Steve Rooney as Del Boy

Steve Rooney looks like the genuine article. But, like most things in sitcom Only Fools and Horses, he is a fake. Steve’s uncanny resemblance to David Jason has led to a career as a professional Del Boy lookalike.
Perfect choice if you are looking for something a little different, guaranteed to turn heads. Fabulous choice for meet & greet, mix & mingle with guests or a perfect icebreaker.

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.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Camelia Rainford-Brent is a World Cup Winning Cricketer, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.

Ebony is a former English cricketer who was part of the squad that won the 2009 World Cup, World T20 and Women’s Ashes. Since retiring from sport, Ebony has gone on to a career in the media including becoming a broadcaster and commentator for the flagship BBC programme ‘Test Match Special’, as well as following her passion for personal development as a Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.

 

Dean Richards

Dean is the most capped Rugby Union number 8 in the world and one of only three men to have ever played for England in three World Cups.  He played in 48 Internationals, including being in 3 world cup squads, also appearing for the Lions in 6 test matches in 1989 and 1993.

Whether through unprecedented skill or sheer luck, Dean always seemed to be in the right place at the right time… In line with the ball. Dean’s outstanding leadership qualities enabled him to get the best from his colleagues in tough situations.

After his retirement in 1998 Dean took on the position as Director of Leicester Tigers and has since achieved 2 Allied Dunbar Championships with them.

Celebrity Comedian

You may be after a household name or a comedian you just happened to watch at a previous event and don’t quite remember the name.

Either way, we can help find the person you are after and with fees from £300 upwards, it should be the comedian you want is within range.

Call us now to discuss your event.

Barry Fry

Barry Fry started out his footballing career as a Manchester United winger apprentice. He went onto to briefly play for Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town and Leyton Orient, before being forced into an early retirement due to injury.

Barry was determined that his career in football wouldn’t stop there. He decided to go into management and thereafter managed teams such as Dunstable Town, Bedford Town, Maidstone United, Southend United, Barnet, Birmingham City and most recently, Peterborough United who he is currently Director of Football for.

Barry is as entertaining and unpredictable on the after dinner circuit as he was as a football manager. Always keeping things interesting!

Andy Ashworth

Andy has worked in the event business for 30 years; including 11 with the BBC in the North predominantly as BBC Radio Lancashire’s sport presenter. He has fronted over 2000 events from business presentations, conferences, awards ceremonies, gala dinners, summer balls, international sporting events, competitions, sporting dinners and golf days.

Andy’s wealth of experience ensures he can adapt comfortably to every situation and under pressure takes a calm, flexible approach. He appreciates the attention to detail and protocol required, events run to time and itinerary, allowing clients to relax and entertain their guests.

A very composed and confident presenter, Andy is not a comedian, however he ensures every event is enhanced by its unique entertaining style. He holds audience attention, his professionalism and spontaneity guarantees the evening flows throughout. If you are fund raising look no further; recognised as on of the best auctioneers in the business. Go on exceed your expectations!

Adrian Morley

Adrain Morley is a rugby league professional who has represented Great Briatin and England as an International prop forward. Having played for Leeds, Sydney, Bradford and Warrington, he has now joined his hometown of Salford for one season only in 2014.

As one of the most well-known names in rugby, Morley has now joined the after dinner circuit and is in high demand as a speaker too. His tale gives an insight into the world of rugby league and contains many humorous anecdotes of some of the most famous clubs. Do you really want to know what goes on…