Inspiring your people to be the best they can be
In the world of International Motor Racing, Perry McCarthy is known for his speed and humour. But he is also famous for his incredible determination, opportunism and deal making abilities.
Perry’s motto is ‘Whatever it takes’.
His unique attitude and against the odds journey from working on Oil Rigs to Formula One driver, best-selling author to becoming world famous as ‘The Stig’ on Top Gear has been inspirational.
Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, said of McCarthy “I have constant admiration for how he turns a no hope situation in to some sort of triumph”.
There were so many difficult times for Perry and his young family but he would not give up, either on or off the track, and he always found a way to make things happen.
Perry is regularly booked to speak to management and sales teams where he talks passionately about:
Personal performance and the power of the individual – preparation – focus – resilience - pressure
Pursuing a dream – passion - life against the odds – goal setting
Turning failure in to success – recognising opportunities - achieving results
Risk management and fear
Perry is in high demand to give business and motivational speeches. He links his experience and passionate attitude, along with his behind the scenes knowledge of the Formula One world, to provide a highly entertaining and insightful platform tailored to support the client's key event messages.
“Perry's natural blend of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, coupled with humour and an engaging style enabled him to put complex subjects across easily and succinctly to a non-expert audience. He was a popular hit with clients and media, whether public speaking to large groups, or giving technical explanations on a one-on-one basis.”
Jon Tracey. PR Director, ING F1 Sponsorship Programme
“Perry’s talks never fail to impress, amuse and delight the audience … is there no end to this man’s library of tales?”
Graeme Taylor, Marketing Manager, Bang & Olufsen
“With Perry you can always guarantee that your guests are going to have a fun time. His ability to grab everyone’s attention and make them laugh has ensured that we book him on a regular basis.”
David Ingram - Audi PR Manager
“Very entertaining speech by Perry. Great that he used short stories to entertain. Much appreciated and would recommend him for future work.”
“I have been delighted to work with Perry on a number of very high profile events for Auto Express magazine and he's always delivered the goods professionally and above all entertainingly, prepared to do that little bit extra to make things work. We'll be working together again soon and I look forward to it!”
Phil Parker, Group Publishing Director, Auto Express & Evo
“Perry was very well received by our audience. He did a great presentation that they could all relate to.”
“Just a short note to say thank you for being part of our kick off last week in Kuala Lumpur and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did having you there. You and the team really connected which they appreciated immensely as some visitors get put off a little by this kind of attention however I know you’re not that shy! Please keep in touch.”
Bill Lisle. Chief Executive Officer. AIA Berhad
“Thank you so much for providing great entertainment and banter last week. We have had so many positive comments and feedback - the guys loved you!”
Jill Moir. Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited
“Perry was superb speaker at our recent business conference and mixed the perfect dose of fast paced humour, interest, business messages and fun! The delegates loved it and bombarded him with over half an hour of questions during the open session at the end of his speech! I am not sure how we will top this for next year!”
Claire Burrows, Marketing Manager, De La Rue Identity Systems
“Perry McCarthy, race driver, author, raconteur and Business speaker’’ are but a few of his skills - believe everything you hear about him, and more! Perry is a larger than life character who has proved time and again that life holds no fears for him. He tackles each new hurdle with his own unique blend of tenacity and irreverent humour. I think he should run for Prime Minister!”
Johnny Bute, Mount Stuart
“All our guests had so much fun. The chance to challenge the original Stig proved irresistible and is something they’ll remember for a very long time!”
Mark Pinnock, Managing Director, Madasco
“Perry is the most fantastic after lunch speaker – extremely entertaining, exciting and humorous. The question and answer session was absolutely brilliant with participation from the whole room – not in the least contrived in any way. The rapport he had with his “audience” was nothing short of brilliant!”
“Grand Prix Tours offers complete packages for race fans to go and see the races and includes cocktail parties hosted by race celebrities as part of the race weekend. Perry has hosted many of our race preview parties and is always very candid, informative and extremely entertaining. Perry’s talks are always a highlight of the race weekend and our clients love him!”
Cherry Cooper – Grand Prix Tours
“Thank you so much for the brilliant drivers’ briefing you did for the Revival. You had everyone in stitches and it was definitely the highlight of his whole weekend.”
Charles March, Goodwood