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August 2023 Speaker News

August 2023 Speaker News

This is our August Speaker News round-up this month featuring feedback on Garrett Emmerson, Jackie Handy, Anj Handa, Tilly Lockey, and Anthony Bennett; we welcome Ruth Tongue and Jamie Turner to the website; have updates from Andy Lopata, Ayo Sokale, Sally Orange and Jack Nolan and feature a podcast hosted by Helen Fospero


Anthony Bennett speaker booking‘Anthony was just brilliant – a really remarkable speaker. The way in which he presented his story, his words, his inspiration – it was outstanding. Every single person in the room had nothing but praise for him, and I think his presentation will have a lasting effect on many. Anthony was perfect for our event and we are very grateful to have found him.’ On Anthony Bennett – June 2023 

“Brilliant and very well received he is extremely humble and get some great ideas about leadership across truly inspiring and great on strategic leadership”on Garrett Emmerson– June 2023 

“What can I say? The session today with Thomas was just incredible! He was sincere, honest, methodical, funny, and above all an absolute gent!” On Thomas Skinner – June 2023

“Jackie was great – very professional and brought a good energy to her talk” – On Jackie Handy – June 2023

“it went wonderfully thank you – and social entrepreneurs and staff that attended her session were raving about her.” On Anj Handa – June 2023 

“Tilly was absolutely amazing!!! Such a fantastic speaker and her story is truly a lesson in resilience and determination. Everyone has been sending thanks in admiration for her so thank you so much for getting this done for us”. On Tilly Lockey – June 2023 


We are delighted to have added Jamie Turner and Ruth Tongue to the website 

Jamie Turner is an internationally recognised author, professor, speaker, and TV news contributor who has helped The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Holiday Inn, and other global brands tackle complex business problems and speaks on leadership, productivity, and communication skills.

Jamie is a regular guest on CNN and HLN on the topics of marketing, business leadership, and branding. He is the co-author of four essential business books that have been translated into half a dozen languages.

Jamie Turner has been profiled in one of the world’s best-selling textbooks and is an internationally recognised keynote speaker at trade shows, events, and corporations around the globe. He has been featured in Huffington Post, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., and other prominent publications.

Ruth Tongue is an expert and speaker in the world of nutrition, well-being, and behavioural change.

Ruth Tongue is an entrepreneur and employee wellbeing specialist who supports her clients to live their optimal lives. Through her portfolio career as the Director of employee wellbeing specialists Elevate, expert Pilates trainer, and nutrition consultant, Ruth offers a comprehensive approach to mental and physical health, using a holistic approach. Delivering bespoke presentations tailored to meet the needs of any audience, as a speaker, Ruth offers transformative advice for growth and sustained well-being in both personal and professional environments.

Founding Elevate in 2017, Ruth’s ambition as the director has been to lead the corporate wellbeing sector with regard to employee health, through consultancy.


Andy Lopata is a specialist speaker on networking and social media strategy and a Professional relationships Strategist. He has a new speech about Psychological Safety in the Workplace. 

Speak Up! Creating a Culture Where People Feel Comfortable Being Vulnerable and Open

There is much focus on the importance of being vulnerable and ensuring psychological safety in the workplace. But is it that simple? It’s not possible to just tell people that it’s OK to be vulnerable and expect them to open up, most people won’t respond to that. In this three-module programme, Andy will explore what leaders can do: 

– to be more vulnerable personally and transparent with people around them and how that will enhance their status as a leader, rather than diminish it;
– as an individual leader to ensure that their teams are comfortable being open and vulnerable with them;
– to ensure that the corporate culture is one that encourages and rewards openness. 

Ayo Sokale is a BBC Presenter, Civil Engineer, and a leading keynote speaker in her field and possesses an array of talents and expertise, working at the cutting edge of the scientific, environmental, and media landscape. She has recently sent us an updated biog covering all her speaking topics. Please visit her webpage to learn more 

Jack Nolan is one of the UK’s youngest Mental Health and Empowerment Speakers, Dyslexic Author, and winners of the world! Surviving two mental health breakdowns and being diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Jack bounced back, turning his negative circumstances into an opportunity to bring value to people’s lives. Jack has recently sent us a new showreel.

Former British Army Major, multi-record-breaking adventure athlete, passionate mental health campaigner, and inspirational speaker Sally Orange MBE has crammed a lot into her 49 years on the planet and she’s nowhere near done. Following being awarded the MBE in the Kings Honours recently she has sent us an updated biog. 


Helen Fospero is a TV presenter, awards host, and conference facilitator. She has hosted the Convex Conversation Podcasts and interviews people with inspirational life stories. To learn more please visit the Convex podcast website –  https://convex.podbean.com/ 

Lastly, everyone at Scamp Speakers wishes to congratulate inspirational speaker Amar Latif on being awarded the OBE in the Kings Birthday Honours. 

That is it for this month – if we can help with any enquiries please contact us at enquires@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.