The Sports Trade Awards 2014 will be hosted by Ryan Philpott, an actor and presenter who has spent the last decade compering and hosting at all manner of live corporate events all around the world.
As a TV presenter and producer his most recent work includes various golf programmes for SKY SPORTS covering a variety of European tournaments. He is an experienced after dinner speaker and award ceremony compere and script-writer.
Ryan’s company, Deadpan Films has been all around the world working on the very best sports tournaments – World Cups, Champions League, Open Championship and the rest.
As an actor Ryan has had leading roles in many TV shows. His TV credits include Eastenders, Rosemary and Thyme, The Bill, Harry Hill’s TV Burp and Coupling.
Sport is Ryan’s biggest passion and he has been lucky enough to interview many of his heroes – Sir Trevor Brooking, Tim Henman, David Seamen, Dennis Law, Daley Thompson, Peter Shilton, Alec Stewart, Ian Wright and more.
Ryan said: “It’s a real thrill to be presenting the Sports Trade Awards. As a teenager I was torn between being a professional athlete or standing on a stage, telling jokes and showing off. As I was pretty hopeless at most sports, I chose the latter! It’s going to be a great night!”