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“Michael’s expertise as host ensured the show ran extremely smoothly and made the evening a great success.”
Public Private Finance
“It was a pleasure to deal with someone who made our lives easier, not harder.”
A very entertaining after dinner speaker, held the room with tales from the rich and varied life of a politician come broadcaster with gravitas, humour and a touch of humility.
Excellent speaker. Took time out during the dinner to visit each table and talk with the delegates providing a good experience for our guests. Small tip for organisers please double check equipment requirements with Michael as he changed his requirements on the evening
GWE Business West
Michael did a great job. He gave me a clear indication of the content of his presentation and took the time to call me before the event to discuss how it would pan out in terms of format and appropriateness of content. He really seemed bothered about getting it right, which was a delight! We had great feedback and happy punters. Excellent.
Very friendly and charming, the first speaker we have had who went to all the tables to chat to the guests during dinner.His after dinner talk was very entertaining and enjoyable.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Michael was very well received, spoke well and by not using a lecture created an intimacy with the audience which comprised over 400 people.
PPP Forum Ltd
I just wanted to thank you for your excellent talk last week in Harrogate. I know from all the very positive feedback that the guests relished your every word.
Vertex Data Science
Michael's role was to an informal one to help stimulate discussion and debate at an informal private dining environment which he fulfilled very well. He said a few words up front, handled questions and challenges from our guests very well and got the debate and discussion moving around the table adeptly. We will definitely consider using Michael again
It went really well and Michael was an excellent speaker. He was a great choice so thank you for suggesting him. The audience really enjoyed having him there and we felt he came into his own when taking questions from the floor.
CB Richard Ellis
In our briefing note, we asked Michael for his perspective on the future economic and political picture and he more than delivered. The feedback from our lunch guests rated Michael as 'excellent'.
Investment Property Forum
Perhaps the most accomplished speaker I have seen. Incredibly engaging and great company too.
Portillo was an inspired choice - a revelation as MC!
Michael Portillo was excellent. Certainly amongst the best speakers we have had in 20 years of this Conference.
CIH South West
Thank you for your excellent talk at the R3 Annual Conference at Celtic Manor recently. I have to say I wish that some day I could command the stage as you do! Feedback was excellent and we may have attracted many more viewers to your TV programmes I feel.
Michael was very interesting and entertaining with the right amount of humour. It was lovely that he took the trouble to walk around the tables and meet everybody. I’ve never seen a speaker actually do that before. It was a nice touch.
He ticked every box! On speaking to Michael afterwards, he didn’t feel the audience had responded as well to him as I think he would have liked. BUT they are a difficult audience. He went down really well, very professional and funny at the same time. He ran the awards part of the evening brilliantly.
Event Production Services (for The Legal Business Awards)
Please pass on our thanks to Michael Portillo. He was excellent at the Awards dinner yesterday and many of our sponsors and guests have commented how much they enjoyed his contribution.
Laing & Buisson
Michael Portillo was excellent, we were very pleased with him indeed and received great feedback. He covered everything we asked and his prep was great. He was funny and had good anecdotes as well. Defiantly the best speaker we have had.
JMW Solicitors LLP
“As expected, Michael’s talk was superb and was very well received by our guests.”
Michael was an excellent host for our awards – charismatic, entertaining and managed the audience well.He was received very positively by the audience, with several people commenting to me that they were looking forward to seeing him – and he didn’t disappoint!
Absolutely fantastic! He worked the room brilliantly, kept everything moving at a great pace and completely made the night.
Rail Business Awards
Michael was a fantastic speaker with most of our delegates describing him as "excellent, professional and engaging"