From humble beginnings, born from a barn in 2003, Champions has become a leading speaker bureau of over 100 experts led by two generations of the Hayes family. We have continued to hold on to our early belief that innovation, positive client relations and hard work form the foundation of success. In short, our family values drive us to provide the best services for clients, and nurture greatness in our employees.
Working with a wide range of charities, including Cure Leukaemia and Giving Africa, we at Champions believe that it is our responsibility to give back to our community. As a Patron of Rainbows Children's Hospice, we have raised over £2,000,000.00 million in support of children in need.
Over the years we as a brand have been honoured with a multitude of prestigious accolades, recognising our success. We are extremely proud of all of our achievements that reflect the exceptional level of service we provide to clients. It is our award-winning culture that sets us apart.
A Big Family
Born in a barn in Costock in 2003, our team of two has become 100+ agents and support staff embodying the Champions culture. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients, and no matter whether you're new to Champions or have worked with us before, we're keen to welcome you with open arms.
"Champions have been the largest, and longest standing, supporters of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People for well over a decade. In this time, they have raised more than £1.5m to fund our work and in the process putting on countless events, securing hundreds of media and press articles to promote the hospice and introducing us to many more supporters.
"Champions are a family business, in every sense possible. Founded by dad and CEO John, the Hayes family are the most talented and hard working group of people you could hope to meet. Their ethos of doing business the right way can go some way to explain why they’ve dedicated themselves to raising money for Rainbows. However, it’s the thought of supporting other families, families who are faced with the unbelievable prospect of losing a child to a terminal illness that spurs them on. John himself has suffered the pain of losing his sister Jane to a life-limiting illness and he experienced the strain this put on his parents and their relationship with him and others in the family. By supporting Rainbows, John knows that he is directly helping other families faced with a similar situation will get the care they need, when they need it.
"Each year, Champions create a programme of high profile events that are either in aid of Rainbows or that include some fundraising elements on behalf of the charity. In recent years these have included an annual gala ball at the Dorchester, cricket and rugby dinners, countless awards evenings and numerous golf events. In 2017, Champions surpassed their previous fundraising targets and raised over £230,000 in a single calendar year.
"I have worked for charities for over 18 years and in that time I’ve managed some of the biggest partnerships – including the Tesco Charity of the Year, Morrisons and Microsoft to name a few. However, none of these bigger organisations are able to touch Champions in terms of the commitment the entire business makes to raising money in support of Rainbows or the other charities that benefit from their help. I’m sure it’s a cliché to say Champions by name, champions by nature – but this really is the case for the Hayes family, their colleagues, friends and associates."
- Andrew Ball, Director of Support Relations, Rainbows Hospice For Children & Young People
- Competitive salary
- Great team and business ethos
- Professional support and training for personal development
- Budget for books, software and tools
- Monthly massages
- Top Apple equipment
- Leicester Tigers, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, O2 and Wembley tickets and hospitality
- Contributory pension scheme
- On-site gym and Weekly Pilates classes
- Yearly office outings and organised work socials
- Weekly FOC boot camp sessions
- Birthday bottle of bubbly
- Free office fruit and an opportunity to meet with an in-house nutritionist monthly
- Weekly cake club
- Yearly Christmas party - all expenses paid for
- Opportunity to work with top-tier celebrities and talent
- Above & Beyond bonus scheme
- £500 sick bonus