Best year for talent agency

Karren Brady (left) with Gordon Poole (right)

North Somerset based, The Gordon Poole Talent and Speaker Agency says it has enjoyed one of its best years to date thanks in part to the Olympics.

The agency, which specialises in providing guest speakers and entertainers for corporate events, has seen a spike in the number of former Olympians attending corporate events.

The likes of Kriss Akabusi, Sharron Davies and Dame Kelly Holmes have been kept busy via the agency.

The company has also seen an increase in demand from firms wanting celebrities to endorse products and to be their product ambassadors.

James Poole, who heads up the speaker department of the agency, also says that there has been a big increase in demand for bookings of business speakers.

With demand coming from countries as far afield as China, India, UAE, Russia, Europe, USA and Africa.

“The demand for entertaining after-dinner speakers and entertainers for both the corporate and private event market has never been stronger.

“Advance bookings for 2013 are also at an all time high. I would say the company’s unique selling point is that it is a family business and is one of the longest established corporate talent booking agency’s in the UK,” he comments.

Next year the agency will celebrate 50 years of trading

It is based in Brockley, North Somerset, and is run by Gordon and James Poole.