Jo Brand Biography
One of the finest comediennes' on the stand up circuit, she is a great choice for any event particularly for those live corporate events that need that extra bite!
How Jo Brand's Following was Built
Born in Kent, Jo's first job was at Dr Barnardo's home, following in the footsteps of her mother, a social worker. After this, she moved to London and became a psychiatric nurse. Dealing on a daily basis with drug addicts, alcohol abuse and the clinically depressed, it was her sense of humour that kept her going
Since leaving her job as a psychiatric nurse in 1987, Jo has built a large following across the UK, male and female alike. She was nominated for the Perrier Award in 1992. Her "Through the Cakehole" series met with great acclaim, as did her 1996 series "All the Way to Worcester".
Her diverse appeal is marked by appearances on such eclectic programmes as "Question Time" (BBC) to "Nevermind the Buzzcocks" and "Countdown" to "They Think It's All Over". She presented "Jo Brand's Commercial Breakdown" and her series, "Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes" was very well received. Jo has written two irreverent books "A Load of Old Balls" and "A Load of Old Ball Crunchers", about leading men and women of history as well as other books such as "It's Different for Girls".
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Jo Brand News
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11th January 2013
The popular show will be returning for a four-part Comic Relief celebrity special on BBC Two.
20th December 2011
Armando Iannucci, responsible for such ground-breaking shows as The Day Today, Iâm Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It, was honoured at the British Comedy Awards with the âOutstanding Achievement In Writing Awardâ, presented to him by long-time friend and colleague Steve Coogan.
26th May 2011
Britainâs most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians are headed to the Welsh town of Hay-On-Wye for the annual Guardian literary festival.
14th March 2011
As Red Nose Day draws closer, the stars are out in force, including comedy writer and Little Britain star David Walliams who hosted a tiring day-long panel show marathon to be shown (in shortened form!) on BBC3 over three nights this week.
24th January 2011
Awards host and presenter Jonathan Ross hosted the British Comedy Awards on Saturday night in London and comedian Miranda Hart scooped three of the nightâs gongs!
12th October 2010
Grin Up North is now seen as second only to Edinburgh in terms of size and clout within the comedy industry. It has successfully attracted four of the five overall winners from this year's Edinburgh Comedy Festival, including Russell Kane, Josie Long, Sarah Milican and Greg Davies
17th May 2010
Julie Walters leads Bafta 2010 TV nominations after being nominated for twice in the leading actress category â for Mo and A Short Stay in Switzerland â in this year's television awards. David Mitchell, Harry Hill, Sophie Okonedo and Miranda Hart are all nominated twice too. Michael McIntyre received his first nomination in the entertainment category for his Comedy Roadshow.
9th October 2009
Today is the start of the Cheltenham Literature Festival and more than 100,000 people have bought tickets to this year's events. The 60th annual festival, which runs until October 18 at venues across town, includes more than 440 talks, readings and activities by authors, gardeners, comedians, chefs, politicians and explorers and Man Booker Prize winners. There are ten guest directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Sandi Toksvig, the novelists Monica Ali and Jonathan Coe, Rageh Omaar, the foreign correspondent, and the childrenâs writer Anthony Horowitz. Today alone, Sebastian Faulks, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell, Jo Brand and Simon Armitage host events.
Some of Speakers Corner's favourite after dinner speakers, comedians, TV presenters and cabaret acts will be performing at this year's Henley Festival
6th July 2009
This year's Henley Festival has a huge line up of entertainers including many of Speaker's Corner's favourite after dinner speakers, comedians, bands and cabaret acts. Jo Brand will be topping the comedy bill and James Naughtie, the Bootleg Beatles, Tim Fitzhigham, the Three Mo' Tenors, Katherine Jenkins and so many more, will be delighting audiences at Henley
2nd March 2009
Comedians were the winners of the latest round of Comic Relief's Let's Dance. Judges Anton Du Beke, Paul O'Grady and Jamelia were unanimous in their praise of Jo Brand, Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon, who will join Robert Webb and Dick & Dom for the grand final dance-off on March 14th on BBC1
21st May 2013
Inspirational keynote speaker and co-founder of the global brand Green & Blacks, Jo Fairley, appeared on an episode of âThe Apprentice Youâre Firedâ alongside Dara OâBriain.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
16th May 2013
Economist and keynote speaker, Dambisa Moyo has expressed her views on the worldâs resources and where she believes the West stand on the matter.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
23rd April 2013
Financial expert and TV presenter, Jasmine Birtles, is teaching companies how to stay rich without really trying.
10th April 2013
The Daily Beastâs annual âWomen in the World Summit' took place this week; launched by the publications editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, in March 2010.
4th April 2013
Keynote speaker and leading futurist, Noreena Hertz has finished her most recent book, which will be published in the US and the UK in September 2013.
