Every four years the Olympic Games throws up new sporting heroes with brilliant stories to inspire delegates at all types of conferences. We work with some of the UK`s finest Olympians for both keynote speeches or after dinner entertainment.
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Nicola Adams OBE is a recently retired double Olympic Gold Medallist, WBO World Champion and is officially Great Britain’s most successful female boxer of all time.
Nicola Adams OBE
Ade Adepitan is a paralympian basketball player, television sports commentator and actor. He contracted polio as a young child and is now a champion of disability sports. A fine role model.
After winning double gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she famously received a pair of Jimmy Choos from the mayor of Mansfield. She won bronze medals in the women's 400m and 800m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics. Rebecca announced her retirement from competitive swimming in 2013, aged 23.
Olympic gold medal winner, Ben Ainslie is the most successful competitive British sailor in history.He gained this title through being one of only three athletes to win medals in sailing at five different Olympic Games.
Former Athlete and renowned motivational speaker. Kriss is a 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion.
Chemmy is a 4 x Winter Olympian, 7 x British National Overall Champion and the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup. She has 44 gold medals!
One of Britain's most consistent and popular athletes Steve is firmly established as one of the all time greats of javelin. He is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympics,Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney. He has recently created a speech specifically aimed at getting teams to adapt and thrive under the changes brought about by COVID lockdowns.
Steve Backley, OBE
Jamie Baulch -Multi Award winning British sprint athlete who has represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games.
Former athlete turned commentator and popular motivational speaker. Roger's most memorable victory was as part of the 4 X 400m relay team in the Tokyo World championships – for the first time ever, they reversed the order of the runners (instead of slowest first, they went for the fastest) and succeeded in beating the Americans who were completely thrown by it!
Chris is a former English racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and broke the world hour record three times as well as wearing the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France. Possibly best remembered for his revolutionary bike designs.
Co host of The Last Leg with Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe. Alex is a sports journalist by trade who burst onto TV when he successfully auditioned for Channel 4 in their search for disabled talent to present the London 2012 Paralympics. Other appearances have included 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Steve is an award-winning TV presenter, public speaker, wheelchair rugby player and coach. Having competed in the Paralympics, he is a regular presenter on Countryfile.
An accomplished professional athlete and motivational and inspirational speaker. Daniel has won World, European and Commonwealth titles as well as having competed in 2 Olympics.
Unquestionably one of Britainâ€™s most successful and well known male sprinters who also had a career in football, spending two successful seasons with Newport FC and Weymouth FC. Currently presents Gamechangers on Sky.
Founded the low cost airline Go for British Airways (it was successfully sold to EasyJet, and coincided with the rapid rise of online bookings). Currently, she is working on developing new business ventures - both start-ups and existing companies in the travel and leisure sectors.
Led and delivered the London 2012 Olympics, perfectly demonstrating his sporting, political and business skills. He is now at the IOC where he is undertaking a huge turnaround programme, again drawing on his many diplomatic skills which has seen him go from Olympic Gold Medallist to successful businessman, politician and now sports administrator.
As a member of the legendary coxless fours alongside Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave, James is a Double Olympic Champion and World Record holder. One of Britain's true sporting heroes he is a popular motivational speaker who has gone on to tackle numerous feats and fought back from serious brain injury.
James Cracknell OBE
British middle distance runner from the Coe Ovett era who is now a commentator on BBC Sport and popular motivational speaker. Very good at relating sporting success to commercial success, and in particular developing teams working towards a shared goal. For my money, one of the best value Olympic speakers.
Danny Crates is a Paralympic gold medallist, World champion, European champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder. He lost an arm in an accident when he was 21. An inspiring speaker and a top motivator.
Paraplegic adventurer and athlete who has pursued an ambitious programme of challenges with remarkable determination and won silver in the 2012 Paralympic Games. Karen is an extraordinary human being and is a highly sought after motivational speaker.
Former World, Commonwealth and Olympic swimmer, Sharron is now a popular commentator and sports journalist across the media.
Renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, his presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational, making uncomfortable listening for anyone prepared to accept second best. Most memorably he made one small change at the '92 World Championships, reversing the order of the relay team (Akabusi, Black et al) to astonishing results.
Jonathan Edwards' extraordinary achievements on the track have earned him a place in history as one of the World's greatest and most loved athletes. Since retiring he was instrumental in the London 2012 bid and is a BBC commentator. He talks about the business of 2012.
