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Ben completed 401 marathons in 401 days all over the UK, equating to 10,506 miles, which is the distance from London to Sydney. The challenge raised in excess of £300,000 for two anti-bullying charities, Stonewall and Kidscape. Ben and The 401 Challenge is one of the most inspirational and courageous stories in the UK.
The 401 Challenge gained national and global coverage, successfully driving an increased awareness of the issues of bullying and the harmful effects it can cause. It also led to Ben receiving the Helen Rollason Award at the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
Is a keynote speaker, presenter and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes. A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies and conferences, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW and Founders Forum.
After three decades working on stage, television and radio, Ruby Wax has recently changed direction. The former entertainer is now an expert on psychology, human behaviour and communication. She is also one of the most sought after speakers on mental health & mindfulness.
Kate is a futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialisation, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
As CEO and founder of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate is the innovation partner to around 30 of the world’s largest consumer brands. Every presentation she gives contains research and analysis that has been stress-tested for relevance and impact with multi-national corporations, often at board level.
Andy is a Sales, Leadership and Communication expert, award-winning consultant and international best-selling author.
He helps people communicate better. Awarded the title Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year, and described by AstraZeneca’s Global Communication Director as “a genius, whose advice can’t be ignored”, Andy’s insights stem from the fact his Mother is blind: this has given him a lifetime’s experience of communicating from someone else’s point of view, so critical when seeking to persuade others.
Jamil is one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance enhancing psychology and is an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has enjoyed working with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people and teams in the world, helping six individuals get to World Number 1.
In 2006, he was appointed as the first-ever official psychologist to work with the European Ryder Cup team by captain Ian Woosnam. They made history in winning by a record-equalling margin.
Jonny is the UK CEO of PayByPhone UK, one of the fastest-growing digital payment platforms in the UK.
Born and raised in rural Scotland, Jonny’s natural entrepreneurial spirit was evident from an early age, starting a car washing business in his neighbourhood at just 14 years old. While studying marketing at the University of Stirling, Jonny had a number of business ventures, including buying and selling used cars to generate supplementary income.
Alexis is a TV and Radio Presenter and LAMDA-trained Actor who identifies, uncovers and helps us to protect ourselves and our businesses from scams.
As writer and presenter of the highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle, he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate even the most-foolhardy on issues surrounding security and risk (in the real and virtual world), and identify the human behaviour, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims. An expert in social engineering, Alexis shares insights into information security and how people are psychologically manipulated into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
Paul is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant bestseller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart – remaining there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.
Nick Saunders has a 25-year track record as an international keynote speaker and trainer. Nick is known as ‘The Family Man’ because he demonstrates that workplaces are like families; you can choose your friends but work colleagues and families you’re stuck with.
However, you can still get on with them and Nick shows you how… by turning relationships into results. He delivers his powerful message in a highly entertaining style that is unusual, unstuffy and unpretentious.
Nick is an award-winning author and Cambridge-educated thought leader. He develops highly-original ideas and powerful tools that ensure leaders can constantly metabolize fast and furious change into exponential value.
Cambridge-educated thought leader Nick Jankel switches on people all over the planet with the limitless opportunities of the Networked Age… and how to leave behind redundant Industrial-Age thinking, mindsets, and processes that block us from fulfilling our potential as leaders and as organisations. A former elite scientist, Nick has spent close to 30 years developing a rigorous brain-based methodology and complete toolset for personal and organisational transformation – the hardest tasks in the world – that ensure his clients such as Unilever, HSBC, Kelloggs, Zalando, and Nike are match fit for the future.
Practical Futurist Andrew Grill is an internationally renowned thought leader and Global Managing Partner of IBM Social Consulting. Andrew is an expert in the fields of digital transformation, digital strategy and social media networks, speaking to and consulting for organisations worldwide to develop their strategy in a world rife with digital disruption.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
Anne-Marie is a keynote speaker, presenter and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes. A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies and conferences, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW and Founders Forum.
Raised in a cult, Petra’s story is one of courage in the face of adversity. She believes if we utilise empathy and generate human connection at work we can create mentally healthy workplaces and enhance productivity.
