Garry Richardson has worked for the BBC for over 40 years. Starting as a “tea boy” in the BBC Archives, Garry has since forged a incredibly successful broadcasting career. He is best known as the Sports Presenter on Radio Four's prestigious "Today" programme and is currently the longest serving member of the team with over 35 years on air.
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, Ben Stiller, Ronnie Barker and Sir Richard Attenborough,
Garry Richardson's big love is performing on the after dinner circuit and 2016 will mark his 30th year as one of the country's funniest speakers. During that time he 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 also 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 Richardson has entertained audiences from all over Britain for over 30 years. 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 believes that his popularity as a speaker is down to his routine. As he says "all audiences will contain sports fans and 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 250 people in the audience were women. The organisation was so delighted with Garry's performance they booked him for their national event.
It's at the corporate business dinners where Garry Richardson has proved to be an outstanding success. He has been booked on no less than 9 times by the Institute of Directors. Garry has worked for Coutts Bank, entertaining prospective new clients in the directors dining room, and the range of clients for whom Garry has performed include just about every profession you can think of - IBM, Porsche, Mercedes, HSBC, Port Users Association, Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Freight Transport Association,Institution of Engineering and Technology, Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors, Society of Chartered Accountants , Civil Engineering Contractors Association,The Insurance Institute, Association of Corporate Trustees, National Farmers Union, British Health Care, Deloitte, Pipeline Industries Guild, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Qantas,British Airways, American Airlines and KPMG.
Garry Richardson's attention to detail and dedication as an after dinner speaker make him one of the UK’s 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 speak sometimes to just a handful of guests, while on other occasions audiences are much larger. For example he appeared on consecutive nights at the Grosvenor House Great Room entertaining 1200 guests at each dinner. At the Chemical Industries Dinner he received a standing ovation. The following night Garry addressed the Oil Industries club
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.
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Everyone was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed Garry Richardson's speech.
Garry Richardson 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.
Please pass on our effusive thanks to Garry Richardson. His contribution as the After Dinner Speaker at the DAF Trucks conference dinner last week was outstanding and our client was more than pleased with his very entertaining and very, very funny stories.
Garry Richardson was excellent hitting just the right note to appeal not just to the sportsmen but to the non-sports minded as well.
We have received only positive feedback from the delegates all bar none enjoyed your excellent speech.
Please pass on our effusive thanks to Garry Richardson.His contribution as the After Dinner speaker at the DAF Trucks conference dinner last week was outstanding and our client was more than pleased with his very entertaining and very, very funny stories.
The feedback has been fantastic, Garry was very funny and very enlightening.
I have received nothing but praise about your speech