Speakers / Hosts

Welsh Stars has an extensive client base of speakers from all genres including, sport, business, politics, broadcasters, comedy and adventure. For more information on one of our speakers or assistance in choosing the perfect speaker for your next event, please contact one of the Welsh Stars booking agents on 01792 536120 or email enquiries@welshstars.co.uk

Sian Lloyd is a national TV presenter, experienced awards host and conference chair.

A well - known journalist and broadcaster, Sian regularly presents BBC Breakfast (BBC One), The news slot on Marr (BBC One) and is a correspondent for BBC network news.

Sian also works across other genres and has co-presented Crimewatch Roadshow (BBC One) for the past three years, presenting live shows from police forces across the country. 

Sian began her TV and Radio career in Wales presenting BBC Wales Today (BBC One Wales) and the drive-time radio programme Good Evening Wales on BBC Radio Wales. Sian still regularly works in radio, for Radio 4's Today and PM programmes.  Last year Sian was appointed Wales Correspondent for BBC Network news making her the face and voice of stories from Wales for national TV and radio programmes.

Vivacious television presenter, Claire Summers, is a familiar face on BBC Wales' flagship news programme, 'BBC Wales Today' being the main sports presenter. Claire enjoys a much varied role on the programme from anchoring the main slot to doing a whole range of live broadcasts from out and about. Claire also presents 2W news and sport. With her easy going personality and highly tuned sense of humour, Claire is extremely popular with viewers and colleagues alike. Claire Summers is passionate about news, and enjoys the challenge of a hard story but, at the same time, has a lighter touch. Claire has anchored 'Wales Today' from the National Eisteddfod for several years. and also delighted viewers and visitors to the Royal Welsh Show. Claire had been asked to enter a Heifer in the main ring and, although she found it a bit of a challenge, she did turn up trumps.

Broadcaster and journalist Jamie Owen anchors the country's most watched TV News programme BBC Wales TodayJamie has fronted the corporation's high profile Election Campaigns, Referedums, Royal visits and breaking news stories for twenty years. He has anchored coverage of the NATO Summit, The Olympic Torch Ceremony and The Ryder Cup.

Jamie also presents his own talk show for BBC Radio Wales broadcast on Sunday mornings.

As a documentary maker Jamie's recent work includes FAT v CARBS, and DO I DRINK TOO MUCH? seen on BBC World and the BBC News Channel, and also LANDROVER - the Great Welsh Idea - and THE ROLLS ROYCE GARAGE OF SNOWDONIA.

Jamie has worked extensively overseas for BBC World Service Trust, BBC Media Action advising television news stations in Libya, Egypt, Jordan and most recently Berlin.

 

Frances was born in Cardiff and attended University there. Her career in broadcasting started in radio - at 210FM in Reading and Severn Sound in Gloucester. She went from there to HTV West before going on to Meridian TV, ITN and Sky News. This lead to her working on Sky Sports and News 24 Sport. She has reported from a number of Six Nations OB's for BBC Network Sport and has also presented from the Commonwealth Games for BBC Wales.

Frances is a familiar and popular host to viewers and listeners throughout Wales and beyond. She's a much respected anchor of sports programming including 'Wales on Saturday', 'Sports Personality of the Year', 'International Snooker', 'Bowls' and 'Boxing' all for BBC television.

Hugely popular and high profile in Wales, Sarra Elgan is one of the most talented, professional and attractive presenters around.

Sarra Elgan is currently the pitch-side reporter for Clwb Rygbi on S4C. She is also the presenter for Speedway on Sky Sports, Rugby World Cup and Celtic League Rugby for S4C/BBC. A lover of all sport and music, Sarra was the presenter for Wakestock 2008 shown on both S4C and Channel 4. Most recently Sarra could be seen presenting 100% Rugby, 100% Fitness, Paparazzi and Bandit, a prime-time weekly youth music show plus Ceri Greu which is a children's art programme all for S4C.

Derek Brockway is Welsh born and bred and his interest in the weather began as a young boy growing up in Barry during the long, hot summer of 1976. When he left school Derek joined the Met Office, based mainly at Cardiff Weather Centre but with spells observing the weather at Cardiff Airport, Birmingham Airport and eight months in the Falkland Islands. Derek qualified as a forecaster in 1995 and was posted to Birmingham Weather Centre, broadcasting on several BBC Radio stations across the Midlands.

