Amy Williams

Britain’s Golden Winter Olympian, Broadcaster

After claiming Team GB’s only Gold medal at the Vancouver Games, she became Britain’s first solo Winter Olympic champion in 30 years. She has since taken on numerous sporting and broadcasting challenges, and presented 6 series of the much loved ‘Gadget Show’. Remarkably, Amy qualified for her international co-driving license, competing in the International Wales GB Rally.

In 2015 Amy launched her ‘Skeleton Experience’, in partnership with Momentum Ski, a unique initiative which sees her instruct complete novices on the art of skeleton bobsleigh, proving very popular with corporate clients. She recently welcomed her first child Oscar this year, Amy continues to be an outstanding corporate presenter and speaker.

Records / Achievements

  • 2010 – Olympic Gold Medallist at Vancouver Winter Olympics in Skeleton
  • 2013 – Qualified for international co-driving license alongside Tony Jardine, competed in the International Wales GB Rally, coming 1st in class and 26th overall
  • 2013 – Announced as first ever Vice President of British Skeleton
  • 2014 – Coach on Channel 4’s hit TV show ‘The Jump’ for the skeleton event
  • 2014 – BBC Presenter for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
  • 2014 - 2 year deal as presenter for Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show'
  • 2015 – Launched ‘The Skeleton Experience With Amy Williams’
  • 2016 - 2nd place finish in Tour de Celeb
  • 2018 - BBC Presenter for the sliding events at Pyeongchang

Personal Data

Birth Date: 29/09/1982
Born: Cambridge, UK
Lives: Bath, UK

Colin Jackson CBE

Great Britain’s Legendary Hurdler, Multiple Gold Medallist & World Record Holder, Broadcaster

Without doubt one of the finest and most loved athletes Great Britain has ever produced. Colin continues to be a fixture on our TV screens, long after retiring from athletics after numerous records and multiple world titles. Colin has seamlessly made the transition into broadcasting, most notably as an integral part of BBC Athletics, covering every major event since the Athens Olympics in 2004.

Mirroring his on-screen presentation and commentary, Colin is a vibrant and charismatic conference / awards host, and high level motivational speaker. With an incredible competitive career behind him, Colin has been extremely well received by numerous audiences. He has consistently starred in both factual entertainment shows and reality challenges, notably being runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing, where he became the first male dancer to score a perfect 40.

Records / Achievements

  • 1988 – Olympic Silver Medallist at Seoul Olympic Games in 110m Hurdles
  • 1993 & 1999 – Gold Medallist at World Championships in 110m Hurdles
  • 2005 – Finalist on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV1’s Dancing on Ice Goes Gold
  • 2013 – Founded ‘Go Dad Run’ campaign in aid of Prostate Cancer, hosted at venues nationwide which continues yearly
  • 2014 – Race Director for ‘Red Bull: Wings for Life’ events worldwide each year
  • 2017 - London 2017 Ambassador

Other noteable achievements

  • Set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth, 9 UK records for 110m Hurdles
  • Former World Record Holder 12.91 seconds in Stuttgart 1993 for 13 years
  • Current World Indoor Record Holder 7.30 seconds in Sindelfingen 1994

Personal Data

Birth Date: 18/02/1967
Born: Cardiff, UK
Lives: Cardiff, UK

Helen Glover MBE

Double Olympic Gold Medallist Rower

After only starting rowing in 2008, Helen’s has been a remarkable rise in the sport. She wrote herself into the British history books by not only winning Team GB’s first Gold medal of the London Games, but claiming British Rowing’s first ever female Gold medal. She incredibly remained undefeated, despite a temporary change of partner, throughout the entire 4-year cycle to Rio where with Heather Stanning she emphatically defended her Gold medal.

