I had the pleasure of meeting Greg at a business tradeshow, where he was the compere. His discernible warm nature, razor sharp humour and incredible presence was captivating, I instantly wanted to cast him in one of my productions. Thankfully the opportunity came before too long and I asked Greg to be in a vlog style promotional video for Cats Protection, October 2017.
Throughout the pre production phase Greg was extremely communicative, making my life as producer easy. Working with Greg on set was one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. He was charming to the client, lighthearted, hilarious, and always professional.
Greg takes direction extremely well and has an incredible talent for improvisation. The combination of his dry humour, genuine warmth and flawless performance has been commented on many times as making the video we created truly engaging.
I look forward to any opportunity to work with Greg again in the future.
Russell Stedman - Creative Producer
I met Greg at an Eastbourne Chambers event early on in 2016 and found Greg to be inspirational fellow with a BIG heart.
That same month my company was hosting a conference in Eastbourne and I'd asked Greg to attend as a guest which he graciously did.
The Eastbourne event materialised and I was short of a compere. Greg stepped in and took over the show without hesitation. It was a chance to ask someone that you've never heard speak before to be a compere for your first ever event in Eastbourne, but sometimes you just roll with it and this was one of those moments.
Greg entertained the guest’s whist being professional and fun and was able to put them at rest with joviality and laughs.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Greg for doing an amazing job in May 2016 and I'm looking forward to you being the "official" compere at our Net XP Sussex B2B Tradeshow at the East Sussex National event on the 16th March 2017.
Nothing could have been more perfect as everyone had a great time at the event, and Greg ensured that everyone got involved and had a great laugh.
In my line of work, I see a lot of comperes and event MCs hosting events and, to be honest, many of them are terrible.
In all my years as a speaker I’ve only come across one or two who have a natural talent for taking on the tricky and complex role of MC - and Greg Draven is one of them.
Balancing gravitas and professionalism with great charm, wit and stage presence, Greg makes it look effortless and easily carries an audience with him. When I saw him compere a business event in Eastbourne he ensured the crowd were relaxed but focused, and he kept their energy and enthusiasm going throughout the all-day event.
He was a pleasure to work with and I hope to do so again soon.
Greg is a first class MC who brings his personality to the fore to cater for the occasion.
Our event was a bit different... A Dog Jog and although I had never been to greyhound racing / dog running event, there was a definite hint of Formula One meets the Grand National about his performance!
Top Class and would recommend to other event organisers.
Dog Jog Event Co-ordinator
The very first time I saw Greg, I knew for a fact that I'd never met any like him before. His distinct appearance coupled with the incredibly positive aura he carries around makes him one of the most fascinating people I've come across in my life.
I worked with Greg on a short film. That's when I discovered the chameleon in him.
Greg has this unique ability to be insanely enthusiastic and cheerful on set, but when the camera's roll, he can transform into anything the role demands from him.
Blending effortlessly into a role is the mark of a skilled actor - It came as no surprise that in the end, viewers loved his character the most.
That particular film I directed him in is one of the best shooting experiences I've ever had and a lot of that credit goes to Greg's ability to keep the cast and crew smiling even at most tense moments.
Taking pictures with the crew on set and letting everyone know what a great job they're doing is not something you see most actors do. Greg isn't like most actors.
Working with him was a blissful experience, an experience I'd love to revisit some time soon.