In December 1995 Derek moved to London and worked in the world of television preparing the ITV National Weather and Channel 4 weather. Derek has also broadcast on GMTV's 'The Sunday Programme'. Derek is the main weather presenter on BBC Wales television and radio.

Sue Charles is a familiar and friendly face and voice across BBC, as a news and weather presenter.

Professionally qualified as a journalist, Sue also trained in meteorology, and presents the weather on BBC Radio Wales and BBC television 'Wales Today' programme. Her broadcasting experience is diverse and covers news, weather and music all for the BBC.

Sue Charles worked for several years as a BBC TV news journalist; reporting, presenting and producing for 'Wales Today'.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete ever!

Born in Cardiff in 1969, Tanni was named Carys Davina. However, when her sister first saw her she called her "tiny" which stuck and became Tanni. Tanni was born with spina bifida but with the support of her parents she was always encouraged to be independent. Tanni attended her local primary school – at first using crutches and callipers and then a wheelchair. Tanni progressed to St. Cyres Comprehensive School and subsequently obtained an honours degree in Politics at Loughborough University.

Behnaz Akhgar has become household name since 2008 when she started presenting the weather for BBC WalesBehnaz can been seen or heard daily talking about the ever changing weather we have here in Wales.

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Behnaz Akhgar moved to Swansea round her tenth birthday.   Behnaz gained a BA Hons in Communication Studies and a Post graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

Behnaz Akhgar initially joined the BBC in 2001 working behind the scenes in News and then went on to become a picture editor and a video journalist, where she produced various stories on Wales Today.  Now, of course, Behnaz is a much loved weather presenter on BBC Wales.

Bubbly Behnaz Akhgar is constantly in demand to speak at or host events and is also much in demand to be 'face of' various projects.

Jason Mohammad is one of BBC Wales' most experienced and high profile news and sport presenters.

In late 2007, Jason Mohammad became the face of BBC Wales' new sport programme, Sport Wales.  Jason also presents live football and can regularly be seen hosting the major BBC Sport shows including Final Score, Match of the Day, Six Nations, World Championship Snooker and Autumn International Rugby.  Jason Mohammad is one of the most popular broadcasters and can also be heard on BBC Radio Wales hosting his own daily radio show.

Born and raised in Ammanford young, bilingual, television presenter, Owain Wyn Evans, is a familiar face with Welsh audiences.  Owain is one of the youngest journalists to be employed by the BBC Wales News Department and has numerous television credits to his name.

Broadcaster and former schoolteacher Phil Steele is one of Wales' most popular after dinner speakers. His strong sporting background as a former top class welsh rugby player with Newport RFC in the 1980's together with his role as a mirthful radio presenter and sports commentator for BBC Wales radio and television have enabled him to develop a wide variety of material.

Rebecca John is a popular and experienced reporter and presenter on the television news programme, BBC Wales Today.  Rebecca has a passion for languages and studied French and German at Cambridge University. She has also learnt Welsh and has appeared on the S4C programme, Welsh in a Week. Rebecca's love of language and attention to detail have earned her the title of Wales Today's unofficial 'grammar tsar'.

Wynne Evans (Mr Go Compare) is one of the UK's leading tenors, with worldwide fame.  Wynne has performed as a principal with all of the major opera houses and orchestras, including Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and English National Opera. Wynne Evans was born in Carmarthen, South Wales and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio, London.  Wynne is also a brilliant after-dinner speaker and puts so much into preparing for a speaking engagement that he cannot fail to please his audience.

Sara Edwards is one of Wales' best known and much loved television presenters who was the main news anchor for BBC Wales television for many years.  Sara was born in Wales but grew up and was educated in London where she studied her BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History. Sara Edwards commenced her broadcasting career with Capital Radio in London where she co-wrote a drama documentary series on the history of London. The success of this led to County Sound in Guildford, where she presented a late night music show five nights a week. The offer of her own show followed with lots of music, chat and live phone-ins. Sara also produced and presented a 'Down Your Way' type programme which was a huge hit with the listeners of Surrey and Hampshire and the 'Sara Show' ended up being extended to three hours by the independent radio authority ILR.

Sarah Dickins is BBC Cymru Wales' first Economics Correspondent and one of the country's most experienced Journalists.  Sarah's experience and in depth understanding means that she brings added context and understanding to her work.