Taking a year out from the sport after Rio, Helen has continued to challenge herself at the highest levels whilst experiencing various media assignments. Most notably appearing in a BBC World series about Japan with new husband environmentalist Steve Backshall, competing in the Devizes To Westminster canoe race to save part of the Borneo rainforest, captaining the Brain & Spine Foundation Team at the 2017 London Marathon, along with regular television commitments. She has become one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit, with a powerful and brilliantly executed talk.

Records / Achievements

  • 2012 & 2016 – Olympic Gold Medallist in Women’s Pair
  • 2016 – Filmed BBC series called ‘Japan’s Northern Wilderness’ which aired to acclaim on BBC World
  • 2017 – Honorary Captain for the Celebrity Boat Race 2017
  • 2017 – Participating in Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race to raise funds to save part of the rainforest in Borneo
  • 2017 – Captain of the Brain Spine Team for the London Marathon 2017

Other noteable achievements

  • Unbeaten in all competitions since 2012
  • Multiple World & European Rowing Champion

Personal Data

Birth Date: 17/06/1986
Born: Truro, UK
Lives: Maidenhead, UK

Jonathan Edwards CBE

Current World Recorder Holder, Olympic Gold Medallist & Renowned Sports Broadcaster

Unbelievably still the world record holder in triple jump, since setting it in 1995. BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1995, Jonathan went on to win every title possible in his field, culminating with an Olympic Gold medal at Sydney in 2000, cementing his legacy as one of Great Britain’s greatest ever athletes.

Now recognised as one of the most accomplished lead broadcasters, presenters and corporate hosts. Jonathan has taken the stage countless times at important media events, being commissioned for the last four years by the International Olympic Committee to front their live major launches and announcements. Jonathan signed a significant deal with Discovery Eurosport in 2016 to be lead presenter fronting flagship sports programming including both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Jonathan is an accomplished, eloquent speaker and particularly relishes facilitator and hosting roles.

Records / Achievements

  • Current World Record Holder for Triple Jump
  • 1995 – BBC Sports Personality of the Year
  • 1995 – Broke the World Record at the World Championships in Gothenburg with a jump of 18.29m
  • 2000 – Olympic Gold Medallist at Sydney Olympic Games in Triple Jump
  • 2004 – Commentator for BBC at Athens Olympic Games. Covered all major athletics events since, branching out into other sports
  • 2012 – Joined Channel 4 to present the morning show at London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • 2014 – Went to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to present live from an array of events
  • 2016 – Signed an exclusive deal with Discovery Eurosport to be lead presenter fronting flagship sports programming including the Olympics

Other notable positions:

  • Athlete Representative for Local Organising Committee of Olympic Games (LOCOG)
  • Chair of the Sports Advisory Group, having played an important part in success of the London 2012 bid as an Official Ambassador, and member of the Athletes Advisory Group

Personal Data

Birth Date: 10/05/1966
Born: London, UK
Lives: Newcastle, UK

Liz Johnson

Paralympic Gold Medallist / 3 x World Champion Swimmer

One of the biggest and brightest personalities to emerge from the growth of Paralympic sport in the last decade. Liz has a remarkable backstory, demonstrating resilience, determination, and talent to win an Olympic Gold medal in Beijing in 2008 despite the greatest personal challenges imaginable, and continuing her studies in accountancy. She enjoyed a tremendous 2016, being heralded as one of the stars of Channel 4’s award winning production of the Rio Olympic Games.

Now experienced in addressing small and large audiences, feedback from all her corporate appearances has been truly outstanding due to her charismatic and energetic delivery coupled with her warm personality, audiences are touched and inspired by her story.

