We love working with a diverse and exciting array of clientele, from global enterprises, institutions and governments to small businesses and individuals. Take a closer look below to see what some of our previous clients have said about us.
"As one of Britain’s leading leisure airlines and package holiday companies – we run events up and down the country to support our continued growth. We’ve worked with Champions UK on a number of occasions since 2016 - and the team have helped us give our brand events some added celebrity sparkle. We’ve always found Champions UK to be hugely proactive and more than capable of work to extremely tight deadlines. Working with them is a pleasure and nothing seems like too much trouble. We’re looking forward to working with the friendly team at Champions UK for our next star-studded event! – Steve Adamson, Marketing & Brand manager at Jet2.com and Jet2Holidays". Steve Adamson - Marketing Manager at Jet2
They make you feel important- they make you feel like you are the most important client of theirs. Chris Darlington Senior Partner
Champions - you were amazing. And, the responsiveness on very short notice incredible. Having worked with many agencies over the years, I can say from experience, you and Champions are a step above.
Keith Sanders on behalf of Coca-Cola
"I’d also like to thank Champions for their support and thorough communication in supporting Carl’s appointment both pre & post conference. Diolch yn fawr pawb!!”- Gareth @ Ladbrokes
Thank you so much for all the help, it was a pleasure to work with you and your team at Champions – a very professional service! - JP Morgan
We thoroughly enjoy working with Champions and they are extremely reliable
"The team at Champions were a pleasure to work with and have really supported me and the Primark team when working to tight deadlines on securing talent"– Abi Wood, Primark
"Huge thanks again and I would also like to say that I was very impressed by the interaction with yourself Matthew, ensuring that all the details were clear and we were totally set up for success. I will definitely be recommending Mark & Champions to others!"- Nathalie, EE & BT
The Telegraph have used Champions as a speaker and celebrity partner for multiple years. Whether it be product launches or content for upcoming sporting events, we go to Champions first as their portfolio of famous people is incredible and make working with talent easy.
"Champions were a delight to work with. From the initial inquiry all the way through to feedback after the event, they were responsive and on hand for any queries we may have. Lucy was proactive in setting up meetings and ensuring that both Francesca and I had everything we needed for the awards evening. Thank you for creating such a smooth process and I look forward to working with you in the future." - Hannah, Financial Times
"Thanks again for all your professional advice & support- the service / delivery was excellent as ever!"Nigel Winkett, Relationship Director, Barclays
Champions have been a fantastic business partner for Lumbers over the last decade. There is always a great advantage of getting enjoyment from your work – whatever project Champions undertake on behalf of Lumbers creates excitement and enjoyment. Professionalism is a word quite often over used – but from brochure design to event management the complete team of Champions shows true professionalism from start to finish! Dominic Gomersall Managing Director
“Working with Champions was incredibly easy and a great experience. They offer a great range of speakers and Mark was able to offer suggestions based on our event and audience specifications. The whole process from initial contact to the speakers attending the event went very smoothly. Thank you for all of your help!”- Emma. HSBC"Thank you to you and your team for all the help you have given. I know where to come for future speakers."- Harjinder. HSBC
"Champions have a great roster of clients"- Becky, Bank Of America
"Thank you so much for your help with everything, was seamless." – Toni, Hasbro
In saying that, I would highly recommend you and Champions too. All your dealings in the process of this booking have been highly professional and extremely helpful to us as we have sought to make a booking on a fairly restricted budget but you certainly came up trumps for us on this occasion.
As a result I look forward to further contact with you in the future and will, no doubt, be back in touch, particularly in respect of this same event next year.In the meantime, I wish you continued success, and thank you, once again.
Duncan Stansfield, Aviva
"Thanks for your help the event was a great success." - Apple
The whole Champions team put in 100% and were very easy to work with. Here's to many more successful nights!
So impressed with the service we have received at Champions and we will definitely be using Champions for future events. Thank you Serena for all your help, you have been great!- Virgin Holidays
"Thank you and the team so much for your recommendation in regards to Jo and making this happen!! I can highly recommend Champions Speakers"- Hugo Boss
"Many thanks for all your help & patience arranging this, it’s been a pleasure working with you and hopefully that will continue in 2020" - Birdseye
Brilliant service from Champions Speakers - Dealt with Jack for a couple of years now in arranging entertainment for my clients events and they have always been brilliant! Highly recommended service and very charitable also.
Alex Hurst on behalf of Shell
"It was fantastic working with you and we would love to work with Champions UK in the future"
- Zoe Wood, Site Leadership & Engagement Coordinator
"Champions Talent was a great support in providing entertainment for our Intu Midlands region staff awards. Our welcome entertainment, host and ‘surprise act’ were all fantastic and really provided the special difference to our event. All the acts were very professional, well organised and a pleasure to work with, as were the team at Champions that co-ordinated everything. A huge thank you from Intu!" Charlotte Ullathorne - Regional Marketing Manager, Midlands, Intu
I was very pleased with the portfolio of speakers Champions manage and you exceeded all expectations with your response levels
"Let me thank you again for all your great help up to that point, Looking forward to the next steps."
Marwan Benaïssa, Communications Officer, Group Internal Communications, Orange
"What can I say! A fantastic recommendation by you Mark. Exactly what we were looking for." - Jack, American Express
"It was such a pleasure working with Katie from Champion Speakers. With a tight turnaround, she helped pick an engaging and relevant speaker for our team virtual off-site. She was friendly, quick to respond and very professional, we will definitely be working with you again!"- Rav, Business Associate, Snapchat
"It’s been AMAZING working with you, and so pleased that we’ve been doing more business with you recently."
