Event Hosting/Master of Ceremony


Chris Dawes’s business & IT degree involved providing lots of presentations, which his post-university roles in Sales & Marketing further exercised. As a result, Chris soon found out that he relished the opportunity to stand up in front of rooms full of people and present in a manner that kept the audience’s attention, created contagious enthusiasm, and made it an enjoyable experience for all, rather than a necessary evil.  This included him being accused of making IT interesting and entertaining; which is going some to the majority of us!


When Chris started his motorsport commentating, this exposed him to not only the motorsport world but many people in all walks of life that heard his voice and style.  As a result, he has hosted lifestyle events, awards evenings, after dinner speeches and club events (sports and corporate).  This has been either the main presenter for the entire event, compèring/Master of Ceremony for events to bring it together.  As always, Chris brings his professional yet entertaining style to these events, and the biggest testimony is that he gets re-booked for events he hosts.


“I really enjoy hosting events, as it is a group of like-minded people gathering together to enjoy and/or get the most out of an event, so I like to make sure that everyone gets everything they are supposed to out of it, and find it to be entertaining (which they aren’t always expecting it to be in some cases), in the required time frame stipulated.  It can be tricky sometimes with varying levels of sobriety and attention levels, but once everyone feels it is inclusive and that is being hosted WITH them, rather than AT them, it more often than not becomes a mutually enjoyable experience; or at least so I have been told.  I really enjoy how it mixes my professional sales/marketing experience with the entertainment side of my commentating and presenting.”


Follow the link to see some of Chris’s Current Hosting Schedule


To discuss the potential of hiring Chris Dawes for hosting/compèring events (of any kind), please contact on enquiries@chrisdawescomms.co.uk, 01793 238259, or in writing to Chris Dawes Comms (a trading name of Open Dawes Training Ltd), Nexus Business Centre, 6 Darby Close, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, SN2 2PN

"On behalf of Club & Circuit, Big thanks for hosting awards evening last night. All comments I received were complimentary to you and the style and tempo of the evening. Put simply, you never let the evening get out of your control and the presentations were completed in a timely, light-hearted and enjoyable style."

Ken Davies

Chairman, Castle Combe Racing Club

“Chris did an excellent job hosting our awards dinner for us last year, so much so we immediately booked him for this year – a great host with an engaging and energetic style demonstrating his clear enthusiasm and passion for motorsport. 

Chris took charge of the whole evening from start to finish, working in tailored interviews with our award winners along with an amusing introduction of our guest speaker, Steve Parrish, all with a great natural flow and timing.

Overall an excellent evening, due in no small part to the efforts and skills of Chris.”

Roger Ford

Chairman, Caterham Graduates Racing Club

I Love Working With Creative Minds

If you are interested in working together, please do send me an enquiry and I will get back to you as soon as I can

Email: chris@chrisdawescomms.co.uk, or Phone: 01793 238259