BBC Breakfast’s face of business, Steph McGovern, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 2015 Awards next month.
She will be making the short journey from the BBC Breakfast studios on Salford Quays to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on Friday 27 February to make the keynote speech at the event, which is organised in association with law firm Ward Hadaway and highlights the achievements of the region’s fastest-growing companies.
McGovern, pictured, is an award-winning presenter who has been working in financial journalism for over 10 years and has been part of the BBC Breakfast team since 2012.
She travels all over the UK and overseas to cover economic and business news for the BBC and since joining Breakfast has broadcast live from over 200 businesses.
Before becoming part of the BBC Breakfast team, Steph worked as lead producer of business news on the BBC’s One, Six and Ten O’Clock news bulletins and has also been the main producer for daily financial news on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme.
She regularly stands in as a main presenter on BBC Breakfast and 5Live and also presents specialist factual shows for Radio 4.
McGovern will be meeting representatives of the region’s fastest growing companies at the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards 2015 in February.
The awards highlight and celebrate privately owned, profit-making businesses in Greater Manchester and the surrounding area which have grown their turnover by the largest amount in recent years.
McGovern said: “I’m thrilled to be the guest speaker for the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards and am really looking forward to the event.
“My work on BBC Breakfast is all about bringing the world of business to viewers and conveying the stories behind the headlines so it will be terrific to be able to meet the people behind Greater Manchester’s fast-growing companies and celebrate their successes.