talent and disarming sense of humour.

Since then she has gone on to be nominated by the UK public for The Most Popular Female Personality of the year and has attracted nearly 100,000 Twitter followers, illustrating how she become one of Britain’s most sought after comedy faces. Today she writes a column for the Sun on the latest Britain’s Got Talent.

Star of Channel 4’s much acclaimed ‘VIP’, Francine started doing impressions of her teachers and fellow pupils when she was only 5 years old. She was both accurate and humorous and was always being asked to entertain her family and friends. She went on to join Kids & Co. Drama School in London, where she studied acting, singing and dancing.

As a teenager she became a television soap addict and picked up the mannerisms and voices of the characters with ease. Over the years she has continued to extend her range of characters, including male personalities as well as female. Today her favourite impressions include Gemma Collins, Sharon Osborne, Katie Price, Geri Halliwell, Amy Childs, Vanessa Feltz, Janet Street Porter, Cheryl Cole, Darcey Bussell Dot Cotton, Stacey Soloman, to name just a few!

Although impressions are her forte, she is also an experienced comedy actress and has graced many stage productions including Aladdin, Bugsy Malone, Minstrel Spectacular, Snow White and Babes in the Wood. In June 2012 she took a cameo role in ‘WAG the Musical’ where she got to sing and act as the hilarious comedy character Charmaine. This Christmas will see her take part in a major new Panto playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Shaw Theatre.

Francine has extensive Presenting experience and is always open to new and exciting TV, Film and stage opportunities.

Here's her performances on 'Britain's Got Talent'. She's also available with our other hilarious BGT impressionist DARREN ALTMAN

Francine is available at Great British Speakers in partnership with White Management.

Published in Event Hosts
Saturday, 24 December 2016 15:52

Mark Pougatch

GBS Mark Pougatch

Mark Pougatch is ITV’s lead football anchor, presenting live England matches and the Champions League and will head their team at the Euros in France in 2016. He combines this role with being BBC Radio 5 Live’s main sports anchor, having presented their flagship Saturday afternoon show, 5 Live Sport and Sports Report, since 2000. He also presents his own show ‘ Football Today ’ on Monday’s on PLTV ( Premier League Television ) as well as live matches on a Monday evening. PLTV has a huge worldwide audience. Mark presents for BT Sport Score, Mark also hosts Channel 5’s live boxing programmes.

In 1991, Mark Pougatch began his career at GLR as a Sports and News presenter. In addition to this Mark also worked at LBC as a Sports Reporter. In 1992 Mark joined BBC Essex as their Sports Editor.

For BBC Radio Mark has been the main presenter for the past four Football World Cups, three European Championships, three Ashes tours in Australia, Olympics Games, Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships as well as a host of FA Cup Finals, Grand Nationals, Wimbledon tennis and the Six Nations Rugby. He’s also been privileged to commentate on Test Match Special.

Mark’s television work includes being a presenter for BBC Sport on Match of the Day and Match of the Day Live, Football Focus, Final Score, BT Sport Score, Sunday Grandstand, World Darts Championship and Open Golf Championship highlights. He has also been a stand in presenter for 5 Live’s Breakfast and Drivetime shows.

At ITV he has presented the live FA Cup draws, Euros 2016 and the Indian Premier League cricket.

In 2015 Mark presented The Rugby World Cup for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Mark has also been a columnist for The Times at the World Cup, The Ashes and a regular contributor in The Game on a Monday, has written articles for T2 and The Times on pig-keeping and for The Mail on Sunday on tracing his family’s Ukrainian ancestors. He has also done exclusive podcasts with Shane Warne for The Times and The Ashes and has been a panellist on The Wright Stuff.

In 2010 Mark published his first book ‘Three Lions vs The World; The Story of England at the World Cup’ about the history of England’s World Cup adventures.

In 2015 Mark was the main presenter for Radio 5 Live’s coverage of Wimbledon and the Rugby World Cup.

In 2016 Mark is leading the broadcaster’s team for The RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship for ITV.

Exciting start to 2016 – 17 Football season as Mark launch’s the New BT Sport Score programme as the lead presenter, keeping viewers up to date with all the latest live scores from across the UK and Europe.

Mark is a brilliant compere at corporate events. Some of Mark’s past events include The Variety Club Sunshine Awards, The FA Club at Home Internationals, SportsAid, The Hollis Sponsorship Awards and other charity nights and quizzes.

Mark counts gardening, pig-keeping, history, politics and playing sport as just some of his interests.

