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LCM is a boutique agency founded in 1989 by Owner Fiona Lindsay now representing some of the UK's leading talent for every area of the entertainment industry.
Welcome to Limelight Celebrity Speakers, where we represent some of the most influential and talented people in the UK’s creative industries to inspire, educate, motivate or entertain.

Ajmal Mushtaq is the UK’s leading authority on the takeaway sector. He is a business expert and chef director of the critically acclaimed Mushtaq’s Restaurant in Hamilton, Scotland. Mushtaq’s is officially the biggest takeaway in Britain, and was awarded No1 Takeaway in Britain by Just East in 2017
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Ajmal Mushtaq

Alexandra Massey is an expert in dealing with depression, relationship guidance and a helpline counsellor, as well as the author of four best-selling books. She has developed a unique programme ‘The Beat Depression Programme’ and also gives talks and workshops on a range of topics including Life Planning, Mindfulness, and depression in the workplace.
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Alexandra Massey

Anne Swithinbank is a horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster, and currently a regular panellist for BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time.

Anne was Glasshouse Supervisor at RHS Wisley for 5 years, before going freelance in 1986, she is a presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World alongside Geoff Hamilton.
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Anne Swithinbank

Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson is an accomplished TV presenter, broadcaster, author, cruise host and restaurateur. His television career spans over 20 years, with credits including Ready Steady Cook, resident studio chef and presenter for BBC2’s Food & Drink, and presenter of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 between 2003-2006.
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Antony Worrall Thompson

Arun Kapil is an Anglo-Indian chef, food entrepreneur, spice expert, and founder of Green Saffron – multi-award-winning purveyors of the finest spices, rice, sauces and spice blends. He began his culinary career waiting tables in Ronnie Wood’s restaurant, and in 2004 went on to work as a chef at Ballymaloe House, where he came up with the concept for Green Saffron.
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Arun Kapil

David Stevens FSGD, FCI Hort is one of the best known designers in the world. He was offered the first Chair of Garden Design at Middlesex University.

David’s 26 RHS Chelsea medals, 11 of which have been Gold, and three Best Garden in Show awards have ensured his success.
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David Stevens

Baker, TV Personality, Entrepreneur & Author Dean Brettschneider is one of the most respected bakers in the world, with over 25 years’ experience, 11 bestselling baking books, and a true passion for creating exceptional ‘new world’ baking products.
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Dean Brettschneider

Ed Baines is the chef and owner of Anglo‐French brasserie Randall & Aubin, which has been an institution in London’s Soho for 20 years and opened a branch in Manchester in 2017. His passion for food stems from childhood trips to the Mediterranean, and sampling the broad range of fresh produce in London where he was raised.
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Ed Baines

Ewan Lacey is a wine writer and drinks expert. He writes regularly for the Sunday Mirror on Food & Wine as well as being a resident wine and drinks expert on The Gaby Roslin Show for BBC London radio and on Channel 4’s The Cookery School with Richard Corrigan and Gizzi Erskine.
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Ewan Lacey

Felix Economakis is a highly experienced chartered psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner. He is the psychologist on The Panic Room and Freaky Eaters (BBC3).
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Felix Economakis

Fiona Kennedy is a glorious singer, broadcaster and producer with an international reputation. Her career highlights include singing at the G8 Summit Launch, at The Queen’s 80th birthday celebra-tions at Balmoral and singing at the first ever Nato Ambassador’s Burns Supper in Brussels.
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Fiona Kennedy OBE

James made a great impact with his television debut in November ‘96 and has rarely been off screen since, ultimately presenting BBC1’s hit series Saturday Kitchen for 10 years, regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million.
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James Martin

James Tanner began his TV career in 2002 as a regular co-presenter for Great Food Live on UKTV Food. He then joined BBC One’s Ready Steady Cook, heralding the start of regular TV appearances on programmes such as Saturday Kitchen (BBC1) and as a regular chef on ITV’s Lorraine.
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James Tanner

