A British television presenter, producer and journalist, Jon Bentley was heavily involved in Top Gear's revolution, presenting and later producing the show between 1988-1997. He would launch the career of popular TV presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, and to this day, there is a corner on the Top Gear test track named after him (the Bentley bend). He is also well-known as the presenter of Channel 5's popular show, The Gadget Show.
In addition to his experience with Top Gear and The Gadget Show, Jon would launch Channel 5's Fifth Gear. He has also written regular columns for Classic Car Weekly, Amateur Photographer and Top Gear Magazine, as well as penned columns for the media, including for The Daily Telegraph, MSN and the London Evening Standard.
One of the best-informed technology journalists in the UK, his opinion is widely sought in the field. He has toured with Gadget Show Live, where he tests the latest technology. He has appeared as a keynote speaker at events that include Autopia, at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate, the popular business event, Expo Midlands, the UK's leading trade IT distributor, Target Component's 2019 Open Day to name just a few of his engagements.
He has been interviewed at Senior Market Mobile, by Tech Chap, Clubit TV, Broadcast Exchange and has appeared on adverts and review shows for PC World where he takes an indepth look at the best cameras, the best kitchen gadgets, the must-have software for students, the best running watches, tablets, compact camera systems and more.
A trusted tech specialist with far-reaching knowledge that extends across the media and tech industries, Jon is the authentic and succinct presenter able to chair a conference or offer a killer keynote presentation. Personable, funny and engaging, Jon is ideal as an after dinner speaker or tech expert for corporate conferences and gala dinners. With a deep understanding of technology as well as a passion for cameras, cars and all things trending, Jon is an experienced tech journalist loved throughout the nation.