In the world of International Motor Racing, Perry McCarthy is known for his speed and humour. But he is also famous for his determination, opportunism and deal making abilities. His motto is "Whatever it takes"

Such was his intent that Perry worked on North Sea Oil Rigs for two years to fund the start of his journey to Grand Prix. Then as his progression upward through the ranks of international motor sport demanded more finance, instead of saying "this is impossible" he relentlessly sought the necessary sponsorship to make his dream of becoming a Grand Prix driver come true. There were many difficult times for Perry and his young family but he would not give up, either on or off the track, always finding a way to make things happen.

His attitude and his story have been inspirational. Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, said of McCarthy "I have constant admiration for how he turns a no hope situation in to some sort of triumph"

Perry is in high demand to give business and motivational speeches. He links his experience and passionate attitude, along with his behind the scenes knowledge of the Formula One world, to provide a highly entertaining and insightful platform tailored to support the client's key event messages.

Sample of Business and Motivational Speech Testimonials

Richard Farleigh. Investor and ex Dragons' Den

Perry is extremely bright and witty. He has two traits I admire: the ability to simplify complicated explanations; and the ability to make people laugh.

Damon Hill OBE. 1996 Formula One World Champion

I have constant admiration on how he turns a no hope situation in to some sort of triumph.

Johnny Bute. Mount Stuart

Perry McCarthy, race driver, author, raconteur and Business speaker are but a few of his skills - believe everything you hear about him, and more! Perry is a larger than life character who has proved time and again that life holds no fears for him. He tackles each new hurdle with his own unique blend of tenacity and irreverent humour. I think he should run for Prime Minister!

Jon Tracey. PR Director, ING F1 Sponsorship Programme

ING used Perry extensively during our inaugural year as a Formula One sponsor to help provide an insight for both our media guests and key clients. Perry's natural blend of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, coupled with humour and an engaging style enabled him to put complex subjects across easily and succinctly to a non-expert audience. He was a popular hit with clients and media, whether public speaking to large groups, or giving technical explanations on a one-on-one basis. Perry was subsequently adopted by other business areas within the ING group, such as ING Life Insurance Russia and ING Real Estate in Holland, to successfully promote individual events and campaigns.

Claire Burrows, Marketing Manager, De La Rue Identity Systems

Perry was superb speaker at our recent business conference and mixed the perfect dose of fast paced humour, interest, business messages and fun! The delegates loved it and bombarded him with over half an hour of questions during the open session at the we will top this for next year!

Jill Moir. Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited

Thank you so much for providing great entertainment and banter last week. We have had so many positive comments and feedback - the guys loved you!

Bill Lisle. Chief Executive Officer. AIA Berhad.

Just a short note to say thank you for being part of our kick off last week in Kuala Lumpur and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did having you there. You and the team really connected which they appreciated immensely as some visitors get put off a little by this kind of attention however I know you're not that shy!! Please keep in touch.

Pavilion Technologies

Perry was very well received by our audience. He did a great presentation that they could all relate to.

Phil Parker, Group Publishing Director, Auto Express & Evo

I have been delighted to work with Perry on a number of very high profile events for Auto Express magazine and he's always delivered the goods professionally and above all entertainingly, prepared to do that little bit extra to make things work. We'll be working together again soon and I look forward to it!

Juliet Jarvis, Director of RSM ref Automobili Lamborghini event

Thanks Perry: like all good men, you rose to the occasion on the night! A spot-on speech, beautifully crafted with just the right amount of humour. Not only did an international audience welcome having you there as 'anchor-man', but our client appreciated the way you understood the message they wanted to deliver, and integrated this with top audience entertainment. And from our point of view, you were a (diamond) pleasure to work with.

Hannah Mercer. Garmin

A successful radio day was held to promote the results of a Garmin survey which revealed the 'Top Ten Worst Roads in Britain'; the 'Top Ten Best Roads in Britain' and the 'Top Five Most Memorable Drives'; as well as geographic and demographic comparisons. 16 interviews with Perry took place, resulting in coverage on radio stations including BBC Scotland, BBC Cumbria, BBC Cambridge, BBC Oxford and BBC Suffolk.

Chequered Flag Magazine

Those that have seen him race know he is F1 material. His hunger is as great as Senna and Mansell's. F1 needs Perry as much as Perry needs F1.