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After Dinner Speakers

UP-TO £1000

  • AARON JAMES

  • ADGER BROWN

  • AUSTIN KNIGHT

  • BARRY YORK

  • BILL WOOLAND

  • BILLY FLYWHEEL

  • BOB WEBB

  • CARL SCHOFIELD

  • CHRIS McGLADE

  • CHRISTINE COLES

  • CRISSY ROCK

  • DENNY WATERS

  • DOM WOODWARD

  • GARY MARSHALL

  • GARY SKYNER

  • GREG COOK

  • IAN RICHARDS

  • JACK RYAN

  • JAMIE SUTHERLAND

  • JED STONE

  • JEFF STEVENSON

  • JOHN EVANS

  • JOHN GILLAN

  • JOHN LORY

  • JOHN MARTIN

  • JOHN STILES

  • JOHNNIE CASSON

  • JOSH DANIELS

  • LEA ROBERTS

  • LESLIE GIBSON

  • LESTER CRABTREE

  • MARK LANGLEY

  • MARTIN GOLD

  • MICK MARTIN

  • NICKY NEWSOME

  • NINA GILLIGAN

  • OLLIE SPENCER

  • PAULINE DANIELS

  • PAUL BOARDMAN

  • PETE EMMETT

  • RUDI WEST

  • SAM HARLAND

  • SEAN STYLES

  • TANK SHERMAN

  • TERRY COTTA

UP TO £1000

£1000 - £4000

  • ALFIE MOORE

  • BOBBY DAVRO

  • DARREN FARLEY

  • DUGGIE BROWN

  • IAN IRVING

  • JIMMY CRICKET

  • KEVIN CONNELLY

  • MICK MILLER

  • MIKE OSMAN

  • ROD WOODWARD

  • STAN BOARDMAN

£1000-$4000

UPTO £2500

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Alan Wright

Alan Wright has been one of the most well-known voices on BBC Radio and, more recently, a familiar face too on BBC TV. Alan has also hosted many tours and talk-ins with the biggest sporting names including Kevin Keegan, Ian Botham, Jack Charlton, Graham Gooch, and Dean Richards. Alan’s experience and versatility is in constant demand, whether as a stimulating speaker at business conferences, or as a very funny entertainer on lighter occasions. He is also the former Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club.

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Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore is a serving police officer, made his name as a contestant on the ITV “Show Me The Funny” series. Alfie is a versatile and distinctively humorous after dinner speaker, presenter and comedy writer with his niche area as a serving police sergeant. He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival! Alfie has an observational comedic style, with witty and often gritty anecdotes based on modern day policing!

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Andrew Pierce

Andrew Pierce is now assistant editor of The Daily Mail after twenty years with The Times. He knows everyone in the Westminster village and his ability to ferret out scandal and gossip means
that he has a reputation for breaking stories that the great and the good might prefer kept quiet. Andrew is also a seasoned broadcaster, appearing on Question Time, The Daily Politics, Sky News and LBC radio, where he has a weekly Sunday morning slot. Andrew has enough Westminster gossip and can’t wait to divulge as much of it as he can!

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Bill Giles OBE

Bill Giles OBE is the former Senior Weatherman at the BBC Weather Centre. He retired from the Met Office in January 2000 after leading the team of Broadcast Meteorologists since 1983. An author of several weather based books, Bill is a very popular speaker on the cruise circuit. His real passion however is the affects on our world of Global Warming (Climate Change) - views that were even gagged by the Met Office yet subsequently proved correct! Interesting speaker on this theme, or a general anecdotal amusing speaker on his time with the Met Office!

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Brian Newbold

Brian Newbold was born and bred in South Yorkshire. During a life sentence as an engineer at British Coal, he developed a warped sense of humour and perfected the art of becoming invisible in the afternoon. He is very well known on the circuit as "The Man from the Coal Board" and has entertained the full spectrum of organisations from The Royal Variety Club to The Institute of
Funeral Directors! His material is suitable for all occasions and he will personalise his speech to include the “Top Table” or indeed any hit list of your choice!

