Perry McCarthy keynote speaker
Perry McCarthy keynote speaker

Perry McCarthy

Ex-F1 driver and "The Stig" from BBC's Top Gear

Speaker Themes

  • Performance, Hard Work, Determination
  • Resilience
  • Recognising and Creating Opportunities
  • Creating a Brand
  • Formula 1 Teamwork, Pursuit of Excellence and Marginal Gains
  • Competition, Commitment and Communication
  • Drive to Survive

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Perry McCarthy’s incredible story is legendary. He is a championship winning racing driver, best-selling author and was ‘The Stig’ from the BBC Top Gear motoring show.

With over 1500 corporate appearances to date, Perry is in high demand to deliver inspirational and motivational speeches linking his unique experience and attitude to the world of business and its requirements.

From working on North Sea oil rigs to becoming a Grand Prix driver, he constantly overcame huge hurdles, including serious injury, to pursue his dream. In fact, according to F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, with no financial backing, ‘the odds of Perry actually reaching F1 were about a million to one’.

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Perry McCarthy’s bubbly character coupled with his determination, resilience, and absolute refusal to concede defeat, has made him a highly popular personality within the sport and as a keynote speaker.

The Telegraph headlined him as ‘a new cult hero’ and F1 World Champion Damon Hill said; ‘I have constant admiration on how he turns a no hope situation into some sort of triumph’.

Perry McCarthy entertains and engages audiences by speaking with humour and passion about the fiercely competitive demands of international motor racing and what it takes as an individual and as a team to survive and progress in it.


“Absolutely fantastic motivational speech from Perry McCarthy aka ‘The Stig’ at the Keyloop GTM Conference in Malta. Great story told by Perry and extremely inspiring. Thank you, Perry!” — Keyloop

Perry is the most fantastic speaker – extremely entertaining, exciting and humorous. The question-and-answer session was absolutely brilliant with participation from the whole room. The rapport he had with his “audience” was nothing short of brilliant!” — Kerneos

“Perry was the ideal choice, his endorsement of the programme generated huge media coverage and interest throughout the country. Working with Perry was an absolute pleasure. He really understood and cared about what the programme aimed to achieve and he employed enthusiasm and professionalism throughout.

An intriguing character Perry is also a superb speaker and this mixed with likability and his dynamic style, made him the perfect ambassador for our company on this occasion.” — Coca Cola

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