Speaking

Jeremy does four things very well, and they all involve talking out loud:

1. Keynote speaker on communication
2. After-dinner speaker – because he’s funny
3. Conference MC – as he likes bossing people around
4. Awards Show Host – so he can hand out gifts without paying for them

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Keynote Speaker

Jeremy is an award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, well known for his quirky news and sports features for BBC TV and radio. 

He is much in demand as a keynote speaker on communication. He shares the skills he learnt from 27 years as a BBC news and current affairs broadcaster with corporate audiences. He teaches how businesses can pitch better and win more new business using techniques from TV, radio and storytelling. 

As you’d expect from someone who also works as a comedian these are very entertaining sessions, which always score highly with delegates in the fun column, but they’re also packed with great takeaway value which ensure his clients always invite him back.

I've seen Jeremy speak a number of times and I always walk away smiling. I can heartily recommend him as an MC for conferences, award ceremonies and a great deal more.
Guy Clapperton
Speaker, MC and Podcaster, The Near Futurist

Popular keynote topics include

Why stories stick in the brain longer

The art of persuasion - how to get people to buy from you

What are you talking about? Why most business presentations are rubbish

After Dinner Speaker

Jeremy Nicholas is an accomplished after-dinner speaker, especially when they want someone funny, but can’t afford someone really famous. 

His lightness of touch ensures the audience always has a great time and no one gets offended. 

Stories from his life as a broadcaster are always popular, especially the ones about live broadcasts that went wrong. He’s spoken at events across the world to audiences of 30 to 900.

Jeremy always makes it a memorable evening, which is why he gets rebooked again and again. 

As long as he gets paid he doesn’t really care about the size of the audience. He eats a lot of chicken dinners up and down the country but if asked he prefers lamb.

His one man show ‘After Dinner Stories From My Disastrous Broadcasting Career’ ran for 27 days to great acclaim at the prestigious Gilded Balloon venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.

We booked Jeremy for a slot at our awards party at our annual conference. He was absolutely brilliant. The laughter in the room was incredible. Jeremy had picked out bits of our day to weave in with his material, which really added to the evening. A true professional, a very funny man, and an excellent addition to any event!
Bryony Thomas
Watertight Marketing

Awards Show Host

Jeremy Nicholas is the perfect host for your awards show. 

There are two main types of awards hosts: the TV presenter and the comedian. 

The TV presenter is the first choice if you want authority and the show running to time with no mistakes, but it might be a bit dull. 

The comedian is the first choice if you want lots of laughs and witty banter, but there’s the danger they might overstep the mark, use colourful language or offend someone. 

The ideal awards show host would have all the authority of a BBC news presenter combined with the wit of someone who’s also a stand-up comedian. 

Look no further than Jeremy, he has 27 years in news and current affairs and a lifetime in comedy to fall back on. 

He’s hosted awards shows for Samsung, IBM, Hitachi, Symphony Legal and many other large organisations. 

In 2014 he hosted The Good Funeral Awards. If he’d died that night at least he would have been in the right place, but he didn’t. He stormed it. He counts it as one of the highlights of his career. 

He’s also hosted some really big, glitzy awards shows including the BESMA Awards, UK Business Awards, Newspaper and Magazine of the Year Awards, UK Customer Experience Awards, UK Digital Experience Awards, UK Employee Experience Awards, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards, UK Financial Services Experience Awards and is the only person ever to have twice hosted the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers Awards.

I first saw Jeremy speak at a business workshop in London. I am pretty sure I made a decision that moment to book him for an event when I had the right one. I booked Jeremy this year to for our ‘Source by Symphony Legal’ conference this year. Jeremy is one of those rare talents who can shift from daytime MC, to keynote speaker, to awards host and then drop into after dinner comedy mode. "He was worth every penny" (a quote from my team). "I realise now what a true professional is like" (a quote from my Consulting Director who has MC'd the event for the previous ten years. "Jeremy helped 'make' the event stand out from previous years" (a delegate at the previous five conferences). You want Jeremy at your event.
David Gilroy
Symphony Legal

Conference Host

Across the world this job has many different titles, but whether it’s an event host, compere or MC you are searching for, Jeremy Nicholas is your man. 

He’s much in demand as an MC at events. He’s compered hundreds of business events for the likes of IBM, Samsung and Boots. He’s three times hosted the annual international convention of the Professional Speaking Association, the only person to have done so. 

People book him because he’s funny but authoritative. He will make your event hugely entertaining but will never overstep the mark. 

He’s a seasoned chat show host, so he’s perfect for interviewing chief executives onstage at annual conferences, using just the right amount of banter to make it flow, without obscuring the important business message.

If you hire Jeremy to host your conference you will be in very good company as this recent client list will testify.

Recent clients include

Naseba Dubai
Aetna
Zain Kuwait
Genuine Solutions
Focus Group
West Ham United FC
Loughborough College
Trentbarton
Sanderson
Cambridge IECC
Grassroots Football
Trent College
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
Ellen MacArthur book tour
Northamber
Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
Jhoost
Nottinghamshire CCC
Stihl Group
Kingswood
Executive Association
PIMS
Nesta

MindLink
Academy for Chief Executives
Milton
Farnham
Langham Hotel
Football League
Best Business Events
Cognizant
Brody
NIIT
Rugby Football League
Audible
HP
Property Investment Network
Good Funeral Awards
Ideal Death Show
JLA
Merryck
MICA
ABLE
Hounslow Council
Pro Mobile
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Richmond Council

Excedia
Wandsworth Council
Still Logistics
AVN
Association of Serviced Apartment Providers
KSS AHSN
All Wales Medicines Strategy Group
WGSN
University of Nottingham
St Cedd’s
Career Farm
Petrol Retailers Association
Diverse Academies Learning Partnership
Emlyon Business School
Leeds University Business School
Hull University Business School
ACE Newspaper and Magazine Awards
UK Business Awards
UK Employee Experience Awards
Customer Experience World
UK Customer Experience Awards
UK Financial Services Experience Awards
Holland Alexander

Book Jeremy for your next event

If you’ve read down this far it probably means you’re interested in Jeremy Nicholas for an upcoming event. Perhaps you’ve heard that he’s very good, funny or just competitively priced? Whatever the reason, you can book him here.