Martin Roberts in one of the UK’s more respected Property, Travel and Lifestyle TV presenters and journalists. For over 16 years he has presented the popular weekday property auction show “Homes under the Hammer” on BBC1, now in its 23rd series. He has also regularly appeared on BBC Radio, ITV, CNN and Sky
Martin Roberts in one of the UK’s more respected Property, Travel and Lifestyle TV presenters and journalists. For over 16 years he has presented the popular weekday property auction show “Homes under the Hammer” on BBC1, now in its 23rd series. He has also regularly appeared on BBC Radio, ITV, CNN and Sky.
His speaking skills & corporate engagement abilities include the following:
1. Charity Auctioneer
Martin has been a very well loved and successful auctioneer at various charity and fundraising events, having beaten time and time again, the charity’s own fundraising targets and expectations.
Charities that he has worked for include: Make a Wish, Born Free Foundation, NSPCC, Animals Asia, The Willow Foundation, Bristol Children’s Hospital, Marie Curie Care, Children’s Hospice South West and the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal.
2. Corporate Host / Compere
Martin has worked alongside numerous organisations to host or compere specific events. From the National Landlords’ Association conference and the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce awards, to the Staffordshire Women’s Institute and Institute of Travel and Tourism AGMs.
For the last two years, Martin has also acted as event host and compere for ‘Strictly Fun Dancing’ in aid of Weston Hospice Care.
He is comfortable working to a script or ‘ad lib’ and can interview anyone from members of the public to CEOs’. His relaxed style and friendly approach puts all at their ease and brings the best out of any interviewee.
3. Guest / After Dinner Speaker
Martin has appeared as a guest speaker at various corporate conferences and events, entertaining the audience with presentations about the state of the property market, advice on buying property at auction or anecdotes from his time on ‘Homes under the Hammer’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here’.
4. Expert / Celebrity Lecturer
Martin has been a guest lecturer on P&O and SAGA cruise ships, recording high customer feedback ratings. Other cruise ship engagements are in the pipeline.
5. Expert Interviewee
Martin is often invited to appear on news based television and radio shows, to provide expert comment or opinion on current property stories. This includes local and national BBC TV, ITV, Channel 5 and SKY, as well as other radio, newspapers, magazines and on-line platforms.
He is the author of the best-selling Teach Yourself guide ‘Making Money from Property’ and ’The Property Auction Guide’ and presents property training workshops around the UK.
He is also the author of the children’s book series ‘Herman and the Magical bus visit The Villes’. ‘Sadsville’ has been written especially to support the work of the NSPCC and Childline and the launch of the Martin Roberts Foundation in 2018 was created to support this first project, in which Martin has promised to give a free copy of the book to every 8-9 year old child in the UK (Year 4).
Martin Roberts has delighted numerous corporate clients with his presenting and compering skills. From creating inspiring promotional and informational videos, to hosting annual conferences and seminars and after dinner speaking. He captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and subjects covered can range from up to the minute property market analysis to humorous ‘behind the scenes’ anecdotes. Feedback includes:
“Thank you again for the excellent job you did in moderating this event and indeed helping make it the best yet – ‘excellent’ was also how the vast majority of the delegates rated you on their feed-back forms. You did a great job linking all the presentations using both gravitas and humour. You also got the panel session buzzing which I suspect we could have run for another hour without losing the momentum. I look forward to working with you next year” David Hewett, Chief Executive ARMA
“Your recent presentation on the current state of the UK property market to the lawyers, barristers and judges attending our annual conference was extremely well received. You struck the perfect balance between up to date information and analysis, and a light hearted overview of the situation as you see it ‘at the coalface’.
I have heard nothing but positive comments in the days following you’re appearance.” Graham Sellers, Barrister & Event Organiser, Atlantic Chambers
“I would like to extend our most grateful thanks to you for being the auctioneer at our Summer Ball held at Blenheim Palace last weekend. It was a wonderful evening and I am delighted to tell you we raised over £100,000. We could not have done this with out your skills, so thank you so much!”Laura Coates, Events & Major Gifts Officer, Make A Wish Foundation
“Martin recently hosted the Thames Hospicecare Summer Charity Ball. He was also our fantastic Auctioneer for the night and managed to raise a huge amount of money for us through his charm and technique!! … This was largely down to Martin by doing such a fantastic job on the auction! He is a very charming, warm person, who was so keen to help us, and his presence at the event made it all the more special.” Claire Sugg, Community & Events Fundraiser