If you want your event to be exceptional then you need an exceptional person as your speaker or host.

Entertaining, inspirational, motivational and with a unique connection to my audiences, I am one of the most sought after speakers, facilitators and moderators in the UK and around the world.

From keynote speaking, conference facilitating, awards hosting and moderating panels my skills will make your event stand out and invigorate your audience.

I bring 40 years of award-winning journalistic and broadcasting experience, 20 of those years as a top BBC  TV News anchor and  journalist.

I am also a TV and Radio broadcaster and presenter with a soft Northern Irish accent which is perfect for your voice-over needs.

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For executive communications and media training I bring the latest techniques for all forms of media so that your message is clear and understood.

  • “Maxine was a brilliant host for our  corporate event –  it was a refreshing change to have a strong female leading the day! From start to finish, Maxine ensured the event ran smoothly and to time. Her experience as a live TV news anchor shone through when she facilitated the expert panel debate, asking the questions that the audience were all thinking. The audience feedback has been glowing and we look forward to rebooking Maxine for future events. Thanks so much once again!”
    — Hollie Shenton, Inenco
  • 'Maxine has the unique ability to engage the audience allowing them to feel part of the debate. She is also a genius at ensuring the debate flows, is comprehensible and relevant. She is a thoroughly delightful professional and one of the best brains in the business’  
    — Liesel Smith, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Maxine, many thanks for bringing such dynamism to the hosting of our conference and the moderating of the panel discussions in Baveno, Italy. You came fully prepared and ensured this was one of the most appreciated segments of our conference.
    — Martin Price, Vice President EMEA, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  •  Maxine Mawhinney has hosted a number of events for the EU Parliament (European elections results night etc) and we have been absolutely delighted with her. She comes with a glowing reputation as a BBC journalist and anchor and it is well earned. She has displayed at all times the probing journalistic instincts and absolute impartiality which would be expected of a senior BBC journalist. She is thorough, polite, professional and a pleasure to work with.
    — Riina Luik, European Parliament, London
  • House of Lords, 2016 conference on women ‘There was a real buzz in the room and everyone was thrilled to bits by your speech.’ 
    — Baroness May Blood

What I can do for you

Keynote Speaking

A great keynote speech can really bring and event together and raise it from good to exceptional…

Facilitating and Moderating

Moderating a panel and audience discussion requires authority, skill and complete understanding of the topic…


Maxine is a veteran broadcaster and journalist with 40 years’ experience, 20 at a senior BBC News Anchor…

Coaching & Training

Performance is extremely important whether you are presenting on stage, presenting to the Board…