Who we are
The Speakers Agency champions the very best speakers and hosts, guest presenters and conference chairs to clients across the UK, Europe and beyond. Established in 2001 The Speakers Agency is now one of the leading UK speaker bureaux in the UK and cherishes its first-class reputation.
Founded by Sylvia Tidy-Harris, a former flight attendant and tour director it launched in 2001. Sylvia had stood up at her wedding to deliver a speech and it went down incredibly well. Immediately one of the guests remarked she should speak for a living. As a result, but without realising it, the seed was sewn for The Speakers Agency.
In the meantime Sylvia signed up with a tiny speaker agency and she spent a couple of years speaking at Luncheon Club events around the UK. Armed with numerous and extremely funny anecdotes from her days in the travel business and her natural speaking skills, she made for many a successful booking.
Meanwhile the couple who ran the bureau decided to close down and Sylvia set up The Speakers Agency shortly afterwards. Having spent seven years as agent to her father the cartoonist Bill Tidy MBE she understood the speaking worked completely.
Starting at a time when many of the existing speakers’ bureaux didn’t have websites, Sylvia decided she wanted a digital bureau from the start and corporate bookings flowed in from launch day. With a name like The Speakers Agency it wasn’t hard to understand why.
Fast forward to today and The Speakers Agency continues to specialise in keynote, motivational, inspirational, after dinner, celebrity, D&I, plenary, breakout and closing speakers, awards hosts, panel facilitators and industry experts.
How we work with our clients
Generating bookings from across the board and from around the world, The Speakers Agency works with many types of clients. These include blue chip companies and major industry players to educational establishments and small businesses. The agency’s friendly, professional, ethical and knowledgeable staff spend each day talking to clients or emailing them about their requirements. Sylvia is still very much hands on.
The Speakers Agency genuinely welcomes every inquiry whatever the budget and requirement. With impressive industry knowledge and having established strong relationships with many of our 1000’s of clients, agents offer informed and impartial advice. They also ensure their recommendations match each and every client’s brief perfectly.
No inquiry is too small or too large and The Speakers Agency takes great pride in welcoming companies and organizations of all sizes. That means from the biggest of corporate clients to the local WI’s because every client matters.
Meet The Team
CEO & Founder
Speaker and Host Coordinator