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!
Conference & Live Events:- 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, to City briefings, from product launches to satellite linked Q & A sessions and Awards Ceremonies for such diverse clients 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!
Voice-overs. Kate has also been selected many times for voice-over work, where her clear tones and articulation are often put to good use for audiences for whom English is a second language. She will even admit to being the voice of the Nat West Tower lift!
"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."
Gilly Ward - Producer, Line Up Communications.
"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."
James Breeds - Head of Events, Royal Mail.
"I have used Kate in a variety of conference hosting roles and have always found her to be capable, well prepared, flexible and able to cope with the inevitable changes that happen before and during a show. She is a delight to work with and has provoked several outbursts of unsolicited praise from our clients."
Paul Ashford - Event Director, Apex.co.uk.