His relaxed and confident manner added to his humour make him the ideal person to present any type of event.
Peter Martin is one half of Scotland’s top TV sports pundits, alongside Alan Rough, on Peter and Roughie’s football show on STV. He is also one of the most sought after hosts on the after dinner circuit in the country.
2015 has been a fantastic year for Peter. The award winning radio and television broadcaster runs a successful production company and is the anchorman for the six day, Peter and Roughie’s Football show.
The host of the annual PFA Scotland player of the year awards is in high demand with his ability to ad-lib at any ceremony, large or small, with a blend of humour that matches the occasion. Peter is a patron of St Margaret of Scotland hospice and his performance in front of the board of nuns and priests, differs greatly to an audience of hard drinking males attending one of his many sportsman’s dinners.
The former head of sport at Radio Clyde has a first class reputation over twenty years in broadcasting, as a journalist, host and football commentator. A Sony award winner as part of the Superscoreboard team and a New York radio awards gold medal winner for his commentary of James McFadden’s winning goal for Scotland against France in Paris in 2007.
Over the years he has interviewed many of the top footballers and managers in the beautiful game including Brian Clough, Martin O’Neill, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Henrik Larsson, Paul Gascoigne and the Brazilian world player of the year Ronaldo, to name but a few.
A columnist, writer, producer, presenter, commentator and host, Peter has worked for Scotland’s top commercial radio stations, Scottish Television, Sky Sports, Talksport and now PLZ media productions.
The high profile charity work he is involved in has brought him many admirers and his appearances as host at the Prince and Princess of Wales hospice and the Action for Children events have brought him the notoriety as the one of the top entertainers in the country.
He is a strong voice for Show racism the red card in Scotland and his tireless work in schools across the region has won him a new band of followers in the younger generation.
Peter is a superb host and all-round performer with a wit and charm that endears him to audiences young and old.
Peter has presented our Annual Player of the Year dinner for the last 8 years.
Our awards dinner itself is the most prestigious of its kind in Scotland attended by top football figures and other top celebrities. Peter handles that pressure with his experienced and professional presenting skills and quick wit. His relaxed and confident manner added to his humour make him the ideal person to present any type of event, from the fundraising events, where his auction skills are invaluable, to the biggest awards presentation in the country.
Fraser Wishart, Chief Executive
Peter Martin, as Patron of our Hospice, is a totally committed and extremely generous man, who gives so much of his time to helping us with our very demanding and challenging fundraising.
He is MC at most of our events, including our Sports Dinner and Annual Ball. Peter has a tremendous flair, with a very warm sense of humour which makes him the perfect host at any event.
Peter’s skill in fundraising through Charity auctions and raffles whilst causing much hilarity with the guests, but always getting people to engage with the atmosphere and spirit of the event. Peter has helped us to raise many thousands of pounds for the Hospice…..what a host he is!
There is only one way to describe Peter; and that is – if you are looking for an expert, this is your man.
Sister Rita MBE, Chief Executive – St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
Peter Martin has been hosting a number of Action for Children Scotland fundraising events since 2007 and he has undoubtedly added to their success.
Peter’s professionalism, sharp wit, charm and charisma easily engages audiences of all sizes from 70 to over 700.You get much more than a host with Peter as he is also an excellent auctioneer and interviewer.
At Action for Children Scotland’s Sports Dinner, he has interviewed sporting greats like Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe and Steve Davis and at our Never Mind the Business event he has worked alongside a number of performers like Clare Grogan, Boney M and The Bay City Rollers.
In addition to providing an all-round event host, Peter also takes the time to understand our work and his ultimate aim is to ensure as much money as possible is raised for some of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout Scotland.
Helen Quigley, Fundraising Manager – Action for Children Scotland
Peter Martin is the best MC in the business.
We have been fortunate that Peter has been the host for our functions for a number of years now but we always coordinate our dates to ensure his attendance.
Peter’s skills lie in his fantastic ad lib wit, his natural sense of humour and his ability to “play” a crowd – any crowd, I would suggest, sporting, business, any audience really. Our crowd love him and the feedback we get from them every year reflects this. Hence we get him again and again.
We have an auction of various items every year and Peter, without doubt, ensures the he gets the maximum money available but he does this in such a humourous, skilful way, it’s almost as though the audience want to give him, and therefore us, their money. He does this in such an expert way. From my discussions with speakers on the circuit, they all want to work with him. He really is so good.
I cannot speak highly enough of Peter Martin and would recommend him very, very highly to anyone. We have already booked him for next year.