With the growth of Corporate Entertainment one name has come to the forefront, in the field of both function entertainment and after dinner speaking, that of Adrian Walsh. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of comedy enabling him to tailor his performance to both audience and venue. He is in demand, not only for cabaret and theatre, but for conferences, after dinner speeches, award ceremonies, golf/sportsman’s dinners and product launches. No other comedian in Great Britain today has a greater sense of occasion.
Adrian Walsh has the confidence of experience and amply lives up to the reputation of being known as:
Working with such international stars as Glen Campbell, Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Shirley Bassey and Barry Manilow has made Adrian into one of the most sought after comedians in Great Britain.
Adrian has worked in all aspects of the media including theatre, cabaret, conferences, product launches and after-dinner speaking. He has also appeared in many countries abroad including America, Canada and Africa, plus numerous corporate functions throughout Europe. He is at home with both British and American audiences making him in demand to work on cruise liners all over the world.
He has made over 300 radio and television appearances, most recently as a regular on Today with Des and Mel. He is constantly travelling abroad giving talks to the world’s largest corporations and he has built a reputation where he is known as ‘The Giant of Corporate Entertainment’.
MANY NATIONALLY KNOWN COMPANIES HAVE USED ADRIAN'S EXPERTISE OFTEN COMING BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR - THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY.............
LUNN POLY LIMITED - Alan Righton, Operations Administration Manager
Over the years, we have witnessed the performance of many after dinner speakers, and have generally been pleased with their performance. Having said that, none of them have ever received a standing ovation - which you did following your performance. Our senior Managers are from every division in our Company, whether it be sales or accounting, systems or personnel and, as you found, we have a 50:50 split of male and female staff. Nevertheless, your comedy, without sexist, racist or religious overtones, kept us all entertained for well over an hour. We can certainly recommend you to others who require a talented entertainer.
HISTORIC SPORTS CAR CLUB - Hal Danby
Our annual Dinner Dance last week was a great success - in large part because of you. We asked you to be Master of Ceremonies and were not disappointed. You managed, not only to provide one of the best stand-up routines I have ever heard, but also managed to get us through the prize giving (with all its usual chaos) and the raffle with the same wonderful sense of humour which characterised the whole evening. You have set a new standard for our annual event and will be a very hard act to follow.
BRITISH AIRWAYS WORLD CARGO - Sheila Evans, Terminal Manager
I felt I had to write to thank you for making our Dinner Dance such a huge success. People will be talking about you for months to come. Your quick wit and professionalism delighted us all. It was such a pleasure to be able to relax and enjoy the show without any "blue" material to spoil anyone's evening.
CAR CARE PLAN LIMITED - Jonathon Heap, Director of Marketing
We place great importance on our annual company conference. It's the only time in the year when we all get together to review, to plan and to motivate in preparation for the year ahead. Like most conference organisers, I am faced with the annual problem of looking for a suitable speaker. I am pleased to report that Adrian Walsh did a tremendous job, and developed first class rapport with the audience, which resulted in an excellent evening. Adrian's quick wit, coupled with his ability to recall members of the audience are delivered in a squeaky clean fashion, produced a memorable night.
LUNN POLY LIMITED - Nigel R. Cleevely, Operations Director
Your performance after the final evening's dinner was absolutely superb and was exactly in line with what was required. To receive a standing ovation was the accolade you deserved, and I would love you to return for future events of this type.
TOP RANK LIMITED - Michael Murphy, Promotions and Publicity Controller
We were absolutely delighted with your performance as Master of Ceremonies at the Top Rank Management Awards. Your stand-up material was well pitched for the audience and you managed to keep the whole show bang on schedule, which was particularly important given the calibre of the audience and the cabaret.
THE RESEARCH QUORUM - Caroline Snowdon, Director
All our staff and clients thought you were incredibly funny, especially involving the audience so well. I was extremely impressed that you could be so funny without being racist, sexist or blue and still find myself chuckling about situations which you described even a week later. You really made the evening a great success.
JEWSON LIMITED - Frank Cripps, Personnel Manager
Everyone was delighted with your performance, which was the perfect climax to two days of hard but interesting work. We were all so impressed by the way in which you were able to reinforce the message of the event. For my part, this was the third time I have had the pleasure of using your services at the Jewson event, and it certainly will not be the last. Many of our Managers have asked me to make sure I book "our friend Adrian " for any future events. I can think of no higher praise.
SEABOURNE FORWARDING LIMITED - Evelyn Jefferies
Your act was the perfect ending to a perfect day - we heard nothing but praise for your quick wit and humour and I know I wasn't the only one who would have kept you on stage all night given the chance! Andy and I were able to relax within minutes of the start of your performance and words can't really express our appreciation of your hard work and professionalism.
ICI - Stuart J. Beer, National Accounts & Export Sales Manager
I feel that I must write to thank you for the terrific effort you put into our Roadshows. Their success was due in no small way to your contribution. Your ability to adapt to different situations and audiences and to generate such response, particularly at that time of day, is incredible and the professional way in which you approach your job helped all the ICI staff who were making presentations to give their very best. Of all the product launches we have done I am sure that these will be remembered for a long time.
