2021 Speaker Round Up
As we come to the end of 2021 I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the clients and speakers that have worked with us this year. We are incredibly grateful and whilst it has not been an easy ride for many, we are delighted to see the return of some live events.
We wanted take this opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the year and some of the key topics that have been popular this year too.
The demand for mental health speakers has been very consistent throughout this year. Clarke and Carrie Carlisle (Clarke pictured) shared their experiences with a number of clients whilst Dan Keeley spoke at an in-person event in September on his mental health journey.
With working from home and companies working more and more remotely we have seen a rise in the number of requests for Cybersecurity speakers.
We were delighted to have worked with the likes of Charlie McMurdie and Garry Hibberd this year and Bennett Arron, (pictured) in particular, who spoke online for one company in Australia and another in the USA.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Another very popular theme this year. Matt Ellison (pictured) has proved to be a very popular speaker talking on his transgender story, whilst Winston Clements and Anne Wafula Strike have spoken on diversity and inclusion and disability issues too.
In recent months many companies have brought their staff back together for the first time in a year or so.
Some clients have asked about empathy in the workplace and Shola Kaye has proved to be a popular choice to talk on the subject and how to bring your team with you on a shared journey.
Falklands Veteran Simon Weston CBE also speaks on empathy and compassion and with the Falklands 40th Anniversary in 2022, Simon has already had a number of bookings confirm for next year
Lastly, innovation continues to be a strong point of interest and how we can now build back better and create a culture of innovation within organisations. James Poulter has proven again to be a popular speaker on the subject, whilst Inma Martinez, Andrew Grill and Graeme Codrington have spoken at similar events this year
We were also delighted to have worked on the Northumbrian Water Innovation festival this year and were delighted to have worked with the likes of Will Kirk, Rory Cellan Jones, and Louis Theroux on the event.
It’s not all been motivational too! We have been delighted to have worked with Rev Richard Coles, Alfie Moore, and Kevin Keegan at some after-dinner events.
These are off course, just a few highlights of the year and as always a huge thank you to all the clients who have worked with us this year and all the speakers and we look forward to 2022 with the hope that more live events continue to return.