Emma is a well know and experienced broadcast journalist. Emma presented Channel 5’s flagship news programme for five years, leaving at the end of 2015 to start a family. She is also a familiar voice on the radio station LBC.
Before anchoring 5 News, Emma co-presented the popular ITV breakfast show GMTV. Emma spent several years as presenter with Sky News, covering some of the biggest stories including the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport which earned her and the channel a BAFTA for best news coverage. Emma started her career as a business presenter at CNBC, broadcasting out of London and New York, and later was Sky News' business presenter during the 2008 banking crisis. Emma is a proud ambassador for the charities SOS Villages, RSPCA and Kicks Count.
Alongside Emma’s broadcasting career, Emma is an experienced conference host, moderator and awards presenter. Emma has worked with a wide range of businesses from FTSE 100 companies to trade associations and SME’s helping them deliver fantastic events. Clients have come from the world of banking, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, media, technology, construction, services, manufacturing, events and the charities. With Emma’s background in financial journalism, she takes real pleasure in working with the teams to really understand their business and their goals for the event. And, after spending years anchoring TV news she is well equipped to handle anything that gets thrown her way and gets the best out of the speakers joining her on stage.
Past clients include Barclays, SSA, AEO, O2, BP, HSBC, Standard Bank, Novo Nordisk, Greene King, Morse, IOD, Serco, Vontobel Bank, Havas, Virgin, Sodexo and Zeiss. Emma has hosted events across the UK and in New York, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Cape Town, Amsterdam and Interlaken.
“We were really impressed with Emma - she was really thorough and that was reassuring for us. It was a nice touch that she wanted to know in detail about the speakers and content in advance and that she contributed to the script - it felt as if she cared for our event and wanted it to be a success for us. Emma had good ideas too - for instance, she suggested speaking to speakers ahead of their sessions on the day too, so there were no pitfalls. Very well prepared and professional.
Emma was punctual throughout the event and really lovely to deal with. Nothing diva-ish about her - she is warm, personable, approachable and 'normal'. I would absolutely recommend her to others and would be glad to work with her again”.
Association of Event Organisers conference
“Emma's combination of in-depth business knowledge and interviewing skills created the perfect foundation for our event. She questioned our panel in a skilful manner which helped to articulate our key messages, while bringing a sense of warmth and good humour to the proceedings. Emma is modern, dynamic moderator and one that we will certainly use again”
Henk Potts, Director. Barclays, Wealth and Investment Management.
“Emma hosted the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015 at the Guildhall before an elite audience drawn from the City of London’s financial community. The event, venue and audience required a host with fathomless composure, assured presence, calm determination and supreme adaptability. Emma offered these qualities in abundance and her nerveless performance was a major contributor to the evening’s success. We are delighted to have secured her services again for 2017”
Nicholas Boole, The Beehive Partnership.
“Emma was the consummate professional at our recent Structural Steel Design Awards event. Calm, confident and able to control proceedings throughout, Emma was all you would expect of a knowledgeable journalist, broadcaster and experienced host. Yet she also took time after the formal proceedings to talk to and have photos with our guests, showing a genuine interest in their work. Repeat business is a good indication of client satisfaction - this was the fourth consecutive year that Emma has hosted our awards and we’ll certainly be considering Emma again for our 2017 event.”
Chris Dolling: Manager, Marketing and Technical Development, The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd
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