Having spent the last three years working alongside Chris Cowdrey, watching him hosting events with equal measures of charm and humour – and getting tough when needs be – I have come to admire him greatly. He has great style and authenticity. He is also a versatile double act, being a speaker with a fascinating tale to tell. I highly and confidently recommend him.
Sir Michael Parkinson CBE
A superb experience working with Chris on his and David Gower’s UK Theatre Tour ‘The Holy Bail’. Chris was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, both on and off the stage. A master compere accompanied with the natural timing of a seasoned comedian. Chris delivers what only Chris can, his experience is immeasurable and his professionalism is of the highest order.
Director, ebp Ltd
We have worked with Chris for a number of years, he always adds a touch of class to our events. Chris researches comprehensively ahead of our events and his warm, calm and humorous approach helps us deliver real professionalism in many and varied situations, whether hosting, interviewing or fundraising i’d highly recommend his services.
CEO Under The Posts Ltd
Chris really brought a lot to our Hospice Sporting Dinner and helped to make the event a huge success. Happy to be involved in every aspect of the event, offering his advice and expertise, ensured that Hospice in the Weald was able to deliver a seamless, fun, and successful fundraising dinner for all who attended. Chris is a gifted MC and auctioneer with that special knack of being able to read the room expertly in order to keep things moving to schedule and deliver fundraising results. Looking forward to working with him again.
Chief Executive, Hospice in the Weald
Thank YOU for being such a star and completely brilliant to work with – I hope there will be a next time……….Speak very soon,
Fundraising Director, Hospice in the Weald
I have known and worked with Chris for 12 years. His professional, friendly & relaxed approach at any event immediately puts his guests at ease and inspires confidence in his colleagues.
Dinah Morgan, Events Manager West Kent Lord’s Taverners
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for being our auctioneer at the Sky Garden on 8 September.
What a stunning venue, also though, what a difficult space to conduct an auction! You were an absolute star and not only kept the attention of our 300 guests but broke Demelza’s records in what we have ever raised in a charity auction.
We are very grateful to you and hope that your diary will allow you to be our auctioneer for our flagship event at the Ned this September.
Very best wishes
Sarah Kemsley – Head of Major Donor Relationships, Demelza
I have booked Chris on several occasions over the past few years and he has never failed to impress the guests whether a corporate or private function. He is the consummate professional and he goes to great lengths to ensure his audience enjoy much laughter and fun. Over the years he has acted as “after dinner speaker”, auctioneer, Q&A host and MC, excelling in all roles. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris for both corporate or private functions as he is the ultimate professional.
Managing Director, GS Consultants
I have worked with Chris a number of times now and have found him to be highly professional, engaging and someone who really ‘gets’ fundraising.
Chris also knows the importance of understanding who is in the room – and how we can really maximise income generated at events by sourcing prizes which will raise high amounts.
I have also found Chris fun to work with – he has helped add value to our events with his creative ideas and knowledge of the auction world.
Director of Income Generation – ellenor