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Colin Jackson CBE

Colin Jackson CBE is a Multiple Gold Medallist and World Record Holder Olympic Hurdler. He is also an instantly recognisable TV & Radio Broadcaster. Known for his affable and professional, captivating and confident conference/awards hosting and motivational speaking, Colin speaks about diversity, inclusion, focus and mental health.

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About Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson CBE is a hugely important figurehead for diversity, inclusion, and mental health. His openness and honesty of his own personal experiences has captivated the media and live audiences alike. Furthermore, he speaks from the heart about the stressful demands of competing at the highest level, as well as the impact of anxiety, eating disorders and body dysmorphia.

Biography

Colin Jackson CBE is a much-loved media personality and inspirational speaker, Colin Jackson is a national treasure and one of the most well-known athletes in Great Britain. When he retired from competing, his multi-medal career and infectious personality made him the natural choice to join the BBC’s athletics commentary team. Over the last 16 years Colin has become an integral part of the team, covering the Rio Olympics in 2004 and all major athletic events since then, including the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Passionate about learning, Colin became Schools Ambassador for Wey Education in 2019 and continues to work closely with the Online Learning partner today, assisting the brand navigate its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Autumn 2020 Colin presented a BBC Panorama film Athletes which delved into the darker side of being a professional athlete.

Colin also reached the final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and has also competed in Celebrity MasterChef where he reached the knockout week and many other credits include being the subject of a memorable “Who Do You think You Are”.

Colin is a member of the steering panel for Sport Relief and is also an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF, as well as founding and fronting the Go Dad Run campaign for Prostate Cancer. Since 2014, Colin has been the Sporting Director for the Wings for Life Red Bull charity.

With an unprecedented competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth he has been extremely well received by numerous audiences including IT Conventions and Business Forums.

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Testimonials

"He was excellent – engaging, warm, helpful, professional, well-spoken, with no hint of arrogance or self-importance – we would highly recommend Colin. The audience really enjoyed hearing from him – he was more than happy to chat to people before and after the ceremony, to have photos taken and to give out autographs"

Practice Management International LLP

"I must tell you that all of our team members and BAT employees were absolutely delighted with Colin. He made such a great impression on everyone involved, with his attitude, smiling all the time and, of course, the fact that he did excellent job as a speaker"

BAT

"The event went extremely well and everyone was very impressed with Colin's contribution. He did a fantastic job and we're very grateful to him...I can't say how pleased we were with the event."

BAA

"Colin was great! Possibly the most positive man I’ve ever met, super friendly and very professional throughout. All parties were very happy!"

Brand & Deliver Productions

"Colin was Inspiring and his talk was pitched at the right level with all key messages covered in a natural way. His talk was delivered with style, humour and charisma. Colin was delighted to take questions from participants. An outstanding inspirational and motivational speaker who captivated his audience"

The Cabinet Office

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"A first class host of our Annual Performance Awards Gala Dinner in September 2011. Would recommend to any organisation looking for a host that engages with the audience and finds time to speak with everyone. "

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