25th March 2013
Olympic double skulls champion and motivational speaker, Anna Watkins, has announced that she is pregnant.
19th March 2013
With the help of the generous public and a host of celebrities willing to take part in charity fund raising events and aid work, Comic Reliefâs Red Nose Day raised an impressive ÂŁ75 million.
18th March 2013
Financial journalist and economics speaker, Sarah Pennells, tells shoppers how they can save some money when buying goods online.
11th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Suzi Perry has started her new job as the BBCâs Formula 1 host.
7th March 2013
Popular TV presenter, Michaela Strachan returns to the UK to bring her âReally Wild Adventuresâ to the theatre.
6th March 2013
Entrepreneur and lifestyle guru Lynne Franks is set to return to a career in PR after 19 years out of the business.
5th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Katie Derham, made the decision to move from ITN to present for the BBC.
21st February 2013
Motivational speaker and former swimming world champion, Karen Pickering, has voiced her opinion on Olympic athletes receiving media attention in light of the criticism that athletes received in the run up to 2012.
19th February 2013
TV presenters, Trinny and Susannah are back with a new clothing range for the television channel QVC.
14th February 2013
Formula 1 presenter and popular awards host Natalie Pinkham married Owain Walbyoff in a romantic ceremony in Portugal, and the day was featured in Hello magazine.
6th February 2013
Internationally renowned economist and keynote speaker Linda Yueh will be joining the BBC as Chief Business Correspondent, and will be presenting her own weekly business programme on BBC World News.
5th February 2013
Motivational speaker and awe-inspiring sportswoman Debra Searle has announced plan to take a group of mums trekking to the South Pole.
1st February 2013
Inspirational yachtswoman Dee Caffari has taken her success to the Middle East in the impressive position of coach and skipper of the Women's Sailing Team in Oman.
25th January 2013
Rachel Bridge has released another book aiming to help people start their own business.
24th January 2013
Kanya King featured on the cover of Elite Business Magazine this month discussing her rise to fame.
23rd January 2013
Katie Piper has written a new, inspirational book called, Start Your Day With Katie.
10th January 2013
Experts from the Times have selected 100 âfaces that will define the year aheadâ, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, one of the worldâs most lauded explorers and adventurers, and one of the most popular speakers on the after dinner circuit.
7th January 2013
Forbes has released a list of the twelve women to watch over the coming year.
31st December 2012
This yearâs New Years Honours list has been dominated by stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
24th December 2012
CBC News has released its list of the 12 most influential people of 2012, including politicians, activists and the South Korean singer who has recently taken the world by storm.
17th December 2012
Frank Bruno and Trisha Goddard have raised awareness for mental health and attended a charity event for Norwich Mind.
10th December 2012
Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed to the Independent Commission investigating the Lance Armstrong scandal and to the Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
4th December 2012
On 4th December, Victoria Derbyshire presented a BBC Radio 5 Live Broadcast from an Animal Testing Lab.
3rd December 2012
The Sunday Times have released their top TED talks.
28th November 2012
Ana Palacio has spoken as part of a panel discussing The Future of Capitalism at The Milken Instituteâs Global Conference in L.A.
27th November 2012
TV presenter, Amy Garcia has spoken to around 600 students at Wakefield Collegeâs Graduation day.
21st November 2012
Motivational speaker Alexandra Panayotou completed a 24-hour solo running challenge, from which she raised thousands of pounds for the Trussell Trust Foodbank network.
20th November 2012
Design scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry will expound her wisdom at Ignition: Future Of Digital - a two-day conference in New York City exploring the successful and emerging business models of digital media.
19th November 2012
British model and awards host Alexa Chung has told People Magazine that there are five items of clothing no one can do without this Winter.
16th November 2012
HR magazine has voted Rosabeth Moss Kanter the Worldâs Most Influential International Thinker.
14th November 2012
Clare Balding and David Walliams have been hailed amongst the cream of the literary elite, as the Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist is announced.
12th November 2012
Dubbed by the Guardian as âthe voice of the MSN generationâ, Jellyllie published her first book How Teenagers Think, at the age of 15.
1st November 2012
Emma Sinclair, CEO of target Parking, has been selected by The Telegraph as one of its elite group of inspirational women who share their thoughts in Wonder Women â a new daily online section filled with âsassy, irreverent and intelligent content about politics, business, family, life and sex.â
28th October 2012
Two of the nationâs best-loved actresses, Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters, returned to their northern roots at Christmas by bringing the magic of Irving Berlinâs White Christmas to life.
17th October 2012
Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell has admitted that running helps her to be a better mum to her children.
15th October 2012
Economist, Dr Linda Yueh, believes that Britain has the potential to come out of the current recession in prime position.