Sarah's used to being ahead of the game.  Sarah was the first woman Industrial Correspondent on television in the UK when she took on that role for BBC Cymru Wales.  She also launched BBC2's Working Lunch with Adrian Chiles, BBC Radio Wales' first phone in, the Sarah Dickins Show and the business programme BBC Wales@Work.  With that programme Sarah won three prestigious awards from the Work Foundation.

Sarah has presented a wide range of programmes from Wales Today; Good Morning Wales; Woman's Hour; Business Breakfast and programmes for the World Service.

With a vast range of presenting credits to his name Dr Rhys Jones is best known for his hit BBC Television series 'Rhys to the Rescue' and 'Rhys Jones's Wildlife Patrol' for which Rhys achieved a BAFTA nomination.

Rhys holds a BSc in Zoology and Genetics, an MPhil in Medical Molecular Entomology and a PhD in Genetics, Phylogeography, Parasitology and Herpetology.  Rhys holds the position of lecturer at Cardiff University where he lectures in various topics including Wolf Ecology, Reptile Mitigation and Cardiff's flagship Animal Diversity module. 

Lucy Owen is one of the most famililar faces on Welsh television with more than 20 years broadcasting experience. She presents BBC Wales’ flagship news programme ‘Wales Today’ and he popular consumer programme ‘X-Ray’. She also presents on BBC Radio Wales.

Lucy has devised and presented a number of documentaries in recent years – ‘Working Mum’ ‘My Big School Dilemma’ and ‘Middle Aged Me’.

Lucy has written an engaging children’s picture book ‘Boo-a-bog in the Park’ and, as an ambassador for the Noah’s Ark Charity, she is donating profits to help raise money for The Children’s Hospital for Wales. Her next book for children ‘The Sea House’ will be published next year.

Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport, it was a fitting end to a glittering career.

110m hurdler Colin ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last 7 years of his career, was never out of the world's top 3 and since setting a European junior record of 13.44 in 1986, went on to set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth and 9 UK records at 110mh. Colin Jackson still holds the World Record over 60mh indoors (7.30, Sindelfingen 1994) and, has only recently been robbed of his 13years World Record over 110mh outdoors (12.91, World Title, Stuttgart 1993).

Dr Paul Thomas is one of those rare speakers and academics who are placed not only at the cutting edge knowledge and company development but has spent many years managing companies in both private and public services.  Dr Paul Thomas has also spent many months/years overseas consulting in India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and parts of Europe, gaining significant experience in development and implementation of leadership within varying cultural environments.  Paul did several series with BBC Wales radio and television as ‘the Business Doctor’.

Born and bred in Gowerton, Swansea, Lowri Morgan graduated in Music - specialising in voice. She is an accomplished soloist as well as being a trained violinist and pianist. During her youth, she was a member of the National Youth Choir as well as the National Youth Orchestra and travelled with the county orchestra as their soloist singing Welsh folk songs throughout America.

Lowri Morgan is a BAFTA and multi award winning television presenter, a World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, having raced in some of the World's most toughest and extreme races and is a global Adventurer.

Lowri Morgan is one of only six in the World to ever complete the notoriously difficult 350 mile non-stop footrace '6633 Ultra' in the Arctic and the challenging Jungle Ultra Marathon in the Amazon Forest.

  

June 2016 saw Lowri with four colleagues made up the first all-woman team to enter the arduous Three Peaks Challenge. They were dismissed until the third day when they made fellow competitors stand up and take notice. THEY WON! Lowri, once again, making her mark in the world of ultra athletics.

Mark Llewelyn Evans is a world renowned baritone. Whatever your occasion, Mark is perfect with his witty opera tales and insightful anecdotes of what really happens backstage! An evening with Mark will take you on an emotional journey, making you laugh, cry and leaving you breathless with his heartfelt renditions of traditional classics like Myfanwy & Some Enchanted Evening.

Andrew Price is a survival and bushcraft expert who presents his own programme on ITV called ‘Coast and Country’. This is his third year of presenting the programme which brings in very high viewing figures and he has 24 programmes a year. The programme sees Andrew travelling the length and breadth of the UK exploring the coast and countryside. We can now announce ‘Coast and Country’ has been commissioned, once again, for 2017.

 

Andrew is considered a leading expert on survival and bushcraft skills and has also appeared on numerous tv programmes, across all channels ITV, BBC and worldwide TV in this capacity. Andrew also presents an on-line survival and bushcraft series which has fans all over the world. Andrew has his successful bushcraft and survival company called ‘Dryad’ which he started when he was just 20. He teaches survival skills across the generations and works closely with under-privileged young people to increase their skills and build up their confidence. He has a great interactional personality and appeals across the age range.