Infamous British ski jumper who took part in the Winter Olympics against all odds, the worse he performed, the more the public loved him! His story was made into a film. Really lovely speaker who charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds. Spoke at our Speaker Taster Session in Dec ’20 to great acclaim. He charms the audience with his story of achieving against the odds.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards
Badminton player who has achieved international success at the very top of the game. World Champion, No. 1 in the world rankings at mixed doubles, European, Commonwealth and All England Champion and Olympic silver medallist in Athens 2004.
Jessica Ennis-Hill was the Golden girl of the London 2012 Olympics. She took the gold in the multi-discipline heptathlon to the delight of the nation
Former Olympic and international swimming star, Mark has developed a career as TV presenter, model, and motivational and after dinner speaker. He is passionate about inspiring people, especially children, to be active and 'reach for the stars'.
Equestrian. An all time great who won his 50th international 3-day event in 2012. He has represented GB for 17 years and was the first British rider to reach world rankings. Has Olympic team silver at Athens and London 2012.
Former top athlete and four time Olympian, Donna holds the rare distinction of representing Great Britain at four successive Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008). She now focuses on motivational and inspirational presentations to companies, schools and universities. Olympian – Keynote Speaker – Strategist!
Donna Fraser OBE
From promising young footballer to world class sprinter, Adam ran in the 2012 Olympics, making the semi finals in the 100m. He also competed in the 200m in the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. He took the Silver medal in the 100m sprint at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Gold in the 200m at the European Athletics Championships.
Serial businessman and entrepreneur PY Gerbeau is credited with the success of 9 turnarounds including Disney Land Paris. PY Gerbeau is now a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Rescue at London Business School and Imperial College. Brilliant speaker on leadership and teamwork.
Double Olympic medallist and former World, European and Commonwealth swimming champion. Nick is also a sports commentator and broadcaster as well as having his own sports communications and development business.
Nick Gillingham MBE
The twin misfortunes of losing his hair when he was 10 years old and being dyslexic spurred Duncan on to win Olympic Gold for the 100m Breaststroke in Moscow.
Britain's most successful female rower. With Olympic gold in 2012 she has medalled in four consecutive Olympic games.
Katherine Grainger DBE
At the London 2012 Olympic Games Alex raced in the men's four and won gold. The crew led from the start in a magnificent final. Alex has also twice won gold in the rowing World Championships.
Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete ever! She is now an active member of the Upper House who campaigns on accessibility issues. Very popular speaker, and lovely lady.
Tanni Grey Thompson
Sally has a special place in the nation's hearts as one of Britain's most popular female sportspeople. She is the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently - Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth - and yet had to fight back from numerous injury setbacks. Does a lot of consultancy work with clients, setting up programmes to get their staff more engaged in physical activity and health.
It was during the boxing super heavyweight finals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney that the nation stayed up until the early hours of the morning to watch Audley Harrison punch his way to a remarkable gold medal victory, becoming the first British heavyweight in 32 years to top the boxing podium.
London 2012 Olympian and the reigning Commonwealth Heptathlon Champion. A sportswoman, health and fitness expert, model, personal trainer, presenter, young entrepreneur, and radio and TV personality. She is naturally outgoing, full of energy, passionate and charismatic.
Anna Hemmings was 6 times World Kayak Champion and is a truly motivating speaker. Anna fought back from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) to regain her European and World titles. Drawing on her own experiences, she inspires her audience and shows how you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Olympic and World Champion gold medallist cox, Garry is the BBC's chief rowing correspondent. His role as cox in a rowing team is all about providing the leadership and focus around which the individual rowers come together as a team working in unison. Garry has carried over his success into other areas of his life and is a speaker not defined by his sports past but his future based on the setting of new challenges!
Kelly Holmes victory in the Athens 800 and 1500 metres Olympic finals proved one thing that her fans always knew: she's one of the most talented middle distance runners Great Britain has ever had. Since retiring she was a tireless supporter of London 2012, and is a popular motivational speaker.
The hero of London 2012 Olympics, and master of track cycling, Sir Chris Hoy surpassed Sir Steve Redgrave as Britain's most successful Olympian after adding keirin gold to his team sprint success, giving him a total of six Olympic golds and a silver.
Silver medallist at the London 2012 Olympics in a dramatic lightweight double sculls finals with Zac Purchase, when Denmark just pipped them to gold.
