Are you looking for a compere or host for your next event?

If so, then look no further!

David McNeill is one of Cumbria’s most popular hosts and has a reputation for making audiences feel relaxed. His warm personality and great sense of humour has entertained thousands of people and raised many thousands of pounds for good causes.

To discuss your next event just give us a call or drop an email to the StagedRight office


Key Events Include…

Compere: Story Homes Business Awards 2013 to 2019

Host: Carlisle Sports Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Compere: Enchanted Wedding Show 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Stobart Fest

Enchanted 2016 (16 of 88)







Carlisle’s Christmas Wonderland

Paint the Town Red – Host, Workington Town Centre

West Cumbria School Olympics – Host

One Big Day – Launch Host, The Lanes Shopping Centre

Cumbria Poppy Appeal Launch & Event Manager – Royal British Legion/The Lanes

Back To School TV Campaign – Children’s Director, The Lanes Shopping Centre

Creative Director: Liverpool ONE Christmas Lighting & Sound Show

Launch of 2014 and 2015 Cumbria Poppy Appeal – Royal British Legion

Lanes Shopping Centre 21st & 30th Birthday Parties

Stobart Truck Fest 2013/2015 (with Channel 5) – Host


Some of the kind comments we have received…..

Story Homes Awards 2018 – Host and Event Manager

“Hi David, just dropping you a quick note to say a huge thank you on behalf of everybody at Story Homes for your help in organising our STAR Awards and also for compering on the night.  As per usual, you did a brilliant job – everybody appears to have had a great night with only positive responses” Fred Story: Chief Exec/Chairman


Story Homes Awards 2017 – Host and Event Manager

“Yet again you bettered the previous year!

You did an incredible job once again and I can’t thank you enough for your contribution in making the event such a success. The work and effort you put in was fantastic.” Steve Errington: Chief Executive


Carlisle Sports Awards 2016

Thank you for presenting our awards in such a lively and humorous way!
The evening went very well and your help was much appreciated.

Story Homes’ STAR Awards Evening, 2016 – Host & Event Manager

“Thank you David for another fantastic evening. Our biggest and best yet”

Cumbria Poppy Appeal Launch 2015

“What a wonderful launch and certainly the highest profile we have”

“Thank you David for making this event happen”

Carlisle Sports Awards 2015

“Yet another triumph. You certainly know how to host major awards evenings”

Story Homes’ STAR Awards Evening, 2015 – Host & Event Manager

“We made it three in a row David – our third Awards evening was another success.  Many thanks again for being part of the organising team and for hosting the evening.  As we’ve said on numerous occasions, we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to other potential clients”

Carlisle Sports Awards, 2014 – Writer & Host

Our annual sports awards evening went off brilliantly yet again thanks to David providing the humorous link between winners, guests and sponsors.

Story Homes’ STAR Awards Evening, 2014 – Host & Event Manager

“Many thanks again David for another fantastic STAR Awards evening.  Although we thought it would be difficult to top our inaugural event, feedback received to date suggests that we have, which is great.  As usual, your event management help and support in the lead up to the evening were second to none, as were your compering services on the night.  Many thanks for another truly memorable event.”                   Avril Masterton, PA to Fred Story

Carlisle Sports Awards, 2013 – Writer & Host

“Another successful evening for our awards presentations, thanks to David making the evening so lively and humorous.” Jim Crowe, Chairman

Story Homes’ STAR Awards Evening, 2013 – Host & Event Manager

“Well, what can we say David apart from many thanks for helping us make our inaugural STAR Awards a great success.  All feedback received to date has been extremely positive with numerous complementary comments about the organisation of the event and of-course your compering services which were absolutely fantastic and thankfully all jokes were very well received!  It sounds like we’ll be repeating it next year and will be giving you a call!” Avril Masterton, PA to Chairman

Carlisle Sports Awards, 2012 – Writer & Host

“We moved to a new venue and our host David made it a night to remember with his humorous script and knowledge of our guests”. Jim Crowe, Awards Chairman

Carlisle Sports Awards, 2011 – Writer & Host

“David was asked to host our first ever Sports Awards and proved an excellent choice, running smoothly through the awards and adding humour to lighten the evening”.    Jim Crowe, Organiser

Story Group 25th Anniversary Fun Day 2012 – Host & Event Manager

“On behalf of everybody at STORY, a huge thank you for helping us to organise a very successful fun day to celebrate our 25th anniversary – you even organised for the sun to shine which was an added bonus!  Your unfailing attention to detail, contingency plans to deal with every eventuality and patience in dealing with numerous changes (some of them late in the day) were really appreciated.  Several guests commented on how well the event was organised and managed so many thanks for being part of the team.” Fred Story

Other events include:-

Hospice at Home – Colour Run Host

Eden Valley Hospice – Marketing Seminar

Carlisle Samaritans – Auctioneer

Cumbria Business Awards- Host & Event Manager

Cumbria Education Awards – Host & Event Manager

Cumbria Food Awards – Host & Event Manager

Dumfries & Galloway NHS Awards – Event Manager

Cumbria NHS Awards – Host & Event Manager

East Lancs NHS Awards – Host & Event Manager

Carlisle Racecourse – TV Presenter/Compere

BBC Radio Cumbria ‘Christmas with David’ – Presenter

Celebrity Dine & Dance (Eden Valley Hospice) – Host

BBC Children In Need Stage Show – Host Penrith & Cockermouth

Last Night of the Proms (Manchester Camerata) – Host

X Factor Summer Concert (Olly Murs, Jamie Afro, Jedward) – Host

Jockey Club Summer Concert (Madness) – Host

Jockey Club Summer Concert (Jessie J) – Host

Race for Life – Host

Pop2the Park (Daniel Beddingfield, Girls Aloud, Lemar) – Host

Carlisle Christmas Lights x 15 years – Host & Event Manager

Workington Christmas Lights x 10 years – Host & Event Manager

Stobart Factor (Brendan Cole) – Host

Other events, clients and celebrity work includes:

Christine & Neil Hamilton

David Dickinson

Bruce Jones

Helen Flannigan

Liz Dawn

House of Fraser

ITV Border

Marks & Spencer

Allerdale Borough Council

Ambassador Theatre Group

Carlisle Leisure

Workington Town Council

Eden Valley Hospice