Perry McCarthy (The Stig)

Perry McCarthy – Ex Formula One Racing Driver who battled through all international levels with no money and little sponsorship to reach the top. Then became the original ‘Stig’ from the globally popular BBC Top Gear motoring show. Bestselling author.


Personable and humorous. Each story/observation/joke/revelation is never too long. There is a pace to my speeches – but nInternational Bestseller - My Autobiography Flat Out Flat Brokeot rushed.


Formula One, BBC Top Gear, The Stig, Cars and Driving have global popularity.

I believe my story, my attitude, my industry and my humor is suitable for a diverse range of industries. Principally, I am a good fit depending on the theme or message of the client’s seminar/conference/awards event, because my life, career and experiences encompass:

Determination, Resilience, Creativity and Creative Thinking, Focus, Communication, Competition, Performance, Decision taking, Understanding Risk, Commitment, Results, Success/Failure, Against the Odds, Teamwork, Recognition of others, Motivation (of self and others), Gaining an Advantage, Sports Sponsorship, Marketing, Believing in a dream


Sample of After Dinner Speech testimonials

Bang & Olufsen UK have used Perry McCarthy on many occasions as a guest speaker for our highly discerning customer network. Perry’s talks never fail to impress, amuse and delight the audience … is there no end to this man’s library of tales?
~ Graeme Taylor, Marketing Manager, Bang & Olufsen

With Perry you can always guarantee that your guests are going to have a fun time. His ability to grab everyone’s attention and make them laugh has ensured that we book him on a regular basis
~ David Ingram – Audi PR Manager

Very entertaining speech by Perry.  Great that he used short stories to entertain.  It was good to see Perry mingling with the guests afterwards so they had the change to ask him questions on an informal basis.  Much appreciated and would recommend him for future work
~ HBOS Legal Dinner

Perry went down a storm at our event; he was very easy to get along with and interacted with many people.  The Q &A session he did after his talk could have gone on for hours as people had so many questions for him!Me in Audi Le Mans Car night shot at 215mph
~ Zycko

Perry was a fantastic speaker, extremely animated and made the event.  His speech was very entertaining and basically made everyone laugh – a really great choice!
~ Metis Launch Event

Sample of Business and Motivational Speech Testimonials

Perry is extremely bright and witty. He has two traits I admire: the ability to simplify complicated explanations; and the ability to make people laugh.
~ Richard Farleigh. Investor and ex Dragons’ Den

I have constant admiration on how he turns a no hope situation in to some sort of triumph
~ Damon Hill OBE. 1996 Formula One World Champion

Perry McCarthy, race driver, author, raconteur and Business speaker’’ are but a few of his skills – believe everything you hear about him, and more! Perry is a larger than life character who has proved time and again that life holds no fears for him. He tackles each new hurdle with his own unique blend of tenacity and irreverent humour. I think he should run for Prime Minister!
~ Johnny Bute. Mount Stuart


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