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Artistes

Here you will find a list of celebrities featured throughout the Speakers Unlimited website.  You will also find included some celebrities we frequently work with.

If you are looking for a specific artist that does not appear on our site just let us know as we are not able to show our full client base.

One of very few Northern Irish voiceover artists Aaron Watson is a very happy outgoing character.

Aaron Watson has been on the tv and radio scene now for the last few years and has acted in many television reconstructions and Irish tv series'.  The last few years has seen Aaron voiceovers for tv and radio with clients such as Abbey Insurance and PPP or PPI Insurance.  He works closely with local radio stations such as cool fm, City Beat, Downtown and Belfast U105 voicing many of their voice over advertisments.  He is very happy outgoing character and very willing to fulfil each individual clients voiceover needs

 

Forensic Scientist Abi Carter runs her own successful company offering a range of expert witness services to legal teams throughout the UK. Working mainly with defence solicitors and private investigators within the fields of criminal investigation. She has dealt with many high profile cases, including Ralph Moat.

World Champion sailor, Round the World Yachtsman, and co-author of 'Boat to Boardroom' Alex Alley has seen it all. Having been three crew down, with one seriously injured, sub-zero temperatures and waves pounding the boat day and night, thousands of miles away from civilisation, he relives how motivating the team was pivotal to their safe return.

Alex now delivers interactive workshop and learn about the '7 Racing Rules' on how to win in business and in life.

Popular television presenter, Alex Lovell, is the daily evening news anchor for BBC Points West. In addition to reading the news, Alex’s role includes interviewing guests and broadcasting live from a wide range of major events - from an Education special to Children In Need.

Alex Lovell also presents ‘Front of House’ a weekly round of up arts and entertainment, interviewing stars of stage and screen. Until very recently, Alex presented Five's exciting daily live quiz show, ‘Brainteaser’, which was on air for five years.

BBC Television presenter Amanda Parr loves to be out and about.  You may catch her fronting Points West news or presenting a series on natural history, literature or archaeology, all of which she has a passion for.

Amanda has always loved teasing out a good story; that's what set her on her path to news.  Amanda Parr started making tea in a local radio newsroom, sneaking the chance to write bits of copy for bulletins.  Bitten by the bug, she went on to London to study for a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism.

Andrew Price is a renowned Survival Expert.  Andrew's interest in all things outdoors started at the tender age of five, when his grandfather showed him how to collect periwinkles and mussels from the rock pools close to Mumbles. Andrew's father used to take him fishing off the Gower Coast for mackerel and sea bass from an ancient and slightly leaky Canvas and Wood Kayak. Those early experiences sowed the seed of Andrew's enthusiasm for wilderness living skills and outdoor pursuits.  Andrew Price runs his own successful Bushcraft company and presents an on-line series called A-Z of Bushcraft.  Andrew has a large number of television and radio appearances to his credit – the latest being ITVs Coast and Country but also ‘Time Team’ and BBC’s Four Seasons where Andrew forages for food and demonstrates living off the land.

Andy McCann a fascinating and inspirational speaker.  At the age of just 37, exceptionally fit Andy suffered a massive stroke. Andy lost his speech and was unable to walk – both of which he had to learn to do. Andy gave 100% to making the full recovery he was determined to achieve and, miraculously he did just that.  Andy wrote about his road to recovery from the trauma and horrors of brain injury in the highly acclaimed book 'Stroke Survivor – A Personal Guide to Recovery' which sells world wide.

 

Very much in demand as an adviser, mentor and mental skills performance coach to high performing individuals from many walks of life.  Andy's work has been described as 'cutting edge' (Daily Telegraph, 2009) and he is regularly featured in the national press and on TV and radio. Andy is working  closely with Sports Coach UK on a range of High Performance Projects and is contributing to the Inspire and Aspire programmes for coaches and athletes with a realistic podium place at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Anthony has over thirty years acting experience. He is currently rehearsing for the part of Peter Bridges in 'It's Never Too Late' and has performed in numerous productions.

Anthony Stuart Lloyd Dubbed as the man with the 'Rolls-Royce Voice' and South Wales's answer to Bryn Terfel, this 6'7'' deep voiced Divo's rich, sexy, velvety vocals are turning ladies' knees to jelly and enthralling audiences worldwide with his celebrated dulcet tones. With successes in London's West End, Broadway, International Opera and Cabaret, he redefines an evening's entertainment. The bass clef chef initially graduated in Hospitality Management but swapped 'a la carte' for 'a cappella' and with this bon vivant background and bonhomie added to his presence and magnanimous manner makes him perfect for PR, 'pressing the flesh' and a must as a corporate events compère and after-dinner speaker. As a nostalgic afterglow, the blue chip baritone interweaves some evergreen standards such as; 'My Little Welsh Home', 'Ol' Man River', 'If I Were A Rich Man', crossover 'soft rock', well known arias and includes some fascinating 'faux pas' and backstage blunders from treading the boards! As a Holland America Line guest puts it, "A night with Anthony Stuart Lloyd is to be remembered".

Ashleigh Crowter is a sports reporter and presenter for BBC ‘Wales Today’, Wales’ flagship television news programme.  Ashleigh is an accomplished broadcaster and witty speaker and an ideal host for conferences and events.

Ashleigh’s working brief is to cover the best stories in Welsh sport – from Grand Slam champions to grassroots heroes. Over the last 13 years, Ashleigh has been close to the biggest sporting events in Wales and overseas.