“I am writing on behalf of HMS HERON PT Department to thank you for your professional help and assistance on this occasion. The evening was a great success and one that we hope to repeat again soon. Thanks again for your time and your first class service provided and the Royal Navy hope to utilise your expertise again in the future.” Melanie Haslam - HMS Heron
“To celebrate our Leeds based sports and social club reaching 25 years we organised a ball. As Leeds United won the football league title in the same year we were born we felt it fitting to have our event at Elland Road and to try and acquire one of the winning team to be our special guest for the evening. Champions UK helped us secure Gary McAllister for our event and from beginning to end they could not have been more helpful. They kept in touch every step of the way, from first booking with them in April right through to September when the ball was held. I would highly recommend Champions UK for after dinner speakers. From start to finish everything went smoothly and Serena was wonderful to work with.”
"Our Annual Dinner is now regarded as one of the top cricket functions in Wales with over 200 attending every year. We have been lucky with the quality of our speakers for many years but had never used Champions before.
From start to finish, Champions were just so professional and a pleasure to work with, not at all "stuffy" or aloof. Once Jack had helped us book Hoggy, Charlotte took over - organising our event is hard work but her courteous efficiency & reliability certainly made life much easier our end!"
Simon Lloyd, Mumbles C.C
"Champions provided an amazing service from start to finish. I contacted them asking for a speaker for a specific event and they provided me with a shortlist of potential options that were highly recommended. Champions worked with the limited budget that I had and were open and transparent throughout with any costs that would be incurred.
The planning of our event seemed way too easy as Champions liaised with and arranged timings and the whole set up with our speaker – Gareth Thomas, an inspirational, humble and truly approachable and friendly guy. The feedback on the event was fantastic, Gareth’s event helped our conversation on diversity and inclusion to become even more open. Thank you Champions for your support and advice throughout." - Jennie, Shop Direct
Everyone we use in the organisation has to have high integrity and that trust is absolutely important and Champions have been able to deliver that time and time again Ian Mattioli CEO
I wanted to say a massive big thank you for helping us book Gregg Wallace.
Your service prior to event was fantastic, very helpful and patient indeed, so thank you.
Would definitely work with you again.
“I was so happy with the service we received from Champions UK. The staff were knowledgeable, able to suggest performers who met our requirements, and communication was timely and detailed. Look forward to working with them again in the future.”Danni - University of Leicester
"We really appreciate all of your help on this event and very much look forward to working with you on this one and future events." - Helen Dale, Project Manager, Worldwide Shows Corporation
"Thank You so much, Lewis, what a kind gesture. May I take this opportunity to say what a professional experience it has been working with yourself in arranging our night. You have been most helpful, courteous and informative during the short time it has taken to book our speaker, we will surely be using you again in the future and look forward to this. Once again Thank You, you have been a credit to the company."Emma - The Sun Inn
“Thanks so much for supporting with our speaker for yesterday, I know it was last minute but you were such a great help!” - Gemma, De Montfort University
“Many thanks for all of your help with this booking. Very straight forward - I will definitely use your company again for any speaker requirements.” - Donna
It really is a pleasure working with Cat and the Champions team. She makes the whole process hassle-free, efficient and goes above and beyond with her speedy response times and positive attitude. They are my go-to for any speaker request.
- A&I Group
"I reached out to Champions after seeing the many interesting speakers they had relationships with. I didn’t know exactly who I wanted but after speaking briefly with them, Mark came back with some excellent recommendations to suit our needs. They stayed within budget. I asked for lots of different options and the person that was recommended first by Champions and most highly was the person we ended up going with. They had really understood what we were looking for. Would absolutely use again."– Laura
It has been a pleasure working with both yourself and champions and we have really appreciated your cooperation and help gaining Michel's support with the PR.
"I wanted to thank you Abbee and the Champions team for all your help both in the lead up to the dinner and in keeping us posted on the day when we were fretting about our speaker's arrival. It made all the difference in the world having you administering that side of things for us and I have to say your recommendations were spot on.
I look forward to working with you and Champions again."
Nicola Harrison, Commercial Projects Manager, MTA
“You have been a great help finding the right person, for the right date at our chosen remote venue! The options available and ease of use have made the whole experience a joy from start to finish. I would highly recommend Champions UK as a provider and supplier.” - Russell Hopkins, Manheim
Thank you for your kind help and promptness throughout the booking process. It’s a pleasure to work with you!
Julia - Amadeus
“We couldn’t have been happier with the service that we received from Champions. At short notice, Serena Murphy and Cat Mitchell secured Greg Rutherford MBE for a rowing event with our client, SAS. Greg was an absolute pleasure to deal with and couldn’t have done more, and feedback from staff and athletes at SAS and British Rowing was glowing. Communication from Champions was superb from start to finish and we wouldn’t hesitate to use their services and Greg again for future events. Thank you!” - Tim, rEvolution
“In relation to Champions and in particular your services from the offset I felt that I was able to contact you with the slightest of issues. You have been professional and attentive and responsive to evert request or concern that I have had. You ensured that everything was in place and organised perfectly. I am very happy with the service provided and will without a doubt consider both yourself and Champions as my first point of contact should I ever in the future require an after dinner speaker. Excellent professional service provided, thank you so much.” - Loredana Williams, IWC
"Thank you so much for everything, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you on this event and look forward to the next one!"-Laura Adam, Event Manager
"Thank you for transforming our event and making it dynamic."
