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  • Mr Ben Keene

    Described in National Geographic as 'the Sergey Brin of the South Pacific,' Ben Keene's quest in 2006 to create a new cross-cultural sustainable community on a Fijian island via a social network captured international attention. Five years on Tribewanted and its Fijian partners have built their community, welcomed over 1000 tribe members – who have each played a part in its development – and invested over $2m fj into the local economy.

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  • Mr Julian  Sturton

    Julian develops executives and entrepreneurs into World Class Leaders beyond their already successful accomplishments. Over the last 25 years he has developed a distinctive Leadership Methodology that empowers executives, business owners and other world leaders to turn their personal visions into reality and excel beyond all expectations.

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  • Mr Caspar Berry

    Julian develops executives and entrepreneurs into World Class Leaders beyond their already successful accomplishments. Over the last 25 years he has developed a distinctive Leadership Methodology that empowers executives, business owners and other world leaders to turn their personal visions into reality and excel beyond all expectations.

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  • Mr Gok Wan

    Fashion expert, award winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK's most sought after entertainers. He made his mark by giving women the confidence to appreciate their bodies, whatever their size and encouraged women whatever their shape and size to strip for the nation!

    Since Gok's arrival in the spotlight in 2006, he has presented numerous highly acclaimed, top rated TV shows for Channel 4 including How to Look Good Naked, Gok's Fashion Fix, Miss Naked Beauty and The TV Book Club.

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  • Ms Arlene Phillips (OBE)

    Arlene Phillips came to prominence in the dance world by creating the often controversial but hugely popular dance group Hot Gossip. Since that time she has become a world-renowned Director and Choreographer with her work seen widely on stage, feature film, concert arenas, television, music videos and commercials.

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  • Mr Steve Lopez

    Steve Lopez is a California native who has been an L.A. Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and was a 2011 Pulitzer finalist for his columns on elder care.

    He is the author of three novels, two collections of columns and a non-fiction work called 'The Soloist,' which was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and the subject of a Dream Works movie by the same name.

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  • Ms Erin Brockovich

    Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn and sexy. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day 'David' who loves a good brawl with today's 'Goliaths.' She thrives on being the voice for those who don't know how to yell. 1996 Erin spearheaded the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.

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  • Mr Yossi Ghinsberg

    International bestselling author of 'Jungle', (over one million copies sold), a true story of survival against all odds in the Amazon rainforest and the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary and now a feature film in production, Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the most celebrated inspirational speakers of our time.

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  • Mr Brent Hoberman

    Brent co-founded in April 1998, with Martha Lane Fox, in the living room of his London flat three years after having drafted the initial idea. Brent was 29 and Martha was just 25. Brent was CEO since the inception of the company. remains one of Europe's leading ecommerce companies – and is one of the only startup brands in Europe to regularly feature in the top 10 ecommerce sites in many European geographies.

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  • Mr Alan Titchmarsh

    Alan Titchmarsh has featured on radio and television as a gardening expert and as an interviewer and presenter, fronting such programmes as Points of View, Pebble Mill, Songs of Praise and Gardener's World.

    He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and writes regularly in BBC Gardeners World Magazine, as well as being gardening correspondent of the Daily Mail and the Radio Times.

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  • Ms Anne Wafula Strike

    Success to me means never giving up, no matter what the odds.' Anne Wafula Strike.

    Wheelchair racer Anne Wafula Strike is a Paralympic athlete, model, motivational speaker, wife and mother. In 2004 she became the first ever female wheelchair racer from East Africa to compete in a Paralympic Games, a remarkable achievement considering she hadn't even sat in a wheelchair until arriving in the UK in 2000.

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  • Mr James Averdieck

    As founder and Managing Director of Gü Chocolate Puds - the fastest growing food company in UK and a brand credited with revolutionising the quality of desserts – James Averdieck is an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word.

    He built the brand with passion and sold it for £32 million.

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  • Ms Sara Murray (OBE)

    Sara Murray, graduated from Oxford University with an M.A. Hons in Physiology, Psychology & Philosophy. Murray started her career in management consultancy with ZS Associates and later moved to Hambros Bank to work in Asset Finance.

    In 1992 she started her first business, Ninah Consulting - a marketing consultancy advising multi-national corporates on their marketing effectiveness.

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  • Ms Ann McCracken

    For the last 12 years as a management trainer, Ann McCracken has worked with all levels of staff, coached junior and senior managers, facilitated diverse groups and run a therapy consultancy to support many people to regain a life. This has resulted in a variety of speaking and media engagements throughout the UK and Europe on her specialist subjects of Stress, Resilience and WellBeing.