Mark is available through Great British Speakers in partnership with MPC Entertainment Ltd

Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:49

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan stand up and host at Great British Speakers

Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and captivating topical and observational material. He is loved by his audiences, and works the room to make an effortless connection with them.

Patrick’s 2013 TV appearances include ITV’s Comedy Annual, Daybreak and Loose Women. In 2014 Patrick appeared on ITV’s Splash! Celebrity Squares and Fake Reaction. He also appeared on Fox’s Man Up and was a regular guest on Not The One Show (London Live). In 2015 Patrick could be seen on Sky TV as host of Jongleurs Live! and on BBC/CBBC’s 12 Again.

Patrick was named Britain’s Hardest Working Comedian 2015 by for playing the highest number of venues in the UK! In 2012 he won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show Hug Me I Feel Good. He was the Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series Show Me The Funny.

Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host – to secure Patrick for your next awards dinner, please get in touch via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Published in Comedians
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:45

Steve Walls

There is little doubt Steve is in the premier league of event hosts and unlike many hosts he’s a comedian, singer and corporate presenter and writer, so he brings to the table an unrivaled array of talents to make your event memorable for years to come.

He regularly hosts shows at Grosvenor House, Tower Bridge, Royal Courts of Justice, Connaught Rooms, Old Trafford, Blackoool Opera House, Tower Ballroom, National Railway Museum and Birmingham ICC among many others.
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to host any high-level Annual dinner or Awards ceremony. He did an outstanding job for us at our recent Summer Ball & Awards, dealing with unexpected issues as they arose which is just what you want from a compere, and providing the right combination of professionalism and humour. The best host we have ever had, and one which we will certainly be using again. Thank you”.
Nikki Silcock – Branch Manager – CIOB North East
“Hi Steve, thank you so much for Thursday -you were an excellent compere and your singing during dinner was perfectly pitched, adding to the ambience and the conversation. I would certainly look to use your talents again, and would most definitely recommend you to peers and colleagues.”
Amanda Tomlinson; Chief Executive – Black Country Housing Group
“Steve is the ultimate professional and kept the night running from start to finish. We were complete novices at pulling a big event together, and Steve kindly held our hands through the whole event process. His performance was second to none and so many of our customers were so impressed, I think he ran out of business cards on the night! You have to use this guy!”
Chris Harrison; Sales & Marketing Director – Dawson & Sanderson Ltd

Steve regularly work with many high profile celebrities, such as Ant & Dec, Cat Deeley, Ben Shephard, Al Murray, Olly Murs, Jeremy Vine, Tony Hadley, Ricky Tomlinson, Ken Dodd, Brian Conley, Joe Pasquale, Ant & Dec and Des O’Connor Alexander O’Neal and Martin Kemp to name a few!
Published in Entertainers
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:08

Nina Anderson

Nina took up international athletics at the age of 35 and won double gold at the World Masters Championships (400 and 800 metres – she is currently the unbeaten European veteran champion in both these distances). Her athletics background became useful in her role as infield reporter and presenter for a variety of different track meetings and road races.

Nina’s foray into television began over a decade ago when she was able to use her background as a professional dancer to wow the audiences of Wired (Carlton) talking about London’s latest dance crazes. Following this her diverse skills enabled her to be selected to take part in SuperHuman (Channel 4) where she was required to undertake some of the toughest scientific challenges ever seen on TV – this resulted in her not only being the highest scoring female contestant but in addition she also beat all the men!

Nina’s knowledge of running and athletics results in her frequently being asked to write on these subjects for various health and fitness magazines.

While Nina feels very comfortable on stage in a conference environment she also has a real passion for studio work and talkback either with or without autocue.

In short Nina is a versatile and experienced presenter adept at both live and pre-recorded television. Her professionalism combined with her personable nature ensures that she is a safe pair of hands for both the screen and conference platform.

Clients
Panasonic, Audi, PWC, Cadburys, BT, North One Television, Accenture, Citroen, Furniture Village, Dove, Vodafone, Toyota.
Published in Speakers
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:55

Natalie Fee

Natalie’s a confident, articulate and funny presenter with a natural, relaxed style. With over 500 hours of live and recorded prime-time television experience and over five years presenting live events, corporate videos and awards ceremonies, Natalie brings bags of positive energy, fun and a professional approach to all her clients. From writing scripts for camera to improvising in front of a live audience, Natalie thinks on her feet and makes people feel at ease; both on and off camera. V

Specialist areas: live events, environmental issues, green living and wellbeing.

