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JLA was founded in 1990 and is now the biggest specialist agency in the country – described by the Financial Times as “The UK’s leading speaker bureau.” We provide conference, motivational and after dinner speakers, presenters, awards hosts and performers for over 2000 corporate and public sector events each year, across Britain and continental Europe.
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James’ expertise spans IT, energy, manufacturing, leisure and retailing. He has a proven track record of seeing trends before his peers and delivering counter-intuitive but highly pragmatic proposals on how business should react. The former head of worldwide market intelligence at Philips consumer electronics questions our assumptions on everything from robots to plastics, and from obsessions with food to the snags surrounding cashless society.

Back in 2003 the nation held its collective breath as Clive’s men fulfilled their promise and clinched the Rugby World Cup. He has now helped elite athletes achieve unprecedented success and has launched a new app to capture knowledge on any subject. In presentations and workshops Clive demonstrates the power of collaborative leadership – and how to create a winning mindset. He also unpicks the DNA of a champion, which goes way beyond talent.

As a keen teenage swimmer Marc was distraught to be diagnosed with cancer. He lost his lower leg, but within months he was swimming faster than before. He went on to win four golds over five Paralympics. Marc has now published Beyond The Call, exploring how fairness, trust, empowerment and self-sacrifice all combine to produce extra, ‘discretionary’ effort. In speeches he shows what happens by focusing on those things that are under your control.

After serving as a Captain in the Parachute Regiment, Lev took his experience of challenging and dangerous environments to become a photojournalist and leader of expeditions. His love of Africa led him to undertake a one-man trek along the length of the Nile where he learned how communities survive in the harshest of climates. He then took on the Himalayas, Central and South America, and the route from Russian to Iran. He considers the lessons both, personal and witnessed, in motivation, survival, and the nature of risk.

Robert is an expert in fertility, a leading voice in the genetic engineering debate and a natural presenter. In Bad Ideas? he examined how all human progress from farming to medicine to urban living has made us more vulnerable. He’s now working on an app to help new parents care for their babies. Robert takes on big moral and practical questions. Can we look to technology to solve problems it has created? Where does genetics stop? Is it wrong to play God?

Michael co-authored Fixing Britain with Digby Jones. He’s since written a guide to demystify the charts and jargon that fill the financial pages.

With examinations in the best and worst of history, the brave and the bloody, Sam has shed new light on both what has made the world, and what might be to come. He has risked life and limb to recreate and uncover new stories, perspectives and insights from China to the Americas. He looks at the lessons history has to teach in leadership, innovation, and global trade, as well as personal reflections on teamwork, evidence, leadership and society.

Leah joined Arsenal's Centre of Excellence at the age of nine and made her senior debut in a Champions League quarter-final. She has starred for England in every age group from the U15s right up to the senior side. She was called up to the Lionesses Senior squad in 2017, and has gone on captain England at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

Not only was The Guardian’s Associate Editor once involved in a physical brush with the PM’s press secretary, he’s also engaged in ‘light sabre fighting’ with a Cabinet Minister. Despite this he feels more at home with the verbal insult - as in his programme Savaged By A Dead Sheep.

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