Speakers and Experts

Because Guides for Brides is 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 announce that Kelly Chandler, a highly respected marketing consultant, will be delivering seminars on how to help venues and businesses maximise sales with simple strategies.
We also have Graham Jones, Internet Psychologist, on hand to advise us on how businesses can use Instagram as a powerful marketing tool.
Their extensive knowledge on these subjects will bring a new focus to your business moving forward into the next decade.
We’re also pleased to see a welcome return to Anthony Stears, The Telephone Assassin, who will deliver a seminar on Closing Sales plus all delegates will receive a copy of Anthony’s invaluable book Secrets to Telephone Success in their delegate pack.
Finally Penny Tunnell will give advice on how to develop a strategy for competitive advantage and business growth.

Find out more about our speakers and experts below.

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 their websites engage effectively with visitors. Graham will be discussing how to bring your website up to date and increase conversion rates by 45%. Graham will also be available for one-to-one consultations throughout the day, so if you’d like to get an honest opinion on your website, book a 15 minute consultation with Graham.


  • How Businesses Can Use Instagram as a Powerful Marketing Tool
  • How to make your web pages so personal each bride thinks it's for her

Kelly Chandler

Founder & Consultant at Kelly Chandler Wedding Consulting, Kelly Chandler is a leading expert in helping new and existing wedding venue businesses stay ahead in the fast paced wedding and events market. She has a wealth of experience in luxury weddings and events and is an expert in bridal psychology. Her seminar will show us simple marketing strategies to maximise sales for venues and wedding suppliers and she will be available for one-to-one consultations throughout the day.


  • How Venues and Businesses can Maximise Sales with Simple Marketing Strategies
  • How to “get bridal bums on seats” at wedding showcases and open days

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. Anthony will be available for one to one consultations if you’d like to improve closing your sales technique.


  • How to prevent pipeline constipation

Penny Tunnell

Penny is a business consultant and has helped dozens of businesses to define their purpose and develop a strategy for competitive advantage and business growth. Most small businesses find there is simply too much to do in the day; successful business leaders develop the skills to focus on the few things which really matter. Penny will show you how. Penny will also be available for one-to-one consultations.


  • Strategy For Business Growth

Martin Evans

The Tourism Business supports hotels and wedding venues across the UK with their marketing strategy, and marketing, sales and PR activities. Current clients include four-star hotels in the Lake District, County Durham, North Yorkshire, and the Channel Islands. Martin is also the founder and organizer of The National Hotel Marketing Conference. Prior to starting The Tourism Business in 1997, Martin held marketing director positions at Yorkshire Tourist Board, Consort Hotels Group, and Forte Hotels, Heathrow. He has worked in Weddings Marketing for over 20 years, and wrote the definitive article on “Weddings Tourism” for the English Tourist Board, now VisitEngland. His experience spans web marketing, social media, brochures, sales training, exhibitions, advertising and PR.As a leading venue marketing specialist, he will be available for one-to-one consultations throughout the day

Alison Hargreaves

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.

Bridal Q&A panel

We’re thrilled to offer delegates the opportunity to get exclusive online insights from real brides planning their weddings right now - “What Makes Them Click”.
Our Guides for Brides bridal blogger Izzy will host a panel of brides for an interactive session. Izzy has previously worked for national magazines such as Wedding Ideas, Love Our Wedding and Wedding Venues and Services so understands what brides are looking for. Find out how they have planned their weddings, the suppliers they have chosen and how they have made those all important decisions.

More Industry Experts to be announced soon!

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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 consultation 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