9th October 2012
âRhetoric about the Paralympics sounds hollow when the Government is hellbent on cutting benefits,â writes Comedian Francesca Martinez in the Independent.
4th October 2012
Channel 4 invited London 2012 stars Mark Foster and Louise Hazel to partake in one of the UKs most popular TV shows, Come Dine With Me.
25th September 2012
Lorraine Heggessey, chairman of Boom Pictures, and keynote speaker, said that Elizabeth Murdoch showed âconsiderable braveryâ when she delivered the high-profile McTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, in the wake of News Corpâs core part in the phone-hacking scandal.
18th September 2012
BBC Radio is airing a series, which sees some of the most interesting stories from around the globe broadcast on UK airwaves, including a programme fronted by news presenter and awards host Jackie Bird.
17th September 2012
Keynote speaker on education, Frances Cairncross, spoke to the Independent about the failings of the current education system.
14th September 2012
Newsnight presenter and awards host Emily Maitlis and Writer Jemima Khan flexed their brains in a debate... about hip-hop music.
13th September 2012
Adventurer and motivational speaker Cathy OâDowd has been selected to travel from sea to summit on a mission set to inspire women everywhere.
4th September 2012
Peninah Thomson, chief executive of the Mentoring Foundation and founder of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme has put a scheme in place to help women hone their leadership style.
30th August 2012
Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 women in the world, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, amongst other heads of state, CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and philanthropists, including Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama and Christine Lagarde.
28th August 2012
After 17 years away from TV screens, former Treasure Hunt presenter Anneka Rice is in talks with the BBC about fronting at least two new prime-time shows.
22nd August 2012
Emma Sinclair â entrepreneur and keynote speaker â has been recognised for her achievements with nominations for various industry awards, exemplified by her invitation to Downing Street in 2012, when she was awarded âStart Up of the Year 2011â.
20th August 2012
Awards host and TV presenter Emma Forbes has launched ForbesStyle.com - a website that encompasses everything Emma loves in life â fashion, food, family, home, travel, health & wellbeing â with web articles, blogs and lots of high quality videos.
1st August 2012
Wildlife film-maker and eco-activist Saba Douglas-Hamilton Speaks to the Telegraph about The Secret Life of Elephants, and answers some probing personal questions.
27th July 2012
Experienced facilitator and host, and the former golden girl of UK TV, Selina Scott talks to the Mail Online about her career resurrection.
25th July 2012
Nicholas Heiney, son of Radio 4 broadcaster Libby Purves, killed himself at the age of 23, leaving behind a collection of 35,000 words published by his parents to share their son's legacy and talent with the world.
24th July 2012
The Dalai Lama joins former Chairman of the International Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hans Blix, on the long list of stars from the world of business, sport and politics, who have headlined the Yorkshire International Business Convention.
17th July 2012
Showbiz reporter and awards host Ashley Pearson reviews Madonnaâs punishing workout.
17th July 2012
London 2012 sprint star Anyika Onuora became unwittingly embroiled in a major athletics controversy at the European Championships in Helsinki.
4th July 2012
Michelle Mone OBE, Charles Dunstone and Tim Smit have been named most inspirational entrepreneurs.
28th June 2012
California is once again the sunny location for TED, the most innovative and exciting conference on the planet, where speakers with âideas worth spreadingâ gather to share their thoughts on technology, design, science, media, politics, the arts, and other insights on how to shape a better word.
27th June 2012
Keynote speaker Zunaira Munirâs book, Key Concepts in Innovation, is reviewed and branded as a âready reference of innovation termsâ.
25th June 2012
Having triumphed in an Olympic heptathlon in Sydney, 2000, Denise Lewis is no stranger to the challenge that will face Team GB medal-seekers in the coming games. Lewis is sure that Jessica Ennis has what it takes to repeat her success, but warns that, in any multi-event discipline, there is always the potential for an element of the unexpected.
21st June 2012
Actress, speaker, and all-round funny lady Joanna Lumley has added some weight to a campaign to improve the health and welfare of dairy cows.
7th June 2012
Retail entrepreneur Jo Malone, actress and presenter Denise Van Outen and comedians Jenny Eclair and Dara OâBriain appeared on the final instalment of The Apprentice: Youâre Hired, after winner Ricky Martin was chosen by Lord Sugar.
31st May 2012
Female jockey Hayley Turner came out top in the Sporting Achievement category at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, presented by Graham Norton.
22nd May 2012
Julie Meyer, Founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital, entrepreneur, investor and business adviser published an article in the Financial Times about Venture Capitalism and its place in Europe.
17th May 2012
Karren Brady, footballâs first lady, TV star and business speaker, speaks to the Sunday Times about her lack of interest in pursuing TV stardom.
