Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts, key-note and after-dinner speakers.

‘His fifth speech for us.  As ever, the star of the show.’  
BCA Conference, Silverstone, 2019

‘A total professional at the Bodyshop Awards last night. He mingled before, was clearly very well prepared and fully understood his audience and was also hilarious. He then stayed and sat with folks on tables afterwards. No surprise he was invited back for the 3rd time.’
British Bodyshop Awards, 2019

 ‘Thank you so much for an utterly staggering performance. So funny, so beautifully researched. Beyond brilliant.’
Oldie of the Year Awards, 2019

‘He has hosted these Awards eight times.  This was the best yet.   Simply amazing.’ 
IOD Jersey Awards, 2019

‘He totally nailed it.  He really understood our business and got a standing ovation at the end.’ 
Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Services Awards, 2018

‘Gyles did a superb job as tombstone host, doing exactly what was required. Save the Children were delighted.’
IFR Save the Children Dinner, 2018

‘AMAZING.  Utterly brilliant.  No one does it better.’ 
The Oldie of the Year Awards, 2018


‘He was perfect.  The teams love him and we always want to have him back.’ 
BCA National Conference, 2018


‘Mesmerising.  A wonderful speech that hit all the right notes on both content and tone.  He doesn’t need it, but we’d happily supply a testimonial.’ 
Restore plc Group Conference, 2018


‘He was simply superb tonight.  Wonderful.  An absolute pleasure having him here.’ 
TES Independent School Awards, 2018


‘Gyles Brandreth was truly superb.’ 
The Sportman’s Dinner, Edinburgh, 2018


‘In a long career I have never heard a better speech.  Utterly brilliant.’ 
International Oncolytic Virus Conference, Oxford, 2018


‘Stunning.  The best compere we have ever had.’ 
Cost Sector Catering Awards, 2018


‘FANTASTIC – as always!’
AIS Gala Dinner, 2018

‘A standing ovation.  Without question the best and most inspiring address we have ever heard.  It was absolutely magnificent.’ 
The Stationers’ Company Dinner, 2018


‘Incredible.  The best hosting of a conference I have ever known.  Everyone wants him back again next year.’ 
Optix Conference, 2019

‘The best compere at any event I have ever heard.’ 
Card & Payments Awards, 2019

‘Simply sensational.  Can we have him again next year?’
Casual Dining Awards, 2019

‘His energy, witty anecdotes and enthusiasm were completely irresistible.’ 
Center Parcs Charity Gala, 2019

‘A great success and all of our guests enjoyed him as much this time as they did back in 2016!’
National Federation of Demolition Contractors Awards, 2019

‘A standing ovation. Gyles was a HUGE hit.  Best host yet is the feedback we have had.’
Personal Touch Live Awards, 2018

‘The perfect MC.  A great start to our conference.  He was brilliant.’ 
Bunzl Catering Conference, 2018  

‘A standing ovation.  He nailed it.’ 
Moneycorp Staff Awards, 2018

‘An absolute triumph: we could not have asked for a more engaged and entertaining host.’ 
China Media Centre/CCTV Conference, British Museum, 2018

‘Insightful … extremely amusing …  an absolute pleasure … I hope we can convince him to speak at our events again in future.”
Standard Bank Corporate Investment Dinner, 2018

‘Great hosting.  Once again he entertained, educated and enthralled the audience, with feedback from those in attendance being extremely positive.’
Elevator Awards, 2018

‘Utterly stunning.  In twenty years the best we have had.’ H & B Buying Group Conference, 2018

‘Gyles was brilliant.  Not only was he fantastic to work with behind the scenes, his set and hosting was fantastic.’
National Skills Council People in Power Awards, 2018

‘A standing ovation.  Stunning.  A truly awesome presentation.’ 
HEA Awards, 2018

‘He must be the best speaker we have had in 52 years – utterly stunning.’ 
EPIC Egg & Poultry Industry Conference, 2018

