MC/Compere Work – Chris Benson

MC/Compere Work – Chris Benson

If you’re looking for an MC/Compere for an event, please get in touch at, I’d love to hear from you. You can find details of my experience and also a contact form below.



MC and Compere of Events since 2009




Testimony from Freebird Events

“Freebird Events have been working with Chris at all our Triathlon events since 2015 and the difference he has made has been quite remarkable. From the moment he arrives, until the end of the event Chris’s professionalism shines through. He moulds straight in with the team seamlessly and is always ready to tackle whatever we throw at him. Chris entertains the crowd effortlessly with engaging interviews, information updates and his own bubbly banter, flowing from one to the other with ease. How he manages to remain so enthusiastic and chatty for the whole day I just don’t know. Nothing seems to throw him and I cannot every imagine not having Chris there at our events.

If you need to move your event up a level, you need to have Chris there with you. Only don’t try to book him when any of our events are happening because we want him first.”

Peter Mathieson


Freebird Events Ltd

Organisers of:

Triathlon England National Triathlon Championships

Sundowner Triathlon

Dirty Hero OCR


Armytage Arms Quiz Night – Thursdays from 9pm

57 appearances up to/including May 4th 2017.


The Armytage Arms is at Brighouse – and quite simply, it’s the best quiz around!  Come and see for yourselves!  There is a six round quiz, and if that’s not enough, there’s ‘Higher or Lower’ and also ‘Open the Box’, where each week, a number of keys are hidden in a bag… pick the right key and you could win the jackpot!  The attendance has gone from strength to strength since I started hosting the quiz, regularly attracting 10+ teams each week.





Step Up Bradford

Haworth Food Festival




Step Up Bradford (Bradford Council)

Bradford City Run (for Pennine Events)



Bradford City Park Opening (I was MC for the Bradford City Park Grand Opening in March 2012, in front of 10,000 people!)

Bradford Council Jubilee Event

Armed Forces Day for Bradford Council

Bradford Big Dance

Olympic Torch Relay Event (MC for Calderdale Council at Piece Hall in front of 3,000 people, June 2012)



Charity Fundraising Night for Christie’s (Tyldesley, Manchester)

Urban Festival (Bradford Council)

Reflections (Bradford Council)

Bradford City Run



Bradford City Run



‘Strictly Learn Dancing’ for St. Gemma’s Hospice.

Armed Forces Day in Bradford (for Bradford Council)

The JLL Property Triathlon North

The Salford Triathlon

Skyride (for Manchester City Council)

Sundowner Sprint Triathon (for Freebird Events)

Bradford City Run

Started hosting Tuesday quiz nights at The Hare and Hounds, Heaton, Bradford



Continued hosting Tuesday quiz nights at The Hare and Hounds, Heaton, Bradford

Started hosting Thursday quiz nights at The Armytage Arms, Brighouse

Skipton Triathon (for Freebird Events)










Chris was a fantastic host, kindly volunteering to be ‘Bruce’ at our Strictly Learn Dancing Finale. He had great interaction with the audience, kept the energy up throughout the night and was clearly at home with a microphone in his hand. We were all really impressed by how professional Chris was, and how smoothly he dealt with those inevitable last minute changes to the running order. His presenting style was spot on for a charity event; he was enthusiastic whilst also clearly expressing the importance of the money raised on the night! We’d definitely recommend Chris to others and hope to work with him again in the future!

Emily Clark
Fundraiser (Community and Events)
St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

Chris’s Showreel

You Tube Series – Benson

This is Episode 1, interviewing author Simon Hepworth.

This is Episode 6, Part 1 of my feature whilst MC at Bradford’s Armed Forces Day

This is Episode 7, Part 2 of my Armed Forces Day feature in Bradford

2015 JLL Property Triathlon North

Look out for me as MC in the video below (uploaded by Estates Gazette)

2014 Bradford City Run

(Thanks for Kimberley Stock for the video on You Tube, on this video I’m interviewing Nathaniel Stock after the race)

2012 Olympic Torch Relay – Piece Hall, Halifax

(Video by Lauren Highley on YouTube)


Chris Benson at St Gemma’s Hospice ‘Strictly Learn Dancing’ 2015.  Picture courtesy of LMX Creative 

Please contact me using the form below


2 thoughts on “MC/Compere Work – Chris Benson

  1. Please could you phone Hare & Hounds, Toller Lane on 01274 493074, your details must have been recorded incorrectly when you enquires before. Thanks in advance


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