Ashleigh was on the finishing line at the Great Wall of China when Nicole Cooke set Welsh athletes on the way to a record-breaking medal haul at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ashleigh's also reported from the historic Cardiff Ashes test, two Six Nations Grand Slams and also covered the nine year build-up to the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete ever!

Born in Cardiff in 1969, Tanni was named Carys Davina. However, when her sister first saw her she called her "tiny" which stuck and became Tanni. Tanni was born with spina bifida but with the support of her parents she was always encouraged to be independent. Tanni attended her local primary school – at first using crutches and callipers and then a wheelchair. Tanni progressed to St. Cyres Comprehensive School and subsequently obtained an honours degree in Politics at Loughborough University.

Behnaz Akhgar has become household name since 2008 when she started presenting the weather for BBC Wales. Behnaz can been seen or heard daily talking about the ever changing weather we have here in Wales.

Behnaz Akhgar was born in Shiraz, Iran and has a good command of Farsi. Behnaz moved to Swansea when she was 10 years old and has lived in Wales ever since.  Behnaz went to University of Glamorgan where she gained a BA in communication studies. Behnaz completed her postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University.

Behnaz Akhgar initially joined the BBC in 2001 working behind the scenes in News and then went on to become a picture editor and a video journalist, where she produced various stories on Wales Today.  Now, of course, Behnaz is a much loved weather presenter on BBC Wales.

Bob Constantine is known to viewers as one of Bristol’s ITV West most popular presenters over the last twenty years.

Bob was born in Yorkshire and was educated at the Leys School in Cambridge and attained a BA Joins Hons from Bristol University.  Bob Constantine joined the Jersey Evening Post as a trainee reporter, from where he later attained his NCTJ certificate.

Carla made her debut under the direction of the renowned Director Jonathan Miller and has sung as a Soloist and Ensemble member in “Opera”. She has performed Oratorio, Concert with some of the leading Orchestras and Choirs, the Halle Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTE Symphony Orchestra included; she has worked with the ROH, ENO, Raymond Gubbay Opera, Opera Northern Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, Broomhill Opera, London City Opera, Holland Park Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Opera on a Shoestring, European Chamber Opera, First Act Opera and over the last nine years with the Carl Rosa Opera company touring America, Canada, Italy and the UK.

Caroline Aston is a fascinating speaker who is a firm favourite on cruises on the up-market Cunard line.

If things historical have always given you a headache, Caroline is the huyman equivalent of an aspirin! Laugh, smile, ponder and weep at the antics of our aristocratic ancestors as Caroline lifts the silken skirts of history to reveal the back-stockinged ankles underneath.

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Carolyn Hitt combines wit, warmth and a way with words. Carolyn has written and presented television and radio series on the arts, popular culture, consumer issues, history and sport for Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and ITV Wales. Carolyn's broadcasting projects have ranged from Family Detectives, the popular ITV family history series to Gareth@60, a BBC documentary on rugby legend Gareth Edwards. She is also in demand as a media pundit on a wide variety of subjects, from current affairs to literature and as a producer has worked with some of Wales's most well-known personalities.

Described in a review by The Stage newspaper as; 'A Young Barbara Streisand!' Carrie has always showed a love for performing and entertaining.  At just 4ft 11' she is affectionately known as 'the little lady with the big voice!'

Having studyed at the prestigious 'Arts Educational School of Musical Theatre' in London Carrie Morgan then went on to perform for Academy Award Winning Lyricist Don Black and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in their award winning show 'Tell Me on a Sunday'.

Amongst her performing credits Carrie has toured the UK and Ireland with 'Masters Of The Musicals' and was honoured to be chosen to take part in BBC Radio 2's 'Voice Of Musical Theatre'.

Carrie can frequently be found travelling the world working for many of the top luxury Cruise Lines, performing her own Headline Cabaret shows "On with the Show" and "One Night Only".

 

Chris Corcoran is a highly popular stand-up comic, writer and BBC radio and television presenter.  Chris' most recent television series for BBC is 'Wales and the Other Five Nations' where he takes a fun look at the Six Nations it's characters and greatest moments. Chris interviewed Martin Johnson; puts Eddie Butler on the spot; asks Iuean Evans about his mud-moustache; mows the lawn of the Millennium Stadium and, finally, has the excuse to dress up as a valley girl - although, in truth, he didn't need much persuading.

Christina made her West End debut in as the Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, having graduated from a three-year BA (Hons.) in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational Schools. Christina grew up in Wales and before going to drama school, created the role of I in BBC Wales' long-running drama Belonging and appeared in the film Love Actually with Hugh Grant.

Vivacious television presenter, Claire Summers, is a familiar face on BBC Wales' flagship news programme, 'Wales Today' being the main sports presenter. Claire enjoys a much varied role on the programme from anchoring the main slot to doing a whole range of live broadcasts from out and about. Claire also presents 2W news and sport. With her easy going personality and highly tuned sense of humour, Claire is extremely popular with viewers and colleagues alike. Claire Summers is passionate about news, and enjoys the challenge of a hard story but, at the same time, has a lighter touch. Claire has anchored 'Wales Today' from the National Eisteddfod for several years. and also delighted viewers and visitors to the Royal Welsh Show. Claire had been asked to enter a Heifer in the main ring and, although she found it a bit of a challenge, she did turn up trumps.

Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport, it was a fitting end to a glittering career.