Very good – Naomi Wilkinson-esque. Likeable, nice manner, not over the top. Her timings were good and her passion came across. Very impressive. Took to main presenter role and social media with ease and I could see her doing the social media role on Unsprung easily. She could fire fight and keep the pace and energy going. I was really impressed.

BBC Springwatch Producer

Natalie is a superlatively good presenter, with an intuitive understanding of her craft and of the subject she is reporting on. I would, and do, highly recommend her.

Ade Thomas, Founder, Green TV

I’ve worked with Natalie a number of times – she’s a natural presenter with a wise charm and an eloquent, accessible personality. She’s at home with a wide range of productions: news items, ethical corporate promotion and live studio and event broadcasts ... and she’s brought style and added value to them all.

James Light, Corporate Video Producer

When you buy Natalie as a presenter you get one of the most engaging and charismatic people I have met. Her charm confidence and love of everyone set her apart. She is playful, flirtatious, fun – yet possesses a deep passion and concern for the trials that some experience in life and the joys that others often miss. She will banter with builders, catch her breath on the setting sun. To camera Natalie works extremely well to script, or scripted guidance, taking her cues without attitude – glad to be playing her part. But give her a chance to improvise and you set the potential of this extraordinary presenter free. I have seen her single-handed stage shows, un-rehearsed, with the barest of the preparations, captivate and hold an audience for over an hour. If you’re looking for someone, look no further.

Hywel George, Plastic Buddha Productions
Published in Speakers
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:48

Joti Patel

Joti is a versatile, engaging and sought after Presenter with a wealth of experience in live hosting and video presenting. Joti’s sparkling personality shines through her work allowing her to effortlessly captivate and connect with her audience on stage or screen, making her an ideal choice on any project.

To date projects include global award shows, conferences, chat shows, corporate bulletins, guest interviews and much more. Joti’s psychology and business background led to a career in healthcare before working in media where she has worked for many leading brands and high profile businesses counting politicians, entertainers, sportsmen and CEO’s amongst her audience.

With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MSc in Health Promotion, her services are often sought by various medical schools to work with their examiners in assessing GP’s, consultants, psychiatrists and other allied healthcare professionals as well as advising on communication skills. Aside from health psychology, Joti’s has a genuine passion for food and healthy living which she has been able to combine through working with global food brands on healthy eating campaigns for the South Asian communities to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

She has also advised care home owners and NHS Trusts on hot topics such as CQC compliance, caring with dignity, diet and nutrition, social stimulation, audit reviews, management & leadership, performance management and health promotion.

Joti is especially keen to promote compassionate care and was involved in organising a national conference for NHS professionals to maintaining compassion through adversity. Joti has also consulted on innovative integrated training via education, learning and best practice to place people and their lifestyles at the centre of meeting their own healthcare needs.

Joti has also worked within mental health for ChildLine and raised funds for Alzheimer’s Society by running 13 miles. She is keen to raise more awareness and support for mental health and the ‘forgotten’ older generation.

Testimonials:

L. GEORGE (CEO, ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS)

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joti at the Asian Global Business Awards which was televised live and attended 1200+ high net worth individuals. She is a warm, gracious and elegant lady who adds a touch of class to the work she is involved in. She is very personable and proactive and puts an amazing amount of work into everything she does. She is focused, highly professional, punctual, was excellent on stage and incredibly calm under pressure. Joti is absolutely stunning both inside and out. I have no hesitation in recommending Joti.”

LEON CAMPBELL (BBC TV PRODUCER):

“You are brilliant and should be really pleased I hope! Not only are you a complete professional to work with but you are very engaging as a personality too – the all-important bit!”

J. HUSSEIN, (DIRECTOR of MEDIA REACH ADVERTISING)

“Joti has a great personality and it shines in her work on and off screen. Her professionalism and dedication to wok and ready to add extra was highly appreciated. She has a versatile face which works well for the brand. Her presence added sparkle to the project which has been a real success. I have no hesitation in recommending her and we will be using her for other brands and shoots in the future.”

RICHARD GLEED (FINANCE CONDUCT AUTHORITY)

“It is a real pleasure to work with Joti. A true professional who cares about the job, then has the ability and charisma to make it all look so effortless. I look forward to working with her again soon.” K. HOLDSWORTH (MD of DK Management) “Joti is a thoroughly professional presenter who has achieved many high profile roles with us and we are delighted to be working with her. Joti excels at communication and is both reliable and talented – an excellent combination!”

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