Penny Mallory, Motivational Speaker, National Champion Rally Driver, Used Car Roadshow Presenter, After Dinner Speaker, Awards Host, Penny Mallory is one of a rare breed who is able to mix presenting TV shows, motivating audiences, running a successful tea business, running marathons, and writing about and driving cars! Penny became National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993 and went on to be one of the country’s top rally drivers. She followed this by becoming a precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Nicole and Papa’ in the famous Renault Clio commercials. Penny currently presents the Used Car Roadshow with Jason Dawe on ITV 4. In its third series, this hugely popular show demonstrates what incredible Used Car Bargains are out there, and how buying new is crazy. Penny and Jason have a unique on-screen rapport which has contributed significantly to the show’s growing audience. She beat stiff opposition to become the only female presenter on Channel 4's, long running television series, Driven. She has become one of the most popular presenters in Channel 4 polls and viewing figures were never less than 2.2 million. Driven was the first motoring programme to knock ‘Top Gear’ off the air after 21 years! Alongside Driven, Penny presented Channel 4’s critically acclaimed World Rally Championship as well as the Le Mans and Beginners Guide. Apart from these flagship shows, Penny has presented the much repeated Channel 4 series Accident Black Spots and has been a regular on GMTV and This Morning. Penny was the first woman in the world to qualify to compete in a World Rally car – the rallying equivalent of a Formula One car! She raced a Ford Focus WRC in her first rally for five years, the Rally of Great Britain- the last round of the World Championship. She was the first woman over the finishing line and won 4 awards including the Ladies and Journalists Trophies.

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Background

Penny Mallory is one of a rare breed who is able to mix presenting TV shows, motivating audiences, running a successful tea business, running marathons, and writing about and driving cars!

Penny became National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993 and went on to be one of the country’s top rally drivers. She followed this by becoming a precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Nicole and Papa’ in the famous Renault Clio commercials.

Penny currently presents the Used Car Roadshow with Jason Dawe on ITV 4. In its third series, this hugely popular show demonstrates what incredible Used Car Bargains are out there, and how buying new is crazy. Penny and Jason have a unique on-screen rapport which has contributed significantly to the show’s growing audience.

She beat stiff opposition to become the only female presenter on Channel 4's, long running television series, Driven. She has become one of the most popular presenters in Channel 4 polls and viewing figures were never less than 2.2 million. Driven was the first motoring programme to knock ‘Top Gear’ off the air after 21 years!

Alongside Driven, Penny presented Channel 4’s critically acclaimed World Rally Championship as well as the Le Mans and Beginners Guide. Apart from these flagship shows, Penny has presented the much repeated Channel 4 series Accident Black Spots and has been a regular on GMTV and This Morning.

Penny was the first woman in the world to qualify to compete in a World Rally car – the rallying equivalent of a Formula One car! She raced a Ford Focus WRC in her first rally for five years, the Rally of Great Britain- the last round of the World Championship. She was the first woman over the finishing line and won 4 awards including the Ladies and Journalists Trophies.

Areas of Expertise

Penny spends much of her time as an after dinner speaker, events host and motivational speaker.


Although Penny is an expert on cars and is passionate about all aspects of motorsport and engineering, she has trained in design and social work too. Working for some years as a graphic designer in advertising and a sound engineer in a recording studio, areas of interest also cover furniture renovation, painting, DIY - in fact anything that is creative and practical.

Part of Penny’s character was no doubt shaped during her early teens, when she ran away from home and lived in hostels for homeless kids around London. Her sheer determination to survive on her own terms and her will to succeed at what ever she puts her mind to have enabled her to motivate and inspire others, both in business and socially.

She has a natural ability to communicate with everybody and has a passion for helping others overcome whatever obstacles they may have. Her unique and inspirational story, show that there is no limit to what you can achieve with will power and commitment!

Client Comments

"The feedback the client has been getting from your slot at the Scottish Enterprise Awards Dinner has been absolutely first rate. You pitched your presentation just right!"

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE, GLASGOW

"Penny was well received by the delegates at our International conference. She was extremely positive and informative and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what she has to say as it left them with many things to ponder on, especially to never give up. On a personal level, Penny was charming and interesting in all our dealings with her, I would like to thank Cunningham Management too, for the help that was given during the past months".

DAVID GOOCH, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

"Penny gave a marvellous talk and was a great choice to give out our awards".

INVESTORS IN PEOPLE DINNER, LEICESTER TEC

"Penny’s presentation at the Reed New Deal launch, was a huge success with all our candidates. We greatly appreciated the way that you pitched your talk at just the right point, encouraging people to get out there and make it happen for themselves".

REED EMPLOYMENT

"Penny was a very inspirational speaker, hitting just the right chord with our audience".

CORPORATION OF LONDON

"Penny was fabulous and excellent value. She really went out of her way to make our Award ceremony something special. We especially appreciated her genuine interest and the amount of time that she spent with us, which was over and above the call of duty."

KERRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY LTD

"Penny’s speech was a very great success. I gave her eight out of eight on content of presentation and eight out of eight for putting the message over effectively. You presented the Awards well and your speech was excellent at our Luncheon".

LIFE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION

"We enjoyed working with Penny she was professional and did a good job of giving an entertaining talk at our customer evening".

PHARMACIA

"Now I know what ‘motivational’ speaker means – and you’re it! You really helped launch our environmentally friendly vehicles, we were most impressed with your
Enthusiasm"

HEAD OF ENVIRONMENT & LEISURE, CITY OF WESTMINSTER

"What can I say? Your work made the IVCA Millennium Awards the best I have ever seen."

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, IVCA.

"I had many positive responses from Managers and Head Office staff, who felt inspired and went away with a greater sense of "focus" in their personal and work life after the conference".

SALES & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, COUNTRY CASUALS

"You were just what we expected. Professional, charming, humorous and you did a great job at our Hawaiian sales conference."

NORTEL NETWORKS

"A personal thanks from me and all the delegates at our Conference in Bournemouth. Many claim it to have been the best this District has ever had, while others say you were the best speaker they have ever heard!"

ROTARY SOMERSET, DORSET AND WILTSHIRE

"We were really pleased with the motivational presentation given to our sales team, she was without doubt the best speaker we have had to date".

LIFE PLUS

"You were an inspiration to us all. We can’t thank you enough for the obvious trouble you took to research what we are doing and who we are about, everyone enjoyed your company immensely."

THE CALVERT TRUST, CITY DINNER 2000.

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