110m hurdler Colin ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last 7 years of his career, was never out of the world's top 3 and since setting a European junior record of 13.44 in 1986, went on to set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth and 9 UK records at 110mh. Colin Jackson still holds the World Record over 60mh indoors (7.30, Sindelfingen 1994) and, has only recently been robbed of his 13years World Record over 110mh outdoors (12.91, World Title, Stuttgart 1993).

Connie Fisher landed on our screens in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?'. After winning the part, and the public's affection, Connie had a fifteen month in London's West End, followed by a sell out UK tour.

Former Welsh international rugby union player Dafydd James earnt forty eight caps playing for Wales and three caps for the British and Irish Lions.

Dafydd James  is a qualified strength and conditioning coach and has extensive knowledge in planning bespoke programmes tailored to suite any requirement with great results. Eating healthily and a nutritious diet is a fundamental part of a positive lifestyle. Dafydd knows how to fuel the body to succeed not only in sport but also in Business.

Dafydd is in great demand as a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in rugby and fitness related topics.



At 23, Dale Williams established Yolk Recruitment Ltd.  Employing over 20 full time members of staff, and in its 4th year of business, Dale has guided Yolk to more than 100% annual turnover growth year on year.

 

Now 27 Dale is considered a future serial entrepreneur and has recently been named a Rising Star of the business community by the Insider group and is a finalist for the institute of Welsh Affairs Young Achiever of the Year Award 2012.

 

David Garmston has more than 20 years’ live television experience and is a highly acclaimed journalist and broadcaster.

David trained on newspapers and worked in radio before moving into television. David anchors ‘Points West’ a major regional nightly news programme and is one of the best known television faces in the west country, where he is based.

David Garmston has special expertise in chairing question and answer sessions and has also hosted Question Time style programmes with large studio audiences. Outside the broadcasting field, he has presided at conferences on health, transport and local government and shown himself to be a popular MC at awards ceremonies.

David is a vastly experienced and award winning BBC Sports presenter and reporter. He is a well-known member of the presentation team which has helped make Points West one of the most watched news programmes in the country.

 

He is also an accomplished film maker. He can shoot and edit his own material as well as being an experienced producer and multi-camera director.

First representing Wales at the age of 13 David Roberts CBE is the greatest male Paralympian the UK has ever produced. David was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age eleven and was encouraged to participate in swimming activities as a form of physical therapy.  He currently holds a joint record for the most Paralympic titles ever won by a British athlete.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Dave was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.

Derek Brockway is Welsh born and bred and his interest in the weather began as a young boy growing up in Barry during the long, hot summer of 1976. When he left school Derek joined the Met Office, based mainly at Cardiff Weather Centre but with spells observing the weather at Cardiff Airport, Birmingham Airport and eight months in the Falkland Islands. Derek qualified as a forecaster in 1995 and was posted to Birmingham Weather Centre, broadcasting on several BBC Radio stations across the Midlands.

In December 1995 Derek moved to London and worked in the world of television preparing the ITV National Weather and Channel 4 weather. Derek has also broadcast on GMTV's 'The Sunday Programme'. Derek is the main weather presenter on BBC Wales television and radio.

Barbara Wilding started her career in the police force as a constable. Barbara served as an operational detective and on a specialist units in New Scotland Yard.  Barbara rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in Kent and Chief Constable of South Wales Police.  The police force was an extremely male dominated profession at this time and Barbara is a true inspiration.  Barbara Wilding has also been appointed Lord Lieutenant.

Dr Paul Thomas is one of those rare speakers and academics who are placed not only at the cutting edge knowledge and company development but has spent many years managing companies in both private and public services. Dr Paul Thomas has also spent many months/years overseas consulting in India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and parts of Europe, gaining significant experience in development and implementation of leadership within varying cultural environments.  Paul did several series with BBC Wales radio and television as ‘the Business Doctor’.

With a vast range of presenting credits to his name Dr Rhys Jones is best known for his hit BBC Television series 'Rhys to the Rescue' and 'Rhys Jones's Wildlife Patrol' for which Rhys achieved a BAFTA nomination.

Rhys holds a BSc in Zoology and Genetics, an MPhil in Medical Molecular Entomology and a PhD in Genetics, Phylogeography, Parasitology and Herpetology.  Rhys holds the position of lecturer at Cardiff University where he lectures in various topics including Wolf Ecology, Reptile Mitigation and Cardiff's flagship Animal Diversity module. 

Elin Rhys is a graduate in biochemistry and began her career as a scientist in the water industry where she worked for five years. She joined HTV Wales in 1984 as a freelance journalist on science magazine programmes. She continued with HTV for 5 years working on science, health and environment features until 1990, when she became a regular freelance presenter for the school's science department in BBC Schools in London. During her time in London she also presented a magazine series taking a serious look at adult education for the BBC, 'The Education Programme'. Returning to Wales in 1992 she presented live magazine programmes in the Welsh language for S4C and several outdoor pursuit series and documentaries for S4C and BBC Wales, before establishing her own company in Wales.

Oxford Law graduate Felicity Evans is a journalist and broadcaster with nearly twenty years’ experience. With regular shows on TV and Radio Felicity Evans also has extensive experience of hosting cultural, business and political events for a wide variety of organisations.

Fiona Lamdin is a familiar face on BBC Points West but other than television she is also a well known voice of radio.

Fiona had an unusual start in journalism. She was in Ecuador working for a radio station and, thanks to a huge tropical storm, ended up interviewing the former US President Jimmy Carter in her pyjamas! Since then things have been slightly more straightforward.

