About Me

Jason Gardener is one of the UK’s all time great sprinters. He achieved one of his ultimate ambitions at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games by winning Gold in the mens 4x100m relay. Earlier that year he became World Indoor Champion over 60m.

Winner of four European Indoor championship titles over 60 meters and a Commonwealth Games Champion for the 4x100m relay.

He is a member of the very select sub 10 second club for 100m with a personal best of 9.98 seconds and Captained the Great Britain & Northen Ireland Athletics team

Jason is well respected, articulate and educated and has a BSC Honours degree in Media and Sociology. He was awarded an MBE for services to athletics and has been made a Freeman of the city of Bath.

Personal Bests

Outdoor
100m – 9.98 seconds
4x100m – 37.73 European Record

Indoor
60m – 6.46 seconds
100m – 10.29 British Record

We recently invited Jason to host a media event on behalf of our client, Alfa Romeo, for the launch of the Special Edition Alfa MiTo Sprint. He interacted brilliantly with journalists and guests, both on and off the athletics track, delivering a first class sprint masterclass and press conference. His enthusiasm and professionalism played a key part in the success of the day. We are already planning how we can work with him again!

Jo Gawith Group Account Director - Performance PR


Clients

"The feedback from the team was one of shocked admiration and humble respect for an achievement. Your talk now creates some folklore that I can refer to at a point in time where the team moved forward under my Leadership”. 


Alistair How
, Managing Director, Bupa International

Jason’s speeches were phenomenally inspirational – I had feedback of goose bumps and tears! 
Philippa Rowley
, Business Design and Integration, Lloyds Banking Group

Jason’s style is warm, humorous and thoughtful and I would recommend him for any organisation looking to motivate their staff and build up leadership potential”
Jo Taylor, Channel Four Television corporation, Head of learning and 4 Talent

2012 was a record year for the Oakley business, in large part due to our Olympic athlete programme and brand activations on and off the field of play, for which Jason was a key contributor. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to potential clients in the sports business.
Tom Cartmale, Brand Director at Oakley

 'Jason proved to be the most inspirational speaker for our audience members. Completely natural and candid. We now have the difficult task of finding someone to “follow that”!'


Maria Moxham, 
Group Director of Corporate Services, 
Somer Housing Group

Jason plays an integral role in the execution of athlete relationships within the Olympic sphere for the brand, through his extensive knowledge and management of relationships, through agencies, athletes and National Governing Bodies.
Richard King, Head of Athlete Marketing at Red Bull

Our dealers were much moved by Jason’s speech and the session proved to be extremely motivational for them.


Damien Dally, 
Brand Communications Manager, Alfa Romeo

Jason’s passion and enthusiasm whilst telling his story about how he reached the pinnacle of his sport to become Olympic champion really engaged the aspiring Olympians and Paralympians at our National Talent Orientation Camp. His style and the way in which he contextualised his content had the audience totally engaged. They all went away totally inspired and committed to put into practise the advice he gave to them.
Steve Grainger, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust

Jason was very good company… Very relevant focussing on team work.
Phil Hitchcox,
 Director of Operations, Aviva UK

His contribution has been highly valued, not least the important role he played as a key member of the team that attracted 12 countries to hold Pre-Games Training Camps in our Sports Training Village.
Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at University of Bath

His enthusiasm and professionalism played a key part in the success of the day.”
Jo Gawith
, Group Account Director - Performance PR

We found it extremely inspirational and it was delivered in a very natural and honest manner. We were all very proud to have met such a talented award winning athlete.”
Lucy Heavens,
Marketing Manager, FISERV

Your journey is tremendously inspirational and your commitment and ruthless focus on your goal is impressive. I heard many comments and thoughts after your speech like; ‘Such an inspiration’, ‘Made me proud to be British’, ‘I want to be part of a team that creates possibility like that’ and ‘the commitment of someone training with Olympic weights with a broken wrist, shows how much he wanted that gold’….We all loved it. You made a massive difference to this team yesterday.
Jacqueline de Rojas, Vice President & General Manager. UK & Ireland

'Jason was a great speaker and perfect for our staff conference.  His story was inspiring, truthful and entertaining and gave a revealing and honest insight into the trials and tribulations of elite sport at the highest level.'


Guy Lavender, 
South West England Director for the 2012 Games

'Jason’s speech was engaging and entertaining and succeeded in captivating a large and lively audience.'


Pete Ambrose
, Marketing Services Manager British Olympics Association

'They were so grateful for his willingness to sign autographs and mix and mingle with all the guests!'


Lucy Milner
, Champions UK PLC

"The feedback from the team was one of shocked admiration and humble respect for an achievement. Your talk now creates some folklore that I can refer to at a point in time where the team moved forward under my Leadership”. 


Alistair How
, Managing Director, Bupa International

Your journey is tremendously inspirational and your commitment and ruthless focus on your goal is impressive. I heard many comments and thoughts after your speech like; ‘Such an inspiration’, ‘Made me proud to be British’, ‘I want to be part of a team that creates possibility like that’. We all loved it. You made a massive difference to this team yesterday.
Jacqueline de Rojas, Vice President & General Manager. UK & Ireland

Jason’s speeches were phenomenally inspirational – I had feedback of goose bumps and tears! 
Philippa Rowley
, Business Design and Integration, Lloyds Banking Group