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March 2023 Speaker News

March 2023 Speaker News

This is our March speaker News round-up. This month we feedback on BJ Cunningham, Sue Firth, Andrew Pain, Richard Newman, and Caspar Berry; feature new showreels from Alison Edgar, Chris Moon, and Monty Halls, Podcasts from Andy Lopata, and Chris Roebuck; we welcome Akil Hunte to the website and a huge congratulations to Darren Edwards.


BJ was brilliant yesterday, a great addition to our line-up, and really pleased he stayed on for dinner afterwards. We had some really good feedback from our guests on his presentation. On BJ Cunningham – Feb 2023

Thank you so much for organising the speakers for yesterday’s conference. Both Andrew and Sue were spot on with their delivery and content and left a really positive impression on the Headteachers in what they shared. On Sue Firth and Andrew Pain – Feb 2023

The event went really well, and we have received amazing feedback from our customers and internal teamon Caspar Berry & Richard Newman

Anthony’s talk yesterday was brilliant and very inspirational for everyone in the audience. With many amazed at how positive his views on life are now having gone through such pain. Very motivational for many! – on Anthony Bennett – Feb 2023


In a world full of conference speakers, Alison Edgar MBE is a relatable figure for audiences around the globe, providing them with lasting impact and inspiration that resonates, not only from a workplace situation but their whole lives. Working in the corporate world until she was age 46, Alison understands first-hand the challenges that delegates face on a daily basis. Alison champions actionable takeaways for every audience, and her upbeat, passionate delivery style rubs off on even the most skeptical audience members. Alison has recently sent us her new showreel.

Monty Halls is an ex-Royal Marines Officer who worked for Nelson Mandela during the peace process in the early nineties. He left the Marines to pursue a career in expeditions, travel journalism, and biology, achieving a First Class Honours Degree and becoming qualified as a marine biologist. Monty has also recently sent us his new showreel.

Chris Moon is an inspiring and motivating speaker on overcoming adversity after losing an arm and a leg when he trod on a mine in a minefield in East Africa. A former British Army officer, Chris had left the armed forces to work for a charity clearing landmines in Asia & Africa. Having already survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge and negotiated his release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution, Chris was supposed to be in a safe area in East Africa when disaster struck. Chris has very kindly sent us an updated showreel.


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, and efficiency and make every employee a proactive brand ambassador. Chris has his own Podcasts called “Perspectives From the Top”. Guests include current and former global CEOs, top public service leaders, from mass transit to cyber security, Nobel Prize winners, Prime Ministers, global investors, entrepreneurs & founders, senior military officers, leading media figures, athletes and world record holders.

Andy Lopata has recorded over 100 episodes of his Connected Leadership Podcasts. Professional relationships strategist and author of ‘Connected Leadership’ Andy Lopata is joined by guests from business leaders, through subject matter experts to sports stars, and more as they discuss the role that networks and professional relationships play in leadership success.


We are delighted to welcome Akil Hunte to the website

Akil Hunte is a trainee solicitor, public speaker, socially conscious entrepreneur, consultant, author, and motivational influencer. He is on a mission to challenge the status quo and inspire the next generation of leaders on their journeys through his value-based leadership principles. 

Currently training as a lawyer at one of the largest law firms in the world, he has years of experience guiding and inspiring young professionals on their career journeys. Through being Chair of NRG Lawyers, Founder of Solicitors in the Making, Founder of LinkedIn Skills for Lawyers, and building a following of over 10,000 people on LinkedIn, he has inspired tens of thousands of people in the legal industry and professional world through his thought leadership.

He speaks on a variety of topics which includes:

  • Value-Based Leadership;
  • Creating a Champion Mindset to Achieve Ambitious Goals;
  • Networking effectively and organically;
  • Building confidence in your Identity in the workplace; and
  • How social mobility, diversity & inclusion creates a better workforce.


Cybersecurity Speaker Gary Hibberd has sent us over an update biog with details on his speaking topics.

And last but by no means least everyone at Scamp Speakers wish to congratulate Darren Edwards on achieving the 7 Marathons in 7 Days Challenge. A magnificent achievement and becomes the first handcycle athlete to complete the challenge raising over £40,000 for charity. (A huge congratulations to the inspirational Sally Orange who also completed the same challenge.)

That’s it for March – as always if we can ever help with an enquiry please email 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.