Mary Portas

Former Creative Director of Harvey Nichols, Presenter of Mary, Queen of Shops and Founder of the Portas Agency Ltd



How to hire Mary Portas

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Mary Portas for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

** We do not accept requests for autographs, signed merchandise, fan mail, birthday messages or any other non-commercial contact with the speakers or acts. Each speaker on the website may not have necessarily worked with Champions in the past but are known to perform such engagements within the industry.

Mary is often booked as a speaker for corporate events, read her latest feedback below. 

"She was excellent and was fab, she did not speak about being a woman but showed what a strong businessperson is about!" - Accenture 

"Perfectly pitched for an audience of our background and experience" - DeMontford

"Mary was an excellent speaker. She spoke with great enthusiasm and humour and personalised to our company" - Co-Operative Association

  • Creative Director of Harvey Nichols 
  • Launched Yellowdoor- now known as the Portas Agency Ltd 
  • Member of the Board at Harvey Nichols
  • Named as Save the Children's Global Retail Ambassador 
  • Presenter of Mary, Queen of Shops, Mary, Queen of Charity Shops, Mary, Queen of Frocks, Mary Portas: Secret Shopper, Mary's Bottom Line, Mary, Queen of the Highstreet and What Britain Buys. 
  • Author of Windows- the Art of Retail Display, How to Shop with Mary, Queen of Shops, Mary Portas Shop Girl and Work Like a Woman
  • Commissioned by David Cameron and Nick Clegg to lead an independent review into the future of the high street.