Champions (UK) Plc numbers among its clients former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, international cricketers Matthew Hoggard and Dennis Amiss, snooker star Willie Thorne, Formula 1 ace Johnny Herbert, golfer Tony Jacklin and TV design guru Craig Phillips.
The company is renown across the UK’s media and celebrities for ensuring stars are given the right opportunities to work with businesses and events which are tailored to their own level of expertise and fame.
Champions (UK) has a celebrity management department which has taken on a wide range of stars from different backgrounds, sports and professions. It also has a public relations wing, a marketing department, an event management section and provides after dinner speakers.
“Champions (UK) look after all my media career as well as managing things such as properties,” said TV design guru Craig Phillips. “In fact they run my life — well my business life anyway. All of the administration which comes with my media career they are responsible for, the management side, the commercial stuff and all endorsements and licenses that I am involved with."
As an expert in home improvements, Phillips will be showing off his talents live on stage at the Great British Home Show 2012, which takes place at Kent’s new £60 million exhibition centre Glow, at Bluewater and runs from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 4.
The Great British Home Show is one of Phillip’s projects the team at Champions (UK) managed and he is set to be an enthusiastic participant.
“There are quite a lot of homes shows around but this one should have a bit of a cutting edge and really lead the way,” said Phillips. “I think it is going to be great and I’m really looking forward to getting involved. I shall be doing half hour demonstrations on tiling walls and floors, showing tiling designs and layouts, how to fix them onto a board and what makes a finishing touch.
“I really enjoy appearing before a live audience. When you are on TV however many people are watching there are still only ever five or six people around you. So a live audience is really challenging as you can see people’s reactions. You can judge whether you are entertaining them or if they are bored. In that way it is more difficult bit as I’ve done a lot of panto I can always ad-lib and get people to laugh.”
As well as a media career for major broadcasters such as Sky, BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery, Phillips is also recognized as a successful property developer, with numerous homes in his portfolio — all personally designed, restored and managed by his team. He has also executive produced shows for Discovery worldwide and the British Forces Broadcasting Service, reaching 17 countries.
Phillips is also responsible for establishing a large independent construction training centre which trains up to 500 students on site.
His corporate and educational clients include Government departments, property companies, media outlets and top brands such as Harrods, P&O, British Gas and Nestle while he has skydived, swum with sharks, wing walked and run marathons for charity.
Craig Phillips will be a guest speaker in the How-To Theatres at The Great British Home Show 2012 at Glow, Bluewater, Kent, which runs from May 31 to June 4.
Find out more about the show at www.gbhomeshow.co.uk.
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