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John Inverdale - BBC Sports Presenter, Conference Host, Awards Host and After-Dinner Speaker - available for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

John Inverdale had become the face of BBC Rugby but in his role as anchorman he has covered seven Olympic Games, 13 Ryder Cup tournaments, Wimbledon, The Football World Cup, The World Strongest Man and most of the other major sporting events from rowing to horse-racing 

John Inverdale is a true professional, his humour, personality and vast experience make him an ideal choice as a host/ facilitator for awards in any sector

John Inverdale - BBC Sports Presenter, Conference Host, Awards Host and After-Dinner Speaker.

John Inverdale - BBC Sports Presenter, Conference Host, Awards Host and After-Dinner Speaker - available for events during the 2015 Rugby World Cup

John Inverdale is a true professional, his humour, personality and vast experience make him an ideal choice as a host/ facilitator for awards in any sector

Educated at Clifton College, Southampton University and UWIC, John Inverdale began his career as a reporter on the Lincolnshire Echo before moving to BBC Radio Lincolnshire in 1992.  His first job with network radio was in 1966 as a sports reporter for BBC Radio 2 and a news reporter for Radio 4 on ‘Today’.  In 1966 he became presenter of ‘Sport on 2’ which he hosted for six years until the advent of Radio 5 Live when he moved to a daily news programme.

During his radio career, John Inverdale  has presented Seven Olympic Games, football and rugby World Cups, Wimbledon Championships, Open Championships, plus numerous other major sporting events including the Ryder Cup, World Athletics Championships, Grand Nationals, Cheltenham Festivals, Champions League and FA Cup Finals

In 1997, he was named Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards, and in 1998 ‘Radio Personality of the Year’ by the Variety Club. 

John Inverdale started his television career in 1990 as presenter of the rugby and football, and on the BBC, he fronted ‘Rugby Special’ from 1994 until its demise in 1997.  He hosted his own BBC1 sports chat show ‘Onside’ for seven series, and is a regular presenter on Grandstand and other sports programmes including Wimbledon.  He was part of the multi-award winning team that covered the Sydney Olympics in 2000.  He has also hosted ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ on numerous occasions, which regularly attracts audiences in excess of 10 million

John Inverdale is undoubtedly  one of the best conference and awards hosts in the business.

John Inverdale - BBC Sports Presenter, Conference Host, Awards Host and After-Dinner Speaker

"I would without a doubt recommend booking John Inverdale to present an Awards Dinner or an after dinner speech. He had some really good stories about all the various sports people he's worked with over his extensive career in television. I wasn't sure what to expect, but he was very laid back and at ease with the task of presenting our Awards to an audience of people who were quite excitable after a few drinks. He really controlled the audience well when they were getting a bit restless towards the end and kept their attention. 97% of attendees thought he was an 'excellent host and 3% ticked 'very good'. There were numerous comments on the evaluation forms about how funny, charismatic and engaging he was. An excellent choice." 

The IT Service Management Forum (ITSMF)

"John Inverdale was entertaining and made the day fun and it flowed well. Everyone enjoyed the conference and praised John for his part in the day." 

2 Sister Food Group

"John Inverdale was a great host. He suited our corporate networking event very well and was a pleasure to work with. His style of hosting, professionalism and funny stories captured the audience well. He also provided us with suggestions on how to entertain the audience which worked well for us." 

Anixter International Ltd

"John Inverdale  excelled at tailoring his after dinner speech around the mixed culture of clients in attendance, the comical stories from the sporting field very well received with laughter filling the room. All of our clients and staff thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to John throughout the evening. I couldn't recommend John Inverdale highly enough. For a short notice booking to be such a success takes a lot of skill and experience, which John has plenty of." 

Standard Chartered Bank