presenter • facilitator
Kate has a wealth of experience within broadcast television – presenting, and producing programmes in her specialist areas of health, lifestyle, rural issues and fitness. She started her career on the Lifestyle Channel presenting the ‘Body talk’ series before moving to Central TV to co-host ‘Look Good, Feel Great’ for the ITV network. She has also co-produced a 12 part strand for ‘This Morning’ and presented a documentary for ITV and Channel 4 following the British Army’s successful record breaking attempt to drive around the world in 40 days.
This broadcast experience enabled Kate to transfer her skills to the demanding world of Conference Hosting and Business television. Her experience, confidence and skills means that she is at home talking about Brand Positioning with the CEO’s of major blue chip companies as she is getting down and dirty with the boys on the shop floor! This in turn, has lead her to being a highly versatile presenter of Corporate videos and Business TV.
She has tackled topics as diverse as wheely-bins, IT, fire extinguishers, mortgages, cars, chocolate and Jewellery. You name it she has talked about it!
Kate’s skills and abilities enable clients to entrust her to present and facilitate a wide variety of conferences and live events – from annual general meetings and City briefings, to product launches and satellite linked Q & A sessions for a diverse range of clients such as: BAT, Airbus, Anglian Water, Argos, BAA, Astra Zeneca, BAE, Bhs, Boots, Chubb, Clerical Medical, Eastern Electricity, Elcott Publishing, Ernest Jones, Gallaher, Glaxo Smith Cline, Halfords, Halifax, Heinz, Hertz, IBM, IVCA, Kidde, Landrover, Lexus, M&S, Motorola, Mothercare, Nat West, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Orange, Peugeot, Post Office, Reuters, Rover, Royal Doulton, Proctor & Gamble, RAC, Snell & Wilcox, Sony, Tarmac, UBS, Unilever… and many more!
Kate is also an experienced voice over artist, her clear tones and articulation are often put to good use for audiences abroad where English is a second language. She will even admit to being the voice of the Nat West Tower lift!
Kate has a passionate interest in the understanding and care of people with dementia. She looked after her father when he was diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia and was so impressed by the help she received from a tiny local charity, Contented Dementia Trust, that as a thank you she and her film-maker husband raised the necessary budget through a system of pledges to make the documentary; 'Finding a Way to Contended Dementia'.
“On a personal level, Kate is charming, a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional; she was generous and flexible to meet our changing needs and the unpredicted challenges of event management with a winning smile. Her valued contribution made our event and ensured that the conference aims and objectives were met. I have no hesitation in recommending her for similar assignments and wish her well for the future.”
“The event ran smoothly, the links were seamless and the client was thoroughly impressed. From my point of view you put the presenters at ease and filled them with confidence, which made my job so much easier, thank you.”
“I wanted to thank you for recommending we use Kate Sturgess at our sales team event in Rugby – she was a perfect choice.”
“As well as being very pleasant Kate was keen to understand the issues and made an effort to represent the audience’s concerns throughout the event. She came across as intelligent and warm and managed to charm all the speakers and, more importantly, the audience whose feedback indicated that she added value to the day.”
“I look forward to working with Kate again in the future and would offer no hesitation in recommending her to my internal clients.”
“She is a delight to work with and has provoked several outbursts of unsolicited praise from our clients.”