Whatever your event, having an event host is a must!  I provide a professional approach to your event, ensuring your key messages get across.  I would also work closely with your management team in advance if required to deliver an event to be proud of. A professional host can make all the difference to an event and can enhance the experience for those attending. 

Some of my recent events include:

Brindleyplace Dragon Boat Festival June 2017, 2016 & 2015

One of my favourite events of the year! I host the main event in Brindleyplace, interviewing skippers, ensuring people are kept entertained for the day!  I also co-ordinate the prize giving ceremony.

Adrian Chiles was alongside me in 2015, and actually raced in one of the Dragonboats! I ensured the event flowed well for the audience. This is a major outdoor event for Birmingham, held in Brindleyplace, sponsored by Deutsche Bank raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. 

GPFNK Launch event - May 2017

Launching the best Friday night out in Birmingham! Glynn Purnell is a Brummie Michelin Starred Chef and hosts the best Friday night out in Birmingham every October.  This year's event is being held at the amazing VOX Centre at Resorts World. This was a launch event with the man himself, letting people know about tickets etc.

Live Music Quiz - Malmaison May 2017

Wow, what a night! 150 people at The Malmaison, with a LIVE music quiz!  Safe to say I didn't sing, but we had a live band on stage. An amazing night, my voice is only just recovering!

Proms in The Park 2015

I hosted this outdoor musical fundraising event in Henley celebrating the Last Night of The Proms in aid of national charity Sue Ryder Hospice.. raised £20,000

Nottingham Chamber Awards 2015

Co hosted the event for the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce – presented awards and introduced nominees and sponsors.

Birmingham Chilli Festival 2015

Hosted the days events in Brindleyplace, introducing acts, interviewing people and generally kept the day flowing with all key messages, ensuring the audience were entertained. 

Race for Life – Sutton Park 2015

Hosted the Race for Life for Heart Radio, warming up the crowd, ensuring everything ran to time and ensuring key messages were delivered in a professional way.  I also interviewed people on stage. 

Barclays Corporate football event at Villa Park - 2015

This event involved an introduction to the event, interviewing Villa Legends, interviewing children and prize giving, ensuring the event ran to time.

Corporate curry night for Cure Leukaemia – 2015

I introduced the event, welcomed key people up the stage, ensuring a very professional approach, chatting to diners, and introducing videos on the screen.

Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen event at Villa Park

Hosted the inaugural Michelen star chef Glynn Purnell’s dinner for 400 people (see Youtube video for more details) keeping the evening flowing as well as conducting the raffle, prize giving etc.

Club Legends Cup – LG arena

Hosted the inaugural CLC cup at The Genting Arena, Birmingham, interviewing footballers, welcoming the crowd, chatting to key people. 3,000 people in attendance.

Ascot Ladies Day – Piccolino’s

A ladies lunch for Ascot Ladies Day – welcoming the diners, conducting a raffle, key messages etc.

Total Access Live – Crewe

Co hosted a music event for over 20,000 people.

Woman of the Year – East Midlands

On stage presenter for the awards ceremony, welcoming people, interviewing candidates and winners.

Birmingham Half Marathon

I hosted the inaugural half marathon, involved warming up the thousands of runners, starting the race, and keeping the momentum going as the runners crossed the finish line.


Donna’s presence at our events cannot be underestimated. Her calm approach, ability to take in information quickly and translate and position it for diverse audiences is impressive. She has a strong voice, a sense of humour, a really approachable nature and is able to switch between commentary, MC-ing or interviewing as the need arises. She’s a fantastic person to have on your team.
— Caroline Pooley, Associate Director, Brindleyplace
Donna has done a number of voiceovers and video interviews for Cure Leukaemia over recent years and has always provided a very professional service for the charity. Tone and delivery are vital for all our video content and Donna always finds the perfect voiceover to fit. Interviews with patients require an understanding of the disease and an ability to help patients talk freely about a very difficult subject and Donna has always put patients at ease to help them tell their stories. I would highly recommend Donna for any video voiceover or interview requirements.
— Bobby Bridgeman, Head of Comms, Cure Leukaemia
Donna is a true professional. She came and presented at the Sue Ryder Picnic at the Proms event and couldn’t have been any nicer to work with. We look forward to working with Donna again in the near future.
— Claire Sturgess, Sue Ryder

What MAKES A GOOD EVENT HOST:

  • An understanding of exactly what your client needs to make the event successful.
  • A professional approach to every aspect of the event.
  • Being relatable to your audience.
  • The ability to chat / interview people on the spot in a natural manner.
  • A confident, experienced professional who can make sure YOUR message gets across.