What Our Clients Say
Check out what people had to say about The Motivational Speakers Agency by reading some testimonials from our previous clients.
"Thank you to Champions for helping us organise Ken as a speaker to our EMEA Management Committee – it was something very different to what we usually do and Champions helped with the short timeline and understanding our needs from the start. Ken was a great hit with the team and will be a talking point for some time to come!" - Sinead, L’Oreal
"Champions was a great support in providing entertainment for our Intu Midlands region staff awards. Our welcome entertainment, host and ‘surprise act’ were all fantastic and really provided the special difference to our event. All the acts were very professional, well organised and a pleasure to work with, as were the team at Champions that co-ordinated everything. A huge thank you from Intu!"
Intu , Charlotte Ullathorne
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Matt, the whole process from sourcing an appropriate speaker to the event itself has been really straight forward. Working together with regular communication has enabled us to progress with the event without any worries, making booking a speaker one less thing to worry about when organising an event! Thanks, Matt.”
Canon , Charlotte
“Working with Champions was incredibly easy and a great experience. They offer a great range of speakers and Mark was able to offer suggestions based on our event and audience specifications. The whole process from initial contact to the speakers attending the event went very smoothly. Thank you for all of your help!”
"Thank you to you and your team for all the help you have given. I know where to come for future speakers."
HSBC , Emma & Harjinder
"Champions were a delight to work with. From the initial inquiry all the way through to feedback after the event, they were responsive and on hand for any queries we may have. Lucy was proactive in setting up meetings and ensuring that both Francesca and I had everything we needed for the awards evening. Thank you for creating such a smooth process and I look forward to working with you in the future."
The Financial Times , Hannah
The Telegraph have used Champions as a speaker and celebrity partner for multiple years. Whether it be product launches or content for upcoming sporting events, we go to Champions first as their portfolio of famous people is incredible and make working with talent easy.
The Telegraph ,
"Huge thanks again and I would also like to say that I was very impressed by the interaction with yourself Matthew, ensuring that all the details were clear and we were totally set up for success. I will definitely be recommending Mark & Champions to others!"
"Huge thank you [to Champions] for arranging the briefing, and to Wes for turning it into such fabulous content. We were delighted with the interview today and grateful for his engagement - and for [Champions'] kind support."
University of Lincoln , Elly, Director of Communications, Development & Marketing
"Champions were a pleasure to work with, from the minute we engaged they were on the ball working to our brief and committed to finding us the right speaker to make sure our event was a success"
Cynergy Bank , Eleanor, HR Business Partner
“I am writing on behalf of HMS HERON PT Department to thank you for your professional help and assistance on this occasion. The evening was a great success and one that we hope to repeat again soon. Thanks again for your time and your first class service provided and the Royal Navy hope to utilise your expertise again in the future.”
The Royal Navy , Melanie Haslam, HMS Heron
"As one of Britain’s leading leisure airlines and package holiday companies – we run events up and down the country to support our continued growth. We’ve worked with Champions UK on a number of occasions since 2016 - and the team have helped us give our brand events some added celebrity sparkle. We’ve always found Champions UK to be hugely proactive and more than capable of work to extremely tight deadlines. Working with them is a pleasure and nothing seems like too much trouble. We’re looking forward to working with the friendly team at Champions UK for our next star-studded event!"
Jet2, Steve Adamson
"Champions (UK) plc support a range of high profile individuals, in particular in the world of business and sport. Mr Hayes himself is well networked and has many contacts. John runs a high quality family firm and regularly employs Loughborough graduates, all of whom speak well of him and the work environment that Champions (UK) plc support a range of high profile individuals, in particular in the world of business and sport.
"Mr Hayes himself is well networked and has many contacts. John runs a high quality family firm and regularly employs Loughborough graduates, all of whom speak well of him and the work environment that he fosters. The values of Champions (UK) plc are also reflected in the huge amount of work that John and his colleagues do raising money for charity."
Loughborough University, Robert J. Allison, Vice Chancellor
"I write as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. On a number of projects Champions plc have worked with both the wider university and the Faculty and have always been highly professional and extremely enthusiastic in all aspects of their work. They have access to leading entrepreneurs in all spheres of business and commerce as well as leading public sector personnel.
"Probably the best example of their involvement with DMU has been via sponsorship of Fox’s Lair, a business course module with some thirty distinguished entrepreneurs acting as mentors, something which serves to provide direct contact to the world of business for our undergraduate students. It is a tremendous success and Champions plc are at the heart of it. My experience over many years has been that Champions plc provides a bespoke service of the highest standard."
De Montford University, Professor David Wilson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Dean Of The Faculty Of Business & Law
"In saying that, I would highly recommend you and Champions too. All your dealings in the process of this booking have been highly professional and extremely helpful to us as we have sought to make a booking on a fairly restricted budget but you certainly came up trumps for us on this occasion.
As a result I look forward to further contact with you in the future and will, no doubt, be back in touch, particularly in respect of this same event next year. In the meantime, I wish you continued success, and thank you, once again."
Aviva , Duncan Stansfield, Aviva
Champions - you were amazing. And, the responsiveness on very short notice incredible. Having worked with many agencies over the years, I can say from experience, you and Champions are a step above.
Coca Cola , Keith Sanders, Coca Cola
"NTU has worked with Champions (UK) plc since May 2012. We have found them to be extremely innovative in their work and professional in their delivery. Their team approach to event management and engagement with their clients has created a very successful series of events here in Nottingham."
