Phil is an all-round versatile presenter with experience within various fields of business and entertainment. He has worked both nationally, and internationally.
At every event, large or small, Phil is able to connect with the audience bringing, charisma, warmth, fun, passion and an awe-inspiring energy.
He’s admired and respected for his ability to deliver on every occasion using his own unique style. Phil’s key strengths sit within live formats where quick thinking, wit and the ability to manage smoothly is called for often as change happens, his forte sits within: TV & Radio Presenting, Live Stage Events, Live Interviewing, Gala Dinners & Charity Auctions, Food Festivals and Demos, Corporate Launches & Presentations, Product Launches & Openings, Exhibition Hosting, Awards & Fashion Shows, Guest Speaking, Motivational Speaking & Lecturing, Voice Over Artist and Commercials/Adverts.
Contact – Email Great British Presenters today to book video presenter & live event host Phil for your next corporate event or call +44 1753 439289.
Phil’s career within media has included the popular Solihull Radio, hosting Sunday evenings ‘The Phil O Show’ as well as guest spots on BBC Radio WM. Having stints on television you may have seen him hosting BskyB’s ‘Quiz TV or featuring on Channel 5’s holiday show ‘Was it Good for You?’. Upon visiting Australia Phil also hosted the much-loved spiritual national phenomenon called ‘Psychic TV’, which aired on Channel 7-2 across the country.
More recently, Phil has just filmed Come Dine With Me, where not only was he incredibly funny, and certainly dressed each night to impress, but he ultimately became the clear ‘Winner ‘of Series 47, taking the title home to Birmingham.
Not surprisingly, after working within hospitality for many years, Phil has extensive knowledge of food, drink and event management. Also, having developed a 2,500-capacity nightclub, and hosting weekly shows with top artists and performers, Phil learned many of his early skills in dealing with live audiences, which he loves dearly.
As a highly trusted, respected and sort-after presenter, Phil was approached by the Lord Lieutenants office on behalf of ‘Her Majesty The Queen’ to host the 2020 and 2021 ’Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ MBE equivalent for the voluntary sector, which he royally accepted and delivered with ease and pleasure. Phil also hosted 3 days of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Birmingham this year, to be closely followed by hosting all 11 days of the Birmingham
2022 Commonwealth Games.
Having worked with many big brands such as BBC Good Food Show, Sports Relief, HSBC, Peugeot, Hilton and many more, you can always expect a great delivery. Phil has worked with many names in the industry including: Graham Norton, Celebrity Michelin Chef’s; Glynn Purnell, Gordon Ramsey, James Martin and Aktar Islam, Artists: Geri Halliwell, Steps, Take That and endless more, along with many Olympic medallists, Soap Stars and famous Politicians too!
No matter what the audience, Phil delivers with ease, with warmth and appropriate humour each and every time.
Summer 2019, Phil delivered his own competition show that he wrote, and then presented online, called ‘Busking Battles’, which aired on social media platform Birmingham Updates and received 1.5 million views over 11 weeks.
Early March 2020, ITV expressed interest before Covid-19 scuppered all plans. Look out for this in 2022/3!
Phil has worked within the LGBTQ+ domain for many years and co-created and developed ‘Birmingham Pride’, in 1997, which he developed as a community project and worked on for 14 years. He was also Operations Director for the country’s second largest gay club at the time, The Nightingale Club, which boasted a capacity of 2,500 pax and was legendary in the late-night entertainment, live artist and dance scene. (1994-2005)
As a big supporter of charity and having personally raised in excess of £400,000 for an array of organisations, Phil has hosted live events for Love Brum, The NSPCC, Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, Birmingham Pride and many more.
Phil’s years of experience have seen him presenting to live audiences, some in excess of 100,000 people.
These have included the following events; Comic Relief/Sport Relief, Artsfest, Queens Jubilee (Gold, Diamond & Platinum), Birmingham Pride, Leeds Pride, Galaxy/Capital Radio, Christmas Lights Switch On, Armed Forces Day, St Georges Day, Taste, Colmore Food Festival, Croydon Food Festival, Solihull Food Festival, Night Light, and numerous Chinese New Year Celebrations.
