About Bit Famous

Why are we called Bit Famous?

Bit Famous was founded in 2020 by Penny Haslam and Steve Blears. The origin of the name Bit Famous lies in our career backgrounds in broadcasting. We used to be a "bit famous."

Today we share the skills we've learned from years of working in TV and Radio to help businesses and organisations communicate with confidence.

Penny Haslam & Steve Blears

Bit Famous MD Penny Haslam & Director Steve Blears.
Finalists in the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

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Penny Haslam, MD and Founder

Penny Haslam is a former BBC business journalist, who was a regular presenter on national television and radio - her credits include BBC Breakfast, News Channel, Panorama, Radio 4 and Radio 5Live. As well as coaching and training clients of Bit Famous, she is a professional motivational speaker on the topics of visibility and confidence. Penny is the author of the business book Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous

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Steve Blears, Director

Steve Blears is a former national news journalist, reporting for BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, Radio 5Live and Radio 4's Today. He is now a seasoned TV director and producer, with credits for prime time shows on Channel 4, BBC, UKTV and Sky. He is also a podcast producer.