Top Trending Learning At Work Week Speakers (Ranked by Popularity for 2024)

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Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
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Learning at work week

Learning At Work Week is a national festival of workplace learning, established by the Campaign for Learning and taking place from the 13th to 19th of May 2024. The week-long event aims to build a culture of lifelong learning, connection and community. For companies of all sizes, Learning at Work Week presents an important opportunity to encourage continual learning and development in all fields.


How Can Your Company Get The Most From Learning At Work Week?

Companies celebrate Learning at Work Week (LAW) through a mix of events and initiatives such as:

Such events can be done virtually or in person and are all great ways to encourage colleagues to get together and learn.

Since its inception, the Campaign for Learning has encouraged businesses across the UK to support their employees in becoming lifelong learners by creating a culture of learning and development.

Why Should You Book a Speaker for Learning At Work Week?  

Booking a speaker for Learning at Work Week can be a great way to inspire and drive real positive change in a company. Here at The Motivational Speakers Agency, we have ranked our official list of the popular speakers for Learning at Work Week! Our booking agents surveyed clients from thousands of events across the world to discover which speakers made the biggest impact on audiences. 

The Most Popular Learning at Work Week Speakers

Learn more about our clients' favourite learning at work week speakers below. 

Steven Bartlett 9.8/10

Investor and entrepreneur, Steven Bartlett is the youngest Dragon ever to appear on BBC One’s Dragons’ Den. He founded and scaled one of the fastest-growing digital marketing agencies in Europe, Social Chain, to over 700 staff with clients like Apple, and Coca-Cola. Recently listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, for Learning at Work Week he is a great speaker to inspire and motivate all to keep learning and innovating.

Gina Buckney 9.6/10

Gina Buckney is the Global Transformation Director and Former Head of Customer Service for British Telecom and is an expert in driving positive cultural change for large organisations. Thanks to her education-driven work, companies have seen dramatic improvements in workplace happiness.

She has delivered keynote speeches for the likes of BT, Barclays Bank and Lloyds Banking Group. Gina has also written several self-help books including “The A to Z Journey to a Healthy Mind”. For Learning at Work Week, Gina’s expertise is applicable to a variety of industries and audiences.

David Smith 9.6/10

Human resources and performance management expert David Smith has decades of experience at one of the largest employers in the UK, thanks to his role as an Executive Board Director for Asda. For Learning at Work Week David is able to deliver his experience from over 2 decades in senior people management roles. David is also the Chairman of the Institute for Employment Studies and has an MBA in Business from Sheffield Hallam University.

Jonathan Warburton 9.8/10

The current Chairman of Warburtons, Jonathan Warburton sits at the helm of a company that has grown to include over 4500 members of staff since its inception in 1876. In 2016, Warburtons became the first food manufacturer to earn a position on the Sunday Times "Best Big Companies to Work For" list whilst Jonathan was at the helm of the business.

An expert in business strategy, marketing and sales, having worked his way up the family business. Booked as a speaker for Learning at Work Week, he knows what it takes to maintain employee happiness at scale.

Caspar Berry 9.5/10

Caspar Berry is a multi-talented Cambridge University graduate who is an expert on risk, decision making and leadership. He has delivered over 1000 talks to large multinational corporations such as HSBC, Google, HSBC and KPMG. His career began as a writer after earning his economics degree, later he spent time as a professional poker player in Las Vegas where he hones his skills in risk management which he has since transferred to many businesses.

Upon his return to the UK, he built Twenty First Century Media before selling it to the media giant Ten Alps. His talks are a catalyst for innovation, for Learning at Work Week Caspar is an exciting speaker with fascinating stories to tell

Julie White 9.7/10

Julie White is a business powerhouse, founding Superfloor UK in 2001 and acquiring D-Drill Group in 2008, becoming one of the most powerful women in a male-dominated industry. She was also the first woman to be appointed World President of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS).

Appearing on BBC’s Question Time and BBC Radio 4, Julie is a powerful spokesperson for female empowerment in a male-dominated industry. Awarded the Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year in 2011, Julie is an inspirational Learning at Work Week speaker to inspire women to learn male-dominated trades.

Jo Salter 9.8/10

Jo Salter was the first female first fast jet pilot during her service with the Royal Air Force. She flew the Panavia Tornado ground attack aircraft and was Flight Lieutenant of the 617 Squadron. After enjoying several years in the military, Jo became the Director of Global Transformative Leadership for PWC. Delivering first-class leadership experience gained from her time in the RAF, she has been listed as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the World by Harpers & Queen.

Beth Davies 9.4/10

Beth Davies is an expert on learning, development and culture setting. Having spent the bulk of her career as a senior figure in tech-focused organisations such as Apple, Microsoft and Tesla, in 2017 she founded HR Reimagined, a specialist consultancy. An experienced speaker, Beth Davies is a motivational expert on HR, who inspires all in attendance of her Learning at Work Week speeches.

