Recent News 19th June 2016


I welcome 3 new speakers to my rosta for 2019.

The Plight of the Bumblebee

Gill Perkins is the CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and talks about these endearing and familiar insects which share a unique relationship with humans.  Gill explores how these amazing creatures have their own intrinsic value and how all of us can help them to thrive.

bumblebeeMinister Richard Benyon visits the Bees for everyone launch event by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust




A Grandmother's Legacy - final book cover + sticker (Hi Res)


Jenny Mallin “A Grandmother’s Legacy”

Jenny’s story covers the lives of five generations of women from her family, beginning with her great great great grandmother down to her own mother and a handwritten recipe book containing over 500 dishes, mainly Anglo-Indian which have been handed down from generation to generation.




Rosie Troughton – “The Wimbledon Way”

Ever wondered how the ball boys and girls are trained for the prestigious and well-loved annual tennis tournament at Wimbledon?

Well Rosie can tell you how – she trained them for 20 years and tells how she taught them to learn the game, how to stand still and pass the ball and all the other skills necessary to support the playersBall boys 4



NICHOLAS OWEN–   BBC Newsreader and Classic FM Host


On behalf of everyone at the Trust, I just want to say a big thank you to Nicholas for hosting our event last night. He was a true pro, very amusing and managed the over excitable guests very well! It was a pleasure working with him.”

NHS Foundation Trust – Dudley – Hosting Staff Awards –  March 2016

Thank you so much for a really enjoyable and stimulating session this morning”. 

“The event went fantastically and everyone I have spoken to has said how much they enjoyed the morning, so thank you”.

Reigate Manor –  Breakfast Networking Event for local businesses – April 2016portfolio-janine



JANINE ROEBUCK – Deaf Opera Singer

Inspirational speaker Janine has been honoured with a Passion in Action Award – South East of England Volunteer Award Winner 2016 for her work with Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNIB).

It was awarded for ‘demonstrating positive energy and healthy ambition, deep personal conviction, being willing to go the extra mile, being ‘fired up’ to do the best possible job – and being compelled to fight for our cause and maintain high standards and quality’. 

Well done Janine!



MARK CURRY  –  Actor and Presentermarkcurrywicked[1]

Congratulations to veteran Blue Peter presenter Mark in his pivotal role as The Wizard in the hit musical Wicked.

This is the 10th anniversary of one of London’s longest running musicals and Mark will be staying in the show for the foreseeable future having gained favourable reviews for bringing his ‘pleasing new energy’ to the show.



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