27th, 28th & 29th September

"Where luxury festival vibes meet actionable business insights!"

Speakers.

Find out more about who will be speaking and hosting workshops at PeakeFest.

Saturday Keynote Speaker.

Sara Davies MBE.

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Sara Davies, founder and creative director of Crafter’s Companion. At the young age of just 21, Sara Davies founded the global, multi million pound business Crafter’s Companion.

The company’s first product was a ground-breaking tool that disrupted the craft market and it has continued to delight its highly-engaged customers with innovative designs ever since.

Today, the international award-winning company sells art and crafts products across more than 40 countries and has an office and global distribution centre in the North East of England, as well as an office in California.

To date, the business has proudly collected more than 30 awards for the company’s achievements and Sara’s accomplishments as an entrepreneur, in addition to a multitude of craft industry awards for its innovative products. These include an MBE awarded for Sara’s services to the economy in 2016 and a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2020.

In April 2019, Sara became the youngest-ever female dragon to join BBC One’s Dragons’ Den and she danced her way to week seven on Strictly Come Dancing’s 19th series with her partner Aljaz Škorjanec in 2021.

Sara has written two books, her autobiography – We Can All Make It – and a step-by-step craft project book Craft Your Year which was released in October 2023.

She regularly co-presents on BBC’s magazine programme, Morning Live, and judged BBC’s Ultimate Wedding Planner with Fred Siriex and Raj Somaiya in summer 2023.

In 2024 Sara was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of York, where she first studied for her Bachelor’s Degree.
Alongside Vicky Pattison, Laura Whitmore and Alex Scott, Sara completed Comic Relief’s first all-female celebrity challenge in February 2024, trekking four days across the Arctic to raise money for Red Nose Day.

The entrepreneur’s new show, Making It with Sara Davies helps aspiring inventors take their innovative ideas from paper to create fully functional, commercial products and will air on the BBC later in 2024.

Photo Credit – Jade Mangles & Jodie Blackburn

Headline & Sunday Keynote Speakers.

Sarah Gray

Headline Speaker

Sarah is a 7 figure Client Attraction Strategist helping Coaches to make a bigger impact using her signature Amplify Method.

Sarah developed this method from hosting over 300 events and closing over 1500 high ticket sales in the last 4 years using simple social and speaking strategies. 

Sarah believes every coach should be hosting their own profitable events to share their unique story and content, leading to a flood of new clients.

Sarah will be sharing her incredible insights with you from the main stage, as well as sharing and teaching you how to implement the strategies throughout the weekend in her large Tipi.

Bianca Miller-Cole

Sunday Keynote Speaker

Serial entreprenuer, mentor, speaker and Sunday Times bestselling author.

Bestselling Author Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning

Entrepreneur and founder of ‘go to’ personal branding company The Be Group.

Bianca became known as a public face after an excellent performance on BBC’s The Apprentice in 2014 where she initially pitched the idea to redefine nude hosiery via her brand Bianca Miller London and has since taken it from idea to reality, including being awarded ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ status.

Meet our expert speakers and hosts.

Caroline Strawson

Caroline Strawson is a multi-award winning Trauma Therapist, Educator, Coach and Hay House Author. Her podcast has over 4.5 million downloads and over 2 million views on Youtube. She is driven to help heal and educate individuals, workplaces and schools on mental health and trauma.

Lewis Crompton

Lewis Crompton is on a mission to help 1 million families live with less stress and more fun through financial education and empowerment. He became financially free by trading financial markets, starting over 10 years ago, Taught by Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad, and then headhunted to teach for them, Lewis is a leading voice in the industry, championing safe, systematic and profitable trading techniques.

He created and developed the STARTrading Method over many years of trading and also teaching countless people internationally how to become successful traders. His techniques take just 30mins per day to implement and Lewis has founded a community, not just a training that has scaled from £10k to £100k per month.

Lauren Lepley-Caldon

Lauren is a dynamic force in the health and wellness industry, renowned for her unique and effective approach to personal growth and business success. As a certified positive psychology coach and 360 health practitioner, she expertly bridges the gap between health and life satisfaction, ensuring her clients achieve success without the risk of burnout or overwhelm. With a deep commitment to the holistic well-being of each individual, Lauren’s ethos of “hyper-performance” is at the core of her work, focusing on creating a life brimming with energy, flow, and authentic happiness.