Marita, Senior Vice President
"I would like to thank you Charlotte and the whole Champions Speakers team for your help and support in making our most recent event possible, especially at short notice. The bottle of champagne was also a lovely and unexpected gift…so again thanks to you all for this."- Zoe Grainger, Senior HR Officer, Sport Wales
“Thank you so much for all you help and support - you are a fantastic team and I look forward to building a new relationship via Castle Employment with you. Many thanks” - Michelle Sharp, Sales and Marketing Manager, Britannia Hotel
“Thank you for all your help, and if I ever need a speaker in the future or know someone who does I will certain send them along to you and your company.”- Teresa Wilkinson, Smith Brothers Ltd.
“Thank you and your company very much, the photos along with the champagne made good money for our cause. We will be back to you next year to see who is available.” Alan Morrice – Hemel Hempstead FC
“Serena, a huge thank you all round. You have once again been lovely to deal with and were right once again on your suggestions. Huge thanks once again and I’ll be in touch as soon as we have a date for 2019!” Annie – Lex Generate Ltd
“I would like to thank you very much for being so helpful, you have made the negotiation process much more comfortable for us, especially with adding the second shooting date for Tiff on a short notice. To sum up, it was a pleasure to work with you and we hope for our future collaborations.” - David, Senproductions GbR
“Thank you so much for all of your help and assistance. You really helped make the booking process as seamless as possible. You were informative, friendly and helpful. I will be keen to book again without a shadow of a doubt.” Grace – SW Mummy
"Just to say thank you very much for the kind gift, it’s very much appreciated. Thank you so much, I certainly won’t hesitate to contact you again if the need arises and will wholeheartedly recommend you to contacts. I very much hope we work together again in the future!- Gary, Kings Chambers
I have been connected to champions for about 4 years now. My experience of the activities and the team have always been incredibly positive. The services are constantly delivered with the utmost professional conduct and are seamless in their transition form planning to delivery. The events are well structured, well executed and most importantly they are thoroughly entertaining. Furthermore, the team have an impeccable knack of making a very difficulty job appear easy and pleasant for the clients. The services I have received as a client of Champions have been excellent. The team are very responsive to my needs and communication is a strong part of the Champions delivery. I would honestly recommend Champions without hesitation!
‘Our charity fundraising event is organised by people who also have a day to day job but Champions Plc took the stress out of booking the celebrity and were very easy to deal with when we had timings changes. In the 21 years of running the event this was the smoothest experience we’ve had with booking celebrities. We’ll definitely be in touch for next year!’
Fantastic news!High five to you for efforts!Look forward to our 1st venture with Champions."- Rupa, Richmond Events
"Thank you both for suggesting and making the experience so enjoyable for all concerned. It makes such a difference."
“Real pleasure to work with you – everything from start to finish was straightforward and efficient, through booking, briefing and follow up, looking forward to working with you again.”
Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Wilson Hartnell PR (Organisers of Allied Irish Bank event ‘Backing a Sustainable Future’).
"At the end of March 2018, I worked with Serena at Champions to help organise a sportsman’s dinner to raise money to take a boys under 13 football team away to Holland. At the start of the process I had a rough idea as to what the evening was going to look like, but had no idea as to who would be a good guest for the event. I found Serena to be very helpful, she had a good knowledge of the type of speakers she could contract, their style and understood why they would work for the type of event we were looking to put on. After a few discussions we had selected a speaker (Terry Butcher). Serena set out very clearly how Terry liked to work, which was helpful in ensuring the event ran smoothly. Once Terry had agreed to supporting the Dinner, Serena arranged for me to have a phone call with her and Terry. It was great to see the interaction between Serena and Terry, it was clear that she had a worked with him before which allowed me to feel relaxed around him. The event went very well, Terry was a real gentleman and a great guest. The support I received from Serena before and after the event was of the highest standard. I would have no hesitation in working with Serena or Champions again, in fact I would look forward to it.”Darren Ingram - Chief Operating Officer - Velocity Composites Plc.
"Thank you again for organising the speaker. I am holding another event in the spring and will be coming back to back to use Champions again."Paul - Landbay
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you so very much for managing this booking for us; you’ve been a superstar thank you!”- Elisa, Kronos Systems Limited
“Champions Speakers, and Serena in particular, were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made sure that everything was ready for the day and even when our original speaker dropped out at the last minute, they worked very hard to replace him. It was an incredibly successful event and couldn’t have gone any better!” - Robyn, Efficio Ltd
They understand and have taken the time to get under the skin of the business… they know what they are doing, they have learnt the game and really take care of the issues for us. Simon Colebeck Managing Director
Thank you for your help and great customer service!
Red door coaching and training
"Champions found us an outstanding speaker for an event we hosted in Berlin. They came up with several good options, providing recommendations and reviews on each to ensure we landed on the ideal speaker for the event. Throughout, they were highly professional and a pleasure to work with!"- Global PE Alliance
"Thank you so much for all your help, you’ve been great. I’ll be sure to use your services again in the future!"
"Definitely recommending your company to other clubs, thank you again for all your help"
“Grateful thanks to you for your assistance with getting Anton for us. A top class service! Look forward to working with you again soon – in the meantime, take care.” Sarah Price - Skills for Care Ltd.
