“Rare for 600 accoutancy partners to award an encore but this was well deserved.”
Deloitte Partners Dinner
, Grosvenor House
“The best host we have ever had”
“Rare for 600 accoutancy partners to award an encore but this was well deserved.”
Deloitte Partners Dinner
, Grosvenor House
“The best host we have ever had”
“Dominic is a true awards pro. He picked up on the spirit of the event and adapted his act relevantly, superbly. He’s a really interesting guy and very engaging. March 2019
Executive Director, FPA
“Dominic hosted the awards dinner at our annual supplier conference, which was a very special occasion this year with it being our 60th anniversary. He was absolutely superb, extremely polished and very professional, entertaining the 350 strong audience throughout the evening. A great link with our lady magician provided some especially funny moments and the comedy was really clever, witty and insightful, ensuring the whole room couldn’t stop laughing! The supplier awards were presented with a perfect blend of sincerity and fun which was appreciated by all”. Highly recommended! February 2019
David Ratcliffe, Brakes
Dom came highly recommended from the several agencies that we approached for our after lunch speaker at the annual Derby Interact Xmas luncheon. He exceeded our expectations in every respect, holding the room of 450 ‘professionals’ with consummate ease – which is no mean feat. Following the event we have received rave reviews including comments such as ‘refreshingly different’ and ‘the best yet’.
One the many qualities that sets Dom apart is his unfaltering originality – and he most definitely is going to be a very hard act to follow. December 2018
Phil Cooper, Chairman, Interact Derby
Dominic Holland had the challenge of the after dinner slot after a day’s conference to predominantly men of a certain age! He carried it off to a tee. Highly recommended.Dec 18
James Talman, CEO, National Federation Roofing Contractors
Dom is a great comedian and in front of an audience of 1000 guests can hold their attention throughout. He is funny, topical and appeals to all ages and backgrounds. Not only professional, but a lovely person to work with. The AR Lunch is infamous. It is rare that we re-book a comedian with the exception of Dom Holland who has spoken three times.
Louise Oliver, Associated Retail Christmas Lunch
Dom managed to strike a wonderful balance of inclusivity and edginess with his material. Great audience interaction, mixed with classic, relevant stand-up material. With a sketchy brief, Dom picked out the key themes and elements to engage the audience perfectly. Highly recommended.Nov 18
Paul Chandler, Knauf
Dom listened to our requirements intently, showed great empathy and humour in our business, cracking jokes, just knew where to draw the line and keep us all laughing at our best annual gala dinner yet!
Amanda Pearn, Audley Court Ltd
Dominic Holland was absolutely fantastic and to quote our Technical Committee Chairman ‘was the best after dinner speaker we have had’ and we have had some very good ones from you. He is a credit to your organisation and we would highly recommend him. He had his audience worked out very quickly and kept their attention for the whole of his set, there were no private conversations going on whilst he was on stage! He also threw himself wholeheartedly into our raffle draw and made it very entertaining indeed with his quips regarding the gifts on offer – in particular the ‘teapot’ which was won by The Hit Man. July 2017
David Kennedy, Water jetting association
Dominic was a cut above the normal booking. He royally entertained the FBE audience but also was an absolute gentleman and added value around our VIP guests March 2018
Paul Gardner, Prescott Jones Insurance Brokers
I was impressed by the speaker who was very funny – it’s quite a challenge to generate so much laughter from such an eclectic audience March 2016
Client, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Dom was the perfect host – very funny, irreverent and a consummate professional. He kept the awards moving and the audience laughing. I would highly recommend him
Tom Riall, CEO, Priory Group
A very safe pair of hands, Dominic Holland clearly puts time in to understanding the event and the industry to find that perfect balance between relevance and irreverence. Most importantly, he makes people laugh and puts everyone at ease. Perfect for our inaugural Growth Investor Awards. Oct2017
Alex Evans, Intelligent Partnership
Dominic did a great job hosting our awards dinner. He had complete control of the room – not easy in Amsterdam on a Friday night – and ran the awards very smoothly and with lots of laughs. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Murray Pollok, KHL Group
Sparkling form at our lunch. That is the most I have ever laughed at a business do. Happy to thoroughly recommend Mr Holland to all and sundry.
Tim Charlesworth, Greenwich Knight
I can’t imagine engaging anyone else as helpful or easy to work with. Professional in every aspect of our dealings, he told us not to worry at the very start, and that’s how it was. Our event was such a great success and we were delighted.
Jan Szmigin, Editor, Leasing World
Dom was the perfect host for the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards – he had the whole room laughing. Dom’s preparation was thorough and his attention to detail was greatly received by all.
Keith Perry, Editor, Coventry Telegraph
Dom was such a pleasure to work with, taking the time to come to our office pre event to ensure he pitched the humour at the right level. This is the second time we have asked Dom to host our awards and im sure it wont be the last – he really brings our awards to life and we are very grateful. June 2015
Claire Adams, Association of Graduate Recruiters
Dominic came highly recommended by John Inverdale, so we knew we were in safe hands. Dominic spent time with me beforehand to understand the types of attendees, our Foundation and our event, the Andrew Reed Debate at the Guildhall, London. Consequently his after dinner session to an audience of celebrities, influential business men and women, and leaders in the area of education and child welfare was perfectly pitched. Dominic delivered the right balance of hilarious anecdotes whilst making it relevant to the event. He had the audience engaged from the outset and that spirit of conviviality continued throughout the evening.