‘Feedback from the teams has been amazing …  he made it a night to remember.’
Hesley Awards 2018



‘A simply superb performance . . . absolutely fantastic, capturing the mood and views of the audience . . . amazing knack of holding the attention of, what can be a fairly rumbustious audience, was a joy to behold . . . uncanny ability to understand our industry, the key players and to then make people laugh . . . I spoke to a great number of the 823 guests last night and without exception they were fulsome in their praise . . . This was the sixth year we have held the event and it was the unanimous view that Gyles was  the best host we have had.’ 
British Bodyshop Awards, 2017


‘A huge hit!’  
Northern Gas Networks Pride of NGN Awards, 2017


‘Gyles = Superstar!  He was amazing.’  
Global Capital Bonds Awards, 2017


‘Fabulous hosting of our awards ceremony . . . it was such a treat to work with such a true professional . . . our guests had a ball.’  
Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards, 2017


‘A standing ovation for a speech that was truly inspiring.’  
CSSA 50th Anniversary Luncheon, 2017.


‘In 23 years the best speech and the best hosting - by a country mile.’ 
Oxfordshire Business Awards, 2017.


‘Completely wonderful.  Without a doubt, the best in eighteen years.’  
Elevator Awards, 2017.


‘Breathtaking. Beyond brilliant. The best we have had in the 15 years of the event.’ Arup Annual Autumn Lunch, 2017


‘A complete success, the feedback has been fantastic and the sum raised exceeded our most optimistic expectations.  All of this was, above all, down to Gyles.’ Casual Dining Dinner in aid of The Prince’s Trust, 2017


‘An audience of 1,000+. A standing ovation. The best host we have ever had. Utterly brilliant.’ Farmers Weekly Awards, 2017


‘Gyles was a revelation! All the feedback we’ve received has been nothing but glowing for Gyles and he was a real breath of fresh air for the event. We were really impressed by the work he put in on the evening to speak with all the nominees for our awards to make sure he had details to include in his speech. All the nominees really appreciated this, as well as him speaking so positively about the companies to all the guests, which was a great selling point for them.’ Scottish Financial Enterprise Awards, 2017


‘A standing ovation on a wet Wednesday in January – amazing.  It was the best speech I have ever heard.’  
Citywire New Model Adviser Awards, 2017


‘A standing ovation at the end of the best presentation I have ever heard . . . Pure genius and amazing research.’  Close Brothers Asset Finance Conference, 2017


‘This is the third year he has done it and it was better than ever – beyond brilliant, completely perfect.’  
The Oldie of the Year Awards, 2017


‘The perfect MC.  A great start to our conference.  He was brilliant.’  
Bunzl Catering Conference, 2018


‘Stunningly brilliant.’ 
The COCOAS Awards at the Eden Project, 2017


‘As for Gyles – he was a triumph!’ 
Greatwood Newbury Race Day, 2017


‘Simply fantastic.  Even better than last time.  He completely nailed it.’ Belvoir Awards, 2017


‘The best speaker I have heard at any Federation meeting ever.’ SW Federation of WIs, 2017


‘From the bottom of our hearts thank you for joining us at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Excellence Awards 2017.’


‘Everyone LOVED him! He really made it very special.’ Private Equity Awards, 2017.


‘Hilariously funny and, at times, very moving too. The best host we’ve ever had.’  Pet Plan Animal Charity Awards, 2017


‘He was brilliant.  If only all celebs were that easy to deal with.’  Personal Finance Awards, 2017


‘He did a really professional job for us and we loved working with him and will look forward to working with him again in the future.’  The Promotional Edge, 2017

‘Gyles was absolutely fantastic and would recommend him in a heartbeat! He managed to be humorous without smut or impropriety to a room full of international guests of all ages and cultures and the entire room were in stiches! Wonderful MC and will definitely use him for future events.’ SBID International Design Awards, 2017