"I contacted Champions on behalf of my rugby club after a speaker for our annual dinner. Following my initial enquiry, I was contacted by Mark who couldn't do any more to aid the process. He provided me with a plethora of information regarding the speakers within our budget along with his recommendations and quickly chased up those shortlisted and subsequently Jeff Probyn whom we had chosen in the end. Mark was extremely helpful throughout, arranging a call between ourselves and Jeff and frequently touching base with me to ensure everything was running smoothly. All round it was a fantastic service provided by both Mark and Jeff and we will certainly be returning next year!" St Bernadettes Old Boys RFC, Bristol
“With regards to yourself, I have found your communication and help second to none. I have really enjoyed working with you and have felt assured that you would deliver excellent results. Thank you.”Emma – SJ Events
“The whole process and dialogue with yourself Serena has been very smooth and professional. Always a speedy response and lots of smiley emojis! Thank you.” - Andy, Greencore Northampton
“My experience of working with Champions has been nothing other than first class. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.” - Helen, Mi-space (UK) Ltd
"Thank you for being absolutely fantastic to work with, and providing us with some excellent presenters – as well as this, for inviting me to some fabulous external events"- CA
We received many, many compliments from the delegates about Michael’s presence at this event. I only hope I get the opportunity to work with Champions and Mr Portillo again.
"You've been so helpful in the whole booking process"
"Thanks so much for all of the help and support, which was hugely appreciated and hopefully we will get a chance to work together again soon."- Wilson Hartnell
“Real pleasure to work with you – everything from start to finish was straightforward and efficient, through booking, briefing and follow up, looking forward to working with you again.” -Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Wilson Hartnell PR (Organisers of Allied Irish Bank event ‘Backing a Sustainable Future’).
“Champions have done a great job liaising with us and made it all easier for us.”
- Stan Fritchley, Chairman, Old Centralians RFC
“Betsafe has been working with Benny and team from Champions for quite some time now and are extremely happy with the bespoke services they provide, which enables us to promote our brand throughout the UK.
We currently work or have worked with several of their athletes like Matthew Hoggard, Alan McInally, Shane Williams and Harry Redknapp who has recently joined the Betsafe Team as the global brand ambassador.
Can’t fault the service that Champions has provided us and look forward to continuing our partnership as we move forward into a very exciting 2017! Many thanks to Benny and the team.”Betsafe
Thanks for your attention to detail and your level of service, you've been amazing. Thanks for all your help" Jamie-Virgin Money
"Just a quick note to say thank you VERY much indeed for last night’s dinner – what a complete privilege to be in that intimate setting in such an iconic venue, and to get the chance to meet Gareth as well as lots of friends and colleagues. Certainly I will be keeping Champions information. I really hope that we get to work with you again." - Kate
“Again with your services, kept up to date well and a pleasure to work with.”Scott Pringle, B2B Marketing
“Thanks for all your help too – you’ve been great. Got the bubbles in the fridge, for a later date, thank you.” - Julie, The Midlands Business Network
"Thank you for contacting me following last nights event, this was the first event like this that we have organised so were slightly unsure on what to expect and how the evening would plan out. Thankful, to say that the evening went very well and all in attendance enjoyed the evening. The process from start to finish with Champions was easy and straightforward, Champions made sure that we were provided with options that met our budget and met our brief. As a Local Authority we would happily look to Champions for any future guest speaker requirements that we may have. Thanks again for Lewis."- (Matt, Havant Borough Council)
"Champion Speakers have been efficient, informative and friendly. They have guided me through the process every step of the way. I highly recommend them" - Grace Dial
Wow. A true gentleman. Polite and courteous to everyone. Peter's speech to my boys was delivered to perfection and on a level that the boys understood. He spoke about his beginnings in his career and how hard it was then.
He urged my players to try to achieve there goals and if it happens then all well and good but if it doesn’t just make sure you enjoy your football
He spoke about the hand of god goal and other key moments in his playing career that kept my boys interest and glued to there seats. Presented each boy with there trophy and smiled all the way through. He then signed autographs and posed for photos with everyone. I cannot thank you enough for arranging this for me as the teams had an excellent night. I would recommend Peter Shilton to any one having a football function. A true gentleman and a legend. I look forward to using your company for next year’s presentation but honestly think it would be hard to beat this year’s event. Thanks again.
‘can I sincerely thank you for your patience in this booking and for all the work you’ve done on our behalf to arrange for Josh to come. It has been a pleasure dealing with you in this matter I will certainly be bearing you in mind for future events.’
Trinity C of E Primary School
Thank you so much for your help and input into last night. It was a fab event and all the feedback I've had from colleagues and clients is SUPERB!
Kitty Hennessy – Pablo London
"It was a pleasure working with you and I Look forward to working with you in the future."
Caroline Pitterson, Head of Corporate Events, Corporate Affairs and Marketing
Thank you once again for your first class service and I will most certainly use you once again and will not hesitate to recommend your company.
Andrew Richardson, Blackpool North Shore Golf Club
I would like to say a special thank you for all your help and collaboration in the many projects over the years. It has been a real pleasure to work with you and the Champions UK team for which we are all very grateful.Lorraine Ellison MBE
“From the start, we received very helpful service from Serena. She was there every step of the way helping us find the perfect speaker for our event, everything was clear and we had check ins regularly. The speaker was incredible and the service was excellent so we will be using Champions again.”
