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About Jane

Jane has been an entertaining Speaker for years. Her parents said she was a perfect baby until she learned to talk - and she hasn't stopped since. Jane is also the author of three books and an entrepreneur, keen to encourage others to Play Nicely in business - and other women to embark on business adventures to fulfill their potential.

She runs The English Cream Tea Company based in Essex, UK along with the famous 'Scone Gnomes' who freshly prepare and send out afternoon tea related gifts worldwide. They run The Secret Sconery events venue and tea room - and also gained the Guinness World Record for the largest tea party.  Her company has their own range of teas, preserves and more.


Her background includes 20 years as a Communications Skills Trainer helping teams and individuals to connect and get on better.  ​​​​




Play Nicely by Jane Malyon

"Being nice isn't being weak or a pushover.  It's a way to make the world a more effective, kind and happy place!"


Jane's latest book became an Amazon best seller this year. It's 'Scone or Scon(e) - the Essential Guide to British Afternoon Tea'. She's taught tea time manners and customer service in international hotels as well as Fortnum and Mason's.  All done with warmth and fun!

​One of her books is 'Play Nicely

- Best Behaviour in Business',

a book that encourages us to

create more rewarding and

sustainable business relationships through the power of 'nice'!

Jane has also worked with major companies such as Intu, the Accountant of the Year Award Ceremony, RBS, Intu, KPI/Dent, many legal and accountancy companies, building companies, marketing agencies, Essex County Council and English Heritage.

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 "Just perfection. Charmingly unique,
spot on presentation and clear,
relevant information.
Absolutely loved her. Thank you so much."
B. Reilly
 "A brilliant talk - went down a storm.
Easily the best speaker we have ever had."  Sandra McAdam
 "Hearing people like Jane who love
what they do, is simply a blessing."
Mark Leruste

She's been on the BBC and BBC Radio numerous times, had a half page feature in The Sunday Times business section, coverage in The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, articles in Woman and Home Magazine, British Airway's Highlife Magazine, Essex Life and more. She's been a panelist at business conferences and part of 'round table' discussions at Westminster with ministers. She's won numerous business awards (including regional Business Woman of the Year) - and her delicious products have Great Taste awards too! 

In terms of personal interests, Jane is a black belt in knockdown Kyokushinkai karate (of course she is!) and a pianist. Being with family and friends makes her happiest of all and she loves being a Godmother to 9, Auntie to 7 and Mother to 2 very spirited, wonderful sons, one of whom works in Toronto whilst the other ran away

to join the circus and now travels the world with Cirque du Soleil!

"I've watched Jane a few times, she's always wonderful, completely uplifts the room." P. Richard

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