Past Speakers

We have been delighted to welcome some of the most influential and passionate speakers at previous Biz Club events.
Click on each image for a short profile.

Alastair Cunningham - Agent, Bank of England Agency for the East Midlands

Alastair Cunningham – Agent, Bank of England Agency for the East Midlands

Alastair joined the Bank of England in 1994, taking over as Agent for the East Midlands Agency in Fe... Read More >
Robert Thorogood

Robert Thorogood

Robert Thorogood is the writer and creator of BBC1’s ‘Death in Paradise’. Robert went to Uppin... Read More >
Neil O’Brien OBE

Neil O’Brien OBE

Neil O’Brien OBE, was selected in May 2017 as the Conservative candidate for Harborough, where Si... Read More >
Godfrey Bloom

Godfrey Bloom

Godfrey Bloom began his City career in the investment department of Matthews Wrightson in 1967. His ... Read More >
Nicola Horlick - CEO Money&Co

Nicola Horlick – CEO Money&Co

Nicola read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1983, she joined S.G. Warburg as a graduate... Read More >
Alex Deane, Managing Director & Head of Public Affairs — Strategic Communications FTI Consulting

Alex Deane, Managing Director & Head of Public Affairs — Strategic Communications FTI Consulting

A former barrister, Alex Deane has more than 10 years’ experience in advocacy and has worked with ... Read More >
Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP

Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP

After some years as an Economic consultant, working particularly on Aid and development programmes i... Read More >
Martin McEvoy

Martin McEvoy

Martin McEvoy is a professional Opera Singer, Vocal Coach and Broadcaster. He has performed with New... Read More >
William Sharman

William Sharman

William is a British athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. He started his career as a j... Read More >
John O'Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance

John O’Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance

John O’Connell joined the TPA as an intern in 2009. Since then he has worked at every level of... Read More >
Mike Kirsopp

Mike Kirsopp

Mike Kirsopp  Chief Executive Officer – Cambridge & Counties Bank Mike has spent over 30 year... Read More >
Philip Hollobone MP

Philip Hollobone MP

Educated at Oxford University, where he studied Modern History and Economics, before being elected t... Read More >
Scott Knowles - East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive

Scott Knowles – East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive

Mr. Scott Knowles joined the Chamber in 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive in 2015. Over the pas... Read More >
Justin Urquhart Stewart

Justin Urquhart Stewart

Justin is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio, and in ... Read More >
Kate Hoey MP

Kate Hoey MP

Kate Hoey has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Vauxhall, South London since a by-election in... Read More >
Tom Pursglove MP

Tom Pursglove MP

MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire Tom Pursglove grew up in nearby Wellingborough and is the rec... Read More >
Nick Boles

Nick Boles

Before starting work, Nick spent 3 years at Oxford studying politics, philosophy and economics and w... Read More >
Andrew Haldane - Chief Economist, Executive Director Bank of England

Andrew Haldane – Chief Economist, Executive Director Bank of England

Andrew Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Executive Director, Monetary Analys... Read More >
Alberto Costa - Conservative Candidate for South Leicestershire

Alberto Costa – Conservative Candidate for South Leicestershire

Alberto Costa Conservative Candidate for South Leicestershire Alberto Costa is an English and Scotti... Read More >
Owen Paterson MP

Owen Paterson MP

Owen was born in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He read History at Cambridge University, before joining his... Read More >
Roger Nightingale

Roger Nightingale

Economist Roger Nightingale is a well-known figure in London investment circles and also a man of tr... Read More >
Rt Hon David Davis MP

Rt Hon David Davis MP

Since being elected in 1997, David has been the Member of Parliament for Haltemprice and Howden. Dav... Read More >
Robert Jenrick MP

Robert Jenrick MP

Robert Edward Jenrick was born on 9th January 1982 and is the Conservative Party Member of Parliamen... Read More >
Emma McClarkin MEP

Emma McClarkin MEP

Emma is the youngest Member of the European Parliament representing the UK. Having been an activist ... Read More >
Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Chief Executive, Business for Britain Founder, TaxPayers’ Alliance Founder, Big Brother Watch ... Read More >
Sir Edward Garnier

Sir Edward Garnier

Edward Garnier has been the MP for Harborough since the general election in April 1992. Born in Octo... Read More >
Andrew Robathan MP

Andrew Robathan MP

Biography Andrew Robathan was appointed Minister of State for Northern Ireland in October 2013. He i... Read More >
Stuart Wheeler

Stuart Wheeler

(Born 30 January 1935) is a British businessman and politician. He made his fortune as the founder o... Read More >
Peter William Bone MP

Peter William Bone MP

(Born 19 October 1952) is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for ... Read More >
Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE

Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE

Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE left the Royal Navy six years ago following a full and varied 37 year ... Read More >
Norman Davies

Norman Davies

Norman Davies was born in 1939 in Bolton (Lancashire) was educated at Bolton School, Magdalen Colleg... Read More >
Frank Field MP

Frank Field MP

In 1979 Frank was elected Member of Parliament for Birkenhead and has since displayed a unique attac... Read More >
Louise Mensch MP

Louise Mensch MP

Member of Parliament for Corby and East Northamtonshire Louise lives in the constituency in Oundle. ... Read More >
Damian Green

Damian Green

Damian was born in 1956. He was educated at Reading School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was Presi... Read More >
John Redwood

John Redwood

Member of Parliament for Wokingham and Chairman of the Economic Competitiveness Policy Group. John R... Read More >
Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Political Experience Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997, Vincent Cable ... Read More >
Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth was born in 1940. He was educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, ... Read More >
Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling is Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell, and Shadow Secretary of State for Work a... Read More >
Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Alan was born in 1957, the son of an RAF officer, and educated at Beechwood Park School, Herts, and ... Read More >
Bill Cash

Bill Cash

Entered Parliament in 1984, when he became MP for Stafford in a by-election following the death of S... Read More >
Mark Prisk

Mark Prisk

Born in Cornwall on 12 June 1962, and educated at Truro School and Reading University. A Chartered S... Read More >
Howard Leigh

Howard Leigh

Howard graduated in Economics and after a short spell in UK merchant banking, joined Deloitte Haskin... Read More >
Ken Davy

Ken Davy

Ken Davy, is Chairman of SimplyBiz PLC which was launched in November 2002 to provide business and c... Read More >
Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Nigel Paul Farage (born in Kent, UK on 3 April 1964) is a British politician, and former leader of t... Read More >
Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie edits Conservative Home with Jonathan Isaby. He launched the website on Easter Monda... Read More >
Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen is the MP for North West Leicestershire. He’s a successful local business man l... Read More >
Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky was born in 1972, grew up in Surrey and studied law at Oxford University. She worked as a soli... Read More >