Evening Compere – Chris Cowdrey
HQR London is delighted to welcome back Chris Cowdrey to host our 2023 event. Chris was introduced to the HQR contingent when he hosted the 2019 Ball and received much praise and positive feedback from those who attended.
A former British cricketer, Chris has established a career as a speaker and event compere since his retirement in early 1990’s; part of three generations of British cricketers, Cowdrey is one of the most well-respected acts currently working on the after dinner circuit.
As well as playing for Kent, Chris was also, albeit briefly, a captain of the England national team. He appeared in several ODI’s from 1984 until his departure from the team at the end of the 1980’s, including tours in India and the West Indies.
Chris Cowdrey is also a broadcaster and commentator for TalkSport and has been involved in several projects with Sky Sports in his time. He prides himself on a fast-moving efficient show and adds humour to any event.
Live Auctioneer – Adger Brown
After stepping in at short notice for HQR London last year, and now in his 30th year in show business, Adger Brown is a veteran on the after-dinner circuit. He is enjoyed for his auctioneering skills; where he is able to inject a sense of fun and friendly rivalry against bidding parties, whilst keeping the rest of the room entertained.
Adger will ensure that the bidding reaches its maximum level, not only assuring our charities of their greatest donations but also providing our guests with an exciting and entertaining section of the evening. We look forward to welcoming him back for 2023.
Live Band – Hand Fulla Soul
Hand Fulla Soul have been wowing crowds at corporate events since 2006 and are now established as one of the best party bands in London. With a vast repertoire of songs, ranging from classics to hip new tunes, as long as the tune has soul – Hand Fulla Soul will play it!
Their overriding quality of musicians and singers coupled with their non-compromising dedication to quality sound and performance have cemented them as HQR London’s band of choice for our Summer Ball with 2023 marking their 6th year entertaining our guests.