“Room54 have worked with many speakers over the years and we have to say that that Ashley is a one off - an inspiration to us all. His charming, calm manner and positivity make him a wonderful motivational speaker, with an incredible story that leaves his audience captivated.”

Speaker Consultant
Room54 Ltd


CBBC Newsround

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Ashley John-Baptiste appeared on CBBC’s Newsround, he was interviewed about the proposed change in the law with regards to fostering. The chief executives of the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and the Children’s Society are among dozens of prominent figures supporting a move to stop teenagers being forced out of their foster families when they turn 18, they propose the age should be raised to 21. Ashley, who was in foster care from the age of 2, totally supports this proposed change. He was forced to leave his foster home at the age of 18, he says he missed out on the support of a family and the feeling of belonging to a community. Click the link below to see the interview: Watch Ashley on Newsround...

Oldham Evening Chronicle

2nd November 2013

Former x-factor star Ashley John-Baptise has declared North Chadderton School offical opened, following a £23.9 million pound regeneration project. Read more...

Oxford Brookes University

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Following his recent talk at Brunel University, Ashley is due to be speaking to students at Oxford Brookes University. His speaking engagement and workshop on 21 June is to inspire and motivate over 200 Year 9 students from local schools. Ashley is delighted to be invited to Oxford Brookes and looks forward to meeting the students and staff.

Ashley John-Baptiste inspires Brunel students

Tuesday 5 March 2013

On Monday 4 March 2013, the Placement and Careers Centre welcomed Ashley John-Baptiste to Brunel to share his story. Known nationally as 'the boy from The Risk who quit X-Factor', Ashley's personal journey is one of triumph over adversity and succeeding against the odds. We asked Employability Rep, George Coates, to share his expectations and impressions of Ashley. Read more... [PDF]

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