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Samantha Simmonds

conference hosts

Samantha Simmonds is a TV news presenter, journalist, broadcaster and conference and awards host with more than 20 years experience. She is currently presenting on the BBC, where she covers all the main programmes for BBC World News – including the agenda-setting ‘The Briefing’on BBC 1 and ‘Business Live’on the BBC News Channel. She has also hosted the ‘One to One’Series on BBC Radio 4, and can also regularly be heard on BBC Radio London covering the early breakfast programme.

Samantha Simmonds has broken some of the biggest stories of recent years – most recently the devasting Sri Lanka bombings, the arrest of Julian Assange and the death of George HW Bush – anchoring rolling coverage for several hours.

She was previously a main presenter on Sky News for more than a decade.  While there Samantha covered stories such as the shocking murder of British MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum and the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Samantha was also the first British broadcaster to break the news of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.

Samantha co-hosts a regular podcast for midlife women ‘It’s a Grown Up Life’ – featuring  candid interviews with the likes of Samantha Cameron, Kay Burley and Rachel Stevens which has gained a huge following! She also regularly writes for the national press about parenting and issues around women in the workplace.

Speaking topics

Samantha regularly asked to speak at city firms, schools and motivational events about her experiences of juggling an ambitious career with motherhood, and the challenges faced by women in these situations along the way.

Samantha also greatly enjoys hosting and moderating corporate events around the world for the likes of  Deloitte, HP, Sainsburys, Mont Blanc and the British Government.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Samantha and her friend Lauren Libbert recorded a new episode of their Podcast ” Its A Grown Up Life” about Women in Lockdown. Samantha also recently presented the Asia 50 Best Restaurant online and has done some interviews online for corporate events.


Women in Business


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.