Meet the Geeks

The Speech Geeks was born through Richard [the geek on the left] and Gareth’s [the geek on the right] successful barrister training programme with advocates at BPP University, London in 2010.


Gareth Corke has spent the last 10 years in much demand as an actor/trainer and brand workshop/games master in the corporate sector at a high level. Clients include: Coutts, RBS, Samsung, Pepsi, G.S.K, Unilever, Nestle, UKTi and Reckitt Benckiser.

“Gareth is a rare breed. His skill to convert a room of cynical outsiders into creatively inspired enthusiasts is second to none.”Beemee limited

As a teacher, Gareth is an academic lecturer for City University, London and Arts University Bournemouth in performance related studies.

He continues a 20 year acting career playing many comedic and dramatic roles in theatre’s London West End, nationally and internationally and as a regular voice and screen artist both commercially and for the BBC.


Richard Laing, has an international reputation as a voice expert. He has trained businessmen, school children, actors, teachers, coaches, lawyers and many other professions.

“Richard is an excellent communication coach whom I thoroughly recommend. He has a real talent for quickly spotting areas for improvement.”Merrill Lynch

His friendly, thorough and expert approach is founded on over 20 years’ experience and has given him the opportunity to work diversely from Pondicherry in India to the BBC’s television show, the Dragon’s Den.

As an actor, he is highly sort after in the world of radio and voice-overs, working with companies such as BBC Radio 4, Vodafone and CNN to name but a few. He continues to perform in London’s West End and work in high profile TV and Feature Film projects both at home and abroad.