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BBC Test Match Special commentator affectionately known as 'Aggers'. A former professional cricketer with Leicestershire, Aggers is very much voice of summer for many!
Former Athlete and renowned motivational speaker. Kriss is a 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion.
Stephen K Amos is supremely warm and wickedly funny with an ability to charm onlookers right into the palm of his hand. A natural for corporate events he is always in demand. TV appearances include "Mock The Week", "Have I Got News For You" and "QI".
Stephen K Amos
Popular impressionist from the BAFTA award winning show The Big Impression (BBC1) as well as her highly acclaimed sketch show Ronni Ancona & Co, also for the BBC. She’s also an accomplished actress most recently appearing in Last Tango in Halifax.
Clive Anderson presents Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4. He is a former lawyer who is a popular corporate host and after dinner speaker.
Actor and comedian who presents Pointless on BBC1. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller but he has also found fame in dramas and sitcoms. A regular host on Have I Got News for You.
Mike enjoyed an illustrious career that saw him graduate from Cambridge University to England captain via Lancashire CCC, accumulating 115 Test caps and 7,728 runs (at 37.69) in the process.
Mike Atherton OBE
Shaista Aziz has worked as a communications specialist for a number of international organisations including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam. She has also worked extensively across the Middle East, Pakistan, East and West Africa. Also a stand up comedian!
Cognitive psychologist and one of the foremost specialists in leadership performance. Javier helps organisations to build powerful alignment between their beliefs, intentions, promises and actions.
Clare Victoria Balding OBE is a broadcaster, journalist, and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport, is the current president of the Rugby Football League. She is a popular and versatile choice for the corporate market who is comfortable hosting, chairing or speaking. Very inspirational.
Clare Balding OBE
Ed Balls was UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary for Children, Schools and Families. He was the UK Minister for Financial Services and the Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Treasury during which time he was Chair of the IMFC Deputies and UK G20 Deputy. While Shadow Chancellor he was co-Chair with Larry Summers of the Centre for American Progress Inclusive Prosperity Commission. Appeared on "Strictly".
Former Rugby player who has gone on to have a multi faceted career taking in roles in Harry Potter and presenting World’s Strongest Man and Crimewatch, as well as Rugby. At 6”10, he certainly has presence, and has become a fixture on the corporate circuit.
Bob is probably the only person ever to have been awarded an MBE by the Queen for after dinner speaking. Has made appearances on Countdown and has lots of sporting stories …always a hit with men of a certain age!
Bob 'the Cat' Bevan MBE
Best known for his roles in Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No. 42, Sanjeev is an experienced actor and screenwriter who is chancellor of Canterbury University . A popular awards host, presenter and speaker.
Iconic former cricket umpire with a nice line in anecdotes that underline his status as a professional Yorkshireman
One of the best-known faces on television in Scotland, presenting the BBC's Reporting Scotland and a regular on their election and Hogmanay coverage.
Legendary actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning a distinguished and varied career, which has encompassed all media. Brian is now one of this country's best known and most highly respected actors.
Brian Blessed OBE
Henry Blofeld is an Eton-educated former cricket commentator dubbed Blowers by the Test Match Special team. An authority on cricket, he's written several books on the subject and is an entertaining after dinner speaker.
Henry Blofeld OBE
A stand-up comedian and speaker who was also a professional footballer. A regular on Sky Sports, and son of legendary club comedian, Stan.
Sir Ian Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all-rounder and remains well known by his nicknames "Beefy" and "Guy the Gorilla". He is a committed charity fund raiser.
One of the triumphant members of the World Cup winning England team. Since retiring he's taken part in Dancing on Ice and is a regular sports pundit.
Popular comedian and actress who has been on everything from Question Time to Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo etc. A safe pair of hands for corporate events who knows the boundaries.
Author and One Show contributor, not to mention former MP, actor and all round polymath. A hugely popular choice for corporate events such as after dinner speaking, awards hosting and more. Particularly good for international audiences.
Benet is an expert on persuasion - the power of language to move, to delight and to teach. An accomplished performer, his workshops and keynotes on putting that power in your hands are as entertaining as they are educational, and work equally well in an after dinner setting. Son of Gyles, they share both looks and a similar sense of humour…
Benet Brandreth QC
Everyone's favourite impressionist who is a popular choice for corporate events.
Lord Brocket first hit the headlines when he was sent to prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud an insurance company. He served two and a half years in seven prisons. The former army lieutenant says his time in prison was something which, whilst he wouldn't wish to repeat it, made him a much better person, with a much greater tolerance of others.
Presenter of Small Talk on Radio 4, The creator of The Guardian's Office column and author of a collection of best-sellers, his latest book is 'The Pocket Guru', a brilliantly accessible guide to enterprise. Guy's expertise lies in the use of creativity in business. He now runs the Smokehouse consultancy, helping companies conceive more innovative products, services and processes.
