As one of the UK’s leading speaker bureaus and booking agencies, NMP Live has been inspiring, educating and entertaining audiences for over twenty years. Founded in 2000 by directors Neil Martin and Chris Banks, NMP Live provides the very best after dinner, keynote and motivational speakers, plus awards hosts and presenters, comedians, headline music and other high calibre entertainment.
However, they aren’t just limited to the world of blue-chip corporate events, NMP’s clients span a wide range of industries and market sectors including central government and local councils, universities and also high-net-worth individuals.
Supplying speakers and headline artists for global conferences and award ceremonies through to exclusive private parties and weddings, family festivals and school presentation evenings; NMP’s list of clients is as diverse as the talent on its roster.
When it comes to booking speakers, NMP Live works with the world’s most in-demand and sought-after names from the UK and around the world. From politicians, world business leaders, economists and Nobel Prize winners, to best-selling authors, broadcasters, world record-breaking Olympians, sports stars, disruptors, innovators, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs.
If you have a specific event and brief in mind, NMP’s website is a great place to start. You can browse its online roster of over 1700 speakers, celebrities and artists; it’s easy to navigate and lets you search by specific topics, genres, gender and fee groups. You can also save your own shortlists and then email them to your colleagues directly via the website.
If you’ve never booked a speaker before, it can be a daunting task. Not least when it comes to budgeting. With speaker fees varying from the low thousands to £350k+ for global A-list names, knowing what you’ll need to budget and what you’ll get for it can be a minefield.
Fees can often vary depending on the individual specifics of the brief and many high-profile celebrity speakers don’t have set rates. So whilst it would be impossible to list specific fees online, NMP Live does helpfully categorise every speaker on its roster into one of six fee groups, ranging from under £2.5k, to over £25k – their top-tier category.
Whilst their website is a great starting point, NMP’s overriding objective is to ensure that they book the best speakers to match the individual and unique nature of each brief. And that can only come from its experienced agents working closely with clients to establish key objectives and build a comprehensive understanding of every client and event.
So, whether you’re a seasoned event planner or new to booking speakers, pick up the phone and have a no-obligation conversation with NMP Live. Their booking agents will be happy to provide free advice and guidance, and once they have established an initial brief, will research the best speakers and create a short-list for you to review.
There are no charges up front and absolutely no obligation to proceed until you confirm a speaker and sign on the dotted line. And, none of NMP Live’s agents work on a personal commission, so there is no hard sell or incentive to promote certain names. The whole team at NMP work together to support each and every booking, from the initial enquiry and confirming the speaker to arranging briefing calls and logistics through to the final round of applause for the speaker on the day.