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Presenters & Awards Hosts

There are two kinds of event for which presenters / hosts are necessary, and two types of talent that fill the need…

Almost any conference or sizeable business meeting will benefit from the authority, focus and communication skills that only professional presenters bring. It’s not a role that can be filled by a ‘good talker’ from within the organisation – however senior or extravert. Conference presenters know how to build atmosphere, how and when to open up discussion, how to keep to time and how to move naturally from one subject or session to another. They are also used to sticking to the brief!

The same is true for awards dinners. Whether they offer ‘gravitas’ or stardust, awards hosts  / presenters keep the event on track and provide the gloss audiences are used to seeing on televised ceremonies. If the CEO wants to take part, most presenters would be very happy to have him or her as ‘co-host.’
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People used to joke that if you find yourself in the same place as Adie you should get out immediately. As Chief News Reporter she broadcast from the front line in the Gulf War and riots in Tiananmen Square. After dinner Kate talks about Britain’s home front, when women started going to football matches.

Henry works working at the frontier of the generative AI and synthetic media revolution. He presented the BBC documentary series The Future will be Synthesised, and advises organisations on the challenges and opportunities new technologies present.

Ayo became one of four people with colour with a swimming world record, when he swam in one of the deepest stretches of water on earth. The former Blue Peter presenter has written for the Daily Telegraph, BBC Sport and the Independent, and appeared on Celebrity MasterChef, the Great British Bake Off and Celebrity Pointless. After moving into sports and current affairs, Ayo co-created the production company Milk First Productions, which aims to tell diverse stories and amplify diverse voices.

Tom is a household name. An award-winning comic with a well-spoken but often scathing line in put-downs, stories and observations.  His TV credits include The Apprentice: You’re Fired, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Complaints Welcome, The Island and The Royal Variety Performance. As a presenter, Tom teases home bakers and budding entrepreneurs and rummages around our towns. To The Guardian, he is simply ‘The master of the nonstop rant.’

Omar began his cookery career in Spain before joining the culinary team at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze restaurant. He then started his own restaurant El Pirata Detapas in Mayfair. He is founder of Tapas Revolution restaurant group, which is the largest group of Spanish restaurants across the UK, and regularly appears on Sunday Brunch, The One Show, and This Morning. 

Vanessa is a Journalist and Presenter at Sky News. She has previously worked at BBC News and ITV News. She also hosts and moderates International Women’s Day for all of Sky’s platforms.

Having worked in law enforcement and cybersecurity, Victoria joined the social media giant in a leading role to connect the business to government and security agencies. A leading thinker on trust and safety in the digital world, she looks at everything from the how, why and who of fake news to what AI could do for privacy, the myths and realities of cybercrime to what invading someone’s space in virtual reality might mean.

Clare is the First Lady of TV sport. The ex-champion jockey fronts Royal Ascot  and the BBC's Wimbledon coverage. After dinner Clare shares highs and lows, and takes guests behind the latest back page headlines. She is also adept at live Q&A with sporting heroes.

Katy’s media career began at The Daily Telegraph. She was Diary Editor and a Political Correspondent for The Spectator and then became Political Editor. She also hosts the podcast Women With Balls where she speaks to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, battles, and what makes them tick.

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