In spite of retiring in 2003, Colin Jackson still holds the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles, He held the outdoor 110m hurdles (12.91 seconds set in the final of the 1993 World Championships) until it was finally bettered by Liu Xiang in 2006.
Tom James - Double Olympic Gold Medallist rower 2012 & 2008 in the coxless four
Tom James MBE
Four times Olympic Gold Medallist and 200/400m sprinting legend, Michael Johnson is the best 200m/400m sprinter in the history of track and field. Now a leading corporate motivational speaker.
Olympic gold heptathlete, presenter, broadcaster, and President of Commonwealth Games England.
Denise Lewis OBE
The first Mayor of London until he was defeated by Boris Johnson, Ken's biggest challenge was to tackle the capital's aging transport infrastructure and introduced bendy buses, Oyster cards and the congestion charge. A champion of the environment, he is now a regular radio presenter on LBC, covering just about everything.
Took part in the closing ceremony of the London Paralympics, flag bearing for Help for Heroes. Rory is a South African born former Army medic who lost a leg in Iraq. Following 2 years rehabilitation he has taken up ski-ing and rowed the Atlantic for charity with a team of Amputees. Truly inspirational with a wicked sense of humour!
Linda really understands customer service and has the track record to prove it with extremely successful spells at Virgin Atlantic and as head of the Event Services at the London Olympics
Former middle distance runner from the Coe/Ovett era. David was chief executive of UK Athletics for 10 years (1997-2007) taking the organisation from the edge of bankruptcy to one of the best funded sports bodies in the world by strong leadership, clearly defined objectives, and the development of excellent teamwork. He is a popular speaker at corporate events.
David Moorcroft MBE
British women's bobsleigher and sprinter. She competed in the 2-women bobsleigh event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea along with Mica McNeill. She also competed for Wales in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Retired in 1992 from a career unparalleled in British swimming, with 12 years at international level highlighted by an Olympic title, several world records and almost a clean sweep of British breaststroke records. Now a highly sought-after motivational speaker and TV sports broadcaster, he is also patron of the SPARKS charity and fellow of the RSA.
Olympic medallist, PhD in Genetic Engineering, a science teacher, inspirational speaker and leadership development consultant. She uses her sporting and science background to deliver entertaining talks and workshops on nutrition and exercise.
Three-time Winter Olympian and Sochi Winter Olympic 2014 curling silver medallist.
Was Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture for the London Olympics 2012. He turned volunteers into Gamesmakers and coined the phrase 'Inspiring a Generation'. His fascinating presentations draw lessons from his Olympic experiences.
Jonnie Peacock went from an unknown to a household name, holding a pair of 100m Paralympic titles and starring in the Netflix documentary 'Rising Phoenix' released on August 2020.
Olympic Gold Medallist cyclist, she announced her retirement from competitive track cycling after the London 2012 Olympics and took part in Strictly Come Dancing shortly afterwards.
Victoria Pendleton CBE
Four times Olympic gold rower. Now a popular motivational speaker and sports commentator.
Matthew Pinsent CBE
The current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, two-time New York Marathon champion, and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon.
Steven Redgrave has proved himself one of the greatest athletes Britain has ever produced. He won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, the last three in the coxless fours with Sir Matthew Pinsent. He won Gold Medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, the last three in the coxless fours with Sir Matthew Pinsent.
Member of the legendary 4 X 400m relay team which beat the Americans in Tokyo at the World Championships, alongside Kriss Akabusi and Roger Black.
400m athlete who is a regular on A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over. A powerful speaker.
One of the most experienced members of the GB women’s hockey team that won gold at the Rio Olympics. She and Kate Richardson-Walsh also made history as the first same sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team.
Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey and 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist. In winning gold Kate also made history (with Helen Richardson-Walsh) as one half of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing in the same team.
The greatest male paralympian whose medal tally equals Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Sarah Storey. Diagnosed with celebral palsy, he swam as part of his therapy. He has represented Wales and GB and has won multiple golds at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Paralympics.
David Roberts CBE
As a Paralympic silver medallist and former World and European Judo Champion, Ian Rose is highly self-motivated. Both in his sporting and vocational careers, he shows incredible willpower to reach for goals and achieve winning performance, traits he shares with his audience to motivate and inspire them onto ever greater achievements.
