Penny Mallory became The National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993 and went on to be one of the Worlds top rally drivers and team captains. She followed this by becoming a precision stunt driver, playing both Nicole and Papa in the famous Renault Clio commercials.
She beat stiff opposition to become the only female presenter on Channel Four's, long running television series, 'Driven'. She has become one of the most popular presenters in CH 4 polls and viewing figures are not less than 2.2 million.
Alongside Driven, Penny presents Channel 4s critically acclaimed, World Rally Championships programming, including Le Mans and Beginners Guide. Apart from these flagship shows, Penny has a Channel Four series Accident Black Spots and is a regular on GMTV.
Penny is the first woman in the world to qualify to drive a World Rally car. She raced a Ford Focus in her first rally in five years, the Rally of Great Britain- the last round of the World Championships. She was the first woman over the finishing line and won the Ladies and Journalists Trophies.
Penny is a respected journalist with her own column in design magazine Intra, was part of Womans Own Hit Squad, has written articles for various publications like Mother and Baby Magazine, BMW Magazine and 4Car. Guest features on TV programmes include writing and presenting her own strand 'Dashboard Divas' for This Morning (ITV). Watch Dog BBC TV, Britains Worst Roads BBC TV, Through The Keyhole BBC TV, I Love Father Christmas BBC TV, Baby, Baby on Carlton and Paul Ross Mystic Challenge. A thirteen part series for BBC UK Style 'Can Ski Will Ski' with her brother, The Road Show (Anglia/Meridian), The Car Show (Channel 5), 'Simply The Best' (ITV) and BBC's 'Top Gear'.
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 as 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 Pennys character was no doubt shaped during her early teens, when she ran away from home and lived in hostels 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!
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"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
"I really found your story fascinating and I am very inspired by your determination and ambition. The feedback forms were extremely positive and everyone seemed to gain something from the day. You consistently scored 10 out of 10 on the feedback forms, one commented that your talk was the most motivating he had ever heard. Another said it was good to listen to a real story that was both interesting and entertaining."
PROJECT LEADER, IGD LEADING EDGE
"Penny gave a marvellous talk and was a great choice to give out our awards".
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE DINNER, LEICESTER TEC
"Pennys 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".
"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