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November 2022 Speaker News

November 2022 Speaker News

This is our November Speaker News Round up this month featuring feedback on Matt Ellison, Josh Littlejohn, Donna Fraser, Ashley John Baptiste and Sophie Bennett; we welcome Oli France & Erica Farmer to the website; and have an updated biogs from Penny Mallory and Blaire Palmer


Ashley John-Baptiste speaker booking“Please pass our thanks on to Ashley for a really inspiring session this afternoon. He spoke with passion and generated some really great questions from the young people. He left with them some really important messages to reflect on.”
On Ashley John Baptiste

“I just wanted to let you know that Donna was absolutely brilliant last week.  Such a lovely personable lady who has overcome so much in her career.  Her experiences resonated with a number of people in the audience.”
on Donna Fraser

“Josh was really excellent.  Such a humble individual – down to earth – gracious.  And a truly inspirational talk delivered with energy and passion.  Feedback has been excellent.”
on Josh Littlejohn

“Matt has an ease about him when presenting and was very open and approachable. He incorporated the stats we talked about and connected how when we are our authentic selves, we can bring our whole self to any situation, including the workplace,  which was a nice tie-back for us”
on Matt Ellison

“Sophie was motivating and inspiring, the 5 flames were a great focus and was well received by staff. It was great to spend time with her before and after her talk and to hear about her passions and life. The talk engaged and was thought-provoking and she left the audience with key thoughts to take away.”
on Sophie Bennett.


We are delighted to welcome Oli France and Erica Farmer to the website

Oli France is an adventurer and professional expedition leader and inspirational speaker on leadership and confidence.

For over a decade, Oli’s adventures have taken him through deserts, jungles, mountains, and war-torn regions. He has faced spies, interrogators, minefields, and arrest, along with avalanches, earthquakes, meningitis, and severe dehydration, all while attempting to complete challenging journeys in remote corners of the world, alone or while leading a team.

Erica Farmer is the founder of the Quantum Rise Talent Group and keynote speaker on taking your development from good to great by achieving your goals.

Erica Farmer is a successful female founder, speaker, and consultant, with over 20 years of experience delivering high-impact learning and development solutions in some of the UK’s largest brands, such as LV=, British Gas, Specsavers, and Virgin.

She sits on various boards advising on the future of skills and learning, focussing specifically on the opportunities which learning technology can bring. Erica Farmer also brings the more humanistic elements to learning and business, such as understanding mindset, building psychological safety, investing in mental toughness, and delivering a sustainable agenda.


Penny Mallory is a leading Authority on Mental Toughness.

Mental Toughness is a personality trait, that can everyone can develop. With Mental Toughness, you have increased resilience, confidence, focus, determination, and commitment. This enables you to manage stress and pressure, take challenges in your stride, and quickly bounce back from setbacks. Are your people facing extreme stress and pressure, insane targets, and ambitious deadlines?

Penny has sent us an updated biography including news of an amazing challenge she is undertaking in 2023.

Blaire Palmer is a Future of Leadership expert and speaker and draws on more than 20 years’ experience challenging, provoking and guiding senior leaders as they try to figure out how their people and their organisations can thrive in these fast-changing times.

Blaire has recently updated us on her speaking topics including –

Busting the Myths of Leadership
How on earth do we lead in this ‘post-Covid’ world of work? Well, it starts by rejecting conventional wisdom about leadership…the rules of work that evolved in the 19th and 20th Century, and focusing instead on the power of authentic human connection, trust and the wisdom of the people you hired. To do that, leaders need to change the way they see themselves and the role they play in the business and empower their people to be great. Blaire draws on more than 20 years working as a coach and confidante to senior leaders and their teams and presents her practical yet powerful guide to becoming the leader your people need you to be. Lively, funny and thought-provoking, Blaire leaves audiences feeling confident to try something new.

Busting the Myths of Change
The rules of change are changing. It’s not about selling people on ‘The Why’ anymore. Now they need to feel THEY are leading the change. In this keynote, Blaire draws on more than two decades running leadership and culture change programmes to explain how to create passionate enthusiastic for change throughout your organisation.

Other News

Chris 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, efficiency and make every employee a proactive brand ambassador. Chris has recently sent us a short clip on Entrepreneurial Leadership.

In the current uncertain times Entrepreneurial Leadership creates a mindset where everyone is proactively looking for opportunities to not only deliver better but also in new ways. Its been proven to invigorate culture to inspire greater success.

Sara Butler, the Founder of Scamp Solutions and now Managing Director of Shoot the Company, was recently interviewed “Her Business of Sport Podcast”. 

That is it for this month. if we can help with any enquiries in the meantime please drop us a line 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.