Penny Haslam

Business news presenter and journalist

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A former BBC business journalist, working first as a senior Radio 4 journalist and then presenting on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, Penny Haslam draws on over twenty years’ experience observing how people can best stand out in their market.

Penny has worked in broadcast journalism covering general news, business, personal finance, consumer and workplace programmes. She's presented two BBC1 Panorama programmes: “Who Took My Pension?” - on pension commission and fees and “Can You Trust Your Bank?” - on investing with high street banks. Her radio work includes presenting Up All Night, The Stephen Nolan Show, and Drivetime for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Penny has written and presented investigative documentaries for The 5 Live Report covering variety of subjects including illegal abortions in the UK, mortgage shortfalls and advertising in education. Previously she was senior producer and reporter on BBC Radio 4's Money Box and she's also reported for BBC Radio 5 Live's Donal MacIntyre Show, BBC1's The 6 O'Clock News, BBC Radio 4's Feedback and Channel 4 News.

Amid the serious world of news and current affairs, she did a stint as a stand-up comic and in 2005 reached the semi-finals of the national competition, It's with this winning combination of warm humour and hard facts that Penny also chairs conferences and seminars. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies and is a highly accomplished conference facilitator and after dinner speaker.

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Penny Haslam is a professional moderator and event host, who can chair your panel and interview business leaders. The events she hosts are memorable and enjoyable. Penny energises the room, and your speakers; deploying journalistic rigour and a sense of humour she confidently hits your key messages, engages your audience and delivers professional polish every time.

With years of experience, she’s astute and knowledgeable, deploying journalistic rigour with warmth and humour. And with an impressive BBC pedigree, Penny is practical, professional and a safe pair of hands.

Penny Haslam will add value to your event by:
• Being a safe pair of hands with high, professional standards.
• Advising on running order and timings.
• Scripting on message links.
• Scripting your speaker intros.
• Liaising with your speakers, creating rapport.
• Promoting your event before and after.
• Keeping your event running to time.
• Troubleshooting with a smile!


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Considering booking Penny Haslam for your event? You may find the following client testimonials and comments helpful. To enquire further about Penny Haslam for corporate and private bookings, click here or call us on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

The feedback for Penny Haslam’s inspirational Expert Advantage talk was overwhelmingly positive, that it was interesting, engaging, relatable and entertaining. Our delegates wanted to put her techniques for expert exposure to the test straight away.

Nicola Whitehead, Regional Sales Manager UK & Eire, Tyco Scott Safety

Penny Haslam’s lively delivery and great anecdotes made for a tremendously engaging and informative presentation, leading to some fantastic participation from a very enthusiastic audience – who now all have the Expert Advantage!

Tony Millar, events co-ordinator, Stockport Chamber of Commerce

Penny Haslam’s keynote at our leadership event brought energy to the day and was interactive and integral to our theme. It’s difficult to parachute into companies, get under the skin of how things really are, but she did a great job of this.

Geraldine Kennedy, Employee Engagement Manager, BAE Systems

Our client at American Express was blown away by Penny Haslam who played an integral part in steering the discussion to cover the key topics. She’s a professional who can take on the brief and run with it with little guidance required.

Wai-Lam Wong, Momentum Worldwide

Penny Haslam worked her socks off hosting our International Festival of Business event, with nine speakers to introduce and three panels to chair. Thanks to her combination of humour, passion and energy, her organised script and timings, it went brilliantly!

Griselda Togobo, MD Forward Ladies

Penny Haslam is one of the best MCs I’ve worked with. Her links between speakers were seamless, very creative and everything ran on time. Absolutely superb.

Geoff Ramm, Creator & Author of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing

Penny Haslam’s combination of wit, challenging questions and succinct summaries ensured the key messages were clear and the 'call for action’ was powerful.

Charlotte Sweeney, founder Power of Diversity, Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014

Penny Haslam was an engaging and entertaining host. Her input greatly contributed to the success of the event.

Carole Atkinson, Weightmans

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