Garry Richardson


Garry Richardson has worked for the BBC for 41 years, where he started as a tea boy in the BBC Archives.  He is best known as the Sports Presenter on Radio Four‘s prestigious Today programme and he’s been appearing on the programme for the past 35 years and is now the longest serving member of the team.

Garry also presents Sportsweek on Five Live every Sunday morning and is a regular contributor on BBC Television. He has reported on 7 Olympic Games and has interviewed some of the world’s most famous names including Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Moore, Sir Stanley Matthews, David Beckham, Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy and  Ben Stiller.

Garry’s big love is performing on the after dinner circuit. 2016 will mark his 30th year as one of the country’s funniest speakers. With 30 years of experience as a speaker and awards host Garry has spoken with some legendary names from the world of show business. They include Stephen Fry, Dame Diana Rigg, Sir John Mills, Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd, He has appeared on stage with Jasper Carrot and Alistair McGowan and appeared in a comedy show with Miranda Hart and Alan Carr.

On the After Dinner circuit, Garry has entertained audiences from  all over Britain. His speech is a rich mixture of stories and anecdotes about his life in broadcasting including his incredible interview with President Bill Clinton in Wimbledon’s Royal Box, in front of 18 thousand tennis fans sitting under umbrellas and 10 million viewers on BBC 1.

Garry’s attention to detail and dedication as an after dinner Speaker makes him one of the countries busiest performers. It’s his ability to be able to deliver such a crafted and humorous speech that means he performs to such a wide variety of audiences. Garry will always liaise with clients ahead of functions making sure nothing is left to chance.  His mixture of anecdotes proves time and time again to be a hit with his audiences.

To book Garry Richardson as the radio presenter for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Garry is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sports Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • TV & Radio Presenting

See what people had to say about Garry at corporate events, here:

“We have received only positive feedback from the delegates, all bar none enjoyed your excellent speech”  – Brian Anderson,  Mercedes Benz.  

“He immediately got the crowd laughing and kept us well entertained with his anecdotes and observations.  A truly accomplished speaker, it was a performance myself and others have rarely seen bettered” – Paul Watkins, Tesco

“Garry was excellent hitting just the right note to appeal not just to the sportsmen but to the non-sports minded as well” – Jill Graham , The Fleet Street Club.

“He gave a fantastic speech and a number of our participants described him as an inspired choice” – Petro- Canada

“Your contribution set the atmosphere for the event perfectly” – The Teaching Awards

“ The tone of your speech its length and content were perfect and it was enjoyed immensely by everyone” – Association of Electoral Administrators

“Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for joining us for our Awards Dinner last night, you did a really fantastic job and the feedback from everyone I’ve spoken to has been very positive. You pitched your stories perfectly for our audience and also did a great job delivering the more formal awards script. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you again for helping to make the evening such a great success.” – Whitbread PLC