Category Archives: talent

Grace Beverley

Grace Beverley

Fitness Influencer and Entrepreneur

Business-minded fitness guru, Grace Beverley built a loyal following online when documenting her fitness journey through workout and healthy recipe videos. Grace firstly founded B_ND to produce a range of expert led fitness equipment. After selling over 250,000 products within the first 2 years, the social media entrepreneur launched her second business TALA; an on-trend, affordable, high-performance activewear brand that is made from 92% up-cycled materials, with the aim to be made from 100% up-cycled materials – the core collection of TALA sold out within 20 minutes of its launch. Her most recent business venture is her fitness app Shreddy which is a one-stop shop for simple training and nutrition advice that is easy to follow. Subscribers can use the app as a fitness planner with real-time workouts and easy to follow gym based workouts and also access the recipe hub and weight tracker.

Grace is active in political discussions across all of her digital platforms, you’ll often find her speaking on panels about entrepreneurship and sustainable fashion and she recently appeared on BBC Politics Live to discuss abortion rights, veganism and Brexit. On top of this, Grace was also ranked as the 26th most influential online creator, a list compiled by the new influencer-intelligence platform CORQ.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/

 

BRANDS

AJ Odudu

AJ Odudu

TV Presenter, Health & Fitness Expert and DJ

AJ is best known for The Voice and The Voice Kids UK, having been announced in 2019 as their Backstage Reporter – she’s now back again for the 2020 series. 2019 saw AJ embark on one of the toughest challenges of her life, filming Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins on Channel 4. She can also be seen on ITV’s Lorraine reporting on Showbiz, This Morning hosting fitness features, and BBC’s The One Show and won the most recent Celebrity Come Dine With Me, as well being part of the Celebrity First Dates Hotel line up for SU2C on Channel 4. Prior to this, AJ was known for co-hosting Big Brother’s Bit On The Side (Channel 5) and for presenting 4Music’s Trending Live.

AJ is a regular presenter on award winning Podcast series Boys Don’t Cry with Russell Kane. Her love of music has seen her report live from the Isle of Wight Festival alongside Jo Whiley and Zoe Ball for Sky Arts; hosted red carpet coverage at the MOBO Awards for MTV and ITV and fronted coverage of BBC Switch Live from the Hammersmith Apollo for BBC One.

A fitness fanatic, AJ is a qualified personal trainer and sports nutritionist and is currently part of The Evening Standard’s expert team of fitness Insiders. She has also fronted campaigns for Adidas; New Balance, Women’s Health, Speedo, Smart Water and many more. She is also the Fitness Ambassador for Superdrug nationwide. AJ is also a L’Oreal Ambassador and has worked with them on numerous campaigns with the brand, including the L’Oreal Paris True Match campaign in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.

And just to add another string to her now, AJ is a well-established live event host and DJ, having spun for Ibiza Rocks, Century Members Club and warmed up for world famous DJ, Oliver Heldens at Sushi Samba. Most recently, she has played for Adidas, New Look, EE Rising Star Party, Women’s Health Fashion night out and for Desperados at Boomtown Festival.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajodudu/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJOdudu

 

AJ & Curtis Pritchard

AJ & Curtis Pritchard

Professional Dancers, TV Personalities and Presenters

AJ began dancing aged 12 under the guidance of his father who was a former world champion level dancer and BBC ‘Come Dancing’ professional. AJ then went onto represent Great Britain around the world with his partner Chloe Hewitt. In 2013 the pair made it to the semi-finals of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and 2016 saw AJ joining the line-up of Strictly Come Dancing, where he has since made it to the semi-finals each year.

Curtis is a dancer and choreographer, known for his role as a professional in the Irish version of Dancing with The Stars. 2019 saw Curtis appear on Love Island, making it to the final. Most recently he appeared on the BBC show, The Greatest Dancer which aired from January 2020.

2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for the brothers, as they embark on AJ Live – AJ’s debut headline tour, which will be supported by Curtis.

AJ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aj11ace/

Curtis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curtispritchard12/

 

Jamie Lambert

Jamie Lambert

 

Singer and Presenter

Jamie rose to fame as one-fifth of musical theatre boyband, Collabro, who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 and have gone on to become the world’s most successful musical theatre group. Through the band Jamie has sold over one million records, celebrated three top five albums, performed for over one hundred million people around the world and completed three sell-out tours, which this year culminated in a spectacular show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Jamie’s talents don’t end with singing however. He has also written for various publications speaking out about being an LGBT advocate – a topic which he is incredibly honest and passionate about. He is also a huge dog-lover and lives in London with his adorable pug, Betty!

In 2017, Jamie hosted the first ever live red carpet show at the prestigious Olivier Awards, which was broadcast to over five million viewers. This led to regular presenting slots for Official London Theatre, Broadway World, Disney and saw him return to host The Road to the Oliviers in 2018.

Jamie’s talent, big personality and presenting skills have made him a standout star in his field, and 2019 is proving to be another exciting year.

www.instagram.com/itsjamielambert

Saffron Barker

Saffron Barker

With over four million followers across her combined social channels, Saffron Barker, is a 19-year old force to be reckoned with. Her sparkling personality exudes through every lifestyle, beauty, fashion and challenge videos she religiously uploads, never disappointing her fan base.

 

Starting her channel in 2015 whilst on a family holiday, she began filming her videos on her phone whilst looking for a new way to fulfil her passion for entertaining. Leaving school after her GCSEs and with her channel rapidly growing, Saffron went full time with a career in social media and hasn’t looked back.