Frank Bruno is possibly the most popular boxer Britain has ever produced. A loveable personality, he sprung to prominence during his interviews with BBC Television's Harry Carpenter.
Brilliant silhouette artist. Perfect for corporate events, drinks receptions and dinners.Also a great after dinner speaker on the history of Silhouette Artistry.
Actor, theatre director, writer and biographer. Renowned for his mastery of Dickens and Shakespeare.His films include Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View, Amadeus and Shakespeare in Love.
Currently rugby Attack coach who played a crucial role in winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He went on to successfully coach London Irish. He writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is Brand Ambassador for Clydesdale Bank. An inspirational after-dinner and motivational speaker.
A successful jockey who was given just 6 months to live when he was diagnosed with cancer. But after chemotherapy he returned to racing, most famously winning the Grand National on Aldaniti in 1981. His incredible story of courage and endurance was portrayed in the film Champion.
A highly popular member of the 1980's English Rugby Team, as a prop forward he played for Bath Rugby Football Club winning a host of medals.
Veteran Conservative MP and former cabinet minister who has served in a number of administrations as Chancellor, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Justice Minister; keen jazz fan
Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, Ray Clemmence is a popular performer on the after dinner circuit.
Winner of The Apprentice 2014, Mark Wright is now CEO of a highly successful digital marketing agency, Climb Online, which he launched with Lord Alan Sugar’s backing after winning in 2015.
Mark Wright Climb Online
BBC Legal Editor and Law in Action presenter who is also a comedy writer! Can speak seriously about Brexit, but equally comfortable with a witty anecdotal speech.
Former musician with The Communards who left the went on to become a Church of England Vicar in rural Northamptonshire! Now best known for hosting R4's Saturday Live, and even appeared on Strictly Come Dancing a few years’ back.
Professional racing car driver, ex-Stig, writer, TV presenter, world record breaker and Hollywood stunt driver. Ben is most famous for his role as the Stig, but is now a respected and successful businessman.
Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, actress Joan Collins has international star quality. An icon and a living legend, her career has evolved into superstar status. She has appeared in over 60 films and dozens of TV series, including Dynasty - the highest rated TV drama of all time.
Paul Connolly is an investigative broadcast journalist, television presenter and documentary maker. Specialising in covert filming and undercover work. His new series "Undercover: Nailing The Fraudsters" started in February 2018 on Channel 5.
A charismatic keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his personal knowledge of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses and consumers. Alexis is an assured host, and also an actor having had roles in The Durrells.
Former boxing champion and one of Britain's great sporting characters. He had 39 fights with 34 wins and was British and European Champion. He had three successful defences before retiring in 1980 and as an actor has appeared in the West End in â€œBlood Brothersâ€.
An acclaimed writer, critic, columnist and television presenter. He regularly writes for The Times and most recently he co-presented Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby.
Seasoned broadcaster and print journalist. Prior to being Chief Political Correspondent for Sky News, he was at the BBC and before then he had been political editor of the Sunday Express, the Daily Express and Home Affairs correspondent at the Sunday Times.
Danny Crates is a Paralympic gold medallist, World champion, European champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder. He lost an arm in an accident when he was 21. An inspiring speaker and a top motivator.
Norman Croucher is a powerful motivational speaker who has proved that teamwork and persistence do indeed pay. Despite having lost both legs in a railway accident, he decided to seek adventure in the mountains - and he certainly found it.
Former MP and minister who is now a popular broadcaster and author. Recently appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.
Iain Dale is one of Britain’s leading political commentators, with a daily show on LBC. He has been a contributing editor for GQ Magazine and currently writes for various national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Spectator and Attitude. In 2019 he chaired the Tory Leadership hustings between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
He continues to work for the BBC on a freelance basis, covering the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and in the summer of 2012 could be heard commentating on the women's hockey. He has also appeared as a guest panellist on the long-running BBC game show, Call My Bluff.
LLB (Hons)Barrister and author of 'How to be Great at the Stuff you Hate: the straight-talking guide to persuading, selling & networking Nick established The Really Great Training Company in 2008.
Originally called to the bar, Graham has forged a great reputation as a corporate presenter, facilitator and speaker. Has provided media and presentation training to most of the Cabinet.
For over thirty years Jacquie Davis has survived as one of the top operators in a male-dominated profession — the secretive, often dangerous world of being a bodyguard. Her story became a highly acclaimed Netflix film last year.
Legendary snooker player who is renowned for his dry wit. Steve has also been a successful pool and poker player. He's also a radio DJ, and has played at Glastonbury!.
Part of the England squad that took the country to victory in the 2003 World Cup, and now a popular motivational speaker. He is immediately recognizable as team captain on BBC's 'A Question of Sport' as well as a rugby commentator for the BBC and Radio 5 Live.
Lawyer and businesswoman who has been no stranger to the front pages. Fascinating and enigmatic, this highly intelligent woman is an interesting speaker and host.
