John Hatfield

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

John Hatfield began his career in the 1980s as a European equity analyst with Charterhouse Tilney before joining the Financial Times as European editor of the Investor's Chronicle.

He has worked at a senior level as a journalist, columnist and editor on national newspapers (including the Financial Times, Scotsman, Times, Scotland on Sunday and Sunday Herald) and has been editorial director of two national magazine groups. John also worked as head of media relations for FTSE-100 company ScottishPower.

As an editor, John Hatfield was twice been winner of the Magazine of the Year award and is author of Maximise Your Media Impact and The Sniper On the Bouncy Castle. He is also an established speechwriter, conference speaker and screenwriter with two independent movies to his credit.

A big music fan, John plays bass in Shardlake, a popular Scottish classic rock band. The band focuses on playing charity fund-raising events but also performs at many rock festivals and clubs. John also sits on the national advisory committee of the National Autistic Society.

Speaker credits include:

Institute of Directors, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurial Exchange, We Entrepreneurs, Business Network International, The ACCA, Society of Financial Advisers, Touchdown Europe Conference (Berlin), The Boardroom Communication Conference, Gazelle Awards, Scottish Business Awards, The Wags Dinner.


Facilitator credits include:

Standard Life, RBS, AEGON, Accenture, Scottish Widows, PwC, EY, IoD, British Gas and Newsquest.

To book John Hatfield, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

John Hatfield is a media and communication specialist. As co-founder and director of Second City Creative, the corporate communications agency, John Hatfield helps major organisations, including 18 FTSE 100 companies, to improve their reputation and influence their target audiences.

An insightful, provocative and entertaining speaker, John delivers powerful and witty talks on issues of leadership, trust, reputation, the media revolution and how to persuade and influence people.

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