 

Andrew is an extremely interesting speaker who covers several genres – inspirational/ motivational/business/leadership/team building.

 

Stunning television presenter Mai Davies has had an impressive career in television to-date. She was, for several years, the reader of the daily Sky Television news. Mai has also presented many other television programmes, including the weekly chat show/discussion programme 'On the Edge' featuring high profile celebrities and prominent figures; 'Wales This Week', the award winning weekly investigative current affairs programme; 'First Past The Post', a 'Pop Idol' type competition to find an 'alternative politician'; 'Sharp End Debates' studio debates during Assembly and General Elections as 'Question Time'; 'Sharp End', an issue based political discussion programme and 'Wales Decides', live Assembly Election results.

Multi-talented Mike Doyle excels at everything he does. His television performances always command top viewing figures and he is one of Wales' favourite radio presenters.

Mike is a West End singer and award winning comic who leaves his audiences spellbound after his many appearances all over the world. He rarely leaves the stage without a standing ovation. Mike won the 'Stage Comedy Newcomer of the Year' at the British Comedy Awards in 1990 and he has been thrilling audiences worldwide with his brilliant performances ever since.

Tomos Dafydd, a fluent Welsh speaker, can currently be seen as the main news anchor on BBC Wales and was the face of BBC Wales' Commonwealth Games coverage in Delhi.
 
Tomos can also be seen presenting Newyddion's sports coverage on S4C.
 

Born in Llwynypia, Rhondda, Carolyn Hitt read English at Oxford University. After training on the Neath Guardian and Merthyr Express, Carolyn joined The Western Mail in 1992 and progressed to Features Editor, winning Welsh Feature Writer of the Year in 1998. That same year Carolyn switched to broadcasting, joining the independent television and radio company Presentable Ltd. In 2012 she co-founded the all-woman production company Parasol Media Ltd.

 

Jonathan HIll has been the main news anchor for ITV Wales for more than a decade and is a very familiar face for Welsh viewers. With over fifteen years of broadcasting experience he is a highly accomplished live performer both in the studio and on location.

Jonathan is also an award winning journalist and in 2001 he was named Welsh Journalist of the Year for his work with the flagship news programme 'Wales Tonight' and the current affairs series 'Wales This Week'.



Originally from Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Chris Jones started his career as a cameraman, working all over Wales, Europe and the world for clients as diverse as BBC, S4C, The weather channel, Malaysian TV, ZDF and many many more.  Chris has also been responsible for filming and directing a number of different programmes and promotions for S4C and various and numerous clients including WTN, ZDF, Saudi TV, Welsh Tourist Board, Welsh language board, Ty Hafan, WWF, Welsh Assembly, Taste of Wales, Motor Neurone Disease Association, NCH, Chinese Tourism board and the Welsh National Opera.

 
Television presenter, Morgan Jones, graduated from Bangor University with a first class BA honours degree in Welsh language and literature in 1994, and in 2000 Morgan was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales for his thesis on a 16th century Welsh poet.  Morgan Jones is one of the main presenters on S4C television.
 
 
 
 

Television presenter Chris Roberts has extensive experience in the Broadcast industry. Chris presented on Sky News for twelve years - the last seven as a mainline presenter. Prior to that Chris was a reporter in the field and studio presenter for ITN and BBC Radio. Chris delivered first-hand coverage of many of the biggest breaking news stories in recent history including the fall of the Berlin Wall, conflicts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, 9/11 in New York, the Asian tsunami, and a wide variety of home news events from politics to pop music.

After studying for a Welsh Degree at University of Wales, Swansea and for a PhD about second language teaching methodology to adults; Nia found herself teaching Welsh to adults at University of Wales.  Nia was trainig new teachers, teaching Welsh in the workplace and developing new teaching materials.

In the year 2000, Nia Parry ventured into broadcasting and the media, working as a Welsh tutor on the series 'Welsh in a Week' on S4C.  Nia went on to teach and present on the series  'cariad@iaith' (Love 4 Language) teaching celebrities such as Tanni Grey Thompson, Ruth Madoc and Janet Street Porter to speak Welsh.

Ruth Madoc is best known for her wonderful portrayal of Gladys Pugh in the classic comedy series 'Hi-De-Hi!' for which received a BAFTA nomination.

