John Martin

John’s outstanding talent is comedy, both as a performer and a writer. He has the unique ability to tailor his material perfectly to suit the clients’ demands. John Martins show is full of energy, excitement and class! Companies requiring the ultimate professional have called upon John’s services to entertain at their dinners where his expertise enables him to weave requested company information into his performances and,  being a writer of topical comedy, his material is always up to date. He holds a Guinness Record for a live show lasting over 101 hours!

An accomplished host, compere and auctioneer. John’s natural ability to connect with an audience makes them feel an integral part of any event and ensuring a truly memorable experience.

Gordon Sherry

Gordon Sherry was born in Kilmarnock on April 8th 1974. Gordon attended Stirling University between 1992 and 1996 and graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. During these years Gordon’s golf developed greatly. Unlike his adversaries Gordon declined the opportunity to pursue a College Career in the US.

The main reason for this was his coach Bob Torrance. Gordon lost the final of the Amateur Championship in 1994 and the same year represented GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy and the Eisenhower Trophy. In 1995 Gordon went one better in the Amateur Championship by winning the Golf medal at Royal Liverpool. He then went on to finish 4th in the Scottish Open at Carnoustie followed by a whirlwind week at St Andrews during the Open where he played with Watson, Norman, Nicklaus, Singh, Mickelson and Calcavecchia. Most people remember that week for the hole in one he had whilst playing with Watson and Nicklaus. Gordon played in the victorious Walker Cup team in 1995 at Royal Porthcawl opposite a certain Mr Tiger Woods. Unlike what is commonly thought, Gordon played against Notah Begay III and Chris Riley in the singles matches and not Tiger.

Gordon turned professional in 1996 after playing in the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Gordon competed on Tour until 2004 enjoying a rollercoaster of results.

He is now a fully qualified PGA Professional and CEO of The Links Group, incorporating The Links Club – one of the world’s most exclusive golfing clubs, and Links Management International which concentrates on high performance management of players. Gordon will be returning to Augusta for only the second time since he played, as Former Open and Masters Champion Sandy Lyles agent. At 6ft 8 Gordon has the distinguished record of being the tallest man ever to play in the US Masters, and is now established as a highly accomplished keynote speaker. Gordon’s keynote is entirely golf related and is a story of the key moments in his golfing career with a number of the world’s golfing greats. The keynote, while informative, is packed with hilarious anecdotes and there are helpful tips for golfers of all abilities. He lives in Helensburgh, Scotland with wife Alison and their five children Thomas, Anna, Lara, Lucy and Holly.

John Hawksworth

Having started playing golf at the age of eight, the sport has been a major part of John’s life for well over twenty-five years.

John worked he way up through the amateur ranks, starting at county level, where he represented Lancashire, and then went on to represent Great Britain and Ireland in the 1985 Walker Cup in America. His team mates included eight times Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie, and on the opposing side, the likes of major winner Davis Love III.

John then progressed to the professional ranks where he played on the PGA European Tour from 1986–2000.

He started working within the TV industry in the mid 90’s but became regularly involved with television commentary from 2000 onwards.

His media career started with Talk Sport Radio before being summoned to the BBC for a voice test after which he was offered a position as an on-course commentator for BBC Golf.

With over 25 years of golfing knowledge and experience plus a proven track record as a commentator and interviewer, he is regularly in demand to appear as an after dinner speaker at a wide range of different venues.

He will entertain your guests with his golf stories and experiences through the decades. From playing in the Walker Cup with Colin Montgomerie to the trials and tribulations of the European Tour and right up to the present day as a golf commentator and pundit.

He will take you through his travels across the continents with stories such as him coming face to face with a gun toting American on a course in Florida, nearly missing the British Open because of overzealous Marshalls and being deported from Czechoslovakia at gunpoint!

John is also available as a corporate commentator – Corporate Commentary is an entirely new concept for corporate hosting at golf events.

Eddie Gray

An illustrious 20 year career with Leeds United where he made 561 appearances and scored 68 goals from his position as winger and has the distinction of never being booked in his entire playing career, including his 12 International caps for Scotland

He won the FA Cup in 1972 and was on the losing side in 1973 as Leeds lost to Sunderland.

Gray assumed the role of player manager in 1982 before retiring from playing to concentrate on management. He stayed at Elland Road as manager until 1985

After leaving Leeds, he had spells managing both Rochdale and Hull in the football league before joining up with Leeds United again in the 90s as youth team manager and later reserve team boss. Eddie still works as a match commentator on the Clubs Radio Station, and for BBC Yorkshire Radio.

Sam Harland

Sam Harland’s unique,  observational humour, is drawn from his working class roots. He is able to engage his audience in a warm, quick-witted and friendly manner. Sam’s material is self-deprecating, ironic and honest, particularly in relation to his colourful past escapades.
 
He is the consummate professional and delivers constantly. His popularity among his audience and fellow comedians is well deserved.