Records / Achievements

  • 2004, 2008 & 2012 - Paralympic Games 2012 Bronze Medal, 2008 Gold Medal, 2004 Silver Medal in 100m Breaststroke (SB6)
  • 2006 & 2010 - IPC World Championships –2006 2 x Gold Medal in 100m Breaststroke & 50m Relay, 2010 Bronze Medal
  • 2009 - IPC World Championships (25m) Gold Medal in Breaststroke, 2 x Bronze Medal in 100m & 200m Individual Medley
  • 2009 - IPC European Championships (100m) Silver Medal Breaststroke
  • 2011 - IPC European Championships (100m) Gold Medal Breaststroke
  • 2016 - Appeared on Celebrity MasterChef

Other notable achievements

  • Bestowed the honour of reading the athlete’s oath at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • Ambassador for EDF, an Olympic & Paralympic lead partner

Personal Data

Birth Date: 03/12/1985
Born: Newport, UK
Lives: Newport, UK

Mark Foster

6 x World Champion Swimmer, 5 Time Olympian, 8 World Records, Broadcaster & Speaker

Arguably the most recognised male swimmer of his generation. Representing his country for 23 years, Mark became Britain’s most decorated male swimmer after winning a record 47 major international medals. Mark’s post swimming career has seen him reinvent himself as a renowned broadcaster and successful motivational speaker.

Mark has enjoyed a high-profile TV career, a fixture on BBC’s coverage of the Olympics, and swimming in general. He enjoyed a memorable stint on Strictly Come Dancing, and is a regular participant on various other shows. 2016 has seen him launch his own range of swimwear, with respected brand Zone3. He invests a huge amount of time leading and inspiring the next generation of young swimmers, running his own successful grassroots clinics.

Records / Achievements

  • 5 x Olympian, 6 x World Champion, 11 x European Champion, 2 x Commonwealth Champion
  • 2008 – Flag bearer for Team GB at Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • 2008 – Competed on Strictly Come Dancing and returned for the arena tour in 2012
  • 2013 – Established ‘Mark Foster Swimming Academy’ to inspire young swimmers from the ages of 11-17
  • 2014 – Formed Fitsteps, a dance and fitness programme aimed at creating a fun, energetic and effective way to keep fit by fusing ballroom and Latin dancing
  • 2017 - Launched his own signature swimwear range with Zone3

Other noteable achievements

  • Broken 8 World Records
  • Award winning partnership with Clare Balding from the aquatics centre during the 2012 London Olympics made Mark a household name, returned for Rio 2016
  • Long standing relationship with Ted Baker, including his own signature range
  • Blogged for the Huffington Post on current issues, sport and lifestyle
  • Regular participant on Countdown, A Question of Sport, Come Dine with Me, Celebrity MasterChef as well as a host of other charity shows and campaigns

Personal Data

Birth Date: 12/05/1970
Born: Essex, UK
Lives: Cambridge, UK

Ned Boulting

Award Winning Sports Journalist, Television Presenter, Author & Generally Clever Bloke

Ned has been an integral part of ITV’s Tour de France coverage since 2003, forging a position within the cycling world as a respected reporter, presenter and writer. Along the way Ned’s portfolio of work has expanded, annual credit includes coverage of the Tour of Britain and Vuelta a Espana. Ned is an eloquent speaker, and confident host and facilitator.

In 2016 Ned launched Bikeology, a one man live theatrical show about bike stuff. It successfully toured the UK as a near sell-out, and will return for more dates in 2017.

Records / Achievements

  • Winner of the Royal Television Society Sports News Reporter of the Year
  • Acknowledged as the authoritative voice and face of cycling on UK terrestrial television
  • Covered ITV’s Tour de France coverage since 2003, expanded to Tour of Britain and Vuelta a Espana
  • Started presenting career with Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, alongside Jeff Stelling in 1997
  • Joined ITV in 2001, covering football events including the Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup

Other noteable achievements

  • Produced and directed a number of programmes - 'Dutch Master - A Tribute Dennis Bergkamp' (1998) and Award winning 'Steven Gerrard - A Year in My Life' (2006)

Accomplished author with numerous published works:

  • ‘How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France’ (2012)
  • ‘How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France’ (2012)
  • ‘On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul’ (2014)
  • ‘101 Damnations: Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France’ (2015)
  • ‘Boulting’s Velosaurus: A Linguistic Tour de France’ (2016)

 

 

Personal Data

Birth Date: 11/07/1969
Born: Andover, UK
Lives: Lewisham, UK

Sally Gunnell OBE

Olympic Gold Medallist in 400m Hurdles

Despite winning her Olympic Gold medal nearly a quarter of a century ago, Sally remains one of the most recognised, respected, and loved females in British sport. She is the only woman in history to have ever concurrently hold all four major championship Gold medals at the same time – Olympic, World, Commonwealth, European & World Record.

