Simon Lancaster

Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s writing speeches for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet. He has since gone on to write for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world including Unilever, HSBC and InterContinental Hotels. He has written four best-selling books on communication, including CONNECT! How to Inspire, Influence & Energise Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, a WHSmith Business Book of the Month. He is an Executive Fellow of Henley Business School, lectures at Cambridge University and has delivered a number of TEDx talks, including ’Speak Like A Leader’, which has had several million views. He was voted one of the world’s top 30 Global Gurus on Communication in 2024.


Lucy Brunt-Jenner

Lucy Brunt-Jenner began her career in government communications in the late 1990s. She has worked as the Press Secretary to a number of senior government figures including Lord Sainsbury, Sir Stephen Lander and Professor Sir David King. She has advised on media handling, non-news media appearances, press conferences and speeches.