Adam Shaw

Award-winning former business presenter of 'Working Lunch'.

An instantly-recognisable face of business journalism, Shaw regularly presents the BBC 1 current affairs programme Panorama. He was also the senior business presenter on Radio 4’s Today.
Shaw is a skilful and accomplished conference facilitator, chair and after dinner speaker. He has considerable experience in hosting award ceremonies and events both in the UK and in Europe.

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About Adam Shaw


Now working on a number of shows for both the BBC and Discovery, Adam Shaw has made his mark in the field of business journalism. His current role as presenter of Horizons on the BBC World News channel sees him continue in the position for which he became famous as an expert journalist. In the show, he interviews top specialists within a variety of fields, exploring the global impact of matters as diverse as medicine and air pollution. He is also currently the host of Discoverys reality series Dealers, in which the public try to sell their antiques to a panel of five expert buyers. Known for his expertise in current affairs and his ability as an interviewer, it is little wonder that Shaw also regularly appears on other programmes including Radio Fours Financial World Tonight, BBC Ones Business Breakfast and Radio Fives Wake up to Money. He has also contributed articles to a number of publications, including the Independent, the Metro and the Mail on Sunday.

In addition to his work presenting on current affairs shows, Shaw has worked on a number of documentaries, including the BBCs Panorama and has even presented Tutus and Tiaras A year in the life of the English National Ballet and The Dame Game, a show exploring British pantomime. He has appeared as a business and politics expert on Knowitalls, a BBC 2 quiz show.

Shaw spent some of his early journalistic career working on shows such as Watchdog and Thats Life and as a BSkyB business reporter. Prior to this he was an actor - one who was talented enough to work for the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.

A veteran TV and radio business journalist, Adam Shaw is perhaps best known for the years he spent working for BBC Two's flagship show, 'Working Lunch' and for his role on Radio Four's 'Today Programme'. In the fourteen years he spent with 'Working Lunch', during which he even helped to found the show, Shaw rose to national attention for his work on the 'Shaw's Shares' section of the programme, in which he detailed the day's stock market activity.  Now a successful speaker, Shaw's in depth knowledge and analysis of current affairs in business keeps him in demand with companies in the UK and throughout the wider world.

A unique insight into current business affairs and an ability to share his knowledge effectively saw Shaw awarded the Plain English Campaign's 'Broadcaster of the Year' award not once but twice , needless to say, as a speaker he does not disappoint.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Former business presenter on the 'Today Programme'
  • Former presenter of 'Working Lunch' (1994 - 2008)
  • Awarded 'Financial Broadcaster of the Year' by the ABI in 2011
  • After dinner speaker, awards host and conference chair
  • Topics covered include Current Business Affairs, After dinner & Awards, Conference chair, Economic Outlook

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • Financial Broadcaster of the Year award Association of British Insurers (ABI) (2011)
  • Best Broadcast Journalist of the Year - Association of Investment Companies
  • Broadcaster of the Year - Plain English Campaign

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We hired Adam as moderator and speaker for the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin. His performance was top-class and really couldn’t have been better.  We were very pleased that he was able to bring a fresh approach to the enjoyment of all present as his questioning drew out new insights from presenters. Speaker after speaker faced his good-humoured grilling after their presentations as they had to answer his tough questions. The feedback of the delegates was great and they rated this 15th edition of the event as the most innovative, interesting, thought provoking and exciting ever. Adam's performance was sighted as the main ingredient to the success of the conference.” - Marjolein Raes, Head of GFSC Programme

"It was great to meet you, and I really enjoyed your panel sessions at the GFSI conference – provoking much thought and discussion amongst delegates afterwards!" - Danone

"It was a pleasure listening to your excellent moderation at the GFSC in Berlin last week." - Global G.A.P.

"I personally think it would be great to have you as the moderator indeed for GS1 Forum. As I told you, it was perfect the way you were doing it for GFSI." - GS1

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