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Christa Ackroyd

Christa Ackroyd is one of Yorkshire most well known broadcasters. Formerly co host of “Calendar” she moved to the BBC to front their flagship regional show “Look North” where she has remained since. Born and educated in Bradford, as the daughter of a policeman, it was inevitable that her interest of crimes led her to investigative journalism, working in local media before becoming the UK’s first female radio news editor. She also had a regular column with the Sunday
Express.

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Clive Coleman

Clive Coleman a barrister, broadcaster and one of the country’s top comedy writers, with the unique ability to write and deliver hilarious material on just about any subject. His years in court, working to a brief, combined with his skill in writing topical comedy to tight deadlines for some of the country’s best known television and radio comedy shows. A regular contributor on legal affairs to numerous TV and radio shows, he also wrote his first ever sit com, “Chambers” based on his profession and has written many scripts for awards ceremonies hosted by celebrities.

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Dave Wolfe

Dave Wolfe captivates every audience with his unique style of observational comedy. Combining classic and alternative comedy; using no bad language and the ability to personalise his highly original material to suit your audience, means a cast iron certainty of a fantastic function! He specialises in personalisation for corporate events. Dave has appeared at the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, and on TV series such as Royal Variety Show (twice) and Live From Her Majesty’s. His reputation as “The King of Corporate” says it all really!

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David Bryon

David Bryon is a highly entertaining after-dinner speaker who is building an excellent reputation on the speaking circuit. David is the former Managing Director of bmibaby, one of Europe’s largest low cost airlines. His knowledge and experience provides a wealth of tales from the aviation industry, and he weaves these into an amusing and captivating routine which resonates well with anybody who has ever flown! David now combines his successful speaking career with other media commitments.

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David Gunson

David Gunson is a brilliantly funny, former air traffic controller at Birmingham Airport. He speaks
on the general theme of 'What goes up doesn't necessarily come down' - comic stories of his experiences of narrowly averted disasters! Dave's smooth approach and impeccable timing does nothing to allay the fears of frequent flyers, leaving them with the nagging doubt that it's all true. Dave is a former American Express Speaker of the Year and he has spoken for many of the UK’s
most successful companies, as well as institute and sporting dinner functions.

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David Kendall

David Kendall is a former Chartered Accountant and Musician. However, best known as “The Bank Manager” he spent most of his career working for Barclays before taking early retirement in 1990, to concentrate on a full time speaking career. Yorkshire Born and Bred, and proud of it, David’s observations are relative to his background and are presented with his typical warmth and impeccable delivery. Over the years David has been asked to speak at functions across the whole of Europe and is simply a clean, entertaining and very funny top table speaker.

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Dr. Kevin Jones

Dr. Kevin Jones is a hugely successful practising consultant ‘mirthologist’, firmly established on the international after-dinner speaking circuit. Dr. Jones proves that a doctor can both cure and
entertain thousands each and every year. Dr. Kevin Jones has been entertaining audiences with tales of medical practise for over 15 years; his stories come from the world of medicine and transplantation, dealing with death, illness and dying and other less light-hearted topics! All delivered with his renowned “Black Humour” but without causing any offence.

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Dr Mike Stroud

Dr Mike Stroud is best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, they first teamed up in 1986. Most recently, in November 2003, he and Sir Ranulph completed seven full marathons, on seven continents in just seven days, once again raising huge amounts for money for charity. Mike is the author of two books, ‘Shadows on The Wasteland’ – documenting his crossing of Antarctica and ‘Survival of The Fittest’– examining the relationship between nutrition, exercise, health and peak performance.

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Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards

Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards - the world's favourite ski-jumper - came back to Britain several years ago after spending three years living and working in Lake Placid, New York State. His stories of how he became an unlikely superstar have had audiences in stitches on both sides of the Atlantic. A former plasterer, Eddie had to self fund his Olympics dream and endeared himself to the public after a series of less than competitive jumps left him in last place. Now a trained lawyer, he works as a sports agent.

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Eric Jones

Eric Jones is a former Detective Superintendent with Manchester CID. By the virtue of that occupation, he is the possessor of a rich vein of stories with which to entertain both all-male and mixed audiences. Now his brilliant wit and humour are in demand at dinners all round the country. And more recently, Eric made his debut on the “comedy club” circuit and is supported by his long time friend, Ken Dodd, for whom he writes much material. Topical and original, Eric prides himself on his work ethic and efforts to ensure the speech he delivers is the best he can.

