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January 2022 Speaker News

January 2022 Speaker News

We hope everyone has been having a good January. This is our January 2022 speaker round-up and this month features updated speech topics from Andrew Pain and Alison Edgar; feedbacks on Winston Clements, Neil Mullarkey, and Linda Moir; new podcasts from Helen Fospero and Mark Van Rijeminan and we are delighted to welcome former footballer Michael Duberry and explorer Alex Staniforth to the website


“Thank you so much – everything went perfectly, it was a brilliant session, it really was!” On Winston Clements – Dec 2021

“It went so well and Neil was a perfect fit for us. He worked so hard to ensure our message got through and there isn’t enough stars on a review to fill in for him, as he’d surpass them all!”on Neil Mullarkey- November 2021

“Linda gave a really great start to our day that was pitched perfectly.” On Linda Moir December 2021

“….the attendees absolutely loved Anthony’s session – I’ve been getting all kinds of wonderful feedback!Anthony Bennett from December 2021


TV presenter and experienced conference host Helen Fospero as recently interviewed author Annie Auerbach on the Convex Conversation.

To listen please visit the website – https://convex.podbean.com/e/helen-chats-to-brand-strategist-flex-author-annie-auerbach/ 


Mark Van Rijmenam speaker bookingMark Van Rijeminan has launched a second podcast, together with Dan Turchin. Between Two Bots covers the cultural, technological, and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and AI-based decisions.

It will include discussion on the latest AI news and interviews with leaders on how to create fair and unbiased AI.



We are delighted to welcome Alex Staniforth and Michael Duberry to the website

Michael Duberry is a former professional footballer and keynote speaker on dealing with change, elite performance, and raising your game. There are very few that get the opportunity to play in the English Premier League. In fact, it is just 0.01% that make it to the upper echelon of English football. The average length of a professional footballer’s career is 8 years. Michaels exceeded that by 12 years!

Michael Duberry made a staggering 500 appearances for clubs and is honoured to include Chelsea, Leeds United, Stoke City, and Reading in that list. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit, and Thierry Henry are just some of the world-renowned footballers Michael frequently shared the pitch with. Among his many professional accolades, Michael is proud to include: English League Cup winner,  European Cup winner, and the European Super Cup.

Alex Staniforth
is a record-breaking endurance adventurer, motivational and mental health speaker, published author, brand ambassador, and charity founder from Cheshire, who has never taken the conventional path to the top.

As we emerge from the pandemic, shifting goalposts and uncertainty have left many running on empty, burnt out, and struggling to hold the pace. Alex brings insights from extreme adventures and ultra-endurance challenges down to earth, helping business uncover the tools to take advantage of adversity, protect their well-being and climb back up.

At the age of 25 he has already attempted Mount Everest twice – but Alex is not your typical Everest speaker. After single-handedly raising over £35,000 in corporate sponsorship whilst still at school, his first attempt to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 2014 was abandoned following a tragic avalanche that took sixteen lives. Aged just 19, he returned a year later and survived an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall, triggered by the Nepal earthquake, which trapped his team on the mountain for two days.

Alex speaks on Mental Resilience, Overcoming Adversity, and High Performance.


Andrew Pain is a TEDx / Keynote speaker, inspiring meaningful change and delivering practical strategies on critical aspects of leadership development, including; decision-making under pressure, burnout, effective delegation, time management, and personal performance.

NEW TALK – Unpacking resilience: how to step up when life’s worn you down

After 10 years of domestic abuse, the collapse of his business, and loss of house and assets, Andrew moved back to the UK, to his parent’s spare bedroom in Birmingham, before hitting rock bottom. He had no job, no income, and few contacts: he missed his young daughters (who he now saw very little of) he felt hopeless about the future and was angry and broken by the years of abuse: it simply didn’t feel fair that his life had turned out this way.

– How do you get moving when life feels pointless?
– How do you dig deeper when you’ve got nothing left?
– How do you inspire consistent levels of performance that can withstand adversity, so you can stay on your feet when you’re hit with setbacks?

In this inspirational keynote talk, Andrew shares his journey of regrowth in his own down-to-earth style: the false hopes, the steps forward and backward, the things which really worked, why personal progress is often a mess and a splat, not a curve or a line, and how he has come to where he is today, as a busy professional speaker and leadership coach working with some of the most successful organisations in the world: a father to 5, happily married husband, campaigner and advocate on key social issues (including domestic abuse).

Alison Edgar MBE also known as “The Entrepreneur’s Godmother” to a plethora of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, brings a matchless amalgamation of outside of the box thinking, insight, and knowledge to large organisations.

Alison has recently sent us her updated biog and more can be found on her webpage.

In 2020, Alison Edgar received an MBE for recognition of her long-term services to entrepreneurship and business, which continues to inspire her methodologies. She is a contributor to BBC TV and Radio and has recently become a business mentor on a new Amazon Prime UK & US TV show airing in 2022.

Speaker on Celebrity Service and Marketing Geoff Ramm has recently updated his biog for us. For more information on Geoff please visit his webpage.

Congratulations to Anj Handa, Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, at being recognised in the 2021 list of 20 most influential people in Leeds by Asian Standard News

And lastly, we have recently added a few new categories under the speaker topics including cybersecurity and resilience.  Special thanks to Molokini for all their help again. That is all for this month but if you have any enquiries we can help with please contact us on 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.