Jamie Baulch is best known as a British sprint athlete and television presenter. He won the 400 metres gold medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. As a member of the British 4 x 400 metres quartet that comprised Iwan Thomas, Roger Black, and Mark Richardson, he won a gold medal at the 1997 World Championships, and silver at the 1996 Olympic Games. He represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games, at which he won an individual silver and a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay. Jamie was a big personality among the British athletics team and was instantly recognised by his peroxide dreadlocks. His distinctive appearance led to a promotional campaign with Vidal Sassoon.
Jamie has a wide range of experience as a presenter, guest, and contestant on TV and radio. Jamie starred in the BBC One show Super Stars and was a contestant on Sky One’s Cirque de Celebrité. He has also appeared on A Question of Sport, Dancing on Ice, and Celebrity Mastermind.
In 2014, BBC One Wales produced a documentary, Looking for My Birth Mum, surrounding the search for his birth mother that went on to win the BAFTA Award for Single Documentary in 2015. Following the success of the programme, the BBC commissioned a follow-up documentary Jamie Baulch: The Search for My Birth Dad which aired in August 2016.
Drawing on Jamie’s wealth of experience as a presenter and his expertise surrounding all things athletics, he secured a role as a columnist for the Western Mail and has also been a broadcaster for Red Dragon FM in south Wales.
After his retirement from athletics in 2005, Baulch set up several different businesses including a sports management company Definitive that manages sports personalities Shane Williams, Dai Greene, and Tasha Danvers. He also owns a sports memorabilia company, Authentic Sports, and the Jamie Baulch Academy, which sends sports personalities into schools to encourage children to become more involved in sports. He also owns a sports silent auction company, Bid-In, and the PR company Call Bruce that merges companies and brands with celebrities to endorse products or brands.
Jamie’s own personal story is one of true mental strength and determination to succeed. The father of two is based in Cardiff with his partner, Cheryl, and he continues to be a popular and respected voice in the world of athletics.
He is an ambassador for Barnardo’s and Cancer Research Wales as part of his commitment to support charities.
Jamie’s success as a former World Champion and Olympic medallist guarantees inspirational anecdotes and stories of how pure determination and dedication can achieve lasting success.
Combined with Jamie’s skills as a speaker and entertainer – his humorous and approachable personality always coming to the fore – these qualities ensure that he is able to invoke his wealth of experience to convey your message in front of any kind of audience.