Actor and comedian, possibly best known for gameshows but more recently seen in theatre and on Coronation Street.
A passion for words has taken Susie from Editorial Director at Oxford University Press to Countdown. Her mission is to help people appreciate the power of words in all forms of communication.
Lord Michael Dobbs is best known as the writer of House of Cards, the Netflix series that was originally adapted by the BBC. Michael was an advisor to numerous prime ministers including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron and now sits in the Upper House
Kitrina has won at every level in golf. As an amateur winning 5 County Championships in succession, the Scottish Girls, Portuguese Ladies and British Amateur Championships in 1982. She represented England in three home internationals, the European U23`s Team Championships, the Ladies European Team Championships and represented Great Britain in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy.
A highly skilled film marketing professional who has worked closely with Steven Spielberg amongst many others. His talk could be entitled "How I Forrest Gumped my way to the top!" Hilarious, moving and motivational in equal measures. His book "50 Things" out now is a beautiful ode to having children and advice we could all give.
Frances's latest book, "Winning The Game of Life" suggests tools for personal success and motivation and embraces techniques employed by many of Britain's foremost captains of industry and top sportsmen and women. Author and highly talented public speaker who speaks 6 languages.
Infamous British ski jumper who took part in the Winter Olympics against all odds, the worse he performed, the more the public loved him! His story has recently been made into a film. Really lovely speaker who charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds. Spoke at our Speaker Taster Session in Dec ’20 to great acclaim. He charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards
Ieuan has made seven appearances for the British Lions and is a member of the elite band of Triple Lions Tourists, touring in Australia 1989, New Zealand 1993 and South Africa 1997, where a groin injury ended his trip prematurely.
Commanding a strong stage presence and an excellent audience rapport, John exudes professionalism to captivate audiences everywhere. A regular on the corporate circuit he has spoken for numerous companies and trade associations.
Les flew Concorde with British Airways as a Senior First Officer for 4 years between 1999 and its end of service in 2003. He was privileged to fly the last commercial Concorde service from London to New York in October 2003.
The distinctive voice of Clive Everton has been heard commentating on snooker for the BBC and other broadcasters since 1978.
Author and journalist best known for the companion books to the Downton Abbey TV drama series.
Michael Fish was Britain's longest-serving TV weather forecaster, and thanks to the 1987 hurrcane, probably the best known, before retiring in 2004. Still a recognisable face, he is an amusing after dinner speaker, and popular face for Personal Appearances.
Best known for taking on the banks in his Channel 4 challenge 'Bank of Dave'. An entrepreneur who now owns the biggest minibus supplier in Britain. A lively after dinner and business speaker.
From local radio to television, and from writing and presenting, David has a host of amusing stories from his diverse media career. A highly entertaining after dinner speaker
Eccentric Englishman who is an actor and performer. He has completed such feats as rowing the Channel in a bath as well as being one half of a Flanders and Swann tribute act.
A member of the Henry Doubleday Research Association and the Soil Association, Bob practises what he preaches with his own organic garden in Norfolk. He lectures widely and can be heard on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.
Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant. He has gone on to work in film and television both behind and in front of the camera, giving the audience a taste of action and adventure around the world.He presents Channel 4's hit show, SAS: Who Dares Wins and, also fronted Meet The Drug Lords: Inside The Real Narcos.
Deborah Frances-White is an award-winning comedian, podcaster, screenwriter, public speaker and activist.
Stephen Fry is one of Bitain's most popular TV presenters, panel show hosts and multi-talented bon viveur
Bernard Gallacher is synonymous with professional golf. He has played in the Ryder Cup eight times, was captain in 1995 and has notched up many victories on the European Tour. He is regarded as a "golf day specialist", is an accomplished speaker and a leading media commentator.
A prolific county batsman who amassed nearly a hundred centuries over his long career, Mike captained England and was the last English Captain to retain the Ashes in Australia.
Leslie was a runner up on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. A brilliant impressionist who always goes down well.
A former Digital Security Journalist of the Year, Misha is an author and journalist with a rich background in cyber security, geopolitics, criminology and broadcasting. His non fiction book, McMafia was turned into a thriller by the BBC.
Former England Cricket captain, and one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation. Recently retired as a commentator on Sky, he is an amusing speaker, and bit of a throwback to the Gentleman and Players era; David very much the former!
Former Everton & Scottish Footballer, Andy is a Sky Sports Pundit and now based out of Qatar but has returned to commentate for several games for BT Sport - an after dinner speaker.
Former Tottenham, Chelsea and England who was one half of the infamous Saint & Greavsie. Very popular on the corporate circuit, and still a regular face and voice on TV and Radio.
Former Rugby player who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2003. His speaking topics include leadership, teamwork, attitude and the importance of self-belief.
An air traffic controller at Birmingham Airport for 22 years, until he retired in 1992, David's entertaining speech, entitled "What goes up doesn't necessarily come down" draws on his wide experience of near misses and narrowly averted disasters, with his tongue firmly in his cheek!
