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New Speakers April 2022

New Speakers April 2022

We are delighted to welcome the Scamp Speakers website, Nigel Taberner (Former Hostage Negotiator); Hattie Hasan (CEO of Stopcocks Group Limited, which incorporates Stopcocks Women Plumbers; the first national company of women plumbers), and Darren Edwards, former mountaineer and army reservist who suffered a near-fatal climbing accident would him permanently paralysed from the chest down.


Nigel Taberner is a speaker and former UK hostage negotiator who provides bespoke communications training, consultancy and keynote speeches.

During his 10 year career as a negotiator he saved over 130 lives, successfully resolving highly volatile armed sieges, domestic and international kidnaps and high-risk suicide interventions.

Nigel Taberner has over 30 years of operational experience with the Greater Manchester Police and Counter-Terrorism Policing North West. During that time he served in a wide variety of front line and investigative roles. At the height of his career he was a Detective Inspector responsible for counter-terrorism policing operations.

His speaking topics include – the negotiation process, managing conflict and difficult people, emotional Intelligence, Influence and persuasion and negotiator tips and tricks. For more information please see his webpage


Hattie Hasan MBE is a self-made entrepreneur and inspirational speaker on leadership, equality, and unconscious bias.

Hattie Hasan is the CEO of Stopcocks Group Limited, which incorporates Stopcocks Women Plumbers; the first national company of women plumbers, Stopcocks Consultancy, working with companies to increase the numbers of women in construction, and Register of Tradeswomen CIC a not-for-profit, the only organisation connecting customers nationally with verified tradeswomen; established to enable survivors of abuse to train in trades and increase numbers of tradeswomen

Having created a community of female plumbers that had not existed before in the UK, Hattie took her skills to Kenya where she built a rainwater harvesting system for a community in Kenya affected by AIDS. Back in the UK, she organised the first National Conference for Women Installers (WIT), which still runs today and in 2020 she gained recognition in the Honours List and received an M.B.E for Services to Women in the Heating and Plumbing Industries. She even did some stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh festival!

Her speaking topics include – unconscious bias, imposter syndrome, leadership, overcoming perceptions, and overcoming adversity – for more information on her speaking please visit her webpage.


Darren Edwards is a former mountaineer and Army Reservist who sustained a life-changing injury in the summer of 2016. The near-fatal climbing accident would leave Darren permanently paralysed from the chest down. With determination, grit, and positivity, Darren has overcome adversity by becoming a Disabled Adventurer, Expedition Leader, and Motivational Speaker.

On the 6th of August 2016, Darren’s life changed forever. Whilst rock climbing in North Wales, he was involved in a serious fall that would leave him with a life-changing injury. As he climbed a 120ft (36m) exposed rockface, a section of rock unexpectedly shifted below his feet, and he was sent tumbling uncontrollably towards his climbing partner below. The injury he sustained would leave him instantly paralysed from the chest down and with a severe spinal cord injury.

Refusing to let the word disability define who he is as a person, and committed to helping challenge the perception of what those with a disability can achieve, Darren has gone on to lead a record-breaking and world-first expedition (Kayak 4 Heroes), which saw him lead a team of five injured/wounded veterans in kayaking 1,400 kilometres from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’ Groats in Scotland. 

Darren’s personal story of overcoming adversity and building a resilient mindset is guaranteed to motivate, encourage change and inspire. Instilled with humour, down-to-earth honesty, and a genuine sense for adventure and pushing the limits of his disability, Darren cares deeply about connecting with his audience and getting them to think – and act – differently. For more info please visit his webpage

For more details or information on any of them or to enquire about a speaking event, please email us at 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.