Declan Curry is an event facilitator, conference chair, speaker and awards host. He has been a business and economics journalist for more than twenty years.
Most recently, Declan has been the presenter of the BBC’s “Working Lunch” business programme, which he co presents with Naga Munchetty.
Prior to this he presented the business news “Breakfast” on BBC One and BBC News 24 reporting each morning from the studios of the London Stock Exchange, covering business, the economy, the workplace and personal finance. He interviewed chief executives, trade union leaders, stock market watchers and economists, along with individual workers and investors. He also broadcast his own personalised reports on the stock market and investing.
Declan has also appeared coast-to-coast across the United States each morning, with a live business and news report for the US network ABC as well as writing a regular diary column for ABC’s news website, ABCNews.com
He is a weekly columnist for “Investors Chronicle” magazine and writes regularly for BBC News Online, the BBC’s news website.
He has been a business presenter with BBC News 24 since the channel’s launch in 1997. Before that, he presented BBC Radio 5 Live’s early morning business programme, “Wake up to Money”, and produced and reported for a range of programmes, including Radio 4’s “Moneybox”, Radio 5 Live’s “Financial World Tonight”, and “World Business Report” on BBC World Service.
He has also worked for the independent production company Mentorn, on programmes including BBC Two’s “Pound for Pound” and Channel 4’s “Consequences”.
He writes for newspapers and magazines in the UK, Ireland and the United States. He has been published in the “Independent” and “Guardian” newspapers, “Shares” and “Caterer & Hotelkeeper” magazines, “Business & Finance” in Dublin, “The Irish Examiner” in Cork, and “The Ulster Newsletter” in Belfast.
Declan has chaired many national high-profile conferences and awards ceremonies including the National Business Awards conference, the BCSC Annual Conference, the EMAP/AM Dealer conference and the DTI e-commerce awards. He has also presented at the flagship Thomson Exel awards for city analysts.
He occasionally speaks at conferences, industry dinners and charity functions. Recent events include the Alliance for Finance pensions conference and the Engineering Employers Federation “Year in Industry” initiative, along with events for the British Consultants and Construction Bureau, the NI Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and Strabane-Lifford Rotary Club.
He has been a judge for the British Insurance Awards, the Proshare Investor Awards and the Princes’ Trust Business Awards, among others.
“Declan was great. He took a real interest in the event and I thought the content of his speech was relevant and topical. I would definitely use him again for a dinner of that sort and though he related especially well to the audience.”
“Thank you so much for recommending Declan he was superb and did a fantastic job …he was a delight to work with and I would not hesitate in recommending or using him again.”
“The client was extremely please with both of them and felt they worked very well together….From our point of view they were both very professional and I felt that they worked very well together.” Praise for Declan Curry and Julia Bradbury who jointly hosted the National Customer Service Awards
“Declan was a star. He put the contributors at ease and kept the proceedings flowing…his jovial, yet authoritative style worked well, and he held people to account when necessary…we’ll be using him again!” ABI Motor Conference
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