Craig is a former Olympic Gymnast who made history at the 1998 Commonwealth Games by captaining the English men’s team to their first ever Commonwealth Games Gold medal and again four years later at the Manchester 2002 games.
Having appeared as a mystery guest on “they think it’s all over”, done backflips for Kylie Minogue and a judge alongside Nadia Comaneci on the BBC1’s celebrity gymnastics tv show “Tumble”, he has lots of stories to tell.
Starting out life on a dairy farm in Lancashire seems a million miles away from competing in at an Olympic Games, however Craig believes the work ethic instilled on his parent’s farm gave him an instant advantage over his sporting rivals and why he was the only male gymnast to represent Great Britain at the 2000 Olympic Games, where he hit his Personal Best score.
As a kid growing up in a “not so cool sport” built his resilience and his “dare to be different” “run your own race” attitude. Qualities he believes are needed for success in sport, business and a happy life.
Wanting to prove the skill set from elite sport is the same as in business, Craig is a real entrepreneur with several businesses to his name. His most recent and biggest project so far was setting up a “not for profit” Gymnastics and activity centre. Due to the same planning and skillset he adopted to his training the business pretty much broke even in the first month and has gone from a handful of staff at opening to around thirty, whilst surviving the pandemic and becoming a real part of the local community.
You might also here Craig’s dulcet tones on the tv as he covers European, World, Commonwealth and Olympic Games for the BBC.
Craig is an upbeat, interactive, engaging presenter with a humorous delivery style while touching on some great tips for success.