She is now an authentic spokesperson of health and wellbeing particularly in the corporate workplace, and her unwavering motivation, dedication and self-belief ensured her on-track success now inspires audiences everywhere. Approachable and down-to-earth, she not only tells her own incredible story but she works with businesses to maximise the potential of their workforce – a formidable example of work/life balance.

Records / Achievements

  • 1992 – Olympic Gold Medallist at Barcelona Olympic Games in 400m Hurdles
  • Only woman in history to have ever concurrently held all four major championship Gold medals – Olympic, World, Commonwealth, European & World Record
  • Spearheads charity events such as Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and continues to fulfil her role as figurehead for the British Heart Foundation
  • Sally was chosen to be an Olympic panellist for Sky Sports News broadcast coverage during London 2012, where she offered expert analysis on all things Track & Field

Personal Data

Birth Date: 29/07/1966
Born: Chigwell, UK
Lives: West Sussex, UK

Simon Brotherton

The Voice of Football & Cycling

Over the years Simon has established himself as one of the country’s finest and most diverse sports commentators. After joining the BBC in 1990, Simon is now predominantly known as one of the top tier commentators on Match of the Day, also appearing frequently on BBC Five Live, and for BT Sport as lead commentator for the European Football Show on Sunday nights.

Simon has enjoyed real success as the BBC’s lead cycling commentator after making the transition from radio to television, most notably at Rio 2016, where his performances at both the Olympics and Paralympics received deserved acclaim.

Records / Achievements

  • 6 Olympic Games
  • 3 Commonwealth Games
  • 19 Tour de France’s
  • 6 Baseball World Series
  • 4 World Cup’s
  • 5 European Championships
  • 2 Champions League Finals
  • 2 African Cup of Nations
  • Boxing World Title Fights in Las Vegas
  • Multiple Grand Prix Athletics & Formula One Races
  • 2013 – Became BBC’s voice of cycling, and now covers all of TV cycling events for the BBC which started with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014
  • 2016 – Became lead commentator for the Olympic cycling at the BBC, headed up Channel 4’s commentary of the Paralympic Cycling

Personal Data

Birth Date: 14/05/1969
Born: Brighton, UK
Lives: Sussex, UK

Steve Backley OBE

Broadcaster, Motivation Speaker & 2 x Olympic Silver Medallist in Javelin

In an unparalleled career for a British field athlete, Steve’s career saw him throw the javelin to multiple world records, Olympic, World and a load of other medals. He is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at 3 different Olympic Games. He took the mantle from Paul Dickinson as BBC Sports lead field commentator, broadcasting to millions during the Rio Olympics and other major events.

Affable, laid back in nature and ability to communicate with all ages has made Steve both a fantastic ambassador for sport and an excellent role model. Steve has established himself as one of the best respected and sought after speakers within the corporate market. With a background in Sports Psychology and a rich experience competition at the very highest level, Steve has a wealth of knowledge to impart and a long and successful career to back up his theories.

Records / Achievements

  • 1996 & 2000 – Olympic Games Silver Medallist
  • 1994, 1998 & 2002 – European Champion
  • Only British track and field competitor to win medals at 3 different Olympic Games
  • Became first British male to set a World Record in a throwing event

Personal Data

Birth Date: 12/02/1969
Born: Sidcup, UK
Lives: Kent, UK