Polar explorer and an authority on Climate Change, having seen its effects first hand. Pen is unique in combining a business background, and exceptional team leadership experience, with recent, world class, ground-breaking achievements in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Recently retired Foreign Secretary, William Hague was also Leader of the Opposition from 1997-2001. He is perhaps best known for his skill in parliamentary debate, particularly in some 200 exchanges and debates with Tony Blair who considered him his fiercest adversary.
Appears regularly on TV and radio on everything from "Have I Got News for You" to "This Morning", "Any Questions" to "Newsnight". She also writes for various newspapers and magazines and was a finalist in Celebrity Masterchef.
GP and comedy writer. A regular on BBC comedy as well as on medical programmes, and a very popular after dinner speaker and awards host. He has won the Writers' Guild and a Silver Sony Award for a Radio 4 series. A brilliant speaker.
Former Liverpool and Scotland football international who is now a Match of the Day pundit.
For over a quarter of a century Roger Harrabin has been one of the media's most influential voices on environment, transport, energy and related topics. He is currently the BBC's Environment Analyst, working across all media from the Today Programme to the Ten O'Clock News, Newsnight and BBC World.
Popular TV and radio comedian. He is also the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge which has been adapted for radio and the big screen, as has the follow up, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis. A popular after dinner speaker and host, he is always well received.
Ayesha Hazarika is a Political Commentator, Comedian, Author and Journalist. She has many strings to her bow including being a round the clock advisor to leading members of the Labour party including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. She also performs stand up comedy making her a great humorous and intelligent speaker at corporate events.
Following a successful rugby career, he wowed TV audiences on Strictly Come Dancing. With over 50 international rugby caps and over 200 appearances for Leicester he has become a popular choice on the conference circuit. After retirement from rugby he worked for Credit Suisse.
Polemical columnist in the Daily Mail and formerly Telegraph. Also successful author and media contributor.
Best known as Lord Sugar's side kick on the Apprentice who is now the presenter of Countdown.
Chris is a highly respected communicator and driver of positive change; famous surfer, Former sustainability director of The Eden Project, Chris Hines MBE now has a new initiative Grain of Sand.
Editor of Private Eye and known to millions as team captain on Have I Got News For You?
Author and comedian who has appeared on the usual TV and Radio panel shows. He is now best known as the father of Spiderman (Tom Holland ) something he reflects on in his set, while not taking away from Juniors achievements
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. Best known for his hat trick in the 1966 World Cup final. A successful business career followed and he was knighted in 1999 - a popular after dinner speaker
Presents the Infinite Monkey Cage on Radio 4 alongside Prof. Brian Cox. Robin is also a superb comedian.
John has presented Five Live's coverage of many major sporting events including Wimbledon, the Olympic Games, World Cups (both football and rugby)and the Ryder Cup.
One of Britain’s foremost and highly regarded television presenters and sports broadcasters. From the Olympics, to Golf to Snooker to BBC news. Could do a speech on women in broadcasting/media drawing on her own experiences and career which has resulted in position as one of the BBC’s senior sports anchors.
A comedian popular on the corporate circuit for dinners and golf days. Originally seen on New Faces, he has supported the likes of Jim Davidson, Bradley Walsh and Elkie Brooks.
Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute, Stanley’s first career was in financial services, specialising in executive pension scheme. After 25 years he made the inevitable leap into show business(!), and has spent the last 25 years as a celebrity booker, chronicled in his acclaimed book, "Get Me A Celebrity!"
Precociously talented, young up and coming comedian. Can be seen on Mock The Week. We’ve seen him grow and mature over the last few years, and he’s definitely ready for more. Recently did a Great Room gig and made a great job of it. Was the star of our Speaker Drinks back in ’18.
'The world of sport will never be the same again once you've listened to him' Taking Stars from a wide range of sports - boxing, athletics, snooker and darts - and adding hilarious comedy, makes Aaron James a speaker not to be missed!
Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the Evening Standard, as well as broadcasting for the BBC.
Professional after dinner speaker and compere. One of the most talented, versatile and funniest comedians in show business. Perfect for corporate events.
Paul has been the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK's leading economic research institute since 2011.A frequent contributor to broadcast media has published extensively on the economics of public policy.
Graham P. Jolley is an extremely engaging mind-reader, psychologist, entertainer, cabaret artiste and conference speaker with a stream of TV credits and a flair for keeping audiences enthralled.
Comedian and writer best known for Trigger Happy TV and his character with the oversized mobile. Will write a specific piece for your event.
Dr Kevin Jones has been an after-dinner speaker for 20 years. He has spoken at all types of events - all male, mixed and female. His speech is a completely non-serious look at medicine through the eyes of a hospital consultant.
Sanderson Jones is far from your average comedian. He knows how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it and is the Co-Founder of a non-religious church The Sunday Assembly; of which there are now 28 assemblies worldwide.
