Arthur Potts Dawson is a classically trained chef and outstanding eco restaurateur and is ‘the original green chef’ as described by Jamie Oliver. Arthur was trained by the famous Roux brothers and has now been creating extraordinary cuisine and running restaurants for nearly 30 years. A fine speaker, media pundit, TV chef, author and entrepreneur Arthur is dedicated to encouraging sustainability and educating diners, students and audiences with informative and well grounded menus, lesson, talks and books.
Pilates Instructor Tricia is the woman responsible for creating the world famous Alternative WI Calendar, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010. Portrayed in the movie by Dame Helen Mirren, the film and play ‘Calendar Girls’ are based on her story. The calendars have raised over 3 million pounds for Leukaemia Research and the stage version was a roaring success both at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End and on tour throughout the UK. Actresses who have played her on stage include Anita Dobson, Lynda Bellingham, Elaine C Smith and Arabella Weir. The final 2013 Calendar was in April 2012 and has, once again, it the world by storm. Tricia’s amazing and hugely inspirational story is extremely amusing and peppered with anecdotes of the things that have happened to her and her fellow calendar girls along the way.
Healthy Food producer Kirsty Henshaw is passionate about educating people about nutrition and has created a fabulous range of ready made meals.
She fist came to our attention when she delivered the most memorable, emotional and successful pitch ever seen on Dragon’s Den in July 2010.
The then 24 year old single mum electrified the Den with her passion, commitment and gritty determination to succeed and she became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive investment on the show securing a 65,000 pound investment from Dragons, Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne, in return for a 30% stake in Kirsty’s Freedom, her frozen dessert business.
Just three years later in 2013 she was able to buy them out and is now embarking on expansion overseas.
An inspirational, confident ‘can-do’ young woman, Kirsty is passionate about nutrition, she enjoys educating people about why healthy diets is essential for everyone and she is in much demand as a speaker and media contributor.
Her speeches are about her entrepreneurial journey so far and what she has discovered about healthy food along the way. Now supplying all Sainsburys and Budgens with her healthy meals range Kirsty emphasises the importance of building great relationships with the people around you.
Kirsty is very focused on building the Kirsty’s Freedom brand and is consolidating her position as one of the most inspirational young businesswomen in the country.
From Sky News to BBC Your Money and Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show to BBC Breakfast Sue is a regular money guest on both television and radio. From discussing the country’s economy while on a construction site for BBC Breakfast to sharing her tips on ways to cut the cost of car insurance on Sky News Sunrise Sue is equally at home in the studio or on location.
Sue’s known for her friendly and practical approach when talking money and consumer issues and always has plenty of moneysaving tips to share.
Sue has a wealth of experience behind her and has written for nearly every magazine or newspaper on the market from the Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times and Daily Express to more recently the Sun, Guardian and Observer. After writing her first money column for Bella magazine Sue’s since contributed to numerous women’s magazines including Prima, Essentials, Woman, Woman & Home, Choice and Good Housekeeping along with having her own weekly Money Talk column in My Weekly.
An established international author Sue’s written two books; ‘How To Get The Best Deal’ a pocket friendly book packed with savvy ways to get more power for your pound and ‘Women Leading’ which was translated into both Chinese and Spanish
Marketing consultant, broadcaster, writer, voiceover artist, speaker and Mum, Rachel Agnew is a talented, funny and a first class presenter. She has been a Loose Women and a contributor on This Morning, Sky News and BBC Breakfast. In addition, she is a regular on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and contributes to BBC London, LBC and BBC Radio 5live too.
She also has one of the most ubiquitous voices to be heard in the UK today. Millions hear her every day in Boots, Lloyds, Barclays, M&S, Sainsbury’s and many more nationwide establishments. Because Rachel is the voice of….’Cashier No.3 Please’.
TV Scientist and award-winning and internationally renowned psychobiologist Dr. Harry Witchel is currently a Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature, and he has consulted and performed experiments for multinational corporations including Honda, Tesco, Music Choice, and Nokia.
Harry is in much demand as an entertaining and informative speaker. He appears regularly in the media discussing the practical and clear science behind music, body language, pleasure, dating, laughter and communication, and he is an expert in the art of negotiation.