After starting his working life as an actor in BBC drama Byker Grove alongside Ant and Dec, Caspar studied economics at Cambridge before making the momentous decision to move to Las Vegas and become a professional poker player. Now a veteran of over 2,000 speeches in 30 countries, Caspar uses this unique experiences to deliver challenging messages about risk-taking and decision-making to maximize returns in an increasingly uncertain world.
Professional poker player and entrepreneur, Caspar Berry’s take on business is unique, insightful and refreshing. His eye-opening comparisons between playing cards and running a business incorporate innovating, risk-taking, communicating, and decision-making. His keynotes deliver a unique, insightful and refreshing take on business.
Casper’s career in the spotlight began as the lead character in the first BBC 1 series of Byker Grove, alongside TV presenters Ant and Dec.
After graduating from Cambridge with an Economics and Anthropology degree, Caspar had his first screenplay produced by Film4, and by the age of 23 he was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star. The bright lights called, but movies were not his focus – at the age of 25, Caspar made the life-changing decision to move to Las Vegas and become a professional poker player for three years, pitting his wits against the top players on the circuit.
Caspar returned to the UK to co-found Twenty First Century Media which became the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England. As a fully-fledged businessman with access to tales and experience from life at the poker table and on TV, Caspar began inspiring companies with his acumen and charm, as a keynote speaker.
He also expounds his wisdom on TV, as presenter of Poker Night Live, voted Britain’s best poker show; and Sky Poker, the country’s premier nightly poker show. Caspar's most recent film credit was as the poker adviser on the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
In the last 14 years Caspar has delivered over 2,000 speeches and training sessions in more than 30 countries for nearly 500 organisations including the biggest companies in the world.
Caspar takes a fresh look at the way organisations take decisions and communicate so that they can achieve a competitive edge. He emphasises that breaking patterns and changing behaviours is key to motivating teams in the most challenging and productive ways.
He uses the metaphor of poker as a vehicle to communicate universally resonant messages around the need for individuals and companies to take risk and seize opportunities. Audiences leave informed, inspired and empowered to take better decisions to achieve their objectives and goals.