Danny Crates is one of the UK’s most decorated Paralympians. As a former gold medal winner and world record holder Danny is now internationally renowned as a keynote speaker, event host, author and TV presenter. He is also the founder of 1404 Performance, a high-performance coaching platform, focussing on both personal and career development.

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Speaker for business
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Danny is a globally recognised keynote speaker, having delivered high quality content to an extensive list of the world’s leading companies. A winner of multiple awards, Danny was voted one of the top 5 global motivational speakers. His presentations are guaranteed to leave audiences both enlivened and inspired.


Danny’s presentations are built around his unique personal story and his powerful ‘5 key elements to success’ a dynamic tool that can be seamlessly utilised by any business or organisation.

Event host

An experienced Master of Ceremonies, Danny is known for his unique ability to successful interact with any audience.

Danny emphasises with the depth and detail of work required to achieve a high-quality event and the importance placed on how that is delivered. Pre-event you will both discuss your programme, working in tandem to create a memorable and bespoke occasion.

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Educational Presentations

Danny has been delivering presentations to schools, colleges and academies for over 20 years and he has a great understanding of how to motivate a young mind.


He speaks of the resilience and commitment needed to be successful in both sport and life.


Using his life experience combined with his relatable career as an international athlete he will leave students realising that the impossible is achievable!

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1-2-1 Coaching with Danny

Danny is the founder and an active partner of 1404 Performance, a successful corporate coaching business. Established 2016 they specialise in both group and individual coaching.  

Danny’s coaching style is a blend of his direct experience in both high-performance sport and business, combined with traditional coaching techniques and tools. This approach is harnessed is concert with 1404 Performance’s proprietary performance models which have been developed on the back of years of experience in this field. We are truly passionate about helping you realise and reach your potential.

Talent + Commitment+ Guidance = Results


Recent clients

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Danny has been a mainstream television personality for over a decade covering large sporting events and factual programming. He is known for his personality and energy, which shine through on camera. Danny is skilled in both live and pre-recorded broadcast and is experienced in working with talk back and autocue.


Danny has worked as an athletics pundit for CH4's coverage of the Paralympics and Para athletics since 2011 including Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016 and London 2012. He has worked as a live reporter for the 2018 and 2017 BDO World darts championships and was a presenter for BBC Truth or Scare 2017 – 2019.  He was also a presenter for CH4's coverage of the 2017 World Para-Athletics championships

Corporate Films

Danny has the ability to bring your corporate videos and films to life.  He has many years experience working in front of the camera, and understands what is required to deliver the message in an interesting and engaging manner.  Danny is also experienced in developing his own scripts and pieces to camera.


Danny recently hosted his own radio show called "Inspirational Essex" for BBC Essex.  This was a 13-week run, in which Danny hosted a 1hr show.  Each week Danny interviewed guests about their own inspirational stories, as well as playing music and linking to the news, weather, and travel.  Danny is able to drive a desk and work alone in the studio.