June Update

Welcome to the Don’t Panic Speaker Bureau June update. The last month has been as busy as ever. We have supplied speakers for some of Don’t Panic’s exciting awards, have taken bookings for celebrity DJ’s, poetry readings, staff conferences and motivational workshops, with one of our poets even being awarded with an MBE. What a month!

In addition, we’ve been planning the speakers, MC’s and ‘Voice of God’s’ for the year ahead.



This Month’s Feature: Louise Wallwein MBE

We are incredibly honoured and proud to announce that earlier in the month the fantastic poet and speaker bureau member Louise Wallwein MBE was awarded with an MBE for her services to music in Greater Manchester.

Louise will be reading snippets of her book Glue at a number of upcoming events across the country. You can grab yourself a copy here.

To read more about Louise and her story, click here.



We have speakers, presenters, writers and a number of other professionals for every occasion on our Bureau, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your event. Here’s what’s coming up for them over the next few months:

Martin Bryant - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Martin Bryant – Technology Consultant, Speaker, Writer and Educator

This week Martin chaired the Digital 4.0 Conference which took place in MediaCityUK in Manchester. To see highlights from the event search #Digi4Conf on Twitter.

Want to book Martin for your event? Click here.

Tom Cheesewright - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Tom Cheesewright – Applied Futurist, Speaker

Digital 4.0 Conference also had Tom presenting the keynote session where he spoke about ‘Digital Innovation for the Northern Powerhouse’.

To enquire or read more about Tom, click here.

Clint Boon - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Clint Boon – Inspiral Carpet, Broadcaster, DJ, MC

Clint will be heading to Manchester Metropolitan University to DJ at their upcoming CUBO event!

Interested in booking Clint? He’s got some exciting events coming up, click here to book him for yours.

Annie Voller - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Annie Voller – Broadcaster, Journalist, MC,

Expert Curator of Whisky, Gin, Rum, and Travel

Annie has been busy hosting awards all over the country, whilst also heading to food and drink events this summer to share her gin expertise.

Want to book Annie for your event? Enquire here.



This Month’s Highlight:

Holly Hamilton & Connor Phillips - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Holly Hamilton & Connor Phillips

A big congratulations to our two amazing speakers Connor Phillips & Holly Hamilton on their wedding earlier this month.

Following the wedding, Connor kicked off the PRCA Dare Awards in Bristol last week, with 4 more events in the series taking place over the upcoming months.

Do you want to book Holly and Connor? They are now available to book as a pair (or individually), for more info click here.



Tracy May-Harriott - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Tracy May-Harriott – Global Director of Education, Brand Ambassador & Professional Beauty Specialist

Well into her third decade of a professional beauty career, Tracy is an international expert in the fields of skincare, training and sales, available to teach about ingredients and products, as well as being a guest speaker and specialist writer for industry articles.

Lucy McNamara - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Lucy McNamara– Broadcaster, MC, Conference Chair

Lucy is an experienced national radio presenter, broadcast journalist, and producer who has worked extensively for BBC Radio 6 Music presenting the music news. Her voiceover work has regularly been heard throughout the BBC; as such she is an accomplished public speaker and host.

Dan Prince - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Dan Prince – Associate Director for Security Lancaster and Cyber Security Expert

Dr Daniel Prince is the Associate Director for Business Partnerships and Enterprise for Security Lancaster, which is Lancaster University’s multidisciplinary research centre for security and protection science. Daniel is able to cover a range of topics, including all things Cyber Security.

Helen Nugent - Don't Panic Speaker Bureau
Helen Nugent – Award-Winning Journalist, Speaker, Event Host & Editor of Northern Soul

Helen is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, and consultant based in Manchester, and is well used to chairing conferences, panel events and online debates. She is a practiced public speaker, perfect for your event.


The calibre of a presenter is critical to the welfare of an event. A funny, enlightening, or motivating after-dinner speech will make an award ceremony live long in the mind. A credible DJ will get an audience jiving into the wee small hours. Matching the wrong personality to the wrong audience is a tragedy.

The Don’t Panic Speaker Bureau matches our speakers to your event perfectly. If you need a peer-approved keynote speaker, a conference or panel chair, an MC, a host, even a Voice of God, we manage a diverse roster of regional and national personalities, public speakers, and thought leaders from business, technology, politics, academia, and the arts, to help you with your event planning. Click here to view our bureau members.

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