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Corporate Magician


Magician for Corporate Events

The role of Corporate Magician encompasses a huge variety of roles, venues, situations and requirements and I've chosen to specialise in corporate magician work because it is both very demanding and very rewarding.

The main challenge as a corporate magician is the constant development and delivery of new and original ideas and effects, to keep the magic fresh and compelling. Great new ideas and tricks allow me to continually baffle, bewilder and entertain many, many people.

"We all had an absolute blast yesterday and you were the talk of the evening and now all I’ve heard this morning is “he was amazing, how did he do that?” – so thank you for making the event extra special."



My experience as a coporate magician

I'm very proud of my reputation as one of the UK’s leading corporate magicians, a reputation I have successfully built over many years.

The absolute highlight of my career so far was in the Summer of 2006 when I had the honour of performing at Buckingham Palace for the Queens 80th birthday celebrations.

That aside, I've a satisfied clients list that reads like a Who’s Who of Business, including:

• Accenture • Affinion International • Allen & Heath • Alliance & Leicester • Audi • B2B Communications • BAE Systems • B&Q • Barclays Bank • Bohle Ltd • Bona Sera (Istanbul, Turkey) • Braemar Seascope • British Army • British Home Stores • British Institute of Technology & E-commerce • Burton Menswear • Butlins • Cadogen • Canary Wharf Shopping Centre • Carlson Wagonlit • David Lloyd • e-Market2 • Estιe Lauder • Fountain Court Chambers • Kleeneze Europe • Land Rover • • London 2012 British Olympic Committee • Mines & Money Awards • O2 • Porsche • Pret a Manger • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Royal Air Force • Royal Navy • Sabre Europe • Sainsbury's • Southampton Airport • The Annual Rail awards • Unleashed PR • Utell Hotels and Resorts • Wallop Defence Systems • Warner Holidays



"David was really professional. We had many overseas customers there, as well as members of our trade press, and everyone was delighted with his act - each table gave him applause as he went round to them. I found the magic amazing - he's very skilful! I'd definitely recommend him!."

Corporate Entertainment

Trying to impress a new client? Looking to entertain an existing client or to impress an overseas one? Hoping to gain the approval of a potential investor? Just wanting a relaxing time after a long seminar?

Whatever your hospitality plans, why not include a touch of intimate, very special magical entertainment? Very often, I'm asked to perform as a table magician, enthralling guests (between courses if that suits you best) with a subtle blend of humour and close up magic.

Over the years, I've undertaken corporate entertainment for many of the UK's largest blue chip companies – performing magic in so many different environments, ranging from a handful of guests seated at a private dining table to being in front of thousands of guests at a banquet in the Grand Hall at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London.

If you'd like to discuss your requirements, please do get in touch. I promise you and your clients an unforgettable evening.



Product Launches, Trade Shows and Crowd Gatherings

If you're launching a new product and you're looking for something completely different, why not try a bit of magic?

A magician's skills are always guaranteed to gather a crowd – whether that be around your product, outside your shop or at your trade show. It also works remarkably well by providing a subtle, 'ambient' entertainment around your showroom for a new launch.

I've used my magician's skills in this way for companies such as O2, Audi, Land Rover, The Mall of the Emirates - Dubai, Alliance & Leicester, British Home Stores, Burton Menswear, Sainsbury's, Canary Wharf Shopping Centre and many more.

"We have used Dave and the team he had with him for the last couple years at our annual Awards night and he has been fabulous!

We have around 500 staff attend and everyone that saw them thought they were great, hence the reason we bring them back each year!

I would definitely recommend Dave to any function you have!"



Awards Ceremonies,  Annual Dinners, Summer Balls, Charity Balls and Christmas Parties

Staff Christmas Party? Annual Award Ceremony? Summer Ball?

Every business will at some time need to host a prestigious function. The Champagne reception and 3-course meal, guest speaker, awards and speeches…

… but why not 'break the mould' and surprise everyone with a really special and very different evening? That's exactly what will happen with my close up magic show. Your staff or guests will remember and talk about the event for months afterwards.

I'll mix and mingle with your guests during the reception drinks, breaking the ice and setting the mood for the evening. There are always plenty of 'wows' and laughter. Then, between courses at dinner, I'll visit each table and perform a 'personal' close up magic show, using sleight of hand, very clever pick-pocketing and some Derron Brown style mind reading.

Please see Close Up Magician for more information on this kind of entertainment


"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your performance at our charity ball on Saturday. All of our guests have commented on how brilliant you were and I can assure you, you were the sole topic of conversation at the breakfast tables in the hotel on Sunday morning!"


Open Days and Opening Ceremonies

Making sure your company day is one to remember can be beneficial in so many ways, whether to impress clients, visitors or staff family members.

Whatever the location - grounds, office, shop floor or warehouse, my skills as a wandering or strolling magician will come in to play. I will mix and mingle effortlessly with your guests, delighting and entertaining them wherever they are.

I've performed magic at airport lounge openings, performed on shop floors, toured call centres and even performed in the cramped conditions of a Royal Navy ship's engine room!

I can even build your "corporate message" into the performance, or introduce your products as part of the magic show.

Bohle hails open day as a 'magic event'

As with any good magic show, audience participation is the key to a spectacular performance and this was certainly the case at Bohle's latest customer open day, seeing the company conjure up another array of exciting activities and demonstrations to mesmerize even the most sceptical of minds.

Spellbinding the visitors was clearly the order of the day with guests entertained by the extraordinary skills of close-up magician David Bonsall whose skills 'wowed' his captive audience.  With perfect sleight of hand Bohle showcased its wide and extensive range of.....

 - Extract from Glass and Glazier Magazine


"Many thanks again for a superb evening of magic – I know you wowed a load of people and I’m extremely grateful. My boss declared the evening a great success so many thanks for your part in making that happen."


Need more than one Corporate Magician?

Some events are so big, they exceed the capacity of one magician on his own!

Generally speaking, one magician can entertain around 10 tables or 100  guests in about 2-3 hours.

Although I work mainly in Central London, I regularly entertain further afield in locations such as Birmingham, Oxford, Northampton, Portsmouth, Southampton and as far away as Scotland and internationally when required. Some of the venues I have performed in as a corporate magician include:

• Arusha Hotel, Tanzania • BAFTA, Piccadilly • Blenheim Palace • Grosvenor House Hotel, London • Hilton Metropole, London • House of Lords • Inner Temple Hall, Temple • Kempinski 5* Hotel, Dubai • Langham Hotel, London • No5 Cavendish, London • Novotel London West • Parker Macmillans, London • Rembrandt Hotel, London • Revolution Bar, Soho • Riverbank Park Plaza, London • Ruby Blue Bar, Leicester Square • Savoy Hotel, London • The Blue Pumpkin, London • The Botanist on the Green, Kew • The Brewery, London • The De Vere Belfry, Sutton Coldfield • The Eve Club, London • The Hurlingham Club, London • The Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Norfolk • The London Darbar, Essex • The Mall of the Emirates, Dubai • The Park Lane Hilton, London • The Press House, London • The RAC Club, Pall Mall • The Rocket Complex, London • The Royal Horseguards, Whitehall • The Venue, Birmingham • The Volt, London • Vinopolis, London • Woburn Abbey

Table Magician


"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing entertainment on Saturday night... every single person there said how much they enjoyed it (a few of them couldn't talk on Sunday morning because they were still laughing so much!), and I know you will be a talking point for ages!"


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