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is an Outstanding Young Liverpudlian Comedian ldeal for Corporate Events, Award Ceremonies, Charity Dinners and Parties all over the UK and beyond.

Jack is already making a big name for himself,  not only Internationally on the worlds Cruise Ships,  but within the Corporate entertainment industry also. With over ten years experience of performing his show,  Jack spends a lot of his time studying, writing and putting together his different comedy shows to suit all audiences.  With his cheeky style, immaculate timing and perfect delivery.  He will keep you entertained with his Ad-libbing ,Quick wit, Off the cuff one liners and Hilarious Gags from start to finish.

Jack is a very popular comedian maintaining a busy diary all year round performing on the UK After Dinner Circuit on the worlds most prestigious Cruise Lines, and abroad in some of the finest hotel and golf resorts.   Jack can tailor his act to suit your audience making him the perfect choice for your next dinner or event.   A Talented young man with a bright future in show business.

Sir Bill Beaumont

Sir Bill Beaumont is one of rugby’s most respected figures. A former England captain, British Lions captain, TV personality and Businessman, he was awarded a knighthood in the 2019 Honours list for services to the game.  Previously he had accepted a CBE for services to sport and rugby in 1982, he was later awarded a CBE in the 2008 royal birthday celebrations.

Beaumont’s sporting career is most notably remembered for his Grand Slam captaincy of the England Lions team in 1980; since retiring from rugby, Beaumont has gone on to become the very popular team captain on the quiz show A Question of Sport, on which he appeared for 14 years in what was perhaps it’s most highly watched era.

In 1999 Beaumont became the English representative of the International Rugby Board and in 2012 he became chairman of the Rugby Football Union; after captaining the English and Irish Lions to success in South Africa in 1980 Beaumont went on to become tour manager of the team for their 2005 tour of New Zealand.

He is also chairman of his family’s company, Bill Beaumont Textiles. As one of Britain’s most popular and recognised sports personalities Bill  is perfect for a range of speaking events.

John Gillan

John Gillan is a comedian who has established himself as one of the most in demand entertainers on the

circuit.

He has a natural comedic standpoint on life and as one review of him said ‘He can make you laugh talking
about a brown paper bag.’ John’s comedy can be clean or risqué, depending on the requirements, but a

great night’s entertainment is always assured.

John has over 11 Clubland accolades to his name, including the Lancashire Show Guest Comedian in 2009,
NFES Guest Comedian in 2014 and the Blackpool Command Guest Comedian in 2015. He has also worked
alongside some of the country’s top TV comedy stars, such as Jimmy Cricket, Al Murray; Johnnie Casson to

name a few.

His non-stop humour will have you roaring with laughter throughout his brilliant repartee of topical and
varied stories mixed in with quick one-liners, all delivered in his attractive walk-about style.
Here's a man who knows how to work an audience, get the most laughs per second than anyone you’ll ever
come across. If you book him, make sure you turn your mobile off and definitely don't go to the toilet!

Adger Brown

Introducing one of the South’s leading and most sought after mainstream comedians. A veteran of the after-dinner circuit and a consummate professional. He has performed with many sports stars and celebrities at events up and down the country. Now in his 30th year in show-business, Adger works mainly on the Corporate and Sporting dinner circuit along with Corporate and Charity Golf Days. He is an active member of The Variety Club Golfing Society, A Barker with The Variety Club of Great Britain and a proud member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Adger Brown is one of the most versatile comedians on the mainstream circuit of cabaret and variety. If you have a sense of humour then you must simply listen to Adger. Adger is a naturally funny man who can supply a stream of laughs on just about every topic while successfully raising funds in an auction. For a versatile performer who can adapt his act to suit your requirements, you need look no further than Adger Brown for your event.

Barrie McDermott

One of our most versatile Speakers who is inspiration, humorous and entertaining. A former rugby league prop-forward for Leeds Rhinos where he is now Head of Player Welfare after a successful stint as Head of Youth Development. Barrie played in 12 finals including Grand Finals Challenge Cup Finals and a World Club Challenge. He was the first player in Rhinos History to win League Leaders, Challenge Cup, World Club Challenge and the Super League. Barrie played 283 games for Leeds scoring 40 tries including 1 hat-trick.

A Great Britain international with 18 caps Barrie went on to represent Ireland at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup and went on to earn 15 caps over the years as well as being on the coaching staff for the 2008 World Cup.

 

With a glittering Rugby League career, playing over 400 games in 16 years for Oldham, Wigan, Leeds and Widnes scoring 56 tries in total – winning every domestic honor. Retiring in 2006 Barrie, with his good friend Terry O’Connor became a pundit and summerisers for Sky Sports Super League

 

His autobiography, Made for Rugby was published in 2004; it became the best selling RL book of all time. He has worked in every aspect of his sport at the highest level be it as a player or working with top performers as a coach or manager he has a story to tell. He has  is one of the most respected and entertaining speakers on the circuit. After Dinner, Corporate Presenting or Hosting, Motivational or Business Speaking