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Guy Browning

conference hosts

Creative and Innovation Speaker

Guy Browning is an engaging business speaker on creativity and innovation and an experience conference host. His speeches are a mix of serious business messages and advice but with a slice of humour.

Guy started his career in a comedy duo but soon went into advertising with Darcy Macius Benton Bowles. He went on to become the Creative Director of the Added Value Company before setting up his own business, Smokehouse, which organises events around the world.

Guy Browning was a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4 on Small Talk (2003) and Weak at the Top, which ran for two series in 2005/6 starring Alexander Armstrong. He is also a successful business writer with books such as Innervation: Rewire Yourself for the New Economy (2003) and Grass Roots Management (2002), with humorous columns, such as “Weak at the Top” in Management Today.

His books collecting his Guardian columns, Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade and Never Push When It Says Pull, were bestsellers.

Guy has also directed his first feature film called Tortoise in Love. The film had a UK release in July 2012 and went on to be released in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


Guy is a popular and in-demand speaker on Creativity and Innovation.

His speeches include –

• CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION – Guy, gets groups thinking differently about their job, their company and their whole sector. Introduces creative thinking skills but also making-things-happen skills. He focuses on new products, better service, and stronger teamwork.

• OFFICE POLITICS – Observations of absurdities and surreal happenings in office life – taken from his ‘Office Politics’ book and column in the Guardian

• CONFERENCE HOSTING – Guy has extensive experience designing and running interactive events for large groups and has a thorough knowledge of different business sectors. As a business journalist, he can provide insightful commentary on businesses and awards.




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.