- Sacha, Hargreaves Lansdown
"I really appreciate all your support with my queries of the past couple of weeks - you have been fantastic! A real star! I will definitely be recommending your services to my colleagues moving forward." Barry - PWC
“You have provided a very good service and have been extremely helpful. You have made the whole process smooth and painless. Thank you for all your help.” - Freddie, BP
“Thanks Matthew for your service we will be in touch in the future if we need anyone else” - Sarah, Cultural Events Manager, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
"Mark from Champions was helpful and accommodating from the very first enquiry call and helped us line up our guest speaker, Debra Searle MVO MBE, in under a week! Following the initial enquiry call, Mark listened to our requirements and was able to provide a list of speakers of which Debra was one. Great communication throughout the process including helping us set up a briefing call with Debra ahead of the event."- Yee, Deloitte
"I would like to say that it was a pleasure working with Peter and Willie on the night of our Celebrity Dinner. Both of them were happy to speak to guests, sign autographs and pose for photos where required. Willie did a fantastic job with the live auction, pulling some good bids in when it seemed unlikely. Nothing was too much trouble and I would recommend them to anyone else looking at potential speakers at events." - Andy Wooldridge, Commercial Director
I shall certainly recommend you as the arrangements so far have been very efficient and straightforward.
Head of St Nicholas’ School
An extremely trustworthy and reliable company with an amazing caring and professional team representing them. I can not recommend them highly enough!
U.S. Bank has been using Champions for celebrity appearances and keynote speakers for a number of years now. We would not look to use any other company as the service provided by Champions is of the highest quality and they continue to deliver a first rate service time and time again. The support my company receives is personalised according to our needs and demands and they undertake these in every detail for us to ensure we get the best possible results.
Pauline Clinch, U.S. Bank
I worked with Champions Speakers earlier this year and you was fantastic. I am hoping to do the same with yourselves next year.I am in the process of organising a big company event next July to raise a minimum of £40k. As I have worked with you before and have had nothing but good and amazing things to say about champion speakers, I am wondering if you could assist me again
Michelle Sherman, David Wilson Homes
"Thank you for helping book them, and all your support!" Denise Cunningham - LLoyds
“Thanks so much for all your help sorting this out, although there were a few blips along the way, you made it all work seamlessly. I will definitely be in touch for our Awards Ceremony next year, unless something comes up sooner where we need an after dinner speaker.”
“Firstly thank you for the part you played in getting this booking set up for me. Your professional approach and regular updates gave me the confidence that we would get what we wanted.” - Jon
“Thank you so much for supporting our event, I would definitely recommend your company. Thank you personally for your fantastic organisation and support Serena!” Anne, Lancashire Professional Development Service
"Thank you so much for recommending him and for sorting everything so efficiently. We raised some good money and we’ll be doing the same next year, so you’ll be hearing from me again!" - Joe, Devizes CC
"It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you given all the challenges, timing etc. – so responsive, so reliable, so on it! I’m honestly impressed!" - Havas Just
"I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic session with Martine last Thursday and to thank you for your help with arrangements. We may not require a speaker again until next year but when do, I’ll definitely be in touch"
I write as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. On a number of projects Champions plc have worked with both the wider university and the Faculty and have always been highly professional and extremely enthusiastic in all aspects of their work. They have access to leading entrepreneurs in all spheres of business and commerce as well as leading public sector personnel. Probably the best example of their involvement with DMU has been via sponsorship of Fox’s Lair, a business course module with some thirty distinguished entrepreneurs acting as mentors, something which serves to provide direct contact to the world of business for our undergraduate students. It is a tremendous success and Champions plc are at the heart of it.
My experience over many years has been that Champions plc provides a bespoke service of the highest standard.
PROFESSOR DAVID WILSON
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
De Montfort University, Leicester
Many thanks and thanks for all of your assistance so far, it has been excellent service by yourself!’
"Thanks again for all of your help in the planning. I hope that we will have the opportunity to work with you again soon."
Laura Winson, Events Manager at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
"Working with Champions Speakers was a seamless process and they ensured everything was thoroughly planned out and catered for. Mark especially was absolutely fantastic and worked to a really really tight schedule and helped us find the perfect speaker for our event in an extremely tight turnaround time wise. I'm going to continue working with Mark and Champions speakers to continue booking future speakers for our events" Progressive Property
"It was a pleasure working with you and your team and we were very impressed and pleased with the standard of all of our speakers."- Paul
“Thank you also Serena for your excellent service. You looked after me very well in the booking process and in the run up to the event. We are doing another Ball in 2020 so you may very well hear from me before then! Many thanks for all your assistance.”Sylvia – Jersey Hospice Care
"Thank you as well for organising everything beforehand and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I look forward to working with you next year." – Harriet, Thomsons Online Benefits
“THANK YOU Champions! Excellent service and exceeded my expectations. Thank you Serena for all your help too, fab fab fab! We will definitely use Pete again and your service." - Helena, The Cube Disability
"Thank you for arranging Mike and I will definitely keep you in mind for any future requirements" - Natalie Spurgeon, Virgin Atlantic Cargo
Champions (UK) plc support a range of high profile individuals, in particular in the world of business and sport. Mr Hayes himself is well networked and has many contacts. John runs a high quality family firm and regularly employs Loughborough graduates, all of whom speak well of him and the work environment that Champions (UK) plc support a range of high profile individuals, in particular in the world of business and sport. Mr Hayes himself is well networked and has many contacts. John runs a high quality family firm and regularly employs Loughborough graduates, all of whom speak well of him and the work environment that he fosters. The values of Champions (UK) plc are also reflected in the huge amount of work that John and his colleagues do raising money for charity.