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Eric Knowles

Eric Knowles’ name is synonymous with Antiques. A regular on shows such as “Antiques Roadshow”, “Put your Money where your Mouth is”, “Crimewatch” and “Going for a Song.” One of BBC’s most popular presenters, Eric takes the wraps off the mystery of the world of antiques
while delighting in demonstrating his skill with both artefacts and people alike. Visually illustrated with slides and presents an immensely enjoyable mixture of fascinating, often irreverent
anecdotal reminiscences.

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Eve Pollard OBE

Eve Pollard OBE is the First Lady of Fleet Street. She is the former Editor of Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express, as well as magazine supplements for many of the national Sunday papers. Returning to women’s titles she also launched Elle magazine in the US as its first editor-in-chief. A regular reporter on BBCs The One Show, Eve is a published author and biographer and also also frequently appears on radio and TV from The News Quiz to You and Yours, This Morning to Have I Got News For You, Loose Women to the Daily Politics.

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Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds a best-selling author and broadcaster who has been rated Britain’s most entertaining female speaker in a recent survey by “The Times.” A Cambridge-educated modern linguist, with humorous tendencies in five European languages, she spent fifteen years as an international conference interpreter creating linguistic silk purses out of befuddled politicians’ syntactic sows’ ears. As an after-dinner speaker, Frances combines intellectual curiosity about her audience with her own brand of wit and flair to create a truly memorable event for the client.

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Garry Richardson

Garry Richardson has been presenting sport on Today since 1981, and is now in his 25th year. As he says, "they only gave the train robbers 20 years". Garry has covered all the main sporting events for the programme including the Olympic Games and Wimbledon. During that time he has interviewed a galaxy of sports stars including Ali and Tyson from the boxing world, and the likes of McEnroe, Borg, Graf and Henman at Wimbledon. He also, famously, conducted an impromptu interview with the then US president Bill Clinton at Wimbledon during a rain break.

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Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn shares his hilarious tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales which will have you in stitches. He taught in a range of schools for fourteen years before becoming
an education adviser and school inspector and is probably best known for his best-selling autobiographical novels: The O
ther Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale and Head Over Heels in the Dales. He possesses a natural ability to tell a story in a language that appeals to adults as well as children and is a popular choice for after dinner, as well as educational events.

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Graham Bell

Graham Bell is a former 5 time Olympic skier and the face of the BBC's Ski Sunday as well as a successful commentator and sporting pundit. His fun and fascinating after dinner speeches, mixed with question and answer sessions, provide an opportunity to listen to what it takes to become an Olympian as well as behind the scenes knowledge from a TV presenter, delivered with enthusiasm and humour. He brings to life the feeling of pressure and expertise that is required to compete in unforgettable events.

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Graham Walker

Graham Walker is known as a founder of the Comedy Showgroup, The Grumbleweeds. Now a duo, Graham has remained a Grumbleweed his entire life, with several successful TV series behind and still topping the bill in summer season and pantomime each year. There are comedians, and there are funny men. Graham “Grumbleweed” Walker falls very definitely into the second category. A natural comic and storyteller, Graham tells a slightly embellished observation on life, and his Yorkshire roots and is guaranteed to reduce his audience to tears of laughter.

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Ian Keable

Ian Keable combines sleight of hand with sleight of mind. Hilariously funny one moment with his dry wit and audience participation, and completely baffling the next. What is especially remarkable about Ian is that he is often booked as an After Dinner Speaker as well as a Cabaret performer. Carrying no ‘props’ and looking like a business man, he segues effortlessly into his unique performance - catching the audience out, not only with his mind-reading skills, but also on their expectations of a conventional speaker.

