Sally Sedgman

Sally is an acclaimed After Dinner Speaker (which she describes as “standing up and showing off”). She has made regular contributions to BBC Radio Devon and appearances on Radio 4 and  BBC2. On ITV Sally had her own series for Carlton Westcountry. Sally’s latest project has been the launch and regular hosting of Michael Caines “Ladies Do Lunch” at Abode in Exeter.

What the press and other people think about Sally:

Diana Corrick – Chief Executive, PORT-ER

I am delighted to introduce Sally Sedgman…  She is witty, entertaining, charming and slightly bonkers which suits us and our supporters perfectly.

If you are seeking a raconteur who can entertain, inform and amuse with a cut glass accent, then look no further. Sally comes with our highest recommendation.


Rounded vowels, sharp wit… how homegrown funny lady Sally Sedgman found her voice.

Tricia Heard – Area Chair, Macmillan Cancer Support

I recently hosted a lunch for 120 ladies. Wanting the event to be chic, amusing and memorable for the guests, I was extremely lucky to obtain  Sally Sedgeman as our speaker. From her exquisite hat to her fabulous voice, Sally was an enormous success. Tales of her broadcasting career were quite fascinating and to hear the way her life has developed over the recent years, with many of the guests knowing Sally from her meticulous organisation of the ‘Ladies do Lunch’ at the Abode Hotel in Exeter, was also of enormous interest.

Sally is the sort of speaker one can rest easy with,she will make any function a roaring success!! Thank you Sally.

Penny Adie – Artistic Director, Two Moors Festival

Wood’s Restaurant, Dulverton on Saturday, 15th October 2011. Sparkling, energy to leave us all gasping, enthralling and above all, from the heart, are the words that immediately spring to mind when thinking about Sally’s talk. She had the audience spellbound recounting her many anecdotes and amongst the hilarity, there were serious moments that appeared in the fascinating life of this gifted speaker. She is an example to us all in how to ‘live’ life and to be positive in all that we do. I wish every broadcaster were like her and not only that, she is one or the rare breed who proves a microphone isn’t needed.

Andrew Maynard – Clerk, Incorporation of  Weavers Fullers and Shearmen.

In April 2011. ..‘Sally Sedgman immediately held the audience in the palm of her hand with her warm & witty speech so perfectly pitched for the grandeur of the occasion. She left them wanting more which is a rare gift indeed!’

Pauline Richards – Pauline Richards Marketing (PRM)

In January 2011 Sally agreed to visit Taunton and present her take on ‘The Chaos Theory of Life after Christmas’ to a group of influential business professionals. Her delivery and timing were perfect, which taken together with her great sense of humour, ensured that everyone was hanging on her every word!

Sally’s warmth, wit and charm make her the perfect person to add ‘joie de vivre’ to any event. Thank you Sally for an extremely amusing and true reflection of ‘Life after Christmas’.

Frank Delaney Guest presenter on Radio 4’s ‘Pick of the Week’ chose Sally Sedgman as the lead item: “Sally Sedgman is a warm large spirited communicator.”

SPECTATOR: “Sally Sedgman has a gift for comedy and her accent (which I found alluring) is dying out.”

DAILY EXPRESS: “There were lots of posh ladies, but Sally Sedgman sounded posher than all the other ladies put together!”

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: “The Sedgman voice is so posh as to be nigh incomprehensible, but she sends herself up with style. She had me hooting with laughter.”

Jane Treays, director and producer BBC 2 ‘ Agas and Their Owners’ – “Sally Sedgman is this lovely, eccentric, slightly mad lady, but a real star.”

Upcoming Events:


VIP VISIT TO THE EXETER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL with demonstrations from the EXETER COOKERY SCHOOL & SIBLING DISTILLERY. coffee, Posh Nosh lunch, afternoon tea, use of VIP facilities & a visit from MICHAEL CAINES MBE outlining his plans for the future!

Further details from LYDIA VANSTONE on 07977423510 or

Past events can be found here