Danny Crates is one of the UK’s most decorated Paralympians. A gold medal winning Paralympian, World & European champion, world record holder, London 2012 ambassador and Great Britain's flag carrier at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic opening ceremony.
Danny is now an internationally renowned business 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 motivational speakers globally. His presentations are guaranteed to leave audiences both motivated and inspired.
He is also an event host, author and TV presenter, founder and owner of a high-performance consultancy, 1404 Performance, helping businesses build, implement and sustain high-performance teams and cultures and a personal performance coach
Speaker for business
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.
Danny uses a combination of personal experience and the lessons learnt from being involved in elite sport and working with businesses, helping them implement a high-performance culture and mindset.
He will demonstrate that it is the journey that makes us true champions, he speaks of the commitment and resilience needed to be successful, how to set your own goals and most importantly how to achieve them.
Danny conveys the importance of working as part of a team, he understands that an individual is only as good as the team behind them.
Guernsey investment fund association GIFA
"Danny was very easy to work with, uplifting & motivational speaker but also fitted the light & humorous tone requested for the evening.”
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
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.