Gethin Jones is a popular Welsh presenter who presents a range of programmes and is a very lively awards host. Bringing his experience from TV, Radio and personal achievements to corporate events means he is always a great choice for awards or key speaking events.
Best-known as a journalist specialising in TV columns and celebrity interviews. He has been published in everything from The Sun to The Daily Telegraph, The Mirror's Celeb Magazine to TV Choice. His claim to fame is spotting the potential of Oprah Winfrey in the UK market, leading to a very memorable encounter!
New presenter on the Radio 4 Today programme who moved from the World at One.
Associate Editor and management columnist of the FT, she has poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life for the past 15 years in her weekly Monday column.
From playing Grant Mitchell in Eastenders, Ross has gone on to become a successful documentary maker with award-winning series on Afghanistan and Gangs. Also a writer of novels and active supporter of service charities including Help for Heroes.
Scottish TV presenter best known as the LA Correspondent for ITV's Lorraine and Good Morning Britain.
Journalist, broadcaster and author, Mark presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine 'Front Row' and has been in conversation with personalities from all walks of life in BBC4's TV series 'Mark Lawson Talks To'.
Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain’s best known comedy character actresses. She is also known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. Less known, is that she is also a wine expert and conducts light hearted tastings for the corporate market.
Best known for his acerbic parliamentary sketches in the Daily Mail and is also the paper's theatre critic as well as contributing travel pieces. A riveting after dinner speaker with some fascinating political anecdotes.
Rod Liddle is a journalist and broadcaster. He writes for numerous papers and magazines and was the Editor of BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Always outspoken and lively, he is a popular panelist.
Renowned actress and writer. Also a witty after dinner speaker and raconteur. Arguably best known for her role in the BT adverts! Currently in Coronation Street.
The first Mayor of London until he was defeated by Boris Johnson, Ken's biggest challenge was to tackle the capital's aging transport infrastructure and introduced bendy buses, Oyster cards and the congestion charge. A champion of the environment, he is now a regular radio presenter on LBC, covering just about everything.
From 1981-85 Roddy was gardening correspondent for 'The Star', and from 1987-1999 for the 'Mail on Sunday'. In 1982 and 83 he was gardening writer for 'Oracle'. During 1996 he wrote a monthly series for 'Country Homes & Interiors'
Best known for playing Kryten in the popular sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and the presenter of Scrapheap Challenge. Robert is also a comedian and writer, with an interest in science and he is a champion of electric vehicles..he has a YouTube series where he interviews people driving around in a Tesla
QI Creator. John Lloyd created and produced the television programmes Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder among many others.
Regarded as one of Britain's greatest opera singers, Robert's repertoire as principal bass is vast. He has performed all over the world from Covent Garden to the Kirov, La Scala to the Met. As an after-dinner speaker he is amusing and engaging, regaling his audiences with tales from the world of music and opera.
David Lloyd - former England cricket team coach and brilliant after dinner speaker.
His working life was dedicated to the loss adjusting profession, with 40 years in the industry. Now extremely well-known as a leading business guru, he is an after dinner speaker who reveals some of the inanities and pure daftness of big business and the people who seem to make it tick.
Renowned Investigative Journalist, Broadcaster and Criminologist. He is Europe's best known reporter, and has worked for all the UK broadcasters, most famously ITV and the BBC where he has won awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work. He has many stories of working undercover and tales of death threats.
Veteran character actress of stage and screen. Award-winning performances include The Age of Innocence, Little Dorrit and Oliver Twist. She was Professor Sprout in Harry Potter. A legendary voice in Mulan, Babe and as the Cadbury's Caramel bunny!
Tim Marlow is an art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene with impressive and wide-ranging experience in broadcasting and writing. He is currently Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Gary is a third generation comedian, son of the late great Jimmy Marshall, of Granada TV`s 'The Comedians'. He is a popular choice for corporate events.
Television presenter and award-winning journalist and writer, best known as a co-presenter of the motoring programme 'Top Gear'. He writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph`s motoring section.
Journalist, writer and co-founder with Sandi Toksvig) of the UK's fastest-growing new political party, the Women's Equality Party. Speaks on politics, feminist issues, and age - why we don't grow old as we used to and the benefits of age diverse work forces.
Former motor racing driver and the original Stig on Top Gear. Perry talks about the tiny error of margin in Formula One where millions are spent on finding savings of fractions of a second. On a lighter note, he's also an amusing speaker and host.
Mike McClean is a British Comedian, television presenter and actor. Most notably recognised for presenting on "The Big Breakfast" and being the roving reporter on "Richard & Judy" for 6 years.. He is popular on the stand-up comedy circuit and regularly performs across the UK.
The greatest jump jockey of all time - 18 times champion jockey who has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George V1 Chase and the Grand National. In November 2013 he recorded his 4,000th win.
Anthony McCoy OBE
One of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 and recently seen on Masterchef, The Chase and Antiques Road Trip. Widow of Paul Daniels.
