Speakers Trust and English Speaking Board Announce Partnership

Speakers Trust and English Speaking Board Announce Partnership


Speakers Trust and English Speaking Board today announced a partnership based on their shared aims of raising a learner’s confidence and unlocking their potential by enhancing their communication skills.

As part of the new partnership, ESB will create a qualification to support Speakers Trust public speaking courses and endorse materials from the major Speakers Trust programmes.

Speakers Trust is also very pleased to welcome ESB Chief Executive Tina Renshaw to the judging panel of the Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! Grand Final at The Cambridge Theatre on 3 July.

Said Tina: “Our partnership with Speakers Trust is an exciting development. Both charitable organisations share similar visions of raising achievement and providing enrichment for its learners. It is a natural fit for both of us and I sincerely believe our partnership will offer more opportunities for our learners to develop their confidence and become better communicators.”

Julie Holness, Chief Executive of Speakers Trust, said: “Speakers Trust and the English Speaking board share a commitment to developing articulate young men and women who will speak out, inspire and make their mark in the world. We are proud and delighted to be working in partnership to bring all the benefits of public speaking training and flexible qualifications to an even wider audience.”

About Speakers Trust

Speakers Trust is the UK’s leading public speaking charity. Our vision is for every young person to be able to speak confidently and to be heard. We work extensively in the education, not-for-profit and community sectors, helping individuals to use their voice with confidence to effect positive change. We run the UK’s largest youth speaking competition which trains over 18,000 young people every year in effective communication skills. www.speakerstrust.org

About English Speaking Board (International) Ltd.

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is a national awarding body with a mission to promote clear, effective communication at all levels by providing high quality products and services domestically and internationally, recognising and encouraging the potential of all. Founded in 1953, ESB offers English speech and language qualifications in the UK and internationally.  ESB’s ethos is to stretch the most able and support the least confident. www.esbuk.org


For further information please contact:

Charlotte Hindle, Speakers Trust (07715 045545)                                      charlotte.hindle@speakerstrust.org

Fiona Rushton, ESB (07725 039133)                                                                fiona.rushton@esbuk.org


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