Hester Grainger

Radio Presenter, Former TV Presenter On The Wright Stuff & ADHD Advocate

  • Presenter on  BBC Radio Berkshire
  • Diagnosed with ADHD in her forties
  • Contributor to Huffington Post & Readers Digest
  • Former presenter on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff
  • Assistant Producer and Celebrity Booker on ITV’s Loose Women and Today With Des & Mel

When Hester Grainger is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Being a woman diagnosed with ADHD in her forties
Masking and ADHD
Parenting neurodivergent children
Neuordiversity and mental health

Former TV presenter and radio presenter on BBC Radio Berkshire, Hester Grainger is an eloquent speaker on ADHD. Diagnosed with ADHD in her forties, Hester is familiar with the challenges experienced by those unaware of their ADHD condition and the consequences this has on their life. Some of the key topics Hester discusses include neurodiversity and mental health, being a parent with neurodivergent children and a woman with ADHD.

Hester began her career as a presenter on The Wright Stuff for Channel 5, working alongside Matthew Wright, Kate Silverton, and James O’Brien. She held the role of The Booth Girl on the show and was responsible for recording vox pops, answering calls on the air, and reporting out on location. Afterwards, she joined ITV’s Loose Women and Today with Des and Mel as a celebrity booker and assistant producer. Other roles held by Hester included UK PR and Communications Manager for Hitachi Capital, Randstad, and the British Dyslexia Association. Furthermore, Hester also worked as a marketing and PR expert for some of the leading brands such as Sport Relief, Mars Drinks, BMW Alphabet and AXA PPP Healthcare to name a few.

As well as making previous appearances on BBC Radio’s 4, 5 and BBC  World Services, Hester currently presents her weekly radio show on BBC Radio Berkshire. Also, a freelance writer, Hester is a regular contributor to Readers Digest and Huffington Post. She has been cited in The Sun, iNews, Forbes, BBC News, The FT, The Independent and Daily Telegraph among others.

Being a member of a neurodivergent family, Hester’s husband and two children all have been diagnosed with ADHD and autism. This drives her passion for raising acceptance and awareness of ADHD, autism, and neurodiversity. Her enthusiasm comes across in her speaking engagements which she delivers in a very articulate and informative manner.

To enquire about Hester Grainger for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@diversity-inclusion-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.