Since 2019, Claire Murphy has been our talented Office Manager and Personal Assistant to John Hayes. With Claire's help, we have overcome potential disasters - including our premises flooding on the day of our Digital Centre office opening party! Claire's quick-thinking and dedication ensures that Champions' operations run smoothly, while her organisation keeps the office supply cupboard constantly topped-up.
Quick on her feet, her efficiency can be credited to her extensive career as a former dancer.
Following a Diploma in Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama from the Leicester College of Performing Arts, Claire joined The Show Team. As their Casting and Entertainment Executive, she was responsible for the casting of multiple European resorts. In 2014, she founded The Celtic Experience as their Choreographer and Producer, and performed her first show in just three months of the group's establishment.
Remaining in the entertainment industry, she was later an Agency Manager for Boogie Management before moving to Champions. In her previous role, Claire managed portfolios for a wealth of dancers, actors and musical theatre performers. Such an experience honed Claire's management skills, making her perfect for the role of Office Manager at Champions.
Whether she is performing at The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool or assisting the operations of the office, Claire embodies professionalism, talent and efficiency.
What's your favourite campaign that you've worked on? - "Ashley Banjo and Quaker Oats, it was a really creative campaign, my background was as a performer so this was a great campaign for me as its everything I love and know."
Who is your favourite celebrity/speaker? - "Shirley Ballas would be my favourite celebrity speaker, she has had a really long successful and interesting career and tells a fantastic story."
What’s the best thing about working here? - "The best thing about working at Champions Speakers is the energy, it is a vibrant fast paced company where no 2 days are the same. Everyone is really driven and passionate about what they do which gives you a great working environment and is some where you want to come to every day."