Speakers

Because we’re passionate about your wedding business, we’ve carefully selected speakers and experts to give you relevant and practical advice to take away. We’re delighted to confirm two brand new keynote speakers this year, Anthony Stears and Nathan Littleton. Their extensive knowledge on sales and marketing techniques will bring a new focus to the conference, combined with digital specialist Mark Tillison, photographer Aimee Kirkham and real grooms, Mark and Richard.

Find out more about our speakers and experts below.

Anthony Stears

Also known as The Telephone Assassin, Anthony is a sales expert and a well established keynote speaker. Anthony will help you close that sale, whether over the phone or face-to-face, sharing his expert tips. After Guides for Brides sales rocketed following his training at the office, we wanted to share his fabulous ideas and energy with you at The UK Wedding Conference.

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Nathan Littleton

After starting his first business at just 12 years of age, Nathan’s captivating entrepreneurial story will not only inspire you, it will challenge you to think differently about your values, goals and behaviours. He’ll be teaching you how to double your revenue with email marketing and sharing his no-nonsense approach to marketing.

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Mark Tillison

Founder and Managing Director of Tillison Consulting, Mark Tillison is an established figure in the Digital Marketing arena. With years of experience in the industry, he is an enthusiastic and dynamic speaker who can invigorate and inspire businesses of all shapes and sizes to maximise their digital marketing potential.

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Aimee Kirkham

Everyone knows that image is everything, especially when it comes to your website. Aimee will be teaching you how to take fabulous promotional photographs with minimal effort, and how best to convey your business through images.

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Mark and Richard

Mark and Richard were married in 2015 in a beautiful, stylish ceremony which required careful planning and in-depth supplier research. They’ll be discussing the ins and outs of diversity within the wedding industry and answering all of your questions.

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Alison Hargreaves

Director - Guides for Brides

Having started Guides for Brides in 1995, Alison is passionate about ensuring Guides for Brides is the primary source of information for all couples planning a wedding in the UK. A driving force within the business she takes a strong interest in current trends and changes in the wedding industry to ensure that brides and businesses can be kept totally up to date with what is new for this year.

Additional Experts offering one-to-one surgeries
(advance bookings only)

In addition to our speakers, we've invited industry experts to The UK Wedding Conference who will be available on a one-to-one basis to answer your business questions. For more info on how to book our surgeries contact us.

Find out more about our experts below.

Ellie Sanderson

Ellie Sanderson has a fairly impressive track record in Retail holding Senior Positions with major blue chips like Marks and Spencer. From Sales Executive Store operations and finance these roles have helped springboard her into self employment. She launched her first Bridal business ten years ago and her brand continues to go from strength to strength. As if that’s not enough to keep her busy Ellie also runs a highly sought after Business Coaching Company offering commercial coaching to new start up businesses within the trade.

Karishma Manwani

Karishma Manwani, founder of Wed Me In... is a luxury Indian wedding planner. Her expertise in Indian weddings is invaluable to any venue or supplier looking to break into this extremely lucrative market.

Kelly Chandler

Founder of The Bespoke Wedding Company and Kelly Chandler Consulting, Kelly Chandler has a wealth of experience in luxury weddings and events and is an expert in bride psychology. Book a surgery slot with Kelly if you'd like to really get into the minds of your brides and potential clients.

Amie Bone

From starting out on a market stall in Banbury to opening her shop in Watford, the projects Amie creates now might be on a larger scale, but her passion for flowers is still as strong. Hear how to sustain longevity in the wedding business and what it takes to rise to the dizzy heights of working with A-listers and celebrities.

Graham Jones

Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist and the author of "Click.ology: What works in online shopping". He advises a wide range of companies and organisations so that their websites engage effectively with their visitors, and in a ten-minute surgery session, he will do the same for you.

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Why attend?

  • Seminars aimed at all levels of business knowledge
  • Experienced, professional and motivating speakers
  • Relevant and practical advice
  • Lunch and all refreshments included in the ticket price
  • Bookable surgery slots available with the speakers for tailored business advice
  • Perfect opportunity to network with like-minded wedding professionals
  • Digital advice to develop your business
  • Variety of speakers and experts aimed at every sector
  • Increase sales and enquiries
  • Ideal opportunity to grow your business in 2018