From the field of football, we have former players like Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Karen Carney MBE, Matty Taylor, Chris Kamara, Ian Rush, Ian Wright and Stuart Pearce. Not to mention Dietmar Hamann, Graham Souness, Gary McAlister and Harry Redknapp.
We also have knowledgeable pundits and commentators who make great anchors and award hosts like Alex Scott, Alison Bender, Jeff Stelling, John Inverdale, Mark Pougatch, talkSPORTs’ Max Rushden, and MOTDs’ Simon Brotherton.
From rugby, there is Rugby 7’s Fiji World Champions coach and speaker Ben Ryan,
James Haskell (available with wife, nutritionist and personal trainer, Chole Madley), England Captain Dylan Hartley, players and commentators Sam Warburton and Martin Bayfield, and SKY Sports Louisa Pilbeam.
And lets not forget, incredible former Rugby Union player Maggie Alphonsi MBE.
In the athletics arena, we have Sebastian Coe, Colin Jackson OBE, Denise Lewis OBE, Johnathan Edwards, Dame Kelly Holmes, Jo Pavey MBE, Steve Backley OBE, Asha Philip, Kelly Southern, the legendary Tessa Sanderson CBE and commentators and broadcasters such as Jessica Creighton and broadcaster speaker and host Steve Rider.
In Cycling there is a no bigger star than female cycling legend Lizzie (Armitstead) Deignan, and Olympic Gold world record holder Sir Chris Hoy with six gold medals and one silver. He is a multiple world champion track cyclist, with 11 golds, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals to his name.
Diversity is an ever-popular subject of motivational speaking and we have some of the best Paralympians such as basketball player Ade Adepitan MBE, Paraplegic Marathon Runner Claire Lomas MBE, Swimmer Giles Long MBE, Paralympic Gold Medal Swimmer Liz Johnson, Ellie Simmons OBE and Michaela Breeze MBE – the most decorated British female weightlifter ever and, Steve Brown -Paralympic Rugby player.
There are some talented individuals who either don’t fit in the above areas or are so broad they fit into more than one and who are incredibly popular, such as Olympic legend Eddie the Eagle, Kirsty Gallagher, Sports Relief’s Ore Oduba, Former swimmer Mark Foster, presenter Mark Durden Smith, McLaren Formula 1 speaker presenter Marc Priestley, BBC sports presenter Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, Radio 5 Lives’ Johnathan (DJ Spoony) Joseph, talkSPORT NFL expert Nat Coombs
We’ve had a number of our sports stars talk to company employees about ensuring their fitness, health and wellness which is an increasingly topical subject and a big name often drives home the message.
We have speakers, such as TV doctor GP and Gladiators member Zoe Williams, performance coach and ultra runner Anna Marie Watson, performance coach Bernie Shrosbree, Athletics coach Dr David Hamilton, sports nutritionist Linia Patel, extreme endurance athlete Luke Robertson, mental health advocate and adventurer Alex Staniforth and motivational adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe.