Danny Crates

Former Paralympic 800m World Record Holder Director of 1404 Performance Ltd & Reporter for the BBC’s show 'Food: Truth or Scare'

Danny Crates official speaker profile picture

Danny Crates official speaker profile picture

How to hire Danny Crates

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Danny Crates for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Danny Crate's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Goal setting (Danny's unique and powerful 5 Pillars of Performance)
  • Incremental gain
  • Continuous improvement
  • Learning and moving on from setbacks and failure.
  • Control the Controllables
  • Performing under pressure
  • Resilience
  • Growth mindset
  • Stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • Building a high-performance team
  • Creating and maintaining a positive mindset
  • Delivering performance when it counts
  • Creating a robust process for performance
  • Creating high-performing teams

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Danny Crates' presentation at our recent leadership conference was exceptional and left a lasting impact on our team. He masterfully weaved in all the key points regarding fostering a culture of continuous improvement, emphasising the importance of marginal gains, and inspiring us with his personal story." - Cox automotive

"It was a great pleasure to work with Danny Crates.  Danny is a powerful & dynamic presenter who leaves a lasting impression.  He inspired the entire team and delivered beyond expected; professional yet relaxed style and also touched people’s hearts. " - Grohe

"The content and messaging was extremely relevant to the sales team in the room and an excellent mixture of sentiment and humour, and everyone learnt a lot around motivating themselves, breaking down big goals into easy to manage milestones." - Johnson & Johnson

"Danny was brilliant and exactly what the conference required (i.e. a speech that had nothing to do with I.T). Even though his speech didn’t mention I.T. ,  it touched on themes of goal setting, improvement and achievement which were extremely relevant." - Ellucian

"I just wanted to say another huge thank you for your contribution to the success of our former partner bash last night – your speech was hugely inspiring and I think you must have spoken to just about every guest by the end of the evening." - Deloitte

"Danny worked with us at several of our events providing motivational speaking and an insight into the mind of a Paralympian.  With Danny’s passion, enthusiasm and great stories it is difficult for an audience not to be captivated." - Coca Cola

"Be Inspired!! Danny was inspirational. Whether talking to children or presenting to adults he had the audience riveted, and we have already received a number of requests from other organisations keen to work with him." - Bob, Medway 2012 Manager

"Danny Crates simultaneously charmed and inspired our audience by sharing with us the seriousness of his tenacity and will to succeed with sparkle and a terrific sense of humour! He is an inspiring and professional speaker and shows great intuition in matching the environment as a speaker. He has a wonderful personality that comes through during his speech and his contact with the audience following the speech. Feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive!" - Atos Origin International BV

"Danny always presents a very positive picture of competing at international level, and captures the audience throughout the presentation with strong messages about participation in sport. He is always well prepared for each event and can be flexible and adaptable if needed. His content and delivery are always excellent and we will be using him again!"  - Braintree District Council

"Danny Crates - great! Worth the whole day. Please find more like this - not education, just pure inspiration - superb!!" - Essex Primary Headteachers Association

"Danny was a reliable, honest interesting and truly inspirational speaker who engaged the audience with humour, while delivering the messages we asked of him. Great person to have at any event we would certainly recommend him to anyone." - The Chelmsford Partnership

"The event went well thank you and Danny was superb.  Had some really nice feedback from parents. He really was perfect for our evening so many thanks to him and yourself for recommending. Look forward to booking someone again next year." - Robert May's School

  • 2022 - Project Lead, LHH Sports Solutions
  • 2017 - Director of 1404 Performance Ltd
  • 2016 - Lead Presenter for Channel 4's coverage of the Rio Paralympic Games
  • 2015 - Quarter Finalist on Celebrity MasterChef
  • 2012 - Lead Presenter for Channel 4's BAFTA award-winning coverage of the London Paralympic Games
  • 2012 - Author of "Danny Boy"
  • 2008 - Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Paralympic Games 
  • 2007 - Gold Medallist, Paralympic World Cup
  • 2006 - Gold Medallist, World Championships
  • 2006 - Gold Medallist, Paralympic World Cup
  • 2005 - Silver Medallist, Paralympic World Cup 
  • 2004 - Gold Medallist, Athens Paralympics
  • 2000 - Bronze Medallist, Sydney Paralympics