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JLA is the UK's biggest specialist agency for keynote, motivational speakers and after dinner speakers, conference presenters, awards hosts and cabaret for corporate, industry and public sector events.

JLA’s Speakers Breakfasts give event organisers and producers a free opportunity to see speakers in action before making a booking. Each year we host a Spring and Autumn season to showcase motivators, trends experts and business leaders – as well as the latest ‘movers and shakers’ and exciting new names to join the circuit.


Innovation At Work

The final breakfast of the season addressed one of the most critical themes for UK companies, the public sector and the country as a whole - Innovation. Our speakers were Hamish McRae, Wayne Hemingway and Javier Bajer

Aside from his role at The Independent, Hamish made his name as author of The World in 2020. He now turns his attention to success stories from around the globe in a new book, entitled What Works? Amongst other shining and sometimes surprising examples, he outlines the lessons we can draw from mobile telephony in Africa, sports education in Australia and philanthropy in New York.

Since selling Red or Dead, Wayne Hemingway switched from fashion to social housing - helping regenerate both urban and coastal communities. He also launched Roadrunner bikes and Shack Up sheds, but what has really grabbed the public's imagination is his idea for Pop-up shops. They now provide short-term, low-rent space for a whole new generation of designers and retailers.

Challenging a good deal of received wisdom, eminent psychologist Javier Bajer talked about 'unlocking a culture of innovation' - and how change can be achieved in a relatively short period of time.

Innovation Breakfast

LOCATION Portland Place, London
DATE JUNE 15 2010

Osborne's First Budget

Just as George Osborne prepared his Emergency Budget, we heard from three very well placed voices on the economy: Justin Urquhart Stewart, Anthony Hilton and Sir John Gieve - former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

Justin is co-founder of Seven Investment Management and a frequent media commentator. On the Today Programme he suggested the Euro might be replaced by the 'Neuro' (for stronger nations) and a 'Eurolite' currency for the rest.

Anthony is the long-serving Financial Editor of the Evening Standard. In his view "we can't cut our way out of the mess and we can't tax our way out. The only way is to grow." (Click here to read a short Q&A with him on our site.)

As well as his role at the BoE and on the Monetary Policy Committee, Sir John has carried out spending reviews for both Labour and Conservative governments - the next task for Osborne's team at The Treasury. He provided a valuable insight into the practical choices facing the new Coalition.

Pre Budget Speakers Breakfast video

LOCATION Portland Place, London
DATE JUNE 1 2010