Nottingham Trent University, Stephen Jackson, Chief Financial & Operations Manager
"Champions are a family business with strong values and integrity. Everyone at Farmfoods enjoys working with the team at Champions and we really value the professional and enthusiastic service they provide."
Farmfoods, Eric Herd, CEO
"Everyone we use in the organisation has to have high integrity and that trust is absolutely important and Champions have been able to deliver that time and time again."
Mattioli Woods , Ian Mattioli, CEO
"Champions have been a fantastic business partner for Lumbers over the last decade. There is always a great advantage of getting enjoyment from your work – whatever project Champions undertake on behalf of Lumbers creates excitement and enjoyment. Professionalism is a word quite often over used – but from brochure design to event management the complete team of Champions shows true professionalism from start to finish!"
Lumbers, Dominic Gomersall, Managing Director
"Graham Bell was very pleasant, easy to talk to, motivating, the sales force were over whelmed and really impressed by his presentation and just the way he interacted with every one so well. I could go on and on, I would definitely recommend Champions Speakers to other companies."
"I have worked with Champions for just over a year now and have found all the team to be very professional, helpful and enthusiastic. I am also pleased to note that each of the team are very interested and eager to help my business and are happy to go above and beyond."
St. James' Place, Janine Edwards, Senior Partner
"We chose Champions after carefully researching providers of entertainers and speakers, they appeared to have a good reputation. Their support and efficiency from the first enquiry point was exceptional.
They kept us informed throughout the campaign and assisted with whatever we requested of them. We were delighted with our special guests and the work of Tania, our liaison, and would be most happy to recommend them."
NWL Chamber Of Commerce, Mark Whittle, Marketing & Events Manager
"Destination Southampton have engaged with Champions since 2009 to provide our clients with event speakers. We have always been extremely impressed with the service provided by Champions. Jack and his colleagues ensure that our clients are engaging with the speaker ahead of the event by organising briefing calls. They always contact us for audience feedback following an event. We truly enjoyed working with Michael Portillo and Sharon Davies most recently and would not hesitate in recommending the services of Champions Speakers."
Destination Southampton, Shirley Pinn, Managing Director
"Champions have been a fantastic company to work with through the sponsorship of the Business Awards, ensuring we are as involved as we can possibly be. This has helped us to really maximise the opportunities to provide apprenticeship opportunities to local businesses. Champions have ensured we are fully informed and up to date at every stage and highlighted opportunities for us to increase our profile and awareness, both at the events and in the press. I genuinely look forward to working with Champions on the projects that we support and would have no hesitation to work with them again."
New College Nottingham, Jade Whitemore, Operations Manager
"A huge thank you to Catherine Mitchell and the team at Champions from Kent College Pembury. They worked with us to deliver great, tailored results. They are very professional, helpful and enthusiastic and we look forward to working with them again the future."
Kent College Pembury, K. Minihane, Head Of External Relations
"I would like to say that it was a pleasure working with Peter and Willie on the night of our Celebrity Dinner. Both of them were happy to speak to guests, sign autographs and pose for photos where required. Willie did a fantastic job with the live auction, pulling some good bids in when it seemed unlikely. Nothing was too much trouble and I would recommend them to anyone else looking at potential speakers at events."
Northampton Town Football Club, Andy Wooldridge, Commercial Director
"I wanted to say a massive big thank you for helping us book Gregg Wallace.
"Your service prior to event was fantastic, very helpful and patient indeed, so thank you. Would definitely work with you again."
The Chocolate Festival,
"Thank you very much for your continued help in organising our event, everything went to plan and ran smoothly.
"Everyone really enjoyed today and are already action planning from what they have learnt! Thank you also for sending over the Champagne – it was a very nice surprise for our team in the afternoon!
"We may be planning another speaker event sometime next year and will definitely be in contact with you if we do."
Capita Asset Services,
"Wow. A true gentleman. Polite and courteous to everyone. Peter’s speech to my boys was delivered to perfection and on a level that the boys understood. He spoke about his beginnings in his career and how hard it was then. He urged my players to try to achieve there goals and if it happens then all well and good but if it doesn’t just make sure you enjoy your football.
"He spoke about the hand of god goal and other key moments in his playing career that kept my boys interest and glued to there seats. Presented each boy with there trophy and smiled all the way through. He then signed autographs and posed for photos with everyone. I cannot thank you enough for arranging this for me as the teams had an excellent night. I would recommend Peter Shilton to any one having a football function. A true gentleman and a legend. I look forward to using your company for next year’s presentation but honestly think it would be hard to beat this year’s event. Thanks again."
Long Lane Junior Football Club,
"I have been connected to champions for about 4 years now. My experience of the activities and the team have always been incredibly positive. The services are constantly delivered with the utmost professional conduct and are seamless in their transition form planning to delivery. The events are well structured, well executed and most importantly they are thoroughly entertaining.
"Furthermore, the team have an impeccable knack of making a very difficulty job appear easy and pleasant for the clients. The services I have received as a client of Champions have been excellent. The team are very responsive to my needs and communication is a strong part of the Champions delivery. I would honestly recommend Champions without hesitation!"
"Our charity fundraising event is organised by people who also have a day to day job but Champions Plc took the stress out of booking the celebrity and were very easy to deal with when we had timings changes. In the 21 years of running the event this was the smoothest experience we’ve had with booking celebrities. We’ll definitely be in touch for next year!"
Peterborough Round Table,
"Can I sincerely thank you for your patience in this booking and for all the work you’ve done on our behalf to arrange for Josh to come. It has been a pleasure dealing with you in this matter I will certainly be bearing you in mind for future events."
Trinity C Of E Primary School ,