Frances was born in Cardiff and attended University there. Her career in broadcasting started in radio - at 210FM in Reading and Severn Sound in Gloucester. She went from there to HTV West before going on to Meridian TV, ITN and Sky News. This lead to her working on Sky Sports and News 24 Sport. She has reported from a number of Six Nations OB's for BBC Network Sport and has also presented from the Commonwealth Games for BBC Wales.

Frances is a familiar and popular host to viewers and listeners throughout Wales and beyond. She's a much respected anchor of sports programming including 'Wales on Saturday', 'Sports Personality of the Year', 'International Snooker', 'Bowls' and 'Boxing' all for BBC television.

Geoff Burch is considered to be Europe's most exciting business speaker and writer. A phenomenon who delights audiences throughout the world, Geoff is a remarkable speaker whose unique and refreshing outlook on all manner of business topics has made his name into a global brand and himself into someone who is constantly in demand for his memorable and uplifting presentations. His credentials are impressive, working extensively with the world's major blue chip companies to motivate and inspire their people and as a regular contributor on television and radio.

Geoff was born and raised in Usk and was educated at Monmouth School. He has lived, intermittently, in Llansoy for 34 years. Former Governor of HM Prison Belmarsh , the highest security prison in UK, former Governor of Cardiff prison and Drake Hall women's prison and recently retired Area Manager for all public sector prisons in Wales. He trained as a teacher and taught for 9 years in comprehensive schools and a secure unit for disaffected adolescent boys.

An accomplished pianist and violinist, Welsh speaking, Gethin Jones is a multi-talented TV presenter with a background in economics, music and sport. He is best known for his time on Blue Peter, and as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Graham Bell is a former five times Olympic skier, TV presenter, adventurer and journalist and is regarded as one of the finest downhill skiers the UK has ever produced.  Undoubtedly one of Britain's finest Olympians of all time Graham has presented the hit BBC programme 'Ski Sunday' for over a decade.

With over 20 years' experience in winter and extreme sports, Graham Bell writes regularly about current issues in both areas for many of the major national newspapers.

Television presenter, Iolo Williams, grew up in in Llanwddyn near Lake Vyrnwy. At the beginning of 1985, Iolo got a job with the RSPB and spent the next 14 years working for the organisation. During this time, he became a regular on the media - on TV, radio and in newspapers - making a name for himself as a leading expert on Welsh birdlife.

His big TV break came in 1997 when BBC Wales approached him to work on a new series called 'Visions of Snowdonia' which followed the lives of six people living and working on the slopes of the country's highest mountain. He was offered a second series - this time, Iolo was 'Birdman' and it's a name that has stuck.

Iwan Thomas MBE is without a doubt, one of the greatest athletes that Britain has produced.  Born on 5th January 1974; His initial athletics breakthrough came at the "World Junior Championships" in 1992, as part of the British 4x400m relay team, in which they won 5th place. In 1993, Iwan attended West London Institute of Higher Education, studying Sports Science and Geography. Working extremely hard, Iwan managed to juggle his studies and training which paid off, in 1994 took part in the "Commonwealth Games" 400 metres, setting a Welsh Record where he reached the semi-finals, representing Wales.

James Williams is a sensational singer who performs at top venues all over the UK.  He is much in demand at high-end weddings and corporate events. He has performed at St Davids’ Hall and other top theatres and to great acclaim and can always be guaranteed to bring the house down.

 

Broadcaster and Journalist Jamie Owen anchors the country's most watched TV News programme BBC Wales Today.  Jamie also has his own weekly live show on Sunday mornings on BBC Radio Wales

Jamie Owen began his broadcasting career on BBC Radio 4 where he read the news and the shipping forecast.

A popular after dinner speaker, Jamie is also in demand as a conference host and chairman.

Jamie Owen is a familiar face to viewers of the country’s most watched TV news programme BBC Wales Today. But he is also an experienced host for business conferences and business speaker.

Guess who worked at Colonel Gaddafi’s television station in Libya? Made the definitive documentary about Landrover’s roots? And was the man in the middle between billionaire Sir Terry Matthews and David Cameron?

Throughout all of Britain’s big moments in the last 25 years - Brexit, Scotland’s Referendum, General Elections, Devolution, Obama’s visit to Wales, Devolution to Diana – Jamie has had a ringside seat – reporting and commentating on those landmark moments.

Jason Mohammad is one of BBC Wales' most experienced and high profile news and sport presenters.

In late 2007, Jason Mohammad became the face of BBC Wales' new sport programme, Sport Wales.  Jason also presents live football and can regularly be seen hosting the major BBC Sport shows including Final Score, Match of the Day, Six Nations, World Championship Snooker and Autumn International Rugby.  Jason Mohammad is one of the most popular broadcasters and can also be heard on BBC Radio Wales hosting his own daily radio show.

Jasper Blakeley is a brilliantly funny, multi-talented effervescent performer. Whether he is acting as a host/speaker/magician or escape artist, Jasper has the audience in the palm of his hands.

A member of The Magic Circle, Jasper is the only person in the world licensed to perform real live Russiona Roulette using four revolvers.

Born and raised in Bangor, BBC Wales news presenter Jennifer Jones was educated through the medium of Welsh.  Jennifer worked for BBC Radio Cymru for two years, writing and reading news bulletins.  She then moved to S4C presenting the nightly evening news. before moving to BBC Wales Today. Since this time Jennifer has reported and produced lunchtime and weekend bulletins. For the past 12 months Jennifer has presented the main 1830 BBC Wales Today news programme on a regular basis.