A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has covered every aspect of the theatrical and entertainment industry, making her one of the country's most sought after leading ladies.

Roy Noble OBE is a former Head Teacher. Roy's move to broadcasting was gradual and part-time at first but Roy Noble is now one of the best loved and most listened to broadcasters in Wales. Roy's unique brand of humour, easy-going personality and power of verbal communication made his daily BBC Radio Wales programme one of the most popular in Wales for which he received a Sony Award in 1999. Roy has also had a highly successful career in television - Network BBC and S4C - working both in the medium of Welsh and English. Roy has been presenter on a diet series with Barbara Dickson and a three times a week magazine programme. A most entertaining speaker who injects clever, subtle humour into his presentation

Ashleigh Crowter is a sports reporter and presenter for BBC ‘Wales Today’, Wales’ flagship television news programme.  Ashleigh is an accomplished broadcaster and witty speaker and an ideal host for conferences and events.

Ashleigh’s working brief is to cover the best stories in Welsh sport – from Grand Slam champions to grassroots heroes. Over the last 13 years, Ashleigh has been close to the biggest sporting events in Wales and overseas.


Ashleigh was on the finishing line at the Great Wall of China when Nicole Cooke set Welsh athletes on the way to a record-breaking medal haul at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ashleigh's also reported from the historic Cardiff Ashes test, two Six Nations Grand Slams and also covered the nine year build-up to the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Lorraine King is a brilliant singer/songwriter who has had great success with her recordings. With superb hard-hitting production and lyrics that tackle issues, her unique style of humour and gutsy vocals are a powerful combination. Lorraine has devised a one woman show especially catering for cabaret style performances at theatres and in function suites, bringing an extra dimension to after dinner entertainment. Another element to this huge talent is her comedy routine ‘Polly Pardon’ – a send-up of well known Country and Western singers.

Nigel Walker first achieved world class recognition as an athlete when he represented Great Britain as a high hurdler on 30 occasions at all major events, including the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Nigel retired from athletics in 1992 to pursue a second sports career as a rugby union player with Cardiff RFC. In his first season he was capped for Wales at full international level and went on to accrue 17 full international caps. He was appointed Head of Sport at BBC Wales where he stayed for several years. He uses his sporting experience in his motivational speeches, for which he is very much in demand.

Barbara Wilding started her career in the police force as a constable. Barbara served as an operational detective and on a specialist units in New Scotland Yard.  Barbara rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in Kent and Chief Constable of South Wales Police.  The police force was an extremely male dominated profession at this time and Barbara is a true inspiration.  Barbara Wilding has also been appointed Lord Lieutenant.

Iwan Thomas MBE is without a doubt, one of the greatest athletes that Britain has produced.  Born on 5th January 1974; His initial athletics breakthrough came at the "World Junior Championships" in 1992, as part of the British 4x400m relay team, in which they won 5th place. In 1993, Iwan attended West London Institute of Higher Education, studying Sports Science and Geography. Working extremely hard, Iwan managed to juggle his studies and training which paid off, in 1994 took part in the "Commonwealth Games" 400 metres, setting a Welsh Record where he reached the semi-finals, representing Wales.

Television presenter, Iolo Williams, grew up in in Llanwddyn near Lake Vyrnwy. At the beginning of 1985, Iolo got a job with the RSPB and spent the next 14 years working for the organisation. During this time, he became a regular on the media - on TV, radio and in newspapers - making a name for himself as a leading expert on Welsh birdlife.

His big TV break came in 1997 when BBC Wales approached him to work on a new series called 'Visions of Snowdonia' which followed the lives of six people living and working on the slopes of the country's highest mountain. He was offered a second series - this time, Iolo was 'Birdman' and it's a name that has stuck.

Chris Corcoran is a highly popular stand-up comic, writer and BBC radio and television presenter.  Chris' most recent television series for BBC is 'Wales and the Other Five Nations' where he takes a fun look at the Six Nations it's characters and greatest moments. Chris interviewed Martin Johnson; puts Eddie Butler on the spot; asks Iuean Evans about his mud-moustache; mows the lawn of the Millennium Stadium and, finally, has the excuse to dress up as a valley girl - although, in truth, he didn't need much persuading.

