Renowned Northern Irish keynote speaker, broadcaster, and event compere David Meade has been awarded the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence (PSAE), a highly coveted speaking and hosting award.

With a distinguished career as a sought-after presenter working with world-class brands, across the US, UK, and Europe, David was awarded the accolade in November 2023 by the Professional Speaking Association, the membership body for speakers and event hosts in the UK.

The PSAE is the association’s highest award and is the only available accolade in the world for those on the speaking circuit that does not accept nominations.

Instead, it is voted for by previous winners in a secret voting process, meaning the County Down broadcaster and event host has earned the recognition of his predecessors and peers across the industry.

The PSAE is considered the UK equivalent of the CPAE’s Speaker Hall of Fame accolade, a US lifetime recognition award that honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.

“To receive the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence is one of the greatest honors of my career. I have had the opportunity to work for some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations, traveling the globe and delivering live events on stage to thousands of people. I am thrilled to have caught the attention of the PSA and to receive this prestigious award," said David Meade.

From County Down, Northern Ireland, David is a celebrated presenter, broadcaster, and motivational speaker who has built a strong portfolio of work across the US in recent years, delivering events in Miami, Orlando, New York City, Philadelphia, and Austin.

In the UK, he has delivered countless successful BBC One TV projects and found success in his work as a mentalist, delivering live tours on the road as Northern Ireland’s master of illusion.

With over 16 years of experience delivering corporate events, David is known for his electrifying on-stage presence, captivating delivery, and unique ability to force audiences to think critically about the challenges surrounding them while delivering valuable lessons in leadership, organizational culture, and performance.

Based in Holywood, County Down, David diversified his business to deliver hybrid and virtual sessions and team-building events during the pandemic, running over 250 virtual events for clients such as Vodafone, Deloitte, Astra Zeneca, and EY.

Alongside his international keynote career, David runs Lightbulb Teams with his ex-wife, Elaine.  A philanthropic team-building business, Lightbulb allows organizations to build life-changing prosthetic hands and water filters that are donated all across the world.

David Meade is a world-class international corporate keynote speaker, performer, and TV personality with a renowned reputation for helping organizations work more effectively. Find out more information on his website or check him out on Instagram, X. and LinkedIn