SpeakOut are one of the longest established speaker bureaus in the UK. Over the past 30 plus years, we have established special relationships with a number of speakers, comedians, hosts, adventurers and their management. This has allowed us to negotiate some very special fees, which are not generally available via other speaker bureaus.
Another benefit to be had from our close connections, is our ability to respond to an enquiry (in the majority of cases) on the same day. SpeakOut knows finding out your requested speaker’s availability and an exact fee, is paramount in enabling you to progress your enquiry.
Maybe the most important thing we have is our knowledge and experience. If you are not 100% sure who you should be thinking of having, speak to us. We can offer the biggest range of names in business, sport, finance and just about every other category you can think of.
It's not widely known but we were responsible for persuading Sir Alan Sugar (as he was known at that time), to appear on National television, advertising NS&I products. The campaign was so successful that the campaign was extended and other well know names were invited to appear, including, Bob Geldof, Steven Hawkings and Richard Branson. We arranged for Sir Alan's entire fee to be paid to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Recent years have seen SpeakOut delve into the realms of Speaker Management. One of our first exclusive representations was with legendary Scottish actress and comedienne “Miss Dorothy Paul”. Being based near Edinburgh, other well known Scottish names were to follow. Grant Stott from Scotland’s Radio Forth and Isobel Rutter the inspirational speaker and Scottish actress. However, it wasn’t long before names from other parts of the UK were also coming on board. Names like Lord David Trimble from Northern Ireland. Bettine Le Beau who is one of the very first Bond Girls (Dr No). Bettine is London based and an extraordinary speaker, now in her 80’s. If you remember TV’s “The Cook Report” from the 80’s, then you will almost certainly remember its presenter, Roger Cook.
We now manage specialists speakers, like Jez Rose (The Behaviour Expert), who has now worked in Holland, Prague, Belgium and more recently, Kuwait. We have a former Miss India finalist in Joti Patel. Joti is a well known face with her TV advertising. She is a superb host/MC. We have a former racing driver Brian Sims and a number of celebrity chefs. We also have a former sniper with the British Army.
We have so many types of speakers and we are constantly adding new categories. New subjects are regularly turning up, creating demand for expert speakers. The last 10 years have seen Social Media and the Environment as new categories. The Olympics for 2012 were added to our home page and later in 2013 were reduced to a category within Sports Speakers.
SpeakOutUK.com (a secondary web site) was set up to contain the growing need for hosts and presenters at events such as Awards, Conferences, Presentations and Seminars. A conference speaker may also be a specialist speaker but may not be able to host. SpeakOutUK also recently started to offer a choice of Regional presenters and conference hosts. England, North, South, East and West. Scotland, Ireland and Wales.