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Speakers on Change

Speakers on Change

Dealing with change, implementing change, managing change, adjusting to change, embracing change…..change, change, change……

The digital revolution and the pandemic have heightened the amount of change we have experienced in the past few years. It has impacted us both professionally and personally with the fear of change and/or adapting to change affecting many people’s mental health.

It continues to be one of the most popular subjects we get asked for and these are just a few of the speakers we work with who speak on different aspects of change.

James Poulter

James Poulter is the founder and CEO of Vixen Labs one of the UK’s leading Voice Technology companies and is a thought leader and speaker on Innovation Culture, the Future of Work, and Emerging Technologies (including the metaverse).

In his talk CTRL ALT DEL James Poulter looks at how you can continue to build a culture of innovation and what will need to change in order for companies to evolve to the new ways of working. Using some real-life examples from his time at Lego, Edelman, and Ogilvy, James looks at what new controls (CTL) will need to be in place to allow a return to work. What will need to be altered (ALT) to allow your team to innovate, work together and still maybe work from home with a new work/life balance –  and what will need to be deleted (DEL) from previous ways of working. There is no choice now to innovate – innovate is essential to survive.

Simon Weston

Simon Weston CBE is an inspirational and motivational speaker who suffered 46% burns to his body when he was severely injured in the Falklands War in 1982.His story was picked up in the documentary Simon’s War and was followed by millions of people across the UK. Simon has endured years of reconstructive surgery and has undergone over 70 operations and yet has an endearing positive spirit, that has made him one of the UK’s most respected and inspirational icons.

His message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, dealing with change, seizing the moment, and succeeding.

Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer speaker bookingBlaire Palmer is an authoritative speaker on leadership in change, having spent over 20 years in the boardrooms of international and global companies. Blaire is a leadership consultant, author, and keynote speaker on future trends in business. In her speeches, she reveals her insights into business and challenges ideas about leadership and change by inspiring people to find ways to start running their companies in partnership with their people and to lose their ego.

One of her talks is –

A Brilliant Gamble – Everyone knows that change is now a constant. However, letting go of habits, beliefs, processes, and attachments that no longer serve you (or your company) is another matter. Too many companies talk about change but keep a foot in both camps – carrying on what they’ve done historically while trying to innovate. Sorry folks. It’s time to place your bets. Stay in the past. Alternatively, embrace the future. Moreover, if you’re serious about change relying on outdated notions of how to bring it about is going to get you into deep trouble.

Cris Beswick

Cris Beswick is a global thought leader and strategic advisor on innovation and the bestselling author of ‘Building a Culture of Innovation.Originally trained as an industrial designer, Cris Beswick spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur building an award-winning strategy & design group. He is now recognised globally as a thought leader in innovation strategy, leadership, and culture.

Cris brings much-needed real-world entrepreneur and CEO experience to the subject of shaping the future through innovation. In a down-to-earth and unique presentation style he focuses on the strategy, leadership, and culture game-changing innovation capability requires and how, in his own words, “CEOs and senior teams need to become a little more Martin Luther King and a little more Einstein.”

Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams SpeakerLucy Adams was the HR Director on the Executive Board at the BBC during one of that organisation’s most turbulent periods and is a respected speaker on disruption.

In just five years the BBC had four CEOs, opened the new BBC in the North of England and the largest multi-media newsroom in Europe, became ever more digital across its news and television output, delivered significant financial reductions, and managed numerous crises. Lucy was at the heart of all of these and led many more.

In one of her talks, Lucy will look at how HR and leadership practices need to change fundamentally to keep pace with the needs of our organisations and their people. She will provide a fresh framework for rethinking leadership and HR – the EACH model (employees as adults, consumers, and human beings), and she will provide practical examples of how HR and leaders are already implementing these new trends. She will also explore how HR can become more agile, more responsive, and more credible and will share how HR teams are changing how they work and deliver.

Hamish Taylor

Hamish Taylor speaker bookingHamish Taylor is a turnaround speaker and business speaker that has led some of the leading UK companies through periods of change. His career has taken him from the international consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, consultancy firm Price Waterhouse and British Airways to become CEO of the channel tunnel railway Eurostar, and then CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank.

Hamish’s keynotes will demonstrate the breakthroughs that can be achieved by changing your approach. Hamish’s message can be tailored to a variety of topics and levels within any organisation.

Maxine Hulme

Maxine Hulme QPM is a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police and a keynote speaker on transformation, leadership, and diversity. Maxine Hulme joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 and served in a variety of Boroughs within South London in both uniform and detective roles. She developed an interest in covert policing and proactive crime during this time. In 1999 Maxine joined Specialist Operations and subsequently became part of the Specialist Crime Directorate as an SIO. During this period she worked within the kidnap unit, Arts and antiques, and cheque and credit card squads.

One of her talks is – “Change is a Critical Incident – Treat it as such”

In this talk, Maxine will share thoughts and ideas having been the Transformation Director for the Metropolitan Police. Transforming a complex and high-risk organisation has many challenges and Maxine will demonstrate how to manage these and achieve success.

If you are looking for a speaker on change and we can help please email us 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.