Jenny Eclair has become synonymous with Grumpy Old Women Live, having co-written the show and starred in every performance to date.  Following much critical acclaim this theatre phenomenon has, over the course of two sell-out UK tours, a hugely successful West End residency and tour of Australia, sold in excess of 150,000 tickets.  Last autumn Jenny toured with the ‘Because I Forgot To Get A Pension’ show, which saw her return to her stand-up roots.

Jonathan HIll has been the main news anchor for ITV Wales for more than a decade and is a very familiar face for Welsh viewers. With over fifteen years of broadcasting experience he is a highly accomplished live performer both in the studio and on location.

Jonathan is also an award winning journalist and in 2001 he was named Welsh Journalist of the Year for his work with the flagship news programme 'Wales Tonight' and the current affairs series 'Wales This Week'.



Vern Griffiths has been performing for nearly twenty years, as an actor, comedian and pantomime Dame. The character of Julian D'Angelo South Wales' Leading Psychic Phenom was developed for The Committee Meeting a live comedy show that Vern writes and performs with Chris Corcoran and Elis James, which has played successfully all over Wales, and to a raft of 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Following this success The Committee Meeting has recently been taken on by Tiger Aspect (The Vicar Of Dibley, Mr Bean) and been made into a TV show for BBC3 and BBC Wales.

'Having trained as a barrister, Justin Urquhart Stewart took up corporate finance, working in both Africa and Singapore. Justin then went into marketing with a focus on corporate cash management facilities. This led him to help found Broker Services in 1986, which went on to become Barclays Stockbrokers, where he was Marketing Director. In early 2001, Justin co-founded Seven Investment Management, an investment management business that innovated the UK investment market with the introduction of the first Sterling Investment Wrap Account which now manages and administers in excess of £1.6 billion on behalf of professional financial wealth managers and intermediaries.

Kevin Green is one of the most sought after speakers – not only in Wales but throughout the world. A former dairy farmer turned property mogul and trainer, Kevin was on Channel 4's Secret Millionaires. He is Wales' most successful residential landlord. When you meet him and hear his fascinating story, not only will you be bowled over by his knowledge and enthusiasm for life and the property industry but you will find his 'rags to riches' story rather larger than life. Kevin, a property guru, social entrepreneur and trainer is the proud owner of 267 properties throughout Wales, worth in excess of £29 million.

From the minute Kristina Grimes hit our screens during the first episode of 'The Apprentice', the nation were left in no doubt that she was a force to be reckoned with.

Kristinawas, without doubt, the people's favourite. She excelled at every task undertaken and displayed a steel-like determination to succeed. Her outstanding business attributes were evident week after week and, unlike many of the other competitors, stayed clear of the back-biting that they appeared to thrive on. The viewing public were shocked when, during the final episode, Sir Alan Sugar did not choose her as the winner. Kristina, as always, accepted defeat with utter dignity, further endearing her to the massive 'Apprentice' audience.

 

Lord Dafydd Wigley is a fluent English and Welsh speaker.  With a wide and extremely impressive career, since he graduated from Manchester University Dafydd Wigley is a commanding and extremely interesting speaker on a wide range of subjects.

Amongst his many accolades Dafydd Wigley was appointed MP for Caernarfon, serving for over twenty-five years.  Dafydd has also had six books published which include several autobiographies.

Born and bred in Gowerton, Swansea, Lowri Morgan graduated in Music - specialising in voice. She is an accomplished soloist as well as being a trained violinist and pianist. During her youth, she was a member of the National Youth Choir as well as the National Youth Orchestra and travelled with the county orchestra as their soloist singing Welsh folk songs throughout America.

Lucy Owen is one of the most famililar faces on Welsh television with more than 20 years broadcasting experience. She presents BBC Wales’ flagship news programme ‘Wales Today’ and he popular consumer programme ‘X-Ray’. She also presents on BBC Radio Wales.

Lucy has devised and presented a number of documentaries in recent years – ‘Working Mum’ ‘My Big School Dilemma’ and ‘Middle Aged Me’.

Lucy has written an engaging children’s picture book ‘Boo-a-bog in the Park’ and, as an ambassador for the Noah’s Ark Charity, she is donating profits to help raise money for The Children’s Hospital for Wales. Her next book for children ‘The Sea House’ will be published next year.

Stunning television presenter Mai Davies has had an impressive career in television to-date. She was, for several years, the reader of the daily Sky Television news. Mai has also presented many other television programmes, including the weekly chat show/discussion programme 'On the Edge' featuring high profile celebrities and prominent figures; 'Wales This Week', the award winning weekly investigative current affairs programme; 'First Past The Post', a 'Pop Idol' type competition to find an 'alternative politician'; 'Sharp End Debates' studio debates during Assembly and General Elections as 'Question Time'; 'Sharp End', an issue based political discussion programme and 'Wales Decides', live Assembly Election results.

 

Mark Llewelyn Evans is a world renowned baritone. Whatever your occasion, Mark is perfect with his witty opera tales and insightful anecdotes of what really happens backstage! An evening with Mark will take you on an emotional journey, making you laugh, cry and leaving you breathless with his heartfelt renditions of traditional classics like Myfanwy & Some Enchanted Evening.

 

Masquerade

Masquerade is the ultimate entertainment from some of the world's top performers.

 

From the very start of your function, our Masquerade Maestros may appear as mere waiters, guests, kitchen staff or photographers. Blending seamlessly into the crowd, your guests are blissfully unaware of the glorious surprise that awaits - and when they suddenly and unexpectedly burst into song, the sheer scale and range of vocal and performing talent is immediately apparent. The shock-value delight comes as standard!

