Testimonials

“Being in the hotel business for more than 35 years and having witnessed a fair few weddings in my time including a number presided over by Ivor Spencer, founder of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters, my expectations from the toastmaster at my own wedding were high. Peter’s attention to detail from his meticulous planning of the day through to the faultless execution with just the right amount of ceremony interspersed with his inimitable charm and wit was perfect. Peter is quite simply the best of the best.”   Nicholas Dickinson. Owner, Congham Hall Hotel.

“Thank you , as ever, for bringing together all the speakers in such a congenial way. Your delivery is always so enjoyable and enriched with topical and amusing anecdotes.”  Edward Griffiths CVO, Gold Service Scholarship

“I just wanted to thank you again for your support at last night’s alumni event, your talk was utterly engaging and inspirational.”  Claire Holland - Sheffield Business School

“You were amazing! Your silky tones and very funny stories were exactly what we needed, it has lifted the event hugely.”  Jamie Robbins- H2O Publishing (organisers of the TUCO Conference)

“Thank you so much again for joining us and compering our awards dinner. You were a dream to work with and nothing fazed you. The feedback from the guests was fantastic and your humour was spot on.  Neil Bird – Baxter Storey

“You were an amazing session chair, charming, humorous and engaging whilst encouraging appropriate questions and keeping the event on track…You were fantastic!  Debbie Taylor, Chairman – General Managers’ Conference Committee, The Master Innholders Ltd.

“We are deeply appreciative of your role as Conference Chairman, managing the programme to perfect timing with effortless charm. Stuart Bowery, General Manager Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

…your excellent speech was integral to the occasion. Indeed, it was an honour to have you there Mike Morgan Welsh Rarebits

Thank you for being so great on at our event! It really helped the flow of the evening having you bridging the gap between the readers and the audience. You also set a lovely light hearted tone which continued throughout the evening. Alice Crookenden, Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation

Your after lunch address was very much appreciated Tim Smith, JLT Speciality Ltd

I will be eternally grateful to you for hosting HOSPACE 2016 so fabulously. You were so easy to work with and took everything in your stride with a smile on your face. Your transition from 'daytime professional host' to the 'smooth MC' at the Gala Dinner was seamless and you carried off both roles with aplomb. Your humour and charm along with your good looks will ensure we invite you back year after year! Jane Pendlebury, Chief Executive, HOSPA

Thank you so much for your all your assistance yesterday with the finals of UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2016. Your witty and informative delivery really helped keep the proceedings light and made for an enjoyable guest experience. Suzanne Weekes, Executive Director, Academy of Food and Wine Service

Many thanks for last night, you had them rolling in the aisles!  Graham Eveleigh, Head of Skills Development, WSH Limited

Your talk was superbly balanced between humour and some very relevant and salient comments….what a most excellent evening!  David Williams MBE, Chairman, North Wales Business Club

“…your ability to manage and entertain an audience is sublime. This year with the added excitement of the attendance of Her Majesty The Queen you still kept events flowing effortlessly and with such a friendly and warm tone. I can think of no-one who represents hospitality better and we are deeply indebted to you.”  Alastair Storey – Chairman – Gold Service Scholarship

“An unassuming, perfect gentleman with hilarious humour that occasionally rides 'close to the bone', knowing exactly which buttons to press with our audience.”  Caroline Gregory - HIT Scotland

“Thank you for your great hosting at the awards. It is not an easy gig but you held it together and helped us to create what was one of the best events to date.”  Tim Etchells - SME London

“The combination of business experience, professionalism, flexibility, charm and being very funny is a rare range of qualities to be found in one person. Peter Hancock has it in spades! My client Caterforce who held their 2015 ‘Supplier’ conference at the Hinckley Island Hotel last week was voted as the best ever. This was confirmed in the deluge of congratulatory emails received by Nick Redford the MD of Caterforce where almost without exception Peter was mentioned as being brilliant. His banter with Rory Bremner during the awards ceremony was very funny and we the audience made Peter the winner on points. Thank you for making the conference a great success ….and unforgettable. ”  Graham Shelley - Managing Director - IMA Group