Kathryn Bartram, Development & Marketing Director, Reed’s School
It’s embarrassing to get so much praise for our event when all you had to do was book Dominic Holland who was a consummate professional who worked the stand-up and awards so well. Feb 2015
Declan Bermingham, Regional Director Sales Operations, NeoPost
Dom had the audience in fits of laughter. He made the evening. You know it has gone well when your guests say that it was the “best ever” event because of the comedian. All I have to do now is try to top Dom’s performance at next year’s event. Thanks! Jan 2015
Will Hawkins, Managing Editor, ACR Journal & Heat Pumps Today
Dominic Holland spoke at our annual PFA awards. He was hilarious and brought the house down.
Gordon Taylor, Chairman, the Professional Footballers Association
…one of the best and funniest comedians we have had at our dinner. Oct 2014
Paul Nix, Lend Lease
You were the perfect act to finish a great day and we were still laughing at your jokes over dinner in the evening. A brilliant set and thanks so much! we will recommend you to any and every one that is looking for entertainment at their events.
COO, Causeway, The Millbank Tower
Dominic was absolutely brilliant. He stuck to the script (with some clever ad-libbing) and really did make everyone laugh. He clearly had tailored his set to the audience which was great! The client really liked him and thought he got the balance spot on. He was a true professional and I would not hesitate to work with him again.
Claire Zachar, Senior Account Manager, The Event Business for JAGUAR LANDROVER
It is fun working with Dominic Holland for so many years across multiple events. He is a Grand Master of Award Ceremonies – funny, talented, and always professional. Few comedians can get a laugh out of cleaning floors and leasehold enfranchisement, but no challenge is too great for Dom!
Nicolas Shulman, Publisher, News on the Block
Dominic went the extra mile to make our Awards Dinner the success it deserved to be! He made sure the audience were engaged, and achieved just the right balance in his delivery and material. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
I wanted to thank you for recommending the hilarious, entertaining and very professional Dominic Holland for our awards last night. His cabaret was excellent â€“ funny without being smutty or offensive and the reaction from the audience really was outstanding.
The Q Awards, Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London
Feedback from your hilarious performance was extremely positive. We would be delighted to welcome you back again at any number of our events.
Daily Mail and General Trust PLC
I think you could tell from the reaction you received that we were delighted with your performance last Friday evening. Many colleagues in the 600+ audience congratulated me on the choice of entertainment. Sharp, quick and clever. I think you caught the mood perfectly.
Deloitte Partners Dinner., The Great Room, Grosvenor House
Superb performance at the Nikon Press Awards. I am getting such good feedback from our guests â€“ we can be a cynical bunch, but you certainly won us over and it makes the organiserâ€™s life so much less stressful when the celebrity host is so professional.
The Nikon Press Awards, The Brewery, London
I so enjoyed your performance at the British Bakery Awards and particularly how you tailored your act to the audience so specifically. A lot of effort goes in to these evenings and having such a professional host is really essential, thank you.
To tell you how grateful I am for your help in organising Dominic Holland to attend our sales Conference. Dominic was a fantastic speaker and a joy to work with and we will certainly be using him again.
Uhlmann UK Limited
Thank you so much for your tremendous performance at our store managerâ€™s conference. Your speech was pitched perfectly and the feedback from all our delegates has been very positive indeed.
Waitrose, Celtic Manor Resort
Just a short note to say a very big thank you for making the Mazda Fleet Drive Dinner such a resounding success. The delegates were singing your praises the next day as the best speaker we have ever had.
Imagination Ltd, Mazda UK
Just a short letter to express our sincere thanks for your performance at our dinner last night. It was a huge success and delegates have already requested that we use you again and we hope you will agree.
Corals, St.David's Hotel, Cardiff
I couldn’t wait to express my appreciation for a wonderful two days of hosting and entertainment. Our audience absolutely loved you. Your humour was outstandingly clever, wonderfully funny and even got our audience thinking. The final after dinner speaker is so crucial and can often make or break an event and ours was perfect because we had such a professional speaker.
Iceland, Carden Park Hotel
On behalf of the two charities who benefitted from the evening, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Dominic Holland for being such a professional host. Quietening down a rowdy audience and then creating waves of hilarity is a real skill which Mr Holland delivers with aplomb.
Bankhall Investment Associates, The Great Room, Grosvenor House
Thank you for being such an excellent compere at our Pub Ops event. It was no mean feat to link the fun and serious parts of our event but you pulled it off brilliantly.
LexisNexis, The Landmark Hotel, London
I am writing to thank you for rounding off the evening so successfully.
Barring J. Minton and Associates
What a performance, thank you. You were as funny as you were professional. The evening was a great success and you canâ€™t ask for any more than that!
ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association), Annual Sales Conference
Excellent material, perfectly pitched, thoughtfully delivered. Dominic’s quick wit and engaging style ensured the evening was a complete success for members and guests alike.