Sean Holley is a currently a TV Rugby Analyst for BBC Wales Scrum V in studio and outside broadcasts. He provides commentary and match analysis In-game and pre/post match. He is also host of the 'Rugby Nation' weekly show for Town and Country Broadcasting. He also writes technical coaching articles for several publications. Sean was Head Coach for Ospreys Rugby for nine Seasons – over 250 Games. He worked with  British Lions, Six Nations Internationals, All Blacks and Springboks working with the most famous names in Rugby in Wales. He has also held several other high profile positions in the world of Rugby. He was the longest serving and most successful Welsh Regional Coach in the history of the game.

Sean Holley has a great deal of experience in education, teaching, lecturing and developing a range of further and higher education courses including HND Sports Science.  He is an accomplished after dinner and keynote speaker. He has fascinating stories to tell of his rugby tours and the business side of the game. His effervescent personality also makes him an ideal host for high profile events. He is also a much sought after business speaker widely used by Businesses and Governing Bodies. Sean Holley is also one to surprise his audiences as he will often bring along his guitar and sing a song he has written about the event he is speaking at. An altogether first-class, exciting and exceptionally interesting speaker whatever the genre. 

Phil Bennett: Llanelli RFC. Wales. British Lions & Barbarians

When asked to describe Phil Bennett, one rugby author wrote: "There is a word in Spanish which is used when other superlatives are deemed inadequate - 'Duendne'. It has no equivalent in English or Welsh but it accurately describes that doyen of Welsh Rugby, Phil BennettPhil was a rugby player whose talents defy definition; a mercurial mix of the impressive, the unexpected and dare I say, the superhuman!"

Rory Cellan-Jones has been a reporter for the BBC for more than two decades, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.

Rory's on-screen career began as reporter for 'Wales Today' in Cardiff, from where he moved to London as a reporter on 'Breakfast Time'.  Rory quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC's output from the 'Money Programme' to 'Newsnight', from the 'Today' programme to the 'Ten O Clock News'. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.

Rory has hosted many 'high profile' events throughout the UK and is always extremely well received.  Rory is also much in demand as an after dinner speaker.

 

Sean Fletcher is a sport presenter on Sky television.  Sean's story is one of seizing opportunities, from when he got his initial break on BBC Wales, to doing the 10 O'Clock News alongside Moira Stewart at short notice because the regular sport presenter was suddenly taken ill.

Ross Harries has gone from presenter and reporter on Wales' most watched news programme (BBC Wales Today) to presenter of Scrum V Live and the Sunday evening magazine show. 

Ross is the face of the BBCs rugby coverage and can be seen regularly on BBCs Six Nations both as a presenter and pith side reporter.

Frank Hennessy is one of Wales' best loved and most popular television and radio presenters. Frank has had his own BBC radio programme for very many years and has, over the last few years, been travelling all over the world recording television programmes exploring the background of music. Frank is one of Wales' most prolific singer/songwriters. His musical career has taken him to every corner of the British Isles and even as far away as New Orleans, Boston and Newfoundland. He is a fascinating raconteur. 

Oxford Law graduate Felicity Evans is a journalist and broadcaster with nearly twenty years’ experience and currently presents Open Country on BBC Radio 4 along with Good Morning Wales and Eye on Wales on BBC Radio Wales.  With regular shows on TV and Radio Felicity Evans also has extensive experience of hosting cultural, business and political events for a wide variety of organisations.

Simon Jagger and Chris Woody have known each other since they were children growing up in Oldham. Early in 2010 the pair started with Real Radio Wales, based in Cardiff, where they hosted The Real Breakfast Show with Jagger and Woody pulling in an audience of nearly four hundred thousand. They are now attracting an audience of over 500,000 on what is now ‘Heart’ and have formed a wonderful relationship with their listeners.

Jagger and Woody have great interactional personalities and are much in demand to host events all over Wales. Their special brand of humour is appreciated by organisers and audience alike. They also make first class, entertaining speakers.

BBC North East Wales reporter, Matthew Richards, has been covering newstories for fifteen years. Matthew is known for his quirky stye, sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye.  He is Wales Today's daredevil having flown a Hawk jet, aerobatic stunt plane and plummeted from great heights on theme park rides. He also had the worst night's sleep of his life aboard a warship off the coast of North Wales


Born in Swansea, Roby Brydon can frequently bee seen on our screens as Uncle Bryn in the hugely popular comedy Gavin & Stacey. Originally a Radio Wales DJ, he first captured viewers' imagination as Keith, the eternally optimistic chauffeur with his bittersweet, painfully comic tales in Marion and Geoff.