“Your delivery style and humour is superb!”  David Cochrane - Chief Executive - HIT Scotland

“Despite having no knowledge of the marine surveying industry, Peter Hancock rose expertly to the challenge of engaging a truly international audience with his full range of genuinely funny stories, wit and natural charm when he came to speak at the International Institute of Marine Surveying Conference Dinner aboard HMS Belfast. Peter you went down a storm. Many thanks”  Mike Schwarz - Chief Executive Officer, International Institute of Marine Surveying

“What can I say? You were simply magnificent on Monday evening…I can think of no-one who could conduct ceremonies as superbly as you. The timing was impeccable, the links effortless and the touches of humour beautifully judged”  Alastair Storey - Chairman, Gold Service Scholarship board of Trustees

“Peter’s ability to captivate an audience with hilarious anecdotes, delivered with his English charm, is pure elixir. We only have to think of his speech and we burst into laughter… what a gift he has”  Andrew Mowle - Director, Temple Spa Ltd

“You ended the evening fabulously and I received some very complimentary comments.”  Susan Choney - Charter Group

“Peter was invited to speak after dinner at our bespoke hotels awards. His humour, charisma and perfectly pitched speaking still leaves the team smiling today. We really don’t know who could possibly follow in his shoes next year, so we really need to book him again – Peter many thanks for making our evening as bespoke as you are . . . ”  Charlotte Summers - Bespoke Hotels Ltd.

“Thank you for your fantastic contribution to what was I believe a very enjoyable evening for all concerned. I have had nothing but positive feedback regarding your contribution”  Steven Beach – Honorary Secretary and Solicitor – Newmarket Felons Association

“The annual dinner of our College of Fellows is our most prestigious event. Many guests have said that 2014 was our best ever, and Peter was a major factor in that success. His humour, spontaneity and wit delighted everyone and ensured that a great evening finished on a new high. Peter's easy style worked like a charm!.”  Peter Ducker, Chief Executive - Institute of Hospitality

“The enjoyment by our 300 Guests attending the Gold Service Scholarship Awards at Claridge’s was made more so by the splendid way in which you managed the platform party, orchestrated the awards presentation and delighted the audience with your perceptive wit and delightful humour. Thank you for helping make the evening such a big success.”  David Battersby OBE. Secretary to The Trustees - Gold Service Scholarship

“Absolutely brilliant beyond brilliant. Massive thanks for Monday night. We are all, unanimously, basking in your glory.”  Sara Jayne Stanes OBE. Chief Executive - Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

“Peter - consider yourself booked again for next year!!! You were a star as ever and provided a light-hearted tone and humorous contrast to the previous day which everyone appreciated. Best wishes and immense thanks from us all.”  Andrew Stembridge. Chairman - Master Innholders

“Peter Hancock was the star of our Jubilee Ball. His speech was relevant to the audience and the area and hugely funny and entertaining. Having got the guests laughing he then ran a slick charity auction helping the hosts raise thousands of pounds. Thank you so much.”  Mark Nicholds, Business Manager, Bishop Luffa School

“Peter stepped in at short notice to chair a very senior panel of Hospitality leaders. He was absolutely excellent with delegates commenting on him afterwards. He can make a topic understandable and also use humour to great effect. Well done that man!”  Carl Weldon, Chief Executive, HOSPA

“Thank you for providing us with such an entertaining talk at the conference… a fantastic way to start the day”  Val Hawkins, Mid Wales Tourism

“Thank you for doing such a stunning job on Friday. I think all our guests were very happily surprised that we had such a great and funny speaker. As always your speech was perfect for the evening and very funny.”  Pontus Carminger, Historic Sussex Hotels

“Well done again on your sparkling performance as Sherlock Holmes which helped to make the event such a great success. I am just relieved that you didn’t kill me off!!! Your support for Springboard is so hugely appreciated” Stephen Moss CBE – Chairman, The Springboard Charity

“I think you have found a new calling in life as you were absolutely AMAZING and convincing as Sherlock Holmes. I cannot thank you enough”  Anne Pierce MBE – Chief Executive, The Springboard Charity

