An outstanding and powerful speaker Nicky is the Member of Parliament for Loughborough and served at the heart of Government as a Whip, Treasury Minister, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. Nicky worked at the heart of the UK government during one of its most important political and economic periods and is a regular contributor to programmes such as Question Time, Marr, Daily Politics, Any Questions and other BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5live programmes.
One of the most recognisable and experienced journalist and broadcasters in the UK, Maxine Mawhinney has had an incredible career spanning more than 40 years and she has reported from across the world as well as anchoring many news programmes.
The sole presenter on BBC World TV when Princess Diana died Maxine worked singlehandedly throughout the night and was seen throughout the world announcing the tragic news.
She recently left the BBC after 20 years where she was one of the main presenters on BBC News, the BBC One national news bulletins at weekends and Dateline London for BBC World TV.
Maxine is an extremely sought after keynote speaker on a wide range of topics from talks reflecting her 20 years as a top BBC journalist and News Anchor covering global events, to inspirational and empowering speeches suitable for a wide range of audiences.
She is also an extremely skilled interviewer making her an excellent moderator, facilitator and panel presenter across a myriad of topics.
Warm, knowledgeable and experienced Maxine is an excellent host for conferences and award ceremonies too.
From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Maxine has worked for BBC, Sky News, Ulster Television, Reuters TV, and ITN. She has lived and worked in Tokyo and Asia News Editor for Reuters TV and Washington DC for GMTV during the Clinton years.
Former Farm Manager of TV’s famous ‘Jimmy’s Farm’, Dave Finkle is writer, TV presenter and expert in all things to do with agriculture, horticulture, gardening, cooking, wholesome living, supermarket activity, consumer affairs (food related) and rural pursuits, He is also the World’s Pumpkin Expert, holding Two World Records in pumpkin carving. Strange but true…
Passionate about sustainable farming, eating fruit and veg in season, eating British meat, cooking with fresh produce, gardening with a foody theme, humane slaughter and growing your own. Dave is married with two young daughters.