ROBERT J. ALLISON
"The service from Champions prior to the event was very professional and they helped us tailor the presentation to our conference needs."
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
"With unparalleled access to the best business leaders and sports personalities, not only in the UK but internationally too, they're undoubtedly the best people to speak to if you're looking to create impact for your brand or event."Gareth Davis, Chairman, William Hill
I wanted to say a big thank you for all of your help and support for organising Rebecca as our guest speaker, I know that everything was asked for at a very short notice and I do appreciate all of your patience during the process!
Your support is much appreciated. Looking forward to working more with you.Honeywell
“Serena made the process in finding our speaker seamless. There was regular communication to ensure they understood what our needs were, and nothing was too much hassle. Thank you for the support.”Louise Parry - Lockton LLP
"Thank you for all your help with this, I shall certainly not hesitate to call on your services again. It’s been a pleasure working with you."
“I was really impressed with Champions. You worked hard to support us through this booking, which at times wasn’t easy. The communication from you was top notch. I would definitely use Champions again!" - Amy - Hermes
"Cat at Champions has made the process of selecting and organising a guest speaker for a company event has been fantastic. Our speaker was engaging, had a real interest in our business and drew out the linkages between our challenges and his personal story. Will book again." - Britt, Vodafone
"I just wanted to drop a line to say how fantastic last night was. Thank you for organising both Kate and Mark for us. We would be happy to provide a glowing reference for both of them for any future events." - James, Sport Imperial
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Matt, the whole process from sourcing an appropriate speaker to the event itself has been really straight forward. Working together with regular communication has enabled us to progress with the event without any worries, making booking a speaker one less thing to worry about when organising an event! Thanks, Matt.” - Charlotte, Canon UK
"Thanks also for all your assistance in the run-up to the event and for reaching out. It’s been a pleasure working with you!"
I’m writing to say a heartfelt thank you to Champions for your magnificent support to raise approximately £18000, which from one night is quite astonishing!
A huge thank you to Catherine Mitchell and the team at Champions from Kent College Pembury. They worked with us to deliver great, tailored results. They are very professional, helpful and enthusiastic and we look forward to working with them again the future.
Head of External Relations
Kent College Pembury
‘Good job in organising it all your end – was so nice for it all to come together! I hope we can work with each other again!’ - Pembroke Power Station
Thanks again for your help with this. It is a very useful list to have, to see the kinds of speakers you could get for us.
Thank you so much for your help with this, I really appreciate it.
NAHL Group PLC
"Working with Serena at Champions was incredibly easy and nothing was too much trouble. We have definitely found our point of contact for guest speakers at future events here at Wiltshire Council." Zac Goodman - Wiltshire Council
“Champions made the whole process easy and seamless and allowed us a worry free lead up to the event.”
“Thank you for all your help during this process, you have been fantastic and made this easy, clear and straight forward. Any questions I had you were there to respond to so we are very pleased with our booking.” Chloe, Ridge and Partners LLP
“Thank you very much for your service Serena throughout the process, very easy to work with and a complete professional in helping us get where we needed to be for the event. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in the New Year.” - Anya, Force Four Creative Ltd
“Your help has been great too – timely and really helpful in guiding our choices and approach.” - Mandy, Senior Economic Development Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council
"Thank you so much for your help in sourcing the right person, you did a fabulous job." - Leonie, Marketing Cheshire
"As an independent event management company ourselves, we like to work with independent businesses. No matter what our event, if we need a celebrity host or hot off the press entertainment, Champions deliver time and again. Cat and all the staff at Champions are a pleasure to work with and have truly become an extension of our team."
I have spoken to numerous people throughout the day and the positive feedback has been incredible.
Champions have been a fantastic company to work with through the sponsorship of the Business Awards, ensuring we are as involved as we can possibly be. This has helped us to really maximise the opportunities to provide apprenticeship opportunities to local businesses. Champions have ensured we are fully informed and up to date at every stage and highlighted opportunities for us to increase our profile and awareness, both at the events and in the press. I genuinely look forward to working with Champions on the projects that we support and would have no hesitation to work with them again.
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Thanks for all your help with this, you've been great…we did have a couple of other companies looking but they just weren't as helpful as you! - Kristie Blacklock, Manager, Promethean World
Champions have always delivered excellent speakers for our client corporate events, so I knew who to contact when we received a challenging brief.
Our client was running a seminar for veterinarian professionals to not only educate their audience, but to also offer something unique and non-technical but still relevant to the audience on a professional level with the aim of offering something 'different' to the delegates. With the event being held in Bordeaux we decided a celebrity chef would be a perfect choice and Champions suggested Rachel Allen.
The objective wasn't to demonstrate Rachel's cooking skills but to share her experience within a high-pressured profession with the ability to manage and cope under pressure, deliver outstanding service and to inspire those feeling daunted at the prospect of having a successful professional career whilst keeping a good work/life balance.
The seminar was a great success, attracted far more delegates than expected and we received fantastic reviews from those who attended. Both Rachel and champions were extremely professional throughout the project and a complete delight to work with.
Thank you very much - Really I feel I should be sending you, Charlotte and Kellie because you've all been so helpful and responsive!- Sophie Palmer, Senior Associate
It all went really well, really appreciate everything you did to ensure it was a smooth event!The Phoenix Partnership
“I used Champions on the recommendation of a colleague for an after-dinner speaker, Champions were very helpful in trying to find the right speaker, were professional throughout and I would definitely use them again.”Clare Garrison - Northern Society of Chartered Accountants.
