The Event Doctor was conceived by Former England cricket captain Chris Cowdrey. Since retiring from cricket in 1992 he has attended more than 2,000 events as a Guest Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, Auctioneer, Professional Fundraiser or simply as a guest. There is no-one who knows more about all aspects of an event. Charity fundraising is his passion and a poorly run event, his challenge. As a result he knows better than anyone the pitfalls, whether a Charity fundraiser or a Corporate event.
In 2006 he was a Founder and Chairman of a successful Auction business. He became a prolific fundraiser, raising over £15million for Charity.
In 2011 Chris became a professional Speechwriter and a tutor to speakers. He then created an annual Course for young people to earn The Cowdrey Diploma for Event Management.
In 2012 he was appointed President of The Lord’s Taverners, ‘giving young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.’ – a position he still holds. He follows in the footsteps of many illustrious names, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who is the Charity’s 12th Man, to Terry Wogan, Chris Tarrant and Lord Cowdrey.
This wealth of event experience for 25 years has helped Chris to identify an area of support that would be invaluable to event organisers and Event Committees. Like so many people who attend regular events from Company days, Sporting events, Lunches and Dinners to the Big Charity Balls, Chris was frustrated at the same mistakes being made. He is known as the Master of the Running Order –‘get that wrong and you’re dead!’
Once you have had your initial Consultancy with The Event Doctor and planned your event, you can always book Chris Cowdrey. He can be your Master of Ceremonies and/or Auctioneer and/or Speaker and/or on site Event Doctor and you will have the perfect night!
Our objective is to prevent so many events from going awry. If the target for a fundraising event is not achieved then the sufferers will suffer. If the Company event does not sparkle, giving out a positive reflection of the business, they will suffer. The aim is simple – to eliminate the poorly run event and ensure that charities enter into an event with sufficient fundraising support.
I don’t know how to thank you for what you did for us last week and in the months preceding the event. I am hugely embarrassed at the way I rather dismissed the idea of using you in the first place.The Royal Marsden & Advance
I cannot thank you enough for the quite excellent and professional way you ran the evening as Master of Ceremonies. It is almost the first time that an event of this magnitude has actually finished on time!The Lord's Taverners