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January 2024 Speaker News

January 2024 Speaker News

This is our first speaker news of 2024 and we hope the year has been going well for everyone so far. This month we feature feedback on Helen Fospero, Matt Ellison, Darren Edwards, James Poulter, and John Hoskison; Ben Sauer and Jens Heitland have updated us with recent footage of their talks; we welcome Helen Gibson to the website; and we have news on our new feature for 2024 Scamp Stories.  


“Amazing feedback, the client was so pleased and we all agreed she really made the event and elevated it to the next level. She was so lovely and approachable as well so wouldn’t hesitate recommending her for future events.” – On Helen Fospero – Dec 2023 (pictured) 

“As always, Matt does an amazing job presenting and demonstrating such vulnerability with his personal journey, that resonates with our staff.” On Matt Ellison – November 2023 

“Darren was absolutely brilliant!!! I am just working through the feedback from the 80 members of staff who attended and every single one mentions how inspiring he was and what a wonderful speaker he was. Was a perfect fit for the day.On Darren Edwards – November 2023 

“….it was a great day and the feedback for James was absolutely amazing… It was great to have him in Belfast and thanks to you for all your help too” – on James Poulter – November 2023 (pictured) 

John was superb last night. I haven’t had a chance to speak to any of our sixth form this morning but they had lots of really good questions for him last night.”on John Hoskison – November 2023


We are delighted to welcome Helen Gibson MBE to the website 

Helen Gibson MBE is an award-winning international business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, coach, and leadership expert. Intent on transforming lives and changing the world for the better, Helen draws upon her own experiences as CEO of Agencia, in which she has operated alongside her father and sister in their family firm.

Sought out by both UK and foreign governments to tackle some of the most complex issues in the world’s trouble spots, Helen Gibson MBE has had a career like no other. A talented speaker, Helen has an understanding of the challenges facing countries in conflict and transition. From many modern-day issues such as terrorism, corruption, cybercrime, pandemics, addiction, and migration, the work of Helen’s company has affected millions of people around the world. 

Under her leadership, Agencia has been trusted to deliver on the frontline with health, justice, policing, and security services. With an enviable client list including the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, NHS, PwC, EU, and the United Nations, Agencia has successfully delivered in 27 countries, including Bosnia Herzegovina, Ukraine, British Virgin Islands, Bahrain, Kenya, and Afghanistan. Succeeding in doubling turnover, this business growth is a testament to Helen’s values-driven leadership.


Ben Sauer is a product and design leader, speaker, and author on the potential of design, possible futures, voice technology, and team culture.

From 2018 to 2020, Ben worked at Babylon Health, first as a Director of Design, and then as Director of Product where he led a large team of 100 designers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers on AI-based products worth $100m+.

Ben has recently created a new talk and details are below with a video of the talk. 

Always Be Creating Clarity: daily habits for strategic storytellers – The secret of gaining strategic influence isn’t what you say about design, it’s the story around it. From mindful metaphors to hard-hitting headlines, Ben will share some of the skills you need to become an engaging, clear communicator, taken from his book Death by Screens, how to present high-stakes digital design work and live to tell the tale

Jens Heitland is the former Global Head of Innovation at IKEA Centres and is considered one of the leading minds and speakers on corporate innovation. Jens combines Innovation and Leadership to Human Innovation. 

He has recently spoken at an event on Leading with Impact: The Power of Leadership, Personal Branding, and Networking and has sent us some footage from the talk.


In other news, we will be introducing a new series of short videos featuring interviews with a number of speakers we work with. Called Scamp Stories, our first interview to coincide with International Mens Day featured Andrew Pain and our most recent interview featured Helen Gibson. Please look out for future interviews and a dedicated page on our website will follow soon for all the interviews. 

As always if we can help with any enquiries please contact us at enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk or contact us on 020 8854 7247. 


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.