Jon Bentley

Leading Tech Journalist

Widely respected as one of the most informed and straight-talking tech journalists in Britain, Jon Bentley started his life in television on BBC2’s Top Gear, becoming Producer and Executive Producer of the show between 1987 and 1999; one of the Top Gear test track corners is named after him. In 2004, with the launch of The Gadget Show, Jon moved in front of the camera and is now established as the programme’s main gadget tester.

Jon’s unrivalled enthusiasm for the world of technology has seen him test tech in a multiplicity of environments, including translators on the back of a camel in Tunisia, cameras at snowballing championships in Finland, 4K TVs at the world famous Aardman Studios, and walking boots with actor Brian Blessed in deepest Surrey.

When not presenting, Jon writes for Classic Car Weekly and Amateur Photographer and has written for the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, Top Gear Magazine, MSN and CNET UK.

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

  • Top Gear
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Windows 10
  • Mac iOS
  • The Gadget Show