11th May 2012
The TED website has announced the list of innovative speakers who will inspire at this yearâs conference, exploring the theme of Radical Openness, including comedian and corporate host Ruby Wax.
10th May 2012
Top female comedians Catherine Tate and Katy Brand will play a series of historical characters in a new one-off comedy called Psychobitches.
24th April 2012
Time magazine has announced its 100 most influential people in the word, in a list including entertainers, businesspeople, political leaders, sporting figures and controversial personalities.
20th April 2012
Lucy Siegle, journalist, broadcaster and keynote speaker on environmental and fashion issues, has been longlisted for the prestigious Orwell prize, for her book on sustainable fashion, To Die For.
17th April 2012
Former Orange prize winner Ann Patchett is in the running for the award for fiction written by women for the second time.
9th April 2012
Gold Medalist Amanda Beard shares her story about growing up in the Olympic spotlight in her brand new memoir, In the Water They Can't See You Cry.
4th April 2012
Veuve Clicquot has announced the shortlist for its Business Woman Award. Anya Hindmarch, Helena Morrissey and Ruth Rogers are âshining examples of female entrepreneurship and business success.â
29th March 2012
Carol Vorderman, TV presenter and awards host, joined a group of WWII veterans to launch the Bomber Command Memorial Fund's Poppy Salute Appeal in London.
20th March 2012
Body language expert Judi James analyses Kate Middletonâs first public speech since becoming a princess.
16th March 2012
Holly Willoughby has been confirmed as the host of ITVâs new version of Surprise Surprise.
15th March 2012
Sian Williams, broadcaster and awards host, has made her final appearance on the BBC Breakfast sofa.
13th March 2012
Mary Portas, retail guru and keynote speaker, is on a mission to kick start a recovery in British manufacturing with a new TV series, Maryâs Bottom Line.
8th March 2012
To celebrate International Womenâs Day, The Guardian has compiled a list of the top 100 most inspirational and influential women in the world â many of whom are consummate and experienced corporate speakers, and available to book through Speakers Corner.
5th March 2012
Lucy P. Marcus has been ranked 5th in the Independent Newspaperâs âTwitter 100â list of the UK's most influential tweeters in Business. Sir Richard Branson has been named the most powerful tweeting Briton on the list.
1st March 2012
Speakers Corner boasts a vast selection of TED speakers, including Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Chris Anderson, Rory Bremner, Tim Harford, Magnus Lindkvist, Charles Hazlewood and Nic Marks.
27th February 2012
Visionary PR guru and co-founder of London Fashion Week, Lynne Franks talks to Director Magazine about challenging traditional stereotypes to succeed.
24th February 2012
The UK Speechwriters' Guild has announced that the title of UK Business Communicator of 2012 has been awarded to Gillian Tett of the Financial Times.
16th February 2012
Stand-up comedian Miles Jupp and former Olympian Fatima Whitbread have joined the line-up for the charity show Letâs Dance for Sport Relief.
10th February 2012
Lucy P. Marcus wrote an article for Reuters about why facebook, and all companies, must have diversity in the boardroom.
7th February 2012
Corporate speakers and authors Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang speak to Wired Magazine about the harsh reality of why innovators donât always win.
2nd February 2012
LinkedIn has recruited Lucy P. Marcus to be one of the 150 thought leaders who contribute to their new Influencers Program.
30th January 2012
Keynote speaker Kanya King presents a three part series for CNN about her journey to set up the MOBO awards.
17th January 2012
Professor Hertz, leading futurist, thinker, political economist, and engaging and passionate keynote speaker, makes the case for Co-op Capitalism in an interview for Eco magazine.
13th January 2012
Businesswoman and keynote speaker Jacqueline Gold, who brought Ann Summers parties into living rooms across Britain, spoke to Director Magazine about her journey which turned the sex shop chain into a multimillion-pound business and a high-street name.
11th January 2012
Motivational speaker and Blue Peter action girl Helen Skelton takes on the thrilling challenge of Sport Relief with The Polar Challenge.
10th January 2012
Visionary thinker and futurist, Noreena Hertz will release her latest book The Tiger and The Snake: Twelve Steps to Making Smarter Decision.
3rd January 2012
Newsnight presenter, facilitator, after dinner speaker and awards host Kirsty Wark is moving to primetime to front A Question of Taste - the toughest food quiz on BBC 2!
14th December 2011
Retail expert Mary Portas has warned that many UK High Streets may be lost after years of âerosion, neglect and mismanagementâ, unless shops and councils work together to regenerate them.
12th December 2011
Ruby Wax, charismatic awards host and comedian, has been nominated for The Jo Hutchinson International Best Solo Performance in the 2012 WhatsOnStage.com Awards, for her performance of Losing It.
