Comedian, After Dinner Speaker, Compere and Charity Auctioneer




Sporting Connections

Ian with Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardilles after hosting their Charity Golf Day at Brockett Hall

Ian with Ex England and Liverpool star John Barnes whilst hosting  “An Audience with John Barnes”

Throughout the years Ian has appeared at some of the countries most prestigious sporting events working hand in hand with many of our countries sporting legends including: Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Freddie Trueman, Ian Botham, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Bill Beaumont, Gareth Edwards, Frank Bruno, Barry McGuigan, Jack Charlton, Sir Steven Redgrave, Peter Shilton, to name but a few.

Ian with the Talk Sport 1053 & 1089
duo of Alan Brazil & Ronnie Irani

Ian is a regular at most of the Premiership Football Clubs, and many clubs throughout the Coca Cola Championship, Leagues and Lower Divisions. Having been asked to perform at many players testimonial dinners, he has also entertained the clubs sponsors and guests at numerous pre and post match events.

In 1996 Ian spoke at many hospitality events for the Euro 96 Football Championships at: Villa Park, Hillsborough, Old Trafford and including the final at the Old Wembley Stadium.

In the same year Ian compered The Boys of 66 World Cup Winners 30th Anniversary Theatre Tour, and hosted the Reunion Dinner at London’s famous Football Football Restaurant. 10 years later in 2006 Ian hosted a winners 40th Anniversary Dinner.


Ian in action as guest speaker for
Wales Rotary Dinner

Andy Grey, Ian & Richard Keys
at Talk Sport Radio

El Tel and yours truly at
QPR Legends DInner April 2011


As a former keen rugby player himself Ian has enjoyed being invited to speak at some important rugby events over the past few years. He has worked in all levels of the game from home international hospitality to World Cup Dinners with the famous All Blacks and at many of the countries top clubs in both rugby union and rugby league.

Ian is totally at ease speaking at & hosting sporting events in almost any category, including boxing, cricket, rowing, fishing & equestrian events. Having had 30 years experience he can turn his hand to almost anything a client may throw at him.

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