Nigel Owens

LGBT Advocate & Current World Record Holder For The Most Test Matches Refereed

Half Time: The Autobiography

Half Time: The Autobiography

Derek And Nigel: Two Heads, One Tale

Derek And Nigel: Two Heads, One Tale

Nigel Owens: The Final Whistle: The long-awaited sequel to his bestselling autobiography!

Nigel Owens: The Final Whistle: The long-awaited sequel to his bestselling autobiography!

How to hire Nigel Owens

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Nigel Owens 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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Feedback From Virtual Events & Webinars

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigel attended many virtual events, booked as the exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"Nigel Owens was a first class and most genuine gentleman. We were absolutely thrilled that he was able to join us for a call and he was sheer brilliance! The manner in which he spoke and conducted himself was first class. What a true gent. He was open, honest and truly inspirational. We would have him back again to join us. The feedback from the staff following our call was immense and everyone was thrilled. He absolutely has a wonderful brand and is so down to earth." - Eleri, Executive PA, Principality

"I just wanted to extend my thanks to Nigel for his talk; we had a great turnout and have already received some very positive feedback about the talk. It was very powerful and engaging and was exactly what we had hoped the talk would be. An example of some of the feedback we've had 'Nigel was very real and I think it was very easy to empathise with him. I think that was the most crucial element - he didn't have a corporate agenda or aim, he was just a real person sharing a real issue. It was brilliant!'. Many thanks" - Victoria, Head of Responsible Business, Berkeley Homes Limited

"It was absolutely brilliant. Loved it! The audience asked loads of questions and the feedback has been so positive" - Jenny, Pursuit Manager, Merkle

"On behalf of all the staff at Gilead, we would like to thank you for such an inspiring webinar today. The messages we have received have been overwhelming. We had just over 200 on the call (some were watching from a large screen in our meeting room). Thank you so much for your time and I wish you all the best in the future" - Donna, HR Business Partner, Gilead

"Yes, in terms of the quality of both speakers, very happy. Nigels speech has gone down well with staff" - Ed, Project Manager, Weston AC

"Please can you extend our thanks to Nigel for today, everyone really enjoyed the session." - Fiona, Merlin Homes

"Wow! Nigel was excellent! Very powerful talking about his experiences we had a lot of nice comments from the delegates, some moved to tears." - Caroline, Admin Officer, Weston College

"I was so impressed that I have asked my Director of Quality to book Nigel for our Academic conference." - Dr. Paul Phillips, Principle & Chief Executive, Weston College

Just wanted to drop a note to say what a fantastic speaker Nigel was yesterday. Unscripted authentic and both our Directors and staff were really inspired yesterday.  He's a great speaker! - Hiral, VOA 

"Great speaker" - Bev, We Are Social

Feedback From In-Person Events

Nigel is also booked as a speaker for a range of in-person events, read his latest feedback below.

"Nigel was great on the evening, very funny and the audience were very engaged with him. He was a perfect fit for the clients event this year." - Lyndsey, Account Manager & Head of Theming Corporate Sales, KDM Events

"Nigel was amazing. Can't express how much the team and the 240 colleagues valued the conversation with him. Some really sensitive topics discussed with a few tears (a lot) in the audience, but it really resonated with a lot of colleagues on the line." - Pfizer

"Nigel was fantastic and has received really positive feedback" - Partners Capital LLP

"Just a quick note to say that Nigel was fantastic on Monday, delivered two powerful talks and was very kind & friendly - gave us more time than he needed to!" - Chris, Head of HR, IMI Truflo Marine

"Nigel was fabulous and everyone said how brilliant he was. He had us all laughing which is just what we needed after the seriousness of the conference." - Therese, Manitou Group

  • 2022 - Published Nigel Owens: The Final Whistle: The long-awaited sequel to his bestselling autobiography
  • 2007 - Stonewall's Gay Sports Personality of the Year
  • 2016 - Appointed MBE for Services to Sport
  • 2015 - Stonewall’s Gay Sports Personality of the Decade
  • 2015 - Received the World Rugby Referee Award
  • 2017 - Made his 150th Professional Refereeing Appearance
  • 2017 - Named on the Leading LGBT Figures Pinc List
  • Host of ‘A Minute to Go’