Brilliant impressionist and comedian. Popular after dinner speaker.
Former British, European and World Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan was undisputably one of the best boxers of his generation. Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year he's now a boxing commentator, writer and driving force behind the Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy.
An hilarious raconteur who spent twenty years on the cricket circuit and who roomed with Ian Botham on tour. Now chairman of selectors.
Popular comedian and presenter, best known for his show with Robert Webb as well as contributions to numerous panel shows.
With a background in music and entertainment and a unique set of compering skills, Tony is a great event host. He uses his experiences as a singer/songwriter, compere, broadcaster, motivational speaker, actor, magician, pilot, entrepreneur and after dinner speaker, coupled with his confidence and quick wit, to communicate on every level whatever the occasion.
Alfie is a police sergeant who is also a popular comedian on the after dinner circuit. His debut Edinburgh show 'I Predict a Riot' was postponed by a year on account of riots in London(!), yet he's gone on to have his own Radio 4 comedy series. His speeches draw on his decades as a Police sergeant, and the often comical experiences he has had dealing with criminals.
Science presenter, journalist and executive producer. He recently presented Inside the Human Body and the BAFTA nominated Young Ones for BBC1, as well as the acclaimed Story of Science for BBC2. He is renowned for exposing himself to medical conditions for his programmes including taking up vaping, and even becoming infected with worms!
Hosts "Fifth Gear" on Discovery and is a former Motor Racing driver. Brilliant raconteur whose remarkable life has taken him from civil engineer, to racing driver to TV presenter. Along the way he has worked with characters such as James Hunt, Murray Walker and Jeremy Clarkson to name but a few!
Popular actor and presenter known for a host of roles including Cold Feet.
Formerly an engineer at British Coal(hence the tagline The Man from the Coal Board) Brian's sense of humour led him onto the after dinner circuit. He's entertained across the board from golf clubs to the Royal Variety Club.
Jeremy Nicholas is a Sony Award Winning Radio Presenter and Broadcaster. An experienced After Dinner Speaker, Jeremy has been the main stadium announcer at West Ham United since 1998.
Juliet Nicolson is the author of several best-sellers including 'The Perfect Summer' Radio 4's Book of the Week and the Daily Mail Book club choice. She is the granddaughter of the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and the diarist, historian and politician Harold Nicolson
Former transport secretary who unsuccessfully ran for London mayor twice. A colourful character who has had a successful business career before and since leaving politics.
Rob Nothman has been a Sports Broadcaster and Producer for BBC Radio for over 20 years. He's covered Olympic Games, World Cups and Wimbledon, however Golf is his real passion having covered Ryder Cups, all the golf majors and interviewed the likes of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
Simon presents "Find it, Fix it, Flog it" for Channel 4. He has a strong interest in ecology and is uncompromising in his attitude towards our interaction with the natural environment. He speaks on his acting and presenting career and subsequently on his beliefs in corporate social responsibility.
Keith O'Keefe - Popular after dinner speaker and raconteur.
Former Lib Dem MP and lively character. While best known for his colourful private life, there is much more to Lembit, with interests ranging from nuclear to aviation to astronomy.
Mike's an hilarious impressionist and former Capital Gold breakfast host. He has a huge catalogue of impressions, and can also appear in character as either Donald Trump or Boris Johnson – both feature full make up and wig, and really have to be seen to be believed! Rest assured he’ll still go into other impressions while in character, making for a truly memorable evening.
Renowned Welsh Rugby referee who was the first openly gay man to come out in professional Rugby. Nigel is the only person to have refereed 6 European Cup Finals, including 2 consecutive Heineken Cup Finals. A brilliant speaker and host, equally happy as a light hearted after dinner or serious LGBT keynote.
Former Arsenal football player who is now a commentator and host on TalkSport. An immensely likeable character, Ray has a treasure chest of tales to share and is also an adept motivator.
Former Conservative Member of Parliament, Matthew is a broadcaster, columnist for the Times and The Spectator and parliamentary sketch writer for the Times.
As Rear Admiral, he was responsible for determining the future strategic context for all three armed forces to 2030. Nowadays he runs his own strategic forecasting company. A regular broadcaster and media commentator.
Journalist and broadcaster best known for presenting Newsnight and University Challenge and his sometimes brusque manner. He has presented documentaries on the British Empire, the Great War and The Victorians.
Graham Poll is one of the most well known and experienced English football referees of all time. Now he speaks on team work and working under pressure, while on a lighter note, hosts events and speaks after dinner.
Former editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express, she was the first woman to edit a national newspaper and worked for both Maxwell and Murdoch, but was sacked by neither! Mother of Claudia Winkleman.
Former MP and cabinet minister who has now built a successful career in the arts and media as a popular BBC TV presenter, particularly with his series Great British Railway Journeys.
