Business Consultant

Kate Hardcastle is an international transformational business consultant with award winning success in delivering many commercial & successful ventures and partnerships across the globe with household name corporate and consumer brands.

Speaker & Host

Kate Hardcastle is an in demand keynote speaker on international stages at prestigious events covering business, travel, spa, interiors, retail and consumer insight including the Financial Times Retail Summit, Retail World Congress, The Retail Summit UAE, Seamless UAE, Shop Talk Las Vegas, The Tech Show and Ideal Home Show. Kate has a no-nonsense, warm approach which has seen her speak alongside world renowned names, such as Bill Clinton and brands such as McDonalds and Google.

Media Appearances

Kate has added her unique brand of business and consumer insight to thousands of interviews and appearances across primetime BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News amongst other international TV & Radio outlets, including documentaries alongside her regular contributions to Forbes and other top tier print and online media.

Kate Hardcastle MBE, a.k.a. The Customer Whisperer, is the UK’s leading ‘go-to’ business expert on consumer insight for National TV & Media.

Good Causes

Kate supports and works with various charities and was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018, and the Prime Ministers Point of Light Award. She is the driving force behind the Access for All commitment, which sees her business donate an impressive 20% back to good causes.


Kate was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018, and was the recipient of the Prime Minister's Point of Light Award. She has been celebrated with 26 National & International commerce awards including Business Woman of the Year, Inspiration Award and Influencer of the Year.


Kate has a variety of music projects to her name, including singles & albums and live performances. Through the Charity Dreamgirls, For Funks Sake and others, Kate has enjoyed providing backing vocals to Martha Reeves, Jaki Graham, Candi Staton, Andrew Roachford, Katrina & The Waves & many more. From Huddersfield to Hollywood – The broadcaster, CEO and consumer expert juggling career, continents and children.