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Ian Moore

Ian Moore has by his own admission got an adoration for al things Mod. n 2003 Ian was one of only seven British comics selected to appear at the pinnacle of all comedy festivals - Montreal's Just For Laugh's. Alongside the likes of Jimmy Carr, Ian’s performance in the Britcom showcase proved to be such a success he subsequently went on to headline the Worldcom show. Ian's laconic observations on life, from the problems of using the wrong vocabulary in a German Pizza Hut, to an almost pathological hatred of open toes sandals have made him a hit with his audience

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Jeff Innocent

Jeff Innocent is from London’s East End and grew up the son of a real-life villain and could have chosen a career in the family firm. Instead he worked a variety of jobs before finding his calling in
life, Jeff is now very much part of the comedy gentry and widely acknowledged as one of the UK's
top headlines. He has worked across the globe in his 10 year career as a comedian and appeared on several shows, including Edinburgh Nights , I Love 1999 (BBC 1), Later with Jools Holland, The National Lottery Show, The Stand Up Show etc etc. A crime not to go and see him!

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John Kettley

John Kettley was born in West Yorkshire in July 1952 and served for 30 years with the UK Meteorological Office before going freelance. His speech is both and autobiography and a look back at many varieties of extreme weather ranging from the atrocious winter of 1963 through to massive floods and scorching summers. John's personal involvement with the 1987 hurricane fiasco features extensively. Weaved into the overall theme are his memorable encounters with such noted figures as Tony Blair, Dickie Bird, Brian Johnston and Dick Francis.

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John Martin's

John Martin's outstanding talent is comedy, both as a performer and a writer. He has the unique ability to tailor his material perfectly to suit the clients’ demands. John Martin show is full of energy, excitement and class! Companies requiring the ultimate professional have called upon John's services to entertain at their dinners where his expertise enables him to weave requested company information into his performances and were, being a writer of topical comedy, his material
is always up to date. He holds a Guinness Record for a live show lasting over 101 hours!

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John Simonett

John Simonett is a professional, adept and experienced after dinner speaker. John also has a phenomenal, trained memory and uses this to telling effect - he does his "homework" for each event and learns numerous names, details and relevant company information, which he skillfully weaves into his speeches. In fact the more "inside "knowledge"he can acquire beforehand about a company's people, products and philosophy the better. An original and refreshingly different alternative to the traditional after dinner speaker, and with a touch of “magic” thrown in.

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John Stiles

John Stiles is a former professional footballer, but always lived in the shadow of his famous father Nobby, and uncle, Johnny Giles. Always the joker in the changing room, his made the natural
progression in comedian. He now entertains at conferences, sporting dinners and company events, where he delivers a personalised witty take on life. His uncanny ability to mimic has meant he really brings his stories to life and whilst the theme is tongue in cheek, it is never offensive to anyone, and his warmth will always ensure he is well received off as well as on stage.

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Johnnie Casson

Johnnie Casson is one of the country’s best loved comedians. Born in Halifax, he remains true to his roots and has carved a very successful career as a comedian following his early days with the band, The Cresters. Countless TV appearances including his break on the revived “The Comedians” show, and 11 Des O Connor TV shows have allowed the public to see what a natural comedian Johnnie is. A warm personality, an ability to tells jokes exactly how they should be told and a need to maintain a fresh and topical routine makes Johnnie the No.1 choice for dinner events.

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Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer is the former Assistant Editor and columnist on The Sunday Express. As well as regular guest appearances on everything from Have I Got News For You to Question Time, she has presented a documentary about Deputy Prime Ministers called Every Prime Minister Needs A Willie. With a nod towards both West Wing and Yes Minister, Julia's highly entertaining after dinner speeches reveal which Cabinet member routinely ordered two courses at dinner and how journalists invent new words, just to trip up politicians at press conferences!

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Kevin Connelly

Kevin Connelly is in great demand for corporate events and sportsmen’s dinners and has worked for a host of clients in the UK and Europe. Kevin’s was one of the stars of BBC2’s highly acclaimed Dead Ringers series and his extensive repertoire includes sportsmen, politicians and television personalities and characters. Certainly one of the best impressionists in the country, Kevin got into speaking by accident, following a request by Yorkshire CCC after he entertained a director at the restaurant he was working at, and after that dinner booking he has never looked back.

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Lea Roberts

Lea Roberts is one of the most sought after comedy speakers on the after dinner circuit. His relaxed and personable style puts his audience at ease and as his material will never offend. A former welder, Lea got his break winning the ITV comedy show “Stand Up Britain” and immediately became a recognised name on the speaking circuit. As a comedian, he is always updating the routine, writing much of his material and ensuring the act is relevant to today’s audience and refreshingly different to other performers. Put simply, you can’t fail to appreciate Lea’s talents.