Masquerade Maestros are professional, contemporary and current stars of International Opera and the West End and will be close enough to touch! Performing amongst you and your guests, they will bring vibrancy to your event and truly give you an evening to remember.

Masquerade is much more than mere music. It's surprise, shock and an absolute spectacle. But don't just take our word for it - experience it for yourself. Make your function extraordinary with Masquerade - your front row seats for first class entertainment.

Matthew covers all angles of health in the West. From research helping to save lives, to the politics affecting the cleanliness of your GP surgery, plus the delay you face getting an appointment. He started with the BBC at Radio Norfolk in 1988.

His career took him via Radio Leicester to Slough, where he set up a district office for Radio Berkshire.

He was broadcast journalist for two years at BBC Spotlight in Plymouth and in 1995, became the Health Correspondent for the West of England.

"Max Boyce is the personification of Wales and what it means to be Welsh. His passion-fuelled lyrics, as relevant as they are witty, are the anthem of our nation."  Gareth Evans, Columnist, Western Mail

Having celebrated his landmark 70th birthday Max Boyce, the man from Glynneath, is as popular as ever, selling out at recent tours. Max's humour and music have both diversity and breadth and his popularity extends far and wide. Max Boyce filled the Sydney Opera House in 2003.

Beyond Bublé – The Ultimate Michael Bublé Tribute Act

If you are looking for a first class Michael Bublé Tribute Act that will leave your guests enthralled  then you need look no further than James Williams' and his 'Beyond Bublé' Tribute ActJames Williams' has built an outstanding reputation for his performances in the style of Michael Bublé and his performance embodies the very essence of the cool Michael Bublé himself.

Michelle Mone grew up in the East End of Glasgow. Entrepreneurial Spirit was prevalent from an early age and whilst her friends had posters of Duran Duran on their wall, she had Richard Branson. When Michelle's father was struck down with an illness that left him confined to a wheelchair, in order to support her Mum & Dad, Michelle left school at age 15 with no qualifications to find full time employment.

Multi-talented Mike Doyle excels at everything he does. His television performances always command top viewing figures and he is one of Wales' favourite radio presenters.

Mike is a West End singer and award winning comic who leaves his audiences spellbound after his many appearances all over the world. He rarely leaves the stage without a standing ovation. Mike won the 'Stage Comedy Newcomer of the Year' at the British Comedy Awards in 1990 and he has been thrilling audiences worldwide with his brilliant performances ever since.

Nicola Beckford is a familiar face to Breakfast TV viewers in the West Country, having presented the news on BBC One for Points West.

A versatile BBC presenter and journalist, Nicola has a warm and confident style with many years experience in broadcasting.

Only Men Aloud! rocketed to stardom following their success on the BBC's television contest Last Choir Standing.

Within hours of being named The Nation's Favourite Choir they signed a five-album deal with Universal Music. Their first release sold over a quarter of a million copies and achieved gold status within a week.

Their second album, Band of Brothers, went straight to number one in the UK Classical Charts and won Album of the Year at the Classical Brits. It features new interpretations of modern classics such as Queen's 'Somebody to Love' and Welsh traditional anthems including 'Land of Our Fathers' and 'Blaenwern'.

As a sporting legend and highly regarded football speaker throughout the sporting world, Peter Shilton is one of the best goalkeepers to ever play for England.

Peter's experience of peak performance at the highest levels of sport translates well to corporate environments as a sports speaker. Creating an exciting new career path as an experienced after dinner speaker and keynote speaker for both corporate and sporting audiences alike, Peter has the ability to give insight into some of football's most crucial and famous matches while interacting with his audiences with humour and charm.

Phil Bennett: Llanelli RFC. Wales. British Lions & Barbarians

When asked to describe Phil Bennett, one rugby author wrote: "There is a word in Spanish which is used when other superlatives are deemed inadequate - 'Duendne'. It has no equivalent in English or Welsh but it accurately describes that doyen of Welsh Rugby, Phil BennettPhil was a rugby player whose talents defy definition; a mercurial mix of the impressive, the unexpected and dare I say, the superhuman!"

Playing for Llanelli over 400 times Phil Davies is one of the most successful Welsh Rugby players of his generation. Over the course of his career, Phil played for Wales 46 times and captained his country in 1989. Throughout an impressive playing career, Phil, collected many awards and accolades for both his illustrious side and indeed himself.

Following a highly successful playing career, Phil moved into coaching and managing within the professional game and has been equally as impressive both as a Coach and as Director of Rugby.

Away from his rugby duties Phil is a regular after-dinner and motivational speaker at both sporting and corporate events.

 

Broadcaster and former schoolteacher Phil Steele is one of Wales' most popular after dinner speakers. His strong sporting background as a former top class welsh rugby player with Newport RFC in the 1980's together with his role as a mirthful radio presenter and sports commentator for BBC Wales radio and television have enabled him to develop a wide variety of material.

Described by The Times as both “the world’s most enthusiastic man” and “an expert on everything from pop music to astrophysics”, by the Daily Mail as someone whose “wit and enthusiasm can enliven the dullest of topics”, and by the Daily Telegraph as “dauntless”, Quentin Cooper hosts a diverse range of events in Britain and beyond as well as appearing regularly on radio, TV and in print. Quentin's probably best known for presenting the UK's most listened to science programme, The Material World on BBC Radio 4’s - “the most accessible, funny and conversational science programme on radio” according to The Radio Times, “excellent...a splendid listen” according to Nature.