"Champions UK PLC were very easy to work with and reliable. Communication was very clear between ourselves and Champions and the event was a huge success"James Alteryx
“I would like to thank you for the support and the coordination, it went very smooth, I think that this old corporate cliché “excellence in execution” is applicable for our work together on this one.” - Andrey, NUFC Bulgarian Fan Club
"You have been a pleasure Serena. You’re always available if there's a query and you’re knowledgeable, professional and very reassuring. I realise that there's often a great deal of patience required when dealing with us as timelines are often very fluid and so you do need to chase me! I was very appreciative to have you helping me and found your communication style, and the frequency with which you kept in touch, to be absolutely right."- Maggie, Car Shops Limited
“You have been such a good support and really helped me feel at ease, so thank you for being so accommodating!” - Vicky, Lakes College
"Many thanks for providing such top quality speakers. They were brilliant! The whole event exceeded our expectations, so thank you Cat. It’s been great working with you.""Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team. Our NBPA Conference was a fantastic success, Nicola and Alex were absolutely amazing, they certainly surpassed everyone’s expectations."
"Just want to say a huge thank you for helping us secure Marcus. It was my first time using a talent agency and the process was super easy and stress-free." - Mollie, HG Capital
May I take this opportunity to say thank you to Champions for making it such a memorable day for everyone involved
"NTU has worked with Champions (UK) plc since May 2012. We have found them to be extremely innovative in their work and professional in their delivery. Their team approach to event management and engagement with their clients has created a very successful series of events here in Nottingham." - Stephen Jackson, Chief Financial and Operations Manager, Nottingham Trent University
‘Thanks for your own help on all of this and for helping us pull off a special day’
- Nick Lund-Conlon, Strategic Development Manager at Retirement Advantage
"Thank you Benny once again for making the Open work so well for us. You’re always a pleasure to work with."
-The Glenmorangie UK team
Thanks, that’s a great list of speakers, I will review our agenda and see how we can incorporate them for our conference.Legal and General
‘The team at Champions are fabulous to work with and I’ve been lucky enough in recent years to work on a number of projects with them. The distinguishing factor from my perspective, when working with Champions, is the people – a real family business that you cannot help feel part of when you are working with them! We have built a solid partnership over the years and continue to see it flourish". - Nick Winder FCILT, Retail Sector Director, Eddie Stobart
“It went very well yesterday and thank you for all your help and assistance in the run up to this event. We were both struck by the excellent service that you have provided us with, and we are very grateful for all your help in keeping all parties updated. Thank you very much Serena.”Olivia Hutton
"We really want to thank you and Kate, loved working with both of you. Looking forward to working with you for next year's conference!" - Emiel, Intuo
Champions are a family business with strong values and integrity. Everyone at Farmfoods enjoys working with the team at Champions and we really value the professional and enthusiastic service they provide Eric Herd CEO
Destination Southampton have engaged with Champions since 2009 to provide our clients with event speakers. We have always been extremely impressed with the service provided by Champions. Jack and his colleagues ensure that our clients are engaging with the speaker ahead of the event by organising briefing calls. They always contact us for audience feedback following an event. We truly enjoyed working with Michael Portillo and Sharon Davies most recently and would not hesitate in recommending the services of Champions Speakers.
Shirley Pinn Managing Director
Destination Southampton Limited
"Both the celebrities kept closely to the agreed brief and were entertaining, informative and inspirational. There were lots of positive comments from delegates, many stating that the session by Robin and Anya was the best they had attended. They were also very accommodating when people wanted photographs and autographs, despite having to leave to catch a train.
I cannot praise them highly enough.
Thank you for your part in the organisation of the day, which was very smooth and hassle free.
I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again.
Thank you once again"
- David, Rake C.E. Head Master
"I want to say a huge thank you to you at Champions Speakers for all of your help with everything. It has been fabulous working with you again and hopefully we will do similar next year." - Sandra Childs, Brooke Weston Academy
"Thanks for all yours and Charlotte's help thus far this season, the program has been VERY successful and I look forward to working together more in the future."
Dan Appleby, Entertainment Director at Princess Cruises
"Thank you so much for your quick reply to my inquiry and your efforts on behalf of SCIFF. Regardless of Tom's decision regarding our event you are by far the best agent I have ever dealt with. I can assure you that is saying a lot."
- Sioux City International Film Festival
"Oliver was GREAT – everyone really enjoyed it, and our CEO speaks fluent German so they talked prior to the meeting and caught up. Plus he’s incredibly knowledgeable about Bayern Munich and is a season ticket holder himself, so it was a really great conversation to witness. We’ll be in touch later in the year as we think about next year’s programming!" Sarah O’Brien - Shire Pharmaceuticals
"Champions were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Izzy and her colleagues invested time to listen to the requirements for our events, suggested suitable speakers, responded to queries in a prompt manner, and were flexible on the procurement options. I would not hesitate to recommend them for your event".Jim - Business West
"Champions were totally fantastic. And I will definitely be coming back to you for future speakers."Carmelle - JCI
"I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for all your help, support and quick response with the recent booking we made for Steve Cunningham – it has been a real pleasure working with you and I won’t hesitate in using any other agency now for all our speaker sources, you really put the other company I was working with to shame!" - Kirstie – Succinct
"I would like to say a huge thank you to Champions for arranging for Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards to come and speak to our workforce. Thanks again Champions for all your help and support in the lead-up to the event and on the day, we would definitely love to work with you again." - Microgaming
Graham Bell was very pleasant, easy to talk to, motivating, the sales force were over whelmed and really impressed by his presentation and just the way he interacted with every one so well. I could go on and on, I would definitely recommend Champions Speakers to other companies.
