Declan Curry

Former BBC business and economics journalist

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Declan Curry is one of the most recognisable business journalists on British television. He's been writing and speaking about business and the economy for more than two decades, and was the business presenter on BBC Breakfast for eight years. He also presented BBC2's Working Lunch from 2008 alongside Naga Munchetty, and for four years from 2010 he presented "On The Money", his weekly review of business, the economy and enterprise for BBC Radio 5 live until 2014.

Declan has reported on business and money for BBC One's evening news programme, The One Show, presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and has made documentaries and live studio discussion programmes for BBC television in Northern Ireland. He has won several awards for his broadcasting, including IFA Journalist of the Year (Television), ABI Financial Journalist of the Year and Proshare Financial Personality of the Year.

As an event host and speaker, Declan now chairs conferences, facilitates panel discussions, and comperes awards ceremonies, around the UK and internationally. He speaks with the authority and clarity of an experienced working journalist; having been a writer and broadcaster for more than twenty years, specialising in business and the economy.

Declan has been published in newspapers and magazines in the UK, Europe and the United States. He wrote a regular column for the FT's "Investors' Chronicle" magazine.

He has won several awards for his broadcasting, and is an honorary doctor of Middlesex University.

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Declan Curry is an event facilitator, conference chair, speaker and awards host. He has been a business and economics journalist for more than twenty years. He works with a wide range of companies, trade associations, local Chambers of Commerce, academic bodies and charitable organisations. He has chaired events around the UK and in New York, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur.

Recent clients span manufacturing, engineering, energy, information technology, banking, financial services, property, law and business services. They include FTSE 100 companies, privately owned businesses and family firms.

Events can be for internal communications, or facing outwards to clients, customers or other stake holders. He is a regular moderator for the Global Economic Symposium, and has chaired sessions at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Other regular events include the annual Retail Week Live conference, the European TCG Summit and conferences for trade associations including the EEF, the ACS, ABFA and RETRA.


A quick note to say what an excellent job Declan did today presenting to our group. The feedback has been superb. Thank you also for coming up trumps and filling this slot at such short notice.

Roz Guarnori - Exhibitions Director, FESPA.

Declan gave an entertaining introduction to the day with some relevant examples. Only downside was that with the questions the session overran by about 20 minutes.

Chartered Insurance Institute.

Declan was excellent! The tone and content of his presentation was spot-on and he applied his charm and superb facilitation skills to ensure the panels were both informative and enjoyable. Ten out of ten!

Go Global for Enterprise Nation.

Declan was great. He took a real interest in the event and I thought the content of his speech was relevant and topical. I would definitely use him again for a dinner of that sort and though he related especially well to the audience.


Declan was a star. He put the contributors at ease and kept the proceedings flowing…his jovial, yet authoritative style worked well, and he held people to account when necessary…we'll be using him again!

ABI Motor Conference.

Thank you for hosting our conference in London last week. Your presentation was extremely informative and well-received by delegates... Thank you for your contribution and for helping to make the conference such a success. I hope we can work together again in the future.

Claire McMahon, Marketing Executive, Bibby Financial Services.

Just a quick note to thank Declan for Friday. The feedback we’ve had was that it was the best one we’ve done, and that Declan did a great job particularly of dealing with hecklers during the quiz! We would certainly use and recommend him again in the future, and thank you and the team at NMP for making the build-up so smooth and easy to deal with.

Jonathan Grove - GIL Investments.

First class act - professional and went the extra mile. Declan is a joy to work with.

Insurance Insider.

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