Garry Richardson has worked for the BBC for 45 years!
Garry can be heard most morning on BBC Radio 4’s prestigious “Today” programme Britain’s most influential breakfast programme. He’s been appearing on the programme now for 38 years and is the longest serving member of the team. He can be hear most morning’s broadcasting from the BBC studio’s and rubbing shoulders with the countries decision makers.
President Bill Clinton, His Royal Highness Prince Harry, Samuel L Jackson and World Number 1 Tennis star Serena Williams have all been on BBC programmes with Garry.
It’s the range of stories that has made Garry an incredibly popular speaker for over 30 years. His impromptu BBC TV interview with President Bill Clinton after a meeting with White House secret service agents is a highly amusing story.
In another presidential interview Garry interviewed Nelson Mandela who gave him a friendly punch during the course of their chat.
After 45 years at the BBC Garry Richardson takes you behind the scenes with a fund of hilarious stories from his broadcasting life. He is also able to deliver a motivational speech incorporating video and slides.
It’s at corporate business dinners and as an awards host where Garry has proved to be an outstanding success. The range of clients Garry has spoken to come from just about every profession.
They include HSBC, Barclays, Coutts, Bank or Ireland, KPMG, Deloitte, Porsche, Mercedes, British Airways, American Airlines, Qantas, Tesco, British Health Care, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineers Contractors Association, British Health Care, National Farmers Union.
Garry’s vast experience is captured perfectly in this review after a performance in Edinburgh. “Garry is a first class and genuinely funny after dinner speaker. He is sharp and witty in a modern way, without ever giving offence. His wholesome, self-deprecating humour appeals equally to men and women in the party, something not always mastered by his peers. He is a man who clearly takes the trouble to understand his audience and prepare his material accordingly. At the same time he is alert and fleet of foot deftly picking up and responding to the audience’s reaction. He entertained and charmed at the Health Shield AGM, not the easiest thing to do.”
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 as these testimonials illustrate.
“A truly accomplished speaker, it was a performance myself and others have rarely seen bettered”
— Paul Watkins Tesco
“I have had many favourable comments with a Tory front bencher saying it was the most original entertaining speech he had ever heard”
— Steve Elliott Chief executive Chemical industries dinner
“You did a great job entertaining the audience and presenting the Awards.”
— Banking Technology Awards Grosvenor House