John Prescott rose from ship's steward to Deputy Prime Minister, via a degree in economics and a spell in the European Parliament. Perhaps his most significant achievement was to lead negotiations at Kyoto, resulting in the first international treaty on climate change.
Former England and Lions tight head prop and hilarious after dinner speaker.
Famously almost sank his business due to an ill judged comment at the IoD Annual Convention (he described his company's products as crap!). Since then he has bounced bank with a chain of sports clubs and a new online jewellery company, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experiencecompany, the biggest of its kind. Good fun and very self-deprecating with lots of international experience – he’s done retail in the States, while his jewellery firm has recently opened in India.
Tom is a quadruple amputee, having contracted Sepsis which resulted in a 5 month coma and almost killed him (he is one of very few people who survive this condition if not spotted immediately). His remarkable story of learning to live, walk and love again, was turned into the film Starfish based on his memoir, and starred Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.
Former professional footballer and Premier League Manager and winner of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!"
Garry presents the sport on the Radio 4 Today programme and is the longest serving member, having appeared on the programme for over 40 years! A very popular after dinner speaker and host, who has a wealth of anecdotes based around his broadcasting exploits, and the fascinating people he’s interviewed and worked with, from Seb Coe to David Cameron to Bill Clinton!
Property, travel and lifestyle TV presenter and journalist. Martin's programmes include 'Wish You Were Here?' and 'Homes Under the Hammer'. He is a popular choice as event host, interviewer and after dinner speaker.
Former Scotland Rugby international who was the BBC's main rugby correspondent before retiring in Autumn ‘18. A very popular after dinner speaker.
Best known for presenting Time Team and playing Baldrick in Blackadder. A prolific author of books for adults and children - many on aspects of history.
An expert on Money Laundering and international best-selling American author of 20 books. A frequent guest on television and radio talk shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Often lectures to companies, particularly financial, on risk and how to avoid unwittingly getting involved with money laundering.
David is a comedy writer, performer and director who has written and appeared in some of the most iconic programmes of recent years. A familiar face from TV, he wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice. David featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. The second series of his sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages in which he starred, recently aired on Radio 4.
Founder and chairman of The Doha Debates, the award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent and best selling author is a popular conference chair and awards host.
Former political editor for the BBC and ITV, who has gone on to present and appear on numerous programmes from Question Time to Strictly Come Dancing!
Scottish golfer Gordon Sherry uses his career experience to entertain as he talks about his journey to the top, with anecdotes about many of the stars he played alongside Woods, Watson, Nicklaus, Palmer, Player and many more. Mixing facts with humour, Gordon has become one of the best golfing after-dinner speakers on the circuit.
Political Editor of the Sunday Times and author of All Out War, the definitive account of the Brexit referendum. A national newspaper journalist with a wealth of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations. Gives the lowdown on Brexit.
Well known face on TV and theatre, including stints in Netflix hit, The Crown. He has written 2 best selling books and has been described as "One of the funniest writers in Britain" by The Daily Mail. Michael draws on a treasure trove of anecdotes from the acting world, be it stage or screen, both big and small.
Professional speaker and host who started out as a Rugby player and went on to be a teacher before becoming a full time speaker. Has amazing powers of recall, and can thread in details about everyone in the room as part of the presentation.
Adam is Head of Boxing at Sky Sports and one of the most established sports broadcasters in the industry. He talks about the business of sport, and how the finances work for top level boxing matches while also has a treasure trove of anecdotes from both inside and outside of the ring.
Dave Spikey is in great demand on the corporate circuit having first found fame as Jerry St Clair in Channel 4's comedy Phoenix Nights. He has mastered the art of making even the dreariest of subjects hilariously funny and creating hilarious stories out of seemingly mundane events.
Left wing comedian and writer. His Radio 4 comedy programme "Mark Steel Comes To Town" sees him travel the country, discussing the quirks of the town he's in that night. TV credits include "Have I Got News For You", "QI" and even "Question Time". He has written for Socialist Worker, The Guardian and The Independent.
The woman responsible for creating the world famous alternative WI calendar and inspiration for the film and play 'Calendar Girls'.
Media personality, journalist, television presenter and after dinner speaker. Her numerous TV appearances include I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Have I Got News For You, The Money Programme and Grumpy Old Women, Loose Women and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She is Vice President of the Ramblers Association.
Business woman, entrepreneur and writer who regularly hosts corporate events. Julia’s team have always worked remotely, something she introduced as she saw it was a way of avoiding the loss of female talent due to family commitments, and so is experienced in leading and inspiring a remote team.
Neil Stuke is a popular actor best known for his role in sitcom "Game On" and legal drama "Silk". Neil has had a remarkable career that has taken in the role of chef and barman, and even took part in Celebrity Masterchef!
Popular stand up comedian and raconteur. Brilliant for corporate events.
An after dinner speaker with a background in banking, whose entertaining after dinner tales of the financial collapse from the front line have proved a hit with corporate audiences.