9th December 2011
Adrenaline junkie Pollyanna Woodward speaks to OK Magazine about her next adventure: the Patrouille des Glaciers - originally organised by the Swiss Army to test the endurance abilities of its mountain troops in World War Two.
15th November 2011
Lucy P. Marcus, founder of Marcus Venture Consulting, has won the Thinkers 50 Future Thinker Award. She was presented with the prestigious accolade at the 2011 Thinkers50 Summit - a world-class management conference and awards dinner, celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world.
14th November 2011
The 2011 Thinkers50 Summit is a world-class management conference and awards dinner, celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world. Presenters at this yearâs event include Vijay Govindarajan, Costas Markides, Marcus Buckingham and Marshall Goldsmith â all ranked in the Thinkers50.
7th November 2011
Management Today asks Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, founder of Ginger Training & Coaching and author of âHow to be Brilliant at Public Speakingâ, for her top tips for public speaking.
2nd November 2011
Director Magazine has awarded Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers queen, entrepreneur, and retail keynote speaker, the Director of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
26th October 2011
Claire Young, corporate speaker and motivational speaker, is promoting entrepreneurship with the launch of the new youth initiative Teenbiz, which provides funding to entrepreneurs aged 13 to 18 years old.
25th October 2011
âLiving buildings could inhale city carbon emissionsâ, says Rachel Armstrong, senior TED fellow and co-director of Avatar, a research group exploring the potential of advanced technologies in architecture, tells www.cnn.com.
21st October 2011
Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of a research and consulting organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also co-author of multiple best-selling books on China and India, and she will be speaking at the TEDx conference in Rotterdam.
18th October 2011
Corporate speakers and lauded innovation thinkers Christian Majgaard, Lucy P. Marcus and Rachel Armstrong grace The Big Ideas Factory in York for an evening of thought provoking debate and networking in Ron Cooke Hub's purpose built innovation space.
12th October 2011
Lucy P. Marcus, founder of Marcus Venture Consulting, has been nominated for the Thinkers 50 Future Thinker Award.
11th October 2011
Shaa Wasmund and Lucy Marcus are triumphant as Director Magazine reveals the talented, respected and brilliantly connected women who have made it to the final six of their Best Connected Women shortlist.
29th September 2011
Dee Caffari, motivational speaker and inspirational keynote speaker, has been nominated for the coveted ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.
27th September 2011
Karren Brady â corporate speaker, First lady of football and Lord Sugarâs right hand woman on The Apprentice - has been nominated for "Most Inspirational Celebrity" at the Inspiration Awards.
21st September 2011
Queen of Shops Mary Portas has taken the world of shoes by storm, with a collection for Clarks that has sparked a waiting list of over 1000 customers.
11th September 2011
What does the future hold? This is the $64,000 question that cannot be answered but is open to informed and intelligent speculation, and is a frequently used tool, helping to motivate companies in the current climate of economic gloom.
7th September 2011
Dame Stella Rimington, keynote speaker, author and former Director-General of MI5, announced the six shortlisted authors for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
19th August 2011
Lucy Marcus is Founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting and a highly experienced conference and keynote speaker on global economic trends and best practices for investment. Lucy has been nominated for the 2011 Thinkers 50.
10th August 2011
The series starts tonight with June Brown who looks back into her past to find out if she is a real Eastender!
9th August 2011
In a brand new series, entrepreneur and property developer, Sarah Beeny follows six communities aiming to breathe life back into their area, with the aid of a six-figure grant from the Big Lottery Fund and an army of volunteers.
5th August 2011
From mid-September Natasha will be returning to her first love - the news! She will take on the role of news anchor on ITV's London Tonight.
1st August 2011
New Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey showed what she's made of as she joined the new series on BBC2 last night.
26th July 2011
Dame Ellen MacArthur, round-the-world yachtswoman and motivational speaker of the highest caliber, leaves the Ocean behind to become an advocate for systemic change in the way business operates, writes Jo Confino for gaurdian.co.uk.
22nd July 2011
Management Today has announced their list of 35 Women Under 35, and this year the catalogue of high-fliers belongs to the entrepreneur. Over half the women on the list have been recognised for their start-ups â including the woman who designed Lady Gagaâs knickers!
4th July 2011
The Cheltenham Music Festival has become one of the most popular UK summer festivals, previously boasting the highest calibre of international musicians, and this year is no exception. Percussionist and after dinner speaker Evelyn Glennie headlines at an event which promises to ignite the musical passions of South West England.
30th June 2011
Peter Snow, Kirsty Wark and James Naughtie were amongst high profile faces creating a magical atmosphere at this yearâs Borders Book Festival. Also lighting up the picturesque Scottish town of Melrose were comedians and commentators Rory Bremner, Michael Parkinson, Rory McGrath, Maureen Lipman and Tom Conti.
