"Our aim is to be the leading and most respected speaker bureau in the UK"
We provide speakers and hosts for corporate events. These include after dinner speakers, awards hosts, voiceovers, business, motivational and sporting speakers both famous and otherwise to suit all budgets.
We provide a value added service through
Knowledge and expertise
We have been in business for over 20 years. First, we listen and ensure that we fully understand your requirements, before using our experience to advise you on the best person who can answer your brief.
Working for you
We work for you, the client. We are independent of the people we supply, so can therefore recommend the best person for the job, not just the person who is the closest fit from a limited list.
We believe in transparent pricing. The prices we give you include our fee of about 15% and we only deal direct with the artists, or through their official agents. In fact three quarters of the time we are dealing direct because either the artist doesn't have an agent, of their agent specialises in broadcasting and not the corporate market. We also tell the artistes what we are charging you, so everyone is clear.
We book between 35 and 50 events per month, so you benefit from our buying power and reputation in the business.
Long term view
We approach each job with the view to building a longterm relationship with you. We've been around for 20 years, and plan to be for another 20 years and beyond. We can only achieve this by providing the right people, for the event, at the right price, every time.
For press and PR enquiries, please contact Alec Lom on M: 07802 401302
Stanley Jackson - Chairman
Stanley has a background in financial services and is the author of a book on Occupational Pension Schemes. He has recently written his memoirs "Get Me a Celebrity!" which charts the rise of Performing Artistes and is a popular after dinner speaker on the subject. Visit his own personal site for more info. He is the co author of a musical based on Dickens 'Tale of Two Cities' and a former parliamentary candidate; he also produced two successful shows for the singer Kate Dimbleby.
Matthew FisherMatthew originally joined Performing Artistes in 1998 as a graduate trainee. After 6 years he decided to explore other aspects of the media and events world, and among other things, worked in TV and turned around the management arm of a leading agent. In 2011 he rejoined Performing Artistes as a director and also sits on the board. His can do attitude and dedication to customer service makes him popular with clients and artistes alike. He lives with his partner and son in London and outside interests include film and West Ham FC!
JJ Jackson - Director
JJ's background is in Corporate Communications and Marketing. JJ is now "poacher turned game keeper", booking celebrities for corporate events rather than running them himself, and finds his previous experience invaluable when guiding both clients and artistes. Like all of the team, JJ is dedicated to customer service, and going the extra mile. He is married and lives in London. His passions are business, classic cars and fine dining.
We are committed to limiting the impact of Performing Artistes on the environment. To enable this we:
- Recycle as much waste as possible, including paper, cans and plastics
- Only use recycled paper, or paper sourced from sustainable forests for all marketing material and stationery
- Reuse padded and stiffened envelopes
- Use energy saving lightbulbs where possible
- Encourage speakers to use public transport, and where chauffeurs are necessary, ensure the use of diesel fleets
- Try to limit the use of couriers and unnecessary postage by encouraging the use of technology such as online video showreels
- Encourage both clients and artists to consider their own impact on the environment and consider what small steps they can take to lessen their overall impact
Performing Artistes is a trading name of F4 Group Ltd, registered address 24a High Street, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3EB. Tel: +44 (0) 1932 590 376
Company number: 2859797 VAT number: 641 1116 88
We are members of the Agents Association and International Assocation of Speakers Bureaus (IASB).