Debbie Neiteler

Debbie Neiteler James is a distinguished lawyer and business owner specialising in wills, probate, and elder law. She is a Managing Director at Austin and Carnley Solicitors ( Est 1884), where she brings over 20 years of experience in private client work. Debbie holds an LLB Honours degree from South Africa and has worked with Ernst & Young in Canada and the UK . Debbie trained and qualified at legal 500 firm Machins LLP. Her expertise includes managing estates, lasting powers of attorney, care issues, and protecting the vulnerable but mostly she is a thought leader on Legacy, helping business owners identify what their living legacy is and what they want to create for the future and then how to protect it.

Kate Wolf

Kate Wolf is a certified coach, copywriter, playwright, theatre director, energy healer and business consultant. After a decade working with thousands of business-owners, she knows how to turn bland or confusing messaging into brands that beam with personality – fast.

Natasha Britton

Natasha is an experienced multi award winning business mentor & author who has been featured in Forbes. She has been business mentoring since 2004 and was recognised in 2006 by Shell LiveWIRE UK for an outstanding contribution in the youth enterprise arena, she was awarded the Services to Enterprise award and since then her passion for helping new and existing entrepreneurs has grown immensely.

She is a huge advocate for paying yourself a decent wage, seamlessly merging strategy, systems and processes with having a positive mindset, personal development and the law of attraction.

Danielle Serpico

Danielle Serpico is the founder of The BlackBelt MasterMind ACADEMY (est. 2011)

Danielle started her entrepreneurial journey at 16yrs of age and by 19 she had already established her first of three Restaurants.

Over the past 15 years she has helped countless startups establish themselves, businesses to grow and individuals have more happiness and to thrive.

Now its your turn to learn from the best in the field of Psychology, Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and discover the LANGUAGE of SUCCESS!

Paul Green

The path to creating unforgettable audience experiences started over 15 years ago in the entertainment industry. He worked with top brands like Secret Cinema, Hewlett Packard, Stella Artois, and Microsoft, where he created award-winning, interactive experiences.

Further refined through a decade as a Commercial Airline Pilot, Paul mastered automated processes to elevate his professional expertise.

​In 2020 Paul founded his own consultancy to bring his unique style of audience engagement to business.

Sarah Bennett Nash

Sarah Bennett-Nash is the Money Mindset Queen and Architect of the Wealth BE-ing™️ Members’ Club

Sarah is transforming the way we think about money and personal growth. She’s is on a mission to help you achieve and sustain your dreams, driving a lifestyle revolution for those ready to unlock their Wealth Potential.

Her mission is to make financial literacy easy to understand and accessible to everyone. Sarah simplifies complex financial ideas, empowering you to break free from limiting beliefs and take charge of your financial future.

Deep Bajwa

“I believe in incredible experiences for clients and have a proven system that shows you how to curate, not just an offer that willl sell, but the customer journey map that will deliver an experience worthy of the price tag.

Not just calling it VIP, but delivering the exquisite.

My focus is always on helping entrepreneurs create & curate high ticket offers that sell, alongside delivering exquisite, luxurious experiences for their clients.”

Neo Chatyoka

Neo Chatyoka the CEO and Founder of Uhuru Botanicals Ltd, a UK based, natural and plant-based beauty product manufacturer and formulator.

Neo’s mission is to inspire women, by teaching them the art of plant-based beauty formulation, product development, manufacturing and sustainability, so that together they can create change. 

Neo inspires and educates her customers and clients by engaging with them through her social media platforms. Leaving them ready to make a change.

Kirsty Hulse – Compère

Kirsty Hulse is a world leading Confidence Coach and motivational speaker. She founded her first company at 26, a marketing agency with global clients like Virgin Atlantic and IBM, which turned over nearly a million dollars in its first year of trading. She has delivered training programs to audiences of over 14,000 and her work has been described as “game changing”, “life changing” and from the thousands of people she has worked with, 100% of attendees would recommend her work to a colleague.

Your business needs you to be well!

Meet our Well-being Hosts.

Business shouldn’t be all hustle, hustle, hustle.

We also need to ensure that we take time to look after ourselves. At PeakeFest we are dedicated to helping you have a holistic view of you and your business.

Across these two days, there will be a range of wellbeing workshops and sessions which you can take part in free of charge, from meditation, breathwork, journaling and more.

Make sure you bring your yoga mat! Within the Festival Grounds we have a beautiful wooded area where you can go and chill out, meditate and switch off.

We will also have a dedicated relaxation zone, so if you need time to step away from the action and have some time to chill out, be alone, have a nap, you can. We are passionate about making sure everyone will have a space to feel at ease.

Let me introduce you to our amazing well-being hosts and spaces.

Relaxation & sensory area.

If you need some time to get away from the action, there will be a unique relaxation and sensory area, where you can go and rest, chill out, have a quiet chat and recoup.

There will be enough room in here for wheelchair users to make the most of it as well.

You will also be able to take a walk through the beautiful grounds for some time away from the activities. We advise you to stick to paths around the site. Do not allow children to leave the festival site unaccompanied. 

Dani Fairhurst

If you’re ready to embrace your wild spirit, honour your intuition, and reconnect with your soul’s purpose, Dani’s here to walk this path with you. You will find Dani within nature where she will be hosting a range of

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Breathwork workshops.

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Guided meditation sessions.

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Soulful Expansion sessions (a blend of meditation, breathwork and Reiki).

Important Topics.

Below, you will find some of our speakers who are hosting 20 minute talks.

All of these topics are extremely important for us, as business owners, to ensure we are being inclusive in the right way:

Che Barnes - 20 Minute Talk - PeakeFest

Che Barnes

“Why understanding Gender Diversity is good for business”

Che worked as a senior corporate manager for over 15 years, before qualifying as a stress management coach, offering coaching and training to organisations. Che has a knack for taking complex topics and breaking them down into comprehensible chunks.

With a special interest, and following requests from clients, Che turned their attention to helping people understand Gender Diversity. Following 5+ years of personal research, Che uses science, nature and different cultural examples to illustrate the points they make, and to explain ‘all the labels’.

Che’s business View from a Dove now offers a mix of Workplace Wellness training, and Diversity and Equality training – extending out from Gender into Sexuality, and Relationship Orientation (inc. Ethical Non Monogamy), plus Intersectionality with Neurodiversity, Age, and Race/Culture/Religion.

PeakeFest Important Topics - Philippa Bradford

Phillippa Bradford

“Accessibility”

Philippa embarked on her journey with the aim to transform frustration into empowerment. Recognising the isolating effects of disabilities and the complexities of the health and welfare benefits systems, she wanted to provide support that was both positive and uplifting.

Her mission is to make navigating life with a disability easier and more open to opportunity, fostering a sense of community filled with love, humour, and fun.

Philippa aims to be the ‘go-to’ person for empowering individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions. Her comprehensive support includes personal and professional coaching, expert guidance in navigating the benefits system, promoting accessibility and inclusivity in corporate environments, and building supportive communities. She shares her lived experiences to help others look beyond their challenges and achieve their fullest potential.

She believes that there is a no one-size-fits-all solution for accessibility, and she tailors her programs to the unique needs of each individual, ensuring a continuous commitment to inclusivity and empowerment.

PEAKEFEST SPEAKER G SABINI-ROBERTS - IMPORTANT TOPICS

G Sabini-Roberts

“Branding the Revolution”

G is a queer, nonbinary and autistic entrepreneur, speaker, author, activist and inclusive brand specialist. They help business owners and community leaders who are ready to move beyond identity politics to create culture-shifting, expansive brands. They have been running events, training and facilitating spaces since 1996 and have designed hundreds of show-stopping brands since 2001.

Always leading with curiosity and kindness, they bring their unique stories from the margins of gender, neurotype, sexuality and identity to demonstrate why leading with inclusion is no longer a choice. G explores how, as society deconstructs itself around us, we are responsible for what happens next – and what that could look like.

PEAKEFEST SPEAKER G SABINI-ROBERTS - IMPORTANT TOPICS

Sara Kedge

“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”

My name is Sara and I work closely with companies that dare to do things differently so their people and their business thrive.

It is likely you’ve sat through box-ticking exercises that have made the concept of true inclusion of diverse people seem like an unattainable goal (and as boring as all hell).

That is not how I work.

I work collaboratively with clients to create solutions that haven’t been used for anyone else. Because your people and culture are different from anyone elses.

With every client I work with, I bring a vast forest of knowledge. We’ll decide the tree we’ll climb together and how we are going to climb it to make change that works and lasts.

If it is time for your organisation to dare to do different and move beyond box-ticking, get in touch.

 

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Ten minute talks.

As well as our main speakers, you can also expect some shorter 10-minute talks throughout the weekend from more amazing business owners, sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Lined up we have;

Jenny Gordon

Jenuine Consulting Ltd

Geraldine McGrath

Johanne Stimson

Washington Ali