This led to The Keith Barret Show, in which the host cheerfully delved into and often ripped apart his guests' relationships. Since then he has starred in the sitcom SuperNova, played Roman Devere in Little Britain and fronted the panel show parody Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive.

Rob Brydon has many other credits to his name including I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books, and Cruise of the Gods, and the feature films 24 Hour Party People and Tristram Shandy: a Cock and Bull Story (which indirectly lead to his cult BBC2 hit with Steve Coogan, The Trip). He also pops up regularly on Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and QI.

Jay James, the brilliant Welsh singer who did so well in the recent XFactor competition and who was a firm favourite of Simon Colwell, has taken time out of his busy schedule to appoint us his Welsh agents.

Jay Jamesis a Welsh recording artist in the process of creating album 2 Stateside in LA. Incredibly patriotic Jay James has returned to Wales for the birth of his daughter.

After joining the Royal Navy at the tender age of 16 Jay James had never sung or played a note in his life until six years ago. Today, Bill Withers, Booker T Jones, Justin Timberlake and John Legend are among the many admirers of his uniquely soulful voice. A voice that was discovered entirely by chance.

First representing Wales at the age of 13 David Roberts CBE is the greatest male Paralympian the UK has ever produced. David was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age eleven and was encouraged to participate in swimming activities as a form of physical therapy.  He currently holds a joint record for the most Paralympic titles ever won by a British athlete.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Dave was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.

Max Boyce is the personification of Wales and what it means to be Welsh. His passion-fuelled lyrics, as relevant as they are witty, are the anthem of our nation."  Gareth Evans, Columnist, Western Mail

Having celebrated his landmark 70th birthday Max Boyce, the man from Glynneath, is as popular as ever, selling out at recent tours. Max's humour and music have both diversity and breadth and his popularity extends far and wide. Max Boyce filled the Sydney Opera House in 2003.

 

Rachel Williams, a native of Wales has enjoyed a long and glittering career.  Former ballet dancer and Principal at the world famous Moulin Rouge and 'Bluebell' at the Lido, Rachel swapped bijoux for claws in the London West End's production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running CATS.  Rachel went on to work the Los Angeles and Las Vegas Comedy and Cabaret circuit, thrilling crowds with a series of successful one woman shows.  A first class singer and performer Rachel has also turned her hand to directing and producing.

David is a vastly experienced and award winning BBC Sports presenter and reporter. He is a well-known member of the presentation team which has helped make Points West one of the most watched news programmes in the country.

He is also an accomplished film maker. He can shoot and edit his own material as well as being an experienced producer and multi-camera director.

Lord Dafydd Wigley is a fluent English and Welsh speaker.  With a wide and extremely impressive career, since he graduated from Manchester University Dafydd Wigley is a commanding and extremely interesting speaker on a wide range of subjects.

Amongst his many accolades Dafydd Wigley was appointed MP for Caernarfon, serving for over twenty-five years.  Dafydd has also had six books published which include several autobiographies.

Having graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in Computer Science Spencer Kelly is a highly respected broadcaster and journalist.

Speaking at corporate events on his experiences and anecdotes as a technology tourist, and looks ahead to some exciting technologies that are just around the corner. He also hosts live events and interviews, and presents corporate videos. He has also pursued some controversial investigations, including exposing security loopholes in Facebook and giving the first television demonstration of a botnet – showing the power available to hackers who take control of a network of infected PCs.

 

Kim Marks has worked on a range of programmes from consumer issues and daily magazine shows to current affairs.  Returning to to BBC Wales Kim joined the regular presenting team on Wales' flagship television news programme "Wales Today" for seven years.  As well as voicing numerous trails and promos, Kim has been a regular reader of short stories for BBC Welsh learners' programme, Catchphrase. (MCIPR).  Kim continues to combine her role as a newsreader at BBC Radio Wales with that of a public relations consultant.

Composer, singer, script writer, the multi-talented Caryl Parry Jones is one of Wales' foremost all round entertainers.

Caryl's solo singing and television careers began in the 80s. She became a presenter of children's programmes and soon became a firm favourite with the Welsh public. Caryl still has her own show and is also a regular on various tv and radio programmes.