Mark Bright, Chair, Association of Guernsey Bankers
We have used Dominic a number of times as our key “go to” After-Dinner speaker and host for various conferences and dinners. The audience has ranged from 300 Mortgage Advisers to 60+ Senior Wealth Managers\IFAs and Investment Fund Managers. These Events were held in the UK and abroad – St Moritz was memorable, as was Celtic Manor and Cardiff castle! Every time Dominic has delivered 100% and we would not hesitate in using him again and recommending him to others for a funny, interactive and safe evening of topical entertainment.
Andrew Bedford, UK Financial Services Distribution
The best host that we have ever had
MAZDA FLEET DINNER, The NEC Birmingham
You set the tone for the evening perfectly, and everyone loved how you made it very “Access”, hopefully you enjoyed the gig as much as everyone else did. After big events like this we survey our staff and 90% rated your set as excellent and I keep getting asked if you can come back next year!
THE ACCESS GROUP
absolutely fab and we have had some great feedback. You were a complete professional and were so easy to work with â€“ it really was a pleasure.
Belated huge thank yous for last week on HMS Belfast. The feedback we have received has been brilliant.
Dominic came and entertained 200 of our customers and staff at our annual conference. It was the perfect way to end the evening. His performance was brilliant, he captured the crowd with his first joke and all eyes were on him for the entire set. He had done his research into who he was talking too and laugh after laugh was had by all. I have received lots of praising emails for his performance since the event. I would highly recommend him â€“ Excellent stuff!
the audience perfectly – rare for 600 accoutancy partners to award an encore but this was well deserved.
Deloitte Partners Dinner, Grosvenor House
A superb entertainerâ€¦ you made our kick off dinner, the best ever, thank you
ICELAND, Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire
Fantastic to see a real professional at work. I very much doubt that over three hundred secretaries and administrators of the Royal College of Nursing have ever laughed so much. Thank you for making something so potentially dull, so brilliant.
The Royal College of Nursing
On behalf of the Lawyer and Centaur Events, I would like to thank you for your performance at the Gala Dinner of the Lawyer Legal Summit in Lisbon. Your expertise as a host commanded and kept the audience’s attention and ensured that the evening was a great success.
As you could tell from the audience’s response, you were superbly entertaining. Thank you once again for making it such a memorable occasion for all of our guests.
BOS Housing Finance Dinner, Warwick Castle
Dominic has worked with us a few times hosting awards events and each time is superb. Dominic gets corporate perfectly – his routines are well researched so the material is topical; and his interraction with our sponsors, finalists and winners is spot on. No hesitations in recommending Dominic as he is a polished, and very funny, host.
Michael, BPL Business Media 21 Jan 2013
Dominic was very funny and made an effort to include jokes relevant to the motor trade. The audience thoroughly enjoyed Dominic and appreciated the topicality of his jokes.
Curtis, Motor Trader Magazine
Dominic did a great job for us. A difficult, late night after dinner slot was overcome with some great observational humour. I will never forget Dominic’s interpretation of a BS7671 wiring installation – he had the electrical contractors in hysterics. Are we really that dull Dominic? Joking aside, would not hesitate to use Dominic again!
Dominic did a great job. He achieved the combination we needed of funny, considered in terms of the business audience, and consistent in his style. He wanted to change the format and I am pleased to say we were able to accommodate that. It would have helped if we had known before 4 o’clock, but that’s fine! He also didn’t blanche at the news that we might incur some sort of protest. It didn’t happen, but he was totally professional about the fact it might.
Lisa, Chartered Institute Of Marketing
Your expertise as a host ensured that the show ran extremely smoothly and made the evening a great success. We have received very positive comments about the ceremony. Our clients and guests enjoyed the event tremendously
Natasha, Centaur Media Plc
Collectively, we were very happy with Dominic, and thought it was pitched just right for a very diverse audience.
Association Of Independent Electrical Wholesalers
The audience really enjoyed Dominic’s act, and got through the awards ahead of schedule, which was great.
The Institute Of Sales Promotion
His material for stand up was excellent, really funny.
Natasha, Athene Publishing Limited
Dominic was fantastic, especially as our room was a very difficult one, would definately not hesitate to book him again.
Paula, Airsys Communications
All the staff loved his stand up and compering. We would not hesitate to book him again.
Absolutely brilliant, his performance was top class. He was funny and compered the evening superbly
British Energy Group
On behalf of Accessible Retail, we would like to thank you for your fantastic performance at the 2013 Christmas Lunch. From experience, we know how difficult it can be for comedians to control an audience in excess of 1,000 people, particularly without a warm up act, but you did it with aplomb! Your performance was flawless and we were particularly pleased with the way you judged, interacted and tailored your act to the audience. Clever, funny and engaging but without causing offence â€“ a very difficult balance to achieve. Well done
We so enjoyed having Dom speak at our company conference, we decided to ask him back! As the compere at our annual Awards ceremony, Dom was hilarious, had real enthusiasm and energy, struck a great balance of laughter and respect for the audience and had great relevance with stories about his sons success. I’d definitely recommend him!