Neil Hanson
Speaker Profile

Highly acclaimed author of historical narratives and award-winning after-dinner speaker, Neil uses his skill as a storyteller to engage his audience on a diverse range of subjects.

In his after-dinner speeches, Neil takes the audience on a charming journey through the highlights of his curious career as a writer, editor, radio broadcaster and owner of the highest pub in Britain. Often peppered with anecdotes about his ghostwriting clients, among others - sports stars, showbiz legends, captains of industry, SAS men, pilots, a treasure diver, an explorer, a kidnap negotiator, an undercover investigator and a spy - Neil's speeches can be relied upon for humour, wit and a huge diversity of subject matter. Neil's naturally entrepreneurial spirit means he is able to advise on a wide range of topics, with charisma and style.

His presenting approach
An award winning speaker, Neil has entertained audiences at every type of occasion - corporate events, conferences, festivals, luncheon clubs, dinners and banquets - throughout the UK and around the world. Neil is a versatile speaker and a hugely engaging storyteller. The scope and range of his speeches, combined with his naturally entertaining delivery ensures a captivating experience for the audience.

Neil presents in English


The feedback we have had for this event has been tremendous - many people have been telling us how much they enjoyed your talk.

Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield

A huge thank you to Neil Hanson for doing such a wonderful event. It went down fantastically well.

Rachel Feldberg, Director, Ilkley Festival

We have had such positive feedback from those that attended and nearly all mentioned your speech and how much they enjoyed it. My husband was laughing so much he was nearly crying!

Sandy Rysiok, Society of Municipal Treasurers

Neil offered the audience a great display of verbal pyrotechnics!

Sydney Festival

Neil Hanson was an outstanding speaker - warm, funny, humane; speaking (not a note in sight) without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

Stephen Brown, Chairman, Yorkshire Post Literary Luncheons

We're gratified by the size of the audience, their attentiveness and their positive response... Once again, thank you for making it an extraordinary experience!

Peter Kuntz, Chicago Humanities Festival

It really was a pleasure to host you. I have had nothing but positive responses since the dinner – you really hit the right note.

Commander Andrew Coles, HMS Drake, Plymouth

Thank you for being a wonderful speaker. Your humour, wit and entertaining ability kept a very diverse audience entranced.

Janet Munro, Soroptimist International

Further information
To find out what Neil Hanson could bring to your event or to make a booking, please contact Alice Saunders.