Pauline Miller 9.7/10

With over 20 years of experience in HR, Pauline Miller is the current Chief Equity Officer of Dentsu International. She also previously worked at the prestigious UK insurance company Lloyds of London where she was the Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Head of Talent Development.

For Learning at Work Week, Pauline is an expert on building positive company culture and fostering diverse talent. She is also able to speak on her experiences of discrimination and what companies can do to support gender and racial equity in their organisation.

Linda Moir 9.9/10

Having managed the employment of over 15,000 people at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Linda Moir is an HR professional with an impressive history of work. Outside her work for the Olympic Games, Linda was the former Head of Cabin Services at British Airways. Famous Richard Branson personally called Linda to recruit her to his Virgin Atlantic airline. As a Learning at Work Week speaker, Linda teaches audiences how they can drive high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

Tim Campbell 9.8/10

Winner of the first series of the apprentice and aide to Lord Alan Sugar Tim Campbell is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the UK. He is the Trading Futures Lead & Regional Head of Africa for OSTC Ltd and has held several prominent roles over the last decade including the Mayor’s Ambassador for Training and Enterprise. For Learning at Work Week Tim Campbell is an industry leader in workplace training and nurturing the future generations of businesspeople.

Jeremy White 9.4/10

Executive Editor at leading tech magazine Wired Jeremy White is a highly sought-after technologist and product expert. He is known for his ability to accurately forecast technology trends. For Learning at Work Week, programmes centred around technology and consumer products would benefit from Jeremy’s unique experience and insights into technological innovation and trends and how businesses can learn from technological advancements.

Mary Portas 9.7/10

Mary Portas dubbed “Mary Queen of Shops” is the Creative Director of The Portas Agency- a leading creative agency. She is a thought leader in the rapidly changing landscape of retail, having held senior roles at Harvey Nichols, and won a D&AD Gold Award. Now booked as a speaker Mary brings vibrancy, clear ideas and energy to any audience especially for Learning at Work Week.

Katie King 9.6/10

For Learning at Work Week engagements in STEM & AI fields Katie King has the experience to deliver. She has consulted for leading technology companies for over 30 years for companies such as Harrods, Orange, Accenture and NHS trusts. She has held director roles and CEO roles at tech-focused companies and is regularly invited to speak at events around the globe. Katie teaches audiences about issues surrounding skills, community, ethics and employment during Learning at Work Week.

Jean Tomlin 9.4/10

HR specialist Jean Tomlin OBE is a standout choice for Learning at Work Week this year. She is most famous for her work during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games where she was responsible for over 200,000 workers. Prior to that, she held senior HR roles at Marks & Spencers and Prudential Direct. When booked for Learning at Work Week, Jean enriches audiences with all they need to know about people management and creating positive company culture.

Samantha Clarke 9.8/10

Samantha Clarke offers brilliantly engaging talks on mental wellbeing to any audience. She has previously consulted for The Guardian and Soho House, she is highly sought after for her unique insights on authentic leadership, growth and emotional intelligence. For Learning at Work Week, organisations can inspire emotional growth and positivity by booking Samantha Clarke.

Book a Speaker for Learning at Work Week

If you are interested in booking a Learning at Work Week speaker, get in contact by filling out our online contact form or by calling directly on 0207 0787 876

Louisa Hayes Official Author Picture
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Louisa Mason-Hayes is the Project Manager and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Champions. Since 2010, she has been an integral part of developing the brand, credited for her close role in supporting John Hayes, her Father and Champions' CEO. In her role as CSR Director, Louisa is passionate about human resources, as well as the future of work and futurism

Louisa also runs the auctions at our charity events, revolutionising the potential for raising money through silent and live auctions, as well as with digital tablets. She remains at the forefront of the auctioneering industry.

Having collected a wealth of prizes from the worlds of sport, entertainment, cinema and music, Louisa's auctions are legendary. Hundreds of high-profile guests come from miles around, to be in with a chance of winning an experience day, holiday or memorabilia, whilst also supporting good causes.

Responsible for purchasing the prizes, Louisa has nurtured a keen eye for what the people want, and what will raise the most money. Additional roles include designing the brochure, processing payments, purchasing goods and auditing the stock available, as well as overseeing the actual event. Behind the scenes, Louisa is particularly interested in economics and ESG, as she prioritises ethical investments at her events. 

Louisa also works with celebrities at auctions, collaborating with stars of the sporting, political, comedy, entertainment and cinematic industries for charity events worldwide. She ensures that her special guests receive the best treatment while guaranteeing the success of her auction. Louisa has perfected the art of building exposure through celebrity additions at charity fundraisers, encouraging attendees to reach into their pockets.

Before generating attention for good causes, she played indoor cricket for England's female team!

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