Garden designer and author Jinny Blom set up her landscape design practice in 2000 and has since been accumulating an extraordinary range of commissions in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA. She is completely self-taught and tailors her skills to suit the very varied commissions she re-ceives.
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Jinny Blom

Jo Haigh is an award-winning businesswoman, author and speaker, CEO and founder of fds, a highly successful training and consultancy organisation with bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire. An experienced dealmaker, Jo has bought and sold over 400 companies in the last 25 years, specialising in owner managed companies.
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Jo Haigh

Jo Hemmings is a Behavioural Psychologist as well as a Dating and Relationship Coach and TV and radio personality. She is the UK’s best known and respected Celebrity Psychologist.

Jo specialises in the psychology of celebrity behaviour and is the Behavioural Expert of choice.
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Jo Hemmings

Julie Arkell is a wine writer, broadcaster and journalist. She has been Head of Wine at Guinness, Regional Wine Development Manager for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, and Manager of The Sunday Times Wine Club. Her books include Classic Rum and New World Wines: The Complete Guide, and she co-wrote the hugely popular Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure.
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Julie Arkell

Lawrence Keogh is a TV chef, live event host, and accomplished Head Chef who has previously held the position of Head Chef at Roast, The Avenue, Bluebird, Quo Vadis and The Wolseley, all in Lon-don, and has cooked for a number of dignitaries and Royals. He has also been a consultant chef for British Airways.
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Lawrence Keogh

Lesley Waters is well known for her cookery books, and television appearances on Ready Steady Cook (BBC), Great Food Live (UKTV), and This Morning (ITV). She has an immensely successful cookery school based at Abbot’s Hill Farm in Dorset.

Lesley studied French Cuisine for three years at Ealing College.
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Lesley Waters

Interior designer Linda Barker was instrumental in awakening the public’s interest in home design with the BBC’s pioneering show Changing Rooms, and became one of the best known designers in the UK. While Linda was with the show it reached its peak of popularity, attracting a UK audience of over 10 million viewers per episode.
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Linda Barker

Madeleine Marsh is an artist, writer and broadcaster. She has a diploma in the fine and decorative arts and set up her own company Provenance, researching paintings and antiques for an interna-tional clientele of dealers, collectors and auction houses.
Madeleine produced catalogues on everything from Sevres snuff jars to jewellery belong to royal mistresses.
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Madeleine Marsh

Marc Meltonville is a food historian and author, currently based at Historic Royal Palaces.

In 2003 Marc took over the project co-ordination of the Historic Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace and in 2006 an experiment to look at the three centuries of occupation of the Royal kitchens began under Marc’s direction.
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Marc Meltonville

Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, is a Canadian vegan baker and chef who prides herself on her ability to transform basic ingredients into vegetarian and vegan masterpieces. After opening the UK’s first entirely vegan retail bakery in April 2011, she was named the Baking Industry Awards Rising Star of 2011.
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Mellissa Morgan

Michael Van Straten was Health Food Manufacturers’ Association Health Journalist of the Year 2004. He is a naturopath, acupuncturist and nutritional consultant and has written more than 40 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide.
Widely regarded as a pioneer of modern complementary medicine.
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Michael Van Straten

Chef, cookery school owner and food campaigner Nick Nairn is in high demand as a food consultant, TV presenter and also as a prominent spokesperson on diet and Scottish produce. In 2007 Stirling University recognised Nick’s contributions to Scottish cuisine and his work in promoting healthy eating, awarding him an honorary doctorate.
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Nick Nairn

Nigel Colborn is a prolific journalist and author, currently writing the gardening column every Satur-day in The Daily Mail. He has also written for The Sunday Times, New York Times, Country Homes & Interiors, BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and Garden News. Nigel is the author of nine books on gardening and he has also published a number of novels.
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Nigel Colborn

