The afternoon speakers include the recently announced head judge for the Design Awards, Wayne Hemmingway and a keynote speaker, which will be announced soon.

Wayne Hemmingway

Wayne and his wife Gerardine started and built the fashion label Red or Dead into a company that received global acclaim. After 21 consecutive seasons, Wayne and Gerardine sold Red or Dead in a multi-million cash sale. They then set up Hemingway Design, which specialises in affordable and social design. Wayne, who received an MBE in June 06 Queens Birthday List, is a Professor in The Built Environment Department of Northumbria University, a Doctor of Design at Wolverhampton, Lancaster and Stafford univerisities and a Fellow of Blackburn College.

Wayne will also present the awards at the Awards Dinner on 12 September at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Penny Mallory

Penny Mallory is one of the most successful women Rally Drivers and the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car (the Formula 1 of Rallying). As a motoring expert, she has presented many high profile TV shows including the hugely successful Channel 4 show ‘Driven’, ‘World Rally Championship’, ‘The Used Car Roadshow’, ‘Accident Blackspots’, Discovery’s ‘Classic Car Club’, and‘The Road Show’ amongst many others.

As a Keynote speaker, Conference speaker and Motivational speaker, Penny has an outstanding reputation, and has worked with many blue chip clients including Coca-Cola, Klesch, Sony, Volkswagen, HPI, Jaguar, BMW, Honda, Metsec, Audi, Proctor & Gamble, Airbus, AutoGlass, P&O, Ford, British Salvage Auction, Sony, Blackberry, Mercedes Benz, Everywoman, Paris Smith, Peugeot, Suzuki, More People, Jenson, ACFO, Nissan, Exchange & Mart, Sheila's Wheels, GM and Equity Insurance.

She consults as a Performance Coach and consults with large organisations, world class teams (including Formula 1) and individuals on their attitude, approach and mental performance. Penny also hosts workshops focusing on mental approach, team work, communication and performance. She has an excellent reputation for inspiring people, through speeches, break-out sessions, workshops and her consultancy is in great demand across the UK and Europe.

As a sought-after Motivational Speaker, Penny shares the ups and downs of her story (from homeless waster to Rally Champion), inspiring audiences to achieve greater things for themselves. Despite being told she was the ‘wrong sex’ and ‘too old’, she achieved her life long dream of being a Rally Driver. Her unique and inspirational story shows there is no limit to what you can achieve with will determination, focus and commitment.

The story started when Penny was just fourteen. Leaving home and never to return, she found herself in London, seeking a better life, but spent nearly 2 years in homeless hostels. As Penny’s life was by now completely out of control, she realised that she alone could take control of her life, and in time worked her way to becoming a sound engineer and a graphic artist. A chance event allowed her to realise a childhood dream of driving a rally car and she was hooked.

Despite being nearly 16 stone at one point in her life, Penny now takes her physical fitness very seriously and has completed 4 marathons, various hell runners and a Triathlon. She is also a boxer, having fought in two competitive bouts. She has also learnt to play polo and completed a successful ascent in 2008 of the tough North face of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. In order to practice what she preaches, every year Penny pushes herself to achieve something she never thought she could.

Her self-development book ‘Take Control of Your Life’ has received outstanding reviews, including one from Brian Ashton MBE (England’s Rugby Head Coach), and reached the #2 ranking in two Amazon categories.

Penny is a Master Practitioner in CBT and holds Diplomas in Sports Psychology, Counselling, NLP, Life Coaching and practices as a Performance Coach.

Penny has Driving Academy delivering Road Safety to schools, and she is also the founder of the Malory Band, the unique weight loss approach that has sold all around the world.