Jon Bentley is widely respected as one of the most informed and honest technology journalists in Britain.
Jon started his life in television on BBC2’s Top Gear, becoming Executive Producer of the show between 1987 and 1999; one of the Top Gear test track corners is named after him.
Jon was responsible for launching the TV careers of Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson and Vicki Butler-Henderson. He also produced other car programmes for the BBC including the classic car series The Car’s the Star.
After spells as a producer with ITV and The Natural History Unit, he launched and produced Fifth Gear for C5.
In 2004, with the launch of The Gadget Show, Jon moved in front of the camera and is now established as the programme’s main gadget tester.
Jon’s unrivalled enthusiasm for the world of technology has seen him test tech in a multiplicity of environments, including translators on the back of a camel in Tunisia, cameras at snowballing championships in Finland, 4K TVs at the world famous Aardman Studios, and walking boots with actor Brian Blessed in deepest Surrey.
When not presenting Jon writes regular columns for Classic Car Weekly and Amateur Photographer.
He has also written for the London Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, Top Gear Magazine, MSN and CNET UK.
Married with two bilingual daughters, Jon Bentley lives near Birmingham and enjoys the radio, photography, architecture, reading about business and economics and visiting art galleries.
Jon Bentley is available for conference presenting and awards hosting.