23rd June 2011
This yearâs Sunday Times Festival of Education welcomes almost 150 speakers of the highest calibre, including some of Speakers Cornerâs elite - Robert Winston, Niall Ferguson, Hamish McRae and David Rowan. Ranging from former government ministers, scientists and headteachers to academics, journalists and chief executives, all with experience, knowledge and opinions that should enrich, broaden and deepen debates about education.
22nd June 2011
As American businesswoman Martha Stewart calls for women to be paid higher salaries if companies want to exude greater creativity and diversity, the Sunday Times publishes a list of some of the most influential 21st Century Women, including three of Speakers Cornerâs elite - Ruby Wax, Noreena Hertz and Victoria Derbyshire.
13th June 2011
Showbiz star Bruce Forsyth, world athletics champion Jessica Ennis and Womanâs Hour presenter Jenni Murray have been honoured in the Queenâs Birthday List.
9th June 2011
First-time author Tea Obreht has won this yearâs Orange Prize for Fiction. The 25 year old is the youngest recipient of the ÂŁ30,000 award â received in recognition of her novel The Tigerâs Wife â the story of a young doctor on a journey through the war-torn Balkans.
7th June 2011
Retail guru Mary Portas will practice what she preaches with the launch of her own clothes line for âgrown up womenâ, in partnership with House of Fraser in London's Oxford Street.
2nd June 2011
Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes; media mogul Arianna Huffington; facebook genius Chris Cox and happiness expert Tony Hsieh, are some of the top names on a list of the 100 Most Creative People In Business, compiled by industry magazine Fast Company.
31st May 2011
Techno babe Pollyanna Woodward has been nominated for Gadget Personality of the Year. Channel 5âs Gadget Show presenter announced her nomination on Twitter to the delight of her adoring fans.
20th May 2011
The North East of England is the venue for the Entrepreneursâ Forum, where a handful of Speakers Cornerâs top talent take the stage to inspire business leaders and aspirational executives from all over the UK. Hamish McRae, Sarah Willingham, Tim Smit, James Timpson, James Cracknell, and Simon Calver are all on the programme, as are Kanya King, Douglas McWilliams, Karen Mattison, John Timpson and Richard Huntingford â all inspiration and charismatic public speakers.
18th May 2011
Fashionistas beware! Lucy Siegle, journalist, author and presenter, releases a new book which takes a detailed and candid look at how we buy and what we wear. Siegle, featured on the front page of the Daily Mail Life and Style magazine, discusses how fleeting trends and bargains are not healthy for the environment, for the economy or for fashion!
17th May 2011
The Guardian has compiled a list of Britainâs top 300 intellectuals. Amongst the newspaperâs register of public figures leading the UKâs cultural discourse, are a handful of Speakers Cornerâs elite. Amongst the iIntellectuals are authors, economists, historians, journalists, lawyers, philosophers, policy advisers, politicians, religious leaders, and scientists.
16th May 2011
Jojo Maman Bebe founder Laura Tenison has made the shortlist for Stylist Magazineâs Business Ambassador. The free lifestyle magazine has launched a search for an inspirational female entrepreneur to motivate its readers.
28th April 2011
As Prince William and Kate Middleton become husband and wife, guests at the wedding of the year will include three of Speakers Cornerâs top personalities - Sir Clive Woodward, Tara Palmer Tompkinson and Ben Fogle.
13th April 2011
Dee Caffari, yachtswoman and motivational speaker, has completed the Barcelona World Race and set a new record.
8th April 2011
As the countryâs literati pack their bags in Oxford this weekend, a handful of Speakers Cornerâs elite â including Melvyn Bragg, Madhur Jaffrey, Jonathan Powell and Adam Boulton â take the stage with inspirational and entertaining presentations.
6th April 2011
Arts presenter, conference facilitator and awards host Mariella Frostrup speaks to the Mail Online about her desire to present an air of intellect to confound being stereotyped as a âvacuous blondeâ.
5th April 2011
Bean Queen Sahar Hashemi, co-founder of Coffee Republic and inspirational after dinner speaker delivers a strong message, as London celebrates the tastiest bean on earth with a whole week dedicated to the nationâs favourite drink.
1st April 2011
Adventurer and motivational speaker Sarah Outen embarks on an epic adventure which starts at Tower Bridge in London â and ends in Tower Bridge â via the world!
31st March 2011
Karren Brady â first woman of football â is encouraging people to discover their health age as part of Bupaâs Helping You Find Healthy campaign. The brilliant Apprentice star and motivational speaker, spoke to The Times about her battle with illness and how important her health has become.
29th March 2011
Michelle McDowell - a civil engineer who was responsible for the ÂŁ70m redevelopment of the Royal Albert Hall - has been named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the year.
