Colin Jackson CBE

World Class Hurdler Turned TV Presenter

British athlete Colin Jackson CBE has lead a prolific and extremely successful career within athletics, specifically across the 60m and 110m hurdles. The proud Welshman announced his arrival on the world stage by claiming Olympic Silver at Seoul in 1988- the catalyst for things to come.

Now an integral part of the BBC‘s Sport coverage, Jackson is equally as prolific within his post-athletics career as an Olympic Speaker and after dinner speaker at events and occasions.

Jackson was undefeated at the European Championships between 1990 and 2002 for the 110m competition and the European Indoor Championships between 1989 and 1994 over 60m.

Two commonwealth titles in Auckland and Victoria in 1990 and 1994, two World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993 and Seville, 1999 and a World Indoor Championship at Maebashi in 1999 have confirmed Jackson’s status as one of the best hurdlers of all time. Setting the World Record in 1993 of 12.91 seconds, Jackson’s success on the track has transferred to his success off of it, notably as a presenting stalwart and after dinner speaker and sports speaker.

A respected sports speaker Colin Jackson is one of the most recognisable faces on the BBC, helping specifically commentate on athletics and the Olympics. One of the anchors of the London 2012 games, Jackson has increased his proficiency as an Olympic Speaker through these experiences. A successful stint on the popular television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, helped cement his popularity with the British public.

Retiring from International competition after the 2003 World Indoor Championships, Colin Jackson has turned his attentions to media, charitable and speaking duties;  a respected Olympic speaker, his attendance as an after dinner speaker at events provides attendees with the opportunity to meet and understand more from such a prolific and impressive athlete and gentleman.

A true role model for any aspiring athlete or sports performer, Colin Jackson is an exceptional individual who’ll add a dimension and depth to any event.

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“The delivery and content of his presentation was excellent.  I have rarely, if ever, met anyone who is so generous with his time with every single person he meets. He has that rare ability to make each one feel so special.  Nothing is too much for Colin; his rapport with both children and adults is obvious from the moment he arrives”
Herts Youth Games Association

“I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday.  Colin was fantastic and I really appreciate him arriving on time, being fully briefed and ready to go. We had some really positive feedback on his speech from students, guests, tutors and our VIPs so please pass on our thanks”.
Manchester College

“The event went really well, Colin was amazing,really interesting, entertaining and funny and such a nice guy from the very moment he arrived.” – Tina PaisleyThe Exeter Foundation

“Colin Jackson was the perfect addition to our business event. He was extremely engaging, lovely to talk to and interacted with all our delegates following his keynote. Would highly recommend him as a speaker for any event!” – Helen BradyEvent Manager, Events Northern

“Please can you pass back to Colin huge thanks for speaking at and essentially hosting our event.  He was fantastic and couldn’t have been nicer – he spoke to and had photos with hordes of people after the event.  He’s definitely a world champion speaker as well as a world champion athlete.  His talk and Q&A session were absolutely gripping, fit the brief perfectly and left everyone feeling really inspired to reach for the things that really matter to us, turn mistakes and obstacles into stepping stones and put our whole selves into whatever we are trying to achieve.  I found myself wishing I had means of taking notes!  We’re all still buzzing.” – Sophie, Dentons