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February 2023 Speaker News

February 2023 Speaker News

This is our February Speaker news round up – this month featuring feedback on Tracey Neville, Darren Edwards, and Anthony Bennett; we have updated biogs from Caspar Craven, Geoff Ramm and Mark Denton; a new speech from Andy Lopata; we welcome Kathryn Colas to the website; have news of a short documentary by Winston Clements and an interview featuring Phil Olley.


“The event went very well and there has been nothing except positive feedback about Anthony’s presentation, he was warm and genuine and very well received.”  on Anthony Bennett – Jan 2023

“Yesterday went really well from our side of things and Tracey was wonderful – it was a busy day and she was great to work with. Her 2 talks were fantastic and engaging and both audiences thoroughly enjoyed what she had to say.”On Tracey Neville – Jan 2023

“Darren was amazing!!! He is such a fantastic, inspirational young man!” on Darren Edwards – Jan 2023 


Andy Lopata is a specialist speaker on networking and social media strategy and a Professional relationships Strategist. Andy has sent us details on his new talk called Vulnerable Leadership –

Vulnerable Leadership 

Leadership people look to their leaders for strength and direction, particularly in times of uncertainty. But does that mean that leaders need to know all of the answers, all of the time? At a time when people are being encouraged to share their vulnerability, how can leaders do so while still commanding respect? If, indeed, it is desirable for them to do so.

Andy Lopata explores the apparent contradictions between vulnerability and strong leadership. Andy proposes that not only is vulnerability an asset for leaders but it is a sign of strength and works to the benefit of the leader as an individual and the people they lead. In the talk, Andy discusses how we expect our leaders to be strong, and be seen to be strong; to be resilient and to be seen to be resilient; to take the lead and be seen to take the lead. Culturally we are conditioned to see these qualities as the polar opposite of vulnerability but Andy argues that, in fact, each of these qualities is aided by leaders being more vulnerable and authentic. This can be delivered as a keynote talk, a facilitated discussion, or a combination of the two.

Mark Denton is a leadership expert, and celebrated keynote speaker with vast experience navigating turbulent waters. In his professional sailing career, he’s competed in countless races and sailed over 80,000 miles across the world’s most hostile oceans. The pinnacle of this was leading a diverse amateur team to success in the ‘world’s toughest’ round-the-world yacht race the BT Global Challenge 2000-01 where he achieved a podium position. Mark has also sent us an updated biog and showreel for 2023.

Caspar Craven is a Leading Authority and speaker in Achieving Big Bold Goals through effective Leadership and Teamwork. Big Bold Goals stretch what we believe is possible. When we set big bold goals, we also build a plan grounded in reality to achieve it.

Caspar has sent us an updated biog and showreel for 2023.

Geoff Ramm is an inspirational keynote speaker and the creator and author of Celebrity Service & Celebrity Service Superstars. He is trusted by the world’s leading brands to create the gap in their service experience they never knew existed. Including Emirates, Warner Brothers, and Mcdonald’s. Geoff has sent us an updated biog for 2023.


We are delighted to welcome Kathryn Colas to our website  

Kathryn Colas is a hugely respected voice and speaker for women going through the menopause.

Kathryn Colas resigned from a senior executive role in hotel management because of an unknown challenge that she was totally unprepared for. Menopause, the debilitating symptoms, lack of awareness, and the dense shroud of taboo were totally unexpected and difficult to accept. As someone who had always relied on her inner resilience, perseverance, and bounce-back approach, Kathryn decided to pursue answers to all of the questions that simply didn’t make any sense.

In 2012 she founded her first business, the women’s advice and support service Simply Hormones, and became a sought-after media commentator and public speaker, recognised for her work with NGOs, public and private sector organisations in improving understanding of menopausal symptoms; empowering women with better information while influencing policy and practices in the workplace.


Phil Olley was recently interviewed for an article for the Ethicalist on “What can we all learn in 2023 from the Year of the Rabbit. To read the article please visit their website.

Winston Clements and his wife Mayfair recently featured in a short documentary for Channel 4 on The Realities of an Inter-abled couple. To view please visit here.

Founder of Burnley Savings and Loans and successful Entrepreneur, Dave Fishwick, has had his Bank of Dave story turned into a film called Bank of Dave on Netflix

The star of many TV shows including, Channel 4’s ‘The Bank of Dave’ has torn up the rule book and generated huge media and popular interest around the world. An expert on entrepreneurship, business and finance, when he speaks he shares the story behind taking on a seemingly impossible challenges, offering valuable lessons for businesses big and small.

And Lastly, everyone at Scamp Speakers would like to congratulate Jo Tongue from Tongue Tied Management on receiving the MBE in recognition of her services to football and gender equality


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.