Jenny Boyd

From famous model in the swinging Sixties to lecturer and acclained writer, Jenny Boyd continues to be a sought-after speaker on the subject of musicians, culture, and creativity. Jenny has lectured on musicians and creativity at Michigan State University and has appeared on radio and TV programmes across the US and in the UK. Her…

Clare Johnston Bio

Clare Johnston is a journalist living in Edinburgh with her husband and two sons. She is commercial editor of the DC Thomson Media titles, and a former head of magazines and commercial editor with the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, a weekly newspaper columnist and editorial director of the Press Association in Scotland.Clare is also…

Katherine Thomas

Thomas attended the national school on the Green Road, Carlow and began her secondary school years in St Leo’s College, Carlow. In her second year, she transitioned to The King’s Hospital in Dublin as a border. She studied Arts (English, Sociology and Information Studies) at University College Dublin but left before finishing as she won…

Guy Fraser Sampson

Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer, having published not only fiction but also books on a diverse range of subjects including finance, investment, economics and cricket. His darkly disturbing economic history The Mess We’re In was nominated for the Orwell Prize.  His Mapp & Lucia novels have all been optioned by BBC TV, and have won…

Mike Jeffries Bio

Mike Jeffries is a Geordie originally from the North East of England. He spent many years of his youth in Trinidad before returning to UK and training as an architect. Most of his career was with WS Atkins Plc, a large support services business where he became CEO and then chairman for ten years. Since…

Jonathan Whitelaw

Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist, and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture, and sport to fashion, music, and even radioactive waste – with everything in between. He’s also a regular reviewer and talking head on…

Damian McKinney Bio

After a fast-track career with the UK Royal Marine Commandos, Damian McKinney entered the private sector. He soon discovered that the Royal Marines’ approach to challenging and complex military operations was directly relatable and transferable to the business world. In 1999 he founded the company McKinney Rogers around his love of ‘real operational challenges’, particularly…