"After Dinner Speakers & Comedians Ltd are a friendly and professional team, dedicated to providing a service of high quality and reliability." Roger Black (Former Athlete & Motivational Speaker)   "I have worked with After Dinner Speakers and Comedians Ltd on a number of events. Their professionalism is always upheld to the highest standard and I look forward to working with them again." Sir Ranulph Fiennes (World Famous Explorer)   “I have worked with After Dinner Speakers & Comedians since 1998 and in that time have found them to offer a very professional and efficient service.” Andrew F. Neil (Business Speaker and Television Personality)   “My experience of working with After Dinner Speakers & Comedians Ltd has been nothing other than first class. The attention to detail and going the extra yard is something they pride themselves on and I have no hesitation in recommending their services” Alec Stewart (Former England Cricket Star)     “Mark and his team provide an exceptional level of service and always ensure both client and speaker are represented equally.” Dennis Taylor (Snooker Celebrity)   “I’m very happy to have been represented by After Dinner Speakers & Comedians Ltd on several occasions, and have found them efficient and easy to work with.” Jeffrey Archer (Best-Selling English Author & Former Politician)  


Using a reputable company means you use our knowledge – able to recommend the right people for your event, and steer you away from the wrong ones. We often hear stories of comedians or speakers who have not suited an event but were booked simply because somebody “had their card!”   The quality of the speaker can make or break an event and its vital you receive the right advice to ensure it runs smoothly.

We also offer invaluable advice on any aspect of your event management and will refer you to other specialists you can trust if required.  You also receive written contracts reflecting the booking conditions, as well a 24 hour emergency service, in addition to our usual office hours. We aim to provide exceptional service and with a team of 5 are able to provide personable yet knowledgeable advice.

How do I know the speaker will turn up?

We have personal relationships with our speakers and once agreement is reached, they will refuse all other offers of work.  We are always happy to arrange a briefing call to put your mind at rest that the speaker is happy with your event and suited to the occasion. Please bear in mind that certain celebrities do have riders attached to contracts. Copies are available in advance and this will include a "get out clause" should certain media or television / film work be offered.  See below.

What happens if the speaker pulls out of my event?

 If a speaker does cancel, we pull out all the stops in order to find a suitable replacement for your event and look to limit the damage this will have on your event. Where a reason is genuine, audiences understand; where there is cause for recompense, we mediate to find an agreeable settlement.  We recently helped a client out let down at 2 days notice, in order to source a high profile F1 driver for an event taking place abroad. We secured a replacement within 24 hours.

 What happens if I cancel the speaker?

Before booking a speaker or professional entertainer, you should be aware that you are entering into a legally binding contract which, if broken, may result in a charge. Our full terms of business are set out here

We always try to find a solution to suit all parties but please bear in mind that when booking a speaker, they are not "sale or return" and particularly with commercial events that rely on ticket sales, lack of support is not a "get out" for cancelling the contract without liability.