"Neil was great- arrived early and was a total professional. His presentation was exactly as we had discussed- our event attendees were delighted to hear from him and to meet with him afterwards during our networking drinks.
I was impressed that he stayed on and took the time to mingle and chat with our guests afterwards- he stayed until just before 6pm."
Rebecca Cleveland, ZYME Solutions
"Neil was the perfect guest speaker our event. He carefully tailored his speech to suit the audience (KS1-KS5 students, parents and staff) and we received many comments from parents, headtaechers and school children on how much they enjoyed his speech. He was personable and had a great rapport with students and staff"
Sam Berry, Three Rivers & Watford School Sports Partnership
"Neil was a pleasure to work with. He worked hard on preparing and presenting a speech to my business that was relevant, motivational, and honest . Neil is ‘down to earth’ and a ‘man of the people’ (one of us is how he was described!) who inspired my team to believe that they can succeed if they believe they can and they do their very best everyday for every customer. Neil is quite simply a top bloke."
Simon Hiorns – Retail Director for Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd
"Neil was a pleasure to work with. He was the perfect choice of speaker at our Clay Shoot. Cool, calm and collected throughout, nothing was too much trouble and he took the time to speak to guests and volunteers and take photos. I would definitely recommend him for similar events."
Princes Trust – Bond Dickinson Clay Shoot
"Neil joined England Rugby Travel for the opening game of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship in Paris. We had never worked with Neil before but his attitude, application, fun and humour around clients was excellent. He mixed insightful knowledge and understanding with the ability to be at ease around fans and it greatly added to the experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Neil or work with him again in the future."
England Rugby Travel
"Neil made a fantastic contribution as guest speaker at our annual speech night. His honest, genuine and engaging manner captured the whole audience as he inspired young and old with his recounting of the remarkable journey that he made to the ultimate sporting success. Neil was a perfect fit for our evening."
Kevin Burke - Headteacher - Gunnersbury Catholic School
"All of the boys were inspired by your professionalism, knowledge, expertise and, importantly, approachability - you even won over the Welsh.
The post-training session was the ideal way to wind down after the intensity of the physical and we all thoroughly enjoyed the Q & As, especially the As."
Paul Wapshott - Hon. Sec. Oswestry RFC - QBE Coaching session
"Neil spoke very enthusiastically and in an engaging manner, sharing his own experiences and providing a real insight into Lions tour of Australia being a former Lion himself."
David Richards - Producer, The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast talkSPORT
"Just to say, Neil did an amazing job yesterday. Our clients and Employees thought he was wonderful...
Thank you to Neil and yourself for all your help."
Caroline Price - Glasshouse Technologies (UK) Ltd
"I picked up Neil from his Hotel and he was waiting for me in reception. He was immaculately dressed and straight away he came across in a friendly manner.
In the back of my car was my wife and two of my boys Cameron (13) and Rory (11). Neil introduced himself and immediately started talking to my boys about their rugby. We arrived at the rugby club and Neil continued his conversation with the boys for another five minutes. He then did something very special. He pulled out his World Cup medal and handed it to Rory. Well the look on that little boys face was priceless.
As soon as we entered the clubhouse Neil introduced himself to some of the guests. He was relaxed and came across as sincere and genuinely interested in them.
Neil's speech was excellent. It was just the right length and had many funny stories as well as giving an insight into Premiership rugby and that 2003 World Cup campaign.
Neil was eager to keep things moving along as he wanted to get into the bar so he could mingle with the guests. I thought that summed up Neil’s whole attitude towards the evening. He wanted to be a part of the event and wanted to make sure that our guests could talk with him in a more relaxed environment. I have had lots of very positive feedback from the conversations our guest had with Neil.
At midnight Neil's taxi arrived. I said that we had to go but I could see he was not ready and asked if he would like me to put the taxi back. 'Yes please' was his reply. I think again this showed that Neil was not just there to grab his fee and go. He genuinely wanted to have a good night out with like minded people.
So a great and genuine guy who put his heart and soul into the night. He certainly made my boys night and I shall be forever grateful to Neil for that very special memory.
Thanks for everything."
Paul Mair - Chairman Whitchurch Rugby Mini & Junior Section
"Neil was an absolute legend last Saturday! Very happy of having him again"
Carmen Grisolia - THG
"It was great to meet Neil again, ahead of the first piece we did at the start of the World Cup, and to hear his thoughts and insight as the tournament progressed. He was forthright and entertaining in his views, and I enjoyed working with him"
Hugh Godwin, Independent on Sunday rugby correspondent
"Neil came down to North Devon to support North Devon Hospice’s “ Man Trak” event, a sponsored walk between Barnstaple and Bideford rugby clubs on the 6 Nations Super Saturday with England going for the Grand Slam. Neil could not have been a bigger hit. Without any chaperoning needed Neil made himself available to everyone, made time for everyone and when it came for him to say a few words, gave a very honest view on rugby today as well as deploying a sense of humour highly effectively when it came to the “questions and answers”.
When he arrived at Barnstaple in a separate room at the club there was a kids birthday party and he didn’t blink when he was asked to nip in and say hello. Happy to share his World Cup Winner’s medal with everyone, Neil could not have done anymore, staying well past 11pm on the Saturday night. I would conclude by saying that I believe Neil would be a great success for any event whether corporate or charity."
Stephen Roberts, North Devon Hospice