Top Compere, Charity Auctioneer, After-Dinner Speaker, Master of Ceremonies & Event Host.
Alex is one of the UK’s leading Events Host, After Dinner Speakers & Charity Auctioneers. Alex was dragged up on a hill farm at Clydebank where the only career choices were shipbuilding or shoplifting so he ran away to be a livestock auctioneer and land buyer. Alex now lives near Helensburgh and runs a holiday cottage and property business. Now that he has moved into property, he claims he is financially secure for the rest of his life, providing he dies next Thursday!
Since 2000, Alex has performed at events all over the UK and abroad, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Marbella. He is number one choice for Manchester United & Sir Alex Ferguson and his associated charities. He was also auctioneer at the Barack & Michelle Obama Dinners in Edinburgh, where he raised almost £1 Million from a total of only 12 Lots. He also hit the same heights at the recent Sir David Attenborough Gala Dinner.
He specialises in event hosting, comedy after dinner speaking, charity auctions, celebrity Q&As, gala balls, sportsmens dinners, ladies lunches, corporate events, awards ceremonies and Burns Suppers. Alex has been compere, after dinner speaker and charity auctioneer at a whole range of events from Sportsmens Dinners with 700 guests to Presidential Dinners with 1200 guests and from Ladies Lunches with 600 guests to Royal Gala Balls in London with 1000 guests!
What can Alex do for you?
Alex is renowned for his hilarious, fast paced delivery in a cheeky yet friendly manner and will involve and engage the audience at every opportunity. As after dinner speaker he can tailor his style or speech to suit any audience guaranteeing your guests will still be laughing late into the night.
And if your event includes a live charity auction then Alex’s unique, energetic, lively and fun auction style will guarantee that the auction will be one of the highlights of the event and will maximise your fund raising efforts. With his encouraging charm and humour your guests will gladly part with cash with a smile on their face and laughter in the air.
As compere he will hold your event together and ensure it flows in a fun and entertaining way and he has an amazing knack of ensuring all the guests are hanging on his every word. Alex is also known for getting the best out of any celebrity at a Q&A session, making it both interesting and hilarious at the same time.
An added bonus, is that you don’t need to waste your money on paying separate compere and auctioneer fees, as Alex will gladly carry out all duties. Alex also offers a unique guarantee that if you have seen a better all round performer, then there will be no fee charged!
So whether you need a compere, charity auctioneer, after dinner speaker or all three in one, you know you can book Alex with confidence, whatever your event.
Alex’s all round ability makes him one of the most in demand performers on the circuit. Alex works for and alongside leading figures from the world of television, sport, politics and the arts, including;
Sir Alex Ferguson, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sir David Attenborough, HRH Princess Anne, Peter Kay, HRH Prince Charles, Denis Law, J K Rowling, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Kevin Bridges, Rachel Riley, Jason Manford, Jose Mourinho, Dame Katherine Grainger, Jeff Stelling, Rio Ferdinand, Annie Lennox, Rob Brydon, Brian O’Driscoll & Paul Scholes. to name but a few.
His enviable, repeat client list includes many leading charities and business people, FTSE 100 companies, high-end event organisers, sports clubs and top class hotels. Including amongst others;
Sir Tom Hunter, Sir Ian Wood, Rolex, BP, Shell, The Scottish Music Awards, The R & A, Trend Magazine, Gleneagles, Claridges, Turnberry, Savoy & Ritz Hotels, Marie Curie, Beatson, Cornerstone, Carers Trust, Manchester United Foundation, Bill McLaren Foundation, Alzheimers Scotland, UNICEF, Nordoff Robbins, Macmillan, GCHC, JDRF, St Judes, PPWH, Grassroot Soccer, AMR, Manchester United, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hearts.
One of the funniest & most entertaining performers on the circuit
Alex Fleming is one of the funniest, most professional and entertaining performers on the after dinner circuit right now. Whether it be as host, speaker or auctioneer, Alex is always a great addition to any event!
Star of the night!
Our Goals & Glamour Dinner is in its sixth year and we book Alex every time simply because his after dinner routine is outstanding. He's undoubtedly the star of the night and he changes his routine every year. He's so good, we've actually made him an honorary ambassador of the club!
At the Obama Dinner in Edinburgh, the best lines of the night came from the Charity Auctioneer, Alex Fleming!
Most entertaining auctioneer I’ve seen
As compere, he holds together the event from start to finish, using charm and humour and his after dinner speech was hilarious. Great to look round the room and see everyone laughing and smiling. He's also the most entertaining auctioneer I've seen in action!
Funniest and best auction
That was outstanding! The funniest and best auction I’ve ever seen. To get £100,000 for one item alone is fantastic.
We’ve looked for someone like Alex for years and we are so glad to have found him. In front of 1200 guests, he nailed it. Hilarious!
You won’t find better!
Alex’s humour, energy and enthusiasm is second to none. No one will get more money out your guests than this man. You won’t find better and I’ve seen a lot!
Captivating & entertaining!
Alex Fleming has been working with both Turnberry and our clients for many years. Whether Alex is hosting, after dinner speaking or working as our auctioneer - Alex dedicates valuable time to researching who the audience is and also demonstrates a unique skill of reading the audience on the day, in doing so Alex always delivers a captivating and entertaining performance, for whatever the occasion is. Alex’s tremendous auctioneer skills were paramount to us breaking our fundraising record for one event, where at our annual ladies lunch we raised in excess of £52,000 for our children’s charities, none of this would be possible without Alex Fleming.
Right balance between humour and seriousness
Alex has charmingly hosted many Cornerstone events in recent years and I am very happy to recommend him to others. His energy and confidence lulls an audience into a feeling that ‘this will be a great event’ right from his first introductory remarks and he finds the right balance between humour and seriousness as required. He has a wonderful knack of parting people from their money (all for a good cause!) and the feedback we get about him following our events is always overwhelmingly positive.
Professional, relaxed and down to earth
Alex was a Guest Speaker at our Annual Player of the Year Awards at the EICC. He was a great success, very humorous and entertaining. Alex also expertly carried out the event’s fund-raising auction and helped us raise a significant amount of money on the night. Alex is a great guy to work with, very professional, relaxed and down to earth.
References are available from CEOs, Event Companies, Hotels, Charities and Sporting Clubs.
Organising an event? Looking for new entertainment ideas? Alex has privileged and direct access to some of the UKs top acts and can offer impartial advice on who would be suitable to grace your next event. He can also offer advice on running orders or event formats and what type of auction items should be included in your live or silent charity auction.
Alex may also be able to supply you with an auction lot of a stay in one of his luxury holiday cottages, which would make an excellent prize at any charity auction. More details at gavinburncottages.com
Alex has an exclusive sponsorship deal from Peter Vardy Ltd. and he thanks them for all their support and getting him to events all across Britain.
Average raised per year at auctions – £1 Million
Events conducted in the average year – 100+
Countries worked in – 8
Highest Bid Received – £220,000
Royal Dinners – 7
Presidential Dinners – 1
Ladies Lunches – 220+
Sportsmens Dinners – 270+
Biggest audience – 1200 Guests
Biggest Influence – Sir Alex Ferguson