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Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe will be a face known to many for different reasons. Whether its his Premiership career with Manchester United, or his numerous media appearances on reality TV shows, or his
work as a pundit and television presenter. Either way, the experience he has gained has given him a great story to tell, and whilst much of the speech is football related he is a natural speaker and ensures the speech is entertaining to all. One of those personalities who is respected and appreciated by men and women, sporting or non sporting!

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Les Gibson

Les Gibson became an instant television hit in 2011’s Britain’s Got Talent. He reached the final but missed out on victory. Many people won’t know that Les was an established comedian and after dinner speaker long before he got his break and has continued to pursue that route. Recognisable voices from TV, Sport, Business, Politics and Celebrity all worked into his own sketches to keep the act flowing in a slick manner. Les is switched on to which voices are out of vogue and maintains the act to keep it as original and topical as it can be.

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Martin Daniels

Martin Daniels is one of Britain's most popular entertainers. He is a regular performer on cruise ships, as well as venues throughout the UK. Perhaps best known as the son of magician Paul Daniels, Martin is a TV and cabaret star in his own right, with many appearances to his credit including The Martin Daniels Magic Show on BBC1, and Game for a Laugh on ITV. He is a comedian and stage magician / mind reader and Martin also performed his stand-up routine at the Comedy Store in London to great appreciation!

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Martin Gold

Martin Gold has been a recognised theatre and cruise ship comedian for a number of years. The ability to work live to an audience of 1000 people has meant the move into After Dinner Speaker has been simple! Martin uses clean traditional style material, telling gags the old fashioned way, but combines that with his razor sharp off the cuff wit, able to cut down any member of the audience that dare come back at him, and all without ever a trace of bad language or lowering the tone. Martin suits the corporate dinner perfectly and is the epitome of a professional comedian.

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Mick Miller

Mick Miller has evolved over the years in the same way comedy has. He got his big break on ITV’s “New Faces” which was the premier talent show of its day. He became a household name when he was a regular on ITV’s “The Comedians” and has continued to work solidly ever since. Equally at home entertaining on board cruise ships, performing at Corporate Functions, Theatres, Cabaret Clubs and the new style Comedy Clubs. He also co-stars with Johnny Vegas in the cult BBC sitcom “Ideal”

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Mike Osman

Mike Osman is one of the most respected after dinner performers in Britain with his comedy impressions,
stories and auction skills second to none. After a successful stint as presenter on Capital Radio, building an impressive following of 1.7 million listeners, he's back full-time on the circuit and this can only be good news as the former star
of ITV's Copycats concentrates purely on his after dinner skills. It will enable him to tailor every speech to every individual occasion.

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Nick Ferrari

Nick Ferrari began as a showbiz reporter on The Sun's Bizarre column, before switching to the Daily Mirror as Assistant Editor. He then played a pivotal role in launching Sky News and was sent to New York as Vice President of Murdoch's Fox TV. Think of any major news story from the marriage of Charles and Diana to the present day, and the chances are that Nick Ferrari has covered it. Nick now hosts the popular breakfast show on LBC 97.3, for which he has picked Sony Gold Award. Nicknamed Mr London, Nick performs his own One Man Show on stage

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Patrick Tansey's

Patrick Tansey's comedy career spans 3 decades. Prior to becoming an after dinner speaker Patrick earned his living as a stand up comedian. When he moved on to the after dinner speakers circuit, he combined his humorous abilities with his business knowledge, resulting in him being one of the few motivational after dinner speakers in the country. Despite his comic background, Patrick is not a speaker reliant upon one liners—he has a far more engaging “story telling” style of delivery and is acknowledged as one of the most innovative and humorous on the circuit.