John has a number of illuminating stories from his Army career, jumping off a ridge at 15,000 feet in Alaska, living on a glacier in South Georgia in the Antarctic, dealing with unexploded ordnance in Bosnia and debriefing a former Iraqi Intelligence Service bombmaker in Baghdad.
Penny is an experienced business journalist and broadcaster, with a wealth of experience working with the large media companies. She is also a popular event host and can often be found interviewing the biggest names in business from around the world.
She is a business journalist and broadcaster, working as a regular presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money, a reporter for The One Show and writer for The Guardian’s Women in Leadership section. Penny is a recognised face from TV, having presented the business news on BBC Breakfast and the News Channel, and fronted two Panorama investigations and has a long pedigree in business and personal finance programmes on BBC Radio 4.
Scott Gould is an author, speaker, and leadership advisor in employee, customer and community engagement. He literally wrote the book on how people engage with ideas, things, organisations, and each other. He has advised some of the world’s biggest brands and oldest organisations, such as Microsoft, The Church of England, Nike, The MET Office, Nokia, Trelleborg, Natwest, Adobe, giffgaff and Raiffeisen Bank, as well as city councils and national governments across the world.
Claire Lomas MBE
A freak accident left Claire Lomas paralysed from the chest down, but she was determined not to give up. She made worldwide headlines in 2012 when completing the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit taking 17 days, and lit the Paralympic cauldron for London 2012.
Helping leaders, teams and organisations build resilience so that they can embrace change and sustain performance in a disruptive and uncertain world.
Charlie Cannon is a much sought after performance enhancement coach who has helped leaders, teams and global organisations build resilience thus enabling them not only to embrace change in an uncertain disruptive world, but able to sustain high levels of performance and thrive no matter what the world throws at them.
Motorsport and TV fans know her as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. Penny knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires even more than sacrifice and maximum commitment. It also takes heart, insight and the courage to keep going and the refusal to quit. She gets it, because she’s lived it.
As a leading authority in Mental Toughness, Penny has perfected the art of Psychologically-Powered Performance. Her interactive, challenging and transformational insight into how and why developing confidence, resilience, commitment and focus is critical in today’s business environment.
Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and learning junkie. He has spent the last 10 years studying positive psychology, happiness and flourishing, culminating in a Loughborough University PhD thesis.
Hamish Taylor was trained in brand management at Procter and Gamble, a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, Head of Brands at British Airways, CEO of Eurostar, and CEO of Sainsburys Bank – all before he was 40.
With a genuine passion and humorous delivery, Geoff’s original content will challenge you to greater results. With two fantastic books to his name, Geoff is a real subject-matter expert.
Geoff is the creator and author of ‘Celebrity Service’, ‘OMG Marketing’ & ‘OMG Strikes Back’. He is a multi-award winning speaker who has challenged audiences across six continents to look deeper, think smarter and create better, leaving you with the mindset to continually stay ahead of the competition. Geoff always personalises each presentation to your theme to ensure lasting impact with high takeaway value.
Dr Paul Redmond
With almost 30 years of working in the employment and education sector, Dr Paul Redmond has established himself as the employment and generations guru.
Currently employed as the Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool, Paul’s career includes the former Director of Student Life at the University of Manchester, the ex-president of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services and the former Director of Employability and Educational Opportunities at the University of Liverpool.
She is the Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a leading London-based retail futures agency.
Cate has helped brands such as Chanel, Galeries Lafayette, Marks & Spencer, Metro Group, Samsung, House of Fraser, Lego and EE innovate and create world-leading retail ecosystems. Chief Executives, Managing Directors, General Managers and Presidents of global companies are often present for her talks.
Jules has drawn on her 30 plus successful years in business and created a unique methodology which comes from her very own practical experience of dealing with the highs and lows of selling.
She knows exactly what she’s talking about; she’s written an Amazon best seller on sales, is a TEDx speaker on the subject AND she’s impressed and won investment from a top businessman on the UK business TV show Dragons’ Den.
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