Rachael wanted to leave College at 16. She had no idea what she wanted to do but fate intervened when, one day, their domestic cleaner did not turn up and Rachael offered to do the cleaning for her mother. She found that she enjoyed it and started cleaning for friends and neighbours. There seemed to be a good deal of interest in the service she offered so she invested just £20 to have flyers printed and distributed them around the houses in her locality. The response was better than Rachael anticipated and she was inundated with enquiries so decided to rope in some carefully chosen staff to help.

 

Rebecca John is a popular and experienced reporter and presenter on the television news programme, BBC Wales Today.  Rebecca has a passion for languages and studied French and German at Cambridge University. She has also learnt Welsh and has appeared on the S4C programme, Welsh in a Week. Rebecca's love of language and attention to detail have earned her the title of Wales Today's unofficial 'grammar tsar'.

 

Rhydian Roberts stormed into the national consciousness with his show-stopping performances on the fourth series of The X Factor. His powerful baritone voice, striking good looks and thrilling stage presence made him an instant hit with the judges and television audience, whose votes ensured his place in the final.

The show launched his career, with a recording contract, his first album and numerous live appearances, followed by a nationwide tour. But the self-confident Rhydian took it all in his stride, not least because singing was once his second love - after sport.

Born in Swansea, Roby Brydon can frequently bee seen on our screens as Uncle Bryn in the hugely popular comedy Gavin & Stacey. Originally a Radio Wales DJ, he first captured viewers' imagination as Keith, the eternally optimistic chauffeur with his bittersweet, painfully comic tales in Marion and Geoff.

 

This led to The Keith Barret Show, in which the host cheerfully delved into and often ripped apart his guests' relationships. Since then he has starred in the sitcom SuperNova, played Roman Devere in Little Britain and fronted the panel show parody Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive.

Rob Brydon has many other credits to his name including I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books, and Cruise of the Gods, and the feature films 24 Hour Party People and Tristram Shandy: a Cock and Bull Story (which indirectly lead to his cult BBC2 hit with Steve Coogan, The Trip). He also pops up regularly on Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and QI.

Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, runs a research programme in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, on improvements in transgenic technology in animal models, with a long-term aim of improving human transplantation. Professor Lord Winston has around 300 scientific publications in peer-review journals on reproduction and embryology. Robert Winston is also Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the Royal College of Music and was voted “Peer of the Year” by his fellow Parliamentarians in June 2008.  He is a member of the Council of the University of Surrey.

There is no end to talents of the award-winning comedian Rod Woodward.  Starting as an audience warm up man for HTV Wales Rod Woodward has since gone on to perform with some of the biggest names on the circuit such as Patrick McGuinness and Russell Brand.

The winner of some very prestigious comedian awards Rod has attracted the praise of some of the business' most respected names and critics.

Rory Cellan-Jones has been a reporter for the BBC for more than two decades, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.

Rory's on-screen career began as reporter for 'Wales Today' in Cardiff, from where he moved to London as a reporter on 'Breakfast Time'.  Rory quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC's output from the 'Money Programme' to 'Newsnight', from the 'Today' programme to the 'Ten O Clock News'. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.

  

Rory has hosted many 'high profile' events throughout the UK and is always extremely well received.  Rory is also much in demand as an after dinner speaker.

 

Roy Noble OBE is a former Head Teacher. His move to broadcasting was gradual and part-time at first but Roy is now one of the best loved and most listened to broadcasters in Wales. His unique brand of humour, easy-going personality and power of verbal communication has made his daily BBC Radio Wales programme one of the most popular in Wales for which he received a Sony Award in 1999. Roy has also had a highly successful career in television - Network BBC and S4C - working both in the medium of Welsh and English. He has been presenter on a diet series with Barbara Dickson and a three times a week magazine programme. A most entertaining speaker who injects clever, subtle humour into his presentation

Ruth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education, with just 3 GCSE's, to join a YTS in the Civil Service. Her first big break was when she got a job working as a processor for a local financial services Company.

Ruth quickly excelled, was promoted 4 times in just 18 months, and was awarded with four company awards for performance, including the fantastic accolade of National Employee of the year for GE Capital, receiving an all expenses cruise around Europe.

Ruth then doubled her earning potential by working for a national company based in Bury, selling loans and mortgages face to face in the home environment.

Ruth Madoc is best known for her wonderful portrayal of Gladys Pugh in the classic comedy series 'Hi-De-Hi!' for which received a BAFTA nomination.

A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has covered every aspect of the theatrical and entertainment industry, making her one of the country's most sought after leading ladies.

Sandi had six years schooling at Mamoroneck High School, New York and later attained a First Class honours degree in Archaeology and Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge. At Cambridge she was awarded the Theresa Montefiore Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement.   She appeared in a variety of Footlights shows and was the director, writer and performer of the first all female Cambridge Revue.

Sara Edwards is one of Wales' best known and much loved television presenters who was the main news anchor for BBC Wales television for many years.  Sara was born in Wales but grew up and was educated in London where she studied her BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History. Sara Edwards commenced her broadcasting career with Capital Radio in London where she co-wrote a drama documentary series on the history of London. The success of this led to County Sound in Guildford, where she presented a late night music show five nights a week. The offer of her own show followed with lots of music, chat and live phone-ins. Sara also produced and presented a 'Down Your Way' type programme which was a huge hit with the listeners of Surrey and Hampshire and the 'Sara Show' ended up being extended to three hours by the independent radio authority ILR.