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Paul Boardman

Paul Boardman is a former professional footballer, television presenter and the son of comedian Stan Boardman. He has a BSc in Kinesiology, is former host of Sky Sports News but has always
been a comedian in his blood! Back to his roots, he is now performing his observational stand up humour at sporting dinners and conferences across the UK. Clever original comedy but nothing too off the wall and ideal

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Penny Mallory

Penny Mallory is a former Ladies Rally Champion and in 1997 became the first woman in the world to drive a World Rally Car. She went on to be one of the UK’s top rally drivers. Penny also worked as a precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Papa and Nicole’ in one of the famous Renault Clio commercials. If your audience is of a sensitive nature, you...Penny’s stories of her time in Rallying and TV might be funny, but they are not always politically correct! Also a TV presenter, as co host on Channel 4’s “Driven” and ITV’s “Used Car Roadshow.”

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Robbie Glen

Robbie Glen has a dry Scottish wit, timing and an ability to read an audience which makes him one of the finest UK after dinner speakers you're ever likely to hear. He has a rare gift for making people laugh and is a great favourite on the after dinner circuit. He is a former Governor of several of Scotland’s most prolific prisons and has amassed a wealth of entertaining experiences from his time with Cornton Vale, Scotland’s only female only jail, plus Barlinnie and Dungavel before finally taking retirement in 1996. One of the UK’s most requested speakers.

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Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor is one of the finest after dinner speakers of his generation, entertaining audiences with tales from the greats of British Comedy. Interspersing impeccably delivered comedic routines with anecdotes of a 45-year career in television and light entertainment, which saw him become Granada’s youngest ever television producer. Rod’s unique combination of classic comedy material mixed up with the insight of having worked with some of the comic showbiz legends including Cooper, Dawson and Connolly make him one of the most engaging on the circuit.

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Rod Woodward

Rod Woodward is one of the most versatile comedians, and is equally at home with professional, round-table, sports and business audiences, as he is in a cabaret environment, a theatre, a comedy club or even a students' union. He puts his rave reviews down to his act which is a mixture of traditional comedy, alternative and the downright zany – a style that appeals right across the board. Rod prides himself on the original and topical content of his performances and his corporate and sporting club success rate is second to none!

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Roger DeCourcey

Roger DeCourcey has established himself as one of Britain's leading ventriloquist entertainers, and two highly successful seasons in Las Vegas plus an engagement at the giant O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, Canada have added an international reputation to his credit.
He has appeared several times at the London Palladium, including a Royal Command Performance, and has become one of the most popular and unique after dinner entertainers available. An instantly recognisable household name and fantastic performer.

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Sean Styles

Sean Styles is an outstanding Impressionist and comedian. He exudes that typical Liverpudlian dry wit that has earned him an enviable reputation in the area. He hosts the BBC Merseyside Breakfast Show every week day and spends his evenings working as a comedian and after dinner speaker. A huge football fan, it was inevitable that he would suit sporting dinners where his off the cuff style and audience banter work at their best. A former New Faces contestant and Starsearch winner, Sean’s experience in theatre, stage and at the top table is second to none.

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Sid Dennis

Sid Dennis grew up in the family concern of scrap metal which had been established by his grandfather in 1884. This gave him a natural ability to pick up astute humour in the most mundane of situations. Sid's capacity to relate these events in full glorious technicolour to anyone willing to listen led the way onto the after dinner circuit. Always inventive in the way he tells his tales, titillating the imagination and injecting life into all he recalls. Sid splits his time between scrap and comedy and its hard to call which is his real passion!

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith became involved in after–dinner speaking when he used to tell stories about his exploits in the Yorkshire Courts. Steve has a self-deprecating manner, with a great Yorkshire style. His material is clean, non-sexist and PC. A well known broadcaster and contributor to regional television, Steve is also the author of 2 books, based on the characters he has met in his years working as a solicitor (he still does) and these form the crux of his speeches. He also represented a number of high profile celebrities in his time, though of course he can’t discuss that!

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Steve Tandy

Steve Tandy is a raconteur, comedian and impressionist. A keen golfer, he is perhaps best known on the golf circuit, as a regular speaker at golf days and club dinners. Over the years however,
Steve has suited most forms of entertainment. His clean humour has made a huge success on the cruising and theatre markets. And his “corporate style” has made him a firm favourite for gala dinners, institute events and company functions. Simply a natural comedian who tailors his act to best suit the audience.

