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Often described as "television's most fearless man", Benedict is an extremely popular after-dinner and motivational speaker. His exceptional talent for applying his pioneering expeditions to the corporate 'jungle' ensures an enthralling, entertaining and inspirational experience for any size of audience.

Benedict is best known for making television history by being the first to record his arduous and treacherous exploits without a TV-crew. By single-handedly capturing his experiences on film he has created groundbreaking, spontaneous and authentic programming. His six major series for the BBC include Skeleton Coast, Edge of Blue Heaven and Ice Dogs. This year Benedict has presented Travellers' Century and is an expert contributor for Extreme Dreams, as well as presenting the huge Channel 5 series Unbreakable. He has published ten books including The Faber Book of Exploration and Into the Abyss.

Unlike most adventurers today, Benedict does not carry GPS, phone or other types of backup, but survives by drawing on the skills he has learnt from indigenous peoples and pushing human endurance to its limit. He is the only non-tribesman to have undergone the harshest male initiation ceremony in the world (to make him 'a man as strong as a crocodile') in which he was beaten for six weeks and left permanently scarred on his chest and back. He is the only person to have crossed the Amazon Basin, and to have trained a dog team to take them 1000 miles across Siberia during the worst winter in living memory. He has been shot at, had to stitch-up his own wounds (without an anaesthetic!), has been left by guides to die and has even had to eat his own dog to stay alive.

Benedict inspires and invigorates all types of business audiences by skilfully translating his 'against the odds' survival for the global corporate 'jungle'. His ability to successfully integrate himself into exotic and alien cultures motivates those in commercial cultures and provides the impetus to achieve targets. His audiences in venues as diverse as Geneva, Nice, New Jersey and London include IBM, The Prudential Building Society, GlaxoSmithKline, The Halifax, M&G Investment, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, HSBC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teva Pharmaceuticals, TransFin, Unum Provident, GLP Care, Proctor & Gamble, Investec, BT, Aon, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.

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Established in 1986, we have been providing ideas and booking FAMOUS FACES for over 30 years.

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    The dinner was a huge success and Bob went down brilliantly well. We're already looking forward to next year! Many thanks for all your help in making the event such a memorable one.

    Lloyds TSB

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    It is difficult to find enough superlatives to describe David's presentation. As a meeting planner, I found it a genuine pleasure to work with him and I would highly recommend him for any conference or meeting, anywhere and at any time.

    Prudential Assurance

  • Your sense of humour was greatly appreciated by everyone but within this humour you managed to instil some very important points which were well... READ MORE ...

    Your sense of humour was greatly appreciated by everyone but within this humour you managed to instil some very important points which were well noted by everyone present. Your words were inspirational and will stay with us throughout our new financial year.

    Aviva (Norwich Union)

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    We have never had such a positive reaction to a guest speaker before, the team were simply enthralled, an inspiration to all who listened! Somehow you still managed to make the challenges we face in our jobs relevant on a personal level to yours.

    Coca Cola

  • I was impressed by Chris's speech. His great strength is his ability to communicate his message throughout an organisation, his views are practical... READ MORE ...

    I was impressed by Chris's speech. His great strength is his ability to communicate his message throughout an organisation, his views are practical and down to earth, always thought provoking, sometimes controversial but never dull.

    Kodak

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