28th March 2011
Kirsty Young, one of the UKs top broadcasters, presents The British at Work â a study of employment in the postwar years. Her modulated tones take BBC2 viewers through an examination of how attitudes to jobs have changed since the end of World War II.
25th March 2011
Natasha Kaplinsky hosted Speakers Cornerâs latest showcase highlighting the best speaker talents around, including Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and Tessa Jowell. Scintillating Conversation about the Olympics was accompanied by a delicious breakfast in Central London.
15th March 2011
Liz Bonnin, Jem Stansfield, Dallas Campbell and Dr Yan Wong present Bang Goes the Theory, the BBCs guide to popular science, which this week looks at the science behind the devastating Japanese earthquake and the tsunami it triggered.
11th March 2011
Celebrity chef Gregg Wallace and TV presenters Fiona Phillips and Diarmuid Gavin are part of the notable list of celebrities appearing at The Ideal Home Show â Britainâs best loved home event.
25th February 2011
Nicola Horlick has called for positive discrimination to get women into the boardroom, according to the Evening Standard.
24th February 2011
Glamour Editor Jo Elvin takes her place as a judge on Great British Hairdresser this week, on E4s new reality show which aims to open the door to the hairdressing industry at its highest end.
23rd February 2011
Director magazine has voted scientist Rachel Armstrong amongst Britainâs top ten original thinkers â an elite group of people who have produced big ideas which have helped shape the UK's economic recovery.
21st February 2011
Sarah Brown, Britainâs ex-First Lady is top of the âTweeteratiâ list, according to The Independent.
18th February 2011
Kate Humble retraces the steps of 15th-century explorers as she goes on the trail of some of the world's most valuable spices, examining their history, trade, mythology and usage, for a new series on BBC 2.
10th February 2011
Aol Inc has bought the Huffington Post in the hope that co-founder Arianna Huffington will build an online media empire, reports Bloomberg.
8th February 2011
Watch out thereâs a new dragon! Hilary Devey - entrepreneur and award-winning business woman - will join BBC2âs Dragon's Den, following the departure of James Caan.
3rd February 2011
Presenters Denise Van Outen and Matt Johnson have signed up to host Channel 5's entertainment news show OK! TV - premiering this February. The show will feature celebrity interviews, features about music and fashion, and showbiz gossip.
19th January 2011
With a series of wigs and hidden cameras, mary portas is back on our screens with her new series Secret Shopper. This time she is tackling customer service using the Queen of Shops formula to sort out struggling high street chains.
10th January 2011
Whatâs A Facilitator? A pretty face? A sparkling wit? Itâs all of that and a whole lot moreâŚ.
10th January 2011
Speakers Corner presents our latest showcase highlighting the best speaker talents around. Scintillating Conversation about the Olympics will be accompanied by a scrumptious breakfast.
6th December 2010
Keynote speaker Lucy Marcus joined Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Professor Laura Tyson and Oscar-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver for the conference on âWomen, Change and Visionâ in Seoul, Korea
2nd December 2010
Speakers including Laura Tenison MBE â the Founder and MD of JoJo Maman Bebe â and Lucy Marcus â the CEO and Founder of Marcus Venture Consulting â have been considering the female role models who have inspired their success.
15th October 2010
The TV newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky is to leave FIVE in December, the channel announced yesterday, bringing to an end the deal which made her Britain's highest-paid current-affairs presenter.
27th August 2010
Professor Tanya Byron's latest report indicates that family games are becoming a lost art, as time pressures, miscommunication, boredom, and lack of clear advice are cited by parents as contributing factors to not spending enough time playing with their children.
20th July 2010
As a survey announces the rise of womenâs involvement in domestic financial affairs, speakers such as entrepreneur Kanya King MBE and scientist Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE are also becoming increasingly popular. However, is there more to the figures than initially meets the eye?
14th July 2010
Internet entreprenuer and digital champion Martha Lane Fox has launched a initiative to help the 10 million people living in the UK who have never used the internet. Martha believes that these are the people that the internet can help most, providing them with access to online services they currently are unable to utilise.
9th July 2010
TED Global, the famously invite only conference starts in Oxford on Monday. This year, speakers have been chosen to highlight the good news - the breakthroughs, discoveries, new science, new technology and new thinking beneath the troubled newspaper headlines.
7th July 2010
The women chosen by MT are imaginative and hard working, determined to thrive in tough times. Web entrepreneurs, record label executives, fashionistas, hedge fund managers and a structured credit sales woman made the list.
16th June 2010
The Borders Book Festival kicks off tomorrow in the stunning setting of Harmony Gardens in Melrose. The festival has grown in to a national UK event over 4 days in June. This year the organisers have once again bagged themselves an impressive speaker line up including, John Prescott, Kate Adie, Gervase Phinn, John Simpson, Victoria Wood and Rory Bremner.