We chose Champions after carefully researching providers of entertainers and speakers, they appeared to have a good reputation. Their support and efficiency from the first enquiry point was exceptional.
They kept us informed throughout the campaign and assisted with whatever we requested of them. We were delighted with our special guests and the work of Tania, our liaison, and would be most happy to recommend them.
Marketing & Events Manager
"Wow what a great night! James was just Fabulous -very professional and good fun to work with. He was a great dinner guest and a genuinely nice guy. please pass our thanks on to James he did an excellent job and was a pleasure to work with." - Sam and Pam
"Would definitely recommend Champions to any business wanting a motivational speaker. Our speaker's story was based around her own personal journey so was very credible and came from the heart. She was an inspiring speaker who left us with a lot of food for thought” - Deborah Cox, Arla Foods
"We have used Champions for several years to source and contract celebrities. Whether it’s a corporate awards ceremony, public appearance or live performance, Champions have always delivered the right talent and within budget. They are a pleasure to deal with and operate openly and transparently - with the client at the forefront of every engagement."-Mark Whittle, Director of Membership Services / Preston City Centre BID Manager
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Serena and the rest of the Champions team. Swift and accurate communication made the whole process straightforward and smooth.”Lasse Rasmussen - International Speaker Consultant – A-Speakers.
‘Thanks again for the good service’.Jake - Tesco Bank
“Thank you for your help in setting this up, I believe everything went smoothly.” - Caroline, Brit Insurance
"Thanks again for all your help organising it, we are delighted with how it went."- Rachel – M3
"Charlotte, I would like to say a huge thank you to you for all your help and support in coordinating Dame Kelly’s attendance at our sporting lunch on Friday. You made it all very easy and straightforward for us and it was a pleasure to work with you on this."- Amanda, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
I have worked with Champions for just over a year now and have found all the team to be very professional, helpful and enthusiastic. I am also pleased to note that each of the team are very interested and eager to help my business and are happy to go above and beyond. Janine Edwards Senior Partner
Thank you very much for your continued help in organising our event, everything went to plan and ran smoothly.
Everyone really enjoyed today and are already action planning from what they have learnt!
Thank you also for sending over the Champagne – it was a very nice surprise for our team in the afternoon!
We may be planning another speaker event sometime next year and will definitely be in contact with you if we do.
"I am pleased to report that Friday Night was a great success and Shane Williams went down a storm.His down to earth personality was very well received along with his Client friendly attitude which was impeccable and everyone commented what a nice person he was, especially the top table guests..All things considered it was a fantastic evening and with Shanes help they managed to raise £15k for a local charity, The Conquest Centre ( Riding for the Disabled.)"-Taunton Round table
"With a team of people that are extremely professional, but refreshingly down to earth and honest, I knew immediately that we had approached the right people to secure a big name for the launch of our new Sport and Life Sciences degrees.
From the offset, we were taken care of every step of the way; from selecting which sports star we wanted to negotiating contracts and from their meticulous planning to ensuring the logistics on the day were slick.
Enabling Louis Smith to launch our new Sport and Life Sciences courses created an immediate buzz within Birmingham itself when he visited, but his visit has proved inspirational internally, encouraging staff to focus and go the extra mile as we head towards the degrees commencing in September 2017.
I look forward to working with Champions (UK) plc again and again and again…"
Ben Goodwin, Media Relations Manager at Birmingham City University
"Thank you again for your help in acquiring the services of Kevin Keegan, I’m sure we will be in touch soon in preparation for next year’s event."
"Charlotte, thank you for all your help and support, as always you make it very easy for us!"Hannah Chard - Scannappeal
As a new company added to the Champions speakers bureau I would like to express our gratitude for the pleasant, professional and swift service that we received whilst dealing with you. Having worked with other speakers bureaus we can confidently say that our experience with Champions exceeded expectations that had been set by other companies that we’ve worked with. We look forward to being part of the Champions team."John Lansdowne - CounterStrike
"From the moment we had identified the speaker who matched our needs, Champions Speakers were simply outstanding. Their regular communication, prompt replies to questions we had and reassurance that our requirements were being fulfilled left me feeling that we were in expert hands. Given this was the first time we had used an agency to source a speaker, I felt completely understood and was not disappointed. We will certainly be recommending their services to other schools and be using them ourselves in the future.’Jamie - Headteacher, Berkhamsted Prep School
"The event went amazingly well. Thanks for all your help, this was the first time we'd tackled an event on this scale and it couldn't have gone better." - Jo, Manx Diabetic Group
“You were fantastic to work with and we were very happy with Dr Christian.” - Jade, Allergan
“As always, the booking process was simple and straight forward with superb suggestions put forward!”- Jade, Allergan
"Great to work with you again – thanks for all the help – our client was very happy with Dominic."
- On Brand
"Champions speakers managed to secure Christian Horner, team principal of the Red Bull racing team in a busy Formula 1 season (which is no small task to do). They are very easy to work with, always very responsive, always there to help both the speakers and the client. The audience and our employees were really impressed by his content and its delivery. Everyone was thrilled about the session from start to finish. We had a unanimous feedback score, a 5 out of 5 rating from all the respondents for that session! Which is the highest rated session we ever had. I would highly recommend Champions for booking your speakers and make your events successful." - Service Max