Sam Bailey stole the hearts of the nation after winning the tenth series of The X Factor at Christmas 2013, dazzling audiences and judges alike with her stunning voice and natural stage presence. Following her win, her debut single, "Skyscraper", reached Christmas number one and her debut album, The Power of Love stormed to the top of the UK album charts.
One of the world’s most iconic and celebrated golfers, the Tony Jacklin brand stands for high achievement, sportsmanship, ambition and success.
Rugby legend Neil Back MBE had a long and illustrious career in the sport, winning the 2003 World Cup and countless titles with his team Leicester Tigers. Now a major media personality and after dinner speaker, he is celebrated for his incredible anecdotes and warm personality.
Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard MBE was one of the stars of the incredible 2005 Ashes series and remains in the top 10 list of all-time leading English wicket-takers. One of the biggest characters in the sport, Matthew remains a hugely popular pundit and cricketing expert.
Watched by over 10 million people, Craig Phillips won the very first series of Big Brother in 2000 winning the nation’s hearts with his humour and personality. Since then, he has forged a career as one of the UK's leading DIY and home improvement experts making hundreds of programmes for all major broadcasters.
Singer-songwriter, actor and media personality Simon Webbe is best-known as a member of one of Britain’s most successful boy bands of all-time, Blue. Alongside his friends Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Anthony Costa, the group shot to fame in 2001 with their hit single ‘All Rise’.
Antony Costa first shot to fame as a member of one of Britain’s most successful boy bands of all-time, Blue. Alongside his friends Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Simon Webbe, the quartet catapulted to fame in 2001 with their Top 5 single ‘All Rise’.
Lee Ryan shot to fame as a teenager in one of the UK’s most successful boy bands of all-time, Blue, who sold more than 15 million records worldwide. Alongside Duncan James, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe, the group notched up three number one albums, two Brit awards and duets with musical legends Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
Singer, actor and television presenter, Duncan James is widely known as a member of international boy band, Blue. As well as achieving incredible success in the UK, the group became renowned in many other countries, including Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Five-time Olympic skier Graham Bell is regarded as one of the finest skiers the UK has ever produced, claiming the title of the Ski Champion of Britain on eight occasions during his illustrious career. Since then, he has become a popular TV presenter and journalist, regularly covering the Winter Olympics and presenting BBC’s Ski Sunday.
Dominic Holland has built for himself a great comedy career. His found his feet in 1991 in a small comedy café in London, and since he has developed into a successful and widely acknowledged comedian. His career has seen him tour around the UK, performing his socially accurate observations and sarcastic stand-up.
British explorer Pen Hadow is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and founder of Geo Mission, a pioneering environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist polar guide service.
First coming to widespread prominence in 2000, Audley Harrison became the first Briton to claim Olympic boxing gold in 32 years with the Super Heavyweight title at the Sydney Games, two years after claiming the Commonwealth title in Kuala Lumpur. A high profile professional career saw Audley challenge David Haye for the World Heavyweight belt in 2010 and win the British Masters title in 2012 along with the Prizefighter title in both 2009 and 2013.
With the personality and skill to change peoples lives, Pete Cohen draws on his talents as a motivational speaker, business consultant, life strategist and best selling author in order to be one of the most desirable after dinner speakers in personal development. Pete’s infectious personality and enthusiasm has also established him as a household name in publishing and broadcasting.
Derek Redmond is a former World, European and Commonwealth champion, and former British record holder in the 400 metres sprint. He went down in sporting history at the 1992 Olympics after he completed a full lap at 400 metres semi-final despite a torn hamstring.
Badminton star Gail Emms MBE represented Great Britain at the Olympics, Commonwealth and World Championships. She got to the very top becoming World Champion and won a silver medal at the Olympics. Gail is now a respected broadcaster and pundit working for major broadcasters BBC and Sky Sports.