12th May 2010
A new series, Junior Apprentice, starts tonight with Lord Sugar putting a group of 16 & 17 year olds through some interesting business tasks. In the first episode, the challenge is to sell ÂŁ500 worth of cheese at a London market. At Alan Sugar's side are Karren Brady and Nick Hewer
11th May 2010
Two entrepreneurs present High Street Dreams, a new BBC1 business series mixing business and entertainment. Jo Malone, the founder of the luxury fragrance empire of the same name, together with property tycoon Nick Laslau offer sound advice to entrepreneurs who want to bring their product to the high street and a mass market.
7th May 2010
The 2010 Time 100 has just been announced and Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, Prince and Steve Jobs are amongst the one hundred world leaders, thought leaders, artists and heroes included in the list. Time Magazine have been compiling a list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World every year since 1999. It was thought that the 20th Century would be remembered most for science and technology and, at that time, Albert Einstein was crowned the Person of the Century.
14th April 2010
Paralympic gold medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has taken her place in the House of Lords as a people's peer. Baroness Grey-Thompson, from Redcar, is Britain's most successful Paralympian, with 11 gold medals in wheelchair racing, as well as seven golds in world championships. She has set 30 world records in her career.
13th April 2010
Numerous gardening programmes have hit the screens this month. Gardeners' World is back and there is a second series of Grow Your Own Drugs with James Wong. The newist gardening show to be aired is The Edible Gardener, which is presented by Alys Fowler hoping to appeal to the younger generation of gardeners.
12th April 2010
The part in Willy Russel's Shirley Valentine, which was made famous in the film by Pauline Collins, is currently being perfomed on stage by the award-winning actress, comedienne and author, Meera Syal. Shirley Valentine is part of a Willy Russell season at the Chocolate Mernier Factory in London and Meera Syal, in the lead role, has received rave reviews.
24th March 2010
Ethics and the environment have been added to the list of criteria covering the selection of this year's Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award. The finalists are Laura Tenison, Gill Riley, Victoria Stapleton and Louise Wymer.
8th March 2010
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was run in 1911.
Kirsty Young, celebrity presenter of Desert Island Discs, presents BBC2's series 'The British Family'
19th January 2010
Kirsty Young, the celebrity presenter of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs presents BBC2's new series 'The British Family' aired on Monday nights at 9pm. The four part series examined the changing attitudes to marriage after the war and the impact that the sexual revolution had on the British family.
19th January 2010
Speakers Corner are always delighted to highlight some of their favourite business and entrepreneurial female speakers. We are delighted to feature a few of them in this news article.
1st October 2009
Links between diversity and company image and inclusivity and staff retention are well known but it is new factors coming to light around increased creativity and better customer service that are ensuring diversity and inclusivity are keys to success.
20th August 2009
The Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women 2009 list has been announced and for the fourth year running, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is number one. The list includes the 100 top women in politics, business and philanthropy.
3rd April 2009
As the world leaders dined while discussing the current economic crisis, their wives mingled with some of the UK's top female talent. Michelle Obama and Sarah Brown were joined by Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Harry Potter author, JK Rowling on their table at the Summit Dinner on wednesday evening.
Journalist, broadcaster & speaker, Lesley Abdela wins 2009 Woman Political Journalist of the Year Award
10th March 2009
Journalist, broadcaster and speaker on the international circuit, Lesley Abdela is the 2009 Winner of the Dods & Scottish Widows Women In Public Life Awards. Lesley has over 20 years experience in the fields of gender and democratic development and was one of the New Statesmanâs Top 50 Heroes Of Our Time (2006)
6th March 2009
Lynne Parker, former journalist and marketing consultant founded Funny Women in 2002, an organisation designed to help nuture female comedy talent, as well as boost women's confidence in the workplace using some tricks of the comedy trade. On sunday a host of celebrities including Gabby Logan and Janet Ellis will perform comedy sets as part of Celebrity Funny Women in aid of Action Aid's Put Your Foot Down Campaign.
4th September 2008
The director of civil rights group Liberty won the Inspiration of the Year award. Shami Chakrabarti won the prize at the 2008 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, with other winners including artist Tracy Emin.
1st August 2008
Grey-Thompson says figures show that only 8% of young women play competitive sport Women in sport are not getting enough funding or media coverage, according to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
14th November 2007
Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, has been voted one of the top business icons in a poll of women by Everywoman and NatWest Bank
15th October 2007
She is too modest to admit it, but 60 years ago Marguerite Patten was the Jamie Oliver of her day. Now, at 91, she is about to be named Woman of the Year
31st August 2007
ONE is the monarch, one the head of a male-dominated bastion of the business world and the other a controversial architect.
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