Sarah Dickins is one of the most established and experienced Presenters in Wales. For twenty years she has worked for the BBC presenting live network programmes on BBC 1 and 2 as well as a wide range of television and radio programmes for BBC Wales. She was the first Industrial Correspondent on British tv. She produces a variety of documentaries for her own independent production company. Sarah started out in journalism at Gwent Broadcasting just as the 1984 Miners Strike began. She was the radio stations sole reporter on the year long strike. She gained a huge amount of experience and won the trust of all sides of the dispute, leading politicians and communities. That trust then enabled her to break a host of exclusive stories across the UK.  She is co-owner of an organic sheep farm which supplies top restaurants all over the UK.

Hugely popular and high profile in Wales, Sarra Elgan is one of the most talented, professional and attractive presenters around.

Sarra is currently the pitch-side reporter for Clwb Rygbi on S4C. She is also the presenter for Speedway on Sky Sports, Rugby World Cup and Celtic League Rugby for S4C/BBC. A lover of all sport and music, she was the presenter for Wakestock 2008 shown on both S4C and Channel 4. Most recently Sarra could be seen presenting 100% Rugby, 100% Fitness, Paparazzi and Bandit, a prime-time weekly youth music show plus Ceri Greu which is a children's art programme all for S4C.

Sean Fletcher is a sport presenter on Sky television.  Sean's story is one of seizing opportunities, from when he got his initial break on BBC Wales, to doing the 10 O'Clock News alongside Moira Stewart at short notice because the regular sport presenter was suddenly taken ill.

Sean Holley is a currently a TV Rugby Analyst for BBC Wales Scrum V in studio and outside broadcasts. Sean provides commentary and match analysis In-game and pre/post match. Sean is also host of the 'Rugby Nation' weekly show for Town and Country Broadcasting. He also writes technical coaching articles for several publications. Sean Holley was Head Coach for Ospreys Rugby for nine Seasons – over 250 Games. Sean worked with  British Lions, Six Nations Internationals, All Blacks and Springboks working with the most famous names in Rugby in Wales. Sean has also held several other high profile positions in the world of Rugby and is the Head Coach for Bristol Rugby. He was the longest serving and most successful Welsh Regional Coach in the history of the game.

Sean Holley has a great deal of experience in education, teaching, lecturing and developing a range of further and higher education courses including HND Sports Science.  He is an accomplished after dinner and keynote speaker. He has fascinating stories to tell of his rugby tours and the business side of the game. His effervescent personality also makes him an ideal host for high profile events. He is also a much sought after business speaker widely used by Businesses and Governing Bodies. Sean Holley is also one to surprise his audiences as he will often bring along his guitar and sing a song he has written about the event he is speaking at. An altogether first-class, exciting and exceptionally interesting speaker whatever the genre.



Sian Lloyd was a familiar face on BBC Wales Television for more than ten years, presenting Wales Today and the two hour drive-time radio news programme, Good Evening Wales on BBC Radio Wales.

Sian currently presents BBC Breakfast (BBC One) and is a correspondent for BBC network news based in London.

Sian is highly intelligent and was a lawyer in London and China before training as a journalist. Sian is known as a ‘style icon’.

Sue Perkins began her career as one quarter of double act ‘Mel and Sue’. They first found fame on Channel Four’s daytime show, ‘Light Lunch’, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot with the imaginatively titled, ‘Late Lunch’. Together they jumped and shouted  through countless hours of television, marking the start of a double act that has lasted for seventeen years. Mel and Sue have appeared in five national tours and six Edinburgh festivals, played netball on Room 101, dressed up as Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson for Celebrity Stars in their Eyes and been propositioned, twice, by Michael Bolton.

Established in 2002 by professional musicians, The Cambria String Quartet repertoire has many different styles including classical, opera, musical comedy, folk, jazz and pop music.  They have a wealth of musical eperience and have had the pleasure to work with many artists including Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church and Lesley Garret, to name but a few.

The Lucky 88's are the perfect band for your Event, Wedding or Private Party! Each of the four musicians in the Band are well known in their own right and have played for some of the world’s most well known singers.

Vern Griffiths has been performing for nearly twenty years. As an actor, he has travelled the world performing in everything from Shakespeare to new work.

As a pantomime Dame, he has regularly brought the house down at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, earning great reviews and a legion of tiny, sticky fans!

Vern Griffiths is also the mastermind behind the faux medium Julian D'Angelo South Wales' Leading Psychic Phenom which was developed for the live comedy show that Vern writes and performs with Chris Corcoran and Elis James.

 

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Recording countless century breaks in his career as well as over 190 maximum breaks, Willie was one of the most talented and exciting Snooker players of his era.  Recording countless century breaks in his career as well as over 190 maximum breaks, Willie was one of the most talented and exciting Snooker players of his era.

One of the circuits most desired event personalities, the great Willie Thorne makes numerous personal appearances throughout the year at some of the most prestigious hospitality events.  One of the most desired personalities for media engagements, Willie's consummate professionalism ensures he is in constant demand.

Wynne Evans (Mr Go Compare) is one of the UK's leading tenors, with worldwide fame.  Wynne has performed as a principal with all of the major opera houses and orchestras, including Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and English National Opera.  Wynne Evans was born in Carmarthen, South Wales and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio, London.  Wynne is also a brilliant after-dinner speaker and puts so much into preparing for a speaking engagement that he cannot fail to please his audience.