Lorraine Candy


An incredibly well-known figure within the media and journalism industry that has worked for a number of the worlds biggest publications, Lorraine Candy perhaps best known for being the former UK editor of ELLE magazine, the biggest fashion magazine in the world with twenty-one million readers and the only luxury brand publication to have fully integrated digital and print operations. Producing forty-four print editions worldwide and having 37 websites, ELLE has twenty-five million unique visitors and 370 million pages views per month meaning it has unparalleled access to world-renowned designers, celebrities, models, photographers, writers, columnists and stylists.

Having recently orchestrated ELLE through a complete makeover, Lorraine Candy returned from maternity leave with a bang to make the magazine truly unique in its cutting-edge approach to modern publishing. Consequently now the only luxury magazine brand to have a fully integrated editorial team producing content across all brand platforms, Candy’s work has meant that the ELLE magazine now operate across print, digital, mobile and social media.

With over ten years of experience within the industry, Lorraine Candy is most certainly a leading figure within her field and has also been the Editor in Chief for Cosmopolitan before joining ELLE where her first half a decade at the company led to a staggering ten awards. Having worked in journalism for most of her life, Candy is most certainly incredibly well placed, knowledgeable and accomplished to deliver insightful performances when hired through the Champions Speakers agency. Starting her journalism journey at The Cornish Times before writing features for The Daily Mirror and working as a columnist for The Daily Mail, Lorraine Candy has also been an editor for The Times and The Sun prior to being appointed as the deputy editor of the paper’s Saturday Magazine, where she first oversaw a re-structure which gave her experience to do the same at ELLE.

Named among the top 50 most influential people on Twitter in 2014 by the Press Gazette Lorraine Candy was not only the singular glossy magazine editor to be named but her work for ELLE has made it by far the most ‘liked’ glossy magazine brand on Facebook. A lady of many talents, Lorraine Candy is also on the media advisory board of the children’s charity, Theirworld in addition to holding membership council of the Tate art galleries. A television personality and household name within the entertainment industry, the brilliant Lorraine Candy is available to hire for your next event through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Lorraine Candy as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When Lorraine is at corporate events, she is known to cover the following topics:

  • Fashion & Design
  • British Journalism
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Finding A Story
  • Online Content