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C   C: £5K - £10K   From Formula One to the small screen; from sporting champion to TV legend - Perry McCarthy left the fast lane to become the original Stig on Top Gear.
E   E: < £3K   Rachael MacKenzie is a World Thai-Boxing champion, qualified physiotherapist, gym-owner, mentor and mum of twins.
D   D: £3K - £5K   Richard McCann is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. He is an expert on dealing with challenge, which makes him a truly inspirational and motivational speaker.
D   D: £3K - £5K   After being orphaned in 2004, when they tragically lost their mother and father in the Boxing Day tsunami, brothers Rob & Paul created the footwear brand Gandys and the Orphans for Orphans movement in their parents’ name.
C   C: £5K - £10K   Ronan is an inspirational keynote speaker who focuses in-depth on what puts us on a burnout trajectory and how we can transform through even the greatest adversity. Overnight, Ronan went from leading a global movement to being diagnosed with a lifetime chronic illness. It is through Ronan's impactful way of sharing his story, that he inspires and motivates lasting change.
C   C: £5K - £10K   Trained in International Law & International Relations, French-Canadian Roxanne Joyal is an inspirational keynote speaker & an advocate for empowering women and social responsibility.
C   C: £5K - £10K   Roz Savage lived the dream – and learnt that following your passion is not always plain sailing.
C   C: £5K - £10K   Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is now one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK.
E   E: < £3K   Sally Becker is known as the ‘Angel of Mostar’ and is the founder of Road to Peace and Save a Child who has spent most of her life helping sick and injured children in areas of conflict.
B   B: £10K - £15K   Having navigated life with a genetic blood condition - Sickle Cell Anaemia, Samantha has honed on global stages across the world, cognisant of creating messaging that reaches hearts and minds across cultures and all demographics.
D   D: £3K - £5K   Sarah is a motivational speaker on a mission to help people feel as strong as they look.
D   D: £3K - £5K   Sarah rowed across the Indian Ocean. Alone. With her little boat, Dippers. An inspirational after dinner speaker, Sarah talks about her journey of commitment to life and survival in the elements.
D   D: £3K - £5K   Falkland's War Veteran, author, public speaker & charity supporter and holder of a CBE he received in 2016 for his charity work.
D   D: £3K - £5K   What would you do if you lost your sight at the age of 17? For Simon Wheatcroft, it meant adapting available technology to achieve the impossible.
B   B: £10K - £15K   An inspirational and charismatic keynote and motivational speaker, Spencer West is open and candid about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five, and how he never lost the hope or courage he needed to overcome personal obstacles.
C   C: £5K - £10K   Stef’s a Paralympic medalist long jumper, World Record holder and World Champion. She is also a qualified bio-chemist (specialising in stem cell research), broadcaster and as a model she was the first ever amputee to model at London Fashion Week. As an acclaimed keynote speaker, she has given inspirational talks at events around the world.


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