Motivational Speaker, Mentor & Commentator

Throughout Craig’s time with us I have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions and it is a joy to be in his infectious company. Everything he does is driven by the high level of expectation and standards that he sets himself and is performed with an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm. His unique personality makes him a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker. His ability to ignite an audience of young people, inspire them and take them on a journey is remarkable
— Barroness Sue Campbell - Youth Sport Trust

Craig has been an athlete mentor for my charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, since 2010, and is such a highly valued member of the “GiveBack” team. His boundless energy and enthusiasm have inspired so many young people over the years, and that’s exactly what my charity is all about – athletes using their skills, their experiences, their stories, to bring out the best in young people so that they can look forward to a brighter future.
— Dame Kelly Holmes

Craig spent two days at our youth volunteering conference & awards and went down a storm with the young people. His stories, observations and motivational speeches were perfectly pitched and engaged the audience immediately. Craig spend time contributing to the workshops and working with the volunteers which everyone enjoyed. His entertaining and fun personality added a new dimension to the awards evening which helped to make the event extra special. Craig is very easier to work, we can’t recommend him enough.
— Claire Pickles - Street Games

Sporting Champions.png
Craig has been an associate of Inspired Exchange for over 5 years and during that time has influenced the lives of hundreds of young people through sport related projects. Craig has an infectious enthusiasm and sense of professionalism which make him one of the outstanding deliverers and respected athlete role models within the Sporting Champions team.’ Julie Bunnage, Sporting Champions Project Manager, Inspired Exchange.
— Julie Bunnage Sporting Champions Project Manager

21st Century.jpg
Craig has a great positive impact on schools when he shares his inspiration life journey with the young people. He has a remarkable enthusiasm and energy which is contagious! He has launched many programmes at Primary and Secondary schools and in doing so has engaged with individuals from Reception to Year 9, adapting his presentation style and language to suit age group which is admired by the on looking teachers.
He helps the young people understand what it takes to achieve something special, therefore, the key messages he includes are, courage, hard work, determination, sustained effort, risk taking, coming back from set-backs, resilience, flexibility, appreciation of support and a willingness to take responsibility for what they can control in their lives
— Dr David Hemery CBE Founder and Co-Director

You can follow the Heapster on Twitter below