 

Her popularity and the internet’s demand for more Saffron, has seen her branch out in to merchandise, release her own Sunday Times number-one bestselling book and collaborate on three successful homeware ranges with Primark. Her highly engaged UK audience has led to a number of successful brand collaborations and campaigns with major global brands such as Disney, Missguided and Urban Decay.

 

Alongside all her social media and commercial deals Saffron is a supporter of several charities such as Make A Wish, who she ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon for this year. She also completed the London Marathon this spring, running for Dementia Revolution in memory of her Great-Grandad Ted.

 

2019 has been Saffron’s biggest commercial year to date. Her dream of competing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing became a reality, where her abilities as a natural born performer, coupled with hard work and dedication saw her make it to week 10 of the show with partner AJ Pritchard, confirming her place on the UK mainstream talent circuit.

Krissy Cela

Krissy Cela

Krissy’s journey into the fitness sector began whilst studying a law degree, which she completed in 2018. She has since used this knowledge to build her own very successful self-made business and fitness empire. With over 1.8 million loyal Instagram followers, Krissy has amassed an incredible social media following and has now trained over 100,000 women. Her online community and popularity within the health and fitness sector has attracted a worldwide audience of dedicated fans as well as her London and UK base.

 

This January saw Krissy launch the Tone & Sculpt app, which is a holistic approach to health and fitness and is tailor-made to each user to ensure it’s accessible to those of all shapes, sizes and abilities. It comes with comprehensive workouts guides, tailored meal plans, challenges, 15-minute body blasters and more. Each workout includes video demonstrations on how to perform every exercise, and the app allows you to monitor your progress by tracking your weight, measurements, workouts and dietary intake.

VISIT SITE

Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson

Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson

Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka is the trailblazing Sunday Times best-selling author, mother and campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement (flexible working for all), the premise of which helped form the powerhouse Flex For All Campaign recently addressed in parliament. Anna is open, honest, well informed and witty in her voice as Mother Pukka which is a platform created to share the trials and tribulations of parenthood and beyond, recently announced as LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2019. Anna topped the Apple Kids and Family Podcast chart at No.1 with Dirty Mother Pukka and her weekly Sunday show on Heart radio has pulled in thousands of new listeners. She has also collaborated with brands including Samsung, McDonald’s, Specsavers and Garnier, and regularly speaks on panels to address workplace issues in her campaign for change. Anna is a force to be reckoned with not just within the parenting space but for anyone who has a penchant for honest accounts of how to navigate your way through life with wit and purpose.

 

Matt Farquharson aka Papa Pukka and wife Anna are fantastic team and their audiences have found their fresh approach to parenting a total relief which is reflected through their brand tag line ‘people that happen to be parents’. Along with Anna, Matt is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of “Parenting the Shit Out of Life” and a new joint-book “Where’s My Happy Ending” out in February 2020.

 

VISIT WEBSITE

Jonathan and Anna Saccone Joly

Jonathan and Anna Saccone Joly

Jonathan and Anna, with their four kids and six dogs, are the UK’s most influential family having been voted 13th in the Sunday Times’ Influencer List. They have over 1.9 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, with a combined 3.8 million social media followers. The family were listed as Sunday Times’ most influential family in 2019, and Jonathan is also the official Celebrity Dad of the Year 2019, beating Prince William!

 

Starting off as a fun experiment to document the couple’s milestones and day-to-day antics, Jonathan set himself a challenge to film every day for 7 days. This soon turned in to an enjoyable hobby and continued, amassing millions of loyal fans. Nine years and four beautiful children later (Emilia (7), Eduardo (5), Alessia (2) and Andrea (1), their content has become predominately family focussed and Jonathan’s experiment has evolved into a career.

 

Both Jonathan and Anna are great examples of talent making huge moves and success within the commercial sector. 2019 has been the biggest year yet for them, continually cementing their status as one of the UK’s favourite vloggers and moving into the mainstream and becoming a popular name within British media. Jonathan and Anna recently appeared on an exclusive documentary with Stacey Dooley, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, which documented their family life and huge rise in popularity.

Jonathan and Anna won over the nation’s hearts and shot to fame by documenting their lives with daily vlogs

 

www.instagram.com/jonathanjoly

www.instagram.com/annasaccone

Ali Bastian

Ali Bastian

Ali is best known for playing Becca Dean in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in ITV’s The Bill, and most recently the cast of BBC’s Doctors as series regular Becky Clarke. Ali has additionally played leading guest roles in some of the UK’s best-loved TV shows including Holby City, Death in Paradise and Jonathan Creek, alongside stage roles in Burn The Floor, Chicago Musical and Agatha Christie’s Verdict. She also competed in the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the semi-final with partner Brian Fortuna and then going on to win the Christmas Special with a perfect 40/40.  Ali lives in London with her husband, fellow actor David O’Mahony, and they are expecting their first child, due in March 2020.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence’s personal charisma and ability to inspire people to express themselves have established him as an International Design Superstar. He recently appeared on BBC One’s ‘Celebrity Painting Challenge’ and is on the judging panel of Channel 7’s hit series ‘House Rules’ in Australia. He also continues to be a well-known face on shows such as BBC One’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, and his most recent project ‘Laurence of Suburbia’ was released on Amazon Prime.

 

As well as running his own interior design practice in Cirencester, Laurence has a number of very successful product ranges including a best-selling wallpaper and paint range, a range of mugs and cutlery. Over the past six years, Laurence has worked with Littlewoods as the face of interior design and continues to design a large range of products exclusively for them. More recently, he has designed a premium bed range with luxury furniture brand Aspire.

 

Laurence also works extensively with various charities, including Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, for whom he who an incredible £500,000 on ITV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He also donated several of his iconic suits to be sold in their Battersea store.