Roger Black MBE

Roger Black MBE

For over 14 years, Roger Black MBE represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics as an individual 400m runner and a member of the 4x400m relay team. In his athletic career, he won 15 major championship medals, including three Olympic, four World Championships, six European Championships and two Commonwealth.

His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400m silver medal in the 1996 games in Atlanta, and he is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries throughout his career.

He was awarded an MBE in 1992 for his services to sport, and is now a TV presenter, business owner and motivational speaker. He is one of those unique people who have achieved greatness both as an individual and as part of a team and so understands the dynamics of becoming a champion. Utilising this experience, Roger is able to inspire and entertain audiences up and down the country through his speeches, Q&As and event hosting.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Olympic Legend and TV Presenter Roger Black for your next event.

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We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have had!

Roger was an excellent guest speaker and leads the way in style and content. He held the audience’s complete attention with inspirational messages on achieving potential on both a business and personal level. There was something for everyone and his interaction with delegates was much appreciated.
Electrical Contractors Association

We had really great feedback on your session and you tailored it really well for the audience, so our Dutch and Nordic colleagues were very positive too.

Thank you for attending our workshop and providing us with a really valuable insight into what it takes to succeed. Your presences and the content of your session set the rest of the event up perfectly.
Southern Water

Roger did an excellent job for us being both engaging and informative. He arrived early, stayed late and was on message throughout the evening.
Lafarge Tarmac

The feedback has been fantastic. You managed to be both entertaining and highly relevant – no mean achievement given we had around 45 nationalities represented.

Many, many thanks for all your hard work. The content and delivery of your address was just wonderful, and yes, I heard it seven times. It was every bit as good at the end as it was at the beginning.
Royal Bank of Scotland

Thanks for your wonderfully inspirational speech, I know from speaking to many of our team afterwards that your message really connected with them and they are really focused as we move towards our ‘golden’ quarter.

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