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April 2021 Speaker News

April 2021 Speaker News

We all hope you had a lovely Easter Break. This is our April round-up of speaker news and updates. This month we have a number of speech updates including from Penny Mallory, Lynne Franks, and Chris Roebuck plus a new showreel from Sophie Bennett, feedback on Mark Foster and Matt Ellison, and welcome Sarah Wood and Ian Hawkins to the website.


Lynne Franks speaker bookingLynne Franks is recognised as one of the world’s top experts in PR & Branding; Women’s Engagement and Consumer Trends Prediction.

Her twenty years as the UK’s top consumer PR practitioner, working with major global brands as well as creating London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Awards and promoting many top designer names combined with her work over many years bringing awareness to a number of human and women’s rights, diversity and environmental issues.

She has recently updated us on her speaking topics – which now include –

  • What Next? What comes after the pandemic? How will it have affecting the way we work, spend and play as we go into the New Future?
  • Creating trust and connection with your stakeholders
  • Healthy Eating, Healthy Selling – The Growing Trend
  • What Women Want? Inside the hearts and minds of women in the post-Covid world.
  • You – The Brand – How to present yourself, your vision, and your skills
  • Circular Economy
  • Values-based authentic PR
  • Wellbeing for Mind, Body, and Soul
  • Creating community in the workplace
  • Sustainability

Penny Mallory is a former WRC and National Rally Champion, TV Presenter, Mental Toughness Expert, and Team Performance Coach & Keynote speaker. She has introduced a new half-day workshop based on Bouncing Back.

Facing the ‘new world of work’ with renewed Mental Toughness

The world is heading for a whole new chapter as it begins to emerge from the pandemic, and exciting though this chapter is, inevitably a whole new set of challenges, opportunities, changes, and hurdles will present themselves for your business and your people. Inevitably weary, some are perhaps grieving, and for many, the idea of embracing new ways of working and rising to the challenges of the ‘new world’ adds a whole new layer of pressure. 

If your business is to prosper your people will need to be firing on all cylinders and mentally tough enough to be able to perform at the peak of their abilities, stand up to the pressures, deliver on the targets, and meet the ambitious deadlines. 

For more details contact us on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk 

Chris Roebuck speaker bookingChris Roebuck is a speaker with unique insights on how to deliver success. A globally experienced senior business, public sector, and military leader Chris shows how simple practical day-to-day actions can deliver high performance, great customer service, innovation, transformation, efficiency and make every employee a proactive brand ambassador.

He has introduced a new speech called Explosive Leadership

Explosive leadership is a proven step-by-step system that enables leaders and organisations to identify and neutralise the key challenges blocking their full potential for success. This is achieved by identifying the key challenge and creating a wave of focused people-powered Explosive Energy to neutralise it which then builds momentum to carry the organisation forwards to success. Real-world experience shows Explosive Leadership can be effective against many of the key challenges organisations frequently face. Chris shows audiences how they can achieve this by using a unique mix of his insights, stories, hard data, neuroscience, and inspirational moments from their own lives.

His talks include –

+ 3 Secret Steps to Super Performance – Delivering inspiration and success using the untapped power hidden within
+ 5 Covid Insights for Future Success – Revealing hidden insights from Covid challenges that will power future success
+ Explode Your Orgmines – Simple Steps to Crush Your Challenges – 5 simple steps to beat the challenges blocking success and risking the future
+ Neural Power Unleashed – Deliver Dynamic Change and Transformation – Riding the rollercoaster to success with the natural agility hidden in us all
+ 2 Secrets of Inspired Customer Service – From mere transactions to transformed relationships
Minimise Your Risk in 3 Steps – Organic risk management – unleash the hidden value in employee’s hearts and minds

Shed Simove is a well-known speaker and entrepreneur who specialises in speaking on creativity and innovation. Following a degree in Experimental Psychology and two years working in DisneyWorld, Florida, Shed worked in TV Production, heading up programmes including ‘The Big Breakfast,’ ‘Space Cadets,’ and ‘Big Brother.’ He soon became known for making innovative, ground-breaking television shows, and helped discover and launch many TV Stars careers, including Kelly Brook, Tess Daly, and Russell Brand.

He has recently updated his speaking topics and can cover subjects such as – 

  • Innovative Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Unconventional Ideas
  • Guerrilla Marketing


Sophie Bennett is a best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, and motivation and leadership expert. She is a visiting faculty member at The Cranfield School of Management, where she speaks on leadership, motivation, and effective communication.

Sophie has kindly sent us a short virtual clip of her speaking at an event talking on the 5 Flames of motivation 


We are delighted to have added Sarah Wood and Ian Hawkins to our website. 

Sarah Wood is a digital entrepreneur, diversity advocate, and speaker, driving innovation and transforming business culture for the better. She co-founded Unruly, the international video advertising marketplace, acquired by NewsCorp for £114 million in 2015.Sarah is Senior Independent Director on the board of Tech Nation, the growth platform for ambitious British tech entrepreneurs. She is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust Women supporting Women Programme, on the advisory boards for AccelerateHer and City Ventures (University of London) and invests in UK tech startups and scaleups.

Speaking Topics

  • realising and accelerating your leadership potential
  • transforming business culture for the better
  • women and inclusivity in business
  • the extraordinary story behind Unruly
  • the future of technology

Ian Hawkins is a writer, speaker, and presenter who tackles the big questions about how people and businesses can adapt in a world that is changing faster than ever before. Born with a debilitating heart condition, Ian spent a lot of his early life in hospitals, witnessing first-hand how innovation and technology impacted the world.

Describing himself as a ‘storyteller’, Ian’s career has seen him working for some of the UK’s best-known entertainers and comedy shows including The News Quiz and The Now Show, as well as making documentaries on locations such as Nicaragua, Chicago, and Morocco. He has created heavyweight B2B content in print, film, and audio headed thought leadership projects for global consultancies and coached high-profile speakers, including cabinet ministers and CEOs. 

His speaking topics include –  Innovation, Technology, and Transformation, Mental Health & Change 


These are a few of the recent feedbacks we have had on speakers – 

“It was very good indeed and we all found it very informative, feedback from attendees was very positive too. Thank you for keeping in touch with us and ensuring all the information was passed on to Jamie. – on Jamie Woodruff.

“We had a really great event earlier with David. We have had some really great feedback from our members. It was a really interesting and thought-provoking session and his delivery is really easy to listen to. We could have spent so much longer discussing today’s topics!” – on David Olugosa

“Mark was great. Very proficient and confident in the virtual environment. The show was a great hit and I have a feedback session with the client on Monday, but he left here with a big smile on his face” – on Mark Foster 

“Matt was a complete success, everyone was really interested in his story and perspective and the Q&A was fab. It could have gone on for hours with the amount of questions we received. Everyone remembers his little frog as well, very impactive” – On Matt Ellison 

Lastly, if you are a fan of the Channel 4 series The Circle you may have noticed that Andy Smith has been on the show. Andy is a successful businessman and speaker and covers a number of subjects including – 

  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Overcoming adversity
  • The benefit of a positive culture in the workplace
  • The benefit of diversification in the workplace

For more information on Andy please do click here. 

That is it for this month. If you are interested in any of the speakers above or have any enquiries please do contact us on 020 8854 7247 or email enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk 


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.