Book Fi Glover
Fi Glover is a multi-award winning broadcaster and writer, and she is one of this country’s best known radio voices. Fi is available to hire for events as a host or live presenter, as well as a conference chair or facilitator. Her specialist subjects include arts & culture, current affairs, maths, science & education, and travel. Fi is also on the board of Sound Women, the industry organisation promoting women’s rights within the industry, and was Chair of Judges for the 2009 Orange Prize for Women’s Literature.
Fi was voted the 9th Most Powerful Voice on Radio in the Radio Times 2010. Fi won a Sony Gold and a Sony Silver for her most recent show, Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, as well as a Sony Silver Award for Broadcasting House on Radio 4, a Bronze Award for the GLR Breakfast Show and has received four other nominations over the last ten years.
Fi has worked on Radio 4, Radio Five Live, Radio 2, and GLR. Having left Saturday Live in April 2011 she is now presenting a landmark three year documentary series for BBC Radio called Generations Apart. She has also been a panellist on Just a Minute.
Over the last fifteen years in broadcasting Fi has also presented Rough Justice Live on Channel 4, The Technophobes Guide to the Future on BBC 2, and she has appeared on The Apprentice and Call My Bluff. Most recently she has appeared as a contestant on BBC 2’s Sport Relief does the Great British Bake Off!
Fi cut her teeth on the BBC’s Trainee Reporter scheme in 1993, travelling the country working for local radio stations. She used some of those experiences in her 2001 book Travels with My Radio, which became a top 20 bestseller on Amazon. She joined GLR in London as a junior reporter, ending up presenting the Breakfast Show there after three years. She then left to work on Five Live where she presented the Late Night Show, the award winning Sunday Service and the mid-morning phone in. From 1997 to 1999 she also presented The Travel Show on BBC 2, travelling to thirty-six countries in just three years.
Fi returned to Broadcasting House at the start of 2005 to take over the helm of BBC Radio 4 and to help create and launch Saturday Live on Radio 4 in 2006.
Alongside her other work, Fi has written columns for The Guardian and Women’s Weekly and currently writes a weekly opinion piece for Waitrose Weekend.
Fi is an experienced conference facilitator, awards host and speaker. Her corporate work has included chairing major events for Clifford Chance, hosting the 2010 Charity Commission Awards, the 2010 Independent Publisher’s Awards, the 2011 United for All Ages Awards the 2011 Stirling Prize for RIBA in Rotherham, and facilitating a symposium for Merck at the COGI conference in Paris.
Here's what Fi Glover - Conference Facilitator & Event Host's clients said:
“Fi Glover provided an opening speech and hosted The London and South East Regional Awards for The British Council for Offices. Feedback has been very positive, particularly comments regarding her beautiful voice and impressive command of the room. Her intro speech was compelling, appropriate and enjoyable and her pace and pitch during the actual awards ensured she kept the audience’s attention throughout. Fi was also friendly and straightforward to work with, and made time to be thoroughly briefed and prepared before the event and engage with the client over lunch. Many thanks for your help and we’ll be recommending her for other events.”
The British Council for Offices London & South East Regional Awards (booked by Cohesion Ltd on behalf of Createvents)