Caryl appears regularly in gigs where she performs her own material as well as arrangements of more familiar songs and mixes the music with her own brand of comedy - from large scale concerts to house gigs - and always to an enthusiastic and warm reception. Caryl is also in demand as an after dinner speaker, host and adjudicator

Brian Meechan is an award winning business journalist who appears regularly on BBC Wales' flagship news programme, 'Wales Today' as business correspondent. Brian also presents the weekly BBC Radio programme 'Wales at Work'.

Brian was previously a political reporter with BBC Wales and has presented many TV programmes and has also reported on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel, Radio 4 and 5Live. Brian previously worked at ITN, where he covered major stories including the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Brian has also reported on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel, Radio 4 and 5Live. Brian previously worked at ITN, where he covered major stories including the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

BAFTA Cymru award winninng acress, Mali Harries was born in Cardiff. Mali was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Cardiff.  Mali went on to study at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 1997.

Mali Harries is an extremely popular Welsh actress who has been in the television industry since 1999. Mali has appeared in several well established TV series, such as Holby City, The Bill and Doctors

Mali plays a role as DI Mared Rhys in "HINDERLAND", the highy popular detective drama series set in Aberystwyth.

Entrepreneur and Entertainer, Stifyn Parri, is the Managing Director of Mr Producer.  Stifyn has 35 year's experience in the creative industiries and works as Creative Producer, Entertainer, Presenter, Consultant and Mentor.

Stifyn set up Mr Producer in 2001 and has produced some of Wales' most prominent live events such as the Opening Weekend of Wales Millennium Centre for BBC Wales, and "Welcome 2 Wales", Ryder Cup Opening Concert at the Millennium Stadium for SKY 1 and Sky Arts.

Stifyn created and managed the globally renowned Welsh Expat Social Welsh and Sexy Society (SWS) for over 10 years, with events in London, Spain, New York and Russia.

On 27th December 2013, Maria Leijerstam became the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent.  Maria set the new World Record for the fastest human powered coast to pole traverse, completing her journey in 10 days, 14 hours and 56 minutes. 

Maria spent four years planning, creating, training and preparing for this double world record.  She built a winning team, drove the project from the concept to dellivery, pushed through extreme mental and physical barriers and achieved the unthinkable.

In 2012 Maria was the first woman to complete the "Siberian Black Ice Race" (a 650km cycle across Lake Baikal), coming second overall annd in 2007, she was the first Welsh woman to complete the MarathonDes Sables(running six marathons in seven daysacross the Sarhara Desert).  Maria has also raced on the "World Series Adventure Racing Circuit", representing Great Britain over the last seven years.

Jay is a former Royal Navy Warfare Specialist turned Physical Trainer.

After joining the Military from the tender age of 16, Jay, as his reports show was often described as ‘exceptional’ and from being tipped for early promotions at nearly every stage of his career, it is noted that the ’Model’ Military man and ‘Inspirational leader’ was also nominated for an award for his ‘outstanding contribution towards the Royal Navy Physical Training branch’. Jay respectfully served his country for nearly 10 years before becoming injured playing representative Rugby and decided, whilst off work, to learn a guitar purchased as a light hearted joke months previous. This was the life changing moment that was to uncover a love of music and a completely unpredicted, unprecedented new life plan for the Welsh man. Critically acclaimed Jay has many fans within the profession including some of the top names in the industry. Jay is even followed on twitter by President Barak Obama.

Jamie Baulch is a British sprint athlete who reached the top of his field. Jamie won the 400 metres gold medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. As a member of the British 4x400m quartet including Iwan Thomas, Roger Black and Mark Richardson, Jamie won a gold medal at the 1997 World Championships, and silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. 

Jamie represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games where he won an individual silver and a bronze medal in the 4 × 400m relay. Jamie developed into one of the big personalities of the British athletics team.

Born and brought  in North Wales, bilingual TV/radio presenter, Gareth Jones, hosts TV & radio shows & podcasts that empower, entertain and engage. 

Gareth is best known for presenting ITV’s flagship teatime show How2 for over 16 years, as well as fronting Tomorrow’s World (BBC1), The Big Bang (ITV1), GetFresh (ITV1) and a raft of school’s programmes from the award-winning Action Forces, to Maths Sphere

Gareth Jones currently presents & produces radio shows & podcasts. Off-screen.  With a background in science, engineering and technology, Gareth tours the UK with his one-man interactive stage shows. These highly entertaining events are, at heart, motivational lectures, designed to raise the aspirations of Gareth's audience and equip them with strategies that will help them achieve.