Danny Crates is a Paralympic gold medal winner, World record holder, renowned global keynote speaker, event host, TV presenter, owner of a high-performance coaching business, 1404 Performance and a personal performance & career development coach and a published author

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Speaker for business
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Danny is a renowned keynote speaker who has worked around the globe, including Malaysia, Dubai and all over Europe, he was voted one of the top 5 motivatiional speakers globally.  His presentations are guaranteed to leave audiences motivated and inspired to become high achievers, both personally and within business.

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


Event host

With Danny at the helm of your event you are guaranteed a smooth-running and engaging occasion.  An experienced Master of Ceremonies, Danny is known for his ability to interact with his audience, all done with his charming Essex humour.


Danny understands how stressful organising an event can be. Pre-event he will talk through your programme, working along side you to create a memorable and bespoke occasion for your audience

Speaker for educational
Schools speaker - Danny Crates

Danny has been delivering presentations in schools and academies for over 20years and has gained a reputation for his exceptional motivational speeches. Danny has a great understanding of how to motivate a young mind and by using his experiences in life and as international athlete he will leave students understanding that the impossible is achievable!

Danny speaks of the resilience and comitment needed to be successful in sport and life.

1-2-1 Coaching with Danny

Danny has been running a successful corporate coaching business since 2016 specialising in group and individual coaching.  

My coaching style is a blend of my experiences and learnings in high-performance sport and business combined with traditional coaching techniques and tools, this sits alongside the powerful systems and models we have created for my performance coaching business, 1404 Performance.  From the moment we start working together I will be passionate about helping you realise and reach your true potential.

Talent + Guidance + commitment = Results.


Recent clients

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Danny is known for his personality and energy, which shine through when he is on camera, with over 10 years experience working in front of the camera, Danny is comfortable and confident when it comes to live broadcast, and is experienced in working with talk back.


When interviewing Danny is very good at putting his guests at ease and understands how to get the best out of them, whilst capturing the all-important story. 


Recently Danny has worked as a reporter for the 2017 and 2018 BDO World darts championships, Reporter for BBC Truth or Scare 2017 and 2018 and morning 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.  Danny has many years experience working in front of the camera, and understands what is needed to get messages across in an interesting and entertaining way.  Danny is also experienced in writing 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 would have one guest on, and interview them 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.