Truly unique – he is an ex Formula One driver, a bestselling author and was the original secret racing driver from BBC’s Top Gear - 'The Stig'.
He combines his famous sense of humour and his experiences of rising to the top against the odds to entertain, over 1500 audiences worldwide to date, with hilarious after dinner speeches or captivating business and motivational addresses.
Personal performance and the power of the individual – preparation – focus – resilience - pressure
Pursuing a dream – passion - life against the odds – goal setting
Turning failure into success – recognising opportunities - achieving results
Motivational Speaker – inspiring your people to be the best they can be
In the world of International Motor Racing, Perry McCarthy is known for his speed and humour. But he is also famous for his incredible determination, opportunism and deal making abilities.
In addition to his background in Motor Racing Perry is now co-owner of Crawley Wasps (Surrey) which in Tier 3 of Women's football.
In Women's football the pinnacle is Women's Super League - then it's the FA Championship - then Tier 3. The main mission is that of promotion to the FA. Perry's experience is all about understanding performance and what it takes to maximise it - they need to be their best - so they need more; training, strength and conditioning, etc., - but to provide this needs money - additional backing/sponsorship. Perry is now brand building and presenting to investors and hopefully doing this whilst the overall market of Women's football is gaining more visibility.
Perry’s motto is ‘Whatever it takes’.
His unique attitude and against the odds journey from working on Oil Rigs to Formula One driver, best-selling author to becoming world famous as ‘The Stig’ on Top Gear has been inspirational.
Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, said of McCarthy ‘I have constant admiration for how he turns a no hope situation into some sort of triumph"
Richard Farleigh. Investor and ex Dragons’ Den adds, ‘Perry is extremely bright and witty. He has two traits I admire: the ability to simplify complicated explanations; and the ability to make people laugh’
There were so many difficult times for Perry and his young family, but he would not give up, either on or off the track, and he always found a way to make things happen.
After-Dinner Speaker -
His quick wit and ability to deride himself, and others, has entertained spectators, race guests and even rival teams and drivers, in pit lanes, paddocks and bars across the world.
His popularity has since catapulted him into being in high demand for large and small corporations all over the world. With his unique and alluring style, Perry engages audiences with hilarious anecdotes and tales of highs and lows.
Perry’s speeches are fast paced and include stories about his role as the original Stig (from Top Gear), his rise to Formula One, some misadventures at 200 miles per hour and comic sketches on Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Nigel Mansell, Murray Walker and of course, Jeremy Clarkson.
Perry happily invites audiences to ask him questions about cars, driving, Top Gear and Formula One
Motivational and Keynote Speakers - After Dinner Speakers
B - £5k to £10k