Over the last two decades, Nick Hewer has firmly established himself as one of the nation’s favourite TV personalities and presenters, as well as a highly experienced business expert.
As the former host of Channel 4’s iconic show Countdown (2012-2021), Nick delighted millions of viewers with his wonderfully dry sense of humour and warm appreciation for the contestants.
An expert in public relations, Nick offers a unique opportunity as an event speaker, able to share his extensive business and PR knowledge as well as his experience in the public eye as a TV presenter. His status and delivery ensures the audience is captivated and entertained.
Contact Great British Speakers today to book TV Presenter and Business Expert Nick Hewer for your next event.
When Nick Hewer was aged 20, he joined a PR consultancy; within six years he had joined the board and eventually bought out the owner. In 1983, Lord Alan Sugar’s company Amstrad hired them to represent them. Nick spend over 20 years in the Amstrad management team before selling the agency in 1998.
He took early retirement and moved to France, but stayed in contact with Lord Sugar, who then convinced him to return to the UK for a new TV show…the little known The Apprentice (2005-2016).
This jump into television appearances made Nick a popular figure for the general public. He served as Lord Sugar’s right-hand man in the boardroom, and his calm demeaner was a natural foil to Alan’s combative style.
Talking to television like a duck to water, Nick has amassed a string of credits from Have I Got News For You (2011-2016), Would I Lie To You (2011), Pilgrimage (2022), The Great Celebrity Bake Off (2018), Who Do You Think You Are (2013), Room 101 (2012) and Question Time (2014-2017), as well as presenting documentaries and series such as The Town That Never Retired (2012), The Farm Fixer (2012-2013), We All Pay Your Benefits (2013) and Countdown to Freetown (2013).
Nick is very active in the charity sector, principally as patron for Hope and Homes for Children, for whom he took part in the Mongol Rally where he drove from London to Mongolia, raising over £12,000 as well as promoting the charity in Romania and Rwanda. He has also supported Street Child, Fairtrade, Children in Need and Pancreatic Cancer Action, as well as being president of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Nick’s after-dinner speeches take audiences behind the scenes of his business and television career, before turning into an extended Q&A session. His lifetime of experience makes him an engaging speaker and event host, offering audiences witty tales as well as serious business advice.
Through his business, presenting and speaking career, Nick has worked for the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan, BBC, Channel 4, Amstrad, Vistaprint, Aeolus, Haydock Finance, City of Lincoln Council, Peugeot Citroen, Total Jobs, Bark.com, South Staffordshire College, Wilson Hartnell and the late ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum.
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Nick Hewer was fantastic. He had great with, charm and intelligence.
Very entertaining and interesting speaker, tailored his speech to our event with an element of humour.
Nick Hewer was exceptionally brilliant. He delivered a good performance, was interesting to listen to and entertained our gests the way we expected.
Peugeot Citroen Retail
Very articulate, humorous and accomplished. Interesting renditions on the topical subject of The Apprentice.
City of Lincoln Council
Nick was conscious of our corporate requirements and obliged ensuring our key messages were covered both to the audience and the press.
South Staffordshire College
Excellent. Nick went the extra mile in terms of visiting pharmacies and familiarising himself with the pharmacy market in Ireland.