Garry Richardson has been a broadcaster for the BBC for over 35 years. He is best known as the sports presenter on Radio Four’s prestigious Today show over a million people wake up to Garry as he interviews whoever is making the back page headlines.

He also fronts the Sony award winning ‘Sportsweek’ on 5 Live and the radio comedy show ‘Look Away Now’, a fast moving mix of sporting sketches, news and impressions. Garry has also reported from four Olympic Games and over 100 world title fights. He is a regular contributor to BBC TV sport.

Sport Stars

Garry Richardson has interviewed a galaxy of stars. In tennis alone, he has recorded features with Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Venus Williams. It was Garry who interviewed Bill Clinton on live TV, with no time to prepare, when rain once again stopped play at Wimbledon. He then had less luck the following year with Anna Kournikova.

Garry Richardson Live Shows

A hugely entertaining speaker, whether or not the audience has an interest in sport, Garry Richardson weaves topical gags with behind the scenes stories. Like what happened when Seb Coe arrived late for an important match at Chelsea Football Club. He has also toured theatres with the late George Best and Rodney Marsh, and regularly conducts live on stage interviews with sporting legends.

Garry’s big love is performing on the after dinner circuit and 2012 marked his 26th year, as one of the UK’s funniest guest speakers. His speech is a rich mix of stories and anecdotes, about his life in broadcasting. Including his incredible interview with President Clinton in Wimbledon’s Royal Box. In front of 18,000 tennis fans sitting under umbrellas and 10,000,000 viewers on BBC1.

Garry Richardson Corporate Work

Garry Richardson has proved to be a huge success at corporate dinners. His mixture of anecdotes, coupled with his attention to detail and his ability to deliver a well crafted and humorous speech, have made him a very popular choice.

Over the years Garry has performed to a wide range of clients on the after dinner circuit, and he believes that his popularity as a speaker is down to his routine. As he says “All audiences will contain sports fans, but even if you are not a sports fan, my stories are so general it doesn’t matter.” This point is underlined by an appearance for the National School Bursars Association, where 80% of the audience (of 250) were women. The group were so happy with Garry’s speech, they booked him for their national event.

He has entertained many corporate clients including:

  • The Automobile Association
  • AT&T
  • British Airways
  • Tesco
  • KPMG
  • IBM
  • The Society of Chartered Accountants
  • RBS
  • HSBC
  • The Heating & Ventilating Association
  • Savills Estate Agents
  • The Freight Transport Association
  • British Precast Concrete Federation.

…and many more.

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