Testimonials

Martin Corck, Director, Inspired Exchange

Andy is an engaging, motivating and insightful speaker who consistently exceeds clients’ expectations. He shares his story and his journey with feeling and allows his audience to understand what it has taken to be an elite Paralympian. I highly recommend him.

Julie Bunnage, Community Programme Manager, WWRC15

Andy is a fantastic athlete, role model and speaker. He works with his audience to share his experiences and get them to reflect on their own experiences. Makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck!

Sarah Achucarro, Corporate Fundraising Assistant, St Catherine’s Hospice

Andy Barrow has an inspirational story, guaranteed to motivate and encourage people to look at the bigger picture in life. His life experiences teach us that each situation in life, good and bad can be turned into an opportunity, depending on the attitude we choose to adopt. We were delighted to have Andy speak at our annual business breakfast event for St Catherine’s Hospice. Our guests were completely captivated by his motivational story and afterwards commented on how amazing the presentation was.

Anthony Papathomas, Doctor of Sport Physiology, Loughborough University

Andy spoke at the opening of our Photography Exhibition on Exercise and Spinal Cord Injury. We asked Andy to speak less about his outstanding achievements as an elite athlete and more about his personal journey since retiring from top-level sport. Andy adapted to the task with ease and spoke with a natural flair. Andy speaks fluently and confidently and with a relaxed, engaging style. His words were both personal and inspirational and he was able to relate to our audience as though he knew each and every one of them. He was a huge success and this event firmly demonstrated his versatility as a public speaker.

Shirley Nelson, Administrator, South East London Chamber of Commerce

Andy set the scene well, related what he was saying back to businesses and had plenty of anecdotes along the way to keep the interest going. He is an excellent role model and his speech was truly inspiring. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again and I’d recommend him to anyone who wanted to inspire and motivate their audience.

Michael Rowe, Curator, World Rugby Museum

Andy Barrow gave a truly inspirational and motivating talk to our team of tour guides here at Twickenham Stadium. The session was a great blend of Andy’s personal story and achievements, the inside track on his sport and wider observations. Many of our guides thought it was the best presentation we have ever had. I have no hesitation in recommending him whole-heartedly.

Daniel Gothard, Awards coordinator, Diana Awards

It was absolutely incredible to have Andy Barrow at the Diana Award’s National Inspire Day speaking to our young people and presenting them with awards for youth social action in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Andy has a heart-warming story and an electric presence on stage making him a truly inspirational speaker to have at our event.

Angela Ward, Fundraiser, Ellenor

Andy spoke at the launch of our Ellenor Business Club. He was a truly engaging speaker who captured the attention of the guests and really inspired everyone who attended. We had so many positive comments from guests afterwards saying that he was one of the best speakers they had ever heard. Andy also attended one of our youth group meetings last year and spent time with our 14 to 19 year old young people, making them feel motivated.

Jeff Conway, Group Sales Manager, WJ King (Garages) Ltd

I first met Andy Barrow when I attended a mentoring session he was holding for some young adults in conjunction with his work at Charlton Athletic Community Trust. I could instantly see how he had engaged with the group and in a short period I saw the confidence in the team grow.

Andy was my first choice when we decided to hold a group meeting as I was looking to inspire my team to go a step further in their roles. Andy is a very committed individual who put incredible effort into his sporting career and obviously puts the same amount of dedication into everything he does. His presentation was inspiring, witty and personal. His character shone through and his enthusiasm was contagious throughout his presentation.

I would recommend Andy to speak at any type of function, where down-to-earth approach and passion will be bound to have a positive impact on the audience.

I am delighted to recommend Andy Barrow for his motivational speaking and presentations.

Simon Dear, CEO, Tangent

We were delighted to have Andy Barrow attend our company day. When Andy tells his story and explains the decisions he made in his life, he does it with impact. As he spoke, the room fell completely silent, our entire contingent hanging on his every word. It is an impressive narrative, told impressively. One, often critical colleague, was moved to say Andy was the best speaker we have had, and we have been running these days for around 7 years! Andy was also kind enough to actively participate in the whole day and exhibited sound social media skills combined with that determination to succeed. His involvement was certainly part of what made the day such a success.

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