Chris Preddie OBE

Chris stormed to first place in the Rise Slam championship (now SLAMbassadors UK) in 2006 and quickly became an established part of the national team, touring with SLAMbassadors UK several times over the intervening years.

He is a SLAMbassadors UK Poet Coach as well as running his own company Make Dreams Reality who lead motivational events in schools.

In 2011 Chris was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list for his work persuading young people to find alternatives to joining gangs. Chris is a compelling performer and a popular workshop leader who continues this charitable work across the UK.