These events often include change of schedule, ad-lib, infill (a speciality) and working with an array of artists, bands, chefs, guests speakers and much more that would require time constraints, script changes and an ability to be quick-thinking, creative and fluid.
Interacting with intimate audiences or to those of thousands, Phil is incredibly comfortable representing independent businesses or market leading and trend setting brands. Versatility and adaptability have seen him working with; radio, lapel or head microphones, crowd interaction and participation, chefs, recipes and dedicated time windows, amongst other things. Delivering for clients such as; BBC Good Food Show, CBD Food Festival, Peugeot, Diageo (GB), Taste, Hilton Hotels, Selfridges & Co, HSBC, Diesel, Birmingham City Council, Marketing Birmingham, Coast To Coast American Restaurants & Bars, Brakes, Chefs on Stage, Care Through The Millennium (CTTM), The Business Growth Show and Birmingham Bull Ring Markets.
Phil is proud to have hosted a wide variety of events that have included: product launches and shop openings, fashion shows, city music events and festivals, business presentations and celebratory events, food festivals, charity fundraisers, awards dinners and presentations, parties and magazine launches. The list is not exhaustive. However, endeavouring to exceed expectations is always prominent.
An experienced Master of Ceremonies there is nothing more Phil loves than hosting corporate dinners, fund raising events and awards dinners too. Phil has hosted dinners exceeding 1300 people (I.C.C. Birmingham) to smaller intermate events. Clients include: Diageo GB, The Cream Awards for the Dairy Industry (National Motorcycle Museum), which was filmed for BBC1’s Farmers Country Showdown. Care Through The Millennium Gold Standard Award (Birmingham’s City Council House) Birmingham’s Pride Ball (I.C.C.) and The HIBU Awards (Hilton Metropole, Birmingham). COBBA21 – City of Birmingham Business Awards (The Grand Hotel Birmingham),The Education Awards – Edgbaston Cricket Club, British Pool & Hot Tub Awards – The Vox, Solihull Chamber Awards (Hybrid), The Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service (MBE equiv.) NSPCC Fundraiser (The Grand Hotel), MAGGIES Charity (The Lowry – Manchester).
Phil has worked on numerous projects that have gained him experience within television and their recorded formats. Live TV has included long periods of ‘open mic’ usage, often up to 3hrs. Multiple camera switches and live phone calls. Pre-recorded productions have gained him valuable experience in scripts, delivery and ‘PTC’. He has worked with BSKYB, Channel 5 and Channel 72 Australia These projects include programmes such as Quiz TV, Was It Good For You’, ‘RGGuide Travel – pilot’, and Psychic TV Australia.
He has also interviewed for Central News, BBC & Sky News reports.
The change in economic delivery has meant adapting and presenting online. Not the easiest area for many to get across energy and passion, that’s fun, informative and has clarity. Phil has ensured that every event receives the same focus and determination to make it succeed. Ensuring the client achieves their goal and the viewers/participants are happy. Working on events such as: The Big Birmingham Black-Tie Bash at Home! King Media – Candy Crush Kingsters, MR & MRS Grey Corporate Music & Quiz Shows, Rocketfish – Legendre’ International Event.
Also hosted online ‘Horse-racing’ music quizzes, tastings and many more.
Phil hosted a local weekly show, with a worldwide audience, on Solihull Radio. ‘The Phil O Show’ that went out Sunday’s 6-8pm and was aimed at helping up-and-coming artists get heard as they experience radio interviews, performing live and interacting with other guests. Special guests also appeared and have included: Jaki Graham, Hazel Dean, Rozalla, Mousse-T’s Nikki Belle, Nicki French, Angie Brown and Lord Michael Cashman OBE.
Always keen to deliver Phil has been available for photo shoots and commercials. He has worked with an array of companies that have included: TikTok, Colmore Business District, Leeds BID, Tarmac, Busking Battles and West Midlands Police.
Writing articles & covering subjects such as: ‘What’s On’ and ‘Social Supreme, Travel Features, Food Reviews and Dining Out, in these publications: The Birmingham Mail, 24/7 What’s On, Midlands Zone, Style Magazine, The Business Growth Magazine, City Dweller and 69 Magazine. Phil’s extensive knowledge of various businesses and the ‘food & drink’ industry gives him a unique advantage when talking or reviewing areas within this field!