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  • Mr Martyn Lewis (CBE)

    Over 32 years, Martyn Lewis built up a considerable reputation as one of Britain's best-known TV anchormen before deciding to take up a business career, as Chairman of "Teliris", the company he co-founded with British and American partners after leaving the BBC. Teliris has become the global leader in "Interactive Telepresence" - a new "Being There" technology system which is rapidly taking over from video-conferencing.

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  • Mr Jeremy Paxman

    Jeremy Paxman is a thought-provoking and stimulating speaker and chairperson renowned for his quick wit and dry sense of humour. His ability is to negotiate any number of topics during an address with consummate ease and no shortage of flair.

    Having graduated with a degree in English from Cambridge, where he edited the university newspaper, he worked in local radio for a short time before moving to Belfast in 1974.

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  • Mr Billy Schwer

    Billy spent 20 years at the top of his field in arguably the most gruelling and demanding sport there is – Boxing. During his professional career he won British, Commonwealth, European and IBO World Boxing Titles.

    One of the most consistently brilliant fighters Britain has ever seen, Billy's sharp skills, courage, determination and grace in the ring attracted a huge fan base.

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  • Mr Marc Hogan

    Can a sales & communications trainer become an Edinburgh Festival comic in less than 12 months - all to win a £1 bet?

    Whilst giving a talk to a business audience, fellow speaker Jim Lawless challenged Marc to perform a 21 night, one man comedy show at the world's largest comedy event - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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  • Mr Steve Cram (MBE)

    Steve Cram is a British Icon recognised as one of the finest athletes of his generation. He is a World, Olympic, European and Commonwealth medallist as well as 3 time World Record holder during his illustrious athletic career. He was recognised for his achievements by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the year in 1983, and receiving his MBE in 1986.

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  • Mr Tom Bradby

    Political Editor at ITN, Author, Presenter, Script Writer

    Tom Bradby is Political Editor of ITV News and Presenter of ITV's The Agenda. He began his reporting career with the company as Ireland Correspondent more than fifteen years ago, during which time he covered the unfolding peace process and wrote his first novel, Shadow Dancer.

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  • Major Chris Hunter (QGM)

    Former British Army Intelligence Officer, Bomb Disposal Specialist and Author. His highly captivating story about the world's most dangerous job in the world's most dangerous places makes for a compelling and incredibly moving event.

    Major Chris Hunter joined the British Army in 1989 as a sixteen year-old army apprentice.

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  • Mr Andy McNab

    Andy McNab joined the infantry in 1976 as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was badged as a member of 22 SAS Regiment. He served in B Squadron 22 SAS for ten years and worked on both covert and overt special operations worldwide, including anti-terrorist and anti-drug operations in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America and Northern Ireland.

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  • Mr Willie Allan

    An accomplished After Dinner Speaker, Willie Allan, uses humour with great effect, not just to amuse and entertain his audience, but to encourage them, in a thought provoking way, to look at their own skills, as effective communicators.

    As a School Teacher in the east of Fife, Willie Allan has drawn a considerable amount of source material from his experience of working with young people.

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  • Mr Will Whitehorn

    Chairman Transport Systems Catapult Ltd, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Speed Communications Ltd.

    Former Brand Development and Corporate Affairs Director at Virgin

    Having joined Virgin Group at the time of the October Stock Market crash of 1987, Will was responsible for all public relations activity relating to the buyout of the Group from the stock market in 1988 (one of the few successful buyouts of the decade).

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  • Mr Roger Black (MBE)

    Roger Black is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Born in Portsmouth on the 31 March 1966, Roger was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University.

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  • Mr Will Carling (OBE)

    Will Carling was England's youngest and, at that time, the world's most successful rugby captain, taking on the position at the age of 22 and steering his country to memorable back-to-back Grand Slam wins in 1991 and 1992 as well as the World Cup Final in 1991. England's dramatic win in November 1993 against the All Blacks meant that Will has captained a winning team against each of the world's major rugby playing nations.

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  • Ms Kate Silverton

    Kate Silverton is one of our most popular and accomplished broadcasters.

    She is one of the BBC's main anchors for the One, Six and Ten O'clock news as well as presenting and reporting across a wide range of prime time programmes including the BBC's flag ship current affairs programme Panorama.

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  • Mr Warren Macdonald

    He is known for being the first double amputee to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro. Warren's ability to manage transition, to create opportunity from any situation, and his ability to share insights on how we can all live 'larger than we dreamt possible', sees him increasingly in demand as a speaker and corporate motivator.

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  • Ms Diane Modahl

    Diane is one of Britain's most successful 800m runners. She won a Gold Medal in the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and followed this up with a further Silver and Bronze Medal. She has also competed in 4 Olympic Games, 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney. Diane is both the former British and Commonwealth Record Holder.

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  • Mr Tony Hawks

    Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.

    He is the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge - the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month... with a fridge. The book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in 1998, was serialised on BBC Radio 4, and led to a six month TV advertising campaign for HARP Irish Lager.

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