For over a decade Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world; from international summits to small business success stories. She is an established part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.
During the financial crash Steph was the lead producer of financial news, working with then Business Editor Robert Peston at the forefront of the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis. She soon began broadcasting herself, and Steph has presented on 5Live, Radio 4 and on the Chris Evans Show on Radio 2.
Steph’s Breakfast duties include meeting first-hand those on Britain’s business front-line. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE 100 CEOs, Steph’s mission is to uncover and explain what’s going on in the real economy.
Taking business away from news coverage, Steph launched her own children’s TV show looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs, Pocket Money Pitch on CBBC. She is also the co-host of a new BBC One prime time show, Shop Well For Less.
Off-screen Steph is also involved in BBC community projects such as BBC Outreach and BBC School Report. She is also a mentor for young people in her native Teesside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren around the North East. A former champion Irish dancer and still keeps her foot in, often attending international competitions, where she helps to coach dancers.
Steph is an extremely accomplished and effective finance and business speaker & host and feedback. Corporate engagements she has spoken at, hosted or facilitated include: Online Retail Awards, Best Factory Awards, Quality Food Awards, Eon, British Franchise Association, Carlson Wagonlit, Construction Equipment Association, Macquarie Bank, CIA, The Radio Advertising Bureau and ACCA. Steph has moderated a conference on trade and sustainability at the United Nations in Geneva and hosted, ‘An Audience with David Attenborough’ for Enjoy Work in Chiswick.
“I just wanted to let you know that Steph McGovern was fantastic as our co-host at the CIA Awards last Thursday. She was extremely down-to-earth and charming and had a brilliant rapport with the guests … She was by far, one of the best presenters we have had at the awards.” Chemical Industries Association
“Steph was absolutely excellent, and just delightful!” NCFE
“Our guests absolutely loved Steph. She was so lovely and down to earth, very funny and interesting to listen to. I am also really grateful she took the time to speak to our guests before and after her presentation. It was a great launch and really set the bar for the events for our Inspiring Women project during the next year. Hopefully we will be able to have Steph back when the project is coming to a close which will nicely round up things.” e-Factor (for RBS)
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Steph McGovern
She was fantastic – so professional and she really bought a lot of value to our event.
(Speaking after dinner)… Monday night was a big success and Steph did a fantastic job, the client was really pleased. She was fresh, energetic and upbeat and it was especially nice that she joined guests for a drink in the welcome reception and also sat with them for dinner. Steph was excellent and met the client’s objectives.
Findlay Media (Best Factory Awards)
Steph was absolutely perfect for our event. Her manufacturing background meant she was able to connect to the audience and her easy going manner and fun personality really shone through. Her anecdotes and ad-libs were very entertaining and she got the balance between keeping the awards event formal yet lighthearted at the same time just right.