“Peter did us proud at the 2013 National Hotel Marketing Conference. His insightful and entertaining presentation was a highlight of the day”  Martin Evans, National Hotel Marketing Conference

“Many thanks for being such a blast running the raffle - you really did miss your vocation you know”  Peter Ducker CEO. Institute of Hospitality

“Wonderful. We liked him very much indeed. Very funny…and clean!”   John Jeffrey. I.C.E. North East

“As a columnist Peter has brought industry insight to our pages for many years. His Hancock’s Half Page continues to provide perceptive analysis on the business of hospitality in a witty and approachable manner.”  James Stagg. Content Editor, Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine"

"You were terrific…we couldn’t have done ‘Back to the Floor’ without you"   Philip Newman-Hall, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

"So lovely working with you"  Carol Conway, Gold Service Scholarship awards

"As ever you were brilliant"   Penny Moore, Hospitality Action

"On behalf of the St Julian Scholars, I wanted to sincerely thank you for acting as session chair once again at our autumn meeting. I have received numerous comments since the event from scholars who remarked that this was the best meeting yet and that is very much down to your continued input and support. Can we sign you up for next year?!"  David Taylor - Chairman, St Julian Scholars

“The conference wouldn't be the same without you… you are so entertaining”  Andrew Stembridge, Chairman, Master Innholders

“Thank you so much for chairing the conference yesterday. You did a great job with your time keeping and really entertained the audience, which isn’t always the case with some chairs I have to say”  Sophie Clark, Conference Producer, Caterer and Hotelkeeper

“Peter was very well received…an entertaining after dinner speech.”  Philip Bell, Association of Secondary Headteachers in Essex

“Thank you for delivering such a speech after our lunch at The Savoy…you were even more of a hit than I had hoped for! Our varied audience felt you had a good understanding of our business challenges and you were so darned funny at the same time…a perfect mix of serious business content with your very funny and engaging delivery…a truly enjoyable experience”   Anne Britton – UK Housekeepers Association

“Your contribution to the Independent Hotel Show was hugely valuable. Your interviews on stage were thoroughly enjoyable, insightful, entertaining and revealing. Thank you - it was a pleasure to work with you.”   Henrietta Green, Independent Hotel Show 2012

“As always Peter was brilliant. He is so easy to work with and nothing fazes him.”   Nicky Kipriksiz, 3663 Foodservice

“We really really enjoyed Peter’s talk last night. He is incredibly funny with excellent timing and delivery. He read the audience well and had everyone in stitches. I can’t thank him enough. Everyone loved him.”  David Penney – South Wales Materials Association

“Peter had the room in stitches”  Holly Turner – Zonal

“Your interview technique is exceptional… a perfect blend of entertainment, humour and professionalism”  Stirling Johnstone, Hotelympia

"Thank you for all your help on making this year’s MI conference such a success...you were truly brilliant”  Jonathan Raggett, Red Carnation Hotels

“Peter went down a storm. You were right about him having the right style. Very suave and just splendid”  Mike Abraham, Independent Schools Association

“Spot on!”  Adrian Bannister, Reunion des Gastronomes

“Peter was excellent with the content, style and duration just right for lunchtime”  Brian James, Mineral Products Association

“Peter was brilliant. I was a bit nervous about how much of a brief Peter would need but he made it so simple and completely matched the tone of the event and audience. He was the ideal compere and such a gentleman”  Nicky Kipriksiz, 3663

“Your speech was outstanding”  Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels, American Express

“Peter was excellent and pitched it just right. He had done some homework and there were very amusing references to us…our members asked him for an encore and he duly obliged. He was very amusing while drawing the raffle too”  Peter Davies, Solvents Industry Association

“A splendid balance of fun and seriousness”  Robert Walton MBE, Young Chef Young Waiter Awards

“Please thank Peter for a great performance. Pitched at the right level and enjoyed by all”  Kevin Thomas, Chartered Institute of Insurers

“You were certainly the highlight of the evening with many kind messages from our guests on an utterly hilarious and exciting speech”  Mark Lowman, University of Surrey