Noel Kingsbury is internationally known as an innovator, writer and teacher in the garden world. His discovery of naturalistic planting schemes in Germany and Holland in the 1990s led to an enthusiastic promotion of ‘letting nature take the lead’ in British gardens.
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Noel Kingsbury

Oz Clarke OBE is one of the world’s leading wine experts. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA many times over. Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, starring in West End shows.
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Oz Clarke OBE

Paul Rankin changed the face of culinary Northern Ireland when he opened Roscoff, the restaurant that was to become the first to win a Michelin Star in the country. He is best known for being one of the longest standing and most successful chefs on Ready Steady Cook which regularly pulled in viewers of nearly 3 million.
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Paul Rankin

Paula Pryke is a world renowned florist who has been based in London for nearly thirty years, with an enviable A-list clientele.

Opened in 1988, Paula Pryke Flowers is now in constant demand to design flowers for everything from weddings and dinner parties to press launches.
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Paula Pryke OBE

Peter Sidwell is a chef, baker, author, and cookery school owner. He has been a chef for 20 years.

In 2007 Peter self-published his first book and sold over 4,000 copies in the first year. Following that success Simon & Schuster snapped it up and in April 2009 released Simply Good Taste.
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Peter Sidwell

Dr Rob Hicks is one of the UK’s most popular and well-known media-doctors. His special interests encompass health tech, all aspects of family health, lifestyle management, and complementary therapy.
Rob has appeared on many TV series’ including ITV’s This Morning and Good Morning Britain, na-tional news channels, and radio including BBC Radio 5 Live.
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Dr Rob Hicks

Arusha (or ‘Roo’ as most people know her) is a regular TV expert on shows such as BBC Antiques Roadtrip, Bargain Hunt, Flipping Profit & Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. Roo owns and operates Kilcreggan Antiques in Argyll & Bute. More TV projects are under discussion for 2020

Roo Irvine

Ross Kemp is a BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, actor, and author, who rose to promi-nence in the BBC1 soap opera Eastenders. Since 2006 he has received international recognition for his award winning documentaries.

Ross is best known for playing the role of Grant Mitchell in EastEnders.
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Ross Kemp

Sean Wilson is best known for his 21 years starring in the national flagship soap opera, Coronation Street. However, since 2005, Sean has created his own range of multi-award winning Lancashire cheeses and worked in Michelin star restaurants. He presented the lauded ‘Great Northern Cook-book’ for Channel 5 and penned the accompanying cookbook.
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Sean Wilson

Steve Bradley is a freelance garden writer and broadcaster who holds the RHS Master of Horticulture Diploma and a Masters Degree in Education.

He has written (or co-written) over 40 practical gardening books.
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Steve Bradley

Tara Ward’s passion is people: making a difference in their professional and personal lives. She is a best-selling author on personal development and spiritual well-being with sales of more than 400,000 copies worldwide. She writes a Daily Uplifting Thought on Twitter and facebook.
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Tara Ward

Theo Randall opened his first multi award-winning restaurant, Theo Randall at The InterContinental, to huge critical acclaim and success in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since. The restaurant was awarded London Restaurant Awards Best Italian Restaurant of The Year, Harden’s Guide 2013.
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Theo Randall

Tim Wonnacott is an auctioneer, antiques expert, and television presenter. His career at Sotheby’s spanned some 25 years, specialising in the decorative arts. He has conducted auction sales throughout the UK, North America and even India. Tim concluded his 25 years at Sotheby’s in 2003, having worked as Chairman of Sotheby’s saleroom at Olympia in London.
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Tim Wonnacott

Val Bradley is a freelance garden writer, author, and RHS Trial judge.

She has worked in many aspects of horticulture and has taught gardening at night school and worked at RHS Wisley Garden. She also answers live phone-in questions on BBC local radio, has written for various magazines and books.
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Val Bradley

Victoria Harrison is an interiors stylist and editor who has been writing about homes and gardens for the past 15 years.
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Victoria Harrison