Multiple gold medal winning track cyclist and part of the GB Cycling Team. She speaks passionately about her career and overcoming setbacks, both personal and in her sport.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE
Greg Rutherford is a former Olympic Gold Medallist, World and European Athletics Champion.now forging a successful career on television.
Olympic and Commonwealth Gold medallist for javelin. since retiring Tessa has had a successful career in sports administration and is a regular broadcaster. She is also a very popular motivational speaker.
Olympic gold medallist rower in the coxed pairs in 1992 and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the men's 8.
Paralympic swimmer who won the heart of the nation during the 2012 Games.
Artistic gymnast who was a prominent member of the Great Britain gymnastics team at the London 2012 Olympics. He won Silver in the men's pommel horse and the GB team won Bronze in the all round team event - the first team medal in gymnastics for Britain in 100 years.
Four times Olympian and Team GB’s most successful ever taekwondo athlete. At the London 2012 Olympics she read the athletes oath. Twice world champion and she won the world title for the second time in the year she sadly lost both her mum and dad to cancer. An excellent inspirational and motivational speaker. Now taekwondo head coach for Team GB.
Sarah Stevenson MBE
Paralympic cyclist who won gold and bronze at London 2012. His cerebral palsy disability hasn't stopped him from achieving success on the track and in his personal life. An inspirational character who talks about the challenges he has had to overcome.
David Stone MBE
Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most decorated Paralympian having recently added to the 11 golds, 8 silver and 3 bronze she had already accumulated over 5 Paralympic Games. Tokyo was her 6th Paralympics, after nearly 30 years! This includes 4 Golds at the London 2012 Games. Her achievement is all the more remarkable by the fact she has won the medals in two different sports - swimming and cycling.
One of British cycling's biggest names, Peking Olympic Champion 2008 in the Team Pursuit Geraint successfully defended his title at the London 2012 Olympics.
Daley Thompson claims more decathlon honours than anybody before or after him. He was the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record. He was unbeaten in competition for 9 years.
An enduring image from the the London 2012 Paralympics was the spectacular arrival of the Paralympic flame via zip wire, carried by disabled Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend. Joe lost both legs in Afghanistan when an IED exploded yet takes part in Iron Man competitions now! His story of courage is truly inspirational.
As Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast, Beth’s impressive achievements include being an Olympic Bronze Medalist, a triple World Champion, a six-time European Champion, a Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion. A great motivational speaker.
Head Coach of UK Athletics who has transformed it, making sweeping changes which have made a dramatic impact on performance. His mission is to take the UK team to its most successful Olympics ever.
Charles Van Commenee
Channel 4 and BBC Sport broadcaster with more than 15 years experience in TV. He has memorably commentated on snooker, the 2012 Paralympics and 2016 Rio Olympics.
International rower for GB and Olympic champion. She won gold in the women's double scull with Katherine Grainger at the London 2012 Olympics. A confident, well-spoken and multi-talented individual who is an accustomed public speaker.
Won 4 Gold Medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the 5000m and 1500m and is considered by many to be one of the best wheelchair athletes in the world. He won 4 medals (including 2 Gold medals) at the 2008 Paralympic Games, which was his third Games, and previous won Silver at the Athens Games in 2004.
David Weir CBE
One of the greatest heroes of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Bradley has won seven Olympic medals, including four Golds. He was also the first British winner of the Tour de France in its 109-year history.
Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE
As a consequence of having cancer as a teenager he had his leg amputated but despite this he has competed in European, World and Paralympic Championships. As a keynote speaker Marc is known for his inspiring story, 'Path To Gold', which is delivered in a self deprecating, humorous and moving manner Marc has presented to companies all over the world.
Sir Clive Woodward OBE, former English Rugby Union player and former coach of the England Rugby Union team. He introduced business principles whilst coaching, transforming the traditional practices and making them the winners of the World Cup in 2003. Woodward is a highly sought after speaker on peak performance and team management.
Clive Woodward OBE
Her story is a testament to hard work, courage and determination. Martine lost both legs in the explosion on the London underground on 7/7 in 2005 but considers herself to be a lucky woman. She took part in the London 2012 Paralympics in the Sitting Volleyball and is now a passionate campaigner for the families of the victims of the 7/7 bombing.
Emily is an ambassador for accessible transport and international travel; now Founder and Director of Globe Hopper Guides, an accessible travel guide company which launched this year.