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    Meet Grand Final judge, Tim Campbell MBE

    13 Jul 2022

    On Monday 18th July, Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! Grand Finalists will take to the stage of the Cambridge Theatre and share their speeches for the last time in this competition.

    Every year we have the privilege of listening to the passionate voices of thousands of young people. Every speech is unique and inspiring in its own way, making it an incredibly tough decision to determine who the next Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge! Grand Champion will be. Fortunately, we will be joined by our esteemed panel of judges who are taking on this difficult job. The panel consists of politicians, athletes, presenters, and influencers all known for using their voices to create change. They will judge the competition based on Content, Delivery & Structure and thereby determine who will be crowned the 2022 “Speak Out” Challenge! Champion!

    In no particular order, let’s meet the judges! 

    Tim Campbell MBE was the first winner of the Apprentice, and is now Lord Sugar’s aide on the show. He is a businessman as well as patron of the Jack Petchey Foundation and Ambassador for Speakers Trust.

    We asked Tim, in your experience, what does it mean to find your voice?

    “Being comfortable and confident in your own skin to be authentically you!”

    Why is empowering young people important to you? 

    “The potentially and power in the next generation of leaders has to be given the platform to shine and the process to develop to the best version of themselves so that all of our tomorrows are not repetitions of the failures of today.”

    What does communication mean to you?

    “Speaking and listening in equal measure.”

    And finally, thinking about our young speakers, how can they provoke the change they want to see in the world?

    “Lead by example and find your tribe aligned to your values. Synergistic alignment and compound consistency are amazing catalyst for change.”