After 35 years in the entertainment business, variously as promoter, manager and agent, Howard is now a popular after dinner speaker with his stories about the celebrities he has encountered during the course of his showbiz career.
Veteran comedian whose been in the business for 4 decades. Had numerous shows on all the main channels and still a favourite at golf days and corporate events.
Gareth Thomas is one of the most iconic former Welsh professional rugby union and rugby league players of his time. His personal life hit the headlines in December 2009 when he revealed his sexuality to the world, making him the only openly gay high profile sportsman in the UK.
Former England cricketer who appeared in 100 Test matches. The left-handed batsman was one of the biggest figures in the game. He now coaches and is a popular after dinner speaker.
This writer and comedienne is a familiar presence on numerous programmes and took over the chair of QI from Stephen Fry.
Phil Tufnell is a regular contributor to the One Show on BBC 1 and Test Match Special on 5 Live. A popular addition to corporate events, he memorably won I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here.
Bill Turnbull is a former BBC Breakfast presenter and popular event host. Now a regular presenter on Classic FM who has successfully recovered from Prostate Cancer
Very experienced radio and TV presenter. Jeremy now presents The Jeremy Vine Show on Channel 5, alongside his own daily R2 show for which he was won a Sony Award (radio's Oscars).
Comedian from northern Ireland, he is known as the host for TV's game show Catchphrase, and also an entertainer, awards host and after dinner speaker. Always in demand, he is a regular performer on TV, in cabaret and theatre.
Dan Walker is a BBC sports presenter and anchor of BBC Breakfast. Dan has also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind and is a regular guest on A Question of Sport.
Award-winning journalist and writer, whose book Yes Man was turned into a film with Jim Carrey. A comedy scriptwriter and producer, he has written and produced for TV, radio and the stage, and contributed to dozens of publications, including the Independent and the Guardian.
David Walliams - Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Television personality. Best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch comedy shows Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. A very successful children's book author too.
A regular Radio 4 broadcaster on You've Got To Be Joking, Adrian is a great after dinner speaker and stand up comedian.
David Walsh is chief sports writer at The Sunday Times, who helped to expose Lance Armstrong as a Drugs Cheat
Sam Warburton is best known for captaining Wales at two Rugby World Cups and the youngest player to Captain the Lions, leading them to two unbeaten Test series in 2013 and 2017. Sam Warburton OBE has had a rugby career like no other, setting records and achievements that will likely never be broken or matched.
Financial Services Trainer, Compliance Consultant and after dinner speaker. Jonathan’s engaging and humorous style is fuelled by his passion about the importance of education in financial services in a professional context. Jonathan has presented to fund managers on anti-financial crime and broader compliance issues and is able to utilise practical examples from his many years as a practitioner. He has written for industry journals such as Compliance Institute's "The Gazette" and leading financial crime publication "Fraud Watch
Falklands Veteran who suffered 46% burns to his body, Simon is an inspirational and motivational speaker whose message is one of overcoming adversity and how you can take on any challenges thrown at you. He also has a great sense of humour and can command an audience (he has real presence and has achieved legendary status in many ways), while managing to keep it light.
Former MP, broadcaster, author and guest speaker, Ann Widdecombe won the hearts of the nation with her performances on Strictly Come Dancing.
Actor, singer and all round entertainer, best known as Barry Evans in EastEnders. He appeared in Extras, Scoop and Life's too Short. He regularly comperes and hosts and is a master at multi tasking.
After Dinner Speaker and awards host, Quentin is a Former Top Gear and Fifth Gear host. He is one of the best-known motoring authorities in the UK and an established television personality who specialises in consumer journalism. Particularly keen on green motoring!
Alexandra first came into the public eye when she was mistaken for a defendant three times on the same day in court. She has made it her mission to challenge discrimination in the courtroom. She has used her knowledge of this discrimination to talk on radio on BBC News, ITV News, Good Morning Britain and Women’s Hour to name but a few.
David Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Director of the University’s Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research. He regularly appears on TV and radio talking about the criminal justice system and is the author of numerous books.
Dean Windass' football career encompassed Hull City, Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and Bradford City but his off-pitch battle with alcohol and depression made headlines.. Has been a pundit for Sky Sports and is a funny after dinner speaker.
Jeff Winter was a regular Premiership referee for seven seasons, before reaching the standard FA retirement age of 48. Since retirement he has become a fixture on the after dinner circuit.
Popular presenter of antiques programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadshow.
Popular Welsh comedian and speaker who has toured with Paddy McGuinness and been on Live from the London Palladium and the Royal Variety Show. Perfect for corporate events either as himself, or alter ego Mario de Nero.
Emily is an ambassador for accessible transport and international travel; now Founder and Director of Globe Hopper Guides, an accessible travel guide company which launched this year.
Toby Young is one of Britain's best-known journalists and is a regular contributor to publications such as the Evening Standard and The Spectator magazine. His book "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" was turned into a Hollywood film.