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Steve Womack

Steve Womack has long been established as one of the country’s finest comedy entertainers, the bulk of his work being in the corporate market. He was voted the WINNING comedian in ITV’s New Faces and went on to star in his own TV show, and work as a live comedian / musician. His humour is sharp and fresh without being the slightest bit bland. His music is comedic observational, and all self penned and unique to Steve. With countless TV appearances behind him and an established name on the Celebrity Golf Tour, you won’t go wrong with Steve Womack.

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Adger Brown

Adger Brown is one of the most versatile comedians on the mainstream after dinner and cabaret circuits. If you have a sense of humour then you must simply listen to Adger. He is a naturally funny man who can supply a stream of laughs on just about every topic. Golf is his passion and as such golf days are his forte. Adger has performed with many former sports stars at many events up and down the country and has worked at some of the most prestigious hotels in the UK. A safe pair of hands for your event without doubt.

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Lee Lard

Lee Lard has over the past few years built up his reputation as the UK’s first comedy tribute entertainer and is the only PETER KAY tribute endorsed by Peter himself. He also appeared on the
video “Amarillo” with Peter Kay and now performs a live show with the characters and jokes of Peter Kay but without the price tag! From Brian Potter to Geraldine McQueen, Lee’s live show is a full hour and is full of surprises. Best viewed as after dinner cabaret, the show comes complete with props and banners and is a night to be remembered and usually rebooked afterwards.

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Fred Dinenage

Fred Dinenage is one of the longest-serving broadcasters on ITV. His career began with Southern Television in 1964 - and he's been trying to get it right ever since! He’s presented 'HOW?', the
longest- running children's programme on TV, was "front man" for coverage of two Olympic Games, and has presented regional news in the South - Day by Day, Coast to Coast and Meridian Tonight - for 25 years. "And", he says, "I still love it now as much as the day I started."

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Ian Irving

Ian Irving is a performer with a remarkable track record in the provision of first-rate entertainment in a variety of settings and at some of the most prestigious venues around the world.
Whether it be Corporate Hospitality, Sporting Functions, Company Events, Product Launches, or Hosting Award Ceremonies, Ian can tailor his act to suit the client's requirements, which I am sure you will agree is of paramount importance when selecting the correct person with the best qualities for a successful function.

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Adrian Walsh

Adrian Walsh has an encyclopaedic knowledge of comedy enabling him to tailor his performance to both audience and venue. He is in demand, not only for cabaret and theatre, but for conferences, after dinner speeches, award ceremonies, golf/sportsman’s dinners and product launches. No other comedian in Great Britain today has a greater sense of occasion. He has made over 300 radio and television appearances, and is constantly entertaining global companies which have given him the enviable reputation as the “Giant of Corporate Entertainment.”

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Lembit Opik

Lembit Opik spent over 20 years in politics, before losing his Montgomeryshire seat in 2010. Since then he has pursued the media career he created whilst an MP, that saw in appear on such shows as Have I Got News For You, Question Time and numerous daytime TV guest appearances. Nowadays his speeches are business keynote and politics, as well as having a keen interest on nuclear and the aviation industry, or simply humorous based on the trials and tribulations of his life, which to say the least has been interesting to date!

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Graham Jolley

Graham 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. As a corporate after dinner speaker, a private party entertainer or in open forum at a conference his mind-reading ability baffles every audience he meets and gains their instant respect. He presents an unforgettable event with no parallel in show business. And what's more he's very funny.

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Aaron James

Aaron James is a very talented mimic with an irreverent approach to the characters of famous sports and movie stars, television personalities and politicians. Aaron is a favourite for pre-match entertainment at Twickenham and Wembley and was a regular at Manchester Utd., Chelsea and Aston Villa as well as at the Rugby World Cup and Six Nations. Imagine Chris Eubank singing a ballad or Arnold Schwarzenegger as James Bond and you’ll get some idea of how he presents his act. He will also personalise the show to suit members of the audience

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Jeff Stevenson, aka Harvey Oliver

Jeff Stevenson, aka Harvey Oliver is a vastly experienced comedian. He loves to work the room and share banter with members of the audience without ever offending them.. He will always adapt his material to suit the requirements of the client. Jeff has always enjoyed the reputation of being a clean comedian when it comes to corporate engagements. His material is up to date and consists of observational comedy and punchy one liners as well as plenty of off the cuff ad-libbing.

UP TO £2500

£2500-£5000

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Sharron Davies MBE

After an international swimming career stretching twenty years Sharron swam in three Olympics in three different decades. Set British, Commonwealth and 5 World Masters records, one of which still stands today! She was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to sport, and was twice voted Sportswoman of the Year by the British Media. Sharon is a great orator an d can hold any room with her stories of struggle and determination to be the best and take part in something which she is so passionate about.

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Sally Gunnell OBE

Sally Gunnell OBE is a former British Olympic champion in the 400 m hurdles. She has also worked as a television presenter predominantly for the BBC until January 2006. Gunnell remains the only woman to have held the European, World, Commonwealth and Olympic 400 metre hurdles titles at the same time. Her impressive background and cv makes Sally an interesting and enjoyable after dinner speaker.

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Steve Davis OBE

Steve Davis OBE is hugely popular on television, appearing in comedy shows, commercials, sports programmes and chat shows. Steve's bone dry sense of humour also makes him a highlypaid
attraction as an after-dinner speaker. In 1982, Steve had the honour of being the first ever snooker player to compile a televised maximum break of 147, along with many other records and impressive plays. Steve’s knowledge and passion for he sport is apparent through his enthusiastic speaking, along with his wit and amusing personality., making him an exceptional speaker.

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Richard Dunwoody MBE

Richard Dunwoody MBE is a retired British jockey in National Hunt racing. He was a three-time Champion Jockey, riding 1699 British winners in his career. His father was a leading Point to Point rider. Family all from Ireland and England. Richard is a seasoned motivational and after dinner speaker, sharing his lessons of how to stay at the top of your game in a highly competitive environment. His speeches are inspirational and gripping.

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John Inverdale

John Inverdale is an English radio and television broadcaster who works for the BBC, mainly covering sporting events. John Inverdale has presented a variety of sports programmes including Grandstand – which was one of the BBC’s longest running sports shows and his own BBC One sports chat show, Onside. John recently signed a four year freelance deal with BBC TV and Radio to present Rugby 6 Nations, Wimbledon Tennis, Championship Athletics and the Rowing World Championships. John will be a presenter for the BBC coverage of the 2012 Olympics.

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Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman is a modern-day adventurer, travel writer and entertainer.
His charismatic “let’s just do it” approach to challenges has won him over to a massive TV and literary audience. Charley Boorman has certainly carved an impressive and successful career for himself, but what most people like about him is his ‘ordinary’ one of the boys’ attitude. Cheeky, energetic and entertaining – he’s always fun to be around and he’s always ready to chat to fans.

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Pen Hadow

Pen Hadow is highly regarded as an engaging, inspirational and thought-provoking keynote and after-dinner speaker across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. His speeches draw on his work as one of the world’s leading explorers, and his work running the pioneering environmental sponsorship
organisation, Geo Mission. Pen Hadow inspires audiences all over the world with his extraordinary story of achieving what seemed impossible.

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Miles Hilton-Barber

Miles Hilton-Barber went blind in his early twenties, but has not let that stop him from achieving his dreams. As a popular after-dinner and corporate speaker, Miles weaves together rich anecdotes and humour with powerful life-lessons he has learnt whilst overcoming his blindness. He reminds his audiences that “attitude is what determines altitude” and that we too can live our dreams, because “the only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves"

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Perry McCarthy

Perry McCarthy combines his experience as a Formula One driver with becoming the original ‘Stig’ to delight audiences at home and abroad with either a hilarious after-dinner or captivating motivational speech. Perry literally clawed his way to the top with very little backing but, with talent, dedication, determination and that famous sense of humour he always gets everyone’s attention. The fact that he was the original ‘Stig’ has a crowd cheering before he’s even started talking!

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Rebecca Stephens MBE

Rebecca Stephens MBE: As the first British woman to climb Everest, Rebecca occupies a unique place in mountaineering history, and yet regards herself as nothing other than ordinary.
What she achieved is something she believes is accessible to any one of us. 'It's about clarity of vision, defining exactly what it is you want to achieve,' she says. It is also a lesson about what
every one of us can achieve and not allowing anything to get in our way. Rebecca is an inspiring character and her speeches only motivate one to achieve more.