Holding a dinner, event or conference and looking for a speaker? Peter Edge is an after-dinner speaker who’s different, funny, clean, and won’t charge the sort of fee that’s going to break the bank.
A professional speaker with a great reputation, Peter Edge has been an after dinner speaker for more than thirty years, and has worked with some of the best known sportspeople and comedy greats. Whatever the audience size and composition, whatever the venue, the outcome has always been the same – a great way to finish the night.
With an insight into the lighter side of policing the inner city, a particular slant on the North South divide and some irreverent views on modern organisations and management there’s something to appeal to everyone in one of Peter’s speeches.
Peter started his after dinner speaking career as the ‘Dental Jester’ at Liverpool University’s School of Dental Surgery, but turned his back on dentistry in favour of a career with Merseyside Police. Thirty years on and he’s collected a wealth of experience which he brings to bear on his unique style of delivery. From an ‘ I.T. Industry Insiders’ event at the Ivy Restaurant in London, to the annual Hawkeshead ‘Duck Supper’, Peter has travelled far and wide entertaining audiences from all walks of life.
Whilst much of his experience as a public speaker has been gained in rugby circles (Peter was player, coach and Chairman of his own rugby club – and then spent a number of years as a referee), he’s equally at home at professional dinners, awards functions and fundraising events. And just to add another string to his bow, he’s currently ‘treading the boards’ as a stand-up comedian .
Liverpool born and bred, Peter’s police career was spent in a variety of roles, both uniform and investigative. Vice, Drugs and CID – all the juicy bits! He’s appeared on the BBC ‘Crimewatch’ programme, spoken to international audiences on the subject of organised crime and spent the last two years of his service co-ordinating the operations around political party conferences on Merseyside.
Outside work, he’s acted as a script consultant on a film that went on to win awards at the Edinburgh film festival, done a stint as a university lecturer and walked up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for disadvantaged children. More recently he’s walked across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, not once but twice, and he’s going back for a third time in 2019!
A keen fell-walker, skier and cook, Peter describes himself as an occasional sailor, canoeist and unsuccessful kite surfer.