KLIKLOK INTERNATIONAL LTD - M.A.Croucher, Managing Director
We were delighted with your superb performances at our new Product Launches. To keep an audience, which consisted of 80% overseas people from 18 different countries enthralled, for well over an hour, is quite remarkable. Every one of our customers were loud in their praise of your performance. It is the fifth time that we have been fortunate enough to book you over the past 2 years, and you come up with fresh material every time.
SANYO - Pau1 Dominy, Sales Director
Our dealers had a marvellous time and as usual your fast wit and humour provided an extremely amusing cabaret, enjoyed by everyone. Even after three years, it continues to be a great pleasure to work with you and to enjoy what is always a fresh and lively performance, each time.
VOLVO - S. Kirk, Marketing Manager
I feel compelled to express our thanks for your exceptional performance. You held the attention of 320 people and delivered an unforgettable and extremely amusing performance. As a client, I would have no hesitation in recommending you.
LEX SERVICES PLC - David Leibling, Head of Corporate Communications
Many thanks for your contribution to the success of our Gala Evening. Your cabaret really hit the mood of the evening and rounded off a very enjoyable conference. Basing your act on every day events and observations means that it is very acceptable to a wide audience, all of whom can appreciate your humour.
HVCA · Fiona Byrne, Public Relations Officer
I could not let the occasion pass without writing to thank you for your marvellous cabaret. As you are well aware, the jokes were well received and your performance was a major contribution in ensuring that our Dinner Dance was the success that it was.
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC. Nina Gopal, Manager Sales Coordination UK and Ireland
Thank you sincerely on behalf of everyone for helping us to make the dinner in Scotland so successful. There is no question that you were a complete hit with one and all.
SERCO GROUP plc Steve Cuthill, Chief Operating Officer
I wanted to say thank you to Adrian Walsh for a great evening at our Project Managers & Contract Directors Conference. We had a very broad audience present including our top tier of management and the feedback from the group was tremendous. Adrian’s extensive repertoire, his quick ripostes, energy and interaction with the audience was first-class.
AerRianta International Amdahl UK Limited
Appleby Westwood Limited ARTAC Worldchoice
Aspect Telecommunications Bahco Tools Ltd
Beverage Managers Association Bloomsbury Publishing
BMWBristol Property Agents Association
British Aerospace British Airways
British Amusement Catering Trade Assn British Gas
British Industrial Truck Association British Gas Services
British Ports Association Conference BUPA
British Tourist Operators Association Calor Gas
BT Corporate Clients Cains Solicitors
Charter Broadcast PLC Chartered Institute of Bankers
Chase Manhatten Bank Ciba Geigy
CITY IT 1999Colonial Insurance
Confederation Of Passenger Transport DBS Group PLC
Covent Garden Tenants Association Dewberry Boyes Ltd
DHL Operations Conference Electrical Contractors Association
Federation of Small BusinessesFootball League Ltd
Goldsmiths Group PLC Guinness
Heritage Bathrooms PLC Hitachi
HLB Kidsons Holiday Inns
Hygrade Foods Ltd ICI Autocolor
I.B.M.Institute of Road Transport Engineers
Industrial Minerals Informix
Ipsen LtdJ. Walter Thompson
JCB Sales Ltd Kliklok
Lloyds Bank Lowery Holdings Ltd
Manches Solicitors Morgan Lovell
National Grocers Benevolent Fund Rank Xerox
Newstraid Benevolent Society Pipeline Industries Guild
Plastic Omnium Urban systems Ltd Sanyo UK Sales
Quantum Publishing Ltd Scottish Motor Traders Dinner
Scottish Power PLC Society of Practitioners Insolvency
Securitas UK Ltd Society of the Irish Motor Industry
South West Communications Ltd Symphony Group PLC
Suzuki Motors Dealers Conference The Wrigley’s Awards
The IT Directors Forum Television and Radio Industries Awards
The Cost Sector Awards Dinner Threshers Wine Stores
The Cremation Society of G.B. The Ireland Fund of Great Britain
The Paint Industries Club Transport Golfing Society
United Distillers & Vintners UK Ltd Whitmar Publications Ltd
Wholesale Confectionery & Tobacco Alliance Ltd
The Advisory Body for Social Services Catering Conference Awards
ADRIAN WALSH…….. spends his life entertaining corporations throughout the world.
Adrian’s humour is a strategy for business and life
Adrian has developed the three L formula – Living Life with Laughter
Adrian shows you how to lighten up when things get heavy.
With Adrian laughter can boost morale so that enhanced team spirit will improve energy, determination and achievement.
His fun inspires creativity, innovation and ideas – happiness supports self esteem and personal confidence.
A funny thing happened to Adrian on the way to the boardroom - he became the CEO of a one-man humour communication company.
Adrian makes you walk on the funny side of the street so that happy people produce happy results
Humorists and all communicators must not only know where their immediate audience is coming from but even more important where they are headed next and Adrian’s humour is the ultimate test of being in tune with his audience and times.
Adrian shows that each generation brings its own beliefs, attitude and social conditioning into play when it reacts to jokes, speeches and speakers thus proving that he knows the emotional and psychological territory occupied by his audience.
Adrian is an example of the practical value of humour as a tool to communicate, cope and become more creative.
Adrian uses laughter as a transforming force.