Monday, 16 January 2017 14:52

Jessica Cunningham

GBS Jessica Cunningham

Entrepreneur and TV Personality.  Jessica rose to fame following her stint on the BBC show The Apprentice, with viewers backing "The TV gold star” to win after just the first episode.

As each episode unravelled Jessica was a firm favourite and likeable candidate with a warm and fun character.  She was said to have the personality of Jim Carey, David Brent and Keith Lemon mixed with the looks of Michelle Keegan!

The 29 year old has an extraordinary and infectious energy as well as a hugely positive outlook on life, which explains how she runs her successful clothing brand whilst raising her three young daughters or as Jessica likes to call them, The Three Queens - Poppy, Olive and Hatti.

The Derbyshire based business woman is also head designer and marketing/PR director for her clothing brand which is loved by many television personalities, and she is currently working on her own collection within the brand - "Boardroom to Boudoir" consisting of 6 business attire outfits and off the scale sexy lingerie.  This collection enforces Jessica’s belief that strong, successful women are still entitled to be sexy.

Being a fitness fanatic, a Reiki practitioner, mother of three and entrepreneur Jessica believes that there is no such thing as a stereotype!  She embraces life as much as she can.  She has starred in a low budget horror film, presented online series for many brands and also writes for local publications.

Jessica has consistently hit headlines in the short few months she has been in the media spotlight for her ‘breath of fresh air’ attitude to business and for her newfound relationship with fellow Apprentice contestant Courtney Wood.  Set to be a big star in 2017, Jessica welcomes new and exciting media opportunities.

For more information on corporate work please call Jane Farnham at Great British Speakers 0044 1753 439289

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

Published in Event Hosts
Monday, 28 November 2016 18:11

Tom Kerridge

GBS Tom Kerridge

Tom Kerridge is the incredibly popular and loveable chef patron at the extraordinary two Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, which he opened with wife Beth in 2005.

It was quite a moment for Michelin when the second star was awarded, and some say quite controversial. The world’s culinary press descended on Marlow following the announcement and discovered a special venue, team and chef there.

Tom is a great character with amazing presence, obvious warmth and an infectious laugh, so it wasn’t a surprise when Tom landed his own TV show. The brilliantly popular BBC2 series Proper Pub Food became a huge overnight success with excellent ratings with Tom’s fan base growing weekly as the 6 part series went on. Accompanying the show Tom wrote his first book of the same title which fast became a best seller. Most recently, Tom has been presenting BBC2’s new series Bake Off Crème De La Crème which saw some of the country’s top pastry chefs compete, creating elaborate pastries and desserts. Tom is also part of the team on BBC2’s The Food Detectives, helping people improve their cooking skills.

In 2014, Tom presented his second series, Best Ever Dishes which again proved extremely popular, along with his bestselling book of the same title. Tom also took on the challenge of opening another restaurant, The Coach, which is also in Marlow. The Coach is a relaxed modern pub, open all day, every day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and pub snacks. The Coach has a no reservations policy and has enabled more visitors than ever to taste Tom’s incredible take on traditional pub food.

Tom also took on hosting BBC2’s flagship cookery show Food and Drink. Tom cooked alongside other TV heavyweight chefs, championing seasonable produce and creating dishes accessible to everyone at home every Friday night on BBC2.

In 2015, Tom’s latest book, Toms Table was published and topped the best seller charts. It also inspired a special pop-up ‘Toms Table’ restaurant at Harrods Food Hall which saw Tom cooking dishes from the new book as well as favourites from both his restaurants, the pop-up sold out and was a huge success.

Prior to having his own show, Tom appeared on shows such as Market Kitchen, MasterChef the Professionals, Saturday Kitchen and has competed and won the main course twice on BBC2’s Great British Menu. No-one else has ever won twice!

Tom’s first catering job was a stint as commis chef at Calcot Manor in Gloucestershire. He also worked for Stephen Bull and Gary Rhodes before joining Odette’s in Primrose Hill. After a spell at Monsieur Max in Hampton he moved to Norwich to take over running the Michelin starred restaurant Adlards.

He then decided it was time to find his own place taking over a run down pub in Marlow called The Hand and Flowers. The rest is history...

Published in Speakers
Monday, 28 November 2016 17:39

Jeremy Milnes

GBS Jeremy Milnes

Jeremy Milnes originally trained to become an actor and drama teacher and taught the subject for two years on a voluntary basis in Sri Lanka when he graduated.

He trained and worked as a Samaritan Listener upon his return to the UK, and moved on to study counselling.

A lover of new challenges, Jeremy secured his first TV presenting role as the communication and confidence coach on the BBC2's popular dating show, 'Would Like To Meet.' Soon after this he became the personal tutor and Life Coach on BBC1 talent show 'Fame Academy'.

In addition, he has also appeared as a presenter on BBC1's 'City Hospital,' presenter on the BBC3 dating show, 'The Bachelor,' and expert relationship panellist on BBC1's 'Test the Nation.' He has also be seen discussing life and relationships on BBC1 Breakfast News.

Jeremy is also co-author of the 'Would Like To Meet' book, which offers advice on dating and relationships. In addition to this book, he has contributed to a number of Life Coaching, confidence and relationship web sites. He can now be heard regularly on BBC Radio 5 Live

and other local BBC radio channels discussing and advising on relationship and confidence issues.

Jeremy also offers one to one private life coaching sessions in London.

Published in Event Hosts
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:50

Darren Altman

Darren Altman is a star of both Britian's Got Talent and our sister site Great British Presenters.

He can give your event a real shine injecting a different concept and barrel of laughs be as host or entertainer. 

He developed his career as a hugely popular voice over artist having appeared in the TV series Britian's Got Talent having made a real impression as an impressionist!

It persuaded Simon Cowell to say:

Of all the years we’ve had impressionists on this show, I genuinely think this is the best and most original act we’ve had. Absolutely hilarious Darren, a million percent yes!

and David Walliams...

It was brilliantly funny from start to finish and a lot of those impressions I’ve never heard people do before. I’m excited about what you’re going to do next

His musical ear and attention to detail has lead Darren to deconstruct voices and give the audience a hilarious master class in how to do celebrity voices.
Darren was asked to present to camera for The National Lottery and Britain’s Got Talent and is keen to do more of this work. His unique take on delivering impressions and infectious personality will guarantee laughs!

Published in Comedians