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Brendan Courtney

Broadcaster, Designer, Writer & Entrepreneur

He is the fashion correspondent for BBC Radio London and RTE in Ireland. He began his relationship with the BBC Radio as the co-host of the breakfast show in 2010.

This year also sees Brendan & Sonya launched frockadvisor - a fashion app. Brendan is the Editor at large for frockadvisor’s Hotlist.

One of Irelands best known and well loved broadcasters and designers, Brendan Courtney has hosted countless TV series in Ireland and the UK including his own terrestrial TV talk show, his documentaries have changed the law, he runs his own globally successful women’s wear fashion label ‘Lennon Courtney’. He uses his profile to crusade for equality in the areas of health, housing, age and gender. This year saw him appointed to the board of
Slainte Care by the Minister for Health and sits in the advisory board of IFTA.

The author of 2 hit books on confidence and style, this year he takes on an exciting new RTE1 prime time series. He started his career as a TV researcher and in 2001 sold his first TV format ‘Wanderlust” to 19 countries. He started, ran and successfully exited his own UK TV
production company.

Brendan has hosted countless award ceremonies, live events and is a regular speaker. Having come through 4 start-ups (2 failed, 2 succeeded) he is a regular mentor in the business world. Brendan was one of the public faces of the ‘yes equality’ marriage referendum and is often called on by corporates to speak about inclusion and diversity. His most recent TV series “This Crowded House” examined the housing crisis and both of his most recent documentaries ‘We need to talk about Dad” and ‘We need to talk about Mam’ dealt with aging, housing, health care and the family.

  • Start up and Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Creative Thinking  and Innovation
  • Positive Aging and Health
  • Housing and Home Buying
  • Confidence

"Brendan Courtney has hosted, produced and conceived a number of client campaigns for HP, his razor sharp lateral thinking and charming way always delivers above and beyond." Patricia Nolan, Marketing Lead, HP Ireland

"Brendan has hosted our Annual Awards for 5 years, he is a fantastic live host, witty, charming and engaging, he keeps the momentum of the show flowing with style and class , while making sure to hit all his marks, the crowd absolutely love him." Gillian Day, Marketing and Events, Peter Mark

"Sonya & Brendan told their compelling story honestly and engagingly to a rapt audience. At the end of a long day, they gave us not only entertaining dialogue but impactful takeout about the value of trust, respect and tenacity which resonated with everyone in the room. The feedback said it all." Geraldine King, Director, National Recruitment Federation

"Brendan has been the host for our annual fundraising event for 7 years now. He is warm and fantastically engaging and an absolute pleasure to work with and really shows a true passion for the event and the ultimate professional. He has been an ambassador for CRY for 6 years and during this time he has always been more than approachable and always goes above and beyond for CRY, be it a photocall or an event he is always enthusiastic and empathetic for our cause at CRY Ireland." Cardiac Risk in the Young

"2019 will mark the seventh consecutive year that Brendan has hosted the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards on behalf of Xpert Professional Haircare. His wit,charm and rapport with our audience has contributed in no small part, to it growing to become Ireland's premier hairdressing competition. Though ever the consummate professional, Brendan's easy going nature has made him a firm favourite with both audiences and ALFAPARF Milano staff alike." Alfaparf Milano

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