British TV presenter and professional woodsman, Ray Mears is best known for his series of TV shows surrounding bushcraft and survival. As an expert in such a niche field, Ray is often booked as a speaker for his unusual take on an after dinner speech. Also a renowned presenter who has worked for both ITV and the BBC, Mears is also a trusted and dynamic events host and conference facilitator.
In 1983 he founded the bushcraft course provider, Woodlore which very quickly gained popularity. The praise that surrounding Mears’ name eventually meant that he was contacted to present the 1994 BBC series Tracks. By 1997, he had begun hosting his well known Ray Mears’ World of Survival which has now split off into various spin-off series including Ray Mears’ Bushcraft and Wild Britain with Ray Mears. With the success of his TV series blowing up, he also released a book series with titles including The Survival Handbook, The Outdoor Survival Handbook and Ray Mears’ World of Survival.
More recently, Ray has become a household name within TV presenting. He has made various appearances on shows including The Graham Norton Show and has also hosted a three-part ITV series named Survival With Ray Mears. He continues to release spin-off shows including Wild River with Ray Mears in 2015, Wild Australia with Ray Mears and Wild France with Ray Mears in 2016 and also Australian Wilderness With Ray Mears in 2017. His most recent book publications such as My Outdoor Life and Out On the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest continue to take the book charts by storm whilst he also spreads his wisdom as an after dinner speaker.