Hi, I’m Phil
A fun-filled, passionate and somewhat experienced live event-host and presenter based most centrally in my home town of Birmingham, West Midlands. However, I love to travel too, so national and international working is always an exciting opportunity.
I love the stage and screen. TV is a fascinating medium of opportunity for the presenter and the viewer. I also love working within Radio, Voiceover/Commercials and Online projects.
In fact, I'm a passionately energetic personality that loves people and making the connection happen!
If you are looking for a Corporate Event or Exhibition Emcee (MC), a Host for your Charity Dinner, Awards Ceremony, or maybe even a Presenter for your Outdoor Stage Event, Opening or Corporate Exhibition, I shall surely bring knowledge, fun, passion, charisma and high energy to the occasion.
A host for many huge branded corporates, or smaller independents, charities and organisations.
Having worked on behalf of HRH The Queen & The West Midlands Lieutenancy, hosting the momentous Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, all 11 days of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and most recently King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla's Coronation.
As an Event, PR & Hospitality strategist of PoseEvents (see also 'About') having a natural sales ability that is delivered with warmth and sincerity; motivates and influences a call to action each and every time.
I embrace my outgoing attitude, easy charm and hosting skills, along with my cheeky Birmingham humour and 'one-liners' to connect with audiences affectionately to make your occasion one to remember!
As a presenter, food & drink fanatic, modest 'home' chef, and orgainser of Food Festivals, I was pleased to have recently become the 'Winner' of the popular Channel 4 show 'Come Dine With Me'.
Always vibrant and full of colour these spectacular events are perfect for showcasing artistic impression, glamour and opulence.
My experience of working with fashion industry experts, high street stores and fashion retailers has afforded me the hands-on expertise, to deliver your show with passion, energy and flair, creating an impact and bringing your vision to life.
To date I have worked with clients including Diesel Stores, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Birmingham Pride and Oasis Fashion Retail Markets.
A background in hospitality, and as a consultant within the field, these types of events are a particular favourite of mine. Having had the pleasure of working with Michelin Starred Chefs and industry professionals, my knowledge and expertise ensures energy and flow from start to finish. My proficiency includes live video screens, head-mics, demo kitchens, chef presentations and schedules.
I have worked with the BBC Good Food Show, Colmore Food Festival, Taste, Birmingham Bullring Markets, Chefs on Stage and many more.
Whether it’s a new car, a fashion range or new season collection, a business opening, a refurbishment or even a collection of new show homes, I can help create the right impact to
benefit your public relations and achieve that all important call to action. I have worked with numerous independent and big-name brands that include: Diesel Stores, Selfridges, HSBC, Brakes and The Business Growth Show, Coast to Coast American Restaurant & Bars (TRG LTD), The Loft Lounge, The Nightingale Club, Bar Fibre LTD, Viaduct Showbar LTD, Mission Nightclub and JoJoLapas Nepalese Restaurant.
A time to shine! You can be assured that I won’t be shy when helping to make your event one that radiates clarity and energy. Having ‘worked stages’ for 30 years, I have delivered to audiences of up to 100,000. Taking direction or taking the lead, my vast array of skills will ensure your event scheduling runs smoothly and effectively.
I have worked closely on numerous live events including: Comic Relief/Sport Relief, Artsfest, Queens Jubilee (Gold & Diamond), 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 and Night Light.
A large conference or a street marketing initiative, ensuring that all are sold with knowledge, energy and commitment and making certain that you receive brand confidence, unrivalled delivery and maximizing exposure. Hosting private dinners ‘In Conversation With’, cocktail parties, business networking events, expansion launches and company celebrations. I have a catalogue of experience and ‘savvy know how’ to best serve the needs of your event.
Proudly delivering for: BBC Good Food Show, Birmingham Bullring Markets, The Business Growth Show, Birmingham City Council, Peugeot, HSBC, CTTM, Selfridges, BGS, Downtown in Business, The Loft Lounge, Birmingham Pride and Diageo GB.
The world of voice-over influences the dynamic of your brand or product and getting it right is the fundamental key to its success. Image is everything and that includes your brand, product or campaign. Working on campaigns for: Colmore Business District, Leeds BID, Tarmac, Channel 5, Revolution Bars, Busking Battles and West Midlands police.
As a confident and engaging Guest Speaker, I have delivered on an array of subjects, which have included: B.I.D. Reviews, Event Interviews, LGBT Dinners, Business Collaborations,
Hospitality Seminars and Event Launches while working with: Leeds BID, Southside BID, Colmore BID, ASDA House, Downtown in Business, Birmingham and Leeds Prides.
Working on ‘Live TV’ included long periods of ‘open mic’ usage, often up to 3hrs, multiple camera switches and on-air live calls. Pre-recorded productions have given me valuable experience in scripts, delivery and ‘PTC’ (piece to camera). I recently delivered an online show called Busking Battles that received in excess of 1.5 million impressions.
I have experience working with: BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Sky, on programs such as Quiz TV, ‘Was It Good For You’ and ’RG-Guide Travel-pilot’, Central News & Sky News.
I currently have my own weekly broadcast on radio and podcast, called ‘The Phil O Show’ on Solihull Radio.
Having gathered a host of experience writing articles, I have worked with many leading companies on an array of subjects such as,
‘What’s On’ and ‘Social Supreme’, and have written travel features, food reviews/dining out in publications such as: The Birmingham Mail, 24/7, What’s On, Midlands Zone, Style Magazine, The Business Growth Magazine, City Dweller and 69 Magazine.
